Thursday, March 1, 2012

100 things the movies taught me.

By s. Thursday, March 1, 2012
Inspired by this brilliant post I decided to put together my own list, which is essentially composed out of some of the memorable quotes that stuck with me after seeing the movies. You can make a guessing game out of it and try to remember what movie is the quote from. Emjoy!

1. The only person standing in your way is you. Black Swan
2. Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won't know for twenty years. And you may never ever trace it to its source. And you only get one chance to play it out. Just try and figure out your own divorce. And they say there is no fate, but there is: it's what you create. And even though the world goes on for eons and eons, you are only here for a fraction of a fraction of a second. Most of your time is spent being dead or not yet born. Synecdoche New York
3. You've seen the films, kiddo. It ain't over 'til it's over. Love Actually
4. No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of. The Big Lebowski
5. This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time. Fight Club
6. Silencio... Mulholland Drive
7. I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy! Are you so fucking blind that you don't even see what I am? I sold out Arthur for 80 grand. I'm your easiest problem and you're gonna kill me? Michael Clayton
8. That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.  Pulp Fiction
9. That six pound piece of shit stuck in your trousers would do more damage if you fed it to him. Snatch
10. If you cannot think of anything appropriate to say you will please restrict your remarks to the weather. Sense and Sensibility
11. And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one with the man in the wind and the west moon. When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone they shall have stars at elbow and foot. Though they go mad they shall be sane. Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again. Though lovers be lost love shall not. And death shall have no dominion.  Solaris
12. I have old-fashioned ideas about honour. An eye for an eye... stuff like that. Angel Heart
13. I wish I knew how to quit you. Brokeback Mountain
14. A man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal. Big Fish
15. I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats. Vanilla Sky
16. And this is what comes from dabbling; I mean you can't practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it.  Practical Magic
17. I must get this crack mended. Repulsion
18. You are my lucky star. You... Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky. Alien
19. You think losing is fun? Moneyball
20. So, at that point, I took a fire extinguisher from the casement and struck him across the back of his neck. Anything Else
21. You mean all this time we could have been friends? What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
22. That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other. The Hours
23. You don't know how I'm feeling because you're not me. Snow Cake
24. Oh that was devastating, I don't think he's ever going to get over that. Frost/Nixon
25. These days, relationships with neighbors can be... quite complicated. You know, little things that get blown up out of all proportion? You know what I mean? The Tenant
26. You know, they say the greatest conversation you'll ever have is with a stranger? London
27. Always. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
28. Just get through the goddamn day. A Single Man
29. The things the love of a mad man can do. The Skin I Live in
30. Sex is like pissing. People take it much too seriously. Frida
31. When your were little you belived in Santa Claus, now you belive in God. Wild Strawberries
32. We took morphine, diamorphine, cyclizine, codeine, temazepam, nitrazepam, phenobarbitone, sodium amytal, dextropropo xyphene, methadone, nalbuphine, pethidine, pentazocine, buprenorphine, dextromoramide, chlormethiazole. The streets are a wash with drugs you can have for unhappiness and pain, and we took them all. Fuck it, we would of injected vitimin C if only they'd made it illegal.  Trainspotting
33. We could have a life, us two. Maybe not like I dreamed. Maybe not like you remember. But we could get by.  Sweeney Todd
34. Potter, take Weasley with you. He looks far too happy over there.  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
35. How 'bout this. You shut your mouth. Or I'll kick your teeth down your throat and I'll shut it for you.  Drive
36. She doesn't relate to other people. She was always a lonely child. Amelie
37. This guy could fuck up a cup of coffee.  Casino
38. Let's stop kidding ourselves. Full-fledged messiahs don't come in bunches. Network
39. Sometimes he performs cunnilingus on her. Not often enough in my opinion.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
40. You can lie, you can cheat, you can start a war, you can bankrupt the country, but you can't fuck the interns. The Ides of March
41. Are you sure you wouldn't like to stay just a little while longer? Just for talk?  Psycho
42. Look at what you've become. You've become proud! You've become stupid! The Artist
43. There is no point. That's the point. We Need to talk About Kevin
44. Do not confuse love with lust, nor drunkenness with judgment.  The Rum Diary
45. I don't want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic. I try to give that to people. I do misrepresent things. I don't tell truths. I tell what ought to be truth. A Streetcar Named Desire
46. You sure you're working as hard as I am, 'cause I'm sweating spinal fluid here! In the Loop
47. Even before the party started, I could smell disaster in the air. I knew it, I sensed it, even as I finished dressing for the blasted party. All About Eve
48. Gentlemen, this meeting is adjourned.  Kill Bill Vol 1
49. Unless you love, your life will flash by.  The Tree of Life
50. And even if he wakes you up every day by sneezing right in your face, well you love his sneezes more than anyone else's kisses.  2 Jours a Paris
51. I actually think there's an element of psychosis involved here. ExistenZ
52. It'll be worse for me, and it'll be worse for journalism or any journalist if they were to be intimidated, then that means they've won, and they're not going to win.  Veronica Guerin
53. Tell her she's the perfect combination of sexy and cute, asshole! Crazy, Stupid, Love
54. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame. Atonement
55. Don't walk away from me, young lady! Hanna
56. This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers. Brdget Jones's Diary
57. Well, whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn't it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they're a bad person.  Talented Mr. Ripley
58. We've so much life to live together! Notes on a Scandal
59. The dead have no titles.  Elizabeth
60. You're awfully isolated the way you live. Up in the Air
61. I'm gonna go have a smoke right now. You want a smoke? You don't smoke, do ya, right? What are ya, one of those fitness freaks, huh? Go fuck yourself. The Departed
62. Yes, this is Osbourne Cox, who the FUCK are YOU?  Burn After Reading
63. One night, Bobby Vinton sent us champagne. There was nothing like it. I didn't think there was anything strange in any of this. You know, a twenty-one-year-old kid with such connections. He was an exciting guy. He was really nice. He introduced me to everybody. Everybody wanted to be nice to him. And he knew how to handle it. Goodfellas
64. It's funny how sometimes the people we remember the least make the greatest impression on us. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
65. No. I asked you to give me a refreshing drink. I wasn't expecting a fucking rainforest! You could fall in love with an orangutan in that!  Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells
66. I must say, damn good stuff, Sir.  Inglourious Basterds
67. I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, 'cause we're resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I'd be an idiot if I didn't marry this girl she's so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option... 'Oh he's got a good job.' I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who's got a good job and is gonna stick around.  Blue Valentine
68. After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her. Notting Hill
69. I knew you were a beautiful slut.  99 francs
70. I gotta change my shirt, it's sticking to me. I'm sweating like a cunt.  Sexy Beast
71. If you don't start undressing me soon this is going to turn into a panel discussion.  Vicky Cristina Barcelona
72. Insurance swindle. Lord Radford likes fast women and slow ponies.  Sherlock Holmes
73. Wendy, you've got a big surprise coming to you. You're not going anywhere.  The Shining
74. When you're hung from a cross you're gonna say anything. Jesus offers him a seat next to his daddy in a place called paradise you're always gonna put your hand up and have a piece of that.  Hunger
75. The message Hollywood needs to send out is 'Smoking Is Cool!'  Thank you for Smoking
76. You want me to come home. But I am home. The Constant Gardener
77. And remember, it's "Ma'am" as in "ham", not "Ma'am" as in "farm". The Queen
78. I don't know whether to fuck you... or kill you! U Turn
79. Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness. Marie Antoinette
80. Why do you want to take a portrait of someone you've never seen, Diane? Fur
81. I said shut up once already, with my mouth.  Winter's Bone
82. Number One, why aren't you in when I fucking told you to be in? Number Two, why doesn't this hotel have phones with fucking voicemail and not have to leave messages with the fucking receptionist? Number Three, you better fucking be in tomorrow night when I fucking call again or there'll be fucking hell to pay. I'm fucking telling you - Harry. In Bruges
83. I'm sorry. I puked into the wound. Due Date
84. What are you doing out in the middle of the desert? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
85. No more time outs. Out of Sight
86. There's no hope for us here, there is only death. The Fountain
87. Did you bring me strawberries? Iron Man 2
88. How are you helping me, huh? How are you helping me? How are you helping me? Huh? Look at me. You come in here and you're a weight on me. Do you understand me? You're a burden. You're just dragging me down. How are you helping me? You can't even clean up after yourself. Stop playing the victim. Shame
89. I was wetter than Drew Barrymore at a grunge club. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
90. Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.  Reservoir Dogs
91. You know, there's too many buttons in the world. There's too many buttons and they're just- There's way too many just begging to be pressed,they're just begging to be pressed,you know? They're just - they're just begging to be pressed, and it makes me wonder, it really makes me fucking wonder, why doesn't anyone ever press mine? Why am I so neglected? Why doesn't anyone reach in and rip out the truth and tell me that I'm a fucking whore, or that my parents wish I were dead? Girl, Interrupted
92. I don't think that there's anything worse than being ordinary. American Beauty
93. Details of your incompetence do not interest me. The Devil Wears Prada
94. Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one! It got on at 42nd and off at 59th, where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake, as almost all hats are. You've Got Mail
95. Love, despite what they tell you, does not conquer all, nor does it even usually last. In the end the romantic aspirations of our youth are reduced to, whatever works.  Whatever Works
96. The hopeless emptiness? Now, you've said it. Plenty of people are on to the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness...  Revolutionary Road
97. I like to dissect girls. Did you know I'm utterly insane? American Psycho
98. You jump, I jump remember? Titanic
99. Even being alone it's better than sitting next to your lover and feeling lonely. Before Sunset
100. So don't. Stay here with me. We'll start a jazz band. Lost in Translation


  1. I love these. So lovely.
    Quite a few I don't remember or know, so I'm just going to spend the next half an hour googling them, because I love quotes so much!

    1. Yeah, I basically can't even use one in my signature on message boards because it's too hard to decide :) Even chosing just one from Snatch or Casino was difficult.

  2. heheh, number ten is definitely Sense and Sensibility! And 27? *hearts Severus Snape*

    1. Brawo, that's correct! ^^ 27 just had to be included, it's so heartbreaking.

  3. Great list. I think I got about half of these.

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun doing that list, kinda lika a trip down memory lane of great movies.

  4. I love this list - I might have to steal this idea one day! I got like, half of them, and they were some great quotes!

    1. You should do yours too, I can't wait to read your choices!

  5. Great list, I must admit I don't know some of them, and others I recognize, I just can't put my finger on it and say which movie is it from! You should add a list of clues or answers to it! :)

    1. I'm doing one right now, hopefully inspired by quotes people will get to see less known films :)

  6. Nice list, love it. Ah 13, jesus. Kills me everytime.

    And 90, how many dicks is that?

    1. A lot of dicks, probably :P Tarantino should have his characters talk about music more often, I love the conclusions that are being reached in all those typical-for-Quentin-scenes :)

  7. This is probably my favourite post of yours! Wonderful, I enjoyed reading every word even though I haven't seen all the films