“OH, Yeah, baby!” an Ode to One-Liners

SM“I do not think that means what you think it means!” (Princess Bride)

“Stop rhyming and I mean it!” “Anybody want a peanut?” (Viceni to the Giant – Princess Bride)

“Say hello to my little friend!” (Scarface)

“My Captain! My Captain!” (Dead Poets Society)

“I’m not angry, I’ve just been in a bad mood for 40 years!” (Steel Magnolias…I’m not sure I’ve got the quote exactly right on this one…)

“I’m pretty sure the answer to that one is going to be “I Am Groot”” (Guardians of the Galaxy)

“Take off the shiny suit and what are you, huh?” “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.” (Capt. America & Iron Man – The Avengers)

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (Gone With the Wind)

“Buehler?  Buehler?” (Ferris Buehlers Day Off)

Ah! The snappy, witty come back.  The throw-away, one liner that ends up being the quote of the month/year/decade.  I love it!!

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend and I have to say that I immediately wanted to queue up and see it again.  It’s fun, it’s funny and OMGosh, the witty repartee!!  It was fabulous!!  And, OH!, the one-liners!!  There are so many, I’m going to have to see it again just to catch them all.JAWS_Movie_poster

One of the things I adore most in a book or a movie is wit.  Seriously, don’t you love it?  The snappy comebacks, the clever banter.  Great writing that translates on the page as brilliant back-and-forth between characters on the screen?  Fabulous!  I know I’ve mentioned before that we still snicker and snork over so many lines from The Princess Bride that it’s almost cultish.  (I’m not saying I want to build a summer home here…)  Same with a friend of mine and the unscripted line from Jaws, “I think we’re going to need a bigger boat!”  And with a college friend, it’s Monty Python.  (“Fechez la Vache!)

Sometimes they become a part of the lexicon.  A generation’s language, a shorthand of global proportions, comes from movies that become iconic and nearly universal.  “Life is like a box of chocolates.”   “Run! Forrest, Run!” (Forrest Gump);  “Yo, Adrian!” (Rocky)’  “Stella!” (On the Waterfront); “Heeeeeres Johnny!” (The Shining/Johnny Carson show)

And some are just between you and the person with whom you saw the movie like my sister and I, when things get heavy duty and more expansive than expected:  “Muah-dib, we have worm-sign the likes of which even God has never seen!” (Dune – terrible version of the book, but oh! Patrick Stewart!)

Guardians of the Galaxy is, I can tell, going to be one of those movies.  The quotable ones.  The one-liner-becomes-lexicon ones.  Yep, it’s that good.

It’s also really, really fun.  There are elements of the serious hero movies like Superman and the Avengers, Iron Man and Capt. America – hey there’s even the usual cameo by Stan Lee – but the flat out, don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously humor of it is just impossible not to love.   The moment you expect to be poignant is cracked by a joke.  The moment you expect to be a joke, suddenly becomes poignant.

6119c9ff591fc215015594162ed92301.w980.h290._CR0,0,980,290_Now don’t get me wrong, there are PLENTY who are already panning the movie.  “Too slow!”  “Too flippant!” “Too cerebral!” (Seriously?  This movie couldn’t be cerebral if you spanked it with a spinal column!!)  But, for me, it’s so incredibly well done, and so carefully “timed” in terms of action vs. repartee, pathos vs. blatant laughs, and seriously clever humor (“Metaphor!”) that as I said, I want to see it again.  Grins.

What about you, Bandits and Buddies?  Answer a few or answer them all….

Do you love a good wit in your movies?  That humorous banter that just calls out to be used in everyday conversation?  (“Amok! Amok! Amok!” – Hocus Pocus)

Or do you like that more subtle insult wit like Cap and Tony Stark?  (“I’ll draw your blood for that sir!” “Tis I am the leech, yet you would draw my blood? I think not!” – Colonial Gov to Capt. Blood – Capt. Blood)

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet?  (No spoilers!)  Or are you going to see it?

Do you like your humor mixed with other things – humorous action movies like Marvel – or straight up, as in Austin Powers, or Robin Hood Men in Tights?

Do you like the witty in those fab English Historicals?  Having recently read Donna’s Whisky Laird, and Christina Brooke’s Wickedest Lord Alive, I’m REALLY enjoying the wit of the English.  My pal Barbara Devlin is also a past-master at the witty repartee in her heroes and heroines.  I have laughed so much at some of the things Lady Rebecca managed to say without being “caught” at it in her My Lady the Spy!  Ha!  And our own Anna C’s books are packed with wit and sly innuendo.  I must confess that I have sometimes not even captblood1caught the best of them on the first read, they’re so clever.  Go, Anna!  Ha!

(While I focused on the historical here, each of the Bandits has that wit – sharp and pointy!  I love it! – in and of themselves and in their various characters.  I ADORE blogging with them for that, much less reading their books.  Ha!)

What’s the wittiest book you’ve enjoyed?  What book can you think of that has that great back and forth repartee in the dialogue?

What’s your favorite movie for great innuendo and wit in the dialogue?  (Thomas Crown Affaire!!  The whole movie is a study in repartee between the Renee Russo character and the Thomas Crowne character!)

What’s your favorite movie and book for one-liners? (Movie – Princess Bride; Book – Elizabeth Peters’ Crocodile on the Sandbank where Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson verbally spar whilst running for their lives!) )

So….what about YOU???

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  • Amy Conley says:

    I love witty movies. “There’s no crying in baseball” has been used in this house probably more than any since 3 of the 5 members of this household are kn the movie ss e, tras. There are a few fro. The original VACATION, and yes, Forezt has his own . Two of hubbie’s favs come from UNCLE BUCK and Caddyshack.

    Personally I love old movies, can’t get much wittrr yhan THE THIN MAN movies as far as I’m concerned.

    • Amy Conley says:

      OMG sorry for the massive amounts of typos. EKKKK!

      • Jeanne Adams says:

        Heehee! Amy, if I try to comment from my phone or Kindle, that’s what I get too. Snork! Kinda crazy though….like that reading test that gets passed around the ‘net, I understood it perfectly.

        The rooster thinks it’s code though. He’s decided you’re declaring your undying love.

        Bwahahahaha!!!

    • Amy, congrats on snagging the rooster! I hope he’ll behave himself.

      “There’s no crying in baseball” is a great line, and we love the Thin Man movies. The dh and I have rented them all. We could’ve sworn our golden retriever was watching Asta onscreen.

  • Jane says:

    Hello Jeanne,
    I haven’t seen GOTG yet, but I hope to soon. I love comic book movies. I don’t know much about the GOTG comics, but the movie looks fun. “Better Off Dead” is one of my favorites and is famous for its “I want my two dollars” line.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      You’ll love it, Jane! And I remember that line from Better Off Dead!

      Speaking of dollars, most don’t remember it, but for a while the “iconic” quotable line was “I. Want. My. Two. Hunnerd. Dollars!” by Tatum O’Neil from Paper Moon. :>

      You reminded me of that one, which is fun, because I’ve not seen that one – or Better Off Dead – in forever!!

  • Amy Conley says:

    As for book with great one-liners, hands down it has to be “CONFESSIONS OF A CRACKED SOUTHERN BELLE”, by Susan Rheinhardt, I hope I spelled her last name correctly.

  • flchen1 says:

    How fun, Jeanne! I do love good wit in your movies–I’ll take the humor any way they’ll provide it, whether it’s subtler (no guarantee I’ll “get” it though 😉 ) or the out and out parodies. I have not yet seen GotG but keep hearing good things!

    I LOVE witty in historicals and in contemporaries! SEP, Julie James, Loretta Chase, Joanna Bourne, Shelly Laurenston, Sarah Mayberry… no matter the genre, I love the authors who can make me laugh whether it’s their sparkling dialogue or the characters and scenarios or all of the above.

    Thomas Crowne Affair was excellent, and well, the Princess Bride is rewatchable, over and over!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Fedora! Wasn’t the Thomas Crowne Affaire wonderful? I adore that movie!!

      GOTG is so funny it’s on the verge of parody, and yet never slides over that slippery edge. :>

      That reminds me of GalaxyQuest, however, with Tim Allen. LOVE that movie! (“Never Give Up, Never Give In!”)

  • Helen says:

    Jeanne

    So many good one liners one of my all time favourites is the one from Jaws 🙂

    And I love a book that makes me laugh and cry with the banter that goes one there have been so many of them it would take me a while to think of them LOL I have just walked in the door from 11 hours at work

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Oooh, Helen! Eleven hours! Well kick back, girlfriend, and have something warm on a cool day, grab a book and relax! Grins. Thanks for popping in.

      And yes, that line from Jaws is SO funny in all the right ways.

  • Hi Jeanne!

    Thanks for the book love. (Mwah) I love a book that makes me laugh out loud. Those are the best.

    My daughter and I are planning to see GOTG tomorrow! It’s the cheap movie night ($5 tickets) and free popcorn. Can’t wait.

    Hmmm…best movie with one-liners that hasn’t already been mentioned…When Harry Met Sally.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Donna, the Whisky Laird was particularly fun and “quippy” – my own term, obviously. Grins. You do write some sassy dialogue!

      All of our Banditas do, which I love.

      Oh! Harry met Sally!! “I’ll have what she’s having” SNORK!!!

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    Prefer humor mixed in with other things. I love the part in the Avengers where Thor is defending Loki. “He is my brother,” he says. Then Scarlet Johannsen informs him, “He’s killed eighty-seven people in two days.” Without missing a beat, Thor says,”He’s adopted.” Don’t much care for straight up comedies like Austin Powers. I do love humor in my books as well. When two detectives are standing at the scene of a crime, say a woman had her throat cut and things are pretty gruesome, but one of the cops tells a joke or they engage in lively repartee to somewhat lighten the mood, that only adds to the story’s appeal. It helps give you a better feel for the characters as well. I do plan to see GOTG and am sure, judging from the previews, I will find it as entertaining as you.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Debbie! Oh, that line from Avengers is one of my favorites!! So much of the one-liners from Avengers are Tony Starks lines, but that one is superb.

      My youngest and I, when discussing things I want him to do, which he’s reluctant (read: bedtime, bath, stopping anything to do what he’s supposed to do), can often be cajoled by getting him into an Avengers Moment:
      Me: C’mon, it’ll be fun, like Budapest all over again.
      Him: “You and I remember Budapest very differently.”

      Of course, I really like the black humor as well, and the cops/marines/soldiers/etc. using it to lighten a grim situation make it so snappy in dialogue. And it’s realistic, too. People relieve the tension and the horror with humor – sometimes its how we survive at all. Ha!

      You’re going to love GOTG if you like that kind of gallows humor. There’s a lot of it.

  • “I’ll be your Huckleberry.”

    “Why, Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle. How lewd.”

    “Okay, lunger.”

    “Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.”

    “You tell them I’m coming…and hell’s coming with me!”

    “Nonesense, I have not yet begun to defile myself.”

    Guess the movie. 🙂

  • Jo Robertson says:

    Such a clever post, Jeanne. And how broad your knowledge of overarching cultural signposts!

    In TV and films I love the wit and nuance of facial expressions and body language. We continue to watch “Inspector Lewis” for this reason. So much is said without the actual language.

    And Seinfeld, the show that almost wasn’t, is full of lines my kids still quote to each other to this day!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Jo, you make me sound downright erudite! Snork!! I love that. Resume builder, right there.

      I’m a piker compared to a friend of mine who, upon frequent occasion, has entire conversations with her daughter, all in movie lines/references. :>

      And I ADORE Inspector Lewis! I’ve only caught a few, they keep moving the time slot in my market and it’s always inconvenient, and then I forget to TIVO it. Arrrrgh! A lot of the BBC programs use that incredible non-verbal focus. You see it in Downton Abbey, North and South (Train Scene anyone?), and the Inspector Morse stories as well.

  • Stephanie Scott says:

    I saw Guardians and enjoyed it. I see most of the comic book movies, even the smaller not so great ones. This one, the CG was a bit of an overload at times, though that’s the type of movie this is. I loved The Avengers but sometimes it was CG overkill for me, where I have trouble even telling what’s happening on the screen. I swear my vision is fine (in contacts) but too much exlplody makes me tune out.

    But thankfully this movie has a lot of heart and is largely appropriate for kids–though I saw kids I thought were far too young to be there, but thankfully nothing in the movie was too risque; maybe 2-3 lines that younger kids wouldn’t get anyway.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      HI Stephanie! I totally agree about there being a ton of CG. :> That “blanket” around the enemy ship did weird things to my vision too. :>

      There are always some of the “waaaaay toooo young for this” in the theatres these days. I sound like an old fogey saying that, but I feel there are ratings for a REASON. (And don’t get me started…) Ha!

  • Deb says:

    Fun post, Jeanne. You have always been good with the one-line zingers, too. 😉 I must not be thinking well today because I can’t think of any one-liners from books or movies. I like them, and I like humor in my movies and in my reading. Sometimes, though, when there is a one-liner in a movie not meant to be a totally humorous movie, I sometimes don’t catch it. It’s unexpected. But, when I do catch it, it’s great. This really doesn’t seem to make sense, so hope you get my drift.
    My sister used to have a one-liner that was cute. When someone would ask what she knew or what was up, she’d respond, “It takes a pretty big duck to weigh a ton.” Not sure where she got that, or why.

    • Deb says:

      There are a lot of fun one-liners in THE BIG BANG THEORY, especially from Sheldon and Penny. The best part of that show is when those two characters are in a scene by themselves. I even find myself snorking a lot. 🙂 Almost uncontrollably.

      • Jeanne Adams says:

        Deb, I love Big Bang Theory. I don’t get to watch it much because it’s on right when I have to be getting kids ready for bed during the school year, but when I’ve caught it, I have LOL. :>

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Deb! I’m so with you in that sometimes, in those more serious movies, the good one-liners will zing right by me because I’m waaaaaay into the story. Hav to confess that the movie Suz mentioned above is one that I had to see several times before I caught the whole “argument in Latin” thing as being funny.

      Grins.

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    I have to confess, I’m still preening over Jo saying I have a good knowledge of “overarching cultural signposts”

    Grins.

  • Jeanne, the boy saw Guardians and thought it was great. The dh and I are hoping to get there soon.

    I’m not as good for remembering movies with witty repartee. There were some great exchanges between James Spader and William Shatner on Boston Legal and between Candice Bergen and, oh, everybody on Murphy Brown.

    I did like the Star Wars bit when, in The Empire Strikes back, Leia tells Han, “I love you” and he responds, “I know.” Then in Return of the Jedi, when they’re cornered by Imperial troops, he says, “I love you,” and she says, “I know” and shows him the blaster she has hidden.

    Then there’s Yoda’s “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

    And C3PO’s Captain Obvious line, as the ground shakes, “Sir, it’s possible this asteroid is not entirely stable.”

    Or Lando Calrissian’s “This deal is getting worse all the time.”

    And of course, Spock: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one.” Though I think it’s Kirk who adds the “or the one,” to which Spock nods.

    And Lois Lane, when Superman catches her after she falls from the stranded Daily Planet helicopter. Superman: “Don’t worry, miss. I’ve got you.”
    Lois (flinging arms around his neck). “You’ve got me? Who’s got you?”

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Oh, those are ALL good ones, Nancy! I love the Lois Lane one. I’d forgotten that one. And of course there’s always the iconic Star Wars one:

      These are not the droids you’re looking for…”

      Bwahahah! And OH! Murphy Brown! Not a line went by that wasn’t a zinger. Grins.

      You’ll love GOTG, as it is relatively faithful to the comics in keeping Starlord snarky and just on the edge of being incorrigible.

      And the MUSIC is outstanding. Came right home and both Eldest Son and I bought the soundtrack. Ha!

      • How could I forget the droids line?

        I don’t read the GOTG comic book, so the movie will be all new to me. Good to know about the soundtrack.

        I forgot to say that I have seen Captain Blood, once on the big screen, even, when a two-screen theater in Chapel Hill was showing classic movies on one screen every weekend. That movie is often overlooked, maybe because it’s in black & white, but I think it’s wonderful! It was Errol Flynn’s debut and was also the first of his fabulous duels with Basil Rathbone (who fenced for Britain in the Olympics).

  • Jeanne, what a fun post! And I love the pics – wasn’t Erroll a handsome devil? My two faves of his movies are Robin Hood and the Sea Hawk. There’s a lovely scene where he declares his feelings for Marian where he’s threatening to jump out the window onto a fat guard if she doesn’t say she loves him (it’s funny in the movie!). Not sure it counts as a one-liner, though. And thank you for mentioning my books – always get a glow when you do that. I think our own Christina writes some of the wittiest dialogue around. She’s Georgette Heyer worthy! Speaking of Georgette Heyer, I recently read Black Sheep and the dialogue in that had me snickering and snorting like a loon. VERY funny and highly recommended.

    The wittiest movie I can think of is an old one – How to Steal a Million with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. It’s such a charmer and well worth hunting down if you haven’t seen it.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Oh, I LOVE that scene in Robin Hood! “Have you no care for the guard?” Grins. That’s all I remember, but the whole scene is fun. And of course the snarky quips fly with the sheriff and Robin fighting for control of the stairs…

      SeaHawk! Thank you! THAT’s the name of that dratted movie! Could visualize it but not remember it. Erroll sure did a lot of swinging from ropes and fencing during his career, didn’t he? Ha!

      I’ll have to get the How To Steal a Million. Your recco’s are always great.

      And yes, Christina has a real sharp talent and making the dialogue snap with wit. (WTG, Mme! Wish you could teach it to me!!)

    • Wow, Jeanne and Fo, I’m very flattered you think my books are witty! Thank you, you’ve made my day!

      Jeanne, I love your clever, goofball sense of humour. I always think of you when Phineas and Ferb comes on because they have that combination of slyness, smarts and off-the wall brilliance that you have!

      Anna, your books always have clever wordplay, double entendre and witty repartee, even the ones with darker themes. The verbal exchanges between your hero and heroine are a work of art!

      • Jeanne Adams says:

        So I replied to this and it disappered…*cue twilgiht zone music*

        Actually, I’d like to raise my hand *raises hand* and testify that Anna C’s humor in the darker books, esp, my Darling Matthew’s book, Untouched is at once witty, clever and sly. As stated, had to reread to catch it all…and still not sure I’ve caught it ALL! Hahaha!! TOtally agree with you Christina!

        And wow, I’m gonna get the big head. First Jo says Im in touch with cultural signposts and now I’m being compared to the awesome and outstanding Phineas and Ferb? Wow. Go me!! Best day of the week so far!

        Grins.

  • Saralee says:

    Jeanne, what a great post! I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy and thought it was a hoot! All of Peter Quill’s off-kilter pop-culture references made me laugh out loud. (“On my planet we have the Legend of Footloose, where brave hero Kevin Bacon teaches a whole town full of people with sticks up their butts that dancing is the best thing!” And the green-skinned alien girl says, “Who put the sticks up their butts? That was cruel!”) Also, the music was great.

    I love movies with great dialogue, like Bull Durham and the first Batman movie.

    And I love funny books like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and pretty much anything by P.G. Wodehouse.

    And online, The Bloggess is totally hilarious (and also swears a blue streak, so be warned).

    Humor really lifts my spirits and makes my day. Bring it on!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Thanks, Saralee! I’m LOL because I thought the first Batman was fabulous for the dialogue. Grins. My sons do not concur as they prefer the anarchistic dark drama of the black knight. Ha! Except for youngest who prefers Lego Batman in The Lego Movie. Especially his song….”Darkness…” SNORK!! (If you’ve not seen The Lego Movie, people, you MUST, you simply MUST. It’s so “adult” funny it’ll hurt you, an the kids love it too)

      Bull Durham is WONDERFUL, and not because I adore the Durham Bulls Baseball team. :> That movie is just great. My DH and I are still debating if it or Pride of the Yankees is the “best baseball movie around” – a discussion from a long drive. Ha!

      Hitchhiker rules, as does PG Wodehouse. :> Online, I like Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half. Bandita Cassondra introduced me to her work and it really makes me laugh – and think.

      That whole bit with the Kevin Bacon reference? OMGosh, snorked out loud.

      • Saralee says:

        Oh, thanks! I really enjoyed Hyperbole and a Half, and now I’ll put the Lego Movie on my To Be Watched list.

        I think Chris Pratt was in the Lego Movie too, right?

        Fun, fun, fun!

  • catslady says:

    I love variety so I like a little bit of everything. Men in Black is one of our favorites for one liners and Princess Bride oh and Indiana Jones and The Mummy and oh so many more lol.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Oh, Indiana! Yes, ma’am, that’s a good one. “Snakes. Why does it always have to be snakes.” or “Bad dates…”

      And the Mummy is just chock-full of witty banter. Even in the second and third they keep it so funny and fresh! :>

  • Jeanne, fab post! And thank you again for the mention. I’m blushing 🙂

    Of course you would know my answer to the questions. I LOVE witty banter in movies. There are so many to choose from. I”m extremely fond of Cary Grant as someone who always bantered well with his leading lady. The Philadelphia Story, To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember. But for me there has to be something vital and serious at stake or the banter doesn’t have that double edge to it that makes it matter. The emotion has to be there, simmering beneath the surface and I think Grant did that extremely well.

    For a more modern version, I really enjoyed THIS MEANS WAR — that movie has action, romance and fantastic dialogue, both between romantic interests and the two men who are vying to get the girl.

    And of course I love Georgette Heyer, the mistress of wit!

    Thank you again for the mention! Big hugs!!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      But of course! Grins.

      And OH YES! on Cary Grant. Haven’t seen This Means War, although I wanted to. Must see if I can NetFlix it. :>

      And Georgette was a past mistress at the banter and making it MEAN something – covering the deeper issue, or giving courage to the participants to actually FACE the deeper issue

  • Becke says:

    Jeanne,
    This is when I just hate geezer brain. I love the one-liners!

    I loved the way Sally ordered food When Harry Met Sally

    Sean Connery and Candice Bergman were fabulous in the Wind and the Lion.

    Diane Kelly does a good job with one-liners in her series.
    b

  • Shannon says:

    Oh lines. Princess Bride. Star Trek. Star Wars.

    But I went to a local theater’s production of Spamalot, a musical based mainly on Monty Python’s Life of Brian. So I pulled a couple from the web page that lists such things for those of us who no longer can memorize the really long funny parts.

    Peasant with political leanings: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    Cleric explaining the divine grenade’s use: And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.

    And the Lady Diva’s complaint:
    What ever happened to my part?
    It was exciting at the start.
    Now we’re halfway through Act 2
    And I’ve had nothing yet to do.

    and towards the end of her lament…

    I might as well go to the Pub
    They’ve been out searching for a shrub
    Out shopping for a Bush
    Well they can kiss my Tush
    It seems to me they’ve really lost the plot

    As for books, I can rarely remember which were funny. I did love the exchange of letter in Three Weeks with Lady X.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Snork! Shannon, we sometimes get off on the tangent of the Holy Hand Grenade.

      Oh, and there is often occasion for a rousing chorus of “I am not dead yet!” from Spamalot. SNORK!!

  • I love all of these one-liners!

    From The Mummy :

    “Patience is a virtue!” “Not right now it isn’t!”

    “Why did you kiss me?” “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

    “He’s chosen his human sacrifice.” “Bad luck, old girl.”

    Or from another favorite – My Favorite Year starring Peter O’Toole

    He’s standing in the ladies’ room peeing and a woman comes in and shrieks

    “This is for ladies!”
    He turns towards her with his “sword” in hand and says “So is this, madam, but I do like to run a bit of water through it now and then.”

    And when someone asks him “What kind of actor are you?”

    “I’m not an actor. I’m a movie star!”

    Then there is my favorite broad – Mae West. She walks up to the registration desk at a swanky hotel. She is COVERED in diamonds. The girl who checks her in says “Oh my goodness!” Mae starts up the stairs, looks over her shoulder and says “Goodness had nothing to do with it.”

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Bwahahahah! I adore Mae West! :> And I remember all of those in the mummy. ANd I particularly love the one, “Small little men like you always get their comeuppance!”

      Grins.

  • And the line from Steele Magnolias is :

    “I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for forty years.”

    Another fav of mine from that movie is :

    “If you can’t say anything nice about anyone, come sit by me.”