Post Titles

Some time ago someone contacted me asking where I got my titles for each post. Good question -- 99% are movie lines. Being utterly boring without much of a life, I live through movies. I speak in movie lines that only Rusty gets and understands . . . though sometime in July I did say aloud to Rusty that it was to be "my pearl on Sundays" . . . and it was still only Saturday evening. Well Miss Marina was visiting and jumped all over that line, recognizing it immediately from Pride And Prejudice. Brava, Marina.

Also, within many of the posts there are additional movie lines . . . just so you know. Anyway, here's the list of movies . . . with the understanding that Lawrence of Arabia is the greatest movie ever made:
  • Gentlemen, after a nice little vacation, looks like we’re back it again. Crimson Tide
  • I left my thimbles and socialist reading material at home. Stranger Than Fiction
  • It’s odd how one’s mind slips sideways in a place like this. Enchanted April
  • Garbage. All I've been thinkin' about all week is garbage. I mean, I just can't stop thinkin' about it. Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • Tell me what you’ve done that hell yawns before you. Gone With The Wind
  • Ain't a thing I can do about it. African Queen
  • I was running! Forrest Gump
  • Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. Airplane
  • I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. The Silence of the Lambs
  • One wrong move and that dog will tear you to shreds. The Thin Man
  • See the way the handle on those pruning shears matches her gardening clogs? That's not an accident. American Beauty
  • I think this just might be my masterpiece. Inglorious Basterds
  • The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts. Lawerence of Arabia
  • I don't wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. The Departed
  • This is me taking back control of my life. What the fuck have you done lately? Wanted
  • Anyone interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery? The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Where's my wandering parakeet? The Philadelphia Story
  • Well, Clarice . . . have the lambs stopped screaming? Silence of the Lambs
  • Will I get in trouble for that? Hancock
  • I told those guys what they wanted to hear . . . I said, Uh, yeah, sure. But it was all lies. The Godfather II
  • Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • This is either madness or brilliance. It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.  Pirates of the Caribbean
  • In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and SNAP, the job's a game. Mary Poppins
  • Now . . . bring me that horizon. Pirates of the Caribbean
  • I don't like the way you say with your face all scrunched up, "you're French, aren't you?" French Kiss
  • A toast before we go into battle: True love . . . in whatever shape or form it may come. May We All In Our Dotage Be Proud To Say, "I Was Adored Once." Four Weddings And a Funeral
  • We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity, for a time. Notorious
  • You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. It's a Wonderful Life.
  • The beginning of the end of the end of the beginning has begun. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • This? Why, I Can Make A Hat Or A Brooch Or A Pterodactyl . . . . Airplane
  • Oh, we're going to talk about me again, are we? Goody. The Philadelphia Story
  • In this. . . grave . . . hour - fuck fuck fuck - perhaps the most fateful in our history - bugger shit shit. The King's Speech
  • I hope that you've had enough to drink. It's going to take courage. Lost In Translation
  • Sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks. Forrest Gump
  • Maybe we could express ourselves more fully if we say it without words. The Darjeeling Limited
  • I'd make you most unhappy, most. That is, I'd do my best to. The Philadelphia Story
  • I understand we understand each other. The Philadelphia Story
  • It was the ants. Medicine Man 
  • I couldn’t even begin to think about knowing how to answer that question. Royal Tenenbaums
  • But most of the time all you need is a stick of gum, a pocket knife, and a smile. Spygame
  • Leave the gun, take the cannoli. The Godfather
  • He was beheaded! Such things happen in the best families. In fact, usually in the best families. Downton Abbey
  • We all go haywire at times and if we don't, maybe we ought to. The Philadelphia Story
  • Then God be blessed, it is the bless├Ęd sun. Taming of the Shrew
  • The code is more of what you’d call a guideline than actual rules. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 
  • Never trust a sailor on dry land. Atonement
  • Holy mackerel. What goes on here? The Philadelphia Story
  • Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary. Dead Poets Society
  • Tell four footmen to call me in time for lunch, will you. The Philadelphia Story
  • You’re either very smart . . . or incredibly stupid. Enemy of the State
  • I'm Jack's complete lack of surprise. Fight Club
  • Good God, woman, must everything be a full-scale debate with you? Medicine Man
  • This is one of those days that the pages of history teach us are best spent lying in bed. The Philadelphia Story
  • War is too important to be left to politicians. Dr. Strangelove
  • Most eggheads want to talk it away. Crimson Tide
  • Little ducks, there's trouble in Russia. Crimson Tide
  • Ah, well, we can’t all be lion tamers. Lawrence of Arabia
  • It’s been a very revealing ten seconds. Stranger Than Fiction
  • Remember, you’re proud, happy, and thrilled. Apollo 13
  • When did Noah build the ark, Gladys? Before the rain. Spygame
  • If I fake it, then I don’t have it. What About Bob?
  • Every time I turn my back it wants to go wild again. Out of Africa
  • Must we ride in this thing? Wouldn’t we be more comfortable on pogo sticks? The Philadelphia Story
  • No, Sir. We have a Safeway back home. Spygame
  • Operation Dinner Out is a go. Confirm. Spygame
  • It must have been Tuesday. He was wearing his “cornflower blue” tie. Fight Club
  • The next day we started his tradecraft. Spygame
  • And as good cooks go, she went. Mrs. Miniver
  • It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. Lord of the Rings
  • I feel as though I’d lived through all of this before in another life. The Philadelphia Story
  • The first rule of Fight Club: you do not talk about Fight Club. Fight Club
  • My fear is my concern. Lawrence of Arabia
  • Aqaba is over there. It is only a matter of going. Lawrence of Arabia
  • It is recognized that you have a funny sense of fun. Lawrence of Arabia
  • I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Casablanca
  • If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Quote from Katharine Hepburn
  • I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Godfather
  • When will you make an end? When I am finished. The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • I’ll have what she’s having. When Harry Met Sally
  • Gone to the dogs. Gone to the Dogs
  • Things are not what they seem, nor are the otherwise. Traditional Buddha saying
  • I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful. What About Bob?
  • Bend and snap . . . . Legally Blonde
  • Big things have small beginnings. Lawrence of Arabia
  • Like so many others, I had become a slave to the Ikea nesting instinct. Fight Club
  • It could work. Young Frankenstein
  • Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night. All About Eve
  • And thus began our longest journey together. To Kill A Mockingbird
  • No wire hangers, ever! Mommy Dearest
  • The stuff that dreams are made of. The Maltese Falcon
  • Need to know basis. Shrek the Third
  • Things Fall Apart. Things Fall Apart Novel, by Chinua Achebe
  • And speaking of nuts . . . Best in Show
Yes, despite the image above, I still hate a portmaneau.