Some movie quotes

"I’ll be back"

"Go ahead. Make my day."

"I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that."

"Get away from her you BITCH!"

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning."

Behold! His mighty hand!"

"You can’t handle the truth!"

"May the force be with you."

"I love you guys."

"It’s not my fault!"

"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

"Frankly Scarlet, I don’t give a damn."

"Houston, we have a problem."

"I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse."

"’"E.T. phone home."

"Here’s looking at you, kid."

"Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me."

"The name’s Bond, James Bond"

 "Are you talking to me?"


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  1. Antiquarian says:

    “Well. nobody’s perfect.”

    “This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

    “I am your father.”

    [Good one!]

    “People come and go so quickly here.”

    “Nevertheless, it is not for the supremacy that you have sought my blood, but because I would not bend to the marriage!”

  2. Thomas says:

    Dear Lord, Father, you could shut down the blog with a post like this.

    My head already exploded and obscured my monitor with splattered brains just thinking of all the possible quotes to post.

    “Well, finally, it isn’t a matter of reason. Finally, it’s a matter of love.”

  3. Thomas says:


    Antiquarian, great minds think alike.

    Greatest. Movie. Ever.

    And I’ll fight anyone who says otherwise.

  4. Ed Rooney says:

    “I did not achieve this position in life by having some snot-nosed punk leave my cheese out in the wind.”

  5. Thomas: Father, you could shut down the blog with a post like this.

    I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.

  6. Geoffrey says:

    Fr Z: Will you be posting the answers? I confess I can’t quite get them all! :-)

    I’m afraid I can’t think of any of my own… :-(

  7. Phillip says:

    “I drank your milkshake!!!”

    “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

    All if my other favs are here already.

    Fr. Z said: “I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.”

  8. Daniel Kirkland says:

    Fr. Z. – I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.

    It would be a great loss…you have edified us with your knowledge and wisdom (in a highly accessible medium too). I hope the blog sticks around for a while.

    “I can’t believe he’s gone.”


  9. Lay Catholic says:

    Father, I am offended by your quote referring to the “Bitch”.
    [Wow. You need some context!]
    That isn’t appropriate for priests and men of God. Remember the opening quote of John XXIII’s journal: “Frivolous words in the mouths of men are frivolous words, in the mouths of priests they are blasphemies.”

  10. Don’t forget these quotes from one of the greatest movies of the 1980’s:

    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

    “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

    “No more rhyming now, I mean it.”
    “Anybody want a peanut?”

  11. Lubeltri says:

    “What family doesn’t have its ups and downs?” Eleanor of Aquitaine

    “In a world where carpenters get resurrected, anything is possible.” Eleanor of Aquitaine

    “What shall we hang first? The holly, or each other?” Henry II

    “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” Margo Channing

    “Is it possible, even conceivable, that you’ve confused me with that gang of backwards children you play tricks on? I’m nobody’s fool, least of all yours.” Addison DeWitt

    “I’m still big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Norma Desmond

    “Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.” Norma Desmond

  12. Jason says:

    “This is not the stuff of which martyrs are made.”

    “You dropped a hundred and fifty grand on an education you could’ve picked up for a dollar fifty in late charges at the Public Library.”

  13. Atlanta says:

    Yeah, how come you can get away with that kind of language and I can’t? :-)

  14. Geoffrey says:

    “What shall we hang first? The holly, or each other?” Good one!

    To Lay Catholic: Relax! Get out your dictionary. Bitch is an acceptable word. And don’t go around judging what is acceptable for different people or not.

    I needed some levity this evening, and thank Fr. Z for this post!

  15. Lots of good lines from “The Lion in Winter”.

  16. Phil says:

    I see all the good Casablanca quotes have been included already. Excellent.

    Father, your blog is a source of inspiration for many; I’m definately appreciating my Catholic heritage more, and you make one ask oneself hard questions at times. If you can, please keep up the good work.

    Praying for you.

  17. All: “I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.”

    Not kidding,folks. All good things need a clean end.

  18. “I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.” Quote from Fr. Zulsdorf.

    Father, the beginning may have run it’s course but there is much more to come e.g. the new translations in the Novus Ordo and, of course Summorum Pontificum II. The recovery of the sacred is not a done deal yet!

  19. pdt says:

    “Friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant.”

  20. Kids: This may be over. The blog was based on translation of prayers. That is being resolved.

  21. Geoffrey says:

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

    “That’s no moon. It’s a space station.”

    “When 900 years old, you reach, look as good, you will not.”

    “I have a bad feeling about this.”

    “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

  22. rcesq says:

    “But Father, but Father” — your blog is not merely a “good thing” it has become a truly valuable Catholic forum for thought-provoking and inspirational exchanges about our faith. Adult education that’s more than training for conducting confirmation classes or some “ministry” or other is nowhere to be found in the archdiocese where I live. For folks like me your blog is like a drink of fresh water in the desert and, I daresay this sentiment is shared by many, many others. Although I am most sympathetic to your wish to lay down what may have become a burdensome task, you are the 21st century equivalent of someone like the apostle Paul or St. Dominic. The internet is the 21st century’s version of the world where those saints wandered until called home by the Lord.

    By all means take a break if you need one, but please consider the needs of your web-based flock and don’t abandon us altogether.
    [Everything needs a purpose. This blog must develop or die.]

  23. Bruce says:

    I think the quote is actually, “Frankly MY DEAR, I don’t give a damn!”
    [Imagine my response.]

  24. Bruce says:

    Well, as long as you don’t call me dear. Thanks for the fun.

  25. Bruce: That sums it up.

  26. Good job on omitting the popular but incorrect “just” from the Gone With the Wind quote (Usually recited incorrectly as “I just don’t give a damn”).

  27. Oh yeah, I focused on the “just” and didn’t realize you got the “my dear” part wrong :-)

  28. rosebudsal says:

    All right, someone beat me to Princess Bride Quotes, so all I’ve got at this late hour is:

    “There can be only one.”

    Maria S.

  29. Anna says:

    If you close down this blog, could you re-open the “Ask Father” website? It was really helpful.
    Thank you.

  30. John Enright says:

    “There’s no place like home.” – Judy Garland in “Wizard of Oz” [How could I have forgotten?]

    “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” – Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs”
    “Round up the usual suspects.” – Claude Rains in Casablanca
    “I see dead people.” – Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense”
    “One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.” – Groucho Marx in Animal Crackers
    “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – Al Pachino in “Godfather II”
    “Toga! Toga!” – John Belushi in “Animal House”
    “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!” – Wicked Witch of the East in “Wizard of Oz”
    “We rob banks.” – Warren Beatty in “Bonnie and Clyde”
    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – Roy Scheider in “Jaws”
    “I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody” – Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront”

    One of the most famous:
    “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” – Mae West

  31. Michael of Ware says:

    Dear Father,
    Don’t even think of shutting down your blog, unless there are health or personal reasons we don’t know about.
    Why? Let’s take just one example. What you call (very modestly) a post entitltled “Transfigurative ramblings”. As a “wannabe” Latinist of your quality (and I’m working hard on it, I can assure you)this post was invaluable. But not just for that. The point is that there was food in it for *all* of us to bring to our meditation on this great Feast – real spiritual food.
    Your’e doing a great job and that job isn’t even half-done yet!
    When I attend the TLM Mass locally next Sunday, I’ll offer up my Holy Communion for you. Be of good heart. All will be well
    Michael of Ware

  32. Chris Altieri says:

    “Why spoil a beautiful thing with legality?” – Brian Keith as TR in THE WIND AND THE LION

    “You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” Nicholson as Joker in BATMAN

    “Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” – O’Toole as HII in BECKET

    and, more antiphona

    “…you lifted your finger, pointed at me and said, ‘Thomas Becket, you are noble.'”

    And, really, the whole blessed script of the ’64 version with Burton as Becket.

  33. John Enright says:

    I forgot one of my favorites: “We’re on a mission from God” – Dan Aykroyd in “The Blues Brothers”

  34. “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.” (Goldfinger)
    “Art Deco, very nice.” (Ghostbusters)
    “Don’t drive angry. Do not drive angry.” (Groundhog Day)
    “Excuse me, stewardess, I talk jive.” (Airplane!)
    (Star Trek II: The Wrath of) “KHAAAAAAAAN!”
    “Open the pod bay door, HAL.” “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.” (2001: A Space Odyssey)
    “What did you DO, Ray?!?” (Ghostbusters)

    And my all time favorite Star Wars quote:
    “…but I was going in to Toschi Station to pick up some power converters!”

  35. Kradcliffe says:


  36. Ioannes Andreades says:

    “Snakes. Why did it have to be…snakes?”
    “Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.” (RotLA)

    “There’ll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate, except those in your own mercenary little heart.” (QM)

  37. Mr. WAC says:

    “I mean, say what you want about the tenants of National Socialism, but at least it’s an ethos.”

  38. Jack Regan says:

    I had pretty much given up posting on this site, but this thread has drawn me back in.

    Now, regarding shutting down the blog, I have two observations. Firstly traditionalist blogs are like raindrops in autumn: They are nor exactly rare! I am sure if it comes to it, you people will be able to find what you are looking for elsewhere.
    Secondly, the more time I spend on line (running a semi-large Catholic website and contributing to more than a few) the more I am becoming convinced that websites can never replace face-to-face ministry, and the more I am becoming convinced that they are often frequented by people with agendas and people who have an axe to grind. wdtprs has some good content and some good people writing comments, but it has it’s fair share of others who balance them out too!

    Now, some of Jack’s favourite movie quotes:

    “I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim… sounds like fun” [Kirk, Star Trek Generations]

    “You who would kill 100,000 Iraqis to save a dime on a tank of gas, would dare to lecture me about the rules of war??” [Air Force One]

    “Hoorah!” [Scent of a Woman]

    “Get busy living, or get busy dying” [The Shawshank Redemption]

    “There’s always time for lubricant” [Evolution]

    “Bring the Noise” [Hot Fuzz]

    “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.” [Zoolander] (a sentiment I share myself)

    “I want your cloths, your boots, and your motorcycle” [You have to ask?]

    “If it bleeds, we can kill it” [Predator]

    “England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England.” [Master and Commander]

    ..and finally, a few from Amazing Grace..

    “Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly. I’m a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”

    Pitt the Younger: As your Prime Minister, I urge you caution
    William Wilberforce: And as my friend?
    Pitt the Younger: To hell with caution.

  39. Limbo says:

    I would miss the sermon podcasts. We need them.

  40. Tim Ferguson says:

    Leave the gun. Take the cannoli. [Good one.]

  41. Tim Ferguson says:

    oh, and…

    “But it’s Aristotle!!!!!”

  42. Tom says:

    I find your lack of faith disturbing

  43. Tecumseh says:

    “Yondda lies the castle of my Fadda” Tony Curtis, The black shield of Falworth.

    “I always say, my east window has all the exuberance of Chaucer with none of the concomitant crudities of his age” Alec Guinness as the aged vicar in Kind hearts and Coronets

    And Fr Z if you do the unthinkable

    “here’s looking at you kid”

  44. Adonis33 says:

    “I was sitting here thinking of the final words of Socrates…’I drank what?'”
    –Real Genius

  45. Sean says:

    From my favorite movie:

    “I’m not Mr. Lebowski, I’m the dude, man.”

    “You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me. Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon… with nail polish.”

    “Nihilists!?!? I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.”

    “No, without a hostage, there is no ransom. That’s what ransom is. Those are the rules.”

    “Man, could you change the channel? Come on, man. I had a rough night and I hate the Eagles, man!”

    “Darkness warshed over the Dude – darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom.”

    “Also, let’s not forget – let’s *not* forget, Dude – that keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city – that aint legal either.”

  46. Dominic says:

    “I must go now Clarice, I’m having an old friend for dinner.” [Silence of the Lambs]

    “Keep the website going Father” [to be included in future biopic of Fr Z]

  47. Father Z,

    This is THE most important blog in the Catholic blogosphere.

    You are appreciated and very much needed to encourage the rest of us!

  48. Corboy says:

    You taking off Fr.?
    Whats/where the new job?

    Anyway, movie quotes –

    ” What is your name, 41?” (Ben-Hur)

    “Ecce Homo” (POTC)

    “Up down and around…like a circle” (Happy Gilmore)

    “Lets have a beer, hey?” (the nugget)

  49. David Cheney says:

    “Nobody expects him be normal; he’s a bishop.”


    R: I don’t believe in it anyway.
    G: What?
    R: England.
    G: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?

    (from The Bishop’s Wife and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, respectively)

  50. Sacristy_rat says:

    “I’m here Huckleberry”

  51. Agnes B. Bullock says:

    Father, please don’t shut down your blog- I found it while searching for something else, and remembering your weekly Wanderer column, came back for more, several times a day. If you need to limit your time on it for face to face ministry, let that be our cross to carry for you. Let us help you keep this wonderful place of insight and refuge going. I have learned so much about the Faith (and I am a cradle Catholic- shame on me)and your work has given much hope.

    if you do close this down, go in peace, and thank you for this treasured gift

  52. Faith says:

    Marvelous. Simply, Marvelous.
    Billy Crystal

  53. Jim says:

    But Father, but Father….

    You can’t take away this happy place where we learn so much.
    Please don’t do it.

    Oh and how about
    ‘This is the story of a ship…’

  54. Jon says:

    Quit? I’m afraid not, Father. It would be like Rush Limbaugh waking up tomorrow and deciding to quit. There is no other hill on which to rally, and no other captain to rally us.

    An appropriate movie quote?

    “Moses, stand on the rock, where the people can see you and have hope!”

  55. John H. says:

    Leiah: “I love you.”
    Han Solo: “I know.” (My favorite response to my wife, though the reciprocity is understood)

    “Bob, this town needs an enema.” The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman

    “Do the chickens have large talons?” Napoleon Dynamite

    Father, do you really think the proper translation and understanding of liturgical texts has been rectified? Even if the words are now correct, what the prayer says must also take into account the proper meaning of the text. This will be a perpetual endeavor until the parousia.

  56. Forrest says:

    Surely you don’t mean that!

    I do, and don’t call me Shirley!

  57. Tecumseh says:

    “You’ll get plenty of celery down at Mount Mellary” Freddie the alcoholic being encouraged to visit a Trappist monastery by way of getting sober. From The Dead, the last film of John Huston.

  58. Clem says:

    “We ain’t got time for no hushpuppies!”
    “Ooof…you sound much taller on the radio”
    “You can be from my loins”
    “When I get home, I’m gonna punch yo momma in the mouth!”

    –Sheriff Buford T Justice
    Smokey and the Bandit

  59. Tecumseh says:

    “I was lost, when your honour found me” A Dublin cab driver trying to come to terms with getting from A to B. From John Huston’s The Dead.

  60. Tecumseh says:

    From the Third Man

    Harry Lime: Don’t be so gloomy. After all it’s not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly.

  61. Gregg the obscure says:

    “Say it ain’t so, Joe. Say it ain’t so.”

    Then again, it ill befits your readers to be jealous of your limited time and energy, particularly if it seems to you that the blog has run its course.

    “Thanks for the memories.”

  62. Paul Stokell says:

    But Father, but Father….”

    Blogs reinvent themselves over time to stay “fresh” – Welborn did this last year and didn’t miss a beat.

    If you do go that route, Fr. Z., I have a suggestion for a name. :)

  63. Emil Berbakov says:

    And the newest classic:

    “Let’s put a smile on that face.” (The Dark Knight)

  64. Christabel says:

    Lay Catholic : I think Father’s quote is entirely valid. I think you’ll find “Get away from her you BITCH!” features in that wonderful family favourite “Lassie Come Home”.

    Father Z : By all means close down this blog if you feel it has run its course : your blog, your choice! But you’d better start another one straight away because some of us are hooked and will need rehab without our daily Z.

    Do you really have NO idea of how much good you do? (And I guess you might reply “Do you really have NO idea how much hard work it is?”)

  65. .
    [from The Great Silence


  66. Chironomo says:

    Yes comrade, we’ve come very far very fast… but at what price? Did you know there were children who lived off of human flesh in those days? – Yevgraf Zhivago (Alec Guiness)

    Excuse me, I was out walking the parapet – Governor Petomaine (Mel Brooks)

    Do you know how you got that little indent above your lip? Before you were born, I told you a secret, I put my finger there and said “Shhh…” – The Angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken- “Prophecy”)

  67. David Osterloh says:

    What some Bishops need to hear, from the Shoes of the Fisherman, Anthony Quinn, when all the Hierarchy, kept arguing with him

    “Am I Pope or am I not Pope.”

  68. Calleva says:

    Not fade away!!!! What everyone else has said about your blog. By all means change the name, but pleeeeezzzz don’t disappear. This is always my first port of call when I switch on the machine. Your work really is a ministry and you touch far more people than you know (this side of heaven).

    “Oh Jerry, let’s not ask for the moon when we have the stars” (Now Voyager)
    “Which one of these pies killed my daughter?” – The inimitable Herbert Lom in ‘the Pope must Die(t)’ (alt. UK and US titles)
    “At least all her tattoos are spelled correctly” (Steel Magnolias)
    “It’s hard to kill someone with whom one is not on social terms” (Kind Hearts and Coronets)
    James Bond: “Do you expect me to talk?” Goldfinger: “No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!” (Goldfinger)
    “We’ve come on holiday by mistake!” – Withnail and I
    “We want the finest wines available to humanity and we want them here and we want them now!” (ibid)

  69. jarhead462 says:

    “Shoot straight you bastards, don’t make a mess of it!”
    Edward Woodward (in front of the firing squad)in Breaker Morant

  70. Michael says:

    “Mister, if you say three, you won’t hear the man count 10.” [Excellent.]

    Sean Thornton to “Red” Will Danaher in “The Quiet Man”

  71. John H. says:

    “What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one today.” (Groundhog Day)

  72. Ann says:

    “Oh Moses, Moses, you stubborn, spendid, adorable fool!”

    Dear Father Z

    Please continue blogging in some form – you don’t know what an inspiration you are!

    A xx

  73. David Palm says:

    “Like I told my last wife, I said honey I don’t drive any faster than I can see. And besides, it’s all in the reflexes.”

    “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.”

    “You were not put on this earth to Get It, Mr. Burton.”

    “Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes sir, the check is in the mail.”

    (All from “Big Trouble in Little China”)

  74. Dave says:

    Father Z,

    Maybe this blog in its present form has run its course, but you certainly can’t run out of things to blog about. A bit of organic development here might be healthy. If you want to keep the same domain name (, here are some suggestions for new blog names and themes:

    What Did The Pope Really Say? – Analysis of past and present papal writings
    What Did They Preach Regarding Salvation? – Analysis of sermons by the Church Fathers
    Who Didn’t Take Precautions Repressing Scandal? – Commentary on bishops’ handling of abuses, liturgical and otherwise
    We Didn’t Totally Prepare Rational Statements – Analysis of USCCB documents

    I’m sure everyone else can come up with better ideas.

  75. cordelia says:

    What? not one from “O Brother Where Art Thou”

  76. Kradcliffe says:

    Here you go, Cordelia:

    “My hair!”

  77. You’re closing down WDTPRS because you want to open another multi-portal web-site/blog along the lines of SQPN, where I’m guessing the different contributors have different levels of security access to their parts of the blog-site? A super-mega Catholic site…


    All so very Catholic…

    Just wondering…

  78. jarhead462 says:

    “Try not. Do or do not..there is no try”

    “I will see you again ..but not yet…not yet”

    “You have the manners of a goat!”

    (I’m not afraid) -“You will be. You WILL be”

    “You be quiet! Shut up! you be quiet!”

    “Put that coffee down!,that coffee is for closers”

    “Never rub another man’s rhubarb”

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

    “Winged freak, Terrorizes?….Wait’ll they get a load of me”

    “The power of Christ compels you”

    “Klingon bastards, you’ve killed my son”

    “Get me a list of everyone who has seen The Sound of Music more than four times”

    “Remember.. we’re all counting on you”

    “No, I don’t ever think I’ll get over Macho Grande”

  79. KK says:

    We are the knights who say, “Ni.”
    The sheriff’s near.
    By the authority vested in me by Kaiser William II, I pronounce you man and wife. Proceed with the execution.

  80. Forrest says:

    “You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”

    Al Jolson, “The Jazz Singer”

    THE FIRST SPOKEN WORDS from a “Talkie”

    How can anyone leave this out??

  81. telcontar says:

    “Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
    Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

    “To be a ringbearer is to be alone”

    “Professor Kirke: The weeping girl?
    Susan Pevensie: Yes, sir. She’s upset.
    Professor Kirke: Hence the weeping. ”

    “Professor Kirke: What was it like?
    Susan Pevensie: Like talking to a lunatic.
    Professor Kirke: No, no, no. Not her, the forest!”

    “Susan Pevensie: He’s a beaver, he shouldn’t be saying anything!”

    “Told you he was real!”

    “Telmarine Soldier Killed by Reepicheep: You’re a mouse.
    Reepicheep: You people have no imagination! ”

    “I left my new torch in Narnia.”

  82. Ohio Annie says:

    “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.” *blooey*

  83. William of the Old says:

    Fr. Z……..”I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.”

    “Houston, we have a problem”

  84. Joe says:

    Cordelia, I just heard all twelve verses (or however many it is) of ‘come down to the water brothers (sisters, fathers, etc)’ from ‘O Brother where are thou?’ sung, interspersed with inspiring and pious quotations from St Paul, as the responsorial psalm at a Mass in honor of St Ignatius of Loyola. That’s enough.

    I tend to agree with LayCatholic et al about the b word, but perhaps the Jesuits at one of their observatories could inform us if this is the acceptable and correct scientific term for an alien monster attacking a little girl.

    Father, your blog is lots of fun as a blog, but even more significant, for me at least, as a place to read documents, letters, interviews, etc. I suppose I could find them elsewhere, but perhaps, if you do indeed decide to close down (and really, should these things be decided in August? I think not) perhaps you could indicate on your list of blogs which ones are particularly good for what.

  85. Joe says:

    “Phasers on stun, good luck, Kirk out”

  86. Oremus says:

    hint, I have kids.

    We will miss you father if you do decide to quit/end.
    BTW, how will you get your lovely gifts when you shut down… not trying to appeal to that in order to convince you not too….
    A priests gotta do what a priests gotta do

  87. William of the Old says:

    “Vy a duck?”—–CM
    “Yes, Viaduct.”——GM
    “I understand Vy a chicken, Vy a horse, but Vy a duck”——CM

    From “The Cocoanuts”

  88. Jim says:

    Oremus, I think Father Z was talking about shutting down the combox for this post, not shutting down the whole blog. I’m pretty sure of that, anyhow. I’ll know different if Father says:

    “Hop in fellers, I’m fixin’ to R U N N O F T!”

  89. Harold says:

    “Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here. This is the war room.”
    (Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

    “Pussy willows Dottie Henkle.”
    “Juror number x is wearing white shows after Labor Day.”
    (both from Serial Mom)

    (Silent Movie)

  90. Allan says:

    Fr. Z – As a late comer to your blog I must agree that the nexus between its name and content seems weak. This may be taken as a sign that WDTPRS has run its course. Also, I have always been struck by how much running WDTPRS seems like a full time job, and I often wondered how you find the time be a priest (although I plead ignorance as to the nature of your current assignment). I visit everyday, and I learn from you (and your commenters) each time. My own knowledge falls well short of the average here, and so it is a lot like learning chess by playing with only Grandmasters. Not a bad way to go, actually.

    But I must guard against selfishness. What the blog means to me is not the issue.

    The issue is that, perhaps, you should put your energies into real leadership in the Church. Bishop Z has a nice ring to it. Perhaps you should get into the game to a greater extent. Or maybe this Blog is doing just that. Only you can judge this.

    Am I fit to give you advice? No, but I will anyway. It is the same advice I was given before I converted, and as someone facing major surgery on Aug. 22 I am once again taking it to heart:

    Be. Not. Afraid.


    [Well… there’s a vote to shut it down.]

  91. Deo volente says:

    Father Zuhlsdorf,

    Regarding this blog, your impact world-wide is beyond belief. Perhaps the present “raison d’etre” is gone in your eyes, but your insight will never be gone and is essential to many.

    To quote Sir Winston Churchill, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”


  92. “Not kidding, folks. All good things need a clean end.”

    Yes, please do not “jump the shark” with this Website. Maybe a spin off, but mimicking a good British comedy is not a bad idea. Leave them wanting more.

    How about a Gopher Hockey blog? Come on, you know you want to do it…

  93. It would be just too sad if Vincenzo were to come up with some Father Z vehicles at this point, for road or sky, but headed out of the picture…

  94. Oremus says:

    Jim, I hope he means just shutting down the combox and not the site. But it seems we are all getting mixed “signals” as to what he REALLY means.

  95. Will Riley says:

    Dear Father Z,

    I am an avid reader of your blog and have grown spiritually and intellectually from your fine work. I would greatly miss its end, but if you feel called to something else so be it. Duc in altum et laxate retia vestra in capturam. Not a movie quote, but a darn good one.

    God bless you!

    Will Riley

  96. The only way this site could have “run it’s course” is for every parish in the world to be having at least one Mass in the Extraordinary form daily.

    “It’s a very exciting time. We’ve got a lot to do. We’ve gotta get to it.”
    Tank to Neo in “The Matrix”

  97. Heitzy says:

    “Leave the gun, take the Cannoli”.

  98. Jackie says:

    Black Knight: It’s just a flesh wound.

    Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she’s a witch?
    Peasant: Well, she turned me into a newt!
    Sir Bedevere: A newt?
    Peasant: [meekly after a long pause] … I got better.
    Crowd: Burn her anyway!

  99. Dougall says:

    “What do I say to you?”

    This was said by Wulford Brimley’s character to a little creature named “Teek” in Ewok Adventures 2: Battle for Endor, before Noa (Brimley) returned to his home planet.


    I returned to Catholicism through this blog. If you are going to stop blogging, I request that you at least make a final post with advice for us on how to aid tradition. Your blog is kind of the center of it on the net. Maybe you could make a traditional movement blog?

  100. Father Z,

    I will send you a $20 donation if you can guess the following movie quote from the 80’s:

    “Awww, come on guys, it’s so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course. It’s all ball bearings nowadays.”

  101. Rose in NE says:

    “You’ve been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.”

    “You see George (Fr. Z), you’ve really had a wonderful life (blog). Don’t you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?”

  102. Tim says:

    If I’ze can and youz can change, everybody can change.

    Rocky, Rocky, Rocky…

    Dude, give me some of your tots.

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman.

    You either die a hero or live long enough to see you become the villain.

    You’re breaking my heart.

    From my point of view the Jedi are the evil ones.

    Come on champ, you aint so bad.

  103. Thankful Seminarian says:


    I write as a grateful seminarian. This blog has been a source of great inspiration these past two years of my seminary life. I constantly look here for encouragement, and receive it every time. If you decide to close the blog, knwo that you have done a great service for the Church. If you do not, then know you will have made a seminarian very happy!

    Please be assured of my prayers as I ask for yours.

  104. jpbehnke says:

    I can’t believe that on a Catholic blog anyone posted from THIS movie (unless someone did and I missed it in the comments):

    ‘It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world… but for Wales!’ [Well done!]

  105. LCB says:

    “Now nearly all those I loved and did not understand when i was young are dead, but I still reach out to them… I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hopes that a fish will rise. Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.

    I am haunted by waters.”– A River Runs Through It

  106. LCB says:

    3 things:

    1) Something is terribly wrong with this blog readership if it took 30+ posts before a Blues Brothers quote appeared.

    2) In my humble opinion, you should hold on until the clarification of SP is released. We will need help understanding its meaning and our rights. After the clarification is released, I believe the blog will have fully run its course. The novus ordo re-translations seem to be a “done deal”, and after the SP clarification is released the Gregorian Rite will be preserved for all ages.

    3) “Good Morning. And in case I don’t see you again, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night.”– Truman Show

  107. TexasAC says:

    Father Z,

    After being a cradle Catholic for 78 years, I regurlarly read WDTPRS to learn more about Jesus and Our Churuch, which I haven’t learned (or forgotten) in the past.

    Very sad to see your blog is probably going to die before I do. So much to learn and in so little time.

    God bless you in your future endeavors for Our Church.

  108. RBrown says:

    I will send you a $20 donation if you can guess the following movie quote from the 80’s:

    “Awww, come on guys, it’s so simple. Maybe you need a refresher course. It’s all ball bearings nowadays.”
    Comment by Greg Hessel in Arlington Diocese

    Fletch. Later, I’ll forward an address where you can send the money.

  109. Fr. B. Pedersen says:

    The Daily Z

    So the new Blog title is set after WDTPRS is concluded?

  110. dcs says:

    “But I didn’t know until this day that it was Barzini all along.”

  111. tony says:

    If you shut it down, at least leave the entries available for another few years. That’s enough time for us Fr. Z fanatics to save every entry!

  112. Woody Jones says:

    OK, I can’t resist:

    From “Ghostbusters”:

    “I’m fuzzy on the whole good-bad thing.”

    “Actually it’s more of a guideline [than a rule].”

    And again from “Buckaroo Banzai:

    “What is your greatest joy? — The joy of duty.”

    “History is made at night. Character is who you are in the dark.”

  113. Woody Jones says:

    And a couple of other golden oldies:

    From “Dr. Strangelove”:

    “He is a man of the people, but he is also a man…”

    “You can’t fight in here, this is the war room.”

    “Mein fuehrer, I can walk!”

    And the song: “We’ll Meet Again” played to videos of nuclear explosions. [Also listen to the much later Johnny Cash version, croaked rather than sung.]

    And from the Peter Sellers Clouseau thriller, “A Shot in the Dark”

    ‘[She] is innocent … of murder.”

  114. booklover says:

    “Brains aren’t everything” – Tony Curtis to Marylin Monroe in ‘Some Like it Hot’.

  115. Father is correct that all good things must come to a “clean end”, though it is lamentable to imagine the death of a blog that I know is all that keeps several Catholics I know connected to the Church during their dark nights of the soul.

  116. Diane says:

    Jumping in here on possible ending of this blog.

    It’s time consuming to do this kind of blogging and I don’t know how you haven’t burned out at the pace you keep (then again, it must be a priestly thing because we can’t keep up with Fr. Perrone either).

    Rather than shut it down completely, perhaps post once or twice weekly – r change the name and take on a more broad focus than prayer and liturgy….

    Translations are one thing. I have really enjoyed how you have pointed us to the beauty and depth of Patristics. Those to me have been as great as the prayer translations and in some cases, even better. How many of us wouldn’t even stop to think (if not for you): What have the Fathers said about this or that?

    I think if you are serious about downshifting or putting this blog in park, it would be prudent for all of us to offer some prayers that you find God’s will in this regard. In the end, that will be His will for us too.

    In Jesus through Mary

  117. John P. says:

    Father, it would really pain me to see this blog disappear. There’s been so many things that I’ve learned from it, so much great information, and then occasionally a post like this will appear and add a few laughs to my day. This blog is really a great resource to me, and I’m sure many others. Please consider keeping this blog running, I know how much hard work goes into it from you, and I know it must be very difficult to run such a blog, and try and keep up with the many emails, comments, etc. that you receive from it. I’m not trying to change your mind, and if you do shut it down, just keep in mind that you have done a wonderful service the online Catholic community.

    John P.

  118. Diana H. says:

    Get it?…. Got it?… Good.. (The Court Jester)

    But Father! But Father! I’ve just found you!! You’ve being a great mentor in my faith… and of many others!!
    Please reconsider!
    You’re in my prayers
    Be God’s

  119. Tom Weber says:

    “Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi.”
    As long as those phrases mean anything and as long as translations exist, a blog such as this will be important (or whatever means is used for discourse into the future). It is entirely possible God is calling you to another ministry, to change this blog to something slightly or completely different, or to take a sabbatical. But we appreciate your talent and your love for the church. It has benefited us all.
    But we must also believe that whatever God is calling you to at this time will be of the greatest benefit to the Church.
    Thank you.

  120. Joseph says:

    “..I read your book!”

  121. mike says:

    7 6 2 full metal jacket


  122. Patrick says:

    “Men are gonna get killed here today, Sue, and I’m gonna kill ’em.” -Charley Waite

    Oh, and change the blog to a new name. Don’t kill it. It’s already about much, much more than accurate translations. It’s become a blog about Catholic news, events, and liturgy.

  123. Jenny says:

    Dear Father Z,

    I rarely feel qualified to comment here, but I want you to know how much my knowledge of the Faith has grown and my own faith has been strengthened by my visits here. I know very little Latin (but I’m getting better!) so the translations were interesting but way over my head. What kept me coming here every day was your insightful commentary on current events, the saints, the Church Fathers and the Mass. I have learned so much and cannot thank you enough. Because of your guidance I was able to aaproach my pastor concerning the Extraordinary Form with confidence and charity,

    If you feel that the title of the blog reflects a task that is finished, I hope you will consider continuing the site with some other focus. If you feel that this is not possible, please know that you have my thanks and gratitude (and that of many of my friends) and will always be remembered in my prayers.

  124. Forrest says:


    “Stupid is as stupid does”

  125. mike says:

    Fr Z

    Pre- SP I did actually read more of the WDTPRS stuff and less of the “fluff” for lack of a better word. Listened to the audio too but hardly now.

    Nice to be connected to the inside stuff – it takes the edge off the frustration and its fun.

    Nice too not to be distracted from the spiritual food.

    Ahh – the burdens of success.


  126. Brian2 says:

    “The Dude Abides” (Big Lebowski)

    “Du Muss Caligari Werden!! (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)

    …Because you don’t listen!! (Barton Fink)

  127. Ed says:

    “I’m strangely comfortable with that.”

    “As you wish.”

    “To the pain.” “You mean to the death.” “No, I mean to the pain.”

    “No ticket.”

    “Let my people go!”

    “May the schwartz be with you!”
    “When is this?” “Now.” “Now?” “Now.” “WHEN?” “Now.” “Just now?” “No, then. You just missed it.”
    “What does that make us?” “Absolutely nothing.”

  128. Anonymous Seminarian says:

    I check this blog before I even check my e-mail…I can’t imagine losing it. Father, your articles, words, comments and observations helped me to retain my sanity during my first year of seminary…if you take it away now, what in the world will I do for my second year??

    If you’re looking for purpose, you’ve got it. Dozens of seminarians have benefited from this blog. Father, you tell it like it is – do you know how RARE that is for us? We’ll all support you no matter what you decide, but we hope and pray that you’ll reconsider…we need your voice of reason AND your love of the Church.

  129. John says:

    Fr. Z.,

    Thank you for your great service to the Church. You are constantly challenging me to grow in my faith. I remember eagerly awaiting the “big news” items, and reading your translational notes – I even own a Lewis and Short!

    Still, after witnessing the death of several good blogs, I realize that perhaps the best opportunity for growth is to move my faith out of the blogosphere and into the world.

  130. Lurker says:

    Unless one is ordained to be a blog priest, the realities of having time to watch birds, solicit gifts, go on costly trips and live with your partner on a farm are not given to most parish priests.
    Seminarians may want to go “old school” and shut off the communication devices and do some old fashioned reading, praying and watching.

  131. The blog was based on translation of prayers. That is being resolved.

    Only the translation of prayers is “being resolved”. The explosion in readership of this blog came only you explicitly broadened its focus to cover the restoration of the Church, it’s whole faith and liturgy, which is just entering its exciting and fruitful phase, if not only just begun.

    So it’s only the title “WDTPRS” that’s run its course, not the blog itself, whose influence is just now gathering momenteum.

  132. Dave says:

    Seeing as this is a Catholic blog, from the best movie ever made:

    “I’ve decided to be Godfather to Connie’s baby”

  133. Paul Stokell says:

    Unless one is ordained to be a blog priest, the realities of having time to watch birds, solicit gifts, go on costly trips and live with your partner on a farm are not given to most parish priests.

    “{SLAP} That’s for blasphemy!” (Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”)

  134. Midwest Organist says:

    Fr. Z, your blog is a much-needed ray of light in the dim world of 21st-century Catholicism that I live in. Your podcasts are my favorite feature of your blog, since they are engaging, educational, and doctrinally orthodox – something I rarely encounter in homilies at any of the local parishes. Like others have also said, I check your blog several times throughout the day, and in fact it’s usually the first thing I check in the morning. I’m presently discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and your blog has definitely played a role in that. By all means, start a new blog if you feel the focus here has shifted too much, but please keep blogging! And keep the Don Camillo stories coming!

  135. booklover says:

    Good call, Joseph, but let’s not be coy.
    The line is, “Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!” (Patton)

  136. JL says:

    –“People called ‘Romanes’, they go the ‘ouse.” [ROFL!]

    –“It says, ‘Romans go home.'”
    –“No it doesn’t.”

    “Yes, sir. I live to collate, sir.”

    “Go away–and don’t come back for five to seven days!”

  137. Jon says:


    If he keeps up these threats, I’m tellin’ Alice.

  138. Diane says:

    Lurker said, “Unless one is ordained to be a blog priest, the realities of having time to watch birds, solicit gifts, go on costly trips and live with your partner on a farm are not given to most parish priests.”

    Unless one is God, one shouldn’t judge, especially by outward appearances. It’s easy to read into things more than is there.

  139. Liz F. says:

    Dear Fr. Z: if you think this blog has run it’s course…I think you ought to do what you feel you should. I love your blog. It’s the first I check after I boot up and check my email. However, I understand and agree with you. Maybe if I spent less time reading your blog (and others) I’d spend more time face to face with my husband, children, and others. Also, it wouldn’t hurt any of us to spend more time in prayer. I really appreciate all that you have done for us. God bless you in whatever you do. Liz Feuerborn Lincoln, NE

  140. Larry says:

    Fr. Z,

    The “slavish translations” is only part of the title and certainly the second part serves well to keep alive one of the most dynamic blogs out there. “Frank commentary” and the continuing discussion of vital issues that affect our Church should provide a basis for a century of blogging. Because your first love is now baring fruit do not think your job is done. It is not uncommon for companies to find new ways to stay in business when their orgiginal purpose is some how ended. You are serving a very wide audience on a vast number of issues so please reconsider. There will for years be the need to discuss the TLM and the NO and how they are affecting each other not to mention how this whole mess plays out. Just because we have received some very fine translations does not mean that all the issues of the NO have been resolved. Keep the forum open.

  141. LCB says:

    This blog is the leading voice for the restoration, and has kept many people from leaving the faith.

    I personally know several seminarians who are inspired by this blog to keep following their vocation even when the ‘going gets tough’ with anti-Church seminarian professors.

    Fr. Z., perhaps it would be fruitful to take on a partner or two, and turn this into a focused group blog? The wide readership and the light this blog shines in the darkness (and the sunlight onto corruption) is essential for the restoration.

  142. booklover says:

    From TV Land:

    – “Who loves you, baby?” (Kojak)

    – “Poor little pizza; ain’t good for nothin” (The Honeymooners)

  143. Harold says:

    Father Z –

    I do not mean to be presumptuous, and I am not aware of your other responsibilities, but it seems to me that this blog is your vocation. You are, I dare say, doing more for the faith via this blog than many parish priests are doing in their work. I think the Good Lord gave this blog to you. If that’s the case you’d better keep it going!

    I’ll offer my prayers for you. If you have a moment to remember me, a poor sinner, in yours, I’d be grateful.


  144. Look folks:

    The issue of the new translation is nearly resolved. 

    The impetus of Summorum Pontificum is unstoppable now, despite isolated obstacles. 

    These are two of the major focuses here.

    It might be time to rethink.

    Now back to movie quotes.

  145. Howard says:

    Father, if you are thinking of shutting down the website, and I suppose the column also, have you considered editing your material into a book? You must be putting a lot of time into the blog and the column which you will have back, and a WDTPRS book would be a worthy addition to any library.

  146. Diane says:

    “Father knows best”

    ok – I concede, that’s a TV oldie program.

    But Father, Father! I do hope you will consider a shift to, “What do the Fathers Say?”

  147. joy says:

    ‘Bring us a shrubbery!’

    ‘I’m feeling much better. I think I can get up now.’

    ‘This must be Tuesday. I never could get the hang of Tuesday.’

    ‘No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!’

  148. Bill Haley says:

    “Stop, you about to make me bust out cryin’.”
    Raising Arizona

    Fr. Z.,

    If you think it is wise, go with it. I value the blog and would miss it. It seems many others would too. But, you have to do what you have to.

  149. johnny says:

    Pope Julius II: When will you make an end?
    Michelangelo: When I am finished!

    Seems like a lay person or some group of lay people could do the grunt work, with guests such as Fr Z and other luminaries as occasional contributors.

    Either way thanks for the ride Padre! Learned a lot, All the best.

  150. Nick says:

    Judd Hirsch whispers a confession to his son Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day:

    “I have not spoken to G-d since your mother died…”

  151. Tina in Ashburn says:

    Dear Father Z
    Eyes got teary here at your hint of shutting down. I check your blog daily. I tell everyone about you. I make my cranky mother read your stuff to lead her down a more even traditionalist road. We all need your influence, the liberal, the cranky traditionalists, and the moderates. Its nice to “feel the love” from a faithful and rational priest.

    I admit I wonder when you sleep and how in the world you do all that you do.

    WDTPRS = What does the person really say
    I avidly read your interspersed comments on articles and speeches. You are hilarious and insightful and succinct and ascerbic and rational. One of a kind. Sometimes I can’t really tell what somebody is saying, what they mean, how it differs from the Truth until I read your “translations”. I would hate to lose this. You put the “even” in “keel”.

    I second all the wonderful comments here – all true, Father! Above all, let’s remind ourselves that God is in charge. It’ll be okay.

    With much gratitude for giving me a place to go, “do whatever He tells you”.

  152. Pabulator says:

    Fr Z : Well… there’s a vote to shut it down

    Which constituency is voting? It seems to me the sensus fidelium says quite cleary, “We love you, we value what you do, please stay!”. You’ve managed to help revive my enthusiasm for the faith and for my vocation in a church which had written me off. Thank you !

  153. Oremus says:

    BUT FADER, what about the birds?

    Seriously, I do like the pics, and the stuff in between too.

    Ok TV show quote
    I am a man, I can change, If I have to, I suppose.

  154. sean says:


    I have read your blog for many monthes now. Whatever you decided to do you have my prayerful support. I just thought you should know you have helped me grow theologically and liturgically. Growing up in Catholic school for 12 years now, I have learned more from your blog in a few monthes then from my 12 years within Archdiocesan schools. Emboldened by your blogging I started to use my position on the Liturgy Committee to bring more and more revernce to the NO said at my Lasallian Highschool here in Denver. After this return to reverence the interests in vocations at our school has dramatically increased and at the graduation this past year a young woman joined the Carmelites. Your blog bears many fruits, but you must follow God’s Plan for you.

    Yours Most Prayerfully in Faith, Hope, and Love,

  155. Oremus says:

    Ok, one more,

    “Did you think it would last forever?”

  156. Movie quotes are more fun and more interesting.

  157. The Warrior says:

    Neri, take a train to Rome. Light a candle for the Archbishop.

  158. Josiah Ross says:

    “‘ELLO POLLY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o’clock alarm call!”
    “I didn’t want to do this job. I wanted to be… a lumberjack!”

  159. Hidden One says:

    Father, there were 144 comments when I started reading this comment thread, and, while some of them I only skim read, I seem to have found a problem with them. Allow me to simply correct it.

    If the Lord wishes WDTPRS to cease, let it cease. If He wishes otherwise, let it remain or become exactly what He so desires it now to be. So make sure to find out one way or the other before you do something with or to it.

    But then, I know you didn’t need that advice. But you have it in your combox now.

    pax Christi vobiscum.

  160. Templar says:

    Given the nature of the Blog, and the nature of Father’s feelings about the Blog, I can’t believe that this quote has been missed:

    Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II: “When will you make an end of it?”

    Charlton Heston as Michelangelo: “When I am finished.”

    The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

    Father, like others, I will say that my hopes and my prayers are that yo will continue blogging in some form. Your work means more to me than mere words can allow. But I accept that each us is called in a different manner, and you must follow where your calling leads. I shall continue to include you in my daily prayer intentions, and I hope it is as more than a memory of a man who “used to inspire me”.

    God Bless you and Keep You.

  161. Steve Girone says:

    “Is there air? You don’t know!”

    Galaxy Quest

  162. PAT says:

    “So let it be written; so let it be done.”

    “Deliverer! Deliverer! He’s been foretold by every falling star since my father’s time!”

    “Your tongue will dig your grave, Memnet.”

    “It is the Lord Who executes judgment, Nefertiri.”

    “His God is God.”

  163. David says:

    “I find this disgusting, but I just can’t help myself!” eXistenZ

  164. Harold says:

    Judge: “Young lady, are you showing contempt for this court?”
    Mae West: “No your honor, I’m doing my best to hide it!”
    (My Little Chickadee)

    “Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup.”
    (High Anxiety)

  165. guadalupe says:

    Star Trek TOS McCoy: “He’s dead.”

    McCoy again: “Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a miracle worker!”

    Scotty: “I’m givin’ her all I got!”

  166. Habemus Papam says:

    “Don’t you want your dinner, Blanche?” (Bet Davis to Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?).

  167. “An artist is never poor.”

    “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

    “Colonel, do I get the idea that you’re tryin’ to put a crimp in my social life?”

  168. scott says:

    “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”

    “You Maniacs! You blew it up!” (rest of quote censored)

    “You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.”

    “I am Spartacus!”

    “Tell me about the rabbits, George!”

    “Frankly, Miss Piggy, I don’t give a hoot.”

    Thanks for the insights, Fr. Z!

  169. Chris says:




  170. Jackie says:


    Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Auntie Mame

  171. LCB says:



    If the blog is to be closed, let that be the final post!

  172. ~NYa says:

    “My biological clock is ticking like this” ~My Cousin Vinny

    “My girlfriend, she loves the taste of communion wafers.” ~Saturday Night Fever

    “You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.” ~To Have And Have Not

    “Third cousins to the Italians are like twin brothers to the Irish.” ~Pope of Greenwich Village

    “Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, baby!” ~Anna Christie

    “Anyone? Anyone?” ~Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    “These go to 11.” ~This Is Spinal Tap

  173. “These go to 11”
    – This is Spinal Tap

    “Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin’ about”
    – Hot Fuzz

    “Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler.”
    – Office Space

    “Strange things are afoot at the Circle K”
    – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    “What we do in life, echoes into eternity”

    “Smile! You’ve just been erased”


    “Flush the bombers, get the subs in launch mode. We are at DEFCON 1”

    “Shall we play a game?”

    “Be careful what you shoot at. Most things in here don’t react to well to bullets”
    -Hunt for Red October

    “Gimmie that baby, you warthog from hell!”
    -Raising Arizona

    “You know what the difference is between you and me? I make this look good”
    – Men In Black

    “It’s not a tooma!” (tumor)
    -Kindergarten Cop

    “The new phone book’s here, the new phonebook’s here!”
    -The Jerk

    “Good … bad … I’m the guy with the gun.”
    -Army of Darkness

    “It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
    -Enter the Dragon

    “You’re either incredibly smart, or incredibly stupid.”
    -Enemy of the State

    “I said … put … the bunny … back … in the box.”
    -Con Air

  174. Tina says:

    I’m shocked this isn’t here already.

    TRADITION! from Fiddler on the Roof

  175. Manuel says:

    “What have the Romans ever done for us!?” “Brought Peace”

    “I have seen the rest of the world, and it is cold and dark. Rome is the light.” Maximus in Gladiator

    “They can take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!”

    “Now everyone! Shout like protestatants!” The priest in the Quite Man

    I love that second one, it is so Catholic.

  176. Rouxfus says:

    “There’s mines over there, there’s mines over there, and watch out – those goddamn monkeys bite, I’ll tell ya.”

    “Never get out of the boat. Absolutely g@ddamn right – unless you were goin’ all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole friggin’ program.”

    “Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.” [Gahndi]

    “You know this city’s full of hawks? That’s a fact. They hang around on the top of the big hotels. And they spot a pigeon in the park. Right down on him.” [On the Waterfront]

  177. Rachel says:

    “[Well… there’s a vote to shut it down.]”
    So, who’s voting then?

  178. Beau says:

    “Someone is either a smoker or a nonsmoker. There’s no in-between. The trick is to find out which one you are, and be that. If you’re a nonsmoker, you’ll know.”

  179. Christopher R. Altieri says:

    “I’m your huckleberry”

  180. Will Riley says:

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Darth Vader to Admiral Motti, Star Wars a New Hope.

  181. Beau says:

    One more, just ’cause I like it:

    “Certainty of death, very small chance of success, what are we waiting for?”

  182. ~NYa says:

    “I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.” ~Annie Hall

    “Ma, sooner or later, there comes a point in a man’s life when he’s gotta face some facts. And one fact I gotta face is that, whatever it is that women like, I ain’t got it.” ~Marty

    “You think you could you get him to put me down?” ~Mighty Joe Young

    “Don’t overcook it. You overcook it, it’s no good. It defeats its own purpose.” ~Raging Bull

    “Oh, I like this one… One dog goes one way, the other dog goes the other way, and this guy’s sayin’, “Whadda ya want from me?’ Guy’s got a nice head of white hair, it’s beautiful.” ~Goodfellas

    “The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city.” ~An Affair To Remember

    “You know what’s gonna happen to you? I am gonna march you over to the zoo and feed you to the yak.” ~Breakfast At Tiffany’s

    “What’s he doing? Go back there man! He wants to kill me so bad he can taste it! Huh? ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA!” ~Dog Day Afternoon

  183. “Yes, Sir, the gentleman has a bottle.” (Colour Sergeant Bourne, ZULU, 1964).

  184. Brian Day says:

    Sorry for the length, but it’s worth it: :-)

    Let’s start with… Obvious: ‘scuse me, is that your nose or did a bus park on your face?
    Meteorological: everybody take cover, she’s going to blow!
    Fashionable: you know, you could de-emphasize your nose if you wore something larger, like… Wyoming.
    Personal: well, here we are, just the three of us.
    Punctual: all right, Delbman, your nose was on time but YOU were fifteen minutes late!
    Envious: Ooooh, I wish I were you! Gosh, to be able to smell your own ear!
    Naughty: uh, pardon me, sir, some of the ladies have asked if you wouldn’t mind putting that thing away.
    Philosophical: you know, it’s not the size of a nose that’s important, it’s what’s IN IT that matters.
    Humorous: laugh and the world laughs with you. Sneeze, and it’s goodbye, Seattle!
    Commercial: hi, I’m Earl Scheib, and I can paint that nose for $39.95!
    Polite: uh, would you mind not bobbing your head? The, uh, orchestra keeps changing tempo.
    Melodic: Everybody. He’s got… {Everyone}: [singing] The whole world in his nose!
    Sympathetic: aw, what happened? Did your parents lose a bet with God?
    Complimentary: you must love the little birdies to give them this to perch on.
    Scientific: Say, does that thing there influence the tides?
    Obscure: whoa! I’d hate to see the grindstone. Well, think about it.
    Inquiring: when you stop to smell the flowers, are they afraid?
    French: saihr, ze pigs have refused to find any more truffles until you leave!
    Pornographic: finally, a man who can satisfy two women at once! How many is that? [Dean: Fourteen, Chief!]
    Religious: the Lord giveth… and He just kept on giving, didn’t He?
    Disgusting: Say, who mows your nose hair?
    Paranoid: keep that guy away from my cocaine!
    Aromatic: it must wonderful to wake up in the morning and smell the coffee… in Brazil.
    Appreciative: Oooh, how original! Most people just have their teeth capped.
    [he pauses, pretending to be stumped, while the crowd urges him on]
    All right. Dirty: your name wouldn’t be Dick, would it?


  185. Anne Scanlon says:

    Father Z,

    I understand the sense that the Liturgy is now moving in the right direction…..but consider all us pew sitters out here who are encouraged by what we read here….not all of us see that movement in the right direction.


  186. Ben says:

    Long one, originally from a play, then a movie:

    Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you–where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast–Man’s laws, not God’s–and if you cut them down–and you’re just the man to do it–d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.

  187. Cory says:

    “A woman’s heart is an ocean of secrets.”-Rose, Titanic

  188. Renee says:

    “When you have to shoot, shoot, don’t talk”

    “There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend. Those who have a loaded gun and those who dig. You dig!”

  189. Dale says:

    “And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, ‘O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade, that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy.'”

  190. mike says:

    Father Z – A new Crusade?

    Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet): Well, sir, what do you suggest? We stand here and shed tears and call each other names… or shall we go to Istanbul?



  191. Ed says:

    “I’m going to make this pencil disappear.”

    Father–like the others, your blog has meant very, very much to me–and to several of my friends. Thank you, thank you–viel dank, viel dank. I never fail to be impressed by the number of posts you produce daily. If you must go, you’ll remain in our prayers…but I hope you stay.

  192. Derik Castillo says:

    I am thinking of shutting it down anyway. It may have run its course.

    Dear Fr. Z.

    You know better than anybody what God wants you to work on. I cannot say enough thanks for all you do for us in this blog. I am sure that your next assignment will be better in every possible way. Hope you decide to keep working through the internet.

    A member of your fan club :’-(

  193. Dove says:

    Please, Father Z, don’t shut down this blog. It must be a great deal of work for you, constantly keeping up with a million things and updating all of us with your blog. It must seem to you that some of us don’t appreciate your work, but actually many more of us really do. I am sure that I am not the only one that checks the blog multiple times each day. We rely on you to present the latest developments.
    Are there things that we could do to make this a less onerous task for you? Can we help you out in some way? This blog is a reflection of your personality and wide ranging interests and knowledge, but tell us what you would like us to do to help out.

  194. Derik Castillo says:

    One quote from “Constantine”

    “Always a catch”

  195. Tina in Ashburn says:

    “I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout birthin’ babies!” Gone With the Wind

  196. Vincenzo says:

    “Where is Nitti?”
    “He’s in the car.”

  197. Tony says:

    How about; “HEERRREE’S JOHNNY” -Jack Nicholson, The Shining

  198. William of the Old says:

    “Hump? What hump?”———Marty Feldman/Young Frankenstein

    “It’s good to be King”—–Mel Brooks/History of the World: Part I

  199. Avus says:

    “If you find yourself in green fields with the sun on your face don’t be troubled, for you’re in Elysium and you are already dead!”

  200. Tom S. says:

    “No, my dear, there is no terrible way to win. There is only… winning.”

    “Americans, I think, are overdevoted to bathrooms and closets.”

    Just two of many from the greatest movie of all time – Grand Prix.

  201. Avus says:

    More Gladiator…

    “At my signal, unleash hell”

    “What we do in life echoes in eternity.”

  202. Tom S. says:

    Jean-Pierre: The object is to cast the line precisely where you want it.

    Louise: What difference does it make? It’s a big lake!

    Jean-Pierre: The difference, my dear, is in the ART of it.
    We could wade out, and hit the fish over the head.
    But there would be no ART in that, would there?


  203. bearitone says:

    What, no Shakespeare?

    Here goes:

    I have of late,—but wherefore I know not,—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises; and indeed, it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire,—why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculties! in form and moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension, how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me,
    No, nor women neither.- Hamlet, or Withnail and I.

  204. Tom S. says:

    And Father Z, I don’t think the game is over yet. In fact, I dare say that Summorum Ponitificum is a LOT closer to the “shot heard around the world” than it is to Yorktown.

    I can imagine that this is a lot of work for you. And I respect your decision either way. But please don’t go.

  205. Christabel says:


  206. bryan says:

    “Virginians! For your lands…for your homes…for your sweethearts…for your wives! For old Virginia!…..Forward……march!!!!!!” -Richard Jordan as Gen’l Lewis Armistead in “Gettysburg” calling his men forward for Pickett’s Charge.

  207. Christabel says:

    Forget mourning the blog, when do we get on to “Best Songs from Film Musicals”? [Not in this thread, we won’t.]

  208. Will Riley says:

    “You know I always thought we were going a bridge too far.” A Bridge Too Far.

  209. Tony says:

    “Hello, John. John… Hello”

  210. Terry says:

    I don’t know how this one was missed:

    “Dottie Hinckle, do you drink?” – Kathleen Turner, “Serial Mom”

    And then:

    “You’re not goin’ anywhere, you big lug!” – Some 1940’s film noir.

  211. Agnes B. Bullock says:

    “I’ll be back” Terminator

    “Stuck, Stuck, Stuck, STUCK!!!!” A Christmas Story

  212. Agnes B. Bullock says:

    “Hold until relieved” The Longest Day

  213. Carlos says:

    How about:

    “People should know when they are conquered”


    “1.21 Giggawatts!”

    Thank you father and God bless you in all your endevours but you have started something you cannot turn your back on.

  214. Carlos says:

    Oh I almost forgot.

    “Why so serious”

  215. Michael II says:

    STOP BLOWIN HOLES IN MY SHIP!!! Captain Jack Sparrow with some great emphasis!

  216. Calleva says:

    OK, why not shlockiest movie quote? I’m surprised no one has quoted the following (even if it is toe curlingly dire):

    “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”


  217. jcdrexel says:

    Father, you were right. It all works out. I guess God knows more about these things than we do.Somehow or other, Cora paid for Nick’s life with hers. And now, I’m going to. Father, would you send up a prayer for me and Cora, and if you could find it in your heart, make it that we’re together, wherever it is?…THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE…1948…just go to FIMSITE.ORG FOR ALL THE MOVIE LINES…LOT OF GREAT LASTLINES FOR FR.ZZZZZZ…everyone of you monkeys is down in my book, and every stick of damage around here will be paid for…you’ve got ten minutes to cleaar out…just stick your nose back in this county, any of ya, and you’ll never see daylight again as long as you live. NOW GIT….THE W……………ILD ONE 1953 Maybe, he just wanted to steal the wire cutters.Did ya ever think of that? STALAG 17 1953… YUP. The end of a way of life.TOO BAD IT’S A GOOD WAY.WAGONS FORWARD! YO!…HONDO1954…WHERE ARE YOU GUYS GOING? WAIT A MINUTE? I’LL REMEMBER THIS! I’LL REMEMBER EVERYONE OF YA! i’LL BE BACK, DON’T YOU FORGET THAT.I’LL BE BACK…. ON THE WATE………………R FRONT 1954…….see see…just fishing…before a trip…does it every time, that Fr.Z.CAPTAIN, IT IS I,ENSIGN PULVER,AND I JUST THREW YOUR STINKING PALM TREE OVERBOARD!!!NOW, WHAT’S ALL THIS CRUD ABOUT NO MOVIE TONIGHT?…MISTER RODGERS1955…they abide and they endure. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER 1955…..We have not missed, you and I– We have not missed that many splendored thing… LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING 1955………………….”END OF STORY” 1956……………………… HIGH SOCIETY…ABANDON SHIP 1956…IF you had been a member of the jury, how would you have voted? Guilty or innocent? LOOK YOU FOOLS. YOU’RE IN DANGER. CAN’T YOU SEE? THEY’RE AFTER ALL OF US. OUR WIVES, OUR CHILDREN, EVERYONE. THEY’RE HERE ALREADY. OU’RE NEXT!!!! 1956… invasion of the body snatchers…THAT’ ALL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THAT’S ALL. COME AGAIN TO THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. BRING THE CHILDREN. BRING T

  218. Daniel Latinus says:

    “Yippie-kai-yay .” – Die Hard

    BOUNTY HUNTER: Sorry Josey, a man’s got to make a living.
    JOSEY WALES: Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’.
    JOSEY WALES shoots bounty hunter

    “I never surrendered. they made my horse surrender.” – The Outlaw Josey Wales.

  219. Jake says:

    Aliens: Hudson: “Awww, that’s just great. It’s game over, GAME OVER MAN!”

    Braveheart: Argyle: “You don’t speak Latin? Well, that’s something we’ll have to remedy now, isn’t it?”

    Clerks: Dante Hicks: “I’m not even supposed to be here today!”

    Dr. Strangelove: Russian Premier: “I do not support the work of imperialist stooges.”
    American aide: “Oh. Only commie stooges, eh?”

    Evan Almighty: Joan: “Maybe He meant a flood of knowledge, or emotion, or awareness?”
    Evan: “If that’s true, I am going to be so p****d.”

  220. eric says:

    “He love that goat”

    “220, 221 whatever it takes”

    being from up north

    “NO GOAL, NO GOAL, He was in the crease!”

  221. MAH says:

    “I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or Catholics.”

  222. TJB says:

    “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubble gum.” – They Live

  223. Fr LWG says:

    “There’s a bug the size of a Buick in your kitchen.”

    “Emergency. Emergency. Everybody to get from streets.”

    “El Camino. I like the sound of that.”

  224. CK says:

    Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault?
    Oh, he’s just like any other man, only more so.

    Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.

    I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

    The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march.

    When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.

    Who was that masked man?

    Snap out of it! – Moonstruck

    I’m confused. – Moonstruck

    Why can’t a woman be more like a man?

    I sold flowers; I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me, I’m not fit to sell anything else.

    Merlin told me once, “Never be too disturbed if you don’t understand what a woman is thinking. They don’t do it very often”.

    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The Little Prince

  225. Art says:

    Khitan General: We have won again. This is good! But what is best in life?
    Khitan Warrior: The open steppe, a fleet horse, falcons at your wrist, and the wind in your hair.
    Khitan General: Wrong! Conan, what is best in life?
    Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!
    Khitan General: That is good.

  226. Nick says:

    I coulda been somebody … I coulda been a contender. On the Waterfront

    “Life’s tough…it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.” John Wayne

    “No man ever won a war by dieing for his country — he won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his! Patton

    “…I was just trying to get some sleep sir”
    “well get back down there, son, you’re the only son of a b*tch around here who knows what he’s trying to do!” Patton

  227. Christabel says:

    But Father, but Father … CK above is quoting from “My Fair Lady”. Isn’t it time for the musicals yet?

    (prepares to to incur righteous wrath of Fr Z due to asking same question TWICE having already been TOLD…)

  228. Kimberly says:

    A personal favorite Father:

    A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

    Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, “Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy.” And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals … Now did the Lord say, “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.”

  229. Daniel Latinus says:

    “I thought you was dead.”

    “By this here ostentatious display, we may be saving some poor miscreant’s life.”

    “There are two reasons to kill: for protection and meat. Right now we need meat.”

    -Big Jake, easily the most philosophical John Wayne movie.

  230. Just me says:

    “Get off my plane”
    From The Maltese Falcon
    “When you’re slapped, you’ll take it and like it. ”
    Joel Cairo: “You always have a very smooth explanation…”
    Sam Spade: “What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?”

    “There’s no crying in baseball” (A league of their own)
    From A Christmas Story
    “You’ll shoot your eye out”
    [in a Chinese restaurant]
    “Deck the halls with boughs of horry, ra ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.”

  231. Daniel Latinus says:

    “They put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of their’s in the morgue. That’s the Chicago way.” – The Untouchables.

    The scene was filmed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago.

  232. CK says:

    Dear Christabel,

    Although some in the comments brought in the topic of musicals…a little quibble….the topic was movies and so the quotes I gave were of such a category as well! And well, Rex Harrison refused to sing anyway!

  233. Christabel says:

    Hello CK

    Quibble away. I’ll take any opening or excuse to bring in MUSICALS! So bless your beautiful hide.

    Hey, I’ve got a great idea – come on, kids, let’s do it right here on the blog! – oops sorry, I mean in the barn!

    (God help me when Fr Z reads this)

  234. Cygnus says:

    Chariots of Fire:
    “If I can’t win, I won’t run!”
    “If you don’t run, you can’t win.”

    “That’s a matter for the committee!”
    “We ARE the committee!”

    “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

    Kelly’s Heroes:
    “Don’t hit me with those negative waves so early in the morning.”

    “So make a deal with him.”
    “What kind of a deal?”
    “A DEAL deal! Maybe the guy’s a Republican.”

    “Well, we’re ALL nuts, or we wouldn’t BE here!”

    Where Eagles Dare:
    “Broadsword calling Danny Boy . . .”

    “Second-rate punk, huh?”
    “It was all I could think of on the spur of the moment.”
    “Thanks, that only makes it worse!”

    “In the next 15 minutes we need to create enough confusion to get out of here alive.”
    “Major, right now you’ve got me about as confused as I ever hope to be.”

    Return Of The Pink Panther:
    “Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious Litton . . .”

    “Good Sharkey, Colonel God!”

    “Does Sir Charles Litton have a swimming pewl?”

    “Now I’m saying ‘minkey’!”

    “Do you expect me to talk?”
    “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to DIE!”

    Murder by Death:
    “Locked from the inside! That can mean only one thing . . . and I don’t know what that is!”

    “Conversation like television set on honeymoon . . . unnecessary!”

    “Room full of empty people!”

    “A little cocoa would be nice, n’est-ce pas?”
    “I’m afraid we’re all out of N’est-ce pas. Just Hershey’s.”

  235. Mike Morrow says:

    “What we’ve got here, is failure to communicate.”

  236. Hettie B. says:

    Countess: Love is stronger than death. Your scriptures say so.
    Curé d’Ambricourt: We did not invent love. It has its order, its law.
    Countess: God is its master.
    Curé d’Ambricourt: He is not the master of love. He is love itself. If you would love, don’t place yourself beyond love’s reach.

    Diary of a Country Priest (one of my favorite books and films)

    Appropriately enough, my anti-spam word is “caritas”!

  237. Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty:
    “I’m beginning to think you want to put a crimp in my social life.”

    Colonel Kappler:
    “D–n you and your social life!!”


    Msgr. O’Flaherty to a group of attractive Italian women:
    “Ah, Comtessa, in my profession, there is safety in numbers.”

    –The Scarlet and the Black

  238. Hettie B. says:

    Ah, The Scarlet and the Black is another one of my all-time favorites! I need to see it again soon. I remember there being some wonderful (and funny!) lines, but I can’t remember them. Thanks, Kevin, for the reminder!

  239. “It’s not my fault!”

  240. Finish this one: “Frankly…”

  241. Wendy says:

    Finish this one: “Frankly…”
    Comment by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf — 9 August 2008 @ 12:06 am

    Again? Or is there another?

  242. Wendy says:

    I finally got one.

    “It’s amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving.”

    Lex Luther in Superman

  243. Nathan says:

    “I will perform the opening prayer in the New Latin. Oh Ordlay, ivethgay usway ouryay essingsblay. Amen-ay.”

    The Abbot – Robin Hood: Men in Tights

  244. Wendy says:

    In that vain

    “As you wish……..”

    Wesley in Princess Bride.


    “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah… So tweasuwe youw wove…Have you the wing?”


  245. Mike Morrow says:

    From the 1973 film “Catholics” is a conversation between the modernist Fr. Kinsella, sent to a remote abbey to halt the Latin Mass that was continuing there, and the abbey’s tradionalist Fr. Abbot:

    Fr. Kinsella: “How could we even define a case of heresy today?”
    Fr. Abbot: “I’ll define this one for you: Yesterday’s orthodoxy is today’s heresy.”

    (What an unexpected relief it is that the dark ages following 1965 have lightened. Many of us who lived through the changes of that era had little hope of tradition’s return.)

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