100 Movie Quotes Every Geek Should Know

Movieby Joey Paur

It's fun quoting movies! Who doesn't like quoting movies when hanging out with their friends? It's just something we do, it comes naturally. When that right moment comes to insert a movie quote, we do it. I was sent a great list of the 100 quotes every geek should know. The list was compiled by Geek Dad over at Wired Magazine and it's pretty much spot on. Not all of the quotes are from movies but the majority of them are.

I have listed the first 50 quotes for you below. Make sure to head on over to Wired to read the last 50.

  1. “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” — Dennis the Peasant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  2. “Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone, nine for the mortal men doomed to die, one for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring the bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” -LOTR
  3. “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” - HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey
  4. “Spock. This child is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do….spank it?” — Dr. McCoy, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  5. “With great power there must also come — great responsibility.”  - Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)
  6. “If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.” — Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation “Q Who?”
  7. “Five card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit” — Captain Jean Luc Picard, uttering the last line of the series, Star Trek: The Next Generation “All Good Things…”
  8. “If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want… Well, that’s where you’re right. But - and I am only saying that because I care - there’s a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.” - Chris Knight, Real Genius
  9. “We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog.” - John Winger, Stripes
  10. “If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.” - Ace Ventura, Ace ventura, Pet Detective

  12. “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.” - Ty Webb,Caddyshack
  13. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE - God (Douglas Adams), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  14. “Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb!” - Adam West, Batman & Robin
  15. “Bill, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.” - Ted, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  16. “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” - Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  17. “Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There’s some spooky shit goin’ on there. And it’s green too.” - Slater, Dazed and Confused
  18. “Alright, alright alright.” - Wooderson, Dazed and Confused
  19. “Heya, Tom’, it’s Bob from the office down the hall. Good to see you, buddy; how’ve you been? Things have been alright for me except that I’m a zombie now. I really wish you’d let us in.” Jonothan Coulton, Re: Your Brains
  20. “Never argue with the data.” - Sheen, Jimmy Neutron
  21. “Oooh right, it’s actually quite a funny story once you get past all the tragic elements and the over-riding sense of doom.” - Duckman (Jason Alexander)
  22. “Fantastic!” - The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Doctor Who
  23. “I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. / Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. / I will face my fear. / I will permit it to pass over me and through me. / And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. / Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. / Only I will remain.” - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune
  24. “This is the way society functions. Aren’t you a part of society?” - Kramer, Seinfeld
  25. “Okay. You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.” - Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China
  26. “No matter where you go, there you are. ” - Buckaroo Banzai, Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension
  27. “Do you know of the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space.” -Kahn, ST:TWOK
  28. “Ray, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!” - Winston, Ghostbusters
  29. “Greetings, programs!” -Flynn, TRON
  30. “I guess you picked the wrong god-damned rec room to break into, didn’t you?!” -Burt, Tremors
  31. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” -Darth Vader, Star Wars
  32. “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid.” -Han Solo, Star Wars
  33. “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  34. “It’s a moral imperative.” - Chris Knight, Real Genuis
  35. “Talk with your mouth full / bite the hand that feeds you / bite off more than you can chew / dare to be stupid” - Weird AL “dare to be stupid.”
  36. “Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” - Egon, Ghostbusters
  37. “This episode was BADLY written!” -Gwen, Galaxy Quest
  38. “Worst. Episode. Ever.” - Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons
  39. “Goonies never say die.” -Mike, The Goonies
  40. “Nothing shocks me–I’m a scientist.” - Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  41. “Bright light! Bright light!” - Gremlins
  42.  “The Road goes ever on and on/Down from the door where it began/Now far ahead the Road has gone/And I must follow, if I can/Pursuing it with eager feet/Until it joins some larger way/Where many paths and errands meet/And whither then? I cannot say.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
  43. “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” - Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters
  44. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” - Albert Einstein
  45. “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” - Marty McFly, Back to the Future
  46. “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight blob of grease!” - C3PO, Star Wars
  47. “I’d just as soon kiss a wookiee!” - Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back
  48. “But one thing’s sure: Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody’s responsible.” - Detective,Plan 9 from Outer Space
  49. “I know kung fu.” - Neo, The Matrix
  50. “This is your receipt for your husband… and this is my receipt for your receipt.” - Officer, Brazil
  51. “Your soul-suckin’ days are over, amigo!” - Elvis, Bubba Ho-Tep

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