Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun Monday

Our task was to choose five memorable movie lines and tell who we would say them to today. IT Guy is our host today, so head over there and check out other Fun Monday Movie Lines!

I had a little bit of a hard time picking all of my lines. While I enjoy movies, they have never played a large part in my life. My husband and his siblings recite movie lines all the time, the most my brothers and sisters and I ever did was sing the Heat Miser and Cold Miser songs from "The Year Without A Santa Claus." But, after I sat down to think of my favorite movies I found five memorable lines, though I'm not sure I could use them all in my real life. So here goes . . .

1. "Are you crazy? A man in a really nice camper wants to put our song on the radio! Gimme a pen, I'm signin'! You're signin'! We're all signin'!" - Lenny to his bandmates in "That Thing You Do"

I really don't know who I would say this to, but it makes me smile whenever I think of it.

2. "Ahh, home crap home!" - Walter in "Money Pit"

I'd definitely say this to my husband (maybe I did!) when we were selling our second home and we had to fix a whole bunch of stuff before hte new owners moved in. We had a contractor who wouldn't show up, would leave gaping holes where doors used to be, we had to have a radon removal sevice installed and things like garage door springs were breaking literally weeks before we had to move out. We couldn't get out of that house fast enough.

3. "I believe one should fight for what one believes. Provided one is absolutely sure one is absolutely right." - Mark Thackeray in "To Sir, With Love"

I would say this to anyone who is passionate about something, probably my friend Marie, who is doing amazing work in the pro-life movement.

4. "There's children throwing snowballs / instead of throwing heads / they're busy building toys / and absolutely no one's dead!" - Jack Skellington in "A Nightmare Before Christmas"

I'd probably say this to my husband every night he walks in the door (providing the no one's dead part was true!).

5. "When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window." - Maria in "The Sound Of Music"

I would say this to my friend Heather who is experiencing difficulties with her sister-in-law. I would say this to anyone who needs a boost and is feeling down or disappointed.

Hope you enjoyed my movie quotes. I know it was fun to think about my favorite movies and come up with these memorable lines. Maybe I'll try to sneak one into my conversations this week.

22 comments:

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Oh #3 is very nice! :)

Faye said...

I agree with irish coffeehouse about #3. good reminder for all of us to be passionate about something that we feel is right IF we can be certain that it is.

Alison said...

welcome to Fun Monday Heather!!! I had to bail this week, but I usually do it also!! You did a great job!!

mjd said...

To Sir with Love...what good movie and a wonderful quote.

Tracey said...

Great quotes! I love number 3!

janet said...

very good! i love "to sir, with love!!"

Peter said...

Liked 'em all, will add you to the register.

Sandy said...

I love #5. The secret is finding the window...lol.

Jeanna said...

Ah "To Sir, with Love," haven't thought about that one for awhile. "Home, crap, home," I love it, and "Nightmare" was such a break through movie.

Kaytabug said...

Those are really good quotes.

Alison said...

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Gattina said...

You finally also found the solution for this difficult FM, lol !

JennV said...

I love this group of quotes! I tend to use #5 as a mantra of sorts when needed.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I think I might print No. 3 off and pin it above my computer!

Pam said...

Those were great quotes! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Fun Monday!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Those were fab quotes, and The Sound of Music one brings back so many memories. I loved that film when I was little and that quote always sat well with me too.

Jettie said...

I love your no 3!! Some of yours I have never seen!! I think I may have to make a list in Movies to watch!!

Patience-please said...

I haven't seen some of your movies, but I enjoyed your quotes! Thanks for sharing them! (I almost used another Sydney Poitier quote: "They call me Mister Tibbs.")

all the best-
Patience

Melanie said...

#5 is good- I need to say that to myself right now.

thefoodsnob said...

I love, love, love 'That Thing You Do,' made me totally have a thing for Tom Everett Scott! (Oh, and it's funny, too!)

Lisa

Sauntering Soul said...

I use #5 a lot in my life.

Great choices!

lisa marie said...

I like that Home Crap Home! And how fitting it sounds for that house. Whew, glad you escaped. :)

Love the door/window quote. I'm always looking for those windows. :)