“It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it!” If I had a shiny new pound coin for every time I’d heard that, I’d be a rich, rich man. Trouble is, it’s not exactly accurate is it? Great dialogue transcends both the performance and the film from whence it came and has the ability to infiltrate popular culture and consciousness. From the endlessly quotable to the words you wish you’d said yourself, every Friday will feature an iconic iteration. So in the words of Reservoir Dogs’ Joe Cabot…”Let’s go to work…”
With seasonal affective disorder kicking in, we take a break from being our usual, chipper selves…and as a result Totes Quotes has gone bad! Nevermind the lines that inspire, intimidate or influence you, these are the lines that make you pull a face like Trump staring into the sun.
Sexy Beast. The year 2000. Guy Ritchie fever was gripping the nation and conversational and oft-improvised dialogue was the order of the day. Getting me Alan Whickers in a twist was this little pearler. Enough to put anyone right off, yes?
Don: “Are you saying no?”
Don: “Is that what you’re saying?
Gal: “Not exactly.”
Don: “What are you saying?”
Gal: “I’m just saying…thanks and all that, thanks for thinking of me…but I’ve got to turn this opportunity down.”
Don: “No, you’ve got to turn this opportunity yes!”
Nope. Still no.
Which quotes make you want to turn the opportunity no? Let us know in the comments below.