Line of the Day


“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

They Live (directed by John Carpenter in 1988)


“No… No, Mother, I have not been drinking… No… No… These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me… No, they didn’t give me a chaser.”

North by Northwest (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1959)


“You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford’s: ‘History is bunk.'”

Brave New World (written by Aldous Huxley in 1931)


“‘Hopeless emptiness.’ Now you’ve said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.”

Revolutionary Road (directed by Sam Mendes in 2008)


“Think about this: Henry Miller was 38 years-old, unpublished. His wife left him for a lesbian.”

The Hoax (directed by Lasse Hallstrom in 2007)


“Vision? What do you know about my vision? My vision would turn your world upside down, tear asunder your illusions, and send the sanctuary of your own ignorance crashing down around you. Now ask yourself: are you ready to see that vision?”

The BoondocksA Huey Freeman Christmas (directed by Seung Eun Kim in 2005)


“As for what anybody else thinks, always remember these words and live by them: screw ’em!”

Angus (directed by Patrick Read Johnson in 1995)


“It showed your betters as fools who’d go through life barely managing to get food from plate to mouth were it not for the cleverness of their servants. All art is political, Jonson, otherwise it would just be decoration. And all artists have something to say, otherwise they’d make shoes. And you are not a cobbler, are you Jonson?”

Anonymous (directed by Roland Emmerich in 2012)


“Yeah, he was the popular cripple. Practically ruined high school for me.”

Young Adult (directed by Jason Reitman in 2011)


“Why have a civilization if we’re no longer interested in being civilized?”

God Bless America (directed by Bobcat Goldthwait in 2012)


“Someone told me that in about 50 years, no one will speak Latin, probably. Not even Latin people.”

An Education (directed by Lone Scherfig in 2009)


“The battle of censorship will not be finally settled by Your Honor’s decision, but you will either add to liberal, educated thinking, or by your decision you will add fuel to the fire of ignorance. Let there be light. Let there be honesty. Let there be no running from nonexistent destroyers of morals. Let there be honest understanding.”

Howl (directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffery Friedman in 2010)


“Just thinking,” the baboon said. “Some kind of spaniel mix walked in yesterday, asking for a shampoo, and I sent him packing, said, ‘I don’t care how much money you have, I’m not making conversation with anyone who licks his own ass.'” And the moment she said it, she realized her mistake.

“Now, what’s wrong with that?” the cat protested. “It’s good to have a clean anus. Why, I lick mine at least five times a day.”

“And I admire you for it,” the baboon said, “but you’re not a dog.”


“On a cat it’s… classy,” the baboon said. “There’s a grace to it, but a dog, you know the way they hunker over, legs going every which way.”

“Well, yes,” the cat said. “I suppose you have a point.”

The Cat and the Baboon (from Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, written by David Sedaris in 2010)


“The beasts of the fields show no mercy; you don’t die of old age on the Serengeti!”

Black Button (directed by Lucas Crandles in 2007)


“When I turn twenty-one, I don’t want any more of this life. My mother and father will be surprised at the incredible change. It will impress them more when such a fuckup like me turns good than if I had been a good son all along. All the past years I will think of as one big vacation. At least it wasn’t as boring as schoolwork. All my bad behavior I’m going to throw away to pay my debt. I will change when everybody expects it the least.”

My Own Private Idaho (directed by Gus Van Sant in 1991)


“A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Begone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.”

The Phantom Tollbooth (directed by Chuck Jones in 1970)


“I don’t like it,” said the captain. “I mean, it’s my ship; I’m responsible.”

“Number one, it ain’t your boat. Number two, you wanna keep working, you do what I tell you.”

The captain gripped the phone, but said nothing.

“Besides,” said the voice, “that’s a big boat.”

And the captain thought: So was the Titanic.

Tricky Business (written by Dave Barry in 2002)


“Conscience is a nuisance. A fly. A barking dog.”

The New World (directed by Terrence Malick in 2005)


“They do say,” Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, “that over in the north village they’re talking of giving up the lottery.”

Old Man Warner snorted, “Pack of crazy fools,” he said. “Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while. Used to be a saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.’ First thing you know, we’d all be eating stewed chickweed and acorns. There’s always been a lottery,” he added petulantly.

The Lottery (written by Shirley Jackson in 1948)


“I wanted the ideal animal to hunt,” explained the general. “So I said, `What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?’ And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason.”‘

“But no animal can reason,” objected Rainsford.

“My dear fellow,” said the general, “there is one that can.”

The Most Dangerous Game (written by Richard Connell in 1924)


“And besides, lying to judges and reporters isn’t as easy as you think; you have to be brilliant. Can you do that? I know I can.”

Apt Pupil (directed by Bryan Singer in 1998)


“Well, whatever the fuck you have, it’s very serious, and I haven’t got a damn thing for you. The NIH in Bethesda has a new drug called AZT, with a two year waiting list that not even I can get you onto. So pick up the phone, Roy, and dial the 15 numbers, and tell the First Lady you need in on an experimental drug for ‘liver cancer.’ Because you can call it any damn thing you want, Roy, but what it boils down to… is very bad news.”

Angels in America (directed by Mike Nichols in 2003)


“The objective measure of a clock is another clock.”

The Man From Earth (directed by Richard Schenkman in 2007)


“This is how it has been done in every presidential election since the dawn of the Republic, and you, Sarah Palin, will not change the importance of this proud American tradition.”

Game Change (directed by Jay Roach in 2012)


“Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention, and I don’t want one.”

Into the Wild (directed by Sean Penn in 2007)


“You look like a radioactive tampon… like a banana with a yeast infection.”

Moon (directed by Duncan Jones in 2009)


“This is not my family. You are not my father. And the breath I take after I kill you will be the first breath of my life.”

Ninja Assassin (directed by James McTeigue in 2009)


“Fucking bitch!

“Oh, pardon my French; my mother smoked during pregnancy.”

I Love You Phillip Morris (directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa in 2009)


“I saw your friend Jane Fonda on TV the other day. Made me want to run out and buy a poster from the Ku Klux Klan.”

Carnage (directed by Roman Polanski in 2011)


Every day brought more proof that the attackers were Muslims, seeking the martyr’s straight shot to paradise, and so Mo braced for suspicion as he returned to the theater under construction. A few days later he realized that the difference wasn’t in how he was being treated but in how he was behaving. Customarily brusque on work sites, he had become gingerly, polite, careful to give no cause for alarm or criticism. He didn’t like this new, more cautious avatar, whose efforts at accommodation hinted at some feeling of guilt, yet he couldn’t quite shake him.

The Submission (written by Amy Waldman in 2011)


“You tell Tim Geithner to fucking blow me. I’m trying to save my company.”

Too Big to Fail (directed by Curtis Hanson in 2011)


“Give me those oars! I’ll show you some real seamanship, laddie! I’ll not be doubted by some pipsqueak tuft of ginger and his irritating dog. I am master and commander of the seas!”

The Adventures of Tintin (directed by Steven Spielberg in 2011)


“No one is going to call you Mayhem if you keep acting like such a pussy!”

Attack the Block (directed by Joe Cornish in 2011)


“You always take the side of the help; that’s why Daddy says you’re a communist!”

Midnight in Paris (directed by Woody Allen in 2011)


“Everything’s a story, kid. Stories are what help us make sense of the world.”

The Lookout (directed by Scott Frank in 2007)


“A city is made of brick, Pharaoh. The strong make many; the weak make few; the dead make none. So much for accusations.”

The Ten Commandments (directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1956)


“Why would I not understand the context? I am the context.”

We Need to Talk About Kevin (directed by Lynne Ramsay in 2011)


“I… don’t wanna fight dragons.”

How to Train Your Dragon (directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois in 2010)


“Crap! It’s the Justice League!”

Justice League: Doom (directed by Lauren Montgomery in 2012)


“I am a teacher and a leader!”

Martha Marcy May Marlene (directed by Sean Durkin in 2011)


“The sign does not say I can’t smoke, it says ‘thank you for not smoking.’ As I am smoking, I don’t expect to be thanked.”

Love and Death on Long Island (directed by Richard Kwietniowski in 1997)


“‘You’ve got that music cranked pretty loud, Mr. McCormick.’ Yeah, no shit, Barney Fife. Try being a cop in Boston, ya huckleberry.”

Footloose (directed by Craig Brewer in 2011)


“I can spit my words out with precision, diction and clarity. I’m a proficient, remarkable lad capable of remarkable, noble feats.”

J. Edgar (directed by Clint Eastwood in 2011)


“And by the way, please don’t feel you have to restrain yourself here. My family are all veterans of the most unsuitable topics at mealtime conversation.”

A Dangerous Method (directed by David Cronenberg in 2011)


“You know I don’t read that shit. Son of a bitch’s been after me since day one.


“What’s it say?”

61* (directed by Billy Crystal in 2001)


“I mean, come on. We both know that the best way to ensure that you’re remembered fifty or a hundred years from now is to link yourself to an American president. But be careful. These guys… they play rough. And their administration has been born in controversy, national shame, and illegality. And it is my bet that that’s the way they’ll go out.”

The Special Relationship (directed by Richard Loncraine in 2010)


“I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!”

A Few Good Men (directed by Rob Reiner in 1992)


“Common law? What the hell is that?”

You Don’t Know Jack (directed by Barry Levinson in 2010)


“Can you imagine flying over a war and you know you can never look down? You have to look forward, or you’ll never get home. What could be braver than that?”

War Horse (directed by Steven Spielberg in 2011)


“Hey, I’m blackmailing you! Get it?”

The Artist (directed by Michel Hazanavicius in 2011)


“What is a ‘weekend?'”

Downton Abbey – Episode Two (directed by Brian Bolt in 2010)


“We’re all being lobotomized by this country’s most influential industry, that’s just thrown in the towel on any endeavor to do anything that doesn’t include the courting of twelve-year-old boys. And not even the smart twelve-year-olds – the stupid ones, the idiots, of which there are plenty, thanks in no small measure to this network. So why don’t you just change the channel? Turn off the TV. Do it right now. Go ahead.”

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – Pilot (directed by Thomas Schlamme in 2006)


“Ahab! You godless son of a bitch! You stop the ship, you godless son of a bitch!”

Warrior (directed by Gavin O’Connor in 2011)


“Well, let’s say that since you were little, you always dreamed of getting a lion. And you wait, and you wait, and you wait, and you wait, but the lion doesn’t come. And along comes a giraffe. You can be alone, or you can be with the giraffe.”

Beginners (directed by Mike Mills in 2010)


“As a species we’re fundamentally insane. Put more than two of us in a room, we pick sides and start dreaming up reasons to kill one another. Why do you think we invented politics and religion?”

The Mist (directed by Frank Darabont in 2007)


“Ken, I grew up in Dublin. I love Dublin. If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me. But I didn’t, so it doesn’t.”

In Bruges (directed by Martin McDonagh in 2008)


“The hands are not the issue. The fight is the issue. The battle is the issue. Who imposes the terms of the battle will impose the terms of the peace. Think he has a handicap? No. The other guy has a handicap if he cannot control himself. You control yourself, you control him.”

Redbelt (directed by David Mamet in 2008)


We must first awake before we can walk in the right direction. We must discover our illusions before we can even realize that we have been sleepwalking. The least and the most we can hope for is that each of us may penetrate the unknown jungle of images in which we live our daily lives. That we may discover anew where dreams end and where illusions begin. This is enough. Then we may know where we are, and each of us may decide for himself where he wants to go.

The Image (written by Daniel Boorstin in 1962)


“You’re in league with that moronic woman. You are part of a league of morons.”

Burn After Reading (directed by Joel and Ethan Coen in 2008)


“You have to make the clitoris your best friend.”

Y Tu Mamá También (directed by Alfonso Cuarón, in 2001)


“When Justine took her first crap on the potty, I wasn’t there. When she had her first sexual intercourse, I wasn’t there. So give me a break, please, with all your fucking rituals.”

Melancholia (directed by Lars von Trier in 2011)


“They have stained my fan.”

The Promise (directed by Chen Kaige in 2005)


“I’d rather sell my nuts to a castrati.”

Life as a House (directed by Irwin Winkler in 2001)


“Don’t disrespect him. He may be small, but nonetheless, he’s here to fight with me. I expect you to treat him like a man.”

A Boy and His Samurai (directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura in 2010)


“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone – it’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”

World’s Greatest Dad (directed by Bobcat Goldthwait in 2009)


“It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don’t really know what the truth is. I don’t suppose anybody will ever really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we’re just gambling on probabilities – we may be wrong. We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don’t know. Nobody really can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that’s something that’s very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it’s SURE. We nine can’t understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe you can tell us.”

12 Angry Men (directed by Sidney Lumet in 1957)


“For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph – a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”

Patton (directed by Franklin J. Schaffner in 1970)


“These things happened. They were glorious, and they changed the world… and then we fucked up the endgame.”

Charlie Wilson’s War (directed by Mike Nichols in 2007)


“I’m not a criminal. I’m a con man.”

Matchstick Men (directed by Ridley Scott in 2003)


“Now, what I want is facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them.”

Hard Times (written by Charles Dickens in 1854)


Saladin: “Will you yield the city?”

Balian of Ibelin: “Before I lose it, I will burn it to the ground. Your holy places, ours. Every last thing in Jerusalem that drives men mad.”

Saladin: “I wonder if it would not be better if you did.”

Kingdom of Heaven (directed by Ridley Scott in 2005)


“People wanna live like this in their cars and big fucking houses they can’t even pay for? Then you’re necessary. The only reason that they all get to continue living like kings is cause we got our fingers on the scales in their favor. I take my hand off and then the whole world gets really fucking fair really fucking quickly, and nobody actually wants that. They say they do, but they don’t. They want what we have to give them but they also wanna, you know, play innocent and pretend they have no idea where it came from. Well, that’s more hypocrisy than I’m willing to swallow, so fuck ’em. Fuck normal people.”

Margin Call (directed by J.C. Chandor in 2011)


“Oh, well,” said Giovanni, “these absurd women running around today, full of ideas and nonsense, and thinking themselves equal to men – quelle rigolade! – they need to be beaten half to death so that they can find out who rules the world.”

Giovanni’s Room (written by James Baldwin in 1956)


It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the “plan of creation,” “unity of design,” and to think that we give an explanation when we only restate a fact.

On the Origin of Species (written by Charles Darwin in 1859)


“Understand the procedure now? Just stop a few of their machines, and radios, and televisions, and lawnmowers. Throw them into darkness for a few hours and then sit back and watch the pattern… They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find, and it’s themselves.”

The Twilight Zone – The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (directed by Ronald Winston in 1960)


For countless years, I judged, there had been no danger of war or solitary violence, no danger from wild beasts, no wasting disease to require strength of constitution, no need of toil. For such a life, what we should call the weak are as well equipped as the strong, are indeed no longer weak. Better equipped indeed they are, for the strong would be fretted by an energy for which there was no outlet. No doubt the exquisite beauty of the buildings I saw was the outcome of the last surgings of the now purposeless energy of mankind before it settled down into perfect harmony with the conditions under which it lived – the flourish of that triumph which began the last great peace. This has ever been the fate of energy in security; it takes to art and to eroticism, and then come languor and decay.

The Time Machine (written by H.G. Wells in 1895)


“I’m not gonna give you some bullshit hokey speech and tell you that if you come to some epiphany about your dad you’re gonna make a breakthrough and everything’s gonna be pizza and blowjobs.”

Manic (directed by Jordan Melamed in 2001)


“Let me give you a little inside information about God: God likes to watch. He’s a prankster. Think about it – he gives man instincts. He gives you this extraordinary gift, and then what does he do? I swear, for his own amusement, his own private, cosmic gag reel, he sets the rules in opposition. It’s the goof of all time. Look, but don’t touch. Touch, but don’t taste. Taste, don’t swallow. And while you’re jumping from one foot to the next, what is he doing? He’s laughing his sick fucking ass off!

“He’s a tight-ass! He’s a sadist! He’s an absentee landlord! Worship that? NEVER!”

The Devil’s Advocate (directed by Taylor Hackford in 1997)


“You know like in the movies just as the good guy is about to kill the bad guy, he cocks his gun. Now why didn’t he have it cocked? Because that sound is scary.”

Phone Booth (directed by Joel Schumacher in 2002)


“If I remember correctly, you didn’t like the sporting goods job. Working in the investment firm wasn’t for you either. Or the oil rig job. You didn’t exactly finish up with flying colors in the Air National Guard, junior. What are you cut out for? Partying? Chasing tail? Driving drunk? What do you think you are, a Kennedy? You’re a Bush. Act like one!”

W. (directed by Oliver Stone in 2008)


“Hard to read the wispy novice. Is she a sphinx or simply stupid? Artfully dishevelled today. The tweedy tramp coat is an abhorrence. It seems to say “I’m just like you.” But clearly she’s not. A fey person, I suspect.”

Notes on a Scandal (directed by Richard Eyre in 2006)


“Dear God, thank you for all your blessings. You’ve given me so many things, like good health, nice parents, a nice truck, and what I’m told is a large penis, and I’m very grateful.”

Election (directed by Alexander Payne in 1999)


“Do you know how hard it is to make it as an indie band these days? There are so many of us, and we’re all so cute and it’s like if you don’t get on Letterman or some retarded soundtrack, you’re screwed, okay? Satan is our only hope. We’re working with the beast now. And we’ve got to make a really big impression on him. And to do that, we’re going to have to butcher you. And bleed you. And then Dirk here is gonna wear your face.”

Jennifer’s Body (directed by Karyn Kusama in 2009)


“Honey, I am seven fox years old. My father died at seven and a half. I don’t want to live in a hole anymore, and I’m going to do something about it.”

Fantastic Mr. Fox (directed by Wes Anderson in 2009)


“There’s more vodka in this piss than there is piss.”

Gattaca (directed by Andrew Niccol in 1997)


“I know how difficult it must be for you to overcome all those years of upper middle-class suburban oppression. Must be tough. But the next time you storm the PTA crusading for better lunch meat, or whatever it is you white girls complain about, ask them WHY they can’t buy a book written by a black man!”

10 Things I Hate About You (directed by Gil Junger in 1999)


“I don’t want them bribed, Jack. I want it done legally. I want them bought.”

The Aviator (directed by Martin Scorsese in 2004)


“Why you care about small things? World very simple place. World only have two things: things you can eat, and things you no can eat.”

Final Fantasy IX (produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi in 2000)


“I’m gonna need some guys. Not these guys because, well, they’re kind of dead.”

Batman: Under the Red Hood (directed by Brandon Vietti in 2010)


“Chaos reigns.”

Antichrist (directed by Lars von Trier in 2009)


“I will step outside the church if that’s what needs to be done, till the door should shut behind me! I will do what needs to be done, though I’m damned to Hell! You should understand that, or you will mistake me.”

Doubt (directed by John Patrick Shanley in 2008)


“I’ve always wished for more artistic talent. Well, murder can be an art, too. The power to kill can be just as satisfying as the power to create.”

Rope (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948)


“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

The Picture of Dorian Gray (well written by Oscar Wilde in 1890)


“This was the story of Howard Beale: the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.”

Network (directed by Sidney Lumet in 1976)


“Death is the road to awe.”

The Fountain (directed by Darren Aronofsky in 2006)


The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.

The God Delusion (written by Richard Dawkins in 2006)


“I don’t swear just for the hell of it. Language is a poor enough means of communication; I think we should use all the words we’ve got. Besides, there are damn few words that anybody understands.”

Inherit the Wind (directed by Stanley Kramer in 1960)


“Pardon me, sir, but I lost my I.D. in… in a flood.”

American Graffiti (directed by George Lucas in 1973)


“The richest one percent of this country owns half our country’s wealth, five trillion dollars. One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It’s bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.

“We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a part of it. You’ve got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I’ve still got a lot to teach you.”

Wall Street (directed by Oliver Stone in 1987)


“You know, I’ve come across a lot of psychos, but none as fucking boring as you. You are a real boring fuck. Sorry, sorry. I know you disapprove of swearing so I’ll sort that out. You are a boring F, star, star, CUNT!”

In the Loop (directed by Armando Iannucci in 2009)


“Your sister keep you warm at night, does she?”

Days of Heaven (directed by Terrence Malick in 1978)


“I’ve got all five senses and I slept last night, that puts me six up on the lot of you.”

Brick (directed by Rian Johnson in 2005)


“Shoot, you animals. They’ll pay you well for Darwin’s hide.”

The Fall (directed by Tarsem in 2006)


“Believe me, somewhere in this business this has happened before.”

Mad Men – Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency (directed by Lesli Linka Glatter in 2009)


Who, though – who among the host of devils could fault that sea creature of many years ago for gazing out from the mediary muck of its existence upon that muddy bank and open air and sunshine, and innocently wondering what beauty and music and greatness and joy might lie in wait up there? There, there would this monster make a man.

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore (written by Benjamin Hale in 2011)


“You don’t know how many times I’ve seen that same cow-eyed, say-it-isn’t-so look of disbelief. Every bumpkin who comes in from the sticks looks exactly as you do now.”

Speed Racer (directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski in 2008)


“That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle-aged, middle-class, middle-income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family and American values and character. And you wave an old photo of the President’s girlfriend and you scream about patriotism, you tell them she’s to blame for their lot in life… and you go on television and you call her a whore.”

The American President (directed by Rob Reiner in 1995)


“Just a lifelong obsession, Jimbo. I’ll get over it.”

Treasure Planet (directed by Ron Clements and John Musker in 2002)


“Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of man’s downfall.”

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (directed by J. Lee Thompson in 1972)


“Jack Stanton could also be a great man, if he wasn’t such a faithless, thoughtless, disorganized, undisciplined shit.”

Primary Colors (directed by Mike Nichols in 1998)


“We’re the first civilization in all of human history that made fun important. And, gosh, by that fundamental moral standard… George Lucas is a friggin’ saint.”

The People vs. George Lucas (directed by Alexandre O. Phillippe in 2010)


“All right,” thought the Devil. “We will have a tussle. I’ll give you land enough; and by means of that land I will get you into my power.”

How Much Land Does a Man Need? (written by Leo Tolstoy in 1886)


She hated the namelessness of women in stories, as if they lived and died so that men could have metaphysical insights.

The Art of Fielding (written by Chad Harbach in 2011)


“Suppose I tell you exactly what’s gonna happen to you. You’re gonna be back in television. Only it won’t be quite the same as it was before. There’ll be a reasonable cooling-off period, and then somebody will say, ‘Why don’t we try him again in an inexpensive format? People’s memories aren’t too long.’

“And you know, in a way, he’ll be right. Some of the people will forget, and some of them won’t. Oh, you’ll have a show. Maybe not the best hour or, you know, top 10. Maybe not even in the top 35. But you’ll have a show. It just won’t be quite the same as it was before.

“Then a couple of new fellas will come along, and pretty soon, a lot of your fans will be flocking around them. And then one day, somebody’ll ask, ‘Whatever happened to, ah, whatshisname? You know, the one who was so big. The number-one fella a couple of years ago. He was famous! How can we forget a name like that?'”

A Face in the Crowd (directed by Elia Kazan in 1957)


“Always check your candy.”

Trick ‘r’ Treat (direct by Michael Dougherty in 2007)


“I’m going to count to three. And then I’m going to move the coin.”

X-Men: First Class (directed by Matthew Vaughn in 2011)


“From now on we are enemies, You and I. Because You choose for Your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile boy and give me for reward only the ability to recognize the incarnation. Because You are unjust, unfair, unkind, I will block You, I swear it. I will hinder and harm Your creature on earth as far as I am able.”

Amadeus (directed by Milos Foreman in 1984)


“Did you know Indians are living proof that niggers fuck buffalo?”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (written by Sherman Alexie in 2007)


“Why, there they are both, baked in that pie.”

Titus Andronicus (written by William Shakespeare in 1590-ish)


“You can’t win an argument just by being right!”

Four Lions (directed by Chris Morris in 2010)


It felt like religious kitsch, as tacky as a black velvet painting, the kind of fantasy that appealed to people who ate too much fried food, spanked their kids, and had no problem with the theory that their loving God invented AIDS to punish the gays.

The Leftovers (written by Tom Perrotta in 2011)


“She has the face of Buddha and the heart of a scorpion.”

Raise the Red Lantern (directed by Zhang Yimou in 1991)