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The Think Write Thursday prompt for February 23, 2017 is to write about the movie you can quote from the most. This may or may not be your favorite movie but you all know what we mean, right? What’s that movie, the one that once you start quoting from (probably with your friends) and you just can’t stop? Share some of your favorite quotes and tell us why you think it’s just so darn quotable.

Do you quote movies with your friends? I sure do and we’ve been known to quote everything from Elf to When Harry Met Sally to Young Frankenstein. I think, though, the movie I can quote from the most has to be Steel Magnolias. In fact, just last week, we quoted it long and hard at book club. There’s just so much good material there.

Here’s one of my very favorites:

Clairee: I’ve just been to the dedication of the new children’s park.
Truvy: Yeah, how did that go?
Clairee: Janice Van Meter got hit with a baseball. It was fabulous.
Truvy: Was she hurt?
Clairee: I doubt it. She got hit in the head.

And there are just so many more. You can read some for yourself here but that list is far from complete! It’s almost (but not quite) as good as seeing the movie.

Do you have a favorite movie quote? Or a whole bunch like I do? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.

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  1. I don’t watch a lot of movies. Even fewer do I see enough times to quote much. With that disclaimer, I’d say the most quoted movies at our house are:

    Bull Durham, “Man, that ball got out of here n a hurry.” Which is probably one most suitable for a family blog.

    Ferris Beuhler’s Day Off: “Sometimes life comes at you fast.” Lots of good ones there.

    Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: “Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you!”

  2. Steel Magnolias is playing at the local playhouse right now and I was tempted. I may just have to grab myself a Sunday matinee ticket before they end the run this week! Great stuff there Carole!

  3. We don’t usually quote movies, but we have a few lines we like from Young Frankenstein and Bull Durham. Fun to see which movies everyone likes.

  4. I haven’t used it in a while, but the only movie quote I can think of that I’ve used with any regularity is from Beauty & The Beast. When the kids would balk at whatever was on their plates, I’d do my best BEAST and bellow, “Fine. then go ahead and STARVE!!” 🙂

  5. I am not good with the quoting, but love to watch fave movies multiple times–and Steel Magnolias is on that list. FRied Green Tomatoes is another favorite–I’ll bet lots of good quotes There!

  6. We quote movies ALL THE TIME.

    Some of our favorite sources off the top of my head: “Young Frankenstein”, “Demolition Man”, “Start the Revolution Without Me”, and “The Princess Bride”.

  7. When Harry Met Sally: “You’re the worst kind. You’re high maintenance but you *think* you’re low maintenance.”

    Bull Durham: “The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self awareness.” and “Honey, we all deserve to wear white.”

    And Finding Dory is infinitely quotable. Seriously, all these years later, so many quotes still get tossed around my house with regularity.

    Lastly, I’m cheating a little because these are not movies but Kyra and I are capable of carrying on conversations almost entirely composed with quotes from Rent and Hamilton. 🙂

  8. The standout in my lifetime goes way back As a child I remember my father quoting it frequently. It’s equally appropriate today. The song “You have to carefully taught” from the 1949 production South Pacific.

  9. Our local theater is putting on Steel Magnolias for their spring production – I wonder how many of those great lines they included in the play!

  10. . . . Dogwood, it’s a tree and a flower. I’ll take a dozen. – The American President
    It must be difficult to let go of something so beautiful. – Pretty Woman
    I know enough about men to steer clear of them. – Rooster Cogburn
    I’ll not bandy words with a drunkard. What have you done when you’ve bested a fool? – True Grit

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