Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun Monday - They Said It!

It's Monday again and this week, IT Guy is curious about this:

I need YOU (yes, the wonderful YOU!) to pick 5 memorable lines from 5 different movies (if you could tell us which character said it and to whom, would be a bonus)...and tell us to WHOM (who in the people in your life) you could have said those lines.

Last week's challenge was tough, but this one was almost as hard! See, I don't usually speak in movie quotes, but I do talk to myself a lot - and I do use movie quotes when I do it. Every once in a while, I say them out loud - which can garner me some rather odd looks. You'll see why...

ObiWan

"Use the Force, Luke." Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars
whenever I need to encourage myself to do something that seems impossible

GoneBigSam
"Quittin' time!" Big Sam in Gone with the Wind
whenever it's, you know, quittin' time

Austin
"Yeah, baby!" Austin Powers any Austin Powers Movie
whenever I need to express unbridled enthusiasm


Shirley1
"I'm not crazy, M'Lynn. I've just been in a very bad mood for 40 years!" Shirley Maclaine in Steel Magnolias
whenever I feel grumpy - and have for quite a while


Shirley2
"I'm not as sweet as I used to be." Shirley Maclaine to former beau, Owen in Steel Magnolias
because... well, I'm not as sweet as I used to be


incredibles
"No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved, you know?" Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles
whenever I spot the first wet towel on the floor or the first errant sock after an entire day spent cleaning the house

And there you have it - the lines the voices in my head say to me and why they do it!

27 comments:

min said...

I am glad you unblocked because those are soooo good!! I love every one of them!

nikki said...

I just knew you'd list a Star Wars line!

Mariposa said...

Love your lines! There are just so many beautiful lines from Steel Magnolias...

Heather said...

Loved these choices! I think I will start using the Incredibles line in my house in exactly the same way you described!

Steel Magnolias has so many great quotes, I've seen several others for this assigment, too!

Faye said...

Oh thanks for reminding me about crazy, grumpy Shirley Mc. in Steel Magnolias--I'll get quite a few smiles from that this afternoon.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Oh can I sympathize on the last one! That's when I have to fight the urges of roaring. lol

Great list!

Beckie said...

Gotta love those Shirley Maclaine lines!

Tiggerlane said...

Excellent choices - and who doesn't love "Steel Magnolias?" You definitely picked a 'different' GWTW quote!

swampy said...

The Steel Magnolias quote fits me best...

-Ann said...

Steel Magnolias and Star Wars seem to be popping up on a lot of lists. Good picks. I had a team leader at work who used to tell me use the force. :)

mjd said...

"No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved, you know?"...indeed

Pam said...

Those were great quotes! I can relate to the Mr. Incredible quote- I feel that way whenever I have to clean up around the house.

Tracey said...

LOVE Steel Magnolias! I think I need to tell my husband that, only adjust the age to 35! Hehehehe!

Sandy said...

I had forgotten those great ones from Steel Magnolias! Thanks for reminding me. Now I can explain my mood to my husband much more easily.

janet said...

love those shirley maclaine lines!

and mr. incredible? incredible!!

Peter said...

Great voices to have in your head, and another line from Gone with the wind.

Kaytabug said...

Oh yeah baby!! These are great! I quote Star Wars all the time! I also quote the Austin Powers movies too!
LOVE Steel Magnolias and I think I will try the Mr. Incredible line, love that movie too!!

Patience-please said...

I have GOT to see Steele Magnolias. I've read it but I've never seen the movie. Great quotes!

Gattina said...

But you did a very nice job on this tough matter, lol ! I found it very difficult too.

JennV said...

Steel Magnolias! I LOVE Steel Magnolias! You chose some Great quotes... and Thanks for visiting my blog!

Anonymous said...

The lines written for Kathryn Hepburn have always resonated with me, especially, "I am Eleanor--I can look at anything!"
Mom

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee, fab quotes Sayre. Love the Incredibles one. :D

Jettie said...

Love your qoutes and movies!!!
I love the quittin time one too!!

Melanie said...

I love the bad mood for 40 years! It hasn't been that long yet for me, but it's been a while!

thefoodsnob said...

Great ones, I forgot about Austin Powers!

Lisa

Sauntering Soul said...

I need to watch Steel Magnolias again soon!

Nona said...

LOL!!! I also like the bad mood for 40 years quote. How did you remember so many lines. I remember just two absolutely fabulous ones:

'Frankly my dear I don't give a damn.' Last line I think from Gone With the Wind (which I saw for the first time about 3 years ago)

'I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.'Shirley Maclaine in I don't remember the name of the movie but her daughter was dying of cancer.