Tuesday, March 11, 2008

as quoted by, part II

Kristen was kind enough to her readers to follow up on her movie quote meme post with the answers, so I figured I would do the same.

Here are the answers to my earlier post. Thanks to the folks who contributed answers.

1. "I heard this story once about when the Germans were occupying Paris and they had to retreat back. They wired Notre Dame to blow, but they had to leave one guy in charge of hitting the switch. And the guy, the soldier, he couldn't do it. You know, he just sat there, knocked out by how beautiful the place was. And then when the allied troops came in, they found all the explosives just lying there and the switch unturned, and they found the same thing at Sacre Couer, Eiffel Tower. Couple other places I think." "Is that true?" "I don't know. I always liked the story, though." - Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset

2. "I didn't mean to scare you. I just think you're interesting." - Wes Bentley in American Beauty

3. "I didn't feel shame or fear, but just kind of blah, like when you're sitting there and all the water's run out of the bathtub." - Kristen got this one: Sissy Spacek in Badlands

4. "I hope that was an empty bottle, George! You can't afford to waste good liquor. Not on your salary, not on an associate professor's salary! - Kristen got this one too: Elizabeth Taylor in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

5. "Bless me Father for I have sinned. Three months since my last confession. I — these are my sins. Took the Lord's name in vain on several occasions. On a number of occasions, I've taken newspapers from the racks without paying for them. I've — deliberately taken pleasure in impure thoughts. I've been involved in some work that I think, I think will be used to hurt these two young people. It's happened to me before. People were hurt because of my work and I'm afraid it could happen again and I'm — I was in no way responsible. I'm not responsible. For these and all my sins of my past life, I am heartily sorry." - Gene Hackman in The Conversation

6. "I'm so sorry for what happened between us. I realize what a terrible mistake I made with you. And I can only hope that you understand. Be assured you can count on me for excellent references." - Jennifer got this one: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary

7. "It's like they taught us at Harvard: few things are as gratifying to the soul as having another man's nuts in a vise." - Jason Robards in All the President's Men

8. "Are you out of your mind? You know, I admit I may not be the best mother in the world, but I'm doing the best I know how, and he doesn't need you to rub his face in shit because you think it's good for him! He's gonna find out that the world is a horrible place and that people suck soon enough and without any help from you!" - Christina got this one: Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me

9. "You're the first person that I've wanted to tell that to, 'cause you're the first person that I've wanted to talk to for more than five minutes . . . ever." - Zooey Deschanel in All the Real Girls

10. "Every one of my records means something! The label, the producer, the year it was made. Who was copying whose style — who's expanding on that, don't you understand? When I listen to my records they take me back to certain points in my life, OK? Just don't touch my records, ever! You! The first time I met you? Modell's sister's high school graduation party, right? 1955. And 'Ain't That A Shame' was playing when I walked into the door!" - Daniel Stern in Diner

11. "Ben, you're boring me. I have a husband. I don't have a need for another one." - Sigourney Weaver in The Ice Storm

12. "You go back to your hotel and I'll go back to my glamorous life of being alone. The only thing I have to come home to is a bottle of mouthwash to get the taste of cum out of my mouth. I'm tired of being alone. That's what I'm tired of." - Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas

13. "So tell me, Cameron, just tell me because I'd like to know, what on earth could make you think that we would want to share a flat like this with someone like you? I mean, my first impression, and they're rarely wrong, is that you have none of the qualities that we normally seek in a prospective flatmate. I'm talking here about things like presence, charisma, style and charm, and I don't think we're asking too much, I don't think we're being unreasonable. Take David here, for instance: a chartered accountant he may be, but at least he tries hard. The point is I don't think you're trying." - Kristen got this one: Ewan McGregor in Shallow Grave

14. "Do we really have to listen to this vagina music all the way there?" - Liev Schreiber in Walking and Talking

15. "Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat. Now, that's a fact. I'll fuckin' kill you." - Kristen and Jeremy got this one: Ben Affleck in Good Will Hunting

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