Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes

The awesome website 11Points.com has a great list worth checking out.  It’s “11 Famous Movie Lines That Are Constantly Misquoted.”  (–Full disclosure:  11Points.com . . . ‘Because Top 10 Lists are for Cowards’ . . . is the brainchild of head Stupid News writer Sam Greenspan.)

Did you have it wrong this whole time?

“Field of Dreams”

Wrong:  “If you build it, they will come.”

Right:  “If you build it, he will come.”


Wrong:  “Play it again, Sam.”

Right:  “Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake, play As Time Goes By.”

“The Empire Strikes Back”

Wrong: “Luke, I am your father.”

Right:  Darth Vader:  “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.”  Luke Skywalker:  “He told me enough.  He told me you killed him.”  Darth Vader:  “No.  I am your father.”

“The Silence of the Lambs”

Wrong:  “Hello, Clarice.”

Right:  “Good evening, Clarice.”

“A Few Good Men”

Wrong:  “You want the truth?  You can’t handle the truth!”

Right:  Jack Nicholson:  “You want answers?”  Tom Cruise:  “I want the truth.”  Jack Nicholson:  “You can’t handle the truth!”

“Dirty Harry”

Wrong:  “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

Right:  “You’ve got to ask yourself one question:  ‘Do I feel lucky?’  Well, do ya, punk?”

“Mrs. Robinson”

Wrong:  “Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?”

Right:  “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?”

“Knute Rockne:  All-American”

Wrong:  “Win one for the Gipper.”

Right:  “Sometime when a team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, ell them to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.”

“Wall Street”

Wrong:  “Greed is good.”

Right:  “The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works.”

“The Wizard of Oz”

Wrong:  “We’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Right:  “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”

Wrong:  “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”

Right:  “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”


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