Raymond Burr who later played Perry Mason and Ironsides frequently portrayed scowling bad guys in film noir. He delivers a classic one liner to one member of his gang who had screwed up. He said with emphasis that "You have to study to be that stupid". What other favorite one liners have you heard from that era?
"The stuff that dreams are made of".
The Maltese Falcon
"Top of the world, Ma"!
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
"Not as many as you'd think" -- Men In Black
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
-- H L Mencken
I always prefer reality when I can figure out what it is.
-- JALLEN 10/18/18
Boy, the last time there was a leak like this, Noah built hisself a boat. Absence of Malice.
In the land of the dark,
the ship of the sun is driven by the Grateful Dead
"You fucked up. You trusted us!"
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"
"The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everyone else, and nobody was going to bomb them. At Rotterdam, London, Warsaw and half a hundred other places, they put their rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind."
(this may be a new record for threads like this going astray)
“Round up the usual suspects.” Captain Louis Renault in “Casablanca”
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." — Mark Twain
|Little ray |
When the bad guys have hostages in the liquor store in "The Enforcer" and after Harry Callahan has told the lieutenant of their demands for a car, the lieutenant asks Harry what he is going to to, he says:
"Give 'em one."
Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thmuOuNbT_M
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
You can’t handle the truth!
The Dude abides...
”At pretium libertatus“
امّا شما مشخص خواهد شد كه با همه شما را ملاقات کنند
"You have to forgive us for the present and we have to forgive you for the past and together we can move forward white man."
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It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
"He gains votes ever and anew by taking money from everybody and giving it to a few, while explaining that every penny was extracted from the few to be giving to the many."
Ogden Nash from his poem - The Politician
tumbles into the sea
I'm like Saudi Arabia, I have a surplus of energy.
|The Unmanned Writer|
"Play it, Sam"
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.
Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.
Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
|My common sense |
Harry, please don’t understand me so fast.
-Magnificent Seven (1960)
“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
- Robert Heinlein
"How'd ya like to have a nose like that full of nickels" - The Bank Dick
Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.
“If in winning a race, you lose the respect of your fellow competitors, then you have won nothing” - Paul Elvstrom "The Great Dane" 1928 - 2016
From a later time but I can relate to Tom Arnold's line from True Lies.
"Women. Can't live with 'em. Can't kill 'em."
|always with a hat or sunscreen|
"Eat my shorts!" Breakfast Club
"Mama says, 'Stupid is as stupid does.'" Forest Gump
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate." Cool Hand Luke
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Network
"I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Apocalypse Now
"Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker!" Die Hard
"This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Casablanca
Certifiable member of the gun toting, septuagenarian, bucket list workin', crazed retiree, bald is beautiful club!
|Delusions of Adequacy|
"It's all in the reflexes" Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China.
I have my own style of humor. I call it Snarkasm.
"Candygram for Mongo" from Blazing Saddles
|Bald Headed Squirrel Hunter|
"Maybe poker's just not your game, Ike.....I know, let's have a spelling contest" - Doc Holliday, Tombstone.
"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss"
What is that coming out of her nose?
Looks like Spaceballs, sir.
Oh shit! There goes the planet.
My other Sig is a Steyr...
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