Sunday, March 9, 2008

Say It Again Sam...

This week's Fun Monday host is I.T. Guy from Life, IT, and Governance. I.T. Guy is asking for five favorite or memorable movie quotes. He has also requested that we identify the speaker and to whom we might say these specific quotes.


1. "You are holding my heart." said by Claire Cooper played by Jamie Lee Curtis in Forever Young. I would say this to my sweet lifemate and lover, Daddy D.


2. Who can forget the memorable, " I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special", stated by Shelby played by Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias? These wise words could be said to anyone who is down and needs encouragement.


3. These words said by the dynamic teacher, John Keating, played by Robin Williams in the Dead Poet's Society is sage advice for all youth.

They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of
hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their
oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of
you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was
too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable?
Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if
you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on,
lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem,
seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.


4. These words from the opening of Love Actually are wonderful thoughts for all of humanity. These words make my heart sing.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals
gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we
live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me
that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there-fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge-they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around.


5. My final choice from The Empire Strikes Back is the dramatic declaration, "No, I am your father."Darth Vader says to his son, Luke Skywalker. These are words that my husband occasionally says to our son, Luke in jest. - although Daddy D may state the phrase more like "LUKE, I am your father."

What are some of your favorite movie quotes? To read other memorable quotes, check out the other Fun Monday participants at Life, IT, and Governance.

34 comments:

Margaret said...

I'm not good at remembering quotes at all, but it sure is fun to read yours!

Pam said...

those are great quotes! My hubby just did the Darth Vador quote to our son (only he has to change the name) and we all giggled at it. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Arkansas Songbird said...

Great choices, Molly! I had such a hard time deciding what to use and I ended up going with much older movie quotes. I love Dead Poets Society and Love Actually and you chose wonderful lines from both those movies.

swampy said...

Ah-h-h! You were much more serious than I. Love the quotes and also loved getting back to your place for a visit. I'll try to stop by more often...

Mariposa said...

I'm really enjoying my visits...so many beautiful lines! I love Steel Magnolias too! Happy FM!

I.T. Guy said...

Hi! I'm at the office monitoring my FM! :-) Thanks for joining! I'm a Star Wars fan! Got a collection of VCDs from Star Wars I to VI. Love reading your posts. Happy FM!

Faye said...

What a compelling thought--no messages of hate or revenge, but, love from the planes heading into the Twin Towers--makes you pull up, doesn't it?

daddy d said...

Good picks. They are very positive. One can learn from such statements.

gawilli said...

Carpe Diem seems to hit home with me right now. Good words to live by!

Peter said...

Good choices one and all.

lisa marie said...

I love your first and last ones. :) I should have known you would be deep. :)

jennifer said...

We do the Darth Vader quote too (includes heavy breathing and speaking deeply behind our hand!). Great fun monday! Jen

TheBirdman33 said...

I have too many movies memorized to just give you a few quotes, it's sad really how many movies I could easily and accurately I could just launch into dialogue from.

The Empire Strikes Back is a classic though!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

No. 4 is lovely...I've not seen that film yet!

Hootin' Anni said...

:::sigh::: the movie, "Love Actually"...what a dreamboat of a guy!!!

If you haven't stopped by my blog for the FUN MONDAY movie quotes I hope you can find time. I'd love to have you pay me a visit.

SwampAngel65 said...

Very nice! I feel so inadequate now, though...my quotes are all short, one-liners!

I really like the Steel Magnolias and Dead Poet's Society quotes. Excellent!

SwampAngel65 said...

P.S. Love you Fun Monday label!

Sayre said...

The movie Dogma has a similar sentiment at the beginning. The angels go to the airport to see humanity at its very best.

Karmyn R said...

Yeah! A Star Wars quote. I find myself quoting lines from all 3 movies constantly.

I didn't play today - but now I wish I had.

Tiggerlane said...

The lines from "Dead Poet's Society" and "Love Actually" are GREAT ones...absolutely perfect!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

oh #3 is so good and so true! :)

Great list and thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I love a good Star Wars quote!

-Ann said...

Great quotes. I've always heard and repeated the Star Wars one as "Luke..." On my parents' street, there's a little boy named Luke and when my parents used to walk the dog, my dad would always want to say that to him. My mom wouldn't let him, of course. :)

Tracey said...

The teacher in me loves the Dead Poet's one. Dang, I wish I had thought of that one! Great list!

janet said...

nicely done!

Debs said...

I love your quotes. Especially the one from Steel Magnolias and Dead Poet's Society. They are one of my favorite movies.

Melanie said...

I like #1 the best! Great choices.

Sandy said...

I loved #4. Also, sorry to read about your getting struck and your granddaughters are just precious. My youngest, now 31, spent her entire 3rd year in a tutu.

Kaytabug said...

I especially love 2 and 3 but those are fave movies of mine, well so is five..
Love the sweetness of #1!!
#4 is wonderful!! I need to see that movie!

Patience-please said...

Oh those are great, inspiring words! Good job!

thanks-
Patience

Jettie said...

Love The Steel magnolias!!

Sauntering Soul said...

I've never seen Love Actually but now I think I must! Love that quote.

IamwhoIam said...

A mix of sentiment and humor enjoyed your post.

Jeanna said...

Good ones to remember. As sappy as it was, Love Actually was one of those films that didn't leave a dry eye. And that included the one male in the audience.