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silenus
06-03-2010, 12:00 AM
In honor of the Clint movie thread, we offer the chance to quote all the great lines Clint has had over the years. What's your favorite?

I'm going to go with the one I seem to use the most, unfortunately:

"A man's got to know his limitations." -Magnum Force

Spoke
06-03-2010, 12:04 AM
To hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

Oakminster
06-03-2010, 12:26 AM
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy. --Josey Wales

Todderbob
06-03-2010, 12:36 AM
Honestly, I rather like the scene from Gran Torino, where he's standing on his front porch and says "Get off my lawn," and points his M1 Garand at the gang kids.

Alpha Twit
06-03-2010, 12:39 AM
Nothin' like a good piece of hickory. Pale Rider

Xema
06-03-2010, 12:39 AM
From TGTBTU:

You go cuttin' down on my percentage, it's liable to interfere with my aim.

It's for you.

There are two kinds of men in the world: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

Oslo Ostragoth
06-03-2010, 12:45 AM
In honor of the Clint movie thread, we offer the chance to quote all the great lines Clint has had over the years. What's your favorite?

I'm going to go with the one I seem to use the most, unfortunately:

"A man's got to know his limitations." -Magnum Force

This is how I remember it:

Harry Callahan: Well, I just work for the city, Briggs!
Lieutenant Briggs: So do I, longer than you, and I never had to take my gun out of its holster once. I'm proud of that.
Harry Callahan: Well, you're a good man, lieutenant. A good man always knows his limitations...

http://imdb.com/title/tt0070355/quotes

Alessan
06-03-2010, 12:59 AM
Deserve's got nothin' to do with it. - Unforgiven.

Tangent
06-03-2010, 01:47 AM
Will Munny: "It's a hell of a thing, killin' a man. You take away all he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."
The Kid: "Well, I guess they had it coming."
Will Munny: "We all got it coming, kid."

Tim R. Mortiss
06-03-2010, 02:37 AM
One of the middle Dirty Harry films, I don't remember which one (Magnum Force? The Enforcer?) his catch phrase was "swell." I use it all the time. Usually elicits a quizzical look from middle-agers like me, a smile from old timers, and a "WTF?" look from the youngsters. Always cracks me up.

The Second Stone
06-03-2010, 02:39 AM
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy. --Josey Wales

I came in to post this one. We agree, so that is sign five of the apocalypse.

Unforgiven is a better movie with some damn good quotes and throw off lines, they've been mentioned here, but this one is pithier and more enjoyable. "We've all got it coming" from Unforgiven is just too depressing.

septimus
06-03-2010, 02:59 AM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is definitely the favorite movie of my 8-year old son. And, although I'm old enough to be his grandfather, it's one of my favorite movies too.

His favorite quote is "If you wanna talk, talk. If you wanna shoot, shoot."

My favorite quote might be from Dirty Harry: "I know what you're thinking, did he fire five shots or six? Well, in all that confusion, I kind of lost track myself. So what you have to ask yourself is, 'am I feeling lucky?' " (The line occurs near both beginning and end of movie, with both criminals guessing wrong.)

WotNot
06-03-2010, 03:32 AM
"I know things about pigeons, Lily."

Use it all the time.

Nametag
06-03-2010, 05:25 AM
I believe mine is from "A Fistful Of Dollars," though I haven't seen it in a while:

"This is all ... very touching."

Khadaji
06-03-2010, 07:00 AM
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy. --Josey Wales
Yeah, that is the one I immediately thought of too. Josie was one bad-ass.

hogarth
06-03-2010, 08:51 AM
I don't remember the exact quote (I'm sure someone can correct me), but Blondie is talking to Angel-Eyes at the prisoner camp in TG,TB&TU

Blondie: Aren't you going to rough me up to make me talk, like you did to Tuco?
Angel-Eyes: Would it work?
Blondie: No, probably not.

silenus
06-03-2010, 09:44 AM
This is how I remember it:

Harry Callahan: Well, I just work for the city, Briggs!
Lieutenant Briggs: So do I, longer than you, and I never had to take my gun out of its holster once. I'm proud of that.
Harry Callahan: Well, you're a good man, lieutenant. A good man always knows his limitations...

http://imdb.com/title/tt0070355/quotes

The first time he says it. IIRC, the way I quoted it is the last line of dialog in the movie, said after the bomb goes off in Briggs' car.

Tangent
06-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Another exchange from Unforgiven:

The Kid: You know how I said I shot five men? It weren't true. That Mexican that come at me with a knife, I just busted his leg with a shovel. I didn't kill him or nothing, neither.

Will Munny: Well, you sure killed the hell outta that fella today.

Jim's Son
06-03-2010, 09:55 AM
The "Dirty Harry" movie "The Enforcer" where he is teamed with a female officer Kate Moore (Tyne Daly). To get information, he takes her into some black militant group.

Dirty Harry "We are going into a chapter of the VFW".
Kate Moore "VFW??"
Dirty Harry "Very Few Whites"

followed by the leader of the black militant group saying "Callahn, I'll talk to you in the back room. But you have to leave your partner in the front. Don't worry, my men will take care of her."
Dirty Harry "Why, thank you, that's mighty white of you".

AncientHumanoid
06-03-2010, 09:59 AM
Nag, nag, nag.

Darth_Hamsandwich
06-03-2010, 10:24 AM
"It means: Be advised. I'm mean, nasty and tired. I eat concertina wire and piss napalm and I can put a round in a flea's ass at 200 meters. So why don't you go hump somebody else's leg, mutt face, before I push yours in."

mambocrow
06-03-2010, 10:25 AM
From "The Gauntlet", the Eastwood character is commandeering an outlaw motorcycle gang leader's motorcycle to get him and the witness he has in protective custody to court:


Outlaw Biker Guy - "That's my bike man!"

Clint (with huge pistol shoved up Biker Guy's Nose) - "This is my gun, Clyde".

campp
06-03-2010, 10:28 AM
"My mistake. Four coffins."

flight
06-03-2010, 10:32 AM
Little Bill Daggett: You'd be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.
Will Munny: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.

also

"All right, I'm coming out. Any man I see out there, I'm gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only gonna kill him, but I'm gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down."

MadTheSwine
06-03-2010, 10:41 AM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is definitely the favorite movie of my 8-year old son. And, although I'm old enough to be his grandfather, it's one of my favorite movies too.

His favorite quote is "If you wanna talk, talk. If you wanna shoot, shoot."


It's "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk. " and it was Eli Wallach's character who said it.

Shark Sandwich
06-03-2010, 11:23 AM
Don't know if it's my favorite line, but it's one of my favorite scenes:

"Give him a drink of water, goddamn it. Will you give him a drink of water, for Christ's sake? We ain't gonna shoot." - Unforgiven

Tim R. Mortiss
06-03-2010, 12:14 PM
In the beginning of "Sudden Impact," a young punk gets off in court because Dirty Harry has somehow screwed up procedure. Then the punk and his lawyer end up sharing an elevator with Harry on the way out of the courthouse. The punk mouths off, and Harry delivers this great monologue:

"Listen, punk. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed. So take my advice and be careful where the dog shits ya!"

hogarth
06-03-2010, 12:41 PM
Oh, and another popular favourite:

Harry Callahan: Well, when an adult male is chasing a female with intent to commit rape, I shoot the bastard. That's my policy.
The Mayor: Intent? How did you establish that?
Harry Callahan: When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher's knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross!

septimus
06-03-2010, 03:29 PM
It's "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk. "

My son does quote it correctly. septimus is the one with creeping senility. :(

flight
06-03-2010, 04:40 PM
From White Hunter, Black Heart:

"You, madam, are the - Well, you know the rest."

Doesn't make much sense with the scene (http://imdb.com/title/tt0100928/quotes) (third quote).

The actual scene is here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=p2n9lIrT7aM) (good part a bout 2/3 through).

Stranger On A Train
06-03-2010, 05:12 PM
Two from High Plains Drifter

Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home.

You're going to look pretty silly with that knife sticking out of your ass.

And another exchange from Two Mules for Sister Sara:

Sara: [Wants Hogan to bury the three men he's just killed] Do you have a shovel?
Hogan: Sister, raise your eyes to heaven.
[They both look up at the sky, to see vultures circling overhead]
Hogan: Now are they or are they not God's creatures?
Sara: Of course they are.
Hogan: Well, why do you want to rob them of all this convenient nourishment?

Stranger

ElectricZ
06-03-2010, 05:33 PM
From "Sudden Impact"

Callahan alone disrupts a robbery in a diner: "Well, we're not just gonna let you walk outta here."
Robber: "Who's 'we', sucka?"
Callahan: "Smith, Wesson, and me..."

Callahan's Partner, on the effectiveness of a 12-gauge: "Not bad? Not bad my ass. You gotta strain the remains for the fingerprints!"
Callahan: "Well this here's the .44 magnum auto-mag. It fires a 300 grain cartridge, and when properly used, it removes the fingerprints."

Satchmo
06-03-2010, 05:41 PM
My favorite quote might be from Dirty Harry: "I know what you're thinking, did he fire five shots or six? Well, in all that confusion, I kind of lost track myself. So what you have to ask yourself is, 'am I feeling lucky?' " (The line occurs near both beginning and end of movie, with both criminals guessing wrong.)

You left out the best part. If I remember correctly, the criminal gives up, then says:
"I gots to know." So Harry puts the gun back up to the criminal's head and pulls the trigger, but the gun is empty.

kaylasdad99
06-03-2010, 05:47 PM
Heartbreak Ridge, after his character is wounded (and is being tended to by one of his men).Just because we're holding hands doesn't mean we'll be taking warm showers together until the wee hours of the morning.

Duke of Rat
06-03-2010, 05:52 PM
High Plains Drifter

"To your feet, ma'am.
They're almost as big as your mouth."

Miller
06-03-2010, 06:35 PM
Another from Unforgiven:

Little Bill Daggett: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!
Will Munny: Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.

Phlosphr
06-03-2010, 06:51 PM
"strip the Caddie Clyde" - talking to his Orangutan in Any Which Way but Loose.

longhair75
06-03-2010, 09:03 PM
"God this stuff isn't getting to me - the shootings, the knifings, the beatings. Old ladies being bashed in the head for their social security checks. Nah that doesn't bother me. But you know what does bother me? You know what makes me really sick to my stomach? It's watching you stuff your face with those hotdogs! Nobody - I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog!"

Xema
06-03-2010, 09:44 PM
My favorite quote might be from Dirty Harry: "I know what you're thinking, did he fire five shots or six? Well, in all that confusion, I kind of lost track myself. So what you have to ask yourself is, 'am I feeling lucky?' "
I think the exact text is:

I know what you're thinking: did he fire six shots, or only five? Well, to tell you the truth in all the confusion I kinda lost track myself. But seeing as how this is a .44 magnum - the most powerful handgun in the world - and would blow your head clean off, you have to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' ... Well do ya, punk?

hogarth
06-04-2010, 08:58 AM
"strip the Caddie Clyde" - talking to his Orangutan in Any Which Way but Loose.
"Right turn, Clyde."

(And it's either "Every Which Way but Loose" or "Any Which Way You Can".)

A Dodgy Dude
06-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Nothing wrong with shooting...as long as the right people get shot. - Dirty Harry

obfusciatrist
06-04-2010, 12:10 PM
My favorite Clint Eastwood quote isn't from a movie, it's from back when he was mayor of Carmel and called PGA players who skip Pebble Beach because of the weather a bunch of candy-asses.

Snarky_Kong
06-04-2010, 12:58 PM
The last 10-15 minutes of Unforgiven are about as badass as it gets. Since most of it has been quoted already:

Little Bill: I'll see you in Hell, William Munny.
Munny: ::raises his rifle:: Yeah.

crypto
06-05-2010, 09:38 AM
Two from The Enforcer - I didn't look them up for exactness, but the main thrust is there.

When Callahan is supposed to get an accommodation for the Mustafa arrest, he argues with Capt. McCay on the steps in front of the mayor. He gets suspended before the award ceremony:

Callahan: Here's a seven-point suppository, Captain.
Capt McKay: What did you say?
Callahan: I said stick it in your ass!

Another from a different point in the movie

Callahan: May I make a statement, McKay?
McKay: Go ahead.
Callahan: Your mouthwash ain't makin' it.

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