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Great One-Liners

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One of my personal favorites is:

 

"All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people."

 

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"Batman" (1989) both from the Joker.

 

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

 

Would you tell me how someone dressed up like a bat steals my press?  This town needs an ****!

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"Madam, Your dancing was superb, Excellent, Very good, Good."

 

- Adenoid Hynkel after dancing with Madam Napaloni in Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940)

 

"OK, I'm gonna get your money for you. But, If you don't get the President Of The United States on that phone you know what's gonna happen to you? You're going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola company"

 

- Col. Guano speaking to Group Captain Lionel Mandrake in Kubrick's Dr Strangelove (1964)

 

"You know how to whistle don't you Steve? You just put your lips together and...blow."

 

- Slim to Harry Morgan in Bacall & Bogie's To Have And Have Not (1944)

 

"Every guy's seen you before somewhere. The trick is to find you."

 

- Johnny Morrison to Joyce Harwood in The Blue Dahlia (1946)

 

 

"My name is Schmidt, but I changed it to Smith. That's what I got against these guys more than anything else. They make me ashamed of the name I was born with."

 

- Gus Smith when talking about what should be done with a Nazi on board a life boat in Hitchcock's Lifeboat (1944)

 

 

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"I have a head for business and a bod for sin."

 

-- Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) in "Working Girl" (1988).

 

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"You're not too smart, are you? I like that in a man."

 

Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner) to attorney Ned Racine (William Hurt) in "Body Heat" (1981).

 

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"Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"

 

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981).

 

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"Remember, with great power comes great responsibility."

 

Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) to Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) in "Spider-Man" (2002).

 

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"Don't cut me off, I paid for this broadcast!"

 

-- Presidential candidate Grant Matthews (Spencer Tracy) in Frank Capra's "State of the Union" (1948), when an attempt is made to prevent him from delivering a national radio broadcast. He delivers the line just before the following scene.

 

 

Almost 30 years later, a real-life presidential candidate -- Ronald Reagan, a man more than familiar with the movies -- apparently borrowed the line during a memorable dispute at a 1980 Republican primary debate in Nashua, New Hampshire.

 

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How about BURT LANCASTER as Seargent Slaughter in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY about officers;

 

"They'd choke on their own spit if I didn't swab their throats."

 

 

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"I pity you as I would the village idiot"

 

- Adolphe Menjou to Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory

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"This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

 

-- Newspaper editor Maxwell Scott (Carleton Young) to Senator Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962).

 

 

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"These aren't the droids you're looking for."

 

-- Obi-wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), using a Jedi mind trick on Imperial Stormtroopers in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" (1977).

 

 

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"Is this the man who...wrecked the buffet at the Harrow Club this morning?"

 

-- Detroit Police Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy), mocking the words of Beverly Hills Police Chief Hubbard (Stephen Elliott) in "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984).

 

 

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"Oh, this is the worst-looking hat I ever saw...Oh, it looks good on you, though."

 

-- Nouveau riche businessman Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield) to Bushwood Country Club bigwig Judge Smalls (Ted Knight) in "Caddyshack" (1980).

 

 

 

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"It's in the hole! It's in the hole!"

 

Bushwood Country Club assistant greenskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray), dreaming of greatness at The Masters in "Caddyshack" (1980). 

 

 

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"We came, we saw, we kicked its ***!"

 

-- Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) after he and his parapsychologist partners capture their first ghost -- nicknamed "Slimer" -- at the Sedgewick Hotel in "Ghostbusters" (1984).

 

 

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"You're a mess, honey"

 

- Marlene Dietrich to Orson Welles in Touch of Evil

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Thelma Ritter in A LETTER TO THREE WIVES.

 

In response to Linda Darnell asking,."Sadie,.will you get the door?"

 

"My union doesn't like me doing this kind of thing for free, but ok".

 

And in response to Connie Gilchrist, "Is he (Porter) gonna really be at Addie Ross' party?"

 

"Listen, when they hire Sadie Duggan as a waitress, they submit a guest list".

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"You know what it'll be, don't you, Peggy? It may take us years to get anywhere.

We'll have no money, no decent place to live. We'll have to work - get kicked around."

 

-Dana Andrews in THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

 

(...in my estimation, truly one of the greatest closing lines in any movie ever made...but then again, I'm just an old sentimental slob, ya know) ;)

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