Around my house, quoting movie lines is an olympic sport. This activity sometimes delights innocent bystanders and sometimes causes them back away slowly, never taking their eyes off us, until they reach a safe distance.
Here are a few of our favorite lines…
“Release the kraken!” Zeus, Clash of the Titans
Such a versatile line. It can signal the start of an epic adventure or dire trouble. Sometimes it just means we’re in a jolly mood. Whether you favor the 1981 film starring Harry Hamlin or the 2010 remake with Sam Worthington, this line never loses its wallop.
“Have fun storming the castle.” Miracle Max, The Princess Bride
Generally a send off line. Leaving on a big trip or just heading to the grocery store? This is the goodbye line for you.
And two more favorite lines because it’s too hard to pick just one:
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” Inigo Montoya
“You know, for a clown fish, he really isn’t that funny.” Bill, Finding Nemo
This one is usually reserved for a fail or embarrassment of some sort.
And my favorite movie line of all time is:
“Yippee ki-yay, m*therf*ck*rs!” John McClane, Die Hard
Another highly versatile line, as long as there are no tender ears present.
What are your favorite lines?
Image Attribution (In Order of Appearance):
Image from Clash of the Titans, 2010 (fair use)
Image via imdb.com (fair use)
Image from Finding Nemo (fair use)
Image via Wikipedia (fair use)