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I Know What You Quoted Last Summer

Quotes and Trivia from the Most Memorable Contemporary Movies

Jai Nanda

St. Martin's Press

I Know What You Quoted Last Summer
Part IQuotes for BeginnersThe journey begins with a few easy ones. All the following quotes are pretty famous and should jump out at you as familiar. If you feel they are too easy, relax, there are harder ones on the way. Think of it as a warm-up, picture a prancing Richard Simmons if that helps. Ready ... and ... go.Questions1. "Now please get out of my Van Halen T-shirt, before you jinx the band and they break up."2. "Cue the sun."3. "Rock stars have kidnapped my son."4. "I'm king of the world!"5. "Okay, here's your motivation ... You're lost, you're angry in the woods and ... there's no one here to help you!"6. "You know, I've been thinking a lot about this night, and I've decided to dedicate this whole night to a great gay teacher--Mr. Bracket, we won!"7. "Don't make me have to open a can of whup-ass."8. "Red rum."9. "And this one time, at band camp ..."10. "Give me your missile key, Mr. Hunter."11. "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."12. "You're a thief and a liar.""I only lied about being a thief."13. "Hello Sidney."14. "You have 21!"15. "Vegas, baby, Vegas."16. "Oh behave."17. "You're a slacker, McFly."18. "Do we look like the kind of store that sells 'I Just Called to Say I Love You'? Go to the mall."19. "I always find the fish, always!"20. "I see dead people."21. "I always thought it would be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody."22. "A woman will serve in the highest level of the Executive."23. "He's got something to say, he wants to say it, I want it on 60 Minutes."24. "Life will not be contained ... . Life finds a way."25. "What are you doing in my swamp?"26. "You see the world through John Malkovich's eyes."27. "Uh, as if!"28. "I am my father's daughter and I am not afraid of anything."29. "By the way, we had that water brought in special for you folks from a well in Hinckley."30. "I guess I've already told you about my condition?"31. "Man's got to do something for a living these days." "Dyin' ain't much of a living."32. "Everybody be cool, this is a robbery!"33. "Pick Flick!"34. "Put up your arms and all your flippers."35. "The Force will be with you ... Always."36. "Any expectations you might have given that I'm, you know ..."" ... The most powerful man in the world?""Exactly, thank you. I think it's important that you remember that's a political distinction that comes with the office."37. "You know, in Mexico, law enforcement is an entrepreneurial activity."38. "In Vegas, everybody's watchin' everybody else ... . The dealers are watching the players, the boxmen are watchingthe dealers, the floormen are watching the boxmen, the pit-bosses are watching the floormen, the shift-bosses are watching the pit-bosses, the casino manager is watching the shift-bosses, I'm watching the casino manager, and the eye in the sky is watching us all."39. "The Price is Wrong, bitch!"40. "You are a master at the art of time suckage."41. "Shut up, listen, learn."42. "I would rather take my chances out there on the ocean than stay here and die."43. "Welcome to Agraba, city of mystery, of enchantment, and the finest merchandise this side of the Jordan on sale today--come on down!"44. "Seize this, honkus!"45. "Oh, that's great. I wrote a hit play and directed it, so I'm not sweating it either."46. "The boy's alive and we are going to send somebody to find him and we're going to get him the hell out of there."47. "You don't hear the word 'no' very often, do you?" "I hear it all the time, only it's more like, 'Please, no, no.'"48. "It's time for someone to put his foot down, and that foot is me."49. "I shall call him Mini-Me."50. "I'm a big, bright, shining star."51. "I'm gonna stay who I am--Steamin' Willie Beamen."52. "Call that number ... It will make your life fun."53. "Hate put me in prison, love's gonna bust me out."54. "Houston, we have a problem."55. "Riddle me this?"56. "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"57. "I believe in long, slow, deep, soft wet kisses that last three days."58. "It's sad to think, when you look at how beautiful these dogs are ... that in some countries, these dogs are eaten."59. "You're not having any fun, are you, Sean? Try terrorism for hire--we'll blow some shit up, it's more fun."60. "I'm doing Shylock, instead of a shylock."61. "I'm the Dude, so that's what you call me. That, or 'His Dudeness' or 'Duder' or, you know, 'El Duderino' if you're not into the whole brevity thing."62. "I love you--always have. I want to marry you."63. "You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."64. "La bella luna."65. "The title ... Romeo and Juliet, just a suggestion."66. "The list is life."67. "I didn't come here to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him."68. "This concludes our broadcast day. Click."69. "If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour, then you are the sucker."70. "You think you big-time? You're gonna fucking die big-time. Here come the pain!"71. "I'm gonna perform a procedure on you called 'milking the prostate.' It's an anally induced ejaculation."72. "It's a bit nipply out, I mean nippy out. What did I say--nipple? There is a nip in the air, though."73. "Take your stinking paws off of me you damn dirty ape."74. "I'll drive, you navigate."75. "You Moos sure can party."76. "Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?""I don't know, I don't have any?""Children?""No, elephant books."77. "Now let me correct you on a couple of things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian, the central message of Buddhism is not 'Every man for himself,' and the London Underground is not a political movement."78. "You think football is still fun?""It was fun.""Not any more, though, is it?""Zero fun, sir."79. "We love you very much. Even if you were Jeffrey Dahlmer we would love you."80. "Momma always said life was like a box of chocolates--you never know what you're gonna get."81. "He's bona fide."82. "That's a big Twinkie."83. "It was supposed to happen to someone smart ... but it didn't, it happened to me."84. "Your honor, you haven't made one intelligent decision during the course of this trial and I don't expect one now--knock yourself out."85. "Gladiators, I salute you."86. "Well, thank you very much, I'm fatter, uh, I'm flattered."87. "Bring out your dead. Bring out your dead."88. "Well, hello, Clarice."89. "Yellow then red, yellow then red, yellow then red."90. "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."91. "The God Squad in the house."I KNOW WHAT YOU QUOTED LAST SUMMER: QUOTES AND TRIVIA FROM THE MOST MEMORABLE CONTEMPORARY MOVIES. Copyright © 2003 by Jai Nanda. All rights reserved. . No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010. Jai Nanda is an avid moviegoer and graduate of the University of Michigan. He lives in New York City, and is also the author of What’s that From?: The Ultimate Quiz Book of Contemporary Movie Lines.