and/or written by
can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced
the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.'"
Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
is the sort of English up with which I will not put."
Churchill, referring to ending a sentence with a preposition--or maybe
not doing so.
||The Penguin Dictionary of Quotations attributes this to "Marginal comment
on state document, quoted in Sir Ernest Gower's Plain Words."
I do anything wrong today, or has the world always been like this and
I've been too wrapped up in myself to notice?'"
Dent (written by Douglas Adams)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book version of quote)
Black squcked his thrug till all he could whupple was geep.
"'Geep,' whuppled the parrot."
God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
Carlson (played by Gordon Jump)
in Cincinnati, the Turkey Drop episode
you have some liniment I'll put it on my dignity,' Mrs. Whatsit said,
still supine. 'I think it's sprained.'"
Wrinkle in Time
I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large; I contain multitudes.)"
know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have
been changed several times since then."
(written by Lewis Carroll)
future is whatever you make it - so make it a good one!"
Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd)
To The Future, Part III
ain't over until it's over, and then it's really over."
Blocher, paraprasing Yogi Berra ("It ain't over until it's over") and
Kisha was John's science teacher. His quote: "Nothing happens until it
happens, and then it really happens."
not my fault (mea culpa)
I'm not to blame (mea culpa)"
Claude Frollo (and priests)
||Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
can't ask Lassie questions, Mom. She'll only bark at you."
(played by Jon Provost)
||Lassie (early 1960s tv version)
makes me laugh."
Rabbit (voiced by Kathleen Turner)
Framed Roger Rabbit?
a certain amount of hurry-up involved."
Starr (Richard Starkey)
my own soul, my own spark of divine fire!"
Henry Higgins (played by Rex Harrison, book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner)
Eggs/Oh, baby, how I love your legs."
lyrics to the tune that became "Yesterday"
much time and so little to do! Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you."
Wonka (played by Gene Wilder)
Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
by Jack Ziegler
in Time Magazine (or was it Newsweek ?). The cartoon
appeared in a book called Hamburger Madness
rise, but I won't shine."
(written by Tennessee Williams)
a ramblin' kind of kangaroo."
on a story by Mike McNevin Hayes, or was it Rand Graham? D.M. Rowles?
then everyone was run over by a truck."
to Write Good" by Michael O'Donoghue (later used in a story by DM Rowles
or Fax Goodlife; I forget which)
Clarion '77 catchphrase
to go, people to be."
possible I made this up.
|"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."
(as the Dread Pirate Roberts). Written by William Goldman.
is what you are in the dark."
John Whorfin (played by John Lithgow)
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), in response to being called a "fair maiden"
Trek, "The Squire of Gothos"
that there's anything wrong with that."
"No, not at all."
Seinfeld et al.
the "I'm not gay" episode
on the grass, look out!"
Thurber, suggesting alternative to Gertrude Stein's "Pigeons on the grass,
in Lanterns and Lances
only the snow can begin to explain
how children are apt to forget to remember
with up so floating many bells down)"
lived in a pretty how town
do you like your blue-eyed boy
To Tell if Your Dog is a Space Alien"
"Invisible Aliens From Space Among Us"
headlines (on successive weeks as I recall), early 1979
World News ?
centuries (or so) ago, in a country whose name doesn't matter, there was
a tall, skinny, straggly-bearded old wizard named Prospero, and not the
one you are thinking of, either."
Face in the Frost
all part of the rich tapestry of life."
Inspector Clousseau (Peter Sellers), original line probably written by
when things are going very badly, original expression from A Shot in
stick to that story, son."
Hard Day's Night
of Morse Road Public Library
OH, circa 1984
reliable is he?' Arthur gave a hollow laugh. 'How shallow is the ocean?
How cold is the sun?'"
Long and Thanks for All the Fish
a moral imperative."
Knight (played by Val Kilmer), possibly quoting from the movie Silkwood
a bit, Brother."
Python and the Holy Grail
human heart in conflict with itself."
quoted by Harlan Ellison
not going to keep on pretending I'm asleep, Albert."
and His Dog" by Harlan Ellison
vicious pumas in the cravasses."
||"Cabbage," The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers
is blind, Your Excellency, and she may be led around by anyone."
Williams as Don Diego de la Vega
Fights His Father" episode, Zorro (Disney, 1958)
no quarrel with history, but I am often appalled by the people who make
Williams as Diego de la Vega
Fights His Father" episode, Zorro (Disney, 1958)
kind of fun to do the impossible."
of my Disneyland t-shirts has this quote on it
|"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
|Leonardo da Vinci
||quoted by J. Michael Straczynski in Babylon 5 DVD commentary