Sunday, February 6, 2011

Movie Quotes Blogfest!

I'm appearing at the blog of Alison Pearce Stevens today!

It's the Top Ten Horror/Science Fiction Movie Quotes Blogfest, hosted by iZombie and Ellie Garratt

I’m a movie fanatic and can quote a lot of films. Narrowing it down to ten was difficult, but here are my favorites in no particular order. (Wonder if we get bonus points if we match someone else?)

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define "interesting"
Wash: Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
- from Serenity

Mike: Putting the men's room in the tower, what was I thinking?
- from Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie

Max: Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me.
- from The Road Warrior

Ash: That's right... who's laughing now... who's laughing now?
- from Evil Dead II

John: All major theme parks have had delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
Ian: But, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.
- from Jurassic Park

Hudson: That's it man, game over man, game over!
- from Aliens

Jack Burton: Are you crazy... Is that your problem?
- from Big Trouble in Little China

Crow T. Robot: Hey, Mike, you think you can toss me my calculations? Thanks! Ah, here it is. "Breach Hull - All Die." Even had it underlined.
- from Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie

Batty: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.
- from Blade Runner

Gwen: Look! I have one job on this lousy ship, it's stupid, but I'm gonna do it! Okay?
- from Galaxy Quest

So, what’s your favorite movie quote?

Big thanks to Jeffrey at World of the Scribe for his fantastic nine out of ten review of CassaStar!


Mason Canyon said...

Like your list. A few of those are favorites of mine - Galaxy Quest, Big Trouble in Little China, Aliens and Jurassic Park. I especially like the opening of Jurassic Park where they guy is screaming, "Shoot her, shoot her."

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The Words Crafter said...

Galaxy Quest! I love that movie! One of my favorite ones: "Well, I got nowhere else to go, the ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones." from the new Star Trek

Donea Lee said...

I have a Serenity quote, too! And love Big Trouble in Little China - a tucked-in-tank on guy never looked so good ~ :) Great list - Jurassic Park, Alien...and yay to the King of Kitsch (in a good way) - Bruce C! Thanks for sharing ~

James Garcia Jr said...

It is said that great minds think alike. I, too, use the Jurassic Park quote. We differed on the Big Trouble quote, but I'd say we are birds of a feather!!
Very cool!


Gail said...

Ah, The Road Warrior...I will never forget that line!

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Wow, we have 4 of the same movies, one of which is the same quote. Cool. You got good taste.

Ella said...

I like the Blade Runner one and
Jurassic Park quote.
I like in "All About Eve" when
Bette Davis says, ""Fasten your seat belts - it's going to be a bumpy night."
Gosh there are so many great ones. I will have to go check out the fest!

Botanist said...

One of my favourites for sheer awfulness, so bad, pointless, and delivered with an excess of hammed-up contempt that my wife & I can't help but join in whenever we see that part of the movie:

"You rebel scum" - soldier in Return of the Jedi.

My award for brevity, and again the tone makes it:

"Oops" - Trudy appearing out of the mist and firing on the gunship in Avatar.

Charles Gramlich said...

from THe Thing: "YOu've got to be effing kidding me" said...

Great picks, Alex. I like Jack Burton's best, even though I didn't see the movie.
My favorite movie quote: "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!" -Jack Nicholson, A Few Good Men

Arlee Bird said...

No bonus points between our lists. Most of my quotes come from olders movies, but I'm sure that won't surprise anyone. Some great quotes on yours. Am I surprised that one of yours comes from Serenity?

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Unknown said...

My fave quote comes from Serenity. Good ol Kaylee Frye "Going on a year now, I ain't had nothing twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries." Makes me laugh every time.

Lisa said...

Interesting quotes from Jurassic Park. But that is the only movie I know on your list.

PK HREZO said...

I LOVED Mystery Science Theater when I was in college. We watched it all the time late night... so great! Some great quotes here. Hubby and I use a line from Big Trouble in Little China all the time, "Like I always say, check's in the mail ..." lol

Ellie Garratt said...

I did wonder how you would have chosen ten quotes - you watch so many movies.

Game over, man! I love that line; it always makes me laugh. Thank you for taking part.

Top Ten Movie Quotes Blogfest

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Great list of movie quotes, Alex. The "Serenity" one was my favorite :)
I should have participated in this one...

DEZMOND said...

he he he didn't even know that SERENITY had so many hilarious quotes!
I personally prefer quotes from historical films, especially 300 and ELIZABETH THE GOLDEN AGE - a film which basically consists 100% of sentences to remember.

vic caswell said...

big trouble in little china!!!! whoo hoo!!!
and that serenity quote!!!
ooh! and galaxy quest! great pics!!

DL Hammons said...

Great choices. I could have picked a dozen from Serenity alone! And I totally blanked out on Galaxy of my all-time favorites!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mason, Big Trouble and Galaxy Quest had so many, it was difficult to choose!

Good one, Mack!

Words, that was a great line from Star Trek.

Donea, I'll have to see your list then!

James, that's cool. I had about ten Big Trouble quotes selected before settling on that one.

Gail, Road Warrior is just a great film.

Wendy, all right - another quote match!

Ella, that's a good one. Yeah there's going to be some great quotes today.

Botanist, it's the ones you remember that matter!

Charles, The Thing almost made the list.

Robyn - if it wasn't genre specific, that Nicholson line would've been there. And you really should watch Big Trouble for the cheesy fun.

Lee, it was hard to only pick ONE from Serenity as well!

Melissa, that's a good one as well!

Pk - another MST3K fan! I could quote that entire movie. Same with Big Trouble.

Ellie, thanks for holding this fest - it was fun!

Nebular, you should've!

Dezz, my whole list could've been Serenity lines.

Glad you liked them, Aspiring!

Old Kitty said...

I love everything and everyone and every line said in Galaxy Quest!!!!!

Yay!!! Take care

Southpaw said...

Great list. Yes, Galaxy Quest was filled with memorable quotes.

Margo Benson said...

Loved your list and will look up the couple I didn't know. I'm another huge Galaxy Quest fan, it has so many great lines.

Psst....really enjoyed CassaStar!

Dan said...

MST3K! Awesome! Also, seeing a lot of Serenity quotes. Very cool.

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Since I couldn't remember song titles, no way with movie quotes. :0( I did remember most of the scenes from the ones you posted, does that count? Your memory is out of this world! (No pun intended.)

Vicki Rocho said...

There's no way I could remember movie quotes...unless, of course we're talking a Disney movie I've seen 500 times and could recite backwards. But those wouldn't be "favorites" at all.

Luna said...

Great quotes! My mom and I used to be able to quote a ton of lines from the movie Tremors. I was home from school with the flu and we watched that movie over and over and worked on puzzles. Good memories!

broken biro said...

Hello! Good list - I'd forgotten that classic line from Jurassic Park. I love the way Galaxy Quest is popping on several lists - I didn't consider it despite it being one of my fave films: 'It's a rock! It doesn't have motivation!'

Jemi Fraser said...

I think I could make a whole top ten Mal quotes from Firefly - he had some fantastic lines!!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty and Holly, once I started looking, I realized how many there were in Galaxy Quest.

Margo, thank you!!! I'm glad you did.

Dan, I'm a big MST3K fan.

Mary and Vicki, the IMDB really helped with those quotes...

Jamie, a Tremors quote almost mad the cut!

Brio, that's a good line as well!

He sure did, Jemi!

mshatch said...

good god how could I have forgotten Big Trouble in Little China! I own it for crissakes! Great list :)

Mara Nash said...

Your list is great!

I just realized I totally left out the entire Resident Evil franchise and the Aliens franchise. *sigh*

Too many good ones to choose from!

Anonymous said...

That's a great quote from Jurassic Park.... of course I love the humor from MST 3000 too.

dolorah said...

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Mal: Define "interesting"
Wash: Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
- from Serenity

Seriously, wish I'd been this interesting.


Dempsey Sanders said...

great picks from the king of syfy!.
A few I like there plus some I forgotten so thanks for the reminder

M Pax said...

Jurassic Park is one of my all time favorite movies. Serenity and Galaxy Quest, too.

Abby Minard said...

OMG I can't believe I forgot Jurrasic Park!! That is one of my favorite movies of all time. And Mystery Science Theatre 3000 the movie is one of my favorites. I just love it. I think I need to own that one. Thanks for the reminder of these great movies!

Unknown said...

Blade Runner and Serenity are definitely winning - they crop up everywhere (must the quality of the writing.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MsHatch, I had a lot of quotes in mind for Big Trouble.

Mara, there were too many!

Stephen, the whole list could've been MST3K.

Donna, that was the first quote that came to my mind!

Dempsey, us movie fiends could've made a list of thousands...

Abby, you need to purchase MST3K then!

Elaine, yes they seem to be on everyone's list.

Ricky said...

Jack Burton's best quote has got to be "It's all in the reflexes".

Kimberly said...

Jurassic Park, totally forgot about that awesome line.

This is the second blog I've seen a Serenity quote but never seen the movie, now I've got to go check it out.

DiscConnected said...


We both had the same Jurassic Park quote-but it's a classic.

I can't belive I did not think of Serenity-there's a million of them in that movie.

I am a leaf on the wind...



A great list Alex. I love reading things like this, though I don't get to watch the films unless they're on the TV.


Unknown said...

I only recognise one in this list - the Jurassic Park one. But I love it!

Hmm... off the top of my head I can think of a lot favourite quotes from the animated MADAGASCAR movies!

Witless Exposition said...

Great list! How could I have forgotten Evil Dead? I think Netflix is going to have a sci-fi/horror boom from this blogfest!

Unknown said...

Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies! I also love the Jurassic Park reference.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ricky, it was difficult to select just one.

Kimberly, it seems to be THE movie for this fet - you've got to watch it!

Disc, that's a good one as well.

Yvonne, some of these are older movies, so you might see them on TV.

Rachel, add some bloodshed and Madagascar might have qualified for the list!

Witless, I bet it will as well!!

Jeff Beesler said...

Excellent quotes, Alex. And that review wouldn't have been made possible if you hadn't written CassaStar.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Serenity has some great lines. The whole Firefly series was loaded with them. Still haven't forgiven them for not giving that show a chance.

Budd said...

great list, great minds think alike. By Grabthor's hammer.

Danette said...

Love Galaxy Quest! I should have put it on my list but I wasn't on the ball, I guess. And I'm glad to see another person put Jurassic Park on the list. It's a big favorite in the house although it doesn't make my personal top ten. (I paid $70 for the original 'Summer 1993' promo poster as a Christmas gift!)

Lisa Potts said...

Sad to admit I haven't seen a couple of these movies, but I'd totally forgotten about Jurassic Park.
The original Evil Dead is one of my favs, but I couldn't think of any memorable quotes from that one. Yay for Galaxy Quest!

Cheeseboy said...

My favorite quotes are from comedies. Like this one from Groundhog Day"

"Ned, I would love to stay here and talk with you... but I'm not going to"

M.J. Fifield said...

I love that Serenity and Jurassic Park and MST3K on your list. Fantastic quotes all!

CA Heaven said...

Would be cool to join that blogfest, but it's impossibel. I hardly remember a single movie quote, excepth "I'll be back" >:D

Cold As Heaven

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Jeffrey - really appreciate that.

Susan - me neither!!

Budd, that's right!

Danette, you are a devoted fan then! We have the original posters of many movies.

Lisa, I've seen Evil Dead II dozens of times.

Cheeseboy, why does that not surprise me?

Thanks, MJ!

Unspoken said...

Are you crazy? Is that your problem?

Gotta love it!!

Unknown said...

Where's the LIKE button? I wish I had the kind of mind that remembers great quotes... Love yours, definately!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

Serenity has heaps of brilliant quotes.

Kal said...

That 'Blade Runner' quote is the number one of all time I think. You can't claim to be a geek if you don't know it by heart.

My second favorite - Predator

"Why'd you pass on Libya?"

"Oh, just wasn't my style."

"You GOT no style Dutch. Come on, why'd you pass?"

"We a rescue team. Not assassins."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She Writes - that's right!

Thanks Tessa - appreciate that!

Lynda, yes it does.

Kal, not losing my geek card! And wish I'd had room for a Predator quote.

Renee Silvana said...

Haha, I've seen Galaxy Quest quoted almost as many times as Star Wars in this blogfest. It was really a great movie. Nice list!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Such a great list! Forgot about Galaxy Quest too!

Jennie Bailey said...

Excellent list! But I'm not surprised. We have several of the same movies and I almost, almost went with your Jurassic Park quote. So close. It's such a great one!

Jeremy [Retro] said...


that is the best, galaxy quest and big trouble! so many great quotes.

Thank you for being part of this, it was a great time and success.
Jeremy [iZombie]

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Renee, I think Galaxy Quest and Serenity win.

Jennie, we both have great taste.

Jeremy, thanks for hosting this fest!

Carol Kilgore said...

I can't believe you remember all these lines - and character names. The only one of these I remember is the Jurassic Park one. I haven't been awake too long ... I barely remember my name.

Sangu Mandanna said...

Oh God that's so hard - I don't think I could pick A favourite movie quote! Love some of the ones you've got on here.

Hmm... I love a lot of quotes from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Jack Sparrow never fails to crack me up. Jurassic Park and Serenity also have some great lines... No, it's useless. I can't pick one.

The Old Silly said...

Great quotes! Not a horror flick, but Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" (I think) - his classic response to snotty-nosed Harvard Grad marine officer/lawyer's (played by Tom Cruise) request, "I want the truth" - when Nicholson said, "You can't HANDLE the truth!"

Ciara said...

Serenity is one of my faves! I'm a movie junkie. No one wants to watch Star Wars with me because I know every line in the film. LOL

ali cross said...

Dang! How is it I missed this blogfest? Too fun!

A lot of my favorite lines need the visual/audio to make them funny.

"MmmGuy" - Galaxy Quest

"Auto washshshsh" - Fifth Element

"Leelou Dallas, multi pass. Mu-ulti passs" - Fifth Element

"Gimme the cashshsh" - Fifth Element

"Zero stones. Zero crates!" - Fifth Element

Do you get the idea I love Fifth Element? I bet I could come up with a lot more great ones if I thought about it. :)

Talli Roland said...

Great quotes, Alex! :)

Tara said...

This fest was right up your alley, eh?

My fave is not horror/sci-fi. I bet you can guess the movie, though:

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

I can quote that entire movie. Much to hubs, and the kiddies, dismay.

Margo Berendsen said...

Loved the Jurassic Park and Serenity quotes (and of course the Blade Runner one, I picked that one too)

Margo Berendsen said...

Oh yeah and Road Warrior! Awesome! I think you are the first to remember that movie.

Okie said...

What a great list of quotes. Love these. Thanks for the memories. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carol, most days I do good to remember my own name!

Sangu, my original list was much longer than this.

Marvin, had that been allowed, that quote would definitely be on the list.

Ciara, Serentity was very popular in this fest.

Ali, the multi-pass one cracks me up every time!

Tara, The Princess Bride! And what's wrong with knowing every line?

Margo, you're right, I don't remember another Road Warrior line...

Alison Pearce Stevens said...

The ability of men to remember quotes from movies never ceases to amaze (and amuse) me. :)

My all-time favorite movie is The Princess Bride. One of my favorite quotes is from Vizzini: "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line"!" (Yes, I had to look that up.) :)

Thanks for sharing your marketing experiences on my blog today!

Summer Ross said...

Great quotes! I really wanted to participate in this but school is kicking my rump on the weekends and during the week. Have a great day!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

I loved Galaxy Quest!

My favorite movie quotes are all from The Princess Bride, probably. There's really too many memorable to mention.

Alexis said...

That is my favorite quote from Galaxy Quest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Alison, thanks for inviting me! And The Princess Bride is a great movie.

Summer, kick it back.

Carolina, the whole movie is one great quote.

Alexis, I almost forgot it, too!

Doo said...

I pretty much love some of these too! Great choices!

Pat Tillett said...

These are really good!
"we're all going to die!"

Karen Lange said...

Of these. like the Jurassic Park one the best. In general, love to quote The Princess Bride. There are so many useful ones there!

sfdada said...

oh, oh, oh!... great list and great comments! ANYTHING ever said by Kaylee Frye in Serenity or Firefly is practically priceless. Very well written.

I lean more towards being able to still quote the classic Star Wars movies and these are my favorites:

"That's no moon..."


"I know."

But I cringe for every, "delusions of grandeur" and "I've got a bad feeling about this..."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks Doo and Pat!

Karen, that whole movie is a great quote.

Bryan, you know your Star Wars! And Kaylee's "nickers" comment was someone's pick.

Denise Covey said...

Great list. I love the Blade Runner quote best. Great movie.

My fave movie quote: 'Here's lookin' at you kid.' from the late great Humphrey Bogart.

Off to catch your interview.

Copyboy said...

Love that JP line. classic!!! I'm off to check ya out. Wait that didn't come out right!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

We love to quote movies at my home, and we have to guess where, too! (Our range comes from Walt Disney to Jim Hensen, Lol)


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WritingNut said...

Great list and quotes! I haven't seen any of these... actually.. I THINK I saw Aliens... but Serenity is definitely on the list :)

Das Auto! said...

i LOL'd at the Jurassic park quote

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good one, Denise.

Copyboy, I know what you meant.

Writing, you have to see Serenity!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great quotes and great movies make a powerful combination. "Big Trouble in Little China" is one of my cult favorites. It even inspired a video game character from Mortal Kombat!

Jen said...

Great quotes!

Still laughing over the Serenity one :D

I quote movies all the time, much to the enjoyment (er...annoyance) of my family.


Eric said...

My favorite one is the Aliens quote. In fact, I use it all the time to annoy my kids at random moments LOL. My all time favorite though is this:

"I was pondering the immortal words of Socrates who said...I drank what?"

Real Genius - Val Kilmer.

Anonymous said...

These are great quotes! I'm SO glad you quoted Big Trouble in Little China! That movie is outrageous, and I keep asking people whether they've seen it but NO ONE HAS. Except you. You're cool.

Reid Kemper said...

"Putting the men's room in the tower, what was I thinking?" from MST3K is my favorite from your list! I wish I remembered it for my list.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maurice, I didn't know that!

Eric, that movie has a ton of great lines as well!

Mandarin, I try to be cool.

Reid, that's great! It's not a movie many have seen, either.

Karen M. Peterson said...

I wanted to participate in this Blog Fest, but I just couldn't get it together in time to do it. Oh well!

You have some good ones.

That Jurassic Park quote is funny, but it has ALWAYS bothered me.

Disneyland opened in 1955.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Karen, way to be on top of the details!!