In today’s Journal
* I’m still
* Topic: My Favorite Movie Lines
I’m still out there today, sitting about 20 feet from a 500-foot drop into the Gila River. Beautiful out there. If I get any excellent photos, maybe I’ll post a couple here. I admit, once I’m back it will be good to be with you all again.
For now, here’s one more brief, in-absentia topic, albeit a silly one today.
Topic: My Favorite Movie Lines
Of all the films I’ve watched, lines from two of them stick in my mind as my favorite lines of all time. I envy the writers.
The earlier lines were from My Favorite Year, starring Peter O’Toole.
Alan Swann (played by O’Toole), a swashbuckling actor whose career as is rapidly fading, is drunk and inadvertently stumbles into the ladies’ room in a major venue. He promptly mistakes a sink for a urinal and goes about his pressing business.
While he’s standing there, a matronly woman comes out of a stall, sees him, and exclaims, “Sir! This is for ladies only!”
To which Swann replies while attempting to glance over his shoulder, “So is this, Madam. But occasionally I have to run a little water through it.”
I nearly died laughing.
The second set of lines was from Red, starring John Malkovich (Marvin) Bruce Willis (Frank) and Lee Byung-hun (Han Cho Bai).
Marvin: And if there’s one thing I know, it’s women and covert ops.
That’s two things.
Han Cho Bai:
No, grasshopper. It is not.
Can it get better than that?
What are your favorite lines from films or from a novel?
‘Til next time, happy writing!