Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

What movie you quote says a lot about you

These are the 5 miss quoted movie lines that you might be missing quoting. People of my generation can quote so many lines from the movies that you would think we got the scripts, in reality we have seen these movies so many times that the lines become part of our vernacular.

We sometime judge people on their ability or inability to quote these movies. If you don’t know the famous lines that Bill Murray and Chevy Chase were bandying about in Caddyshack, or John Belushi in Animal House, hen we might not be friends.

What are your movie quotes of choice?

My friend Lauren can name so many lines from the movie Steel Magnolias that you would think she has to have had seen it no less than 25 times. She often says “my colors are blush and bashful” or “you have the hand writing of a serial killer.”

Her favorite  is quoting Olympia Dukakis with her famous line ” I love more than my luggage”. Not sure what that means but it sounds like true love.

We use these quotes every day

Go ahead make my day, I’ll be back, these are just a couple of great movie lines that have made it into our every day language. I recall a skit on Saturday night live in which people were applying for a big-time sales job, and the person who ended up getting the lucrative position was the one who could quote nearly every line from the movie Caddyshack.

In the  scene he got the job because the person in the hiring position felt most comfortable with this person because they had so much in common. It goes to show you how we use movie quotes to communicate in ways that work their way into our every day lives

Here are the top 5 movie lines we miss quote the most

  • 5. "We're gonna need a bigger boat" from "Jaws" (1975)

    Actual quote: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” This is one that is still a surprise to a lot of people when they re watch Jaws. For every boat owner, you should be familiar with this phrase especially if you’re reeling in a big catch.

  • 4. "Do you feel lucky, punk?" from "Dirty Harry" (1971)

    Actual quote:  “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’  Well, do ya, punk?” The main difference is Dirty Harry asks the suspect to ask himself “do I feel lucky” not “do you feel lucky?” Thus putting the onus on the criminal to think how lucky he feels.

  • 3. "Play it again, Sam" from "Casablanca" (1942)

    Actual quote:  “Play it, Sam.  Play ‘As Time Goes By’.”Even if you have never seen this great movie, you probably think it does say play it again Sam, it seems like that’s how bogey would’ve said it. If you haven’t seen Casablanca, you should definitely check it out because it is considered by a lot of critics as one of the top five movies ever made

  • 2. "Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn" from "Gone with the Wind" (1939)

    Actual quote:  “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” We always add Scarlet to the famous line, but ol’ Rhett Butler preferred to say “my dear”, probably because he still loved her although they love was doomed. 

  • 1. "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937)

    Actual quote:  “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” We have forgotten the “magic” mirror and just replace it with the double mirror. Perhaps we take for granted that it has to be a magical mirror to tell you how fair you are.

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