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So many geek movies, so many quotes

Many geeks pride themselves on being able to carry on entire conversations using only film quotes. Read these nine geek movie quotes and then share your favorite lines from geeky films.

As I pointed out in our discussion of the ultimate geek movie, many geeks can carry out an entire conversation by only quoting certain movies; in fact, when it comes to Monty Python, I think it's one of the things that all geeks should be able to do. But it's important to mix things up; after all, only quoting one movie can get dull. So, here is a list of classic geek movie quotes to get you started on expanding your ability to speak in geek movie talk.

  • "No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment." - Man with dead body, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I like to use this one when my geek is sick.
  • "We'll call it a draw" - The Black Knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This is a great way to end any dispute.
  • "Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women." - Quint, Jaws. This one is just plain funny. You can also use it in a pinch when you're put on the spot to give a toast.
  • "At least I'm housebroken." - The Dude, The Big Lebowski. Friends of ours put this on their wedding favors.
  • "Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist." - Westley, The Princess Bride. This is a great one for teaching the kids about irony.
  • "Remember what Bilbo used to say: 'It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.'" - Frodo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Not geeky in and of itself, but it's still a lovely sentiment. I try to lose my feet every time I step out into the world.
  • "Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy (animal)." - Jules, Pulp Fiction. Edited for our office-friendly environment.
  • "Honey, you got real ugly." - Ash, Army of Darkness. I admit to hearing this on occasion first thing in the morning, when my curly hair is wild, and I still have morning breath.
  • "It's Doctor Evil. I didn't spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called 'mister,' thank you very much." - Dr. Evil, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Show some respect.

This is not a definitive list -- these are just the quotes that most frequently come to my mind. Please share your favorite geek quotes in the discussion.

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219 comments
jrudge
jrudge

42 (Life the universe & everything) - still looking for the right question

acarl0513
acarl0513

"Open the pod bay doors, please, Hal." I am so disappointed nothing from "2001" showed up! "Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move." "I know I've made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. And I want to help you." The list goes on.

msiemanowski
msiemanowski

Dude, your being very undude. Also, I am the walrus. Donnie, shut the F*ck up! Your out of your element. And lastly, Your like a child who walks into the middle of a theater.

homebrewmike
homebrewmike

My personal favorite: "Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!"

JeffreyLD
JeffreyLD

Short Circuit Movies: "Input, must have input!" "Johnny 5 not a machine, Johnny is alive" "Hey Laserlips, your mamma was a snowblower" "Heere's Johnny!"

pjb66
pjb66

When yer in deep doo doo..... Lost in time, surrounded by evil, low on gas!!

antonio.barra
antonio.barra

"I'll be back", one of the coolest, short and ever quotable film lines...

gwd3
gwd3

Razchak: "I need a corporal - you're it until you're dead or I find someone better." "Come on you apes - do you want to live forever"

Tekkless
Tekkless

your smelt of elderberries. And: "I got better." (villager who claimed that a witch had turned him into a newt.)

WorkflowGuru
WorkflowGuru

"Roll! Roll! Roll in ze hay!" "Nice grouping." "Footshteps! Footshteps!" "He would have an enormous schwanzstucker!" "That goes without saying." "Woof!" "What'll we throw in now?" "Abby someone." "Stay close to the candles. The stairway can be treacherous."

WorkflowGuru
WorkflowGuru

"Aziz, LIGHT!...Much better, thank you, Aziz." "In 300 years, when Evil returns, so...shall...we." "BIG badda boom!" "...IF we make it to the fog..." "Nice hat." "Evil begets evil, Mr. President." Virtually every one of Chris Tucker's lines -- are we green? "We're saved!" "I'm screwed." (award here goes to the marvelous editing) "Oh, so you ARE merchants after all." "They're...NOT ready."

LedLincoln
LedLincoln

They're being added faster than I can read them! :)

palmerlarryray
palmerlarryray

I'm fond of quotes from the movie Tombstone. Doc Holiday: I'm your huckleberry. Doc Holiday (on the comment he was so drunk he was seeing double): I have two guns... One for each of you. Doc Holiday: Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him. Wyatt Earp: You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed? If you hadn't guessed, Doc was my favorite character from the movie.

marct
marct

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning... The smell, you know that gasoline smell... Smells like, victory"

stpmt11
stpmt11

Apparently I've just fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders, the most well-known of which is this... Never wage a Land War in Asia! But only slightly less well-known is this.. Never put up a TR post without reading the previous posts and responses.

ctavares
ctavares

Or... "It means: Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, because Kansas is going bye-bye" - The Matrix

ctavares
ctavares

What about... "Houston, we have a problem!"

oldbaritone
oldbaritone

Listen, I'm a politician which means I'm a cheat and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops. Jeffrey Pelt, in "The Hunt for Red October"

wmoseley
wmoseley

"Don't corpse-camp the idea, it won't rez" - maybe the greatest geek line ever

Jindicator
Jindicator

Since most of mine have already been posted, here are a few others: "Because we were inverted." Top Gun (probably gets quoted too often but is a well known quote). "I'm your Huckleberry." Tombstone "The hardest part about this is the cleanup afterwards." Kung Fu Panda Not really a movie, but some RPG's tend to be movie like so here goes "The algorithms I have been programmed with do not support the comprehension of illogical human thought." KOS-MOS in Xenosaga: Der Wille zur Macht.

RFATech
RFATech

"I talk to the g*ddamned customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills, I am good at dealing with people! WHY CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?!"

RFATech
RFATech

Not really a geek movie but "We can't stop here, this is bat country" is completely applicable when cruising through areas with "challenging" users.

lscranton
lscranton

Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da' help! * First Jive Dude: Say 'e can't hang, say seven up! Jive Lady: Jive ass dude don't got no brains anyhow! Hmmph! Airplane, 1980 * but applies nicely to some of my co-workers...

K_Green
K_Green

Danger Will Robinson! -- Lost In Space ... remember, no matter where you go, there you are. -- The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension I'll be back. -- Terminator No Mister Bond, I expect you to die! -- Goldfinger There can be only one! -- Highlander An?l nathrach, orth? bh?is?s bethad, do ch?l d?nmha -- Excalibur , the Charm of Making Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass. -- The Fifth Element

haycritter
haycritter

"If you hadn't noticed we are at the corner of No and Where" - Great for when techies get into a lengthy discussion that leds to nowhere.

DMambo
DMambo

The Simpsons, especially. My favorite, Clancy Wiggum walks in the front door of his home - "Sarah, Ralphie, it's me, Chief Wiggum" Ralphie Wiggum - (to a crying Marge) "Your eyes need diapers". Or (while in a space museum) "I found a moonrock in my nose" Absolutely anything from the mouth of Martin. And who can resist Nelson's "HA-ha"

acontell
acontell

Hey Wyatt, in your dream did I yak in your sink? - Weird Science

asampson
asampson

When a developer solves a solution faster than expected, the best quote is from Superman 2, "Kneel before Zod".

blieffring
blieffring

Reverend Johnson: Oh Lord. Do we have the strength to carry on this mighty task in one night? Or are we just j...ing off? Townspeople: Amen. Reverend: Amen.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

[i]I have a mind to fill your boots with runny porridge again. That'll teach you a lesson about maturity.[/i] Yah. Not a movie...

eric
eric

Beautiful stars, better see.

Mauri
Mauri

Having been an Electronics Technician in the Navy that had to fix radios and crypto gear that other people broke, I really loved it when Ricardo Monteban said "Let them eat static". I kind of always wanted to say that to the officers when then wanted to know when I would have the broken radio repaired (for those of you who might remember, we had to update our ETR estimated time of repair every half hour for those junior officers. Some of the things about those days were not so much fun. But we all know what happened to Kahn, don't we!

GroupHug
GroupHug

"I had to get up anyway." Emmett's response to Paden's ('what's-the-world-coming-to?') question that gun-totin' bad guys tried to kill him "out of the blue" early that morning.

kburch
kburch

I use this when things break: Don't worry I can fix it! My dad has an awsome set of tools!

azhren
azhren

Actually it is Corp not Core. Aliens - Get away from her you B*TCH!! - Game Over Man!! Game Over!!

gwd3
gwd3

Anal nathrach, orth bhais bethad, do chel denmha translated: Serpent's breath, charm of death and life, thy omen of making spoken in Gaeilge (Gaelic)

ssirvin
ssirvin

Buckaroo and Fifth Element Green? Totally... Totally green!

thomasz07
thomasz07

also spoken in "MadMax Beyond Thunderdome"

bobbarr27302
bobbarr27302

My days of not takin' you seriously have reached a middle.

stpmt11
stpmt11

'Raplhy what's with you fascination with my secret closet of forbidden mystery?'

eric
eric

Loved when I tripped, fell, had someone me "ask are you alright?" (falsetto, slurred) "Weh mai nuz iz hafway up my azz, but udder den dat I'm PERFEK!"

ron.jasper
ron.jasper

from Blazing Saddles, a rework of a quote from Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Badges! We don't need no stinking badges!

RV44
RV44

"Betty Rubble? Well I would go with Betty... but I'd be thinking of Wilma!" "10, 9, 8, 6..." "You missed out 7!" "Did I? I've allways had a bit of a blind spot with 7's... I'll start lower down.. 1, Blast Off!" "We couldn't possibly do that!... Who'd clean up the mess?" "Committe for the Liberation and Intergration of Terrifying Organisms and their Rehabilitation Into Society!"

Histrion2
Histrion2

"You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." - Francis Urquhart

eric
eric

When accused of being abusive to younger sibling... "S'done outta love!"