Update - Great minds think alike, . . . and so do ours. Rebecca Writes did her only little thing on Princess Bride quotes a few days ago.
My buddy Terry at Pruitt Communications posted about AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes, which he found out from Notes from the Front Lines. Terry included his own favorite movie quote, which is from Dr. Emmet Brown in Back to the Future:
"Don't worry! As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower ... everything will be fine!"
I have to admit that I have seen Back to the Future many times and have heard that line many times and it never registered with me just how funny it was until I read it on Terry's blog. That one definitely should have been in AFI's top 100.
For me, all of my favorite movie lines come from Rocky and the Princess Bride. On the AFI list I think the only Rocky quote was "Yo Adrian." I can't remember seeing any on the AFI list from the Princess Bride, but maybe I just didn't pay close enough attention. So, as an alternative to the AFI favorite movie quotes, I present you with the JFI (Jolly's Film Institute) favorite movie quotes, all of which are from Rocky and the Princess Bride.
Quotes from Rocky:
Mickey - Women weaken legs!
Rocky do you have something derargatory to say about the champ?
Rocky Balboa: Derargatory? Yeah, he's great.
Rocky Balboa: I was wonderin' if, uh, you wouldn't mind marryin' me very much.
Do you hate Rocky?
Clubber Lang: No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool.
What's your prediction for the fight?
Clubber Lang: My prediction? Pain.
There is one other quote where Rocky and Adrian are looking at a place to live and Rocky adds up the numbers in the address and it comes to a number which is a lucky number for him and he says it's a good omen. You have to hear him say it, but it is hilarious.
And the all-time best Rocky quote is . . . "Hey Paulie, don't get mentally irregular."
Quotes from the Princess Bride
Basically the whole movie is quotable, but here are my favorites.
Miracle Max: Don't rush me sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.
Valerie: I'm not a witch, I'm your wife.
Westley: We are men of action, lies do not become us.
Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at *us*.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He's really very short on *charm*.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that!
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead!
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
Vizzini: Move the "thing". And that other "thing"!
Inigo Montoya: He's right on top of us. I wonder if he is using the same wind we are using.
Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
Westley: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.
Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Westley: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know...
Westley: Get used to disappointment.
Man in Black: You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?
Buttercup: You mock my pain!
Westley: Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling something.
Buttercup: We'll never survive!
Westley: Nonsense! You're only saying that because no one ever has.
Prince Humperdinck: Tyrone, you know how much I love watching
you work. But I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my
wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm
Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.
Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle!
Valerie: Think it'll work?
Miracle Max: It would take a miracle.
Inigo Montoya: Let me 'splain. [pause] No, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Prince Humperdink: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.
Westley: I'll explain. And I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon.