Film quote(s) that impressed the rest of your life

Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) in Mutiny on the Bounty:

“I hate failure.”

Bligh was supposed to be a mean son-of-a bitch British tyrant. but Trevor Howard was such a great actor he made Bligh almost sympathetic.

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My go to has always been,
“Could be worse. Could be raining…”
Young Frankenstein


“Umm, Juicy Fruit”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


I’ll break my own bloody rule …

Not a movie quote. In Catch-22, Captain Orr faked a series of crashes in order to escape to Sweden. This ties in with a Snoopy quote: “Nothing is too big or important that you can’t run away from.”

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Sweep the leg!

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“It just doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t matter.”


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On double check, it actually was “No problem is so big or so complicated that it can’t be run away from!” … and it’s from Linus.

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“I’ll be back.”
Said in my best Terminator voice :smiley:

This made me put my thinking cap on. There are so many coming back to me that have stuck with me. I will frequently repeat when the time is right …like any good parrot :wink:

“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.” - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

“I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” - Airplane

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” - Jaws

“Just keep swimming.” - Finding Nemo

“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." - The Godfather II

‘‘Stupid is as stupid does.’’ - Forrest Gump

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” - Gone with the Wind

“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” - Cool Hand Luke

and this one has crossed my lips so many times :smiley:

“Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” - All About Eve


All iconic, RKK!

Another that just popped into my head that I use every once in a while:
“You skin that one, Pilgrim, and I’ll get ya another”
Jeremiah Johnson

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“Our arrows will blot out the sun!!”

“…Then we’ll fight in the shade”


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“We’ve got to figure out how to make these things smaller!”

1941, as a Japanese soldier tried to wrestle a portable radio down a submarine

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I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll be glad to make an exception.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.

Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?

I could dance with you till the cows come home…But I would rather dance with the cows till you come home

*various Marx movies!

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People ask if I were a musician who would I want to be, and I said “I’ll be Bach”.


“It’s a TRAP!”

~Admiral Ackbar Star Wars Return of the Jedi


“The Almighty tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he’s pretty sure you’re f**ked.”

— Stephen the Irishman, Braveheart

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“Nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful.” (Waiting for Godot)
It’s the only sentence around which the whole theme of the movie & novel moves.

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