My Favourite Quotes

These are quotes I enjoy. They originate from songs, movies, TV, and various other pop culture sources. Some quotes are profound, some silly, some hilarious, some fun, and some are near and dear to my heart. Several of these quotes have permanently worked their way into the daily lexicon at our house over the years.

This post is a work in progress and I’ll be adding more quotes here as time goes on.


Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight / Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

– Bruce Cockburn, Lovers In A Dangerous Time


Do it now! Do it Edna, or forever wish you had!!

– Wilbur Turnblad, Hairspray (1988)


Ain’t that a kick in the rubber parts?

– Arnold Beckoff (Harvey Fierstein), Torch Song Trilogy


They say travel broadens the mind / So I went over the falls in a barrel / I found the North Pole / In a field of ice / And in the land of dreams / I found you

– Thomas Dolby, I Live In A Suitcase


Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy…

– Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars, Episode IV – A New Hope


Oh for goodness sake. Look at yourself Mitz.  How many times have I told you? Green is not your color!

– Felicia Jollygoodfellow, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert


Every old sock meets an old shoe

– Kate Bush, Moments Of Pleasure


I never dreamt that I would get to be / the creature that I always meant to be

– Pet Shop Boys, Being Boring


I like that Wookiee

– Maz Kanata, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens


I think my biggest problem is being young and beautiful. It’s my biggest problem because I’ve never been young and beautiful. Oh, I’ve been beautiful, and God knows I’ve been young, but never the twain have met.

– Arnold Beckoff (Harvey Fierstein), Torch Song Trilogy


I need that wedding. I need some beauty and some music and some placecards before I die. It’s like heroin.

– Bernice Brackett (Debbie Reynolds), In & Out


What we need is a few good taters.
What’s taters, precious?
PO-TAY-TOES! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew…

– Samwise Gamgee & Gollum, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Oh yes!! Yes Mr. Cobb!! Call me your cheap slut sex poodle!!!!

– Terry Hoskins (Victoria Tennant) to Roger Cobb (Steve Martin), All Of Me


Wait! Wait for Sugar!!

– Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), Some Like It Hot


Well… La-di-da, la-di-da, la la

– Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), Annie Hall


…could we have everything louder than everything else?…

– Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, Made In Japan


Don’t it always seem to go / That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone

– Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi