Of course, there is no definitive answer. (Unless, you want to say the answer is 42)
However, I love the discussions, debates and memories that are brought on by recollections of those things that bind us as a geek community. A lot will come from movies, but not all...Carl Sagan, Dr David Attenborough and others have provided us with some find quotable quotes over the years...
Still for me, it is and always will be "The Princess Bride".
"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
Dr. Carl Sagan
Thanks you Kevin - for providing a fine line from Mr. Sagan
I'm kinda partial to "do or do not, there is no try"--Yoda
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.”-- 10th Doctor
Well, the one I'm most partial to at the moment is: I am to misbehave. - Serenity
Then there is the whole Earthworm Jim / Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear:
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.
and from Phil Plait's Bad Astonomy:
'However, science isn't just about showing when you're right; it's also about showing when you're wrong.' (p19)
Kudos there Ben...
Very nice quotes...I must add them to my list above my desk...
There are so many to choose from! How about:
Be excellent to each other
There is no spoon
No, I am your father
Get away from her you b****
You've got red on you
Snakes, why did it have to be snakes (replace 'snakes' with a word of your choice)
You're gonna need a bigger boat
I could go on and on!
"Somedays, you just can't get rid of a bomb."
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That quote concludes what may be the greatest three and a half minutes of cinema.
Heh. In X-Men First Class, when Shaw & company are in the submarine, I kept thinking of how the Navy should keep better track of their surplus subs, instead of selling them to a Mr. P.N. Guin.
I was able to say this line once to my now ex-girlfriend years ago.
Empire Strikes Back.
Leia: Stop that, my hands are dirty
Han: My hands are dirty to what are you afraid of? -my line. :)
I still find myself, when I sit in the car with the kids saying:
"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads..." (Then don't get the reference, but meets my 80s childhood needs perfectly)