He Said She Said

I spent an hour or so at Urgent Care yesterday (not a big deal – just wanted to be reassured that my self care was OK and to get a tetanus booster.

While waiting I noticed a woman go in and out of the UC door a few times; she was wearing a Darth Vader smock.  Long gone are the days when everybody is required to wear white!  When it turned out that she was the nurse who was going to rewrap my hand and give me my shot, I was elated.  I told her how much I like her smock and she told me about her other Leia smock.  We traded our favorite quotes from Star Wars.  Since she is a Darth fan, hers is “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”   I like that one but I do gravitate to Yoda “ Do.  Or do not.  There is no try.”

On the way home I was thinking about this encounter (which was really the highlight of my day) and how many times I use quotes from my favorite movies.

  • “On the side.” When Harry Met Sally
  • “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.”  Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • “You know, assholes.” Blazing Saddles
  • “Candygram for Mongo.” Blazing Saddles (You’d be surprised how often you can make this work.)
  • “You overestimate both of us.” People Will Talk
  • “Snap out of it.” Moonstruck
  • “Be afraid. Be very afraid.”  The Fly
  • “There will be blood tonight.” Princess Bride
  • “We are men of action. Lies do not become us.”  Princess Bride  (Note: I say this to myself.  Not aloud.)
  • “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.” Princess Bride   (Again, never said outloud.  And I say it to myself with Mandy Patinkin’s accent.)
  • “Now they’re practical.” Romancing the Stone
  • “Not exactly firing on all thrusters.” Star Trek IV
  • “Fun fun fun til her/your daddy takes the T-Bird away.” (yes, I know this a song not a movie, but, what the heck, it’s my blog post…..)

Any quotes from movies (or tv or book or songs) that you find yourself using in every life?




90 thoughts on “He Said She Said”

      1. OK, here’s one from Jeff Bridges, his own words. Which I have never used, and will never: “Rock and Roll, phew.” Man, did he lose some street cred over that.

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    1. Big Leboski is another movie with a lot of good lines.

      We recently watched ‘Cruella’ and really enjoyed it. There’s some good dialogue in that one too.
      One character says to another, who says he had the situation under control, “Did you, really?” but you have to have the sarcasm in the voice as this one did.

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      1. I realized I’m biased as this is one of my favorite movies but this has really got to be one of the best movie scenes ever filmed. I read someplace that the woman who says the line “I’ll have what she’s having” is Rob Reiner’s mother. I don’t know if that’s true.

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      1. You already know the punchline, but…

        A man was out for a drive in the country. He was passing an orchard when he saw a farmer standing under one of the apple trees, holding one of his pigs up in the air. Curious, the driver stopped and got out to talk to the farmer.
        “What are you doing?” he asked the farmer.
        The farmer, who was holding the pig up so that he could reach the apples and who was surrounded by pigs awaiting their turn replied, “I’m feeding my pigs, obviously.”
        “Doesn’t that take a long time?” asked the man.
        “What’s time to a pig?”

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    1. “Tuesday,” is our most frequently used quote. It’s also the punchline from a joke often told by our late friend Jon. We use it whenever one of us has misheard something the other said, which happens more and more often these days.

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  1. “Run away, run away, run away!” from Monty Python and the Holy Grail… not to mention “I fart in your general direction.” (though here’s the entire quote: “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”

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  2. “Who? The mighty Diddley. The mighty Bo Diddley. The mighty, mighty lumberjack.” (Bo’s a Lumberjack)
    No, I don’t go round saying that. But every time I see a Fordson Major, the King of tractors, I say “The mighty Major. The mighty, mighty Major.” Moving to Spain, where we’ve only ever seen one Major (and then I was too taken aback to remember to say it), probably saved me from death by wife.

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      1. Really, if you think about it Fox News is just a parody of SNL news shows, especially the early Jane Curtain, Chevy Chase skits.

        Is that how it is supposed to work?

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    1. Little accident with some glass. I actually did it a few days back but decided that I should probably have a professional check on my self-care. Doctor said if I had come in right away I would not gotten stitches but he might have glued it. That’s not an option now but other than that he said it looks fine.Wrapped during the day for a couple of more days but just a loose Band-Aid at night now.

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  3. We reference a lot from Seinfeld, the TV show.
    “Was that wrong? Because if anybody had told me that was wrong…” George.

    And the Kramer sound with the hand wiggle “Ggggggggg”

    “He took it out. It. Out” Elaine

    “Oh, I knooooow!” Sybil from Fawlty Towers

    “A**hole!” said to other drivers by Kevin Kline in ‘A Fish called Wanda’

    There are lines from plays I’ve worked on:
    “What is this bulls**t with toast??” Spacing on the name of the show by Tom Stoppard… I’ll get it later.

    “I’m an old man and I need my soup!” Said when I’m hungry. From a really bad show you don’t want to remember. But that line made me laugh.

    “It’s a nice night for sleeping”. “Don’t I know it” A play called ‘The Diviners’ that was really good, but it’s dated and not done anymore. Kelly was in the production and said the ‘Don’t I know it’ line so it’s authentic.

    I know I’m forgetting some…
    Good question today!

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  4. I’m drivin’ a forty eight Cadillac with Thunderbird wings,
    Tellin’ you baby, it’s a runnin’ thing.
    “Ride onJosephine,” Bo Diddley.
    Just don’t ask me what make my van is….


  5. In terms of movie lines that I actually use in daily speech, a big one is “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Another, which people don’t understand is a quote from “Some Like It Hot” is “Nobody’s perfect.”

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  6. Mr Magorium has many of my favorites:
    “Lightbulbs die my sweet. I will depart”
    “Thirty seven seconds, well used, is a lifetime”
    “Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.”
    “We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy and bravery”

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