A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Monday, June 18, 2007

Movie Madness Monday 70: Speech impediment edition

Okay, for this special vacation edition of Movie Madness Monday, I am going to be EXTRA generous and take none of the quotes from you all by using them as hints. You are still going to put the quotes you love in the comments section without naming the movie, although you can TRY to tell me that you love this one more than I, but I-- I am simply going to give you this:

Do me proud. I want to see some SERIOUS quoting going on this week!

****Weekend Update: Yes, I am talking about The Princess Bride-- probably my favorite comedy ever. And if you haven't, read the book-- it's just as good as the movie.

Thanks for playing!



At 6/17/07, 11:50 PM, Blogger chris said...

Well, since I'm first in line I'll take the easy one!

"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die."

At 6/18/07, 7:26 AM, Blogger mrschili said...

We've also got to give credit to the bishop, there;

"Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam... "

"You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen."

"Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"

"Let me 'splain. [pause] No, there is too much. Let me sum up."

I'll stop now - it's only fair to save some for others...

At 6/18/07, 8:05 AM, Blogger leesepea said...

"As you wish."

"I need you to be completely honest. How does the machine make you feel?"

"Stop rhyming, I mean it!"
"Would anybody like a peanut?"

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

"My way is not very sportsman-like."

"I'm not a witch! I'm your wife!"

"Have fun storming that castle, kids!"

I could go on forever.

One of my all-time faves!

At 6/18/07, 9:25 AM, Blogger sharcr said...

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."

“You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?”

At 6/18/07, 11:19 AM, Blogger MellowOut said...

How's this for serious? I signed up for a Google account just so I could post on Mondays.

"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect."

"You mock my pain!"
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tell you differently is selling something."

"Give us the gate key."
"I have no gate key."
"Fezzik, tear his arms off."
"Oh! You mean this gate key."

"There's a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. It would be a pity to damage yours."

"Have fun stoming the castle!"

And because you posted it earlier this week:
"That's right. When I was your age, television was called books."

At 6/18/07, 11:32 AM, Blogger Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

One of favorite movies OF ALL TIME!

I'm limiting myself to one quotation and then I'm forcing myself to stop.

". . .true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice MLT. Mutton, lettuce and tomato, when the mutton is nice and lean...they're so perky, I love that. . . ."

At 6/18/07, 2:42 PM, Blogger Jess said...

Most excellent! My favorite movie of all time, ever...

"Beat it, or I'll call the brute squad!"
"I'm on the brute squad."
"You ARE the brute squad!"

"You've got an overdeveloped sense of vengeance. It's going to get you into trouble someday."

"What about the ROUSes?"
"Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist."

At 6/18/07, 4:45 PM, Blogger Mister Teacher said...

"What's so funny?"
"I know something you do not. I'm not really left-handed..."

"Ever hear of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?"

At 6/20/07, 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And wuv, twoooo wuv, will foddow you, fo-ebber..."

"Who ARE you?"
"No one of consequence."
"But I must know."
"Prepare for some disappointment."
" 'Kay."

At 6/21/07, 7:52 AM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...


"Am I going MAD, or did the word 'THINK' escape your lips????"

"Hold it, hold it-- is this a KISSING book?"

At 6/21/07, 8:36 AM, Blogger Jess said...

"To the death!"
"No! To the pain."
"I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase."
"Then I'll explain, and I'll use small words so you can understand, you warthog-faced buffoon."

"Surrender now!"
"Death first!"
"Do you promise not to hurt him?"
(both men) "What was that?"

At 6/21/07, 7:01 PM, Blogger Laura(southernxyl) said...

This is true love. You think this happens every day?

At 6/21/07, 10:13 PM, Blogger Ms. Q said...

I know no quotes Ms C, but you will rejoice in knowing my 8 yr old is absolutely enamoured with this movie!

She happened to view it when her babysitter was here watching it to write about archtypes.

At 6/22/07, 10:30 PM, Blogger Adeline said...

"No more rhymes and I mean it!!"

"Does anybody want a peanut?"

aw shucks, someone already got it...

At 6/22/07, 11:12 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

"When I was your age, television was called books. And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father, and today, I'm gonna read it to you."
"Does it have any sports in it?"
"Are you kidding???? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants,monsters, chases, escapes, True Love, miracles...."
"Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try and stay awake."
"Oh. Well thank you very much. Very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming."

"I've hired you to help me start a war. It's a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition."

"Murdered by pirates is good...."

"We are but poor, lost circus performers. Is there a village nearby?"


"That Vizzini, he can fuss."
"Fuss, fuss...I think he like to scream... at us."
"Probably he means no harm."
"He's really very short on... charm."

Ohmigawd, I could go on and on......


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