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Movie Quotes — 1990s Edition

Back in high school, I kept a quote notebook.  Anytime I ran across an interesting or funny quote I would put it in the book.  I eventually filled that notebook and started another.  I recently unearthed those notebooks to use for ideas for my Quote Wednesday posts.  While perusing the notebook, I ran across a huge section of movie quotes from the 1990s.  These were the movies that I watched over and over again in high school.  For today’s fun, I thought I would share those quotes.  But you have to guess what movie they are from…  (don’t worry, answers will be at the bottom of the post)

1. What’s with you today, Lucas?  Yesterday you were normal, today you’re like the Chinese guy from the Karate Kid.

What’s with today, today?

2. Slappy, Swammy, Swans, Swanson?  Maybe it’s on the briefcase.  Ah, Samonsite, I was way off!

3. If I saw myself dressed like that, I’d have to kick my own ass.

4. Yeah, but when the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates down eat the tourists.

5. Men should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable.

6. I figure we demand some weird stuff so that later we can plead insanity.

7. Go, go Buffalo!

8. I’d like to quit thinking of the present as some minor insignificant preamble to something else.

9. What, you think just cause a guy reads comics he can’t start shit?

10. Have I stepped over some line in the sands of coolness with you?

11. What was that?  You’re trailing off… and did I catch a “niner” in there?  Were you calling from a walkie talkie?

12. A gun rack?  A gun rack. I don’t even own ahh gun, let alone many guns that would necessitate an entire rack!

13. I guess in the end I’m just a trendy ass poser.

14. Are you asking me out?  That’s so cute; what’s your name again?

15. I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.

Make your guesses now…

Go on… you know you quote some of these at any given opportunity…

And now for the answers…

Answers:

1. Empire Records (1994)

2. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

3. Happy Gilmore (1996)

4. Jurassic Park (1993)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Clueless (1995)

6. Airheads (1994)

7. Idle Hands (1999)

8. Dazed and Confused (1993)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Mallrats (1993)

10. Reality Bites (1994)

11. Tommy Boy (1995)

12. Wayne’s World (1992)

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  SLC Punk (1998) — love Heroin Bob!

14. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

15. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Movies

 

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Quote Wednesday — Freud

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” — Sigmund Freud

While I’m not a huge fan of Freud, this just rings true.  How often do we lie to ourselves about the hard things in life?  How can we be honest with others if we aren’t honest with ourself first?  I challenge you to ask yourself a hard question and write the truth down.  Hard, but such a great challenge on the road to being a better person.

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — Salinger

“The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.” — J.D. Salinger (De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period)

This little enigma from Salinger sums up much of life unfortunately.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday — McKinley

“The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them ‘magic’ or ‘dragons’ or ‘faeries’ and get to know them better.” — Robin McKinley

This imagery is just beautiful.  I see something like the pensieve from the Harry Potter books, except instead of memories, fully realized beings come out.  Fantasy is one of my favorite genres.  To get completely immersed in a new world filled with terrifying and wondrous creatures is heaven.  I absolutely loved McKinley’s novel Sunshine and definitely want to read more of her books.  Something tells me that I’m going to love them.

 
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Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday – Anne of Avonlea

“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
L.M. Montgomery- Anne of Avonlea

I seem to have a thing for quotes about love the last couple of weeks.  But I found this one, and absolutely love it.  Anne of Avonlea is one of my childhood books.  I wanted to be Anne.  I wanted to live in her village and fall in love.  This quote speaks to how I see love and romance.  We should not expect all the fiery love-at-first-sight nonsense.  Instead, look for the love that creeps up on you.  The one that has been there growing, but you have been too busy to notice.  There you just might find your one true love.

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday – Persuasion

“I can listen no longer in silence.  I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.  You pierce my soul.  I am half agony, half hope.  Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.  I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.  Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death.  I have loved none but you.  Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.” — Jane Austen Persuasion

When I first read Jane Austen’s novels, Pride and Prejudice was my favorite.   I loved the characters, the romance, the wit.  But as the years have progressed, I have come to absolutely love Persuasion.  Austen’s last book has a maturity of characters and story.  Our heroine is older, wiser, but still stuck with the conventions of the day and her family’s status.  I adore Anne Elliott, but even more I love Captain Wentworth.  Such a man!

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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Quote Wednesday – Shakespeare

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
William Shakespeare A Midsummer’s Night Dream

In honor of Valentine’s Day week, I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes about love.  While I want to believe in the fairy tale versions of love, I must remind myself that we humans make mistakes.  No white knight on a horse is going to come save you and marry you and live happily ever after.  We must remind ourselves that we must work at love.  We must face those obstacles and fight.   Conquering those obstacles will yield great love.  But it is not a given; it must be earned. 

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Quote Wednesday

 

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