2Peas Challenge: Ten Favorite Movie Lines

“When they ask me what I liked best, I’ll tell them it was you.” In City of Angels, Meg Ryan’s character (I can’t remember her name) tells this to Seth as she’s dying. It’s a reference to a place earlier in the movie when he shares with her that when he was an angel and he came to a dying person, he would always ask the person, “What did you like best about living?”

This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your 15 minutes are up. My name is Andrew Shepherd, and I AM the President.” --Michael Douglas in American President

“You make me wanna be a better man.” --Jack Nicholson to Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets

“Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web... at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history...” --Matthew McConnaughey in Contact

"Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance." --Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes

“Jim Morris, I'm a Texas woman, which means I don't need the help of a man to keep things running.” --Rachel Griffiths in The Rookie

“With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.” --Ed Harris in Apollo 13

“So uh, you, uh, never know... what... what events are to transpire to get you home.” --Tom Hanks in Apollo 13

“Earn this.” --Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan

“My great-great-grandmother's portrait hung in the university up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived.” --Jeanne Moreau in Ever After


{c} said...

The American President has to be my favorite!!
You have really good ones:)

Stacy said...

Great list!I LOVE Apollo 13!

glo-girl said...

Lovin your list. I almost chose the same City of Angels Quote. (Her name in the movie was Maggie Rice)
I LOVE the FGT quote, too! I remember that scene SO vividly!!

SpAzzGiRL said...

Love that City of Angels quote!
Great List. :)

Tenika said...

oh man, i totally forgot about As Good As It Gets- that flick is FULL of great lines, i like "i'll tell your waiter!"

TracieClaiborne said...

That last one kills me. I saw that movie again the other day and thought "that line is incredible." Thanks for reminding me of it.

swampangel said...

The Green Tomato line will soon be my line in real life, older anyways.LOL