These are some of my favorite, most quotable movie lines of all time. Try not to be intimidated by the level of sophistication in this diverse list of movies that have formed my character.
“Come out, little dudes…we don’t want to hurt you, we just want to kidnap you!”
-Fester, the 3 Ninjas
perfect for adding humor and/or suspense to any game of hide-and-seek
“You think that, Jane, if it makes you happy.”
-Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
A good retort to anyone who persists in voicing irrationally optimistic opinions.
“We neither of us perform to strangers.”
-Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
I quietly whisper this to Abby when she refuses to be friendly.
“Won’t you join me in taking a turn about the room? It’s so refreshing!”
-Miss Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
Oh, I just remembered one more. I wish this was still a socially validated form of exercise. Elizabeth Bennet would never have felt peer pressure to do something like P90X!
“You don’t know what I suffer!”
“Have you no compassion for my poor nerves!”
-Mrs. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
Useful to have in the back pocket for those martyr-mother moments. And yes, I realize that makes four quotes from this movie, but please! It’s six hours of Jane Austen. You’re lucky I’m stopping there.
“Put your sunbonnet on! Your skin’s going to get all leathery!”
Ma, Little House on the Prairie premiere
Perfect for going outside almost any day here in Central Texas.
“What am I, invisible?”
Margaret, the Buttercream Gang
Appropriate in almost any imaginable situation.
“Goodbye, George, see you next Thursday!”
-Franck, Father of the Bride
A great farewell to anyone who’s just taken a handful of illegal sleeping pills, or anyone about to doze off the natural way.
“We’ll have the chipper chicken.”
-George, Father of the Bride
We’ve been dieting since New Year’s. Chipper chicken is all we’ve had around here lately!
“We’ll just call you Rita, Diva with a ‘Tude.”
Sister Mary Clarence, Sister Act 2
With Abby in my life I get to use this one all the time.
“These mashed potatoes are so creamy.”
Midge, While You Were Sleeping
One of the few clearly spoken lines in the midst of a chaotic family dinner scene, this is a favorite to throw into any random conversation.
“You all thought I was stupid, but it was all a big facade.”
-Mr. Vice President, My Fellow Americans
Delivered correctly, this line rhymes “facade” with “parade.” You have to be careful that whoever you’re talking to understands that this is an ironic movie quote, not evidence of your own ignorance.
“Men of sense, whatever you may say, do not want silly wives!”
-Mr. Knightley, Emma
I don’t use this one much any more, but it brought me a lot of comfort in my college days.
“I’m going to Bedfordshire.”
-Bridget, Bridget Jones’ Diary
One of many memorable lines from this movie, but the only one that’s fit to quote in front of a toddler or post on a public domain blog. But what’s not to like about a line that makes my favorite activity–tucking in for the night–sound like a charming English vacation?
“The point is moo.”
-Joey, Friends (yes, I know…not a movie)
As he goes on to explain, a moo point is one that “is so stupid, it’s like something a cow would say.”
“Would you keep that racket down? I’m trying to iron, here!”
Oh, who am I kidding? I could never quote this. To bad Edna doesn’t say “I’m trying to shake the wrinkles out of these shirts,” because that’s all that goes on in my house.
What would you add to this list?