Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Movie Quotes That Stick like Bubble Gum


Remember when farmer Ray Kinsella strolled through his Iowa cornfield and a voice whispered, “If you build it, they will come”?
Can you picture the baseball field that came into his mind? I’m guessing, if you were among the millions seeing "Field of Dreams," you can.
Some phrases have lasting impact. They stick in our minds, long after they’re uttered.
What makes these lines so memorable? That's difficult to say, but I bet you’ll be able to, not only remember many of the following 13, but where they came from.
Want to give it a shot? I’ll start easy.


Here are 13 phrases from some of my favorite movies:
1."Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
2."Here's looking at you, kid."
3."Show me the money!"
4."You can't handle the truth!"
5."After all, tomorrow is another day!"
6."You're gonna need a bigger boat."
7."Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
8."I see dead people."
9."Say hello to my little friend!"
10."Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."
11."Go ahead, make my day."
12."Nobody puts 'Baby' in a corner."
13."My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."



Please post your answers in the comments. Then, if you stop by in a day or so, you can check your answers. Thanks.

Sources
http://www.great-quotes-powerful-minds.com/famous-movie-quotes.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI's_100_Years...100_Movie_Quotes

41 comments:

  1. I recognize 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11. I never would have got your example, though, because I haven't seen Field of Dreams!

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  2. I recognize one through nine and then 11 and 12. Funny though, you posted this on Star Wars Day. Didn't know it was Star Wars Day? It is.

    May the Forth Be With You!

    Thank you I'll be here all week.

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  3. 1. The Wizard of Oz
    2. Cassablanca
    3. Jerry Maguire
    4. A Few Good Men
    5. GWTW
    6. Jaws
    7. Forrest Gump
    8. The Sixth Sense
    9. ? Not sure I've seen this one
    10. Though I have not seen it, I'm going to guess Dracula
    11. I know the character, but not the movie
    12. Dirty Dancing
    13. I feel I should know this one. I'm probably going to kick myself later, aren't I?

    I think you might recognize the subject of my T13 this week. ;)

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  4. Wow, flashback city. It's interesting the way a single sentence can make me remember a whole movie.

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  5. Everything Heather said with the addition of

    9. Scarface (which I've never seen, but have heard the quote numerous times.)

    10. Definitely Dracula.

    11. Sudden Impact (which I've seen part of)

    I recognize that 13 is an older movie, but I don't know which one.

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  6. I recognised most of them. Great list.

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  7. Wizard of Oz; Casablanca; Jerry Maguire; A Few Good Men; GWTW; Jaws; Forrest Gump; The Sixth Sense; Scarface; Dracula; One of the Dirty Harry movies -- sorry I can't tell you exactly which one; Dirty Dancing; Yankee Doodle Dandy.

    I LOOOVE movie lists because I love movies!

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  8. Nicholas,
    Really? You haven't seen Field of Dreams? Consider checking it out sometime. You might like it.:)

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  9. Journeywoman,
    I had no idea it was Star Wars Day. May the force be with you too.

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  10. Heather,
    Good guesses! I figured you'd know most of these. I'm going to go check out your post.

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  11. 4, 9, 10 & 13 I'm not sure of but I know the rest. :)

    Great topic for a TT

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  12. Alice Audrey,
    I know what you mean. It's like that for me too.

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  13. Xakara,
    Good guesses. You're right--13 is an old movie. I'm pretty sure it's a black and white.

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  14. anthonynorth,
    I'm glad you stopped by. Thanks.

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  15. The Gal Herself,
    I love movies too. Your guesses are right on. Thanks for playing.

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  16. Anna,
    That's okay. I appreciate you stopping by.

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  17. I know many of those but others not so much. I don't watch scary movies or horror so I am guessing those are the ones I am not familiar with.

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  18. What's scary is how many of those I know without having seen the movies. I've only seen 4 or 5, but I can get a lot of them because they are so much part of pop culture.

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  19. Some of the best movie quotes out there!

    Have a great day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/05/85-4-million-mothers-in-the-united-states/

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  20. While all of these are familiar, I am terrible at putting them with a particular movie. I'll sit back and quietly discover how badly I did lol
    Happy T13!

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  21. It's not often I get to say this - especially as of late - but I knew all of these! Woo-hoo!!! I'm having a great day. ;-)

    Happy TT!

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  22. I recognize most of them but know I never saw the movies directly.

    did you see this already? http://tv.gawker.com/#!5690431/60-years-of-televisions-most-memorable-catch-phrases-in-146-seconds

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  23. Shelley Munro,
    Thanks for playing. I like movies as a topic too.

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  24. CountryDew,
    I'm glad some of the lines called up memories for you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. Deb,
    I'm with you. It's surprising how much movies and media can influence us. :)

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  26. I am Harriet,
    Thanks. I like the movie lines too.

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  27. Adelle Lauden,
    Thanks. I look forward to your return. I'll probably post the official answers tomorrow.

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  28. Kimberly Menozzi,
    Good for you!

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  29. Pearl,
    Thanks for tip. I will check out the link.

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  30. I had to google the three I wasn't sure of - I was right about never having seen 9 and 11 before, and am indeed kicking myself about number 13, though I have only seen it one time. And yes, I believe it is B&W. :)

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  31. 1. The Wizard of Oz
    2. Casablanca
    3. Tom cruise movie...ummm
    4. Jack Nicholson said it
    5. Gone With the Wind
    6. oh oh oh ... um...
    7. Forest Gump
    8. Sixth Sense
    9. Scarface
    10. no clue
    11. Clint Eastwood
    12. Dirty Dancing
    13. It's very familiar, but I can't remember!

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  32. My daughters have just found Wizard of Oz, so #1 is doing its rounds in our house as another generation falls in love. Great list, happy T13!!

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  33. Heather,
    Thanks for coming back and for doing research. :)

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  34. Janet,
    Really good guesses. Thanks for playing.

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  35. Mercy a.k.a. Rogue,
    Yeah,I'm with you. I've seen The Wizard of Oz a lot myself and I still enjoy it.

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  36. Drum Roll, please. Here are answers.
    1. The Wizard of Oz
    2. Casablanca
    3. Jerry Maguire
    4. A Few Good Men
    5. Gone with the Wind
    6. Jaws
    7. Forrest Gump
    8. The Sixth Sense
    9. Scarface
    10. Dracula
    11. Sudden Impact, Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry
    12. Dirty Dancing
    13. Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Thanks for playing.

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  37. Some quotes are just classic. I never saw Field of Dreams, either, but that quote is just part of my vocabulary. Same for the Wizard of Oz and Forrest Gump.

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  38. Oh, man, I got to the party late! I would have gotten all of them but #13 right. That was fun though!

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  39. Karen,
    Yeah, I was surprised too how many quotes actually become part of our language.

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  40. KendallGray,
    Thirteen was probably the hardest one. I didn't want them all to be too easy. :) Thanks for playing.

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