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Movie Quote of the Day – The Decline of Western Civilization, 1981 (dir. Penelope Spheeris)


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Eugene: That’s stupid. Punk rock. I don’t, you know. . .I just think of it as rock ‘n’ roll cuz that’s what it is. You know?
Penelope: What do you like about it?
Eugene: Well, I like that it’s like. . .something new and it’s just reviving old rock ‘n’ roll. And it’s like it’s raw again. It’s for real. And it’s fun, and you know. . .it’s like, it’s not bullshit. There’s no rock stars now, you know.

Movie Quote of the Day – History of the World: Part I, 1981 (dir. Mel Brooks)


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Dole Office Clerk: Occupation?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher.
Dole Office Clerk: What?
Comicus: Stand-up philosopher. I coalesce the vapors of human experience into a viable and meaningful comprehension.
Dole Office Clerk: Oh, a *bullshit* artist!
Comicus: [grumbles]
Dole Office Clerk: Did you bullshit last week?
Comicus: No.
Dole Office Clerk: Did you *try* to bullshit last week?
Comicus: Yes!

Movie Quote of the Day – Friday the 13th Part 2, 1981 (dir. Steve Miner)


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Crazy Ralph: I told the others, they didn’t believe me. You’re all doomed. You’re all doomed.

Movie Quote of the Day – Cutter’s Way, 1981 (dir. Ivan Passer)


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Richard Bone: You know, you have one big problem.
Alex Cutter: What’s that?
Richard Bone: Your imagination.
Alex Cutter: These are just the facts, Rich. I mean, I haven’t even begun to let my imagination loose on this one.

Movie Quote of the Day – Thief, 1981 (dir. Michael Mann)


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Frank: Did it ever occur to you, to try to work for a living? Take down your own scores?
Unnamed Detective: OK, fuck this guy.
Urrizi: I’ll tell you something, I’m gonna be on your ass so much, you’re gonna get careless. And on that day I’m gonna be in that place.
Frank: And that, is the last place that you wanna be. ‘Cause no matter what happens, I will never, ever take a pinch from a greasy motherfucker like you.

Movie Quote of the Day – S.O.B., 1981 (dir. Blake Edwards)


Felix Farmer: Alright, writers! Writers! Who wrote Last Tango? Culley!
Tim Culley: Beats me.
Felix Farmer: My God, Culley! Neither one of us knows who wrote Last Tango!
Tim Culley: I hated it. I can never remember the names of people who perpetrate something I hate.
Felix Farmer: But that’s the trouble, don’t you see? I hated it too!
Tim Culley: In my opinion, a discretionary judgement.
Felix Farmer: But we’re wrong, Culley. That’s what they want! That’s where it’s at!
Tim Culley: It’s been my experience that every time I think I know “where it’s at,” it’s usually somewhere else.

Movie Quote of the Day – Escape From New York, 1981 (dir. John Carpenter)


Bob Hauk: There was an accident. About an hour ago, a small jet went down inside New York City. The President was on board.
Snake Plissken:
President of what?
Bob Hauk: That’s not funny, Plissken. You go in, find the President, bring him out in 24 hours, and you’re a free man.
Snake Plissken: 24 hours, huh?
Bob Hauk: I’m making you an offer.
Snake Plissken: Bullshit!
Bob Hauk: Straight just like I said.
Snake Plissken: I’ll think about it.
Bob Hauk: No time. Give me an answer.
Snake Plissken: Get a new president!
Bob Hauk: We’re still at war, Plissken. We need him alive.
Snake Plissken: I don’t give a fuck about your war. . .or your president.
Bob Hauk: Is that your answer?
Snake Plissken: I’m thinking about it.
Bob Hauk: Think hard.
Snake Plissken: [beat] Why me?
Bob Hauk: You flew the Gullfire over Leningrad. You know how to get in quiet. You’re all I got.
Snake Plissken: I guess I go in one way or the other. . .doesn’t mean shit to me. All right. . .I’ll do it. Give me the pardon paper.
Bob Hauk: When you come out.
Snake Plissken: Before.
Bob Hauk: I told you I wasn’t a fool, Plissken.
Snake Plissken: Call me Snake.

Movie Quote of the Day – Arthur, 1981 (dir. Steve Gordon)


Hobson: You spoiled little bastard! You’re a man who has everything, haven’t you? But that’s not enough. You feel unloved. Arthur, welcome to the world. Everyone is unloved. Now stop feeling sorry for yourself. And incidentally, I love you. Marry Susan, Arthur. Poor drunks do not find love, Arthur. Poor drunks have very few teeth, they urinate outdoors, they freeze to death in summer. I can’t bear to think of you that way.
Arthur: I need Linda, Hobson.
Hobson: I see. Well, perhaps fate will lend a hand. One never knows.

Movie Quote of the Day – Reds, 1981 (dir. Warren Beatty)


Eugene O’Neill: I’d like to kill you, but I can’t. So you can do whatever you want to. [beat] Except not see me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mommie Dearest, 1981 (dir. Frank Perry)


Joan Crawford: Noooo wiiiiire haaaaaangers! What’s wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you no wire hangers, everrrr?!