"After all, tomorrow is another day." ~ Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind" // I am such a procrastinator, exactly like my father. We often quoted this one. It's not a film quote, but my dad used to tell my other-natured mother, "Rome wasn't built in a day, but that's because you weren't in charge!" I guess opposites do attract though my mom goes a bit crazy over me continuing to put off doing things.
Before I became disabled, I worked at a horrendously tough job (physically, emotionally, psychologically, the latter due to a boss from Hell). I would go home at lunchtime to check mail and just get away from it for about a half-hour. As I was going back, she would say, "Don't let them torture you, Gertie." to which I'd sometimes respond (depending on how bad a day it was), "I won't, Mary." This exchange takes place between Gertie and her mother in 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial". Also, whenever someone on TV says the word "alligator", I swear that, simultaneously in Drew Barrymore's Gertie-lisp, we say solemnly, "Alligators in the sewers." AND, when one of the cats (yes, we are crazy cat ladies!) forcefully decides s/he wants whatever we're eating, we'll say, "Don't get pushy, pushy." Gertie says that to the dog when he shoves past her into the bedroom.
My mother and I were dedicated fans of Shaun Cassidy's brilliant TV series "American Gothic". Whenever there's a knock at the door, one or the other or sometimes both will say, "Someone's at the door", imitating Merlyn's creepily lyrical delivery.
We once saw a pilot for a failed TV series titled "Claws"; in fact, I taped it. In it, we hear what the cats are thinking, and it has so many funny lines. After I showed it to my best friend and my sister, all of us would quote from it: "What are keys?!" "Hey, I MEANT to get out of that car!" "Nobody paid YOUR parents to get together." "My little noopynoos!" "We marked it! It's ours!" "I prefer to be called Harrison." // What a shame this pilot didn't get picked up! Cat lovers would have adored it!
Our family quotes films and television a lot! My mom isn't a big film fan, but she still remembers a lot of lines.