Favorite Lines From  The Movies

A Listmania! list by highwayman-B (U.S.A and Canada)
The list author says: "I made up this list during the Oscars. You have to do SOMEthing else at the same time! There are many famous lines from movies that have now become 'catch phrases' (Check out AFI.com ). But the ones below are the lines(famous or otherwise) for which I personally have the most affection. I'll try not to give away anything that diminishes the impact of the moment for you if you haven't seen it yet."
The Gospel of John
1.  The Gospel of John DVD ~ Henry Ian Cusick
The list author says:
  ""Except a man be born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven'.    'I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly'  'I and the Father are One'.
(All quotations of course from Jesus Christ and thus more important than any of the others below.)"
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
2.  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof DVD ~ Elizabeth Taylor
The list author says:
  ""Do you notice the powerful odor of mendacity in this room?"   Big Daddy to son Brick near the end of my all-time
favorite film. It's about the importance of forgiveness,
family, integrity, honesty and memories."
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Manhattan
3.  Manhattan DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  ""You have to have a little faith in people".  The last line of Woody Allen's film breathes tentative, yet encouraging and bittersweet optimism combined with a sense of fatalism.Shot in black and white, like looking thru a lens into your own past. Quite powerful in a simple way."
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Annie Hall
4.  Annie Hall DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  ""I need the eggs"  The last line of this Woody Allen film is the punchline to a joke but also a wise touching truism about life, which some may not accept. This and the film above are on my list BEST FILMS OF WOODY ALLEN."
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The Miracle Worker
5.  The Miracle Worker DVD ~ Anne Bancroft
The list author says:
  ""WATER !!!"  The climax of the film. On my list of THE FEW MOVIES THAT MAKE ME CRY EVERY DARN TIME !!!!"
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Davy Crockett: King of Wild Frontier [VHS]
6.  Davy Crockett: King of Wild Frontier [VHS] VHS Fess Parker
The list author says:
  ""First be sure you're right, then go ahead".  Quotation from Davy.  Simple and simplistic? But how much better the world would be if we all practiced that with wisdom and determination."
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The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc Special Edition)
7.  The Wizard of Oz (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Judy Garland
The list author says:
  ""Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore". The depth and pathos of this line has increased with time as much of our society moves farther and farther away from tradition, family, midwest values and Christianity."
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Moonstruck (Deluxe Edition)
8.  Moonstruck (Deluxe Edition) DVD ~ Cher
The list author says:
  ""Snap out of it!"  Surprising, shocking, funny and a very real moment. A well directed and acted scene."
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Farewell My Lovely
9.  Farewell My Lovely DVD ~ Robert Mitchum
The list author says:
  ""Turn around.This is a police car". In this movie Mitchum does just as good a portrayal of private eye Marlowe as Bogart did. I also like the subtle modest final line from Marlowe to end the movie."
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The Bank Dick (The Criterion Collection)
10.  The Bank Dick (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ W.C. Fields
The list author says:
  "W.C.FIELDS....I can give away this joke and you'll still enjoy it. Fields asks a bartender: "Did I spend $20 in here last night?"
Bartender: Yes.    Fields: "What a load off my mind! I thought I'd lost it!""
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It's a Gift [VHS]
11.  It's a Gift [VHS] VHS W.C. Fields
The list author says:
  "Another Fields line that I can't spoil:
  "Yes, I may be drunk but you're crazy. But I'll be sober tomorrow and you'll be crazy for the rest of your life!""
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It's a Gift
12.  It's a Gift VHS W.C. Fields
The list author says:
  ""I am the master of this house." (You have to see it to appreciate and understand it.)"
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A Shot in the Dark
13.  A Shot in the Dark DVD ~ Peter Sellers
The list author says:
  "In the best of the Pink Panther movies, Inspector Clouseau says "And then he killed her in a rit of fellous jaige!""
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The Maltese Falcon
14.  The Maltese Falcon DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Woman(talking about her lover): He has a wife and 3 children in England.
Bogart: They usually do, though not always
        in England."
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To Have and Have Not
15.  To Have and Have Not DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Bacall: So who was the girl, Steve?
Bogart: What girl?
Bacall: The one who left you with such a
        high opinion of women."
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The Big Sleep (Snap case)
16.  The Big Sleep (Snap case) DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Three separate examples.

#1.....Bogart: She tried to sit in my lap when I
        was standing up.

#2.....  Woman: Is he as cute as you?
          Bogart: Nobody is.

#3....That guy would knock my teeth out, then kick me in the stomach for mumbling."
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The Maltese Falcon - with BONUS FEATURES
17.  The Maltese Falcon - with BONUS FEATURES DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Crook:  Go ahead. Keep riding me and they'll be picking 
          lead out of your liver.
Bogart: The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter."
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To Have and Have Not (Snap Case)
18.  To Have and Have Not (Snap Case) DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "(Bogart and Bacall kissing.)
Bogart: What did you do that for?
Bacall: I wanted to see if I'd like it.
Bogart: What's the decision?
Bacall: I don't know yet.
THEY KISS AGAIN:
Bacall: It's even better when you help."
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The Quiet Man (Collector's Edition)
19.  The Quiet Man (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ John Wayne
The list author says:
  ""No pattyfingers, if you please!". Chaperone Barry Fitzgerald's frequent reminders to John Wayne as he courts and sparks with Maureen O'hara. See my REASONS TO APPRECIATE IRELAND."
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Thunder Road
20.  Thunder Road DVD ~ Robert Mitchum
The list author says:
  ""Tell him no THANKS."   The epitome of Mitchum cool.
See my BEST FILMS OF ROBERT MITCHUM."
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The Thin Man (Snap case)
21.  The Thin Man (Snap case) DVD ~ William Powell
The list author says:
  "Exchange between Police Lieutenant and the team of private eye Nick Charles and his wife Nora.

Lieut:  Do you have a gun?
Nick:   No.
Lieut: Are you aware of the Sullivan Act?
Nora:  Yes, but it's okay. We're married.

This movie series is chock full of these."
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Airplane! (Don't Call Me Shirley! Edition)
22.  Airplane! (Don't Call Me Shirley! Edition) DVD ~ Robert Hays
The list author says:
  "I have affection for this line because I used to use a variation of it long before this movie was made. Example(if I was speaking to a woman named Susan):
  "And you're coming to the party surely....I mean, Susan.""
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Midnight Cowboy
23.  Midnight Cowboy DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  ""I'm walkin' here!  I'm walkin' here".  Supposedly a line improvised by Dustin Hoffman as Ratso Rizzo when accidently bumped by a car during live shooting in a Manhattan intersection.Talk about staying in character!(Sort of an "I AM I SAID" Neil Diamond affirmation by an abandoned soul.)"
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W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House)
24.  W.C. Fields Comedy Collection (The Bank Dick / My Little Chickadee / You Can't Cheat an Honest Man / It's a Gift / International House) DVD ~ W.C. Fields
The list author says:
  ""Don't let the flower fool you!" (from INTERNATIONAL HOUSE)
It's amazing, what only W.C. could get away with....
in the 1930's !!!!"
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Die Hard
25.  Die Hard DVD ~ Bruce Willis
The list author says:
  ""Happy trails, Hans!" High on my list of FAVORITE ACTION MOVIES and BEST MOVIES OF THE PAST TWO DECADES."
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Shane
26.  Shane DVD ~ Alan Ladd
The list author says:
  "Shane says: " A gun is just a tool,Marian, like an axe,shovel,anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."
  (Clearly Shane was a good Republican!)"
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Ninotchka
27.  Ninotchka DVD ~ Greta Garbo
The list author says:
  "I really like Melvin Douglas' SUCCESSFUL telling of his milk joke. It's clever, witty and unusual in its logic.
COMEDY FILMS For The Time Capsule."
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Hombre
28.  Hombre DVD ~ Paul Newman
The list author says:
  ""How are you gonna get down that hill?" BEST FILMS OF PAUL NEWMAN."
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Casablanca (Snap Case)
29.  Casablanca (Snap Case) DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Many famous lines from this film but my favorite is
  "Round up the usual suspects." A short line that briefly says so much about the state of affairs in the city."
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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Two-Disc Special Edition)
30.  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "Two lines from this film:
   "We don't need no stinkin' badges!!!"
            AND
"Nobody puts one over on Fred C. Dobbs!""
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Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Cyril Raymond, Joyce Carey [DVD, Import, All Regions, NTSC]
31.  Brief Encounter (1945) Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Cyril Raymond, Joyce Carey [DVD, Import, All Regions, NTSC] DVD ~ David Lean
The list author says:
  "The closing line delivered to Celia Johnson. So simple and understated but so deeply sad, capturing their reality."
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Alice's Restaurant
32.  Alice's Restaurant DVD ~ Arlo Guthrie
The list author says:
  "Arlo's line to the cop who takes his belt away as Arlo is
jailed. BEST FILMS OF DIRECTOR ARTHUR PENN."
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Jerry Maguire (Special Edition)
33.  Jerry Maguire (Special Edition) DVD ~ Tom Cruise
The list author says:
  ""You had me at HELLO'.  This line became SO well-known, SO over-hyped and popular, that it has lost its personal effect. But it WAS a very good romantic line. It's not the writer's fault it's been said to death and seen by so many."
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Night Moves (1975)
34.  Night Moves (1975) DVD ~ Gene Hackman
The list author says:
  "This one is more 'memorable' than a 'favorite'. It is an ugly insult to a woman's advances, delivered in a really nasty way by Gene Hackman to Jennifer Warnes. It's one thing to be judgemental, it's another to be cruel."
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The Godfather: Part II
35.  The Godfather: Part II DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "A pearl of wisdom: "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." GANGSTER FILMS For The Time Capsule and
BEST FILMS OF MARLON BRANDO."
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The Owl and the Pussycat
36.  The Owl and the Pussycat DVD ~ Barbra Streisand
The list author says:
  ""The sun does NOT spit morning into the face of the village!!!!!!!" A well-delivered line from Barbra Streisand
expressing the hooker's disdain for overly pretentious literature."
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House Calls
37.  House Calls DVD ~ Walter Matthau
The list author says:
  "Walter Matthau to Glenda Jackson, explaining one reason he now enjoys a relationship with a woman closer to his own age."
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The Glass Menagerie (1987) [VHS]
38.  The Glass Menagerie (1987) [VHS] VHS Joanne Woodward
The list author says:
  ""Now he'll feel more at home with the other horses".  Maybe I'm cheating here because this line is not from an original film, but a film of my favorite play
THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams.
A symbolic line and an emotional turning point."
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Long Day's Journey Into Night
39.  Long Day's Journey Into Night DVD ~ Katharine Hepburn
The list author says:
  "Another line from a great play on film,LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.
  "You have to make allowances for this damned family or go nuts!" Probably could be said about most families, but such an understatement in this case is laughable."
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Romancing the Stone (Special Edition)
40.  Romancing the Stone (Special Edition) DVD ~ Michael Douglas
The list author says:
  "The line spoken by Michael Douglas when he picks up a newspaper(magazine?)on the crashed plane in the jungle. Squeezing in #41, Peter Falk's 'Serpentine!!' in the
superior ORIGINAL 'The In-Laws'."
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