Quote: “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 the performance 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, each week will feature an iconic iteration. So in the words of Reservoir Dogs’ Joe Cabot…”Let’s go to work!”
Are you in need of that extra little morsel of motivation to well and truly kick-start your week? Are you looking for something evocative? To get the people goin’? Then look no further than Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. If only all team briefings were like this…
“See those little black boxes? They’re called telephones. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret about these telephones. They’re not gonna dial themselves. Okay? Without you, they’re just worthless hunks of plastic. Like a loaded M16 without a trained marine to pull the trigger.
And in the case of the telephone, it’s up to each and every one of you, my highly trained Strattonites, my killers. My killers, who won’t take ‘No’ for an answer. My fucking warriors, who will not hang up the phone till their client either buys. Or fucking…DIES!”
Sign. Me. Up.
Which quote makes you want to gurn like a Cumbrian Great Grandmother? Let us know in the comments below.