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I played this game once before here, so I'll follow it up with part 2 today.  It's about all I can handle this week, for personal reasons.  More hand-crafted content next week, but for now, have fun guessing!

The idea's courtesy of Ginger Sister, but the quotes are all chosen by me.  I didn't go for the most obscure quote from the movies, but I also didn't pick the most obvious.  Happy guessing, and I'll try to strike-out quotes today/over the weekend as the answers are guessed in the comments.  (SPOILER WARNING: Guess before you scroll to the end of the quotes, as the answers will be posted directly below the quotes area)

The Rules:
1. Pick 30 20 of your favorite movies. (A little shorter contest this time, but with some harder quotes on some of them.)
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.

NO CHEATING please.  Guess what you know, don't wikiquote them.


1) They say your whole life flashes before your eyes when you die. And it's true, even for a blind man.

2) I found a snipe, and I followed it under your porch, but this snipe had a long tail, and looked more like a large mouse. [sixbucksamonkey]

3) Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and… there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I'm afraid of what you might tell me. Sometimes I'm afraid that you'll tell me that this is not a work of fiction. I can only hope that the answers will come to me in my sleep. I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to. [crankypants]

4) She came from southwest Missoura, the hills outside the scratchy-ass Ozark town of Theodosia, set in the cedars and oak trees, somewhere between nowhere and goodbye. [sixbucksamonkey]

5) For us to live any other way was nuts. Uh, to us, those goody-good people who worked shitty jobs for bum paychecks and took the subway to work every day, and worried about their bills, were dead. I mean they were suckers. They had no balls. If we wanted something we just took it. If anyone complained twice they got hit so bad, believe me, they never complained again. [crankypants]

6) All right, if the applicant is young, tell him he's too young. Old, too old. Fat, too fat. If the applicant then waits for three days without food, shelter, or encouragement he may then enter and begin his training. [crankypants]

7) I am going to show you why we insist on such precautions. On the evening of July 8th, 1981, he complained of chest pains and was taken to the dispensary. His mouthpiece and restraints were removed for an EKG. When the nurse leaned over him, he did this to her. 
[crankypants]

8) The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you learn.  [mariser]

9) Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today. [crankypants]

10) You see for the last two years the Nazis have had teams of archeologists running around the world looking for all sorts of religious artifacts. Hitler's gone nuts on the subject. He's crazy. He's obsessed with the occult. And right now, apparently, there is some kind of German archeological dig going on in the desert outside Cairo. [crankypants]

11) I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all. Just 'cause we're goin' on this killing, that don't mean I'm gonna go back to bein' the way I was. I just need the money, get a new start for them youngsters. Ned, you remember that drover I shot through the mouth and his teeth came out the back of his head? I think about him now and again. He didn't do anything to deserve to get shot, at least nothin' I could remember when I sobered up. [(Fish)]

12) Nine million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister.  [Red Mosquito]

13) Criss-cross.

14) Today… is Christmas! There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty! Chaplain Charlie will tell you about how the free world will conquer Communism with the aid of God and a few Marines! God has a hard-on for Marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls! God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps! Do you ladies understand?  [mariser]

15) The ship brought me back. I told you she won't let me leave – she won't let anyone leave. Did you really think you could destroy this ship? She's defied space and time. She's been to a place you couldn't possibly imagine. And now… it is time to go back.

16) Your bones don't break, mine do. That's clear. Your cells react to bacteria and viruses differently than mine. You don't get sick, I do. That's also clear. But for some reason, you and I react the exact same way to water. We swallow it too fast, we choke. We get some in our lungs, we drown. However unreal it may seem, we are connected, you and I. We're on the same curve, just on opposite ends. [crankypants]

17) My name is Shosanna Dreyfus and THIS is the face… of Jewish vengeance! [mariser]

18) Do be careful! Don't lose any of that stuff. That's concentrated evil. One drop of that could turn you all into hermit crabs. [crankypants]

19) Well, I wouldn't argue that it wasn't a no-holds-barred, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. But there is no way you can perpetrate that amount of carnage and mayhem and not incur a considerable amount of paperwork. [sixbucksamonkey]

20) There's a box of Twinkies in that grocery store. Not just any box of Twinkies, the last box of Twinkies that anyone will enjoy in the whole universe. Believe it or not, Twinkies have an expiration date. Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go… empty. [Red Mosquito]


Answers:
1) Daredevil (not guessed)
2) Up
3) Donnie Darko
4) Million Dollar Baby
5) Goodfellas
6) Fight Club
7) The Silence of the Lambs
8) Leon [The Professional]
9) Groundhog Day
10) Raiders of the Lost Ark
11) Unforgiven
12) Die Hard
13) Strangers on a Train (not guessed)
14) Full Metal Jacket
15) Event Horizon (not guessed)
16) Unbreakable
17) Inglorious Basterds
18) Time Bandits
19) Hot Fuzz
20) Zombieland

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The idea's courtesy of Ginger Sister, but the quotes are all chosen by me.  I didn't go for the most obscure quote from the movies, but I also didn't pick the most obvious.  Happy guessing, and I'll try to update as the answers are guessed in the comments.  (SPOILER WARNING: Guess before you scroll to the end of the quotes, as the answers are posted directly below the quotes area)

The Rules:
1. Pick 30 of your favorite movies. (These aren't necessarily my all time faves, but they'll do.)
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.

NO CHEATING.  Guess what you know, don't wikiquote them.


1) "Are you classified as human?" "Negative, I am a meat popsicle."

2) "Lena. I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry I left you at the hospital. I called a phone-sex line… I called a phone-sex line before I met you, and four blond brothers came after me and they hurt you, and I'm sorry. Then I had to leave again because I wanted to make sure you never got hurt again. And I have a lot of puddings, and in six to eight weeks it can be redeemed. So if you could just give me that much time, I think I can get enough mileage to go with you wherever you go if you have to travel for your work. Because I don't ever want to be anywhere without you. So could you just let me redeem the mileage?"

3) "Well, I'm not used to supposin'. I'm just a workin' man. My boss does all the supposin' – but I'll try one. Supposin' you talk us all out of this and, uh, the kid really did knife his father?"

4) "The warrior code. The delight in the battle, you understand that, yes? But also something more. You understand there is something outside yourself that has to be served. And when that need is gone, when belief has died, what are you? A man without a master." "Right now I'm a man without a paycheck."

5) "McManus came to us with the job, Fenster got the vans, Hockney supplied the hardware, I came through with how to do it so no one got killed, but Keaton… Keaton put on the finishing touch. A little 'fuck you' from the five of us to the NYPD."

6) "Uh, whose car is that out front?" "Mine. 1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!"

7) "Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get."

8) "The helmet I was wearing… Oh come on, that's funny. That's really funny, I mean I'm the only person who wears a helmet to work who isn't putting out fires or racing for NASCAR. But what do you do, I can't quit… their insurance is amazing, what do you do? You laugh. I'm not saying I don't cry but in between I laugh and I realize how silly it is to take anything too seriously. Plus, I look forward to a good cry. It feels pretty good."

9) "Well, most recently, there's room 309, there's this scary Mexican gangster dude poking his finger in my chest. There's his hooligan kids snapping their fingers at me. There's a putrid, rotting corpse of a dead whore stuck in the springs of the bed. There's rooms blazing afire. There's a big fat needle from God knows where, stuck in my leg, infecting me with God knows what. And finally there's me, walking out the door, right fucking now. Buenas noches."

10) "I don't know why you died, Goldie. I don't know why and I don't know how, I never even met you before tonight. But you were a friend and more when I needed one. And when I find out who did it, it won't be quick and quiet like it was with you. It'll be loud and nasty. My kind of kill. And when his eyes go dead the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him. I love you, Goldie."

11) "So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But I'll bet you can't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling; seen that. If I ask you about women, you'd probably give me a syllabus about your personal favorites. You may have even been laid a few times. But you can't tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy. You're a tough kid. And I'd ask you about war, you'd probably throw Shakespeare at me, right, "once more unto the breach dear friends." But you've never been near one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap, watch him gasp his last breath looking to you for help."

12) "Look son, being a good shot, being quick with a pistol, that don't do no harm, but it don't mean much next to being cool-headed. A man who will keep his head and not get rattled under fire, like as not, he'll kill ya. It ain't so easy to shoot a man anyhow, especially if the son-of-a-bitch is shootin' back at you."

13) "The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules. Anyway… I've started to make a tape… in my head… for Laura. Full of stuff she likes. Full of stuff that make her happy. For the first time I can sort of see how that is done."

14) "First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village. But the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario, it just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have… reproductive organs under those little, white pants. It's just so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. You know, what's the point of living… if you don't have a dick?"

15) "I am finished doing what I swore an oath to God 28 years ago to never do again. I've created, "something that kills people." And in that purpose, I was a success. I've done this because, philosophically, I am sympathetic to your aim. I can tell you with no ego, this is my finest sword. If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut."

16) "Unbelievable, that old Biff could have chosen that particular date. It could mean that that point in time inherently contains some sort of cosmic significance. Almost as if it were the temporal junction point for the entire space-time continuum. On the other hand, it could just be an amazing coincidence."

17) "That's right. When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I'm gonna read it to you."

18) "There was this guy, and he was always requesting shows that had already played. Yes. No. You have to tell her before. He couldn't quite grasp the idea that the charge nurse couldn't make it be yesterday. She couldn't turn back time, thank you, Einstein! Now, *he* was nuts! *He* was a fruitcake, Jim!"

19) "Who the hell do they think they are? I report to the Prime Minister and even he's smart enough not to ask me what we do. Have you ever seen such a bunch of self-righteous, ass-covering prigs? They don't care what we do; they care what we get photographed doing. And how the hell could Bond be so stupid? I give him double-O status and he celebrates by shooting up an embassy. Is the man deranged? And where the hell is he? In the old days if an agent did something that embarrassing he'd have a good sense to defect. Christ, I miss the Cold War."

20) "Well, when I came home from school my head started to get really hot. So I drank some cold water, but it didn't do nothing. So I laid in the bathtub for a while, but then I realized that it was my hair that was making my head hot. So I went into my kitchen and I shaved it all off. I don't want anyone to see."

21) "We don't know who struck first, us or them. But we do know it was us that scorched the sky. At the time, they were dependent on solar power. It was believed they would be unable to survive without an energy source as abundant as the sun."

22) "Watch your mouth kid, or you're gonna find yourself floating home. We'll be safe enough once we make the jump to hyperspace. Besides, I know a few maneuvers. We'll lose em'!"

23) "Do you have any idea what it's like to have two people look at you, with total lust and devotion, through the same pair of eyes?"

24) "I just mean during the day. Daylight. When was the last time you remember seeing it? And I'm not talking about some distant, half-forgotten childhood memory, I mean like yesterday. Last week. Can you come up with a single memory? You can't, can you? You know something, I don't think the sun even… exists… in this place. 'Cause I've been up for hours, and hours, and hours, and the night never ends here."

25) "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

26) "…Our files are confidential Mr. Barish so we can't show you any evidence. Suffice it to say, Miss Kruczynski was not happy and she wanted to move on. We provide that possibility."

27) "Let me put it this way. If you ever start feeling sentimental, go to Barstow, California. When you get here, walk into a florist and buy a bunch of flowers. Then you take those flowers to Huntington cemetery on Fuller and Guadalupe, look for the headstone marked Paula Schultz, then lay them on the grave. Because you will be standing at the final resting place of Beatrix Kiddo."

28) "They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? 'I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?' "

29) "You all wanna be looking very intently at your own belly buttons. I see a head start to rise, violence is going to ensue. Probably guessed we mean to be thieving here but what we're after is not yours. So, let's have no undue fussing."

30) "You just couldn't let me go could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible aren't you? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won't kill you, because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever."


Answers:
*1) The Fifth Element
*2) Punch-Drunk Love
*3) 12 Angry Men
*4) Ronin
*5) The Usual Suspects
*6) American Beauty
*7) Reservoir Dogs
*8) Garden State
*9) Four Rooms
*10) Sin City
*11) Good Will Hunting
*12) Unforgiven
*13) High Fidelity
*14) Donnie Darko
*15) Kill Bill: Vol. 1
*16) Back to the Future II
*17) The Princess Bride
*18) Twelve Monkeys
*19) Casino Royale
*20) Napoleon Dynamite
*21) The Matrix
*22) Star Wars (Ep IV)
*23) Being John Malkovich
*24) Dark City
*25) Say Anything
*26) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
*27) Kill Bill: Vol. 2
*28) Grosse Pointe Blank
*29) Serenity
*30) The Dark Knight

[NaBloPoMo 2008 – #19.2/2008]

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Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, would you remind me what I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! What do we have?
Number Two: Sea Bass.
Dr. Evil: [pause] Right.
Number Two: They're mutated sea bass.
Dr. Evil: Are they ill tempered?
Number Two: Absolutely.
Dr. Evil: Oh well, that's a start. 

-from Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

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"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book."
    -Groucho Marx

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"The world is full of willing people — some willing to work and some willing to let them."
     -Robert Frost

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"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
    -Terry Pratchett

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The wonderful Foxsydee made me aware that there actually already exists a killer quotes group here on Vox… it's called Quote of the Day group and has 50+ members currently.  We've worked out the issues with the missing keywords in that group that caused me to think I was treading on virgin territory, so now anyone searching for "quote" in the groups will find them.

Anyway, since this group here is so newly formed, I was thinking it might be best if anyone who wanted to keep posting/reading quotes hopped over there and we killed this group.  I will continue to be posting quotes of interest to me, but it seems silly to keep two groups running for the same purpose, especially if it forces people to either duplicate their group subscriptions or choose a group.

However, if there's people that would rather just hang out here, I'm more than happy to double-post to both groups and keep it going.  I'd like to know what people think before taking any drastic actions, or continuing to "recruit" new group members.

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