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Movie Quote of the Day – How The West Was Won, 1962 (dir. John Ford, Henry Hathaway & George Marshall)


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Parson Alec Harvey: The laddie’s health the reason you’re heading west?
Zebulon Prescott: Partly, only partly. Mostly our trouble east was rocks. I had me a farm where some years I’d raise a hundred bushels of rocks to the acre.
Rebecca Prescott: Now, Zebulon, you hadn’t oughta lie to the man like that.
Zebulon Prescott: Wife, I’m a god fearin soul and I tell the truth as I see it. Now I never used a plow, I’d blast out the furrows with gunpowder. And then one morning, I hauled the bucket up from out of the well and so help me the bucket was full of rocks. Rocks! I just stood there, right still, tryin’ not to blaspheme, and I said to myself, “You’ve got a son that’s ailin, you’ve got a twenty year old daughter what won’t take to herself a husband, there she sits over there, moonin as usual, and you’ve got another daughter who just don’t seem quite right in the head”. Lilith! Now, I remind you sir, I’m still standin’ there, holding a bucket full of rocks, and starin into a bleak old age. So I made me a vow right then and there, I said, “If I can find a man with five hundred dollars, who likes rocks, then there’s going to be another fool ownin this farm. Well sir, the Lord provided such a man, and here I am.
Rebecca Prescott: He ain’t told you one word of truth, Mr.Harvey. We had the best farm in the township.
Zebulon Prescott: Yeah, Rockville Township it was. Stone County.

Movie Quote of the Day – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011 (dir. Tomas Alfredson)


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Ricki Tarr: I’ve, um, I’ve done a lot of things in my life, Mr. Smiley, but, um, I just, I can’t stop her. . .I can’t stop thinking about her. [laughs] She wasn’t even my type. I’ve got to get her out. I owe her that.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Piano, 1993 (dir. Jane Campion)


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Ada: At night! I think of my piano in its ocean grave, and sometimes of myself floating above it. Down there everything is so still and silent that it lulls me to sleep. It is a weird lullaby and so it is; it is mine.

Movie Quote of the Day – Fatal Attraction, 1987 (dir. Adrian Lyne)


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Dan Gallagher: You’re so sad. You know that, Alex? Lonely and very sad.
Alex Forrest: Don’t you ever pity me, you smug bastard.
Dan Gallagher: I’ll pity you… I’ll pity you. I’ll pity you because you’re sick.
Alex Forrest: Why? Because I won’t allow you treat me like some slut you can just bang a couple of times and throw in the garbage?

Oscar Vault Monday – A Room with a View, 1986 (dir. James Ivory)


So when I first rented this film about seven years ago, I thought it was pretty, but boring. I watched it again last night hoping maybe my opinion would change. This was not the case. There are moments in this film that are truly wonderful, but as a whole it, for me, feels lifeless. It’s a pretty sexy subject, too, so it’s a shame they didn’t find a way to capture that (see The House of Mirth for a film that does it right). The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three: Best Art Direction (won), Best Costume Design (won), Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor Denholm Elliott, Best Supporting Actress Maggie Smith, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission and winner Platoon.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Bone Collector, 1999 (dir. Phillip Noyce)


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Rhyme: Do you know who I am?
Amelia: I read your manual at the academy.
Rhyme: Yeah? What did you think of it?
Amelia: I’m not a book critic, sir.

Movie Quote of the Day – Stargate, 1994 (dir. Roland Emmerich)


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Dr. Daniel Jackson: You had accepted the fact that no matter what happened, you would not be going home? Don’t you have people who care about you? Do you have a family?
Colonel “Jack” O’Neil: I had a family. No one should ever have to outlive their own child.
Dr. Daniel Jackson: I don’t wanna die. Your men don’t want to die. And these people here don’t want to die. It’s a shame you’re in such a hurry to.

Movie Quote of the Day – Minority Report, 2002 (dir. Steven Spielberg)


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John Anderton: Why don’t you cut the cute act, Danny boy, and tell me what it is you’re looking for?
Danny Witwer: Flaws.
John Anderton: There hasn’t been a murder in six years. There’s nothing wrong with this system it is…
Danny Witwer: Perfect I agree, but there’s a flaw. It’s human.

Movie Quote of the Day – Jezebel, 1938 (dir. William Wyler)


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Preston Dillard: Naturally, we claim the right to the customs we were born to. Even some of us who question the value of those customs.
Buck Cantrell: I like my convictions undiluted, same as I do my bourbon.

Movie Quote of the Day – Alfie, 1966 (dir. Lewis Gilbert)


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Alfie: My understanding of women only goes as far as the pleasure. When it comes to the pain I’m like any other bloke – I don’t want to know.