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Great Film Quotes From the 1970s

"Give me Librium or give me meth."
The Boys in the Band (1970)
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- "I'd like a, uh, plain omelette. No potatoes. Tomatoes instead. A cup of coffee, and wheat toast."
- "No substitutions."
- "What do you mean? You don't have any tomatoes?"
- "Only what's on the menu. You can have a number two. A plain omelette. It comes with cottage fries and rolls."
- "Yeah, I know what it comes with. But it's not what I want."
- "Well, I'll come back when you make up your mind."
- "Wait a minute. I have made up my mind. I'd like a plain omelette. No potatoes on the plate. A cup of coffee, and a side order of wheat toast."
- "I'm sorry, we don't have any side orders of toast. I'll give you an English muffin or a coffee roll."
- "What do you mean, you don't make side orders of toast? You make sandwiches, don't you?"
- "Would you like to talk to the manager?
- "...You've got bread and a toaster of some kind?"
- "I don't make the rules."
- "OK, I'll make it as easy for you as I can. I'd like an omelette, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast. No mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce, and a cup of coffee."
- "A number two. A chicken sal san. Hold the butter, the lettuce and the mayonnaise. And a cup of coffee. Anything else?"
- "Yeah."
- "Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules."
- "You want me to hold the chicken, huh?"
- "I want you to hold it between your knees."
- "Do you see that sign, sir? Yes, you all have to leave. I'm not taking any more of your smartness and sarcasm."
- "You see this sign?" (With one gesture with his right arm, he swept all the water glasses, place-mats, cutlery and menus off the table.)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)

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"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
Love Story (1970)

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"Oh, Frank. Oh, Frank. My lips are hot. Oh, kiss my hot lips."
M*A*S*H (1970)

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"This isn't a hospital! It's an insane asylum! And it's your fault because you don't do anything to discourage them!"
- "What do you want me to do?"
- "Put them under arrest."
M*A*S*H (1970)

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- "My God! They've shot him!"
- "Hot Lips, you incredible nin-com-poop! It's the end of the quarter."

M*A*S*H (1970)
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"...Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Men, all this stuff you've heard about America not wanting to fight - wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans traditionally love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war, because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans. Now, an army is a team - it lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don't know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating. Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world. You know, by God, I actually pity those poor bastards we're goin' up against. By God, I do. We're not just gonna shoot the bastard, we're going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel. Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you'll chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them, spill their blood, shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend's face, you'll know what to do."
Patton (1970)
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"...Now there's another thing I want you to remember. I don't want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We're not holding anything. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy. We're going to hold onto him by the nose and we're gonna kick him in the ass. We're gonna kick the hell out of him all the time and we're gonna go through him like crap through a goose. Now, there's one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank God for it. Thirty years from now when you're sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you: 'What did you do in the Great World War II?', you won't have to say: 'Well, I shoveled s--t in Louisiana.' All right now, you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel - and I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere. That's all."
Patton (1970)

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"I love it. God help me, I do love it so. I love it more than my life."
Patton (1970)
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"For over a thousand years, Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of a triumph - a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters and musicians and strange animals from the conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children, robed in white, stood with him in the chariot, or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror, holding a golden crown, and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting."
Patton (1970)
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Patton

"Daddy, my Daddy!"
The Railway Children (1970)
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The Railway Children

"Well, he'll be working on it, wherever he is."
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
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Abominable Dr. Phibes

"There was me. That is, Alex and my three droogs. That is, Pete, Georgie and Dim. And we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our razoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova Milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange

"It was around by the derelict casino that we came across Billyboy and his four droogs. They were getting ready to perform a little of the old in-out, in-out on a weepy young devotchka they had there."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange

"How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if you have any yarbles, you eunich jelly thou."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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"I'm singin' in the rain. Just singin' in the rain!"
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange

"We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it having been an evening of some small energy expenditure, O my brothers. So we got rid of the auto and stopped off at the Korova for a nightcap... She suddenly came with a burst of singing. And it was like for a moment, O my brothers, some great bird had flown into the milkbar and I felt all the malenky little hairs on my plott standing endwise and the shivers crawling up like slow malenky lizards and then down again. Because I knew what she sang. It was a bit from the glorious Ninth, by Ludwig van."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange

"She came towards me with the light like it was the like light of heavenly grace, and the first thing that flashed into my gulliver was that I'd like to have her right down there on the floor with the old in-out, real savage. But as quick as a shot came the sickness, like a detective that had been watching around the corner and now followed to make his arrest."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange

"No time for the old in and out, love. I've just come to read the meter."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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"I was cured, all right."
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
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A Clockwork Orange

"James, how the hell do we get those diamonds down again?"
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
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"I know what you're thinkin'. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?"
Dirty Harry (1971)
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"Mama, mama, mama, mama."
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

"Hey, s--thead! When's the last time you picked your feet, huh?...I got a man in Poughkeepsie who wants to talk to you. You ever been to Poughkeepsie? Huh? Have you ever been to Poughkeepsie?...Hey, Come on, come on, say it. Let me hear you say it. Come on. Have you ever been to Poughkeepsie? You been to Poughkeepsie, haven't ya? I want to hear it! Come on!...You been there, right?...You sat on the edge of the bed, didn't ya? You took off your shoes, put your finger between your toes, and picked your feet, didn't ya?"
The French Connection (1971)

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- "This is Doyle. I'm sittin' on Frog One."
- "Yeah, I know that. We got the Westbury covered like a tent."
- "The Westbury, my ass! l got him on the shuttle at Grand Central. Now, what the hell's goin' on up there?"
The French Connection (1971)

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"First, here is the personality interview which you are to fill out and return. Now then, are you ready, Harold? Here is the first question. 'Are you uncomfortable meeting new people?' Well, I think that's a yes, don't you agree, Harold? 'Should sex education be taught outside the home?' Oh, I would say no, wouldn't you, Harold? Yeah, we'll give a D there. Three: 'Should women run for president of the United States?' I don't see why not. Absolutely yes. 'Do you remember jokes and take pleasure in relating them to others?' Well, you don't do that, do you, Harold? No. Absolutely not. 'Do you often get the feeling that perhaps life isn't worth living?' Hmm, what is it, Harold? A? B? Oh, we'll put C - not sure. 'Is the subject of sex being overexploited by our mass media?' Well, that would have to be yes, wouldn't it? 'Is it difficult for you to accept criticism?' No. We'll mark D. 'Do you sometimes have headaches or backaches after a difficult day?' Yes, I do indeed. 'Do you go to sleep easily?' I'd say so. 'Do you believe in capital punishment for murder?' Oh, yes, I do indeed. 'In your opinion, are social affairs usually a waste of time?' Heavens, no! 'Can God influence our lives?' Oh, yes, absolutely yes. 'Does your personal religion or philosophy include a life after death?' Oh, yes, indeed. That's absolutely. 'Did you enjoy life when you were a child?' Oh, yes, you were a wonderful baby, Harold. 'Do you think the sexual revolution has gone too far?' It certainly has. 'Do you find the idea of wife-swapping distasteful?' I even find the question distasteful. 'Do you...' (gunshot) Harold, please! 'Do you have ups and downs without obvious reason?' Oh, that's you, Harold!"
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Harold and Maude

"Greet the dawn with a breath of fire."
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Harold and Maude

"I understand a lot of people enjoy being dead. But they're not dead, really. They're just backing away from life. Reach out. Take a chance. Get hurt even. Play as well as ya can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothin' to talk about in the locker room."
Harold and Maude (1971)
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"I would be remiss in my duty if I did not tell you that the idea of intercourse: the fact of your firm, young body co-mingling with the withered flesh, sagging breasts and flabby buttocks, makes me want to vomit."
Harold and Maude (1971)

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- "What's the difference between going out on a call as a model or as an actress, or as a call girl? You're successful as a call girl."
- "Because when you're a call girl, you control it, that's why. Because someone wants you. Not me. I mean, there are some johns that I have regularly that want me, and that's terrific. But they want a woman and I know I'm good. And I arrive at their hotel or their apartment and they're usually nervous, which is fine, because I'm not. I know what I'm doing. And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world. I'm the best f--k in the world. And..."
- "Why did you say you're the best actress in the world? At that time?"
- "Because it's an act. That's what's nice about it. You don't have to feel anything. You don't have to care about anything. You don't have to like anybody. You just, uh, you just lead them by the ring in their nose in the direction that they think they want to go in. And you get a lot of money out of them in as short a period of time as possible. And uh, you, you control it and you call the shots and I always feel just great afterwards."

- "And you enjoyed it?"
- "No."

Klute (1971)
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"Play 'Misty' for me."
Play Misty For Me (1971)
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"I was never to see her again. Nor was I ever to learn what became of her. We were different then. Kids were different. It took us longer to understand the things we felt. Life is made up of small comings and goings. And for everything we take with us, there is something that we leave behind. In the summer of '42, we raided the Coast Guard station four times, we saw five movies, we had nine days of rain. Benjie broke his watch. Oscy gave up the harmonica, and in a very special way, I lost Hermie forever."
Summer of '42 (1971)
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"Let it be said that they found us very close together, in the light."
They Might Be Giants (1971)
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"Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three."
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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"If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates."
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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"...you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!"
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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- "But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man that suddenly got everything he always wanted."
- "What happened?"
- "He lived happily ever after."
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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"Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome. Fremde, etranger, stranger. Glucklich zu sehen. Je suis enchante. Happy to see you. Bleibe, reste, stay. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome. lm Cabaret, au Cabaret, to Cabaret."
Cabaret (1972)

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"What do we do now?"
The Candidate (1972)
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- "Say, mister, I love the way you wear that hat."
- "You don't know nothin'."
Deliverance (1972)

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- "What's you wanna do with him?"
- "He got a real pretty mouth, ain't he?"
- "That's the truth."
- "You're gonna do some prayin' for me, boy. And you better pray good."
Deliverance (1972)

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- "Lovely. Lovely. Lovely."
- "Thou shall not be afraid for the terror by night."
- "Lovely."
- "Nor for the arrow which flieth by day."
- "Lovely."
- "Nor for the pestilence which walketh in darkness."
- "Lovely!"
- "Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
- "Lovely."
- "He shall give His angels charge over thee, to guard thee in all thy ways."
- "Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Lovely. You... bitch! Women! They're all the same. They are. I'll show you."
Frenzy (1972)

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"Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie."
Frenzy (1972)

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"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
The Godfather (1972)

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"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Godfather (1972)
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"My father made him an offer he couldn't refuse."
The Godfather (1972)
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"And the promise is that the deal is so good that we can't refuse."
The Godfather (1972)

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"Whaddya gonna do? Nice college boy, eh? Didn't want to get mixed up in the Family business. And now ya wanna gun down a police captain. Why? Because he slapped ya in the face a little bit? Hah! What do you think this is, the Army where you shoot 'em a mile away? You've gotta get up close like this and, bada-bing, you blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit. C'mere. You're takin' this very personal."
The Godfather (1972)
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- "What the hell is this?"
- "It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes."
The Godfather (1972)

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- "So you're here? Why didn't you answer?"
- "Go get the butter."
- "I have to hurry. I have a cab downstairs waiting."
- "Go get the butter."
- "It makes me crazy! That you're so damned sure that I'm coming back here."

Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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"Attention! Attention! Ladies and gentlemen, attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way and we desperately need your help!"
Night of the Lepus (1972)
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- "Babs, Babs. Why isn't the eggman here? l'm starvin' to death for some eggs. Please, Babs, come in and give me some eggs."
- "l'm comin', Mama. l'm comin'. You can hold on."
- "Cotton, Cotton. Babs won't give me my eggs. Cotton, please come in here and give me my eggs."
- "Be in in a minute, Edie. Don't you worry. l'll fry ya up some, honey."
- "Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!"
Pink Flamingos (1972)

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"Kill everyone now! Condone first degree murder! Advocate cannibalism! Eat s--t! Filth are my politics! Filth is my life!"
Pink Flamingos (1972)

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- "She can't climb in that. It's too tight."
- "She's got nothing under it!"
- "Just panties. What else do l need?"

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

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- "Where's Regan?"
- "In here with us... Can you help an old altar boy, Father? Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it."
The Exorcist (1973)
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"What an excellent day for an exorcism."
The Exorcist (1973)
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"Keep away. The sow is mine!"
The Exorcist (1973)
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- "I'm gonna kick your ass around the block for drill, man."
- "You try it and I'll call the shore patrol."
- "I am the motherf--kin' shore patrol, motherf--ker! I am the motherf--kin' shore patrol! Give this man a beer."
- "I don't want a beer."
- "You're gonna have a f--kin' beer!"
The Last Detail (1973)

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- "Hi!"
- "Oh, hi. What's your name?"
- "Sunny. You know, I've been living here almost six months now. It's funny I've never met you before."
- "Oh, well, I work a lot."
- "I know. You're the cop who lives upstairs."
- "That's right."
- "Mind if I ask you a question?"
- "Go ahead."
- "What does a girl have to do to go to bed with you?"
- "Try knocking on the door?"
Magnum Force (1973)
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"That's a big chicken. What a way to go! To be pecked to death."
Sleeper (1973)

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"Sex and death. Two things that come once in a lifetime. But at least after death you're not nauseous."
Sleeper (1973)
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"Soylent Green is people!"
Soylent Green (1973)
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- "You not gonna stick around for your share?"
- "Naah, I'd only blow it."
The Sting (1973)
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The Sting

"Excuse me while I whip this out." (gasps and screams)
Blazing Saddles (1974)

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"Hold it. The next man makes a move, the nigger gets it."
Blazing Saddles (1974)

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FARTING SOUNDS AROUND CAMPFIRE
- "How about some more beans, Mr. Taggart?"
- "I'd say you've had enough!"

Blazing Saddles (1974)
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(singing) "I've been with thousands of men/again and again/they promise the moon/they're always coming and going and going and coming - and always too soon."
Blazing Saddles (1974)

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"Hello, handsome, is that a ten-gallon hat - or are you just enjoying the show?"
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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"Is it twue what they say about the way you people are gifted? (sound of zipper being opened) Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!"
Blazing Saddles (1974)

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- "Why would Hedley Lamarr care about where the choo-choo goes?"
- "Don't know. Mongo only pawn...in game of life."
Blazing Saddles (1974)

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- "Taggart."
- "Yes, sir."
- "I've decided to launch an attack that will reduce Rock Ridge to ashes."
- "What do you want me to do, sir?"
- "I want you to round up every vicious criminal and gunslinger in the West. Take this down: I want rustlers, cut-throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperadoes, mugs, pugs, thugs, nit-wits, half-wits, dim-wits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bush-whackers, horn-swagglers, horse-thieves, bull-dykes, train-robbers, bank-robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers, and Methodists! Ha, ha, ha, ha!"
- "Could you repeat that, sir?"
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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- "Qualifications?"
- "Rape, murder, arson, and rape."
- "You said 'rape' twice."
- "I like rape." (Ha, ha, ha - he'll do)
- "Charming. Sign right here."

Blazing Saddles (1974)
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"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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"Does anybody got a dime?...Somebody's gotta go back and get a s--tload of dimes."
Blazing Saddles (1974)
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Blazing Saddles

"I don't get tough with anybody, Mr. Gittes. My lawyer does."
Chinatown (1974)

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"You're a very nosy fellow, kitty-cat, huh? You know what happens to nosy fellows? Huh, no? Want to guess? Huh, no? OK. They lose their noses. Next time you lose the whole thing. (I) cut if off and feed it to my goldfish. Understand? Understand!?"
Chinatown (1974)

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"You may think you know what you're dealing with, but believe me, you don't....'Course I'm respectable. I'm old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough."
Chinatown (1974)
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"You see, Mr. Gittes, most people never have to face the fact (that at) the right time and the right place, they're capable of anything."
Chinatown (1974)

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- "Who is she? And don't give me that crap about your sister, because you don't have a sister."
- "I'll tell you, I'll tell you the truth."
- "Good. What's her name?"
- "Katherine."
- "Katherine who?"
- "She's my daughter."
- "I said, 'I want the truth.'"
- "She's my sister. She's my daughter. My sister, my daughter."
- "I said, 'I want the truth!'"
- "She's my sister and my daughter!...My father and I - understand? Or is it too tough for you?"
Chinatown (1974)
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"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."
Chinatown (1974)

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"Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel."
The Godfather, Part 2 (1974)

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"I make an offer he don't refuse. Don't worry."
The Godfather, Part 2 (1974)
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"My father taught me many things here. He taught me, 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.'"
The Godfather, Part 2 (1974)
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"I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."
The Godfather: Part 2 (1974)
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"I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart."
The Godfather, Part 2 (1974)
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- "Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?"
- "Certainly. You take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban."
Young Frankenstein (1974)

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- "What knockers!" (referring to giant door knockers)
- "Oh, thank you, Doctor."
Young Frankenstein (1974)

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"Put the candle back."
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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- "Good night, Herr Doctor."
- "Good night, Frau Bleucher." (followed by the whinnying and neighing of horses)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

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- "I am Frau Bleucher." (followed by the whinnying and neighing of horses)
- "Steady!"
- "How do you do? I am Dr. Fronkensteen. This is my assistant, Inga. May I present, Frau Blucher." (more horse sounds)
Young Frankenstein (1974)

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"Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and you're out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT! Oh, I think I love him."
Young Frankenstein (1974)
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- "You know, it's a puzzlement. There's always something I've wanted to ask you about that operation. You know, in the transference part, the monster got part of your wonderful brain. But what did you ever get from him?"
- "Mmmmmmmmmmm...!!"
- "No! Oh! I don't believe..! Oh! Ow! Oh! Oh! Oh, sweet mystery of life - at last I've found you!"

Young Frankenstein (1974)
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"Attica! Attica! Attica!..."
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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"$10,000 dollars for me by myself. For that, you get the head, the tail - the whole damn thing."
Jaws (1975)

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"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
Jaws (1975)

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- "I used to hate the water."
- "I can't imagine why."
Jaws (1975)

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- "If you so much as come near the Countess, I'll see that you never see the light of day again."
- "If a man said that to me, I'd break his neck."
- "I am a man."
- "Well, I mean a much shorter man."
Love and Death (1975)
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- "He was from my village. He was the village idiot!"
- "Yeah, what'd you do, place?"
Love and Death (1975)
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- "You're disgusting, but I love you."
- "Well, my disgustingness is my best feature."
Love and Death (1975)
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- "You are the greatest lover I've ever had."
- "Well, I practice a lot when I'm alone."
Love and Death (1975)
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- "Sex without love is an empty experience."
- "Yes, but as empty experiences go, it's one of the best."
Love and Death (1975)

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"The question is - have I learned anything about life? Only that, only that human beings are divided into mind and body. The mind embraces all the nobler aspirations, like poetry and philosophy, but the body has all the fun. The important thing, I think, is not to be bitter. You know, if it turns out that there is a god, I don't think that he's evil, I think that, that the worst you can say about him is that, basically, he's an under-achiever. After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. I mean, If you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean. The key here I think is to, to not think of death as an end, but think of it more as a very effective way of cutting down on your expenses. Regarding love, huh, you know, uh, what can you say? It's not the quantity of your sexual relations that count. It's the quality. On the other hand, if the quantity drops below once every eight months, I would definitely look into it. Well, that's about it for me folks. Goodbye."
Love and Death (1975)
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- "Look, you stupid bastard. You've got no arms left."
- "Yes I have."
- "Look!"
- "Just a flesh wound."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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"I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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"Bring out yer dead. Bring out yer dead. Bring out yer dead...."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
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"On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

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"They uh, was givin' me ten thousand watts a day, you know, and I'm hot to trot. The next woman takes me out is gonna light up like a pinball machine, and pay off in silver dollars."
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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"Don't make a bit of sense to me. If that's what being crazy is, then I'm senseless, out of it, gone down the road wacko, but no more no less."
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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"Say! One of you guys know how to Madison?"
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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"Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me... I wanna be dirrrrty! Thrill me, chill me, fulfill me... Creature of the night!"
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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"I'd like to do your hair some time."
Shampoo (1975)
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"You ever listen to women talk, man? Do you? Cuz I do 'til it’s running out my ears. I mean, I am on my feet all day listening to women talk and they only talk about one thing: how some guy f--ked them over. That’s all that’s on their minds. That’s all I ever hear about. Don’t you know that?... I mean, face it. They know we’re always tryin' to nail them and they don’t like it. They like it and they don’t like it."
Shampoo (1975)

"...We're under a lot of pressure, you know, and you put us there. Nothing's riding on this except the, uh, First Amendment to the Constitution, freedom of the press, and maybe the future of the country. Not that any of that matters, but if you guys f--k up again, I'm going to get mad. Goodnight."
All the President's Men (1976)

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"Follow the money....Just follow the money."
All the President's Men (1976)

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- "I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will."
- "Breasts, Mama. They're called 'breasts' and every woman has them."
Carrie (1976)

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"They're all gonna laugh at you."
Carrie (1976)

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"I don't recognize the right of this committee to ask me these kind of questions. And furthermore, you can all go f--k yourselves."
The Front (1976)
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- "You mean to say that those people know ahead of time when they're gonna die?"
- "That's right."
- "Oh, that's silly. What's the reason for that?"
- "That's the way things are - the way things have always been."
- "Yeah, it takes all the fun out of dying."
Logan's Run (1976)
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"Is it safe?"
Marathon Man (1976)
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"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is: 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot - I don't want you to write to your Congressman because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. (shouting) You've got to say, 'I'm a human being, god-dammit! My life has value!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!'"
Network (1976)

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"I want you to get up right now. Sit up. Go to your windows. Open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not gonna take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!...You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!' Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!'"
Network (1976)

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"I'm not sure she's capable of any real feelings. She's television generation. She learned life from Bugs Bunny. The only reality she knows comes to her from over the TV set."
Network (1976)

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"This was the story of Howard Beale, the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings."
Network (1976)
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"When things look bad, and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb mad dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is."
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

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"Yo, Adrian!"
Rocky (1976)

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"No!"
Silent Movie (1976)

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"Someday a real rain'll come and wash all the scum off the streets."
Taxi Driver (1976)
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"Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man."
Taxi Driver (1976)

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"You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f--k do you think you're talkin' to?"
Taxi Driver (1976)
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"I have a very pessimistic view of life. You should know this about me if we're gonna go out. You know, I - I feel that life is - is divided up into the horrible and the miserable. Those are the two categories, you know. The - the horrible would be like, um, I don't know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life. It's amazing to me. You know, and the miserable is everyone else. That's - that's - so - so - when you go through life - you should be thankful that you're miserable because you're very lucky to be miserable."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"...That's OK, we can walk to the curb from here."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"Hey, don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."
Annie Hall (1977)
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"(Oh, well, ha-ha) La-dee-da, la-dee-da. (La, la, yeah.)"
Annie Hall (1977)

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"Sex with you is really a Kafka-esque experience...I mean that as a compliment."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"I forgot my mantra."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"But I don't want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"A relationship, I think, is-is like a shark. You know, it has to constantly move forward or it dies, and I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."
Annie Hall (1977)

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"G - A - F - F (octave lower) - C"
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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"I am paying the rent, I will make-a-da rules. I like to take showers every morning and I don't like the panties drying on the rod. I like to cook so I will use the kitchen whenever I damn well please, and I am very particular about my condiments, so keep your salt and pepper to yourself. Plus, I play the guitar in the middle of the night whenever I cannot sleep and I meditate every morning complete with chanting and burning incense so if you've gotta walk around, I'd appreciate a little tip-toeing. Also, I sleep in the nude. Au buffo. Winter and summer, rain or snow, with the windows open, and because I may have to go to the potty or to the fridge in the middle of the night and because I don't want to put on jammies which I do not own in the first place - unless you're lookin' for a quick thrill or your daughter an advanced education - I would keep my door closed. Thems my rules and regulations, how does that grab ya?"
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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"You know, when you make it with some of these chicks, they think you gotta dance with 'em."
Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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"Keeping the British end up, Sir."
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
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"Your destiny lies along a different path from mine. The Force will be with you, always."
Star Wars (1977)

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- "Take care of yourself, Han. I guess that's what you're best at, isn't it?"
- "Hey, Luke. May the Force be with you."
Star Wars (1977)

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"Luke, the Force will be with you."
Star Wars (1977)

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"Use the Force, Luke. Let go...Luke, trust me."
Star Wars (1977)

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"Remember. The Force Will Be With You Always."
Star Wars (1977)

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"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought."
Star Wars (1977)

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"We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life."
Star Wars (1977)
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- "You must repair him! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them."
- "He'll be alright."
- "Argh! Argh!"
Star Wars (1977)
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- "(You guys up for a toga party?)"
- "Toga! Toga!"
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
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"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
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"Food fight!"
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)

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"No prisoners!"
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
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"What? Over? Did you say 'over'? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! ("Germans?" "Forget it, he's rolling.") And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough, the tough get goin'. Who's with me? Let's get goin'. Come on!"
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
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"Thank you, sir. May I have another?"
(National Lampoon's) Animal House (1978)
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- "Then you will rejoice in your heritage, and bless me for creating you! Bobby! You must understand your parents are of no importance! They were chosen for you! Now that they have served their purpose, they must disappear from your life! Bobby! Bobby!"
- "You freaked-out maniac!"
The Boys From Brazil (1978)

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- "I don't think about one shot that much any more, Mike."
- "You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that - they don't listen."
The Deer Hunter (1978)

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"Stanley, see this? This is this. This ain't somethin' else. This is this. From now on, you're on your own."
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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"I met this six year-old child with this blank, pale emotionless face, and the blackest eyes - the Devil's eyes.  I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil."
Halloween (1978)
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"Roger, as usual, you're wrong."
Hooper (1978)
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- "Easy Miss, I've got you."
- "You've got ME? Who's got YOU?"

Superman: The Movie (1978)
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"This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. "
Alien (1979)

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"Hey, at least I won't have to lie to you anymore."
All That Jazz (1979)
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"You're out of order! You're out of order! The whole trial is out of order! They're out of order! That man, that sick, crazy depraved man raped and beat that woman there, and he'd like to do it again! He told me so! It's just a show! It's a show! It's 'Let's Make a Deal!' Let's make a deal!"
...And Justice For All. (1979)

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"I was going to the worst place in the world, and I didn't even know it yet."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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"Terminate with extreme prejudice."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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"Never get out of the boat. Absolutely god-damn right. Unless you were goin' all the way."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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"I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know, that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smells (or smelled) like - victory."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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"Could we, uh, talk to Col. Kurtz?"
- "Hey, man, you don't, uh, you don't talk to the Colonel. Uh, uh, well, you listen to him. Uh, the man's enlarged my mind. Uh, uh, he's a poet warrior in the classic sense, uh. I mean sometimes he'll... uh... well, you'll say 'hello' to him, right? And he'll just walk right by you and he won't even notice you. And suddenly he'll grab ya, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, 'Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you'... I mean I'm... no, I can't... I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's... he's a great man! Uh, uh, I should have been a pair of ragged claws, uh, scuttling across floors of silent seas. I mean...Don't go without me..."

Apocalypse Now (1979)
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- "What did they tell you?"
- "They told me that you had gone totally insane and, uh, that your methods were unsound."
- "Are my methods unsound?"
- "I don't see any method at all, sir."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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"The horror...the horror."
Apocalypse Now (1979)

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"...as long as the roots are not severed, all is well, and all will be well in the garden."
Being There (1979)
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- "I don't know what you like. I'm sorry."
- "I like to watch, Eve."
- "What do you mean, you like to watch?"
- "I like to watch."
- "Oh, you mean me? You like to watch me - do, do it."
- "It's very good, Eve."
Being There (1979)
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"Huh? I am not a bum. I'm a jerk. I once had wealth, power, and the love of a beautiful woman. Now, I only have two things: my friends and, uh, my thermos. Huh? My story? OK. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi... "
The Jerk (1979)

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"The new phonebook's here. The new phonebook's here!"
The Jerk (1979)
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"And I don't need any of this! I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything - except this (referring to an ashtray), this ashtray, and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need, too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this! The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. Well, what are you looking at? What do you think I am, some kind of a jerk or something? And this! And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair."
The Jerk (1979)

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- "My second ex-wife is writing a book about our marriage and the break-up."
- "That's really tacky."
- "It's really depressing, you know. She's gonna give all those details out, all my little idiosyncrasies, and my quirks and mannerisms, and... not that I have anything to hide because, you know... but there are a few disgusting little moments that I regret."
- "It's just gossip, you know, and gossip is the new pornography."
Manhattan (1979)

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"Listen. You shouldn't ask me for advice. When it comes to relationships with women, I'm the winner of the August Strindberg award."
Manhattan (1979)

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"All right, why is life worth living? That's a very good question. Uhm, well, there are certain things I-I guess that make it worthwhile. Uh, like what? Okay. Uhm, for me, ah, ooh, I would say - what, Groucho Marx, to name one thing. Uh, uhmm, and Willie Mays, and uhm, uh, the Second Movement of the Jupiter Symphony. And uhm, Louis Armstrong recording Potatohead Blues. Uhm, Swedish movies, naturally, Sentimental Education by Flaubert, uh, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra. Uhm, those incredible apples and pears by Cézanne. Uh, the crabs at Sam Wo's. Uhm, Tracy's face.."
Manhattan (1979)
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"Six months isn't so long. (Not) everybody gets corrupted. Can't you have a little faith in people?"
Manhattan (1979)
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"He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy."
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

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- "Fozzie, where did you learn to drive?"
- "I took a correspondence course."
The Muppet Movie (1979)

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"Do your parents know that you're Ramones?"
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
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"Can you dig it? Can you dig it? Can. You. Dig. It?"
The Warriors (1979)
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"Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, come out to play-i-ay."
The Warriors (1979)

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