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Great One-Liners


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"Sing a song of graveyards, a pocket full of germs,

Four-and-twenty landlords, dinner for the worms.

When the box was planted, the worms began to sing,

Isn't that a dainty dish to set before a thing?"

 

Smolkin (played by Mel Welles) in Roger Corman's The Undead (1957).

 

 

 

 

 

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"When it comes to dying for your country it's better not to die at all! There are millions out there dying for their countries, and what good is it?"

 

-- World War I German soldier Paul Bäumer (Lew Ayres) in "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), addressing students at his old school.

 

 

...and Ayres personally took up that credo.

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"O.K. But I get to be on top."

 

-- Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) -- a preteen boy magically transformed into an adult -- discussing a sleepover with Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins) in "Big" (1988). He prefers the top bunk.

 

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"I think they sent me to the wrong place. See, uh, I did join the Army, but I joined a different Army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms."

 

-- Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) to Captain Lewis (Eileen Brennan) in "Private Benjamin" (1980). The pampered Judy joined the U.S. Army after a ruthless recruiter (Harry Dean Stanton) overhyped the benefits of life in the military.


 


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"Uh oh, 15 minutes to Judge Wapner and 'The People's Court.' "

 

-- Autistic savant Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), upon being reunited with his brother Charlie (Tom Cruise) in "Rain Man" (1988).

 

 

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"I feel like crying. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen."

 

-- Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack), reacting badly to a farewell present from Diane Court (Ione_Skye) in Cameron Crowe's "Say Anything..." (1989).

 

 

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"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

 

-- Obi-wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) in "Star Wars: Episode I -- A New Hope" (1977), during his final duel with Darth Vader (David Prowse, voice by James Earl Jones).

 

 

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