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"Bake 'em away, toys!"

The Wire's Greatest Line Every 'Simpsons' Character Ever Delivered
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 25, 2014 - 179 comments

"Best Site On The Web!" - Mother Teresa, Mark Twain, and George Carlin

“Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.”-Fake Buddha Quotes is your one-stop shopping for all quotes misattributed to The Buddha.
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 7, 2014 - 48 comments

The "Community" Weblog

Classic Book Titles with Sarcastic Quotation Marks [SLListicle]
posted by schmod on Apr 3, 2014 - 161 comments

Pinterest Skeptics Board

"I don't think the pronoun "it" can have "whoever you want to be" as an antecedent." The Pinterest Skeptics Board mocks widely shared inspirational quotes.
posted by escabeche on May 26, 2013 - 120 comments

America’s capital is briefly moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania

A Conservative History of the United States - Jack Hitt for New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs, pieces together America's storied history from quotes by Rick Perry, Dick Armey, Mike Huckabee, Dan Quayle and more.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 19, 2012 - 151 comments

Well, nobody's perfect. But at least we have cameras.

What makes a memorable movie quote memorable?
A news summary of how they went about it.
A short audio version (via NPR) of the story and research summary.
A Wikipedia list: AFI's 100 years, 100 quotes.
A short list of advertising slogans that fit the research model for movie quote memorability.
The research paper (automatic PDF download). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 15, 2012 - 65 comments

The 100 Best Nicholas Cage Quotes

The 100 Best Nicholas Cage Quotes (NSFW-language). Makes Andy Samberg's SNL impersonation seem even more authentic.
posted by Seekerofsplendor on Feb 16, 2012 - 77 comments

You managed not to get eaten then?

"From Papua New Guinea to Stoke-on-Trent, Prince Philip has left his mark around the world. As his 90th birthday looms, Hannah Ewan recalls the soundbites that could only have come from one man"
posted by vidur on May 31, 2011 - 80 comments

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Quote Investigator [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jan 6, 2011 - 25 comments

'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.' - Aristotle

It's barely been a half-a-week, and your New Years Resolutions are probably running out of steam. The cure? IFeelUnmotivated.com! [spawned and via Reddit's /r/getmotivated]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jan 5, 2011 - 20 comments

"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they’re not."

“There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.” - C.A.R. Hoare, from the Top 50 Programming Quotes of All Time.
posted by Slap*Happy on Dec 16, 2010 - 39 comments

Enter a quote, get the movie and time it showed up...

Amazing movie quote search engine subzin is pretty simple, but pretty amazing. Put in your favorite quote from a movie, and it'll find the movie and the exact time it appears in the movie and links to Neflix if available (via df). [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 29, 2010 - 106 comments

"Twilight for boys!"

(MeFi's own) defective yeti popularized the Bad Review Revue, but I think Scott Pilgrim vs The Critics may have perfected it!
posted by straight on Aug 16, 2010 - 134 comments

Officials Say The Darnedest Things

ProPublica now has a tumblelog.
posted by reenum on Jul 30, 2010 - 8 comments

Pele should go back to the museum

Argentina has been eliminated from The World Cup, but that doesn't mean we aren't free to enjoy some quotes from the always quotable Diego Maradona. For example, after Argentina qualified for the finals in South Africa, after looking like they would not make it, he said "To those who did not believe: now suck my d**k - I'm sorry ladies for my words - and keep on sucking it. I am either white or black. I will never be grey in my life. You treated me as you did. Now keep on sucking d**ks. I am grateful to my players and to the Argentinian people. I thank no one but them. The rest, keep on sucking d**ks."
posted by Keith Talent on Jul 5, 2010 - 85 comments

...But I can't see the stove

The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time. The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jun 30, 2010 - 64 comments

It's show time...

160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 31, 2010 - 74 comments

Kurt Vonnegut, meet Brenda Walsh.

Slaughterhouse 90210, where erudite literary quotes meet TV screencaps. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 2, 2010 - 33 comments

It's Baltimore gentlemen...

The Wire - 100 Greatest Quotes (SLYT) (NSFW)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 19, 2009 - 102 comments

OUCH! WHAT DO YOU DO?

50 NES Quotes Every Gamer Should Know. A full index after the break. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 14, 2009 - 51 comments

Did I Say That?

Did I Say That?
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 21, 2009 - 35 comments

But it SOUNDS better when you reword it...

Luke, I am your father. FTFY. Some of the most beloved lines quoted from the movies are not as they originally appeared, and movie rental site LOVEFiLM.com surveyed its members for the most memorable misquotes. Darth Vader's number one, with The Wicked Queen, Dirty Harry and Captain Kirk among the top ten. filmsite.org made a more comprehensive list, with .wavs to back them up. [more inside]
posted by wendell on May 13, 2009 - 51 comments

The Whole Earth Photolog

From grainy stills to gorgeous high-resolution portraits, from intimate pairings to stark contrasts, and from old standbys to little-known surprises, The Planetary Society's Earth galleries offer a rich collection of stunning photography and video footage of our world as seen from both planetary spacecraft and geostationary satellites. It is a vista that has inspired many a deep thought in the lucky few that have seen it firsthand [previously]. Oh, and the rest of the Solar System is pretty neat, too.
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 3, 2008 - 9 comments

I don't think we should treat religion lightly, Mr. Gore

We've discussed what Bush and Batman have in common, but when presented with a list of quotes, can you tell which is by Bush, and which is by Batman (as played by Adam West)? It's Bush or Batman!
posted by bjrn on Jul 29, 2008 - 14 comments

202 Lines About 101 Computers

101 Great Mostly Pretty Good and Hopefully Correctly Attributed Quotes About Computers and Programming. But Wait There's More! Yep, 101 More Quotes plus an extra extra added bonus for a limited time, the second list as originally published in Spanish, because it's fun to read Isaac Asimov and Emo Philips in another language, and Lou Dobbs will get so pissed off. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Apr 18, 2008 - 18 comments

None More Black

"It's so black, it's like, how much more black can it be?(youtube link) The Answer is none. None more black." And I have just found out there is a band called None More Black.
posted by hubs on Jan 16, 2008 - 38 comments

If there are homosexuals in Iran, well, whoop-de-damn-do!

The Washington Post presents the top 5 quotes of 2007. [more inside]
posted by silby on Dec 31, 2007 - 30 comments

Stupid people say stupid things. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Nov 22, 2007 - 128 comments

Aphorisms - James Geary Books

Aphorisms: "A minimum of sound to a maximum of sense." [ram] Journalist, gnomologist and author James Geary has just released Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists [Amazon. recent NPR interview here]. It draws from such aphorists as Shakespeare, Voltaire, Emerson, Shaw, Mae West, Woody Allen and Steven Wright. Also discussed is chiasmus, the Jefferson Bible and some meta. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in your reading have been like the blast of triumph..." [more inside]
posted by McLir on Oct 2, 2007 - 16 comments

100 Movies. 100 Quotes. 100 Numbers.

100 Movies. 100 Quotes. 100 Numbers. If you've got 10 minutes, see how many you can name. I'm hovering around a sure 52.
posted by Stan Chin on May 17, 2007 - 85 comments

"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." -Jack Nicholson

The philosophy of sex. Observations on the world's oldest pastime by its foremost current visionaries.
posted by clevershark on Nov 5, 2006 - 16 comments

Cricket Explained (An American Viewpoint)

"If that's what's on, then that's what they watch. It's either that, or a cricket match between Scotland and Bermuda. Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when someone tries to explain cricket to me, all I want to do is hit him in the head with a teapot." Cricket Explained (An American Viewpoint) for those, following a recent cricket thread, that want to get it, but don't quite yet.
posted by nthdegx on Aug 3, 2006 - 41 comments

"My dad heard you yelling at the Dildo in the kitchen"

porn quotes! porn star kami andrews [NSFW duh] has collected her favorite quotes from porn stars. I think some are movie lines and some are from personal interraction. My favorite: "Your life story would be called When Bubble wrap isn't enough"
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Apr 4, 2006 - 41 comments

Our deepest fear is . . .

So I'm watching this cute little movie trailer . . . and I'm stunned by a quote in the middle of it: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."Nelson Mandela. Or was it Marianne Williamson? Or does it really matter?
posted by spock on Feb 3, 2006 - 12 comments

Olaf Stapledon: The Star Maker

Olaf Stapledon was a man ahead of his time. His epic 'novel' Star Maker (1937) considered the emergence of genetic engineering, the outcome of the many worlds interpretation and delved deeper than any book before or since into the consequences of evolution on the cosmos. His fans have included the likes of Arthur C Clarke, Jorge Luis Borges and Virginia Woolf. Even his greatest detractor, C.S.Lewis, wrote an entire Cosmic Trilogy in response to his imaginings. Yet despite Stapledon's magnetic prose and extraordinary influence on speculative fiction his name remains largely forgotten by the world. Yet his words still resonate with insight: "Did not our life issue daily as more or less firm threads of active living, and mesh itself into the growing web, the intricate, ever-proliferating pattern of mankind?"
posted by 0bvious on Nov 27, 2005 - 24 comments

Happy birthday Will Rogers!

Today is Will Rogers' birthday. If you don't know much about him, take a little time today. Some of his quotes are priceless.
posted by Mr T on Nov 4, 2005 - 11 comments

Famous Last Words

Famous last words

and a famous last ramble

"Hey, Jimmie! The Chimney Sweeps. Talk to the Sword."
posted by Mr T on Oct 28, 2005 - 26 comments

Shine a little light

How do you say “Give me the bat, Wendy” in Italian?
posted by growabrain on Mar 20, 2005 - 34 comments

Sustain and Abstain

The Enchiridion or Manual of the eminently quotable Epictetus contains many words of austere comfort. (more inside)
posted by mono blanco on Dec 28, 2004 - 10 comments

The Autodidact Project & Selected Quotations Therefrom

"Ironic Detachment as an Escape from Routine" by Christopher Lasch ; Compared to What by Eugene McDaniels as performed by Les McCann ; What Is Cynical Reason? Peter Sloterdijk Explains ; Rainer Maria Rilke on Being and the Transitory ; Albert Einstein on Intellectuals and the Masses, Specialization and the Division of Labor, and the Quality of Life ; T.W. Adorno on Zen Buddhism ; Temporarily Humboldt County and Pondering the Spirit World with Seinfeld--just a taste of The Autodidact Project by Ralph Dumain (Librarian-Archivist-Information Specialist Researcher-Scholar) Can you dig it?
posted by y2karl on Nov 16, 2004 - 22 comments

Can you download thre internet to this floppy for me?

Clientcopia - Stupid things clients say. ex: Please also put a landlord hat on the landlord.
posted by Mick on Oct 11, 2004 - 25 comments

Quite a three pipe metafilter post.

Sherlock Holmes: the quotations; the pipes; the author (the public house named after him - the worst in Scotland, judging by the comments); the top ten lists; the vulcan; the city; the monographs; the magazine; the marvelous stories, of course; and more.
posted by nthdegx on Jun 23, 2004 - 9 comments

The Sayings of Eugene Ormandy

"The poor guy's dead now. Play it legato." Quotable quotes from the late, great maestro Eugene Ormandy.
posted by brownpau on Mar 25, 2004 - 3 comments

ManOnTheFsuckingMoon

Neil Armstrong. The awful truth. In 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the immortal phrase, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Or did he? Previously suppressed footage discovered by blogjam shows that Armstrong's reaction was a great deal more uninhibited than history suggests, and that a hasty editing job was needed to prepare the astronaut's moment of glory for broadcast. So here, for the first time, is the unedited NASA film from the triumphant Apollo 11 mission. [Maybe NSFW]
posted by srboisvert on Oct 30, 2003 - 51 comments

soundboards

Celebrity sound clips. Soundboards with clips of famous folk. Check out Chris Farley, Dr. Phil, Jack Black or The dude. Web enable your phone pranks.
posted by srboisvert on Aug 6, 2003 - 3 comments

Things They've Learned

Why bother figuring out universal truths for yourself when someone else has already done it for you. Find out how a neurotic comedian, a sausage magnate, a genome decoder, and the world's most famous nuclear power plant safety inspector distill life's truths into twenty or so insightful and humorous statements.
posted by euphorb on Jul 25, 2003 - 17 comments

This site rocks! No more books for me!

Mark Twain on evolution: It now seems plain to me that that theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one...the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals. And, on war: Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception. Alphabetized Mark Twain quotes.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Jul 24, 2003 - 16 comments

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" Readers of the London Daily Telegraph have voiced their opinion and have decided that Michael Caine's exasperated exclamation from The Italian Job is the greatest one-liner in the history of film. But that can't be entirely right, can it? Surely the MeFi collective can come up with better.
posted by grabbingsand on Mar 12, 2003 - 322 comments

Badges, and lots of 'em

"Badges? We Don't Need No Stinking Badges!" Your number one web destination for the timeless "badges" quote, including comic strips, video, and cartoons
posted by owillis on Feb 23, 2003 - 18 comments

New Google Toys

New Toys from Google Labs. The Viewer is a slide show of your search results. Google WebQuotes provides third party opinion on your search results. Which one would you find useful?
posted by tboz on Dec 11, 2002 - 14 comments

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