The Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 12

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!


4 thoughts on “The Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 12”

  1. “Chris Mankowski’s last day on the job, two in the afternoon, two hours to go, he got a call to dispose of a bomb.” – “Freaky Deaky” by Elmore Leonard

  2. Haha! Love the Red Quote. That entire movie has awesome dialogue.

    Frank: Did you start the new book?
    Sarah: I did.
    Frank: And? What’s it called?
    Sarah: Uh, it’s called Love’s Savage Secret.
    Frank: Nice. Is it any good?
    Sarah: It’s terrible. I love it. It’s awful.

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