Saturday, October 08, 2011

Most Memorable/Favorite Movie Quote

Last week at a small gathering, a friend posed the question to everyone sitting around the bonfire: "What is your favorite movie quote?" Some had to think; some knew right away. I am of the "right away" group. What's yours?

And just in case you're interested to see if anyone else agrees with your choice,
100 Most Memorable Movie Quotes will answer that question.

Mine? Comes from my favorite contemporary movie:

The line is: "Swing Away." Simple, but when you watch the movie, you realize how multi-layered that phrase is, just like the movie itself. There are so many themes in the movie I won't even go into them in the interest of brevity. But here is my choice, for all posterity, in case the Great-Great-Grandchildren want to know which movie Granny liked.

Swing away, children. Swing away!


Ballerina Girl said...

I haven't seen that movie....
I have always liked "you had me at hello" from Jerry Maguire. I guess it is geared more towards my husband and I but it's the one I can think of right now :)


Heather EO said...

I love the show Friday Night Lights. I realize that's not a movie...but it's going to be one! (New version based on the tv show, not the billy bob version) favorite line from that show is what the coach always says to the kids: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

And since it's about to become a movie, I'm going to cheat and say that's my favorite :)

Happy weekend, Linda!

DebC said...

That's a great quote
and a great movie!
Thanks for the link.

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh my. I don't watch many contemporary movies, but there are some great lines from the old classics. Don't know if I could choose just one favorite. I've always loved the line from Fiddler on the Roof when Tevye is talking to God: "I realize it's no shame to be poor. But it's no great honor, either!"

And from Wizard of Oz: "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!"

And my girl hates it when I tell her (from Annie): "It's a hard-knock life."

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

This is like asking to pick the child I love the most....

"I swear Miss Truvy that my personal tragedy will not affect my ability to do good hair!"
Steel Magnolias

"Snap out of it!"

"Have fun storming the castle"
The Princess Bride

"I'll have what she's having!"
When Harry Met Sally

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories... we've already missed the spring!"
An Affair To Remember

I could go on and on and on and on...


skoots1mom said...

I always LOVE the quotes children's movies give me...
Finding Nemo...

Dory: "Just keep swimming, swimming"
and the one that always makes me laff...

Crush: "'Cause we were like, "woaaaah", & I was like, "woaaaah" & you were like, "woaaahh!"

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Three come to mind right away -I really can't choose between them.

1. "If you build it, they will come." Field of Dreams
2. "I'd rather have a man hit me than lie to me. At least then I know when the pain starts and when it stops." White Palace
3. The other is from The Big Chill and needs to be heard in context - plus I can't post one of the words here ;)

Shawna said...

Whew. I was thinking all kinds of things, but nothing related to baseball or being slaughtered by a bat. So I'll have to watch the movie to see it in context.

One of mine is "I just wanna dance" from Dazed and Confused. It fits any situation, especially one you want to mentally remove yourself from. :)

Roxanne said...

Not nearly as meaningful, but a GREAT quote from the same movie, "Everyone in this family needs to calm down and eat some fruit."