Apr 20, 2011

Q is for Quotes

Today, like my friend Ellen over at Pink Tea and Paper, I thought I'd share with you all some of my favourite quotes:

"I tip my hat to you, one legend to another" - Rattlesnake Jake, Rango

"My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. When things get strange, when what goes bump in the night flicks on the lights, when no one else can help you, give me a call. I'm in the book." - Harry Dresden, Storm Front

"Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

"Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown." - Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

"Indeed. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his immortals." - Doc Holliday, Tombstone

"It ain't easy having pals." - Charlie Bowdrie, Young Guns

"You remember the stories John use to tell us about the the three chinamen playing Fantan? This guy runs up to them and says, "Hey, the world's coming to an end!" and the first one says, "Well, I best go to the mission and pray," and the second one says, "Well, hell, I'm gonna go and buy me a case of Mezcal and six whores," and the third one says "Well, I'm gonna finish the game." I shall finish the game, Doc." - Billy the Kid, Young Guns 2

"Who are you?" "A friend." - Lois Lane and Superman, Superman The Movie

"The three assholes, laying into one guy while everybody else watches? And you wanna know what's wrong with me? Yeah, I'd rather die." - Dave Lizewski, Kick Ass

Please share some of your favourite quotes! 


  1. Oh, I'd forgotten how much I love Yoda. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. That Yoda one ROCKS! And makes so much sense, too.

  3. Half of writing history is hiding the truth. -Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

    Thanks for the RT!

  4. No idea where this quote comes from but it's stuck in my mind - "For writers, 'That'll do' is not an option."

  5. Love it, Paula!

    I suspected you'd come up with some good quotes, Paul. My all-time favourite (and amazingly, Dorothy Parker didn't say it) is:

    Sure, ships in harbour are safe. But that's not what ships are built for.

    Reminds me of Dad :)

  6. "If I hadn't been Fox Books and you weren't The Shop Around the Corner, I would have called you up, for drinks or dinner or a movie for as long as we both shall live." - Joe Fox "You've Got Mail"

  7. Loving the quotes, everyone! Keep 'em coming.

  8. Hah! I see your quotes.....

    ....and raise you mine!

  9. Great quotes! And I've seen every movie 'cept the first and the last. :)

  10. Great list of quotes!

    "Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."
    -Albert Einstein

  11. I love quotes, Yoda is the best.

  12. I love that Yoda quote. So true in real life, huh? My favorite quote would be anything on writing by Stephen King. So inspirational.