Movie Quotes Meme

Grabbed this meme from a variety of places, including X-Tra Rant, Torpor Indy, Radical Druid, Legal Quandary, etc.
Here are the rules:
A. Pick 11 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list guess what the movie is.
E. Either strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified or place the guesser’s user name directly after the quote.
F. Extra points for knowing the actor or character’s name.


1. “I just love books. They’re so decorative.”
(Auntie Mame. Rachel got the movie, but no extra points.)
2. It’s just, when you buy furniture, you tell yourself, that’s it. That’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. Whatever else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled.
(Fight Club, Narrator/Edward Norton. Dustin, +1)
3. It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I’ll give you two.
(Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Holly Golightly/Audrey Hepburn. Torpor Indy, +1)
4. You know how someone’s appearance can change the longer you know them? How a really attractive person, if you don’t like them, can become more and more ugly; whereas someone you might not have even have noticed… that you wouldn’t look at more than once, if you love them, can become the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. All you want to do is be near them.
(The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Brian/Ben Chaplin. Lori, +1. )
5. We’ve become a race of Peeping Toms. What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change. Yes sir. How’s that for a bit of homespun philosophy?
(Rear Window, Stella/Thelma Ritter. No one got this.)
6. I don’t like Visigoths. Tomorrow, we’ll get sign: “No Spiders or Visigoths Allowed.”
(Life is Beautiful, Guido Orefice/Roberto Benigni. No one got this.)
7. When a woman’s got a husband, and you’ve got none, why should she take advice from you? Even if you can quote Balzac and Shakespeare and all them other high-falutin’ Greeks.
(The Music Man, Mrs. Paroo/Pert Kelton. Kellie, +1)
8. Up until now everything around here has been, well, pleasant. Recently certain things have become unpleasant. Now, it seems to me that the first thing we have to do is to separate out the things that are pleasant from the things that are unpleasant.
(Pleasantville, Big Bob/J.T. Walsh. Jason +1.)
9. I have reached the end of your book and… there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I’m afraid that you’ll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.
(Donnie Darko, Donnie/Jake Gyllenhaal. Stallio!, +1)
10. All these neat, little houses and all these nice, little streets… It’s hard to believe that something’s wrong with some of those little houses.
(All the President’s Men, Carl Bernstein, Dustin Hoffman. Dustin, +1)
11. I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with! (This ones a gimme, because I’m nice like that.)
(The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy/Judy Garland. Rachel +1)

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14 comments on “Movie Quotes Meme
  1. Rachel says:

    OK, I’ll start with the easy one, #1: Rosalind Russell in “Auntie Mame”

  2. Bzzt. Right movie, but wrong character/actor. Rosalind Russell/Auntie Mame is the one who owns the books.

  3. Rachel says:

    I totally thought she said it! The mental image I have is her coming down the stairs and seeing the latest decor (hilarious the way it keeps changing) and uttering that line. Who says it? It wasn’t Agnes, was it? (So much for “easy”…)
    And the gimme is Judy Garland/Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

  4. It was the Gloria Upson, played by Joanna Barnes, the Philistine fiancée that Patrick brings home. And Auntie Mame just glares at her, because Mame reads the books, of course. And when you say the quote, you have to say it through your teeth, with the fake Boston accent that Gloria uses.

  5. Jason says:

    #8 is from Pleasantville, line spoken by the Mayor of Pleasantville (Bob?), but I can’t place the actor’s name.

  6. Dustin says:

    Tough list. Auntie Mame “an easy one?” I’d never even heard of it and had to look it up on IMDB. But maybe I wouldn’t be in that movies target audience…
    Two that I can guess with a level of certainty:
    #2: Fight Club, spoken by Edward Norton.
    #10: All the President’s Men, spoken by Dustin Hoffman (Carl Berstein)

  7. Actually, my very favorite line from Fight Club is “I want you to hit me as hard as you can.” The trailer for Fight Club was the most effective one I’ve ever seen — all I had to hear was that one line, and I knew I that was a movie I was going to see.
    But that was a pretty big gimme quote, so I went with my backup “couch problem solved” quote.

  8. stAllio! says:

    this game is funny because it is so easy to cheat. but i’ll be nice and only state the one i knew without cheating: #9 is spoken by the title character (jake gylenhall) on “donnie darko”

  9. Kellie Miller says:

    #7 is the Music Man. Marion’s mother is the speaker (I think. It’s an older female relative anyway).

  10. Yeah, I almost added a “no googling” rule, but decided that was too Stalinesque for something that’s supposed to be silly fun.
    I suppose if I were hardcore, I’d have tried to find all the non-searchable quotes, but I opted for the ones I happened to remember instead.

  11. lori says:

    4. You know how someone’s appearance can change the longer you know them…
    Ben Chaplin in The Truth About Cats & Dogs. that movie is sooo cool. granted, i’d do Janeane Garofalo waaaay before him, but he is a cutie.

  12. Chi says:

    This is Brian in “The Truth About Cats and Dogs.” I can’t remember the actor’s name, though.
    4. You know how someone’s appearance can change the longer you know them? How a really attractive person, if you don’t like them, can become more and more ugly; whereas someone you might not have even have noticed… that you wouldn’t look at more than once, if you love them, can become the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. All you want to do is be near them.

  13. torporindy says:

    The only one remaining that i knew without cheating is: (3) Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  14. Chi says:

    Damn it! I swore I answered that question first! Argh!

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