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Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous "I'll be back" line from Terminator has been fingered as the movie quote people use most in everyday chat. A poll of 2,000 film buffs by the UK Film Council's myfilms.com also revealed that people were wont to utter "Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn" in the style of Rhett Butler from Gone …

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  1. Marc Lawrence
    Unhappy

    Are those quotes correct?

    Im sure Rutger's lines were not so short as that... and there was more?

    Other lines also seemed somewhat shortened...

  2. Michael Parker

    yeah... but what counts as a quote?

    So, does using the 'quote' in everyday life make it a quote? I mean, if you tell someone "I'll be back at 3" does that count on the quote-o-meter? Aparently, if you wrote out 'I'll be back' every time it was said in 2006, you'd fill 6 football pitches...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Obligatory "But what about...." comment

    "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

  4. Rob Holmes

    We don't need to show you no steeenkin' badges

    Its not exactly a mis-quote, its a mis-source. This line was spoken as "Badges? We dont need no steeenking badges!", complete with suspect Mexican accent in "Blazing Saddles", in the Hedly (Heddy?) Lamarr army recruitment scene.

    Yes, it probably was supposed to be a spoof from Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but there you are.

    A

  5. Rob Holmes

    Probably a Double Post, but...

    The line "Badges? Badges? We dont need to show you no stinking badges!" Was also said by StarScream in the original Transformers cartoon series (Ghost in the Machine, I believe the ep was).

    There you go, accurate quote, and something of a techy angle at the same time (Robots, vehicles and so on. Anyone? No? Right then, where did I leave that coat?)

  6. Tim Greenwood

    Nothing new about misquotes

    Quite a few famous quotes are actually famous misquotes or at best paraphrasing. What exactly is the famous phrase from Casablanca as an example? Which surprisingly doesn't appear in the lists above.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Modern women. They've been like that all through the ages.

    This seems very fishy. Surely people say "I'll be back" all the time without meaning to quote The Terminator, which gives that quote an unfair advantage. And I doubt that many people quote Roy Batty's death speech in everyday conversation.

    And it seems odd that neither Trainspotting nor Pulp Fiction nor The Matrix appeared anywhere. Perhaps they were exclusively 1990s phenomena.

    Is it bad form to separate more than two items with "nor" and "neither"?

    The master would not approve. I choose Paris Hilton as my avatar because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work etc

  8. luas_dublin

    "Beam me up Scotty"

    Prepare of deluge of trekkies (me included) that'll point out that , that particular phrase was never actually uttered on Star Trek.

  9. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

    Mel Brooks

    I'm suprised he didn't get more of a showing.

    "May the Shwarz be with you"

    "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

    "Look at that","Steady as a rock","Yeah, but I shoot with this hand" <cue limbtastic epileptic fit>

    Some more favourites (ok so they not from movies)

    "They'll be coming after us as fast as they can"

    "And that's pretty fast actually"

    "Not as fast as us" <-- This is delivered in the most contemptous manner possbile.

    A small prize to the retard who can guess what the above is from.

    "What you've discovered Percy, if indeed it has a name, is some Green"

    "Could it be? That I hold in my hand a nugget of purest Green?!"

    "They stalked the land, like two great stalking things"

    Nurse, I need my medication now!

  10. AndyB
    Thumb Up

    What about.....

    1. "Help! Help! I'm being repressed!" (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) Used when being put-upon by the boss.

    2. "Oh you mean an African swallow" (Paraphrase)(Monty Python and the Holy Grail). Used in cases of misunderstanding.

    3. "He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!" (Life of Brian). Used when an ass-licker makes a cock-up.

    4. "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" (The Italian Job). Used in case of large scale cock-up.

    5. "Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and...." (Paraphrase)(Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy). Used when assigned a menial task.

    6. "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?" (2001, A Space Odyssey). Used when you catch a colleague viewing dodgy websites.

    7. "Do ya feel lucky, punk" (Dirty Harry). Used in cases of general risk taking.

  11. bluesxman
    Go

    Myself...

    ...I find I use these with gay abandon:

    "Butter hook!" ~ Live And Let Die

    "The wankers on the street don't drink it cause they can't afford it" (along with many others too numerous to mention) ~ Withnail & I

    "First you'd better stop waving it like a feather duster" often followed with "How appropriate, you fight like a cow" or "Why, did you want to borrow one?" ~ The Secret of Monkey Island (Yes, that's a game not a movie. Yes, I'm a loser. No, I don't care.)

  12. Luke
    Coat

    Shirley

    One of my faves (from Airplane) is:

    "Surely sir, you can't be serious!"

    "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

  13. Kane Silver badge
    Go

    I can't believe...

    ...that the greatest film quote ever isn't here:

    "I have come here to kick ass and chew bubblegum....and I'm all out of bubblegum"

    Top stuff, and a hilariously bad B-movie to boot. Longest fight scene in a film...

    Where is the Paris Hilton angle?

  14. Matt

    Come on

    I'm not sure who they interviewed for this, but a straw poll here made "I said just blow the bloody doors off" a clear winner with almost no-one picking any of the ones in the article.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Surely you can't leave out these:

    "And, don't call me shirley!"

    "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti"

    "Yarp!"

    I'll get my coat!

  16. Smallbrainfield
    IT Angle

    So how are people misquoting

    "I'll be back"? It's probably harder to sod up than get right.

  17. Dave Edmondston
    Alien

    Can't belive...

    ...the most popular quote from 2001 wasn't "I'm sorry I can't do that, Dave"

    And where was Star Wars? No "these aren't the droids you're looking for?" etc, etc

    I think we should be told.

  18. Anarchy

    How could you miss out...

    You're only meant to blow the bloody doors off!

  19. TeeCee Gold badge
    Black Helicopters

    "I'll be back"?

    AFAIR the great quote from the original Terminator movie at the time was "Fuck you, asshole". The adoption of "I'll be back" as the Arnie catchphrase came later as the appeal of the whole Termintor genre became more mainstream and Hollywood realised that it had a bit of a problem with image (presumably the Terminator poseable action figure that says "Fuck you, asshole" when you pull the string wasn't likely to top the Xmas sales charts). They went so far as to have Arnie use "I'll be back" whenever possible in order to reinforce the new, family-friendly, entertainment-focussed Terminator image.

    The lone voice of dissent in the industry was Paul Verhoeven who resurrected "Fuck you, asshole" in "Total recall" as a side-gag, going so far as to have this one issued by a little old lady at Arnie (this one produced gales of laughter at the cinema when I saw it).

    Nice to see that the extensive airbrushing work by the Pigopolist Junta seems to have paid off.

    It's the anorak, thanks.

  20. James

    Rather a tame choice of Withnail quote

    In one of my old houses any transgressions were met with a chorus of "Monty, you terrible cunt!"

    Oh yeah. We got all the girls.

  21. Alex
    Paris Hilton

    Quotes

    yeah, didn't Donald Pleasance do a better "Good-bye, Mr. Bond" in You Only Live Twice? more stacato like if I remember

    Also, wasn't it James Caan and 'The Fopp' in Mickey Blue Eyes that repeated "Furr-ghedda b'art eet!"? (God, what a bad, bad film....)

    @Marc : doesn't seem right, but his original script which was lengthly was heavily cut by Mr.Scott. Think it's fairly true, but there are so many variations on the net, it's difficult to check without watching it again.. (oh well, guess I'll have to watch it again! he he)

  22. Shakje

    Casablanca...

    is "here's lookin' at you kid" IIRC it is actually said like that in the film...

    Plenty of stuff that should be in there.

  23. Peter Simpson

    Mine

    "Your gonna need a bigger boat" -- Jaws

    "PC Load Letter? What the F*** does that mean?" -- Office Space

    "I came for the waters...I was misinformed" -- Casablanca

    "Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tanks of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

    Jake: Hit it." -- The Blues Brothers

  24. Mark

    Title

    How about

    "Butts will be liberally kicked!"

    and

    "Stinking Evil! Cover your nose, Boo"

    and

    "Evil all around. Be careful not to step in any"

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    NOOOOO CHARLES! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    And

    "That's no moon, it's a space station!"

    Jeez guys...

  26. Iain Argent

    A Pair of Pints, Please!

    "What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favourite colour?"

    "Who's queen?"

    "Smeghead!"

    ...all great British inventions.

    --- I'll have the blandest thing on the menu.

  27. Simon Heffer
    Unhappy

    I saw this article and thought

    I've got a bad feeling about this.

  28. A. Lewis
    Mars

    What?

    How can they possibly have come to this staggeringly unimpressive conclusion?

    Because of course no-one who wasn't referring to Arnie's classic Terminator line would use the phrase "I'll be back".

    Also I somehow don't believe many people use that whole quote from blade runner at number 8 on a regular basis.

    I've used the 'amanfrommars' icon because this article makes about as much sense as something he'd wrote.

  29. Fluffykins Silver badge

    Arnold Swarzenegger meets the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle:

    Hasta la vista - - maybe

  30. Sweep

    Quotes for every occasion

    @ Marc. fairly sure that is the dialogue in the director's cut.

    My fave quote from withnail is "i mean to have you, even if it must be burglary"

    other choice quotes (and paraphrases) which for some reason i use a lot;

    "We're gonna get japped, we're gonna get japped" in a panicky voice

    "we're on a mission from god"

    "Oh God! Oh Jesus Christ!"

    "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

    "You wanna get high, man?"

    "Bullshit, Mr Han-man"

    "you don't like my rice?"

    "there's a dog loose in the woods!"

    "This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me"

    Aaaaaaddddddrrrrrrrrriiiiiiaaaaaannnnn!

    and lots more. If you know all the movies they're taken from, you too are a loser!

    I would add that "I'll be back" only counts as a quote if you say it in a crap accent.

  31. lansalot

    also..

    "We're gonna need a bigger boat.." - Jaws

    Always useful when life swings the odds away from your direction..

  32. Fragula The Furry
    Happy

    Arnieisms.

    Wasn't it "Arrlbee Bock"?

  33. Damian Gabriel Moran

    Withnail & I is full of quotey goodness!

    "I demand to have some booze!"

    "What f*cker said that?"

    "I feel like a pig shat in my head"

    and of course the one quote for when nothing else will do...

    "GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN!"

  34. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse Silver badge
    Thumb Down

    Shouldn't this item really be called...

    'I'll be back' is the most-quoted movie line by 2000 UK film buffs?

  35. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    Amongst...

    all the cries of "why doesn't....make the list?" everyone seems to have forgotten that it's not a list of the best movie quotes, it's just a list of those that are most used in conversation.

    that said...

    "Nice marmot"

  36. thorns
    Stop

    the movie quote people use most in everyday chat?

    Who on Earth says "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die." in their everyday conversation?

  37. Hedgehog
    Coat

    TitleCaesar

    Infamy! infamy! - they've all got it in for me!

  38. conan
    Coat

    The Last Action Composer

    So Segal, Van Damme and Arnie are thinking of ways to revive their movie careers. Segal says: "We need to do something with more pathos, so we get taken seriously".

    Arnie responds: "Yes - something that will win an Oscar",

    so Jean-Claude suggests: "How about a history of famous composers? I've always admired Wagner, I could play him".

    Segal says: "No no, Rachmaninov is the best, I'll play the Russian"...

    To which Arnie simply says: "I'll be Bach"

  39. Graham Jordan

    Favourites

    Not sure if this actually came from any movie but "good thinking Bat man" has been a firm favourite of mine for years

    And also "I love lamp" when i dont understand what some ones talking about.

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  41. BossHog
    Alien

    "You always were an *sshole, Gorman!"

    Not sure I'm impressed by this survey - some of these quotes are far too wordy to actually get used in conversation. It all seems a bit contrived. Also, what about:

    "How do I get out of this chicken-sh*t outfit?" Aliens

    "Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen!" Aliens

    "Watch those corners!" Aliens

    "I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit - it's the only way to be sure" Aliens

    "Get away from her you b*tch!" Aliens

    "Not bad, for a human" Aliens

    "It's game over, man, game over!" Aliens

    "Ease down Ripley, you're just grinding metal." Aliens

    "We're on a express elevator to hell.... going down" Aliens

    "All I need to know, is where they are." Aliens

    "What are we supposed to use, man, bad language?" Aliens

    "A day in the corps is like a day on the farm!" Aliens

    "I may be synthetic, but I'm not stupid" Aliens

    "Hey, Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?" / "No. Have you?" Aliens

    There are many more!

  42. joey

    surprised not to see...

    "I will have my revenge, in this life or the next"

    Used once a month, at the very least.

    TV quotes are also sometimes better:

    "I feel like I have just been screwed with my pants on"

    ...

  43. Cameron Colley

    Missed my favourites...

    Probably says a lot about the types of conversation I have, but some of my most-quoted would have to be from Full Metal Jacket, namely "what is your major malfunction numbnuts?" and snippets of the "me sucky sucky, me love you long time" "too beacoup" scene.

    That, and "We were some where near Barstow on the edge of the dessert when the drugs began to take hold.".

    All suitably butchered to fit the situation of course.

  44. bluesxman
    Go

    RE: Withnail & I is full of quotey goodness!

    It most certainly is...

    "'I fuck arses' ... who fucks arses? Maybe HE fucks arses!"

    "I called him a ponce, and now I'm calling you one ... PONCE!"

    "I have a heart condition, if you hit me it's murder!"

    "Started coming on really 'bald' with me"

    "If I spiked you you'd know you'd been spoken too"

    "If I medicined you, you'd think a brain tumour was a birthday present"

    "Cool your boots, man"

    "You can shove it up your arse for nothing and fuck off while you're doing it"

    "Danny's lost his clog!"

    "My thumbs have gone weird!"

    "We're not from London, you know" .. "I don't care where you come from!"

    "Are you the farmer?".. "Stop saying that Withnail, of course he's the FUCKING farmer!"

    "I want something's flesh!"

    "I've been watching you - especially you, prancing like a TIT, you want workin' on boy!"

    "I'm not homosexual Monty!" .. "Yes you are, OF COURSE you are!"

    And the list goes on and on...

  45. Zen
    Coat

    @ Sir Runcible Spoon

    > "They'll be coming after us as fast as they can"

    > "And that's pretty fast actually"

    > "Not as fast as us" <-- This is delivered in the most contemptous manner

    > possbile.

    I do believe that little exchange is from Blake's 7, Sir. Now about my prize; I demand the finest wines available to humanity. And cake.

  46. John Kenny
    Alien

    My God, it's full of stars!

    Name that movie great!! But do it before 3001 the final odyssey.

  47. Marco

    Folks!

    How can nobody mention "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse"?

  48. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    One, two, five...

    "Three, sir." "Three."

    "I fart in your general direction."

    "Okay, we'll call it a draw."

    "Oh, it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it?"

    <grabs anorak>

  49. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    I'll be back?

    Wasn't that Fu Manchu's line, long before Arnie borrowed it?

    I'll be back-ack-ack-ck-ck-k

  50. Daniel B.
    Boffin

    Arnie's catchphrase

    I remember more the "I'll be back" line from when I first watched it, because of the carnage that immediately follows that scene. However, I watched the "EDITED FOR TELEVISION" version, so I think that the "Fuck you, asshole" line may have been cut out back then... *and* I was like 5 years old.

    Hm... I wonder why "Mr. Sulu, Warp Speed" isn't one of those quotes. My dad used to use that line when entering the highway, which usually meant we'd grab on to anything as he would speed up to 160+ km/h. Ow.

    As for Goldfinger's "I expect you to DIE, Mr. Bond!", it really sounds like the most badass line ever given by a Bond villain. Right to the point: I don't want you to talk, or fight, or whatever. I want you to die! bahahahahaha!!! Note that 007 had *no* means of escape, it is only because of his bluff that he is able to save his arse. Oops!

  51. John A Blackley

    My personal favorite

    "It's been emotional".

    You know the film.

  52. Bernard Mergendeiler

    Go ahead, make my day.

    A man has got to know his limitations

  53. Chris Cheale
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    @BossHog

    All those Aliens quotes and you missed...

    "They're coming out of the god-damned walls" - used by me a lot when getting pwnd in any FPS.

    "They mostly come out at night... mostly" - just because it's a little bit creepy.

    ----

    also

    "Shut it down, shut it down forever" - Dark City

    "I know Kung Fu" - the Matrix

    "Say hello to my little friend" - Carlito's Way (I think) parodied in Warcraft 3 (click on Trolls lots).

    "This is my boomstick", "Gimme some sugar baby", "Goody little two shoes..." - actually, fuck it, just about anything ever said by Bruce Campbell in any of the Evil Dead films... blatently ripped off for Duke Nukem.

    And if you're gonna get into the world of gaming "The cake is a lie" is about to becomes an instant classic!

  54. Markie Dussard
    Go

    @Anonymous Fu Manchu

    I think you'll find that Fu Manchu responded to his setbacks with something along the lines of: "The world shall hear from me again"

  55. Slaine
    Black Helicopters

    quote me, quote you

    "I'll have what she's having..."

    ... oh look - there's a big black helicopter outside. A nice man from the Daily Mail is asking me if I know me... I said he's my evil twin brother. Can I stay in this thread for a bit 'till the heat dies down?

    "They're coming to take me away..."

    My own personal favourites...

    "Ok - we did the nose, but she IS a witch" and

    "Come back here and I'll bite your kneecaps"

  56. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Toga party"

    Either they didn't include student film buffs or students aren't the same as in my day.

  57. Mark

    "Say hello to my little friend"

    Also used a lot in Privateer 2 by the pirates.

  58. Markie Dussard
    Go

    Most-used Blade Runner quote

    Forget Roy/Rutger's pretentious C-beams and the improbability of anyone ever using that speech in a real conversation, the Blade Runner quote that seems to get used most often around our house is, rather embarrassingly: "Home again! Home again! Jiggedy-jig"

  59. Philip Alexander
    Coat

    It's not FU MANCHU

    It was Emperor Ming the Merciless who said "The world shall hear from me again"

    I'm old enough to have gone to the saturday morning pictures - can someone help me on with me coat

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  61. Anonymous Coward
    Heart

    Hmm...

    "Your failure is now complete."

    "I find your lack of faith... disturbing." (Both very useful in business)

    (Serenity)

    "You shoot me if they take me! [pause] Don't shoot me YET!"

    (LOTR)

    "We neeeeds it! It's ours!"

  62. Mark Roome

    and you call yourselves experts ...

    Really now people, there are soem things which should CLEARLY not be forgotten.

    "Run Forrest! RUN!"

    "There's a glitch in the Matrix" (ok, I know its not a direct quote but close enough)

    "I'm a doctor, not an engineer"

    "I jus' can't do it captain, she's got no more power" (insert cheesy Scottish accent here)

  63. Vaughan
    Go

    A quote for any occasion

    "That Melon Farmer can go flip himself"

  64. Dave Bell
    Coat

    I've seen things you wouldn't believe....

    Nuclear missiles glinting in the sunlight on their launch pads...

    Men walking on the Moon...

    Supersonic airliners circling the world...

    All gone, like tears in the rain.

  65. Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge
    Coat

    Would have thought it was ...

    ... "let's get out of here"

  66. Stephen Teater

    More Missed Quotes

    "It rubs the lotion on its skin" - Whenever someone doesn't do what I tell them.

    "Hello, Dave" But only with a creepy monotone.

  67. Sweep

    Toga! Toga!

    Thanks, I needed that!

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  69. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    I ain't got time to bleed

    "If it bleeds, we can kill it".

    "You sending the Wolf?"

    "Well I'm a mushroom cloud laying mutherfucker, mutherfucker!"

    "Please, call me Winston"

    "I'll be back!"... "Only in the re-runs".

    "Spock, you have the con"... "Who the fuck is Spock?"

    "It's life Jim, but not as we know it"

  70. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    My Lord...

    ..I have a cunning plan.

  71. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    @Amongst... & How did they miss:

    Ah, the #2 source of apt quotes in our IT shop (just after MPFC). More overlooked gems:

    "Fuck it, Dude, let's go bowling" -- Whenever it's pub time!

    "Shomer fucking shabbos" -- Whenever it's one's turn to carry the off-hours pager.

    "That rug really tied the room together" -- Whenever kit goes tits up.

    "I am the walrus" and "At least I'm housebroken" -- Whenever someone's inane comment calls for a suitable retort.

    But these and many other Coen-isms are prolly too existential to make any public list. (PS: we patiently await the day the BOFH finally transcends petty reality to achieve abidement with The Dude.)

    /Yes, the coat with the pee stains. The Nihilists are already waiting outside for me./

  72. Slaine
    Go

    @ boss hog

    "Say Hello to my litle friend" ... scarface mate - another utter classic.

  73. Marco

    And let's not forget:

    "Greed is good" and "if you need a friend, get a dog".

  74. Anonymous Coward
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    Fuck Paul Verhoeven, you asshole... and Casablanca

    Paul Verhoeven screwed up.

    Arnie's original line was "Fuck you, asshole" (selected from a menu of three possible responses seen on his head-up display, IIIRC).

    The little old lady in Total Recall says "Fuck you, you asshole".

    Totally spoiled the rhythm and meter of it, if you ask me. Every time I see that film, it just jars. I want to grab the little old lady and smack her around, while shouting "Fuck you and your "fuck you, you asshole, asshole", it's "fuck you, asshole", you asshole".

    Oh, and Casablanca? "Play it", "Play it, Sam", and "Play it once, Sam". But never "Play it /again/". Which is the way it's usually (mis-)remembered.

    Or did you mean "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"?

  75. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Cabot! Cabot! Cabot! Cabot!

    "It was Emperor Ming the Merciless who said "The world shall hear from me again""

    The first - second? - chap was right, it was Fu Manchu, at least in the 1960s Hammer films with Christopher Lee, e.g. "The Brides of Fu Manchu". Unfortunately the IMDB doesn't have a quotes listing for any of them.

    I don't think Ming the Merciless had a clever death quote. He probably wouldn't talk about the world hearing from him again; which world? He was more interested in conquering the universe, individual little planets were playthings for him.

    I choose Paris Hilton as my avatar because, after all, we'll always have Paris.

  76. this

    Re: reprise quotes

    all these 'I'll be back' - Fu Manchu, Ming, Arnie quotes - what did Shredder used to say in 'Mutant Hero Turtles' ? Can't find the reference, animated discussion in workplace etc. Was it 'I will return?' - there's a fiver riding on this, it's important. Any Help?

  77. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What about the Holy Grail?

    Although many of the quotes called out here by themselves are used regularly, the movie which can inspire the most quotes has to be Monty Python and the Holy Grail! I give you...

    "Go Away or I shall Taunt you again.."

    "Fetcher la vache..."

    "It's only a flesh wound!"

    "Some call me.... tim"

    "What is your Quest?"

    "It's got fangs..."

    I am sure each of these generated another 5 quotes which can be recited by many a friend or colleague in any home of office in Canada. I won't speak for the rest of the world but This has to be the movie that is most quotable.

  78. Alex
    Paris Hilton

    and ofc

    "this is bat country"

    if you don't know where that's from, you've failed in life.

  79. Anonymous Coward
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    Not Fu Manchu!

    I was wrong, it wasn't Fu Manchu, his was indeed "The world shall hear from me again"

    It was "The Spirit of Dark and Lonely water". Remember that BBC public information film telling children not to play near lakes? It finished with that echoing "I'll be back-ack-ack" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4690150.stm

    On the TV in the 70's like Fu, hence my confusion...

    Ah, now I can get me coat & go home in peace

  80. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    ok shoot me but...

    I really love the lines from True Romance as he goads the hitman into shooting him. PC brigade be damned:

    "Your ancestors were niggers and your great-great-great-great grandmother fucked a nigger and she had a half nigger kid. If that's a fact, tell me, am I lying?"

    *bang*

  81. Anonymous Coward
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    re:Kane

    Brother, life's a bitch... and she's back in heat.

    LOVE that movie.

  82. Chris Irvine
    Pirate

    totally geeky but....

    the poster who made the remark about StarScream in the Transformers tv series misquoted it, as it was re-written to suit the scene

    Runabout : "hey, wheres your security pass?"

    Starscreams Ghost : "passes? PASSES!? We don't NEED no stinkin passes!"

  83. Anonymous Coward
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    Lock Stock...

    If you hold back anything, I'll kill ya. If you bend the truth, or I think you're bending the truth, I'll kill ya. If you forget anything, I'll kill ya. In fact, you're gonna have to work very hard to stay alive Nick. Now, do you understand everything I've just said? Cause' if you don't, I'll kill ya! Now, Mr Bubble and Squeak, you may enlighten me.

    Not when the price is 200 pound it ain't! And certainly not when you've got Liberia's deficit in your skyrocket. Tighter than a duck's butt you are. Now, lemme feel the fibre of your fabric.

    Yeah, little bit of pain never hurt anybody. If you know what I mean. Also, I think knives are a good idea. Big, fuck-off shiny ones. Ones that look like they could skin a crocodile. Knives are good, because they don't make any noise, and the less noise they make, the more likely we are to use them. Shit 'em right up. Makes it look like we're serious. Guns for show, knives for a pro.

    Harry didn't think that he did a very good job, so he grabbed the nearest thing to hand, which just so happened to be a 15 inch black rubber cock, and proceeded to beat poor old Smithy to death with. And that was seen as a nice way to go. Now, that, is why you pay Hatchet Harry, when you owe.

    Eddie: They're armed.

    Soap: What was that? Armed? What do you mean armed? Armed with what?

    Eddie: Err, bad breath, colorful language, feather duster... what do you think they're gonna be armed with? Guns, you tit!

  84. Michael

    @ AndyB

    You cocked up the Dirty Harry quote. Here it is, in it's unabridged form:

    "I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

  85. Rob Holmes

    @ Chris Irvine

    God dammit, passes, I remember now! In fairness its been about 10 years since I last watched that video.

    *Vows to find somewhere that will sell him a new VCR*

    And wheres the transformers posting icons?!?

  86. Slaine
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    more Grail of the Holiest

    "It's only a model", "Shhhhhhhhht!"

    "N..n..n.. ... NOOOO", "No, no, that's "Ni !!"

    "A SHRUBBERY!!!"

  87. The los7boy
    Alert

    oh come off it...

    THE MOST used quote in ANY office...

    is... "DOH!"...

    Homer, i salute you...

  88. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ok Ok Hear's andother one

    "Flash Gordons alive?"

    Delivered as only Brian Blessed can.

  89. Anthony Gamble

    All time classic...

    from 'Mystery Men'

    "I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines"

  90. Tim
    Coat

    I notice some of you are quoting from video games...

    ...and yet not one of you has mentioned "all your base are belong to us!!!"

    Its a goddam travesty!

  91. krek

    that list is pathetic

    "We're not in Kansas anymore" Wizard of Oz

    "There's no place like home" Wizard of Oz

    "Doh!" The Simpsons

    "Mind if I have a some of your tasty beverage?" Pulp Fiction

    "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that" 2001 A Space Odyssey

    "What we have here is a failure to communicate" Cool Hand Luke

    "The Dude abides" The Big Lebowski

    "That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age" Dazed and Confused

    "All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself" Dazed and Confused

    "MESS WITH THE BEST DIE LIKE THE REST" Hackers

    and that is just off the top of my head

  92. Slaine
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    more....

    "Follow the white rabbit"

    Does it have to be a movie?

    "I like my species the way it is" (best of both worlds - star trek s4, episode1)

  93. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Some More...

    Everybody's dead Dave. (Red Dwarf)

    So if Little Red Riding Hood shows up with a bazooka and a bad attitude, I expect you to chin the bitch. (Dog Soldiers)

    I expect nothing but gratuitous violence from the lot of you. Just because we're firing blanks doesn't mean we have to be thinking nice thoughts. (Dog Soldiers)

    I'm not breaking radio silence because you lot got spooked by a dead f**king flying cow. (Dog Soldiers)

    You like pain? Try wearing a corset (Pirates of the carribean)

    But why is all the rum gone? (Pirates of the carribean)

    And call off christmas (Robin Hood POT)

    I'm gonna dig your heart out with a spoon! (Robin Hood POT)

    Woah Ugly (The three musketeers)

    How can the same s**t happen to the same guy twice (Die Hard 2)

    Run Away! Run Away (Monty Python & Holy Grail)

    Any of you f**king pricks move and I'll execute every motherf**king last one of ye! (Pulp Fiction)

    I'm gonna get medival on your ass (Pulp Fiction)

  94. Slaine

    I bow to the awesome "anonymous coward" and offer...

    SAW (various) "Let's play a game..."

  95. Michael Chester
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    Ok, so its not a movie but.....

    Portal is by far the most quoted thing amongst my friends (most of us are doing Further Maths at college and so are all massive geeks).

    "The cake is a lie"

    "2 + 2 is..... 10... in base 4!! I'm fine!!"

    "You can't kill me, i have the only permanent back up of your brain. Don't believe me? look, I'll put you in (squeaky voice) 'HELLO'. Look, that's you, see how stupid you sound!!"

    "Now place the weighted storage cube on the heavy duty supercolliding super button"

    "There was even going to be a party for you. A big party that all your friends were invited to. I invited your best friend the companion cube. Of course, he couldn't come because you murdered him. All your other friends couldn't come either because you don't have any other friends because of how unlikable you are. Unlikable, it says so here in your personnel file: Unlikable. Liked by no one. A bitter, unlikable loner whose passing shall not be mourned. SHALL. NOT. BE. MOURNED. That's exactly what it says. Very formal. Very official. It also says you're adopted, so that's funny too."

    "Aperture science promises that you will be in no danger during the tests, if there is any danger, you will be given proper safety instructions, for example: the floor of this room will kill you, try not to touch it"

    And of course singing the end theme whenever possible

    (to those that cry spoiler, thats barely scratching the surface of funny quotes from that game....)

  96. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Getting late, but

    Where's the Kaboom? There was Supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom.

  97. Scott Michaels

    Title

    They didn't even include any quotes from Spaceballs. How could that happen?

    1... 2... 3... 4... 5... That's the combination to the airshield.

    That sound like something an idiot would use on their luggage.

    Oh my god, that's the same combination on my luggage!

    We're passing Ludicrous Speed. We've gone... Plaid!

    Oh great, a druish princess...

    I'm Barf, Barfolomew.

    And just so many more

    Or how about Airplane:

    Anyone here speak Jive?

    Unger, Roger. Roger, Over. Over, Unger.

    This was a bad day to give up *take you choice*.

    And as for Star Wars, who can forget:

    You scruffy, *something* nerfherder.

    Who are you calling scruffy?

  98. Damian Gabriel Moran
    Go

    Snootch...

    to the motherfuck*ng noooooooooootch!

  99. Slaine
    Happy

    Airplane ;)

    "Do we have Clearance, Clarence?" (followed by...)

    "Roger Roger, What's our vector, Victor?"

  100. Steve Sorensen

    Betelguese! Betelguese! Betelgeu

    DELIA: This is my art, and it is dangerous! Do you think I want to die like this?

    BETELGEUSE: Not so fast, round boy. We're gonna have some laughs.

    OTHO: Ugh. Deliver me from L.L. Bean.

    LYDIA: I myself am... strange and unusual.

    BETELGEUSE: We've come for your daughter, Chuck!

    LYDIA: You can't scare her. She's sleeping with Prince Valium tonight.

    BERNARD: DELIA, you are a flake. You have always been a flake. If you insist on frightening people, do it with your sculpture.

    BARBARA: [as BETELGEUSE] Learn to throw your voice! Fool your friends! Fun at parties!

    BETELGEUSE: It's showwwtime!

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