There are some lines in books and movies that are remembered throughout history. “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn!” or “I’m gonna make him and offer he can’t refuse!” just to name a few. As an author, I recognize the fact that these are part of the story that makes it memorable.
But there are some lines,maybe not as memorable, but they still stick out every time you watch a movie or TV show. One classic line, to me, is Bill Murray in Ghostbusters when he said, “He’s a sailor, he’s in New York, we get this guy laid, he’ll be no trouble!” I’m a little biased as a retired sailor, but that’s the line that I think of when I think of Ghostbusters. These are plug lines, story transitions or even ad-libbed dialogue, but they’ve become just as memorable. Here are just a few of my favorites:
“I’ve got a bad feeling about this!” — any character, Star Wars
“The bitch hit me with a toaster!” — Bill Murray, Scrooged
“Why is all the rum gone?” — Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Carribean
“Your the best son money can buy!” — Donald Trump, The Little Rascals
“Blucher!” (Horse Whinny) — Marty Feldman, Young Frankenstein
“Excuse me while I whip this out!” — Cleavon Little, Blazing Saddles
“You’re one ugly mother f#@!er!” — Arnold Schwatrzenegger, Predator
“I can’t believe I just gave my panties to a geek.” — Molly Ringwald, Sixteen Candles
“Demented and sad, but social.” — Judd Nelson, The Breakfast Club
“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room! — Peter Sellers, Dr. Strangelove
“Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the donut!” — Samuel L. Jackson, Iron Man 2
As I said, not a lot of classic lines, but still quite memorable. These are lines that will come to mind whenever you’re flipping through channels and you come across one of these movies. What are some of your favorite lines from movies? Let me know in the comments!