So another year has gone by, and full of interesting and unexpected things. I will say that to me, 2013 will always be remembered as the year of the weddings, as I had a TON of friends get married this year. It was like every other week was somebody’s wedding.
Anyways, so this is a time to reflect what the past year held for us, the big posts, the planned posts, and what you all seemed to like the most. 😀
1) The Views
According to WordPress I had 9,542 views this year. That’s 7542 more than last year. I would like to thank all of you for being a part of this and giving me your time and attention.
I now have 42 followers, that is 28 more than last January. Thank you all who follow and make my blog a part of your life. You are all awesome! 😀
Now for the success and failures of the year.
4) My Favorite Movie Lines Lists
This all started when I did a post on one of the best movie lines ever. I then decided to do my own countdowns and post them once a month. I only did two; My Favorite Movie Linesand It’s BACK!: The Sequel. I planned up to 10 lists but never finished looking for videos to include, so they are just backlogged waiting to be published. I will have to look through them and post them this year.
For Easter I did something a little different from my other holiday posts. I discussed art that featured Christ, discussing the history and advancements of the pieces. These posts were The Last Supper, The Betrayal of Christ, and Good Friday. I mean I have to use my Art History skills for something.
So as I mentioned in the other post, I was unable to post all my favorite lines, as there are much more than 100. Once again these lines are in no particular order, but whatever comes to mind. I hope you enjoy! From now on, all movie lists will either reference or parody a movie. If you are the first one to guess correctly which movie, then I will dedicate a whole post to you. Comment below your answer!
101)”Michael: Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again.”–The Godfather (1972)
102)”Oliver Larrabee: There must be a less extravagant way of getting a chauffeur’s daughter out of one’s hair. Linus Larrabee: How would you do it? You can’t even get a little olive out of a jar!”–Sabrina (1954)
103)”Charlotte Vale: Some girls aren’t the marrying kind.”–Now, Voyager (1942)
104)”Norman Bates: It’s not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes.”–Psycho (1960)
105)”Christine: You… You are the Phantom! Erik: If I am the Phantom, it is because man’s hatred has made me so… If I shall be saved, it will be because your love redeems me.”–The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
106)”Father Barry: Boys, this is my church! And if you don’t think Christ is down here on the waterfront you’ve got another guess coming! “–On the Waterfront (1954)
107)”Mushu: What? What do you mean you’re not lucky? You *lied* to me?
[Cri-Kee nods sadly] Mushu: [to Mulan’s horse] And what are you, a sheep? “–Mulan (1998)
108)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: [as they pass through the gigantic park gates] What have they got in there, King Kong? “–Jurassic Park (1993)
109)”The Wolf: [receiving a lit stick of dynamite] What kind of candles are those? Twitchy: [pointing at writing on dynamite] Dee-na-mee-tay. Must be Italian.”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
110)”Don Corleone: [dismissive] I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen.”–The Godfather (1972)
111)”Thomas Fairchild: [reading a letter from Sabrina] … I decided to be sensible the other day and tore up David’s picture. Could you please airmail me some Scotch tape?”–Sabrina (1954)
112)”Mrs. Adela Bradley: [to George] Today, a funeral, tomorrow, an engagement party. Life goes on, n’est-pas?”–Speedy Death (1998)
113)”[Ike’s voice on his answering machine] Ike Graham: Hi, leave a message after the beep. If you want to send me a fax, then buy me a fax machine. “–Runaway Bride (1999)
114)”Chi Fu: Who are you? Mushu: Excuse me? I think the question is, who are *you!* We’re in a war, man! There’s no time for stupid questions! I should have your hat for this, snatch it *right* off your head. But I’m feeling gracious today, so carry on before I report you.”–Mulan (1998)
115)”Don Corleone: Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again.”–The Godfather (1972)
116)”Quasimodo: [To Frollo] All my life, you have told me that the world is a dark, cruel place. But now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like you…”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
117)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: [to the security camera in the tour car, after yet again a dinosaur has failed to appear] Ah, now eventually you do plan to have dinosaurs on your, on your dinosaur tour, right? Hello?
[he taps the camera lens and breathes on it] Dr. Ian Malcolm: Hello? Yes? John Hammond: [watching him on a monitor in the control room] I really hate that man.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
118)”Sabrina Fairchild: All night long I’ve had the most terrible impulse to do something. Linus Larrabee: Oh never resist an impulse, Sabrina. Especially if it’s terrible.”–Sabrina (1954)
119)”The Emperor of China: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. Shang: Sir? The Emperor of China: You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty.”–Mulan (1998)
120)”Luca Brasi: Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your daughter… ‘s wedding… on the day of your daughter’s wedding. And I hope their first child be a masculine child.”–The Godfather (1972)
121)”Esmeralda: You mistreat this poor boy the same way you mistreat my people. You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help! Frollo: Silence! Esmeralda: Justice!”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
122)”Dr. Jasquith: I thought you said you came here to have a nervous breakdown. Charlotte: About that, I’ve decided not to have one. “–Now Voyager (1942)
123)”Phoebus: [as the guards chase after Esmerelda and pass behind Phoebus’ horse, Achilles] Achilles, sit! Brutish Guard: Hey… Whoah! Ow! Phoebus: Naughty horse! Naughty! He’s just impossible, I can’t bring him anywhere!”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
124)”Yao: [standing naked on a rock] And I am Yao, king of the rock!
[mildly sneering] Yao: And there’s nuttin’ you girls can do about it. Ling: Oh, yeah? Well, I think Ping and I can take you. Mulan: I really don’t want to take him anywhere. Ling: Ping, we have to fight. Mulan: No, we don’t. Yet, we could just… close our eyes… and – swim around. “–Mulan (1998)
125)”Calo: In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.”–The Godfather (1972)
126)”Sabrina: [writing to her father] I have learnt how to live… How to be In the world and Of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run away from life. Or from love, either… “–Sabrina (1954)
127)”The Woodsman: What the Schnitzel?”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
128)”Godfrey: Opportunity is just around the corner. Mike Flaherty: Yeah, it’s been there a long time. I wish I knew which corner.”–My Man Godfrey (1936)
129)”Yao: Ah, you ain’t worth my time, chicken boy. Mushu: Chicken boy? Say that to my face, you limp noodle! “–Mulan (1998)
130)”Sonny: What did he say, badda-beep, badda-boop, badda-boop, badda-beep…”–The Godfather (1972)
132)”Mrs. Adela Bradley: [Aside to camera] I’m never entirely sure if I’m famous or notorious. Someone once said that fame is to live in poverty and end up as a statue. Naturally i prefer to be notorious.”–Speedy Death (1998)
133)”Laverne: [to the birds] Fly, my pretties! Fly, fly!”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
134)”Peggy: I’m Peggy Fleming. Not the ice-skater.”–Runaway Bride (1999)
135)”Sonny:We go to the mattresses.”–The Godfather (1972)
136)”Hugo: Give her some slack, then reel her in. Then give her some slack… Laverne: Knock it off, Hugo. She’s a girl, not a mackerel.”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
137)”Erik: She is singing to bring down the chandelier!”–The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
138)”Ike Graham: Listen, Aunt Bea! Conversation has never worked for me, let’s try “visual.”
[jumps into the window and pulls the mannequin down, knocking its wig off] Ike Graham: We’re buying the dress! And anything else she wants!”–Runaway Bride (1999)
139)”Volunteer Boy: That doesn’t look very scary. More like a six-foot turkey. Dr. Alan Grant: A turkey, huh? OK, try to imagine yourself in the Cretaceous Period. You get your first look at this “six foot turkey” as you enter a clearing. He moves like a bird, lightly, bobbing his head. And you keep still because you think that maybe his visual acuity is based on movement like T-Rex – he’ll lose you if you don’t move. But no, not Velociraptor. You stare at him, and he just stares right back. And that’s when the attack comes. Not from the front, but from the side…[makes ‘whoshing’ sound]…from the other two raptors you didn’t even know were there. Because Velociraptor’s a pack hunter, you see, he uses coordinated attack patterns and he is out in force today. And he slashes at you with this…[he produces raptor claw from his pocket]…a six-inch retractable claw, like a razor, on the the middle toe. He doesn’t bother to bite your jugular like a lion, say… no no. He slashes at you here, or here…[he lightly ‘slashes’ across the kid’s body with the raptor claw]…or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is, you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know, try to show a little respect.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
141)”Dancer’, Lichee Club Owner: Have you ever been thrown out of a place, Mr. Charles? Nick Charles: Let’s see. How many was it up to yesterday, Mrs. Charles? Nora Charles: Well, uh, how many places were you in, Mr. Charles?”–After the Thin Man (1936)
142)”Norman Bates: A hobby should pass the time, not fill it.”–Psycho (1960)
143)”Yao: I’m gonna hit you so hard, it’ll make your ancestors dizzy. “–Mulan (1998)
144)”Joseph Donnelly: I’ve no wish to fight ya.”–Far and Away (1992)
145)”Clemenza: Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.”–The Godfather (1972)
146)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible…life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh… well, there it is…life, uh… finds a way.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
147)”Erik: Christine, tonight I placed the world at your feet!”–The Phantom of the Opera (1921)
148)”Mulan: [to Shang] Would you like to stay for dinner? Grandmother Fa: [Yelling in the background] Would you like to stay forever?”–Mulan (1998)
149)”Tim: [after the tour car falls upside down on them at the bottom of the tree] Well… we’re back… in the car again. Dr. Alan Grant: Well, at least you’re out of the tree. “–Jurassic Park (1993)
150)”Don Corleone: YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN! [gives a quick slap to Fontane] What’s the matter with you? Is this what you’ve become, a Hollywood finocchio who cries like a woman? “Oh, what do I do? What do I do?” What is that nonsense? Ridiculous! “–The Godfather (1972)
151)”Frollo: Look at that disgusting display. Phoebus: [raising his visor] Yes, sir! “–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
152)”Mushu: Did you see those Huns? They popped out of the snow, like daisies!”–Mulan (1998)
153)”Norma Bates: [voiceover in police custody, as Norman is thinking] It’s sad, when a mother has to speak the words that condemn her own son. But I couldn’t allow them to believe that I would commit murder. They’ll put him away now, as I should have years ago. He was always bad, and in the end he intended to tell them I killed those girls and that man… as if I could do anything but just sit and stare, like one of his stuffed birds. They know I can’t move a finger, and I won’t. I’ll just sit here and be quiet, just in case they do… suspect me. They’re probably watching me. Well, let them. Let them see what kind of a person I am. I’m not even going to swat that fly. I hope they are watching… they’ll see. They’ll see and they’ll know, and they’ll say, ‘Why, she wouldn’t even harm a fly…”–Psycho (1960)
154)”Ray Arnold: Hold on to your butts.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
155)”Don Corleone: A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.”–The Godfather (1972)
156)”Red: For a reporter, you sure have a strange way of doing your job. The Wolf: What can I say? I was raised by wolves.”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
157)”Dr. Alan Grant: [watching Gennaro jump out of the tour car and sprint to the porta-potty at the sight of the T-Rex] Well, where does he think he’s going? Dr. Ian Malcolm: When you gotta go, you gotta go.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
158)”Erik: [at the Bal Masque as “The Red Death”] Beneath your dancing feet are the tombs of tortured men! Thus does The Red Death rebuke your merriment! “–The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
159)”The Emperor of China: A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”–Mulan (1998)
160)”Peter Clemenza: Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”–The Godfather (1972)
161)”Nicky Flippers: Ah, remember Ted, pieces of the puzzle make funny shapes, but they still fit together in the end.”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
162)”Joseph Donnelly: Maybe this is my destiny. On his death bed, my father told me he’d be watching me from up above. I wonder now if his spirit might be near, guiding me along. Shannon Christie: If he bumps into Mr. McGuire up there, tell him I want my spoons back.”–Far and Away (1992)
163)”Shang: I don’t need anyone causing trouble in my camp. Mulan: Sorry… Mulan: [in her ‘man’ voice] Uhh… I mean, uh, sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill somethin’… fix things, uh, cook outdoors… “–Mulan (1998)
164)”John Hammond: You’ll have to get used to Dr. Malcolm, he suffers from a deplorable excess of personality, especially for a mathematician.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
165)”Don Corleone: We have known each other many years, but this is the first time you’ve come to me for counsel or for help. I can’t remember the last time you invited me to your house for a cup of coffee, even though my wife is godmother to your only child. But let’s be frank here. You never wanted my friendship. And you feared to be in my debt… Now you come and say “Don Corleone, give me justice.” But you don’t ask with respect. You don’t offer friendship. You don’t even think to call me “Godfather.” You come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married and you ask me to do murder – for money..If you’d come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter would be suffering this very day. And if by some chance an honest man like yourself made enemies they would become my enemies. And then, they would fear you… Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, consider this justice a gift on my daughter’s wedding day. “–The Godfather (1972)
166)”Mushu: My little baby’s all grown up and…[sniffle]savin’ China. You have a tissue? “–Mulan (1998)
167)”The Wolf: I knew it! Never trust a bunny!”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
168)”Esmeralda: Let’s see. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine… So there’s ten of you and one of me. What’s a poor girl to do?
[Pretends to cry into a handkerchief, then blows on it and disappears in a cloud of smoke] “–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
169)”Julius: You know the saying, “Human see, human do.”–Planet of the Apes (1968)
170)”Red Puckett: You’ve gotta admit, a wolf stopping kids in the middle of the forest? That’s pretty creepy! Nicky Flippers: Yes, right. But we don’t arrest people for being creepy. Tommy: [on radio] Yeah Bruce, you know that guy we got in the tank? Bruce: Uh… the creepy one? Tommy: Yeah, better let him go. “–Hoodwinked! (2005)
171)”Thomas Fairchild: He’s still David Larrabee, and you’re still the chauffeur’s daughter. And you’re still reaching for the moon. Sabrina Fairchild: No, father. The moon is reaching for me.”–Sabrina (1954)
172)”Phoebus: You leave town for a couple of decades and they change everything.”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
173)”George Taylor: Doctor, I’d like to kiss you goodbye. Dr. Zira: All right, but you’re so d***** ugly.”–Planet of the Apes (1968)
174)”John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked! Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
175)”Phoebus: [to Esmeralda] Candlelight, privacy, music. Can’t think of a better place for hand-to-hand combat.”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
176)”Mulan: Okay. Any questions? Yao: Does this dress make me look fat? “–Mulan (1998)
177)”Boingo: Keith… darn it change your name, please. That’s not scary and I’m embarrassed to say it. Boris, try that. Keith, ya know, OOOO Watch out for Keith!”–Hoodwinked! (2005)
178)”George Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you d***** dirty ape!”–Planet of the Apes (1968)
179)”David Bowie: [a judge is needed for the “walk-off”]I believe I might be of service.”–Zoolander (2001)
180)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
181)”Fa Zhou: The greatest gift and honor… is having you for a daughter. “–Mulan (1998)
182)”April: You’re the toilet paper guy. Will Hayes: Yes, I am in fact the toilet paper guy, but feel free to cal me the bagel-and-coffee guy. Or, Todd in accounting calls me Chrystal, which I’m pretty sure is a girl’s name.”–Definitely, Maybe (2008)
183)”[Maggie has just left her groom standing at the altar, and has jumped aboard a FedEx truck] Ellie: Where is she going? Fisher: I don’t know, but she’ll be there by 10:30 tomorrow.”–Runaway Bride (1999)
184)”Dr. Alan Grant: You were married? Dr. Ian Malcolm: Occaissionally. Yeah, I’m always on the lookout for a future ex-Mrs. Malcolm. “–Jurassic Park (1993)
185)”Phoebus: You fight almost as well as a man. Esmeralda: Funny, I was going to say the same thing about you. “–Jurassic Park (1996)
186)”Grandmother Fa: Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should’ve brought home a man. Shang: Excuse me. Does Fa Mulan live here?
[Grandmother and Mother dumbly point to the garden] Shang: Thank you. Grandmother Fa: Whoo! Sign me up for the next war.”–Mulan (1998)
187)”Maggie Carpenter: You’re a cynical, exploitive, mean-hearted creep who wouldn’t know real love if it bit him in the armpit.”–Runaway Bride (1999)
188)”Quasimodo: If you go. Now. Phoebus: I’ll go. Now, will you – put me down, please? “–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
189)”Mushu: Citizens, I need firepower. Citizen: Who are you? Mushu: Your worst nightmare. “–Mulan (1998)
190)”John Hammond: [laughing] I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it! You’re meant to come down here and defend me against these characters, and the only one I’ve got on my side is the blood-sucking lawyer! Donald Gennaro: Thank you.”–Jurassic Park (1993)
191)”Lucius: You can’t trust the older generation.”–Planet of the Apes (1968)
192)”Mushu: Let’s go kick some Hunny buns!”–Mulan (1998)
193)”George Taylor:[to Lucius]Remember, never trust anybody over 30.”–Planet of the Apes (1968)
194)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: [as they escape the T-Rex chasing after them in the Jeep] You think they’ll have that on the tour?”–Jurassic Park (1993)
195)”Esmeralda: You sneaky son of a-… Phoebus: Ah ah ah! Watch it. You’re in a church. “–The Hunchback of Notre Dame
196)”Shang: [nervously struggling to tell Mulan he loves her] Um… You… You fight good.
[a disbelieving look crosses Shang’s face] Mulan: [disappointed] Oh. Thank you.”–Mulan (1998)
197)”Ike Graham: [on the perfect proposal] Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.”–Runaway Bride (1999)
198)”Laverne: [to Quasimodo] Quasi, take it from an old spectator. Life’s not a spectator sport. If watchin’ is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without ya.”–The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
199)Mulan: [to Shang to make him feel better] You hold and I’ll punch…[seeing no response to this]for what its worth, I think you’re a great leader!”–Mulan (1998)
200)”Dr. Ian Malcolm: [watching the T-Rex breaking through the deactivated electric fence] Boy, do I hate being right all the time!”–Jurassic Park (1998)
So many of you might find the moment that I choose in this as strange, as there are other more standard romantic scenes, but this one is my favorite.
Ike Graham, (Richard Gere), has written on article on Maggie Carpenter, (Julia Roberts), a “maneater” who has jilted grooms at the altar 6-7 times for the sheer fun of it.
Unfortunately, he got his facts wrong and is out of a job. To redeem his name, he has gone to her hometown to find out the facts; hoping that Maggie will run on fiancé #4.
At first he dislikes Maggie as he is a divorced, bitter, disillusioned about love, and an “unromantic” guy. (Sounds like him and Robert Phillips would be pals). But over time, he starts to develop feelings for her.
Will Maggie continue to run? Or will she finally walk down the aisle?
My favorite romantic moment comes about halfway through the film. Maggie decides that since Ike is going to be following her around anyways asking all kinds of questions, she might as well get some money out of it. She charges him to interview her which Ike agrees to. Maggie is thrilled as it gives her the chance to buy the dress she really wants, but was out of her budget as it is $1000.
However when she gets there, the dress shop owner, Mrs. Whittenmeyer, doesn’t want to sell it.
“Maggie Carpenter: I’ve changed my mind Mrs. Whittenmeyer: This [dress] is a thousand dollars. Maggie Carpenter: And I have a thousand dollars. Mrs. Whittenmeyer: The other one is only three hundred, dear. Maggie Carpenter: Um…is that dress for sale? Mrs. Whittenmeyer: It’s just a lot of money to spend on one of your dresses, Maggie. After all, you only wear them for about ten minutes or so.“
Maggie s heartbroken, realizing that no one believes that she will ever go through with a wedding.
But here’s where the romantic part comes in. Ike becomes furious at Mrs. Whittenmeyer being so cruel:
Ike is not having Maggie be treated this way. He takes the situation into his own hands.
“Ike Graham: [Mrs. Whittenmeyer refuses to sell a wedding gown to Maggie] You sell wedding dresses, right? Mrs. Whittenmeyer: Yes, I’ve been selling wedding gowns for thirty-five years. Ike Graham: Wonderful! Because we are here to buy one! But not just any one [points to a gown in the window] She wants “that” one! Mrs. Whittenmeyer: It’s a thousand dollars! Ike Graham: Listen, Aunt Bea! Conversation has never worked for me, let’s try ‘visual.’ [jumps into the window and pulls the mannequin down, knocking its wig off] We’re buying the dress! And anything else she wants!”
As there are no pictures or videos of this scene, that I adore so much, I had to take screenshots of the scene and make my own gif. I’m a little rusty, so I apologize for its crudity.
The reason I love this part is not only the take charge attitude Ike has, but this is where I believe Ike starts to really care for Maggie. He realizes how harsh his words were, and how his article is affecting her. He also starts to see that there is more to her than a “maneater”.