Loved the line but the movie wore.me.out.! Know who said it and the movie reference (WITHOUT doing a search to find out!)??
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REVISED: Forget my Fun Monday post (even though it was TOTALLY "busting out"!)…the comment thread here has been the funnest part of my Monday with the premiere of the "Steve & Min" show…! Silly wabbits…tricks are for kids!
who couldn’t know this? Mel Gibson, Braveheart.
We just watched 300 – was it from that? I remember hearing this line before, but can’t remember.
OH – I just looked it up. I was WAY off.
Of course, OF COURSE you would know…..
Karmyn, yep, close, but no cigar :).
A few more…
“There is no retreat, only into submission and slavery.”
“If you would just lead them to freedom, they would follow you.”
“Tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”
I love Braveheart. One of my favorite movies. I can see how it could wear you out. It must be a guy thing to think of overcoming the bad guy 🙂
Love the new style.
I didn’t know. I had to come to find out. My husband would be ashamed of me.
Believe it or not, but I’ve never seen Braveheart!! But one of my favorite movies is French Kiss…and a few quotes from there…
“you people make my a$$ twitch!”
“express, not repress…”
Grace, I also loved:
“They fought like warrior poets…”
“The Almighty says don’t change the subject; just answer the *&%^ing question. ” (sorry, one of the few funny, lighter moments of the movie…;) ).
“…men don’t follow titles, they follow courage.”
MikeY, I’ve seen parts of the movies forever, never watched it in its entirety until last night. The most graphically violent movie I’ve ever seen, and it was made 12 years ago! I’m trying to think of when I’ve seen more heads rolling, blood gushing, body parts flying, more diversity in how to kill a man…and nothing else comes to mind! What a story, though….
Heather, shhhh! Your secret is safe with me!
Claudia, ha! I don’t remember those lines, but Kevin Klein’s miserably butchered French accent cracked me up, and how could you not love Ryan’s character?!
How funny! Great minds DO think alike!
I have no idea where this one comes from, but I LOVE the line.
When did you change you look? I thought I stopped by here yesterday and it wasn’t like this! I LOVE IT!!
My favorite part is when he speaks to the princess in Latin, and french about being a barbarian.
Beautiful scenery too.
Actually, I thought his French accent was pretty good! And his french too!
Susan, THANKS! I’ve had this in mind for a while, but Jules tinkered around with it over the weekend…and then again today (the header went from red to black and ME LOVEY the change!!!). Sooo, it’s not like it happened months ago when you went on hiatus or anything…it didn’t change until you came out of retirement.
Christine, I LOVED that part, too…and also the looks he and Murron exchanged (s i g h).
Claudia, you didn’t think it was campy?? That made it funny to me :). OOoo la la on his french, though ;).
This quote seems like a distant cousin to one attributed to the dead stoic philosopher / Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Rumor has it he once said (long before he became a marble bust and his mouth was frozen in close-lipped silence, of course): “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
For the record, I didn’t know this myself until just a few minutes ago when I decided to see what other lovely quotes there were about living and dying. I mean, it’s not like I spend all my free time studying dead stoic philsophers. (I much prefer studing the dead skeptics. But you don’t have to believe that if you don’t want to. I’m not even sure I do.)
I think I should cut back on my caffeine.
It wasn’t Aurelius, It was Cassius. Aurelius likes to take credit for eveything…I even heard he was trying to take credit for saying, “Miss Daisy, I’m tryin’ to drive you to the sto!”
Ah, thanks for the clarification. That darn Aurelius – I suspect he suffered from low self-esteem just like all those other Roman Emperors.
This makes me question other quotes attributed to that rascal. Maybe you can help me out here…did Aurelius coin the phrase, “Make my day”? How about “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me”? Hmm…now that you mention it, it sure doesn’t make much sense that he claimed to have said, “I am Spartacus!”
Back to history class for me…but first, another cup of coffee…
Hmmm, what’s going on with you two, Stevee and Mindee? Hijacking my blog for a little show-off session of “Name that Philosophic Emperor??
“At my signal, unleash hell”?
(wait, dang it, I’m called away…I’ll be back, but go ahead, y’all are totally entertaining me)
Let’s see…”At my signal, unleash hell” is from…um…Dante? No, Eve Plumb (as Jan Brady) in the “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” episode of The Brady Bunch.
Give me a hint, was Hell the name of a dachshund? Or could it have been one of “The Thin Man” series?
I’m thinking Adlai Stevenson to Harry Truman…Unleash Hell Harry!!
On the other hand, didn’t Ruth Gordon say something like that to Bud Cort?
Wait…I’m wrong. Jan said “At my signal, unleash Tiger” in that episode. Maybe that’s why he disappeared from later episodes?
Min might be right…but I have one more guess. Was it Paul Reubens talking to himself…in a darkened theater? Wait, this is a PG-rated blog.
Um…I think it was the stage manager at a Carpenter’s concert preparing Karen and Richard for their grand entrance.
Okay, guys, your answers are just a wee bit off. How ’bout this one:
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
Didn’t Cassius say “I’m the purtiest thang you evah did see!”?
The stage manager said “Aren’t you going to eat that lettuce?”
I’m headed to bed gigglin’…y’all are six shades of messed up. 🙂 Glad you stepped into the fray, Peter (or is it frey? or freigh?).
Surprise me with some more fun in the morning all you night owls and vampires and Central, Mountain or Pacific Time Zone peeps…or heck, whatever my International bluddies are called…!
You might think you’ve stumped me this time, Robin, but you’d be wrong. (BTW, are you sure we’re a wee bit off on the other quote?)
I know this one.
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
That was Sammy Hagar upon learning via a text message from Eddie that he was no longer a member of Van Halen.
Wait…no…I’m wrong about that. Sammy just said, “Oh, $#*%.”
The “unknown” quote was from HAL 9000 in 2001, A Space Odyssey. It got cut in the final round of edits, though, and was replaced by “Don’t do that Dave. It hurts. I can feel it.”
Fear itself…this reeks of JFK but has the flow of Virgil. So what did ever happen to David Lee Roth?
Diamond Dave, who is nearly as well known for his philosophical take on life (“might as well jump” will certainly be a pivotal concept in his upcoming book, “The Tao of Dave – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philosophy with David Lee Roth”) as his stint as an EMT in NYC, is rumored to be rejoining VH for a tour beginning in October.
Coincidentally, I think the band is planning a concept album based on Virgil’s Aeneid. I might be wrong about that, though.
Why not? Symphony X has done it with “The Odyssey”. Did you hear that David Spade may have the title roll in the film of Beowulf..no wait…I think he’s playing Grendel.
“woof” Rin Tin Tin. I know my dog quotes.
As for marble busts, wasn’t that in the previous post??
Well as I understand it, Beowulf is being produced as computer-animated film…and while Spade’s diminutive size would make for faster rendering time due to the need for fewer pixels, I have a hard time believing they’d choose him over Kevin Costner for either role, considering Costner’s inimitable talent for accents and dialects.
(By the way, if I sound at all like I know anything about which I am writing, it’s solely due to the the ubiquity of Wikipedia…or what I like to call UbiqWiki.) (Actually, I’ve never called it that until that previous parenthetical comment, and I think I’ll need some more experience with the new word before I can honestly say I like using it. However, after one use, I’m inclined not to like it because it’s hard to pronounce in my head.)
I am aware of Symphony X, by the way. This knowledge did not come because of Ubiqwiki. I just knew it already.
(I’ve already decided. I don’t like the word Ubiqwiki after all.)
Oh God! Who left the cage door open and let all the UbiqWiki out?
Kevin Kostner? Is he the one that said, “I don’t want to be like everyone else…I want everyone else to be like me?”
…well, he should have.
WTF! David Lee Roth became David Spade??? Why am I the last to know?
THIS is where all the FUN MONDAY went. Wow. There’s a party going on right here.
Did you catch that line?
Karmyn, Shhhh! I think Steve’s having a rhetorical conversation and he’s forgotten that we’re here.
Tell Willowtree that I thought the only thing that Karen Carpenter ate was lettuce. I’d tell him myself, but we aren’t on speaking terms.
There I was, sleeping peacefully, imagining myself having a lovely, relaxing rhetorical conversation and suddenly I am awakened by yelling from across the virtual room.
Did I miss the party? What? David Lee Roth was here? Singing Carpenter’s cover tunes? I’ll bet his version of “Rainy Days and (Fun) Mondays” rocked. And Costner was here, too? Did he sing that chart-topping mega-hit, “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” from the soundtrack to The Postman? And who sang the Amy Grant part?
Wow…the room’s a mess. UbiqWiki droppings everywhere. You know you’re not supposed to feed them lettuce after midnight. Get David Spade in here to clean this up.
so: 1) what’s the prize? 2) 300 is the best movie I’ve seen in YEARS. It rivals Braveheart.
Willowtree, probably happened when you still had dial-up.
Ah, man, Steve & Min…are y’all losing steam? Geez.
Of course, 1) I don’t believe you’ve identified ALL the quotes I’ve thrown out there, thereby disqualifying you from any potential prize packages (you can ask Steve & Min…I give some gooood prizes!). They’re worthy opponents. 2) wtheck does THAT have to do with anything? lol, sounds like more blood and guts to me and I’m still getting over the last round of heads rollin…:/
Hey, I just needed a break so I could get some sleep. Plus, all my research assistants had to go home. (Darn curfews.)
If a prize had been offered, methinks this would have been a much different conversation. That last prize package I won? It sold for almost seventy bucks on Ebay. Er…what I MEANT to say was, I Really Valued Every Carefully Chosen and Customized Gift and Gaze Fondly Upon Each One at Least Twice a Day.
$70 bucks??? Sell!Sell!Sell! 🙂 (hey…only twice a day??)
[Um…yeah, just twice a day. Er…1) from sunrise to sunset and then…2) like around four in the morning for maybe ten minutes or so (don’t ask).]
What a hoot. The comments are a riot – all the Roman emperor history too. But I’m confused. Isn’t the first comment the right answer? I can hear Mel’s Scottish accent reverberating in my brain. That’s totally the best quote of all time.
YES! It was Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart. History tells us an AMAZING hero (Wallace, not Gibson).
And, Steve, you got the last two quotes correctly…since you pawned the last prize pack, no cercies (or sursees) for YOU >:(!
I love the movie Braveheart.
OH, you guys really know how to randomly apply comments. Darn, makes me wish I had a better memory for movie quotes so that I could intelligently butt in.
No need for memory, joeinvegas. It’s all about the Wiki. In fact, I’m not even a real person. I’m a cleverly disguised web search agent. My personality AI might be primitive (ask Min), but my trivia retriving capabilities are unmatched.
Joe, Ditto spwriter aka steve aka Min’s Caveman. They’ve been smokin’ pencil shavings or something…!
I thought it was from Monty Python.
And I’ve seen Braveheart.
I am undone.
You and me both, Catez…you and me both :D.