From Notting Hill, because I delight in the pure, strained logic of it:
Martin: Did you know, and this is pretty amazing, but I once saw Ringo Starr.
William: Where was that?
Martin: Kensington High Street. At least I think it was Ringo, um, it could have been that guy from Fiddler on the Roof. You know, Toppy.
William: Yes… yes that’s right, Topol.
William: Mmmhmmm. Actually, Ringo Starr doesn’t- doesn’t at all look like, uh, Topol.
Martin: Yes, but, he was- he was quite a long way away from me.
William: So it actually could’ve been neither of them.
Martin: Yes, I suppose, so.
William: It’s not really a classic, anecdote, is it?
Martin: Not a classic, no.
From Arthur (the original and ONLY one, in my opinion)
This line is one I quote often, mainly when friends tell me how HARD
Hobson: "This is not a tie you can steal."
And another Gielgud deadpan line that is just plain funny, delivered to her father:
Hobson: [to Ralph] If you and your undershirt will walk two paces backwards, I could enter this dwelling.
This next line applies to so MANY things in life -- especially when we are deluded into thinking that an eccentric person is necessarily creative or talented:
Arthur: Everyone who drinks is not a poet. Maybe some of us drink because we're not poets.
And rounding out my top 5 is a quote from The Three Amigos -- the silliest, goofiest movie I've ever enjoyed. You have to watch it more than once to even begin appreciating it. But be careful, because it's addictive.
Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises.
El Guapo: Many pinatas?
Jefe: Oh yes, many!
El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?
Jefe: A what?
El Guapo: A *plethora*.
Jefe: Oh yes, you have a plethora.
El Guapo: Jefe, what is a plethora?
Jefe: Why, El Guapo?
El Guapo: Well, you told me I have a plethora. And I just would like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora, and then find out that that person has *no idea* what it means to have a plethora.
Jefe: Forgive me, El Guapo. I know that I, Jefe, do not have your superior intellect and education. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?
Ok. What's your favorite line?