Tuesday 6 November 2012

Tuesday Ten

This week's List It Tuesday is lines from movies.

1. "Do, or do not - there is no try" - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

2. "'Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious,' according to Oscar Wilde. [Hummel strikes him, and he falls to his knees] Thank you for making my point" - John Mason, in The Rock (I love this film far too much)

3. "THAT'S Sandy Frink?! What the hell was I thinking?" - Heather, Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (completely sums up, in one sentence, that whole thing teenagers do when they blow something completely out of proportion and then, as adults, cannot understand what the fuss was about.)

4. "A life lived in fear is a life half lived" - basically every character in Strictly Ballroom at some point.

5. 'THAT'S MY WIFE, CRONE!" - the Sheriff of Nottingham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (this is essential ski trip coach viewing and this line always gets yelled the loudest).

6. "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything" - again, various characters, in various incarnations of Back to the Future.

7. "Oh, I'm afraid that book was accidentally destroyed maliciously" and also, "Small one, from Vegas" - both Gru from Despicable Me. Gru is based on Mr Z. I tend to use that second quote quite often, though nobody really gets it.

8. "Archaeology is the search for fact... not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall" - Indiana Jones, on his Last Crusade - I use this line quite a lot in class (replacing archaeology with history), especially when teaching 9/11 to students fresh from the conspiracy theorists. 

9. "Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick" - Jocelyn, A Knight's Tale ("It's called a lance! Dur!")

10. "It's not funny!" "It's a little funny" - Matt and Danielle in The Girl Next Door. I use this one a lot too.

Fun trying to think of these! I also spent far too much of my evening watching Despicable Me again. "IT'S SO FLUFFFYYYYY!!" 


Tara Holmes said...

These are GREAT!! I love the movie Despicable Me...especially the "It's just so FLUFFY!!!" line/scene. lol
Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl Gee said...

My son always uses the "do or do not; there is no try" Yoda line on me if I say I'm going to try to do something. It always reminds me to "just do it."

What is it about "Despicable Me" that is so appealing? I love that movie too.

Enjoyed your list!

35jupe said...

I ADORE the Indiana Jones quote. I really love it.

That works in so many ways.

(Apparently, I have to see Despicable Me. Haven't yet.)

Unknown said...

Great list -- I love Yoda!

Kelli A said...

fun fun! <3 romy & michelle!