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The best single line of dialog ever? 
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Lady Claire Gurney: How do you know you're God?
14th Earl of Gurney: Simple. When I pray to Him, I find I am talking to myself.


14th Earl of Gurney: For what I am about to receive, may I make myself truly thankful.


14th Earl of Gurney: I can't marry a second time.
Lady Claire Gurney: You're already married?
14th Earl of Gurney: August 28, in the year of me, 1964.


14th Earl of Gurney: I stand outside myself, watching myself watching myself. I smile, I smile, I smile.


Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:22 pm
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If we're cheating:

Anton Ego: "In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more."
-Ratatoullie

I know it's a monologue, but I couldn't resist. Peter O'Toole makes it.

As for actual lines:

Leia: "I love you"
Han Solo: "I know."
- Empire Strikes Back


Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:52 pm
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"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father: prepare to die"


Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:33 pm
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If someone asks you if you're a god, you say, "YES"!

- Teo


Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:00 pm
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Three words: The Gold Watch.

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Hello, little man. Boy, I sure heard a bunch about you. See, I was a good friend of your dad's. We were in that Hanoi pit of hell together for over five years. Hopefully, you'll never have to experience this yourself, but when two men are in a situation like me and your dad were, for as long as we were, you take on certain responsibilities of the other. If it had been me who had not made it, Major Coolidge would be talking right now to my son Jim. But the way it turned out is I'm talking to you, Butch. I got something for ya. [Holds up watch] This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-grandfather during the first world war. It was bought in a little general store in Knoxville, Tennessee, made by the first company to ever make wrist watches. Up until then, people just carried pocket watches. It was bought by Private Doughboy Ryan Coolidge the day he set sail for Paris. This was your great-grandfather's war watch, and he wore it every day he was in the war. Then when he had done his duty, he went home to your great-grandmother, took the watch and put it in an old coffee can. And in that can it stayed 'til your granddad Dane Coolidge was called upon by his country to go overseas and fight the Germans once again. This time they called it World War Two. Your great-granddad gave this watch to your granddad for good luck. Unfortunately, Dane's luck wasn't as good as his old man's. Dane was a Marine and he was killed along with all the other Marines at the battle of Wake Island. Your granddad was facing death, and he knew it. None of those boys had any illusions about ever leaving that island alive. So three days before the Japanese took the island, your granddad asked a gunner on an Air Force transport named Winocki, a man he had never met before in his life, to deliver to his infant son, who he had never seen in the flesh, his gold watch. Three days later, your grandfather was dead. But Winocki kept his word. After the war was over, he paid a visit to your grandmother, delivering to your infant father, his Dad's gold watch. This watch. This watch was on your Daddy's wrist when he was shot down over Hanoi. He was captured and put in a Vietnamese prison camp. He knew if the gooks ever saw the watch that it'd be confiscated; taken away. The way your Dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any slopes were gonna put their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something. His ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.


Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:23 pm
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The Agony and the Ecstacy.

"When will you make an end?

When I am finished!"


Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:50 pm
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From Kurt Russell to a still chubby Billy Bob Thornton in Tombstone.

"You gonna do something boy, or just stand there and bleed?"


Fri May 22, 2009 7:25 am
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stiefmo wrote:
From Kurt Russell to a still chubby Billy Bob Thornton in Tombstone.

"You gonna do something boy, or just stand there and bleed?"


This movie is full of them. All praise to Val Kilmer for his Doc Holiday performance. :D
What a great flick.


Fri May 22, 2009 2:23 pm
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Moovy1 wrote:
stiefmo wrote:
From Kurt Russell to a still chubby Billy Bob Thornton in Tombstone.

"You gonna do something boy, or just stand there and bleed?"


This movie is full of them. All praise to Val Kilmer for his Doc Holiday performance. :D
What a great flick.


You aren't a daisy Moovy1! You're ain't a daisy at all!


Fri May 22, 2009 3:52 pm
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Patrick wrote:
Moovy1 wrote:
stiefmo wrote:
From Kurt Russell to a still chubby Billy Bob Thornton in Tombstone.

"You gonna do something boy, or just stand there and bleed?"


This movie is full of them. All praise to Val Kilmer for his Doc Holiday performance. :D
What a great flick.


You aren't a daisy Moovy1! You're ain't a daisy at all!


No...but I am your Huckleberry. :ugeek:


Fri May 22, 2009 4:07 pm
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JohnnyV wrote:
There are so many to choose from...so today my favorite is...

Leave the gun, take the cannoli


Yes...this is mine too.

If I had to choose something else, Pulp Fiction is rich with great dialogue moments that I can't seem to choose between. (Forgive me if they're not entirely accurate...I've a poor memory):

"This is a tasty burger!"

or

"That's ice cream and milk, right? That's five dollars?"

or

"Now pretty please, with a cherry on top...clean the fuckin' car."

and one of my all-time favorites from this film:

"Jules I swear to God, you give that nimrod the money and I'll shoot him on general principal alone."

:D


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Tue May 26, 2009 4:32 pm
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And whilst it requires context to be funny, I dare you not to smile/laugh:

"oooh, cake..!"


Tue May 26, 2009 4:33 pm
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If I had to choose something else, Pulp Fiction is rich with great dialogue moments that I can't seem to choose between.



Pulp Fiction is just so full of good lines. :D I can't think of a single movie with more lines that have seeped into my subconscious, except maybe Holy Grail. And Spinal Tap. And Tombstone.


Thu May 28, 2009 2:00 pm
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Personal favorite: "You keep calling me Babu, its 'Singh' motherfucker." :lol: Makes me laugh every time.

Also: "I'm the guy who does his job, you must be the other guy."


Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:32 am
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Are you telling me I had to read through all 7 pages and not one person has posted this GEM YET??!?!?!? Shame on you all!

"I came here to chew bubblegum and Kick Ass....and I'm all out of bubblegum!"

Brilliant


Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:18 pm
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"That's one of the tragedies of this life - that the men who are most in need of a beating up are always enormous. " John D. Hackensacker III

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Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:27 pm
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"Kids, don't buy drugs... become a rock star and they give them to you for FREE!"


Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:32 am
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HomerJ wrote:
One more:

"Send more paramedics."


Is this supposed to be "Send more cops" from Return of the Living Dead?


Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:39 am
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Bondurant wrote:
HomerJ wrote:
One more:

"Send more paramedics."


Is this supposed to be "Send more cops" from Return of the Living Dead?


It's "paramedics."

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Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:40 pm
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sorry, it's more than 1 single line, but... think I'll never really get over this one :):


Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:53 pm
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