“I call people rich when they’re able to meet the requirements of their imagination.”
The portrait of a lady (well, is Henry James, does it count?)
From The ice storm:
Philip Edwards: Sometimes the shepherd needs the comfort of the sheep.
Elena Hood: I’m going to try hard not to understand the implications of that.
Mikey Carver: Because of molecules we are connected to the outside world from our bodies. Like when you smell things, because when you smell a smell it’s not really a smell, it’s a part of the object that has come off of it, molecules. So when you smell something bad, it’s like in a way you’re eating it. This is why you should not really smell things, in the same way that you don’t eat everything in the world around you because as a smell, it gets inside of you. So the next time you go into the bathroom after someone else has been there, remember what kinds of molecules you are in fact eating.
Jim Carver: Hey guys, I’m back!
Mikey Carver: You were gone?
“When you shoot, shoot! Don’t talk”
“One bastard goes in, and another bastard comes out!”
- Tuco (Eli Wallach), The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
From Dreyer’s “Ordet”
Talking about Johannes being “insane” because he thinks he is Jesus Christ.
Priest: Was it – love?
Mikkel: No, no, it was Soren Kierkegaard.
Carol Connelly: OK, we all have these terrible stories to get over, and you-…
Melvin Udall: It’s not true. Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, a lot of people, that’s their story. Good times, noodle salad. What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you’re that pissed that so many others had it good.
I think I could paste the entire script here. It’s amazing.
“I might like a woman because she was in a Bresson film …”
From: “The Mother and the Whore”
A great ‘self-reflexive’ line, because of course his ex-girlfriend in the film (Isabelle Weingarten) was in Bresson’s “Four Nights of a Dreamer”.
“that black book’s a joke. It’s only got two names in it. And one of them is still Al Capone. " Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) Casino.
“That man is a head taller than me. That can change”
Klaus Kinski, Aguirre, the wrath of god
“You know what, you know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger, will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one, little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!”
– The Joker, The Dark Knight
The Big Lebowski
“The dude abides.”
“In the parlance of our times…”
“Strong men do cry”
“He treats objects like women”
“You are drawing a line in the sand my friend”
“That’s just your opinion man”
“The streets are awash with drugs that you can have for unhappiness and pain, and we took them all. Fuck it, we would have injected Vitamin C if only they’d made it illegal.” Mark Renton
“My God. I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school.” Marla Singer
[Monty standing in the men’s bathroom, talking to himself in a mirror with a “FUCK YOU” written on it]
Monty Brogan: "Well, fuck you, too. Fuck me, fuck you, fuck this whole city and everyone in it. Fuck the panhandlers, grubbing for money, and smiling at me behind my back. Fuck the squeegee men dirtying up the clean windshield of my car. Get a fucking job! Fuck the Sikhs and the Pakistanis bombing down the avenues in decrepit cabs, curry steaming out their pores, stinking up my day. Terrorists in fucking training. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN! Fuck the Chelsea boys with their waxed chests and pumped up biceps. Going down on each other in my parks and on my piers, jingling their dicks on my Channel 35. Fuck the Korean grocers with their pyramids of overpriced fruit and their tulips and roses wrapped in plastic. Ten years in the country, still no speaky English? Fuck the Russians in Brighton Beach. Mobster thugs sitting in cafés, sipping tea in little glasses, sugar cubes between their teeth. Wheelin’ and dealin’ and schemin’. Go back where you fucking came from! Fuck the black-hatted Chassidim, strolling up and down 47th street in their dirty gabardine with their dandruff. Selling South African apartheid diamonds! Fuck the Wall Street brokers. Self-styled masters of the universe. Michael Douglas, Gordon Gekko wannabe mother fuckers, figuring out new ways to rob hard working people blind. Send those Enron assholes to jail for FUCKING LIFE! You think Bush and Cheney didn’t know about that shit? Give me a fucking break! Tyco! Worldcom! Fuck the Puerto Ricans. 20 to a car, swelling up the welfare rolls, worst fuckin’ parade in the city. And don’t even get me started on the Dom-in-i-cans, ’cause they make the Puerto Ricans look good. Fuck the Bensonhurst Italians with their pomaded hair, their nylon warm-up suits, their St. Anthony medallions, swinging their, Jason Giambi, Louisville slugger, baseball bats, trying to audition for the Sopranos. Fuck the Upper East Side wives with their Hermes scarves and their fifty-dollar Balducci artichokes. Overfed faces getting pulled and lifted and stretched, all taut and shiny … "
Narrator: "This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. " (fight club)
“Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention. " – JOHN DOE (SE7EN)
" I scream… You scream…. We all scream… For an ice cream…" Roberto (Benigni) – Down By Law, 1986 by Jarmusch
There’s a tiny door in my office, Maxine. It’s a portal and it takes you inside John Malkovich. You see the world through John Malkovich’s eyes… and then after about 15 minutes, you’re spit out… into a ditch on the side of The New Jersey Turnpike.
Sounds great!. Who the fuck is John Malkovich?
From the movie; Closer:
-In the scene, Natalie Portman and Jude Law are on a bus, they are newly met in an accident and Portman is asking questions about Law’s job. Law is an obituarist in a newspaper and he is explaining the real meanings of the euphemisms written about people who died.
DAN: “He was a convivial fellow,” meaning he was an alcoholic.
DAN: “He valued his privacy,” gay.
DAN: “He enjoyed his privacy,” raging queer.
“Don’t put it in your pocket sir.Don’t put it in your pocket.It’s your lucky quarter”. -Anton Chigurh(No Country For Old Men)
“I like to dissect girls.Did you know that I am utterly insane?”.-Patrick Bateman(American Psycho)
“The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men”.-Jules Winnfield(Pulp Fiction)
“My ass may be dumb, but ain’t no dumb-ass.” Ordell Robbie(Samuel L. Jackson)- Jackie Brown. i can use this quote today at work!
“You’ll take it, and you’ll like it!” Humphrey Bogart Maltese Falcon
Recently I saw “Trainspotting” and I think that great film is chock full of amazing quotes!
One of my favorites is: “In a thousand years, there will be no men and women, just wankers, and that’s fine by me.”
Also, from “Darjeeling Limited”:
Jack: “I love you too, but I’m gonna mace you in the face!”
It was my favorite quote from the entire film and it was super hilarious! I had to watch it several times! It was too good.
I just saw the documentary, “Up The Yangtze”. It was powerful!
The beginning quote by Confucius was a great opener for the film:
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.”
I also really liked the quote about how it is hard being human, but harder being a common person in China:
[the exact quote] “It’s hard being a human, but being a common person in China is even more difficult”.
That really moved me!
You have to see the film to truly understand!
From Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?, Jean-Marie Straub on cinema:
“The form of the body gives birth to the soul. I’ve said that a hundred times. …When someone says, ‘Yes, the form, it’s the form, the form, never mind the idea’, that is a sell-out. It’s not true. You have to see things clearly: First, there is the idea, then there is the matter, and then the form. And there is nothing you can do about that. Nobody can change that! …And through this work, the struggle between the idea and the matter, and the struggle with the matter, gives rise to the form. And the rest is just filling material. …The same goes for the sculptor. He has his idea and gets a block of marble and he works the matter. He has to take into account the nervures in the marble, the cracks, all the geological layers in it. He just can’t do whatever he wants.”
From Trainspotting, Mark “Rent-boy” Renton narrating and talking about heorin: " Take the best orgasm you’ve ever had… multiply it by a thousand, and you’re still nowhere near it."
Julien Jeanvier (Guillaume Canet’s character) quote from “Jeux D’enfants”:
“Pure, raw, explosive pleasure! Better than drugs, better than smack! Better than a dope-coke-crack-fix-shit-shoot-sniff-ganja-marijuana-blotter-acid-ecstasy! Better than sex, head, 69, orgies, masturbation, tantrism, Kama Sutra or Thai doggy-style! Better than banana milkshakes! Better than George Lucas’s trilogy, the muppets and 2001! Better than Emma Peel, Marilyn, Lara Croft and Cindy Crawford’s beauty mark! Better than the B-side to Abbey Road, Jimmy Hendrix and the first man on the moon! Space Mountain, Santa Claus, Bill Gates’ fortune, the Dalai Lama, Lazarus raised from the dead! Schwarzenegger’s testosterone shots, Pam Anderson’s lips! Woodstock, raves… Better than Sade, Rimbaud, Morrison and Castaneda! Better than freedom, better than life!”
“Your tearing me apart” James Dean – Rebel without a cause.
Before I became a drug addict, I had so many problems. Now I just have one – Drugs! It’s given my life real focus. – Cecil B Demented
1.Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds.
In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.(The Third Man)
3.You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.(Fight Club)
4.Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned- Tyler
5.Julie Vignon: Now I have only one thing left to do: nothing. I don’t want any belongings, any memories. No friends, no love. Those are all traps.(Blue)
“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”
“She’s a rich bitch, you know. She was raised by maids”