“What is your favourite piece of Movie dialogue – ever?”

This question has been going through my mind since it
flashed up on a social media site a few days ago. Regular readers, you ought to
know by now (nice Robert Palmer song reference for my Dad there) I cannot
choose just one. I love too many films from too many genres to narrow it down
to a single line or indeed piece. I’ve narrowed it down to 8…

1. “Eugh, blue….pink!”

This is one of the final lines of Disney’s ‘Sleeping
Beauty’, spoken by Flora and it always makes me smile. After all the three
fairies have gone through with battles won and a happy ending in progress they
still cannot decide on the colour of the Princess’s dress. Personally I always
though blue suited her better.

2.“Behind this mask is an idea Mr Creedy…and ideas
are bullet proof.”

From ‘V for Vendetta,’ a film about revenge and
giving power to the people which I have always admired. The concept that an
idea cannot be killed as easily as a person rings very true to me.

3.“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough.
Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith
rewarded.”

From ‘The Dark Knight’. You might need to see the
film and the scene that accompanies these words to fully appreciate the meaning
but for me this about the tricky concept of ‘is the truth worth it if all it does
is cause pain?’ On occasion it is better for people to not know the entire
truth and easier to live with a lie if it solves a greater purpose.

4. “I can’t imagine you with all your complexity,
all your perfection, all your imperfection, look at you – you’re just a shade.”

From ‘Inception.’ The idea that memories, emotions
and imagination connected with a person cannot compete with the real thing.

5. “If, however, your feelings have changed I will
have to tell you, you have bewitched me body and soul and I love, I love, I
love you and never wish to be parted from you from this day forth.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’ with Keira Knightley and
Matthew MacFadyen. I don’t do ‘mushy stuff’ but to me this is just pure and
simple emotion, an honest admission from a man who has completely lost himself
to a woman. Maybe not lost because they have found each other and balance each
other out but something deep and meaningful anyway.

6.“Now I have a machine gun, Ho Ho Ho.”

Yeah, well, I like the first 3 Die Hard films and I’m
thinking this is probably my favourite line but I can think of others

7. “You’re all clear kid now let’s blow this thing
and go home.”

‘Star Wars, A New Hope.’ The originals are the best.
I always feel a lurch in my stomach at this scene when you see the Millennium
Falcon come from the light to save the day, an amazing sense of excitement and good
vs evil. (I would like to point out I’m also very fond of R2D2s ‘Weeeeeeee’ in ‘Empire Strikes Back’
and Wicket’s ‘Choo cha’ in ‘Return of the Jedi.’ Slightly less meaningful lines
though)

8. “I’m so grateful for your gentle heart.”

‘Snow Falling on cedars.’ Take tissues is all I will
say.

Ask me tomorrow I’ll probably come up with some different
ones….what are your favourite pieces of movie dialogue?

Thanks for reading!