In keeping with my penchant for pop culture, today's Thursday Thirteen features a baker's dozen of my favorite movie quotes. Some are probably familiar; there may be a handful that aren't quite as well-known. The one thing they have in common is that I have whipped them out and dropped them into conversation more times than I can count.
So settle back into your reclining theater seat, take a hit off that ginormous soda you got roped into buying at the concession stand and take a trip though my cinematic history.
PS: the quotes are in chronological order. Asking me to pick a favorite is like asking the paparazzi to choose between Madge/A Rod/Guy and Sienna Miller making out with Balthazar Getty. Can't be done.
No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.
~ Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
~ The Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan) in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.
~ Marie (Lauren Bacall) in To Have and Have Not (1944)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.
~ Mame (Rosalind Russell) in Auntie Mame (1958)
I've had hangovers before, but this time, even my hair hurts.
~ Brad Allen (Rock Hudson) in Pillow Talk (1959)
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?
~ Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) in The Graduate (1967)
I am the author. You are the audience. I outrank you!
~ Franz Liebkind (Kenneth Mars) in The Producers (1967)
The horror... the horror...
~ Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) in Apocalypse Now (1979)
So I got that going for me, which is nice.
~ Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) in Caddyshack (1980)
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.
~ David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) in This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.
~ Annelle (Daryl Hannah) in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Wow, you've turned into a right sexy wee bastard. Do you know that?
~ May Mackenzie (Brenda Fricker) in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?... They call it a Royale with cheese.
— Vincent Vega (John Travolta) in Pulp Fiction (1994)