Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Quotables

Hello Thursday-ers,

Recently I've been on this The Princess Bride movie quoting kick. (Could you tell since one of the posts this week was a quote from that movie?) That movie just was great. I've seen it so many times and I'd watch it again.

But, there's also other movies out there that are fun to quote. For instance: 1776. It actually quotes from some of the diaries and letters of the members of the Continental Congress of the time (such as John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock). (Where do you think we get the phrase: "Put your John Hancock on that?" think the story behind John Hancock's signature on the Declaration Of Independence)

Aside from the obvious historical relevance of the quotes from actual documents, there's some really awesome quotes whether they came from those documents are not within the movie:

Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin: "If we don't hang together we'll most assuredly hang separately."

There's also other movies out there...like The Father Of The Bride (the remake done in the 1990's with Steve Martin and Diane Keaton):

Kimberly Williams-Paisley as Annie Banks: "He's just like you, Dad, except he's brilliant."

(Great line, made my father laugh, by the way).

Or Disney's Finding Nemo

Ellen DeGeneres as Dorrie: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."

So, what are some of your favorite quotable movies and their quotes?

Have A Totally Tublar Thursday!

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