12 Most Quotable Movie Quotes
I love my family and how easily we play off each other when it comes to banter. We always manage to crack each other up, so I hope you can get a chuckle out of twelve of our favorite movie quotes. What quotes lead to hysterics in your household or office environment?
Quoth the Vickerys…
1. “Solve world hunger… tell no one”
This one comes from Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and it cracks me up every time! Really, we are lucky we do not have to contend with such a busy schedule as that Grinch…
Even if I wanted to go, my schedule wouldn’t allow it. 4:00, wallow in self pity; 4:30, stare into the abyss; 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one; 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me — I can’t cancel that again; 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the loathing to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into madness. But what would I wear?
2. “It’s because I’m green isn’t it?”
Another great quote from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Grinch felt slighted because a taxicab did not stop for him. Use this expression whenever you feel slighted, and see if it does not put a smile on the guilty party’s face! And if you can’t beat them, confuse them!
3. “When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants…”
Somedays, you just eat too many Oreo Balls… or celebrate Thanksgiving and then eat too many Oreo Balls. On those days, it’s time to break out the Relaxed Fit jeans or stretchy pants… you know what I’m sayin’? Nacho Libre has a plethora of great quotes to get the family laughing.
Honorable Mention: I ate some bugs, I ate some grass, I used my hand, to wipe my… tears.
4. “Pull the lever, Kronk… wrong lever!”
The Emperor’s New Groove is one of our all-time favorite movies for quotes. This is one of those great quotes where you say the first line, and then somebody else says the second line. And use this witty exchange when you are having a bad day…
Kuzco: Don’t tell me. We’re about to go over a huge waterfall.
Kuzco: Sharp rocks at the bottom?
Pacha: Most likely.
Kuzco: Bring it on.
5. “Your hindquarters are hideously scrawny!”
What is your favorite Dana Carvey movie or skit? We definitely love his Tom Brokaw and Church Lady skits, and he is hilarious throughout the Master of Disguise movie. And the Disguisey family has standards when it comes to derrier-size! Here is another fun dialogue from the movie:
Grandfather Disguisey: When you were on the roof, did you hear something like this? [Slaps Pistachio]
Pistachio Disguisey: Yes exactly that! But without the pain on my face. We have a clue!
6. “You ever take it off any sweet jumps?”
Napoleon Dynamite was one of those movies that just about killed me to watch! I think you need to watch it 2-3 times before you “get the hang of it”. After that, it is hilarious and chock-full of inside jokes. Watch the video, and see if you do not almost choke. And we could all use some more skills…
Napoleon Dynamite: Well, nobody’s going to go out with *me*!
Pedro: Have you asked anybody yet?
Napoleon Dynamite: No, but who would? I don’t even have any good skills.
Pedro: What do you mean?
Napoleon Dynamite: You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.
7. “I didn’t know ath-e-letes had three syllables… thats ama-za-zaing”
This Benchwarmers trailer had me crying, so I guess I love stupid-yet-funny movies. Lots of cameo appearances in this one. Another couple of great dialogues (within the context of the movie)…
Howie: I used to think the sun was evil but now I know it’s not.
Wayne: How’s the moon treating you.
Howie: Not a fan
Gus: Clark, could you not pick your nose in front of me?
Clark: I’m not picking, I’m scratching.
Gus: Scratching what? Your brain?
8. “Make all the boy moose go ‘Waaah’”
You will hear me reference my Vickery Girls because I have a wife and two teen daughters. Therefore, I have seen every chick flick imaginable! This line was during the hair styling scene in Princess Diaries, so we use it for those bed-head mornings (I call it cartoon hair, by the way). Of course, I will also use it if one of my Vickery Girls comes out looking stunning before going out somewhere.
9. “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat? Oh, that’s okay. I make lamb”
What can I say, there is beef… and everything else! My Big Fat Greek Wedding is at the top of the romantic comedy list in the Vickery house. Catch this line at the end of the movie trailer. I bet my wife felt like this sometimes when meeting my overwhelming family, and we are not even Greek.
10. “I have a big head and little arms”
OK, perhaps this is because I’m a guy with a big neck and little (short) arms, but we Vickerys seem to be height challenged yet intelligent. This line from Meet the Robinsons fits us perfectly.… especially when we are reaching for something on the top shelf!
11. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”
Vizzini loves using the word INCONCEIVABLE in Princess Bride. Eventually, Inigo Montoya — of “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” — fame calls Vizzini on his constant use of this word. This is always a great line when someone stumbles on the wrong use of a word, and we can be humorously ruthless in pouncing on “word abuse” in the Vickery household.
12. “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”
I never claimed that we got our favorite movie lines from cinematic masterpieces, did I? Well Dodgeball definitely fits that bill… of not being a cinematic masterpiece. This last one is my nod to all the Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn movies that did not make the cut even though I grudgingly admit we watched them.
As parents, my wife and I will look at each other sheepishly while watching these movies with our teen daughters. We calculate how many brain cells we have destroyed with 90 minutes of exposure to some of these movies. Of course, we are nodding even as we are wiping the tears from our eyes from laughing so hard. And we love laughing and developing more inside jokes with our daughters.
Let’s hear it — what are your favorite movie quotes that make you laugh every time? If not a quote, what scene brings tears to your eyes only after your stomach is cramping from laughing so hard (anybody remember the waxing scene from The 40 Year Old Virgin)?
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