30-Day Challenge- Day 21 – Favorite Movie Quote

I used to BE a Census taker, so maybe I take it personally.

I love the movies, and I love movie quotes. When the American Film Institute presented its list of 100 Top Movie Quotes, you know I had to be watching. The Wizard of Oz is a particular yeasty source of quotes.

The one I may have actually used most often in real life is #27, from Midnight Cowboy: “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”, when Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) almost gets run over by a cab. I hear Hoffman explain that he almost DID get run over by that cab, who was supposed to be blocked off while the crew filmed the scene.

The one that creeps me out the most: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti; I used to BE a Census taker, so maybe I take it personally. That line ‘s from The Silence of the Lambs, which I never actually got all the way through, spoken by Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins).

Ultimately, though, the all-encompassing quote is what I need to go with: Davis (Steve Martin) saying in the movie Grand Canyon: “That’s part of your problem: you haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” I’m not 100% sure that’s true. But it might be.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

5 thoughts on “30-Day Challenge- Day 21 – Favorite Movie Quote”

  1. I don’t have a favorite, but I do like the ones from Forrest Gump and When Harry met Sally. My hubby swears by his all time favorite action movie, Die Hard: Yippee-ki-yay, motherf_____!

  2. My favorite is the last line of Casablanca,” This is the begining of a beautiful Friendship”.

  3. my brother and I can have an entire conversation in movie quotes or in lines from Seinfeld

    one of my favorites is from Steel Magnolias – “the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accesorize”

    and from Terms of Endearment – “… I’d rather put needles in my eyes”

    and from a Patrick Swayze movie – “it’s a good day, nobody died” – we used to say that at the bar after work every evening

    I could go on and on 🙂

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