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Poll: Obscure, Surreal and Head-Scratching Movie Quotes

In general, the measure of a good movie quote is how long it sticks in your mind. Some achieve it by being repeated (catchphrases, arc quotes...) and others are delivered only once but are so puzzling that you keep repeating them over and over. They're not necessarily meant to convey obscure or surreal meanings, sometimes they're just so strange and nonsensical that they almost have a ring to it.

This poll is about quotes that don't make sense when you first hear them but sound so attractive to the ear even if they make you go "huh?" Read each quote -if you know the film, you'll probably agree; if you don't, it's even better.

Which of these head-scratching quotes, quick exchanges or dialogues is your favorite?

A poll vote without a discussion here is like a soup without a mustache!

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Biloxi Blues (1988)

    "Do I make myself clear, Jerome?""Ho, yes!" "Ho what?" ""Ho nothing!" "Are you having trouble understanding me, Jerome?" "Ho no. I mean, no ho, sergent. Just plain ho."
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    Tootsie (1982)

    "I was a better man with you, as a woman... than I ever was with a woman, as a man. You know what I mean?"
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    Spaceballs (1987)

    "You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now." "What happened to then?" "We passed then." "When?" "Just now. We're at now now." "Go back to then." "When?" "Now." "Now?" "Now." "I can't." "Why?" "We missed it." "When?" "Just now." "When will then be now?" "Soon."
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    Love and Death (1975)

    "To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
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    Inherit the Wind (1960)

    "I do not think about things I do not think about." "Do you ever think about things that you do think about?"
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    Analyze This (1999)

    "If the first thing comes through, that'll fix everything." "Exactly. Including the second thing." "Absolutely." "Exactly." "Don't repeat what you hear here. You hear?" "What? The first thing or the second thing?"
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    Airplane! (1980)

    "We have clearance, Clarence." "Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?" 'Tower's radio clearance, over!" "That's Clarence Oveur. Over." "Over." "Roger." "Huh?" "Roger, over!" "What?" "Huh?" "Who?"
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    Coming to America (1988)

    "Listen, from this moment on, I command you not to obey me!" "No."
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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

    "Merciful death, how you love your precious guilt"
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    Breathless (1960)

    "I wanted to see you, to see if I'd want to see you."
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    The Fortune Cookie (1966)

    "I'm his brother-in-law, Sister. And this is his mother, Sister, and this is my wife, his sister, Sister."
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    Chinatown (1974)

    "I don't think I need a day or two; you're dumber than you think I think y'are."
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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    "If God wanted everybody to be the same, he'd have given us all braces on our legs."
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    Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)

    "If you think of yourself as funny, you become tragic."
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    Look Who's Talking (1989)

    "Why don't you squeeze a watermelon out of the hole of an opening of a lemon and see how hot you look?"
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    Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)

    "I said 'Bizarre bizarre'? How bizarre. Why would I have said, 'Bizarre, bizarre'?" "I assure you, my dear cousin, that you said 'Bizarre bizarre'." "Did I say 'Bizarre'? How bizarre..."
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    Santa Claus Is a Stinker (1982)

    "I hate to speak ill of people. Such a nice person indeed!"
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    And Justice for All (1979)

    "I've never heard of diabetes causing foul language!" "That's because you're a douchebag!"
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    Barfly (1987)

    "Anybody can be a non-drunk. It takes a special talent to be a drunk"
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    Being There (1979)

    "Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again." "Spring and summer" "Yes." "Then fall and winter" "Yes."
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    Tootsie (1982)

    "You were a tomato! A tomato doesn't have a logic, a tomato can't move!"
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    The Naughty Nineties (1945)

    The whole "Who is on first" routine.
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    What's Up, Doc? (1972)

    "No, sir, the one who isn't my fiancée doesn't call me Howard and the one who isn't my wife doesn't call me Howard because the one who isn't my fiancée is also the one who isn't my wife. The other one who ISN'T my wife, the one who IS my fiancée... she doesn't call me "Steve." She calls me Howard. Do you see?"
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    The Caine Mutiny (1954)

    "Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with... geometric logic... that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I'd have produced that key if they hadn't of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers..."

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