Quotations 101

Quotes
The good, the bad, the sad, the funny: the things we wish we'd thought to say first.

While it's true that "well done is better than well said," well said is not to be overlooked.


- Quotes from Movies -
Lights! Camera! Quotes!

[From Austin Powers]
Dr. Evil: When I get angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people die!

[From Back to the Future]
Marty: Whoa, this is heavy.
Doc: There's that word again: "heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

[From Clueless]
Cher: Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.

[From Die Hard]
Tony: You're not going to hurt me.
John McClane: Oh, yeah? Why not?
Tony: Because you're a policeman. There are rules for policemen.
John McClane: Yeah. That's what my captain keeps telling me.

[From Ferris Bueller's Day Off]
Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.

[From Moulin Rouge]
Christian: Love? Above all things I believe in love! Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendored thing, love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is love!

[From The Mummy]
Hangman: Any last requests?
Rick: Yeah, loosen the knot and let me go.

[From Pirates of the Caribbean]
Norrington: You are without a doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of.
Jack Sparrow: Ah, but you *have* heard of me.

[From The Princess Bride]
Inigo: I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Westley: Do you always begin conversations this way?

[From Sliding Doors]
Lydia: I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a little bit scary.

[From Working Girl]
"Sometimes I sing and dance around the house in my underwear. Doesn't make me Madonna. Never will." Joan Cusack's character to Melanie Griffith's character


- Quotes from Television -
Small screen. Big talk.

[From Alias]
Sydney: Vaughn?
Vaughn: How come you never call me Michael?
Sydney: I do sometimes. Vaughn?

[From Ally McBeal]
Ally: We're brainwashed into believing that the best people are normal and attractive and maybe they're not...

[From Angel]
Angel: Really, uh, fun party last night.
Cordy: I'm so glad you came. You know how parties are: you're always worried that no one's going to... suck the energy out of the room like a giant, black hole of boring despair. But, there you were in the clinch.

[From Animaniacs]
Yakko: Dot, I appoint you minister of all the girlie things that I don't understand.
Dot: That covers a lot.

[From Buffy]
Buffy: Do you remember the demon that almost got out the night I died?
Willow: Every nightmare I have that doesn't revolve around academic failure or public nudity is about that thing. In fact, once I dreamt that it attacked me while I was late for a test, and naked.

[From Caroline in the City]
Annie (trying on shoes): They fit fine! All I need is a shoe horn.
Caroline: You need more than the horn. You need the entire brass section.

[From Charles in Charge]
"I am shocked and dismayed at this ... shocking dismayance!" some kid indignant over being accused of wrong doing.

[From Frasier]
Frasier: Look, frankly, I wish you'd start seeing someone about this bug phobia of yours.
Niles: It is not a phobia. I have a healthy fear of our natural predators. It's us versus them and frankly I'm starting to wonder just whose side you're on.

[From Friends]
Monica: Chandler, we said be "aloof," not "a doof"!

[From Guys Next Door]
Cocky Love-Advice-Giver Guy: Now, let me hear nothing more about baked goods.

[From MacGyver]
MacGyver: Well, when it comes down to me against a situation, I don't like the situation to win.

[From Moonlighting]
Maddie: David, may I please have some ANSWERS?!
David: Delaware, all of the above, 90 degrees.

[From My So-Called Life]
Angela: Huge events take place on this earth every day. Earthquakes, hurricanes, even glaciers move. So why couldn't he just look at me?

[From Quantum Leap]
Sam: Why do we even bother?
Al: Because that's what we do. We're professional botherers.

[From The Young Riders]
Teaspoon: Well, the first bull frog, he overshot the mark and had to double back, while the second one plopped along nice 'n easy and got there right about the same time.
Cody: So which frog got the girl?
Teaspoon: Neither. By that time she was tired of both of um and went on to the next pond. Funny thing about girl frogs. You don't catch them. They catch you.


- Quotes from Songs -
As so-and-so once sang...

"Commitment. Someone who'll go the distance. I need somebody with staying power who'll make me go weak in the knees. Commitment. And everything that goes with it. I need honor and love in my life from somebody who's playing for keeps ..." ~ Leanne Rimes

"Foolish heart, hear me calling. Stop before you start falling. Foolish heart, heed my warning; you've been wrong before. Don't be wrong anymore." ~ Steve Perry

"I lived for you and me, and now I've really come to see that life would be much better once you're gone. I know that I can't take no more; it ain't no lie. I wanna see you out that door, Baby, bye bye bye..." ~ NSync

"I used to hurry a lot. I used to worry a lot. I used to stay out 'til the break of day. Oh, that didn't get it; it was high time I quit it. I just couldn't carry on that way." ~ The Eagles

"This ain't no stumbling block; it's just a stepping stone. I'm gonna climb right up on top and take a good look at where I'm going." ~ Lari White

"Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day, and they said you were gonna put me on a shelf. Let me tell ya, I've got some news for you, and you'll soon find out it's true. Then you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself. Because I'm already gone ..." ~ The Eagles

"Where the sun always shines, there's a desert below." ~ The Oak Ridge Boys

"We've all seen some trouble, but we've always come through. You know things could get better. Hey, babe, believe me: tough times don't last. Lovers do. Baby, don't give up on me and you. 'Cause trouble's just a storm that's gonna pass." ~ Bad English

"You may be right. I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for ..." ~ Billy Joel

"You said we'd work it out; you said that you had no doubt that deep down we were really in love. Oh, but I'm tired of holding on to a feelin' I know is gone. I do believe that I've had enough..." ~ REO Speedwagon.


- Quotes from Various Sources -
because people talk in Real Life, too

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don't care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." ~ Ann Landers

"Despite everything, I believe that people really are good at heart." ~ Anne Frank

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

"Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than everyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." ~ William Sloan Coffin, Jr.

"I do not regret the things I've done, but those I did not do." ~ Rory Cochrane

"I say men with pierced ears are ready for marriage. They have experienced pain and bought jewelry." ~ Rita Rudner

"If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." ~ Julia Sorel

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot

"Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain." ~ Lily Tomlin

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse." ~ Kimberly Johnson

"Some women get all excited about nothing...and then marry him." ~ Cher

"Success is having what you want, but happiness is wanting what you have." ~ Anonymous

"The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they're too old to do it." ~ Anne Bancroft

"There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." ~ Archibald McLeish

"We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms.'" ~ Elayne Boosler

"Well done is better than well said." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"Yeah, I'm nervous. I'm wearing heels in public for crying out loud." ~ Sandra Bullock (at the 53rd Golden Globe Awards)

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." ~ Margaret Thatcher


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