A Quantity of Quotes from Films & Television

"I will take you places you have never been. I will show you things that you have never seen. And I will see the life run out of you." ~ Ghost Story (1981)

"What care I for human hearts~soft and spiritless as porridge?! A faerie's heart beats fierce and free!" ~~ Legend (1985)

"She will remember your heart when men are fairy tales in books written by rabbits. Of all unicorns, she is the only one who knows what regret is~and love." ~~ The Last Unicorn (1982)

"I am Ergo the Magnificent~short in stature, tall in power, narrow of purpose and wide of vision. And, I do not travel with peasants and beggars. Goodbye!" ~ Krull (1983)

"Monty, do my eyes remind you of two spoonsful of Delaware moonlight?" ~ Meet the People (1944)

{{{See? I'm not stuck in the Eighties! Mwahahahahahahaha!}}}

You can say that again!

Most of us are aware that there are quotations everyone seems to know. However, some of us tend to find gems in unexpected places. Knowing and recognizing movie/TV quotations is rather like being in a secret society, especially when they are from cult classics. So, I will be sharing quotations I've jotted down in my film journals and hope that they will "click" with you, too.

TOASTS

From "Cocktail" (1988) ~ If Jordan gives birth to a fine Irish son, / There will be Cocktails & Dreams for him one day to run, / A business that will yield the financial windfall / To be franchised in every suburban shopping mall. / If a daughter arrives to bless our clan, / I guess the shit will finally hit the fan. / But this I shall promise thee, / I'll never let her marry a guy like me. / Still if our child is the naughtiest of girls or the wildest of young men, / I swear I'll be the best dad I can / And never ever get spooked again.

From "Dracula" (1931) ~ Lucy Weston's toast: Lofty timbers, the walls around are bare, / Echoing to our laughter as though the dead were there. / Quaff a cup to the dead already! / Hooray for the next to die!

From "Gentlemen Prefer Bondes" (1953) ~ Lorelei's toast: There was an old man named Sidney, who drank till he ruined a kidney. / It shriveled and shrank, but he drank and he drank. / He had his fun doing it, didn't he?

From Just Shoot Me!, "The Odd Couple Part 2" ~ Jack's toast to Finch & Adrienne: I believe a toast is in order. To the bride, to the groom, and to God's warped sense of humor. First the duck-billed platypus, now this. I'm kidding, of course. Drink up.

From "Mildred Pierce" (1945) ~ To the men we have loved~the stinkers!

From NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, "Child's Play" ~ A toast. Close friends and dear family all. A bountiful thanks and good cheer for fall.

From Prison Break, "The Legend" ~ As my pappy used to say, "Stand by your glasses steady, and drink to your comrades' eyes. Here's a toast to the dead already, and hurrah for the next to die."

From "Raintree County" (1957) ~ Comrades in arms, a toast: To all the men who go out and die and merely because they have the rotten luck to be born one side or another of a mountain or a creek.

From "The Best of Everything" (1959) ~ Here's to men. Bless their cleancut faces~and dirty little minds.

From "The Island at the Top of the World" (1974) ~ Captain Brieux's toast: Once more, we stand on the threshold of a great adventure. To my Hyperion! May she rise like a phoenix from the ashes of despair and soar like man's imagination to Greenland and beyond.

From "The Quiet Man" (1952) ~ May their days be long and full of happiness; may their children be many and full of health; and may they live in peace and freedom.

From "The Silver Chalice" (1954) ~ Simon's toast: To Bacchus for giving us wine. To Mars for giving us warriors. To Venus for giving us Helena.

From "The Turkey Caper" (1985 TV movie) ~ And so, my friends, I propose a Thanksgiving toast. May every heart be filled with joy. May love and trust hold sway. May life feel wonderful to every girl and boy and animal on this Thanksgiving Day.

How About Some NEW Quotes?! aka It's About Time!

"They're putting MY name on lunchboxes in Taiwan even as we speak!" ~ The Story Lady (1991 TV movie)

"When the truth is ugly, only a lie can be beautiful." ~ Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

"When the tigers are finished with him, you won't like what's left." ~ Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

"I regret the flummory of last night." ~ The White Buffalo (1977)

Of 8-track being played: "Dinosaur music!" ~ Beautiful Wave (2011)

"The magic words: Julie Andrews!" ~ Bedazzled (1967)

Later: "The magic words: Jackie Kennedy!" (Nothing happens.) "Oh well! Julie Andrews!" ~ Bedazzled (1967)

Speaking of Julie Andrews... Of becoming a flapper: "Starting tomorrow, I'm going to become unspeakably fatal!" ~ Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

"If we didn't have thieves, we wouldn't need banks." ~ $ aka Dollars (1971)

"Heere's Bobbie!" ~ Carnal Knowledge (1971) / Jack Nicholson delivers this line during the slideshow! I guess it worked, so he used the delivery again in "The Shining" (1980)!

"I don't believe in 'sometime'. For me, it's now or never." ~ 99 River Street (1953)

"They always say there's no such thing as a native Californian." ~ The Prowler (1951)

a) "Do you like cops?" b) "As long as they're not in my rearview mirror." ~ The Dead Pool (1988)

Of hunting trick of hiding behind horses: "Elk don't know how many feet a horse got!" ~ Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

"When the gods want to punish you, they answer your prayers." ~ Out of Africa (1985)

"Nobody gets to be a cowboy forever." ~ Monte Walsh (1970)

Dumb blonde of skunk: "I thought it was a forest cat!" ~ Grizzly Park (2008)

Guy and same blonde: a) "Time to drain the dragon." b) "You have a dragon?! I love dragons!" ~ Grizzly Park (2008)

Yep! Her again: a) "Hey, Mimi, are your breasts silicon?" b) "Silly what?!" ~ Grizzly Park (2008)

"Please excuse my sister. She's in cougar training." ~ Deadly Sibling Rivalry (2011 TV movie)

a) "I've never flown a plane before!" b) "No problem! That's what video games are for!" ~ End of the World (2013 TV movie)

Of sleazy girl's website (Durtygrrl): "She's the patron saint of the computer club!" ~ Elsewhere (2000)

"If I get killed and lose my scholarship, you're going to have to explain it to my mom!" ~ Elsewhere (2000)

"A miracle is what seems impossible but happens anyway." ~ Men in Black 3 (2012)

Bring on the quotes!

"Against the Children of the Hydra's Teeth there is no protection!" ~ Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

a) "Haven't you ever seen a dinosaur before?!" b) "Not with skin on it!" ~ Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"I don't WANT to eat dinosaur!" ~ Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV movie)

a) "He eats with the fingers." b) "When I get done with him, he'll be eatin' out of my hand." ~ Hombre (1967)

a) "My tongue is my only weapon." b) "And it's DEADLY!" ~ Hombre (1967)

Of reported demise: "We missed you while you were dead." ~ The Unsuspected (1947)

"Oh, Daddy, I HATE being dead!" ~ Daughter of the Mind (1969 TV movie)

"You've been tryin' to hit on a coupla dead girls! That's nymphophilia!" ~ The Locals (2003)

Of "resurrectionists": "Empty graves eventually tell their story." ~ The Oblong Box (1969)

"Father, if I've learned anything over the years, it's that you never EVER trust a corpse." ~ I Sell the Dead (2009)

Of dead body: "This guy's not gonna leak all over my ice cream, is he?" ~ Phantasm (1979)

"She's in the bone orchard." ~ This Property Is Condemned (1966)

"He used to put frogs in my bra all the time." ~ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Of his post-birth wife: "She flung me daffodils in the bedpan!" ~ Staircase (1969)

"Quit acting like a disabled flamingo!" ~ The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

To tailor: "You are to FIT me, not FONDLE me!" ~ The Spanish Main (1945)

"I am sure your advice is sound. However, I will ignore it." ~ The Spanish Main (1945)

Joan's diva: "Sit on it!" ~ Torch Song (1953)

"You don't have to impress me with how clever you think you are." ~ Madame Sousatza (1988)

"A pig with money is still a pig." ~ The Iron Mistress (1952)

Of orange radiation suit: "You look like a radioactive tampon." ~ Moon (2009)

"You're righteous, Stoney, but you're not very hip." ~ Psych-Out (1968

"Now, Katherine, are you gonna believe what you see or what I tell you?" ~ McLintock! (1963)

"If you so much as hear an owl fart, shoot first and ask questions later!" ~ Bone Eater (2007 TV movie)

Of rampaging nanobots: "Basically, what you're telling me is that we're dealing with Pac-Man on steroids!" ~ Path of Destruction (2005 TV movie)

Of his experiments: "I could look at a guy like~~Kevin Costner and see a giant peach grub." ~ Freaked (1993)

"The desert sands have barbecued my bunions." ~ Siren of Bagdad (1953)

"Feed this girl cucumbers and it'd come out pickles." ~ Flesh and Bone (1993)

"You got a heart like rock candy." ~ Vicki (1953)

"You're fatally sweet." ~ Impromptu (1991)

"I have no claims on Althea. She belongs to mankind." ~ The Unsuspected (1947)

Of her appearance: "A man's eyes are a better test than any mirror." ~ The Man with a Cloak (1951)

a) "Of course, I love you." b) "Love is never 'of course'." ~ The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

"Death came on forever, but we were not afraid." ~ A Walk with Love and Death (1969)


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"I belong wherever I happen to be." ~ The Outer Limits (OS), "Second Chance"

a) "What's the name of your horse?" b) "I don't know. Ain't stole it yet." ~ Undead or Alive: A Zomedy (2007)

"Marines have no qualms about killing Martians!" ~ Invaders from Mars (1986)

"There's only two things I need to do: finish my brontosaurus and get married at 3 o'clock!" ~ Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Of her smoking: "Cut off all my demons, Roy, and my angels might die, too." ~ Transsiberian (2008)

"He had carnival knowledge of me over and over!" ~ The Best House in London (1969)

"Auric Goldfinger: Sounds like a French nail varnish." ~ Goldfinger (1964)

Of auditions: "The Lord must have loved bad baritones. He made so many of them." ~ She's Back on Broadway (1953)

Of impromptu duet battle: "Tone deaf and drunk is not a good combination." ~ How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

a) "I turned him down and turned him down!" b) "You couldn't turn down a bedspread!" a) "I can't say, 'No'!" b) "You can't say, 'Maybe'!" ~ Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

"If you saw six people waiting for a bus, you'd join them thinking they were protesting something!" ~ Strange Bedfellows (1965)

"You're picketing to keep fig leaves off Expressionist horses in the National Gallery?!" ~ Strange Bedfellows (1965)

"A place is only as good as the people you know in it." ~ I Am Number Four (2011)

Secretary to boss: "He won't be in. His little boy swallowed a cocoon." ~ The Bride Goes Wild (1948)

"He took me to a grotto. ~ And he blew in my ear!" (dissolves in tears) ~ The Bride Goes Wild (1948)

"There's a rose that blooms in the lover's heart. You just have to see it." ~ The Speed of Thought (2011)

"Without love, breath is just a clock ticking." ~ Equilibrium (2002)

"It's human nature, Faith. We always want what we can't have." ~ Slaughter (2009)

After consuming multiple cold remedies: "I feel like there's a civil war going on inside of me and both sides are losing." ~ Kisses For My President (1964)

Of blonde: "She walks like an invitation." ~ Kisses For My President (1964)

After a series of "suitors" at the door: "Bubbles doesn't live here anymore." ~ Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

Very old Dracula: "In the old days, in me prime of youth, I had MAGNIFICENT fangs! All the ladies would say I was hung like a walrus." ~ Nocturna: Granddaughter of Dracula (1978)

"Well, I'll be a slab-sided jellyfish!" ~ Murder Man aka The Murder Man (1935)

"Deja vu isn't what it used to be." ~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Passion"


Almost Completely Random!

Willow, of course: "Chemistry is easy! It's a lot like witchcraft~with less newt." ~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Bad Girls"

"'OK, Marlowe,' I said to myself. 'You're a tough guy. You've been sapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm until you're crazy as a couple of waltzing mice. Now let's see you do something really tough~like putting your pants on.'" ~ Murder, My Sweet (1944)

"After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor." ~ The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

"There is too much pride in your humility." ~ Lord Jim (1965)

Environmentally friendly: "You had me at Earth Day." ~ Storm Cell (2008 TV movie)

"Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody, to give to somebody without worrying whether they'll give anything back or if they're gonna hurt you or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn't something that happens to you. Maybe it's something you have to choose." ~ Love and Other Disasters (2006)

Of timeliest crime: "This is Chicago, kid. You can't beat fresh blood on the wall." ~ Chicago (2002)

a) "Some men don't like to be driven." b) "No. Some men don't like to be taken for a ride." ~ Thunderball (1965)

To the pursued: "I swear you two are living testimony to the fact that it's better to be lucky than smart!" ~ Nadine (1987)

"Well, sink me if it isn't Colonel Ramsbottom!" ~ The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)

{drunken hiccup} "'Scuse me. It's the tight shoes." ~ 42nd Street (1933)

"He looks like a Bulgarian boll weevil mourning its first born." ~ 42nd Street (1933)

"In a star, it's temperament. In a chorus girl, it's just bad manners." ~ 42nd Street (1933)

"A good gunfighter doesn't depend on four-leaf clovers." ~ Johnny Guitar (1954)

a) "How many men have you forgotten?" b) "As many women as you remember." ~ Johnny Guitar (1954)

Of chicken soup: "Susie Steinberg calls this Jewish penicillin." ~ The Secret Life of an American Wife (1968)

Of draining a bottle of wine post-torture: "There's nothin' like a stretch on the rack to raise a thirst." ~ The Black Swan (1942)

Female pirate evaluating captive contessa: "Polished and prissy. Broad across the beam. Soft in the chest." ~ The Spanish Main (1945)

a) "Say something in~in Maori!" b) (subtitle:) "You have the brains of an insect." c) (subtitle:) "Don't be cruel." a) "Oh, God! That's beautiful!" ~ The Ferryman (2007)

"There's a bit of a Traveler in every one of us, Tito. None of us knows where we are going." ~ Into the West (1992)

Of bulldozing rainforest: "They are taking the skin off the world. How will she breathe?!" ~ The Emerald Forest (1985)

Of being told about Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus": "You're telling me, if your name is Syphilis and you spend your life lugging a f***ing rock up a hill, you wouldn't be miserable?!" ~ Party Girl (1995)

Of dead letter office: "Is this purgatory, or did I get sent straight to the First Circle of Hell?" ~ Dear God (1996)

"How about we write her a letter and say, 'Life sucks, and it doesn't get any better.'?" ~ Dear God (1996)

Trixieism No. 1: "It's time to fish or get off the pot!" ~ Trixie (2000)

Trixieism No. 2: "You gotta grab the bull by the tail and look it in the eye." ~ Trixie (2000)

Trixieism No. 3: a) "Cie la vie." b) "La vie." ~ Trixie (2000)

Of attic: "Maybe the Oogie Boogie Man lives here." ~ Imaginary Playmate (2006 TV movie)

Of resurrected youth: "I know who you are: Nightmare Before Christmas!" ~ The Dead One (2007)

Of pre-court hearing jitters: "Excuse me while I go barf my guts out." ~ Gracie's Choice (2004 TV movie)

a) "Why do you have the door to your fire escape blocked?" b) "I'm afraid of heights." a) "Then, why do you live on the fifth floor?" b) "To remind me of my mortality." ~ Wall of Secrets (2003 TV movie)

Failed pickup in bar: a) "Hello, darlin'. That's a lovely fragrance you're wearin'. What's it called?" b) "Estrogen." a) "Must be French." b) "I don't speak English." ~ Paternity (1981)

Defending her psychic: "She is a semi-professional spiritual adviser!" ~ Plain Dirty aka Briar Patch (2003)

"It seems the longer you live the more God wants to kick your ass." ~ Riding the Bullet (2004)

Of oddball guy: a) "Where are you usually locked up?" b) "Oh, I'm just an experiment gone horribly awry in the Personnel Department." ~ 12:01 (1993 TV movie)

"With a little tweaking, you could be adorable." (later) "You're just a makeover waiting to happen." ~ Nancy Drew (2007)

"Downloading's cool, but nothing beats vinyl." ~ Nancy Drew (2007)

The Revenge of Sci Fi & Horror & Fantasy~Oh My!

Faith to Buffy: "Thank God we're hot chicks with superpowers!" ~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "End of Days"

"You've got cat's whiskers for nerves." ~ The Tommyknockers (1993 TV miniseries)

Of ghost: "I think she knows what you did last summer." ~ The Haunting of Sorority Row (2007 TV movie)

"Maybe she's not totally dead." ~ The Haunting of Sorority Row (2007 TV movie)

"I was almost crushed by the big 'O'!" ~ Storm aka Storm Trackers (1999) {{Destruction of the HOLLYWOOD sign by a storm predates "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004)!}}

"Shhhh! Children should be eaten and not heard!" ~ Hansel & Gretel (2002)

"That man's dumber than an idiot!" ~ Peter Benchley's Creature (1998 TV miniseries)

"Only the journey is written, not the destination." ~ The Mummy Returns (2001)

"That's what grieves me most: You killed my snake!" ~ Conan the Barbarian (1982)

"That house is not fit to live in. No one's been able to live in it. It doesn't WANT people." ~ The Changeling (1980)

Of their move to the country: "I've always had a secret yearnin' to be a redneck." ~ Conjurer (2008)

Giles to Spike: "Welcome to the nancy tribe." ~ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Tabula Rasa"

Arguing religion: "Your Mickey Mouse is one big, stupid dope!" ~ Enemy Mine (1985)

a) "Since when do you find slutty hot?!" b) "Since her body went Playboy." ~ Devil's Diary (2007 TV movie)

Black hole crashes to Earth releasing titular creatures: "With all the black holes in the galaxy, it's amazing it hasn't happened before." ~ The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Of local deputy: "If Norman Bates is crazy, there are a whooole lot of people around here running a close second!" ~ Psycho II (1983)

Of childhood abuse: "I learned to count on my back." ~ Homicidal (1961)

"A pregnant ghost is the nastiest one around." ~ Dek hor aka Dorm (2008)

Little brother to shapeshifting big brother: "Do you think Pop'll let me keep you?" ~ The Shaggy Dog (1958)

"Strange how an unpleasant child can make a decent dog!" ~ The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

Jaffar to Princess: "Forget Ahmed. He's no longer blind. For a man with eyes, the world is full of women. Only I am cursed, that I can see only you." ~ The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

"My grandma's a zombie! My grandma's a zombie! My grandma's a zombie!" ~ When Good Ghouls Go Bad (2001 TV movie)

"That is not a chastity belt! It's state-of-the-art vaginal armor!" ~ Krod Mandoon & the Flaming Sword of Fire, "O Biclops, Where Art Thou"

"Jim Kirk was many things, but he was NEVER a Boy Scout!" ~ Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"Clark is the world's oldest living Boy Scout." ~ Superman IV: Quest for Peace (1987)

Nerdspeak: a) "Like I always say, after you've seen one asteroid, you've seen them all." b) "Sure, to you she's just a set of intercorrelated coordinates. What fun is that?" a) "She's a beauty all right. Have you named her yet?" b) "I don't think I know her well enough to call her by name. After all, I haven't even computed her ecliptic yet." ~ Kronos (1957)

"I just got molested by Casper the Pervy Ghost!" ~ Supernatural, "Family Remains"

Of dancing caterpillar: "I trained him from a pup!" ~ Once Upon a Time (1944)

"One can take either staircase. I prefer the left: the sinister side." ~ The Seventh Victim (1943)

"There's nothing crazy about buying a radio for a horse!" ~ The Return of October (1948)

"I know there are no ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties." ~ 1408 (2007) {{Here is the complete Scottish saying: From ghoulies and ghosties / And long-leggedy beasties / And things that go bump in the night, / Good Lord, deliver us!}}

"Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils~no nonsense about angels and being good." ~ Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Almost Completely Random 2: The Sequel!

Cynical girl hitchhiker: "You go your way, and I'll go the way of all flesh." ~ Heat Lightning (1934)

Of boy's prominent ears: "Large?! He was 2 years old before his mother knew if he was going to walk or fly!" ~ The Big Shakedown (1934)

"The only miracle of marriage is that two people find each other." ~ Divorce American Style (1967)

"Some marriages don't break up. They unravel." ~ Divorce American Style (1967)

"I never had happiness before." ~ Miracle in the Rain (1956)

"Orphan Annie was a rich kid in our neighborhood." ~ Split Second (1953)

Of having belts+ removed: "Obie, did you think we were goin' to hang ourselves for litterin'?" ~ Alice's Restaurant (1969)

In response to her friends' "She's single!": "Apparently, I left my scarlet 'S' at home." ~ See Jane Date (2003 TV movie)

Of swimming in the ocean: "Great big washing machine of the soul." ~ Bad to the Bone (1997 TV movie)

Protesting her age: "I'm not Neolithic! I'm 19 and holding!" ~ Selling Innocence (2004 TV movie)

a) "You girls are everywhere!" b) "Ubiquitous." a) "What?!" ~ Illegally Yours (1988)

Following body search: "I picked a funny day not to wear a bra!" ~ Deadly Pursuits (1996 TV movie)

"As a matter of fact, I didn't know what time it was till I woke up on a merry-go-round." ~ Murder Man (1935)

"The next time you resign, you're fired!" ~ Murder Man (1935)

"Where'd you find a cockamamie name like that?!" ~ Mr. Buddwing (1966) {{Answer: from a Budweiser truck and a plane flying by}}

a) "People are staring. Is my petticoat showing?" b) "No. But, your eyes are." ~ The Law and the Lady (1951)

"Would you like to suck on a tomato?" ~ Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)

"You like me?! You mean you really like me?!" ~ The Harvey Girls (1946)

"She's awfully scary for a girl named Joy." ~ What Happens in Vegas (2008)

Of tripping: "You've got to turn off your mind, just relax, and float down the stream." ~ The Trip (1967)

While tripping: "I can see right into my brain." ~ The Trip (1967)

Mother & daughter: a) "Would you do me a favor and eat everything that's on the verge of spoiling?" b) "I love you, too." ~ I've Been waiting for You (1998 TV movie)

Of master pickpocket/scoundrel: a) "Harry's a bastard!" b) "Harry is a pro." a) "Harry is a pro bastard!" ~ Harry in Your Pocket (1973)

Disgruntled father: "The next time I have a daughter, I hope it's a boy!" ~ Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

"I ain't afraid of no imported Rican!" ~ Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

Upon learning his father does lipo: "Your dad is a blubbersucker?!" ~ Pizza (2005)

"Gina Morrissey is chief queen of the monster bitches!" ~ Pizza (2005)

It was the Sixties: "Relax. I'm under 30. You can trust me." ~ The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

"Drive carefully! Remember: St. Christopher's been busted!" ~ The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

{teasingly} "A little sun on my hair, and YOU have to water your neck." ~ Ball of Fire (1941)

"Life's like any other game: It's always good to be in the lead." ~ The Sign of the Ram (1948)

"Everything she knows she learned from a cocktail napkin." ~ 7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 (2007 TV movie)

"Amos, I wouldn't let you connect the dots on a kiddy placemat!" ~ Murder by the Book (1987 TV movie)

Sign on door: "Closed on account of molasses" ~ It's a Gift (1934)

Sci Fi & Fantasy & Horror ~ Oh My! Strikes Back!

"In the absence of light, darkness prevails. There ARE things that go *bump* in the night, Agent Myers. Make no mistake about that. And WE are the ones who bump back." ~ Hellboy (2004)

Abe & Hellboy of dangerous mission: a) "Remind me why I keep doing this?" b) "Rotten eggs and the safety of mankind." ~ Hellboy (2004)

"Oh, Isis, keeper of the magic flame, behold thy shrouded minions, demons of the dark, assembled to prepare before the altar of thy eternal flame a neophyte to serve thee in thy mystic labyrinth." ~ Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

Medallion inscription: The house on the Fourth Hill of Pompeii shall fall. Its people shall perish, and whatsoever stands between me and what is mine shall perish. I visit the curse upon them until Eternity... ...the fires of the Earth shall consume them. I am the son of Etruscan gods. I will live when the Roman is no more. Quintilus Aurelius ~ Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)

Ancient Mayan prophecy: Caltiki is one, the only immortal god. And when her mate appears in the sky, the power of Caltiki will destroy the world. ~ Caltiki the Undying Monster (1959) {Caltiki's mate is a comet.}

"I am Ripper! Tearer! Slasher! Gouger! I am the Teeth in the Darkness; the Talons in the Night! Mine is strength~and lust~and power! I AM BEOWULF!" ~ Beowulf (2007)

a) "Your legend is known from the high seas and the snow barriers to the Great Island Kingdom. You are the Monster Slayer." b) "We men are the monsters now. The time of heroes is dead, Wiglaf. The Christ God has killed it, leaving humankind with nothing but weeping martyrs, fear, and shame." ~ Beowulf (2007)

Mytyl & Daddy Tyl: "Oh Daddy, I don't want you to go." b) "I have to go, darling." a) "Why do they have to have war? What makes war, anyway?" a) "The same things that make trouble everywhere: greed, selfishness, those who aren't content with what they have." a) "But you're not like that, Daddy. Why should you have to go?" b) "That's what's wrong about it, Mytyl. You can't be unhappy inside yourself without making others unhappy, too." ~ The Blue Bird (1940)

"Why do we think that everything from space is HORRIBLE?" ~ The Stranger Within (1974 TV movie)

"Mars is almost as big as Texas. Maybe it has monsters." ~ It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Of serranium mass: "It's hungry! It has to be fed constantly or it will reach out its magnetic arm and grab at anything within its reach and kill it. It's monstrous, Stewart, monstrous! It grows bigger and bigger!" ~ The Magnetic Monster (1953)

"There are no enemies in science, only phenomena to study." ~ The Thing from Another World (1951)

"Imagine her waiting for you all these years. Imagine her sleeping under ice and snow~waiting." ~ Ghost Story (1981)

a) "Why have you come?" b) "To steal the coins from dead men's eyes!" ~ Vampire Circus (1972)

Next victim (male) to killer: "You know you can't kill me~'cause I'm still a virgin!" ~ Shredder (2003)

"Bad luck isn't brought by broken mirrors but by broken minds." ~ Suspiria (1977)

"Do you think you'll be able to respect the husband who's probably pulled the scientific boner of all time?" ~ Kronos (1957) (My! How slang has changed!}

"When the wine drinks itself, when the skull speaks, when the clock strikes the right time, only then will you find the tunnel that leads to the Red Bull. There be a trick to it, of course." ~ The Last Unicorn (1982)

"OK, Schmendrick, I give up. Why IS a raven like a writing desk? Heh?" ~ The Last Unicorn (1982)

Of wax figure that seems to have come to life: "So, it seems that wax can bleed!" ~ Mad Love (1935)

"Never put off 'til tomorrow what you can do the day after." ~ MirrorMask (2005)

"I don't bargain with mortals! I destroy them!" ~ The Magic Sword (1962)

Of mummy: {quietly hysterical} "He went for a little walk. You should have seen his face!" {mad laughter} ~ The Mummy (1932)

"What mummy has usurped my eternal resting place?!" ~ The Mummy (1932)

Of mystical quest: a) "How long will we be gone?" b) "If I'm not mistaken, all of yesterday and most of the day before!" ~ Voyage of the Unicorn (2001 TV miniseries)

"I've spent little enough time in your world, Professor, and I don't pretend to be a deep thinker, but what I see is this: Trolls are everywhere. Different shapes and sizes, calling themselves by different names, but Trolls nonetheless. They like to tear things down, make everything the same, the way they like it. They run their ship by fear and bluster." ~ Voyage of the Unicorn (2001 TV miniseries)

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