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    The Giz Wiz Asks You! > What's your favorite line from a movie?

    My new favorite line is from The Damned Don't Cry. When explaining to her current beau why she's leaving him for a new one, Joan Crawford says: "He offered me the whole world, and I have to have it!"

    My old favorite line is now my second favorite. In Double Indemnity, Barbara Stanwick shoots Fred Mac Murray in the stomach as they hug. She then says: "I didn't know I loved you, until I couldn't fire a second shot".

    July 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterThe Giz Wiz

    "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

    Peter Sellers as President Martin Muffly, Dr. Strangelove

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Tonge

    Mongo only pawn in game of life.

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermpidon

    I Think It Was From "My Little Chickadee" When Mae West Said, "And When I'm Bad, I'm Better" !!

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Henderson

    "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

    Gladiator
    Russel Croew

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

    Groucho Marx - "I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member"

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCliff Robertson

    "Aristotle is NOT Belgian!" From "A Fish Called Wanda"

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLil B

    It was a movie called The Last Starfighter. An Alien people set up an arcade game in a little trailer park and the guy who defeated the game was then recruited to fight with them against their enemy. The kid was maybe 19, and he did go, coming back to sort something out at home. When he was back on Earth with "Centauri" He said he'd decided to stay home. "C'mon, Centauri, I'm just a kid in a trailer Park..." Centauri snapped back at him; "If that's all you think you are, then that's all you will ever be!"

    Good point. We all seem to limit ourselves through our lives.

    Another one I liked from the movie titled "Starman" When the alien was about to be arrested by the military and SETI said "You know what I find most beautiful about Human Beings? You are at your very best when things are at their very worst." Jeff Bridges did a great job in that role.

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Sutherland

    Stanwyck: I wonder if I know what you mean.
    MacMurray: I wonder if you wonder.
    ...or almost anything else from "Double Indemnity." Especially the exchange about the speed limit! Neff (Fred MacMurray) is getting all hot and bothered over Phyllis (Stanwyck), starts making mildly suggestive remarks, then:

    Phyllis: There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.
    Walter Neff: How fast was I going, officer?
    Phyllis: I'd say around ninety.
    Walter Neff: Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.
    Phyllis: Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.
    Walter Neff: Suppose it doesn't take.
    Phyllis: Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.
    Walter Neff: Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.
    Phyllis: Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.
    Walter Neff: That tears it.

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Thomas-Faria

    Billy Chrystal from City Slickers..after Billy sets off a stampede and Jack Palance takes him out in the wilderness to round them up...

    "If yer gonna kill me, get it over with. If not, shut the hell up, I'm on VACATION!"

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShelley Z

    From the movie 'The Replacements' about the NFL strike. The quarterback Falco (Keanu Reeves) is in a huddle trying to motivate the team and says "wounds heal, chicks dig scars, but glory will last forever".

    July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeffrey

    [From 'Bringing Up Baby' - Susan is stealing David's car from the golf course]
    Susan Vance: Now, don't lose your temper.
    David Huxley: My dear young lady, I'm not losing my temper. I'm merely trying to play some golf!
    Susan Vance: You choose the funniest places; this is a parking lot.

    July 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn F

    "Say Hello to my Little Friend"! - What Al Pacino said towards the end of the Scarface movie.

    August 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpizzagew

    "Roads? Where we're going we don't need.. Roads..."
    -Back to the Future-

    August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAaronJ

    "Ferris Bueller's on line two!"

    August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOxnard Montalvo

    From Dr. Strangelove: "You can't fight in here, this is the war room!"

    September 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteredmenje

    "That suit looks like the lining to a better suit!"

    -from "The Marrying Man"

    October 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Viscuso

    From "The Hunt For Red October"

    National Security Advisor to Jack Ryan after JCSA meeting:

    "Listen, I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissin' babies I'm stealin' their lollypops. But, it also means that I keep my options open."

    -Best description of a politician I ever heard!

    Captain Ramius to Jack Ryan aboard Red October:

    "A little revolution, now and then, is a healthy thing. Don't you think?"

    October 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave Nelson

    After holding a criminal over the edge of a cliff in the show Commando, Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked what he did with the guy. His reply, "I let him go".

    November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWally

    From "Being There" with Peter Sellers.

    [upon walking out of an elevator]
    Chance the Gardener: That was a very small room.

    November 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMicke

    Deserves got nothing to do with it. Clint Eastwood as William Munny in Unforgiven.

    November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

    FIRST IS "AND DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY"- Leslie NIELSEN Airplane

    Second -(any line in the police squad series or movies but esp)
    Nice beaver!! thanks i just had it stuffed. Leslie Nielsen to Priscilla Presley

    Unless hes a complete vegetable but that goes with out saying - Leslie Nielsen to OJ's wife in hospital

    THANKS DICK FIRST TIME ON YOUR SITE AND LOVE IT fellow native new yorker here here and MAD reader since the early 70's

    December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJIM

    and still live in the city too

    December 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJIM

    *"...put...the .....candle... back"

    Young Frankenstein

    Sooo many in this hillarious gem of a movie.

    December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

    "eets not my doggg"

    Pink Panthther series....Clousseau's reponse after asked "Does your dog bite ?, the dog then trashes the man's trousers

    December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick