From “Good Morning, Vietnam“:
General Taylor: Woah, Dick, put the brakes on. I wanted to wait until airman left to talk with you. Dick, I’m transferring you.
Sgt. Major Dickerson: Transferring me? Where to sir?
General Taylor: You’re going to Guam.
Sgt. Major Dickerson: Guam sir? There’s nothing going on in Guam. Why Guam?
One of my favorite quotes from the movie:
When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.
– Captain Ramius, aka Sean Connery
“The Internet bringeth, the Internet distracteth away.”
“That boy’d have to use a slide rule to find me in here.”
– Foghorn Leghorn
“I better not look, I just might be in there.”
– Foghorn Leghorn
That’s cause I “grad-ge-ated” the sixth grade, ma’am. Only took three years.
– Jethro Bodine
“This is a wonderful journey from infinity back to infinity.”
– Deranged man in the tube, as quoted by Andy Zaltzman of The Bugle Podcast
Where there is nothing, all there is is the possibility of something.
– Me, thinking about quantum uncertainty and why the universe exists
Holly Gennero McClane: After all your posturing, all your little speeches, you’re nothing but a common thief. Hans Gruber: I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I’m moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.
– Die Hard
“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
– Winston Churchill
“It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma!”
– JFK, the movie
Regarding the new “Flame” malware:
“Yeah but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
– Jeff Goldblum, aka Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park
Incidentally one of my best friend’s favorite and oft used quotes. Certainly applies to say, the Manhattan Project.