Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekly Inspiration: One-Liners

When I work out, I like to watch TV. It's the only thing that distracts me from the monotony of the treadmill. Unfortunately, when my favorite shows go on their annoying winter hiatus, I'm forced to scan the Netflix archives for something decent to watch. Today I stumbled upon a fairly boring - yet surprisingly gory - film called "Ironclad."  I'd never heard of it; chances are you haven't either. I wouldn't bother. Except...

There's a scene between the stoic Templar knight and the young and beautiful wife of the lord of the castle. Naturally the lord is old and "uninterested" in his wife, so her roving eye falls on the handsome knight, who is doing his very best to stay away from her. Of course she continues to pursue him, handling his sword (I kid you not) and asking if she's holding it properly, just in case she needs to defend herself. Cheese-o-rama. But then, just when I think I'm going to have to look for something else to watch, the knight comes along with one of those great one-liners that I just can't resist: "I fight so you don't have to."

I admit it - I'm a sucker for a good line. Take, for example, Daniel Day-Lewis in "The Last of the Mohicans:" "No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."

Outta my way, lady!
Clark Gable in "Gone With the Wind." Ryan Gosling in "The Notebook." Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice."

They all have great one-liners (it helps that they're all hot, too. Yes, even Clark). Sure, on their own the lines might seem a little over the top, but if there's enough blood, sweat, and tears to raise the stakes high enough (or if you're Michael Fassbender, in pretty much any situation), you can ask me my sign and I'll probably fall for it.

What about you? Are you a sucker for a good movie line? Feel free to share any favorites I may have missed!

And happy weekend, all!


Jenny S. Morris said...

I'm not sure about the one-liners. I am a sucker for a beautifully captured scene though. They can say the cheesiest line, and if they film it properly I swoon. Then I say, wow that was a cheesy line. LOL.

Great choices.

kerry2642 said...

Yes. I have a few.. Bette Davis: "What a dump".. Dorothy: "Auntie Em..Auntie Em".. and Clark Gable.. "Quite Frankly my Dear "I don't give a damn".. Love the blog.. as usual.. hugs "AK"

Jen Daiker said...

Your blog is fantastic! Just came across it today and I'm here to stay for sure!

My husband an I just got a gym membership because the hubs love to workout while watching TV. I joined for the classes! Kick boxing next Tuesday, woohoo!

As far as lines I'm a sucker for the chick flick ones. I can't think of any, but I know I love a ton of them! No matter how awful the movie is, the sappy love ones get me!

Mara Rae said...

Hi Jen! Thanks so much for being here :) Your blog looks fabulous. I'm a follower now so I'm sure you'll catch me in the comments soon!

Cacy said...

So I'm super late in commenting here, but I can't resist because my favorite one-liner makes me go all melty on the inside every time I think of it. It's from a 1930's romantic comedy called "The Gay Deception."

In one scene the main character is arguing with the love interest (as usual) and says, "Well, you're not perfect. For one thing, your nose is crooked."

"Really?" he says. "I didn't know that. Well, I can have that fixed." And then he asks what else she'd fix about him if she could.

So she proceeds to tell him all the things she finds annoying about him, and it's a pretty good list she's got going too. Then when she winds it down he says:

"How about this? I'll change all that, if you stay exactly as you are."

Swoooon. They knew how to write movies in those black-and-white days. (Also, can you tell I've watched this movie A LOT)