Comments on Best Lines in Film History - updated 31.07.08" (23 total)  
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Star Wars / ID4
by dg8672
The line "it just impacted on the surface" is definitely from Star Wars.

Right after Red leader says "Negative, negative, it didnt go in" they cut to Luke in his X-Wing and Red Leader's next line is heard over Luke's radio: "It just impacted on the surface."

Also, the "who's more foolish" line is definitely Ben.

When the 'heroes' are climbing out of the smuggling compartments in the falcon, Han makes a comment about not being able to take off because of the tractor beam. The following exchange takes place:

Ben: Leave that to me.

Han: Damn fool, I knew you were gonna say that!

Ben: Who's more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
May 30, 2007
7:07 am PDT

Re: The best line in The Three Amigos was...
by captaind
Ah well, I can't be expected to remember all the good lines!

Thanks for the reminder! :-D

Aug 15, 2005
8:16 am PDT

The best line in The Three Amigos was...
by tgregoryt
"Tequila? Oh, it's like beer"...

That whole sequence was great. The bartender starts with: "Beer, we don't have no beer here."

"What do you have?"


"What's Tequila?"

"Tequila? Oh, it's like beer."

"Great! Then we'll have three tequilas, please."
Aug 14, 2005
9:37 am PDT

Re: I'm so annoying
by captaind
Look, you little know-next-to-nothing-newbie! :-P

Seriously, thanks for letting me know - when I next update this I'll be sure to correct it. (I did mention in this one - I think - that they may not all be word perfect!)

Thanks for the comment! :-D

Aug 20, 2004
2:03 pm PDT

I'm so annoying
by pyrexita
Sorry, I'm just a know-next-to-nothing newbie, but the little I do know concerns The Three Amigos, which is an awesome movie, I have to say, I love the sweater scene.

and, I hate to be annoying, but it's Jefe.
"would you say I have a plethora of pinatas, jefe?"
"yes, I would say that"
"do you know what a plethora is, jefe?"
"could it be that you are upset at turning 40 and you are taking it out on me, sir?"

At least, that's what my memory tells me, it's wrong sometimes. Good quotes though, they certainly are memorable.
Aug 19, 2004
8:21 pm PDT

Re: Yes indeed
by captaind
Hey Scott!

Those certainly were worth remembering - I might add them when I update (it's well overdue but there's just so much to do...) :-P

May 13, 2004
10:26 am PDT

Yes indeed
by puckmugger
You made me laugh remembering quite a few movie moments there, Dave. I have a few to add to your fine and funny list:

This one is more amusing if you noticed it twice: Jeff Goldbloom in Jurassic Park and then later in Independence Day, “Must go faster, Must go faster!”

From Ghostbusters: Dan Akroid, “Listen! Do you smell that?”

From the Princess Bride: Vizzini – “Stop that rhyming . . . and I mean it!”
Fezzik - “Anybody want a peanut?”

Vizzini’s last words not knowing he just lost the battle of wits and drank poison, “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well known, never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha . . . croak”

Geez I could spend an hour writing funny lines from that movie alone. Instead I must sleep though.

Thanks for the laughs,
May 12, 2004
11:44 pm PDT

Re: ...
by captaind

I definitely remember this in Antz, but I can't recall anything like that in Star Wars episode IV...

Guess that means I'll have to watch it again! :-)

Mar 2, 2004
2:25 pm PST

by posthumanbeing
"Who’s more the fool, the fool or the fool who follows the fool?"

You attribute this to Antz, but Obi-Wan Kenobi says something like this (if not exact) in the first Star Wars (I mean, the first that ever came out)...
Mar 1, 2004
12:05 pm PST

Re: Fun read...
by captaind
Well, if it helps at all, you've made me want to see "Princess Bride" again - I can't remember any of the lines from it!!


Dec 15, 2003
12:05 pm PST

Fun read...
by cinemaven
Made me want to see Cutting Edge again :) I'd have a lot of these in my own list of "Best Lines" ...there'd be a few Princess Bride lines added though
Dec 15, 2003
1:27 am PST

Re: Everyone does love Yoda
by captaind
Thanks for your comments!

I haven't seen Fight Club, but that first quote is certainly a fount of wisdom!! :-D


Nov 30, 2003
3:37 pm PST

Everyone does love Yoda
by awoeonip
I must agree with your placement of Yoda on this list...he's just too witty and funny for him not to make it.

And the LOTR quotes definatly deserved placement on that list.

My own addition to the list: the entire movie Fight Club. Some great poetic lines in there...and some more twisted ones too.

"With a gun barrel between your teeth, you speak only in vowels."


"Even the Rislampa wire lamps of environmentally-friendly unbleached paper."


Nov 29, 2003
9:38 pm PST

Re: Oh yeah...
by captaind
Nobody tosses a Dwarf!!!!!

Orlando Bloom and John Rhys-Davies have such great on-screen chemistry in that film... only 20 more days till RotK! :-) :-) :-) :-)

Nov 29, 2003
3:12 pm PST

Re: @[xxxx]§:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>
by captaind
Hmmm.... still not sure... could be Star Wars though... will just have to watch it yet again now to be sure...

Off topic? Hmmm... where else would you put it though? I think it's as on topic as many of the pieces here... but I'm willing to be overuled by the majority... however the majority appears to be with me at the moment...

Nov 29, 2003
3:10 pm PST

Re: Ha Haaaaaaaaaa
by captaind
Hey Jana!

Glad you enjoyed them, hope you didn't fall off your couch... :-D

Nov 29, 2003
3:07 pm PST

Re: How memorable!
by captaind
Hey there!

Trouble was, as soon as I'd posted this, I thought of more!...

Didn't think of your two though - remiss of me...

Will think of doing a W/O, but think I'll see if anyone else joins the one I'm already hosting first! (On my long biog if anyone's interested - it's for "short short" stories - 50 or 100 words).


Nov 29, 2003
3:06 pm PST

Re: Sorry . . .
by captaind
I can see your point, but to my mind this really is the most relevant place to post (at the moment).

Thanks for your comment though - I'm not really considering revising the placement at the moment, but if any more people think it's off topic then I'll rethink.


Nov 29, 2003
3:04 pm PST

Oh yeah...
by flamepillar
That reminds me of another one...

Gimli (through gritted teeth): "I can't make the jump, you'll have to toss me!"

(Aragorn starts to toss him)

Gimli: "Wait.. don't tell the elf."

Aragorn: "Not a word."
Nov 29, 2003
9:04 am PST

by flamepillar
At first I thought "impacted on the surface" was from the Death Star, but actually on second thought, I think you are right, it's from ID4. In Star Wars it's just "Negative. Negative. It didn't go in." But wait a second, maybe it is Star Wars! Darnit, I dont' know. Actually I think that's from Star Wars. I don't believe this, I figured I would remember that. Was it used in both movies? Heh.. anyways.

Tough call on whether this would be off-topic or not, but I have considered doing a movie quotes Epinion of my own (that's a long way off though) and I reckon this is where I'd end up putting it. After all, good quotes sell movies, or else we wouldn't have trailers!

And one more thing...

Legolas: ”Would you like me to get you a box?”

I f*cking LOVE THAT LINE! Gimli's laugh afterwards is positively priceless!
Nov 29, 2003
9:00 am PST

How memorable!
by Donnie013
A lot of really great lines, here, Dave.

One of my favorites is:

"Get the mattresses." from the Godfather just before the war between the families.

Or how about, "I wouldn't even hurt a fly." from Physco.

This was really fun. You should host a write off of such memories.

Nov 29, 2003
4:59 am PST

Sorry . . .
by macresarf1
captaind: I share your delight in the lines, but the category is The Ten Best Movies of all Time. You might encompass the lines with in a discussion of ten of the movies, say in chronological order, if ranking them is a problem.

To my mind, you are Off Topic.

All the best, and let me know if you revise.

Nov 28, 2003
8:07 pm PST

Ha Haaaaaaaaaa
by maggsmomm
You picked some good ones, I was rollin for a minute~

Luvs Jana
Nov 28, 2003
4:42 pm PST