Your Favorite Quote Contest

It’s time for me to give away another great prize… I’ve got 5 of the brand new Lion King BluRay/DVD combos right here and I’m going to give them away to the 5 people who submit the best movie quotes.

If you’ve subscribed to my blog for even a short while then you’ve quickly discovered that I love movies. So what better contest is there than to have you guys send me your favorite movie quotes. I’ll choose the best 5 and send those people the new Lion King BluRay (about time this was released in 1080p!)

It’s simple. Just send me the following:

  1. Your Name and city you live in
  2. Whether you’re a youth worker or a parent
  3. Your favorite movie quote, the character who said it, and the movie.

An example of a good quote. Lori and Alyssa just watched Gone With the Wind last week and the next day Alyssa was quoting:

No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

Or from one of my favorite films, A Bronx Tale:

Only three things you can do in jail: Lift weights, play cards, or get into trouble.

What did you do?

I read.

I’ll look at the comments you all post this Thursday night, choose my five favorites and post the 5 winners Friday. Just make sure you use the comment feature of my blog and obey the directions above.

Side note: Lion King is probably one of my favorite Disney films. I was just sent a copy of it on BluRay… so cool in high res! It hits the shelves Tuesday, October 4th.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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77 Responses to Your Favorite Quote Contest

  1. phillip dove says:

    my name is Phillip Dove. I am a youth pastor from Sylvester, Ga. and here’s a quote from Patrick Swayze from the movie Point Break:
    “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.”

  2. Jen says:

    Well, since you totally stole my favorite quote from Gone with the Wind, I’ll have to give you one from Aunt Em in the Wizard of Oz. “For twenty-three years, I’ve been dying to tell you what I thought of you! And now… well, being a Christian woman, I can’t say it!” 🙂

    And here’s a bonus quote from the same movie…
    “How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?”
    “I don’t know… But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking… don’t they?”
    “Yes, I guess you’re right. ”
    –Dorothy & Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz

    Jen Roloff
    Parent in Sacramento, CA

  3. Scott says:

    Scott z. Fort Wayne, IN
    I am a parent and a youth worker.

    “We got no food, we got no jobs…our pets’ heads are FALLING OFF!”
    -Lloyd Christmas
    Dumb and Dumber

  4. Chelsea Buwalda says:

    My name is Chelsea and I live in Fort Wayne, IN.

    I’m a volunteer youth worker, along side my youth pastor husband. My favorite quote, and imo one of the all time greats, is…

    Quote: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
    -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

  5. Marc Buwalda says:

    Marc, from Ft Wayne, IN. I’m the director of student ministries at Pine Hills Church.

    Quote: “The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It’s a good non-specific symptom; I’m a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh… you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor’s office. That’s worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you’re bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It’s a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.” -Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  6. Mike says:

    Mike, a middle school pastor from Sioux City, Iowa.

    “It’s a trap!”
    in your best Admiral Ackbar voice.

  7. Penny says:

    Penny, Lincoln CA – Parent

    “I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.” Lloyd Dobler – Say Anything

  8. Adam says:

    Adam Young. Youth Pastor from McCalla, AL.

    “We have to be right in the middle of the action ’cause we’re the warriors. And without some kind of a challenge, without some…. war to fight, the warrior may as well be dead Stallion.” -Apollo Creed- Rocky IV

  9. J.D. says:

    My name is J.D., and I am a parent from Owensboro, KY. My favorite quote is from the Matrix. (Morpheus speaking to Neo)” Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”

  10. Susie D says:

    My name is Susie D, I am a parent and used to be a youth worker. I live in Mid Michigan. My favorite quote is:
    Victor Joseph: You gotta look mean or people won’t respect you. White people will run all over you if you don’t look mean. You gotta look like a warrior! You gotta look like you just came back from killing a buffalo!
    Thomas Builds-the-Fire: But our tribe never hunted buffalo – we were fishermen.
    Victor Joseph: What! You want to look like you just came back from catching a fish? This ain’t “Dances With Salmon” you know!
    – From Smoke Signals

  11. Trevor says:

    Trevor, youth worker, Newnan, GA

    I think about this line every Monday:
    “Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday and you’re not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, “Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?” (Peter Gibbons in Office Space)

    Hilarious!

  12. Randi Malone says:

    Randi Lynn – youth pastor with my husband in Des Moines, IA

    “I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.” – Noah Calhoun – the Notebook

    • No male was brave enough to do a quote from THE NOTEBOOK… because then they would have to admit that they like THE NOTEBOOK!

      “What am I gonna do in New York?”

      “Be with me.”

  13. Rich McNeill says:

    My name is Rich McNeill live in Franklin, Massachusetts I am a Youth Worker and a Parent.
    Movie/TV title: Evan Almighty
    Character name: God (played by Morgan Freeman)
    Quote(s):
    Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

  14. Kyle Major says:

    My name is Kyle Major and I’m a youth leader at Boss Assembly of God in Boss, MO.

    “You will listen to me…LISTEN

    The Brethren Court will still be looking to us, the black pearl to lead,

    And what will they see?

    Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship no

    They will see free men…AND FREEDOM!!

    AND WHAT OUR ENEMIES WILL SEE IS THE FLASH OF OUR CANONS AND THE RING OF OUR SWORDS AND THEY WILL KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO!!

    By the sweat of our brows, and the strength of our backs…and the courage of our hearts…

    Gentlemen….hoist the colours………….HOIST THE COLOUS!!!!!”

    -Elizabeth Swan, Pirates of the Carribean – At World’s End

  15. Renay VanVickle says:

    Name: Renay VanVickle- I am a Youth Leader as well as Baptist Women’s Director

    Movie: Imitation of Life 1959
    Quote: “I love you, not for the things you have, or even what you might have or might become someday–but because of who you are right now and how you make me feel. I love the goodness of your heart. I have friends who have married rich boys with poor hearts and I pity them, in their new cars and big new homes for all their poverty.”

    • Renay VanVickle says:

      Name: Renay VanVickle- I am a Youth Leader as well as Baptist Women’s Director Caruthersville, MO

      Movie: Imitation of Life 1959
      Quote: “I love you, not for the things you have, or even what you might have or might become someday–but because of who you are right now and how you make me feel. I love the goodness of your heart. I have friends who have married rich boys with poor hearts and I pity them, in their new cars and big new homes for all their poverty.”

  16. Brad Brimmer says:

    Brad Brimmer / Clarkston, MI
    Youth Worker
    “You’re killin’ me Smalls!” – Patrick Renna
    The Sandlot

  17. Carl Eliason says:

    Carl Eliason, full time youth worker, Grand Island NE

    I don’t pray to change God, I pray to God to change me.
    C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands

  18. Les Woodard, Parent/Youth Pastor, Virginia Beach, VA says:

    “If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”

    Clark Griswold, Christmas Vacation

  19. Mike says:

    Mike McGarry, I’m a youth pastor in Norfolk MA

    Without a doubt (and I’m shocked no one’s put it up yet)… I can’t even take a ballpark guess how many times I’ve used this quote for ministry:

    “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled is convincing the world he doesn’t exist.” (from the “Usual Suspects.”)

  20. Jared Nicastro, Youth Pastor, Jackson, NJ says:

    “You know, it’s dangerous for you to be here in the frozen food section… because you could melt all this stuff.” -Vinnie Antonelli/Todd Wilkinson (Steve Martin) from the movie My Blue Heaven

  21. Victor says:

    Victor, youth Pastor from Dallas Tx.

    Top Gun
    Viper; “a good pilot is compelled to evaluate what’s happened, so he can apply what he has learned.”

  22. Rachel Blom says:

    My name is Rachel and I’m a youth worker from Germany. My favorite movie quote (actually I have a whole bunch of them, my sister and I often speak in quotes) is from the Lion King of course (said by the hyena’s):

    “Man, are they uuuuugly!”

    And the runner up (said with lovely British accent):

    “He’d make a very handsome throw rug. And just think about it, whenever he gets dirty you can take him out and beat him”

  23. Rachael Day says:

    Rachael Day – youth minister

    Margaret Lord: I think that dress hikes up a little behind…
    Dinah Lord: No, it’s me that does.
    -The Philadelphia Story

  24. Alex Kelly says:

    Alex Kelly
    Glasgow (Scotland)

    „I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?” „Two thousand against ten?” – the veteran shouted. „No! We will
    run – and live!” „Yes!” Wallace shouted back. „Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our … FREEEEDDDDOOOOOOMMMMM”
    Braveheart

    Or

    Azeem: How many are there?
    Robin of Locksley: Twenty
    Azeem: Twenty?
    Bull: How many?
    Robin of Locksley: Five.
    Robin of Locksley: They can’t count anyway

    Azeem: No man controls my destiny… especially not one who attacks downwind and stinks of garlic.

    Azeem: Where I come from, we talk to our women. We do not drug them with plants

    one of my fave Morgan Freeman roles from Robin Hood prince of thieves.

  25. Jay says:

    Name: Jay Crouch and live in Mount Dora, FL.
    Youth Pastor
    Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues): … we are on a mission, from God …
    The Blues Brothers

  26. Tyler Rody says:

    Tyler, youth worker from Virden, MB
    “Do or do not. There is no try.” Spoken by Yoda in Star Wars
    I love this quote, because we need to give God everything.

  27. Eric Baldwin says:

    Eric, Youth Pastor in Lawton, MI

    [Tommy Gunn and George Duke show up outside the bar before the climactic fight scene]
    Overweight Drinker: Yo Rock, you need some help?
    Rocky: No, guys; ain’t no pie eating contest.

  28. John parrish says:

    John Parrish Sr. Pastor in Virden, Illinois.

    Remember the Titans:

    Gary Bertier (Ryan Hurst) ” That’s the worst attitude I ‘ve ever hear man!”

    Julius (Wood Harris) “Attitude reflects leadership captain.”

  29. My name’s Ben. I’m a youth pastor. I’ll share two quotes.

    “Do or do not there is no try”- Yoda

    “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb”.- Dark Helmet (Spaceballs)

    • Ah! Someone beat me to Yoda!

      I guess I’ll throw this one in the ring then-

      “Get busy living or get busy dying”- Shawshank Redemption

      • Bah! Someone beat me to that too! Joel B. by 2 minutes!

        Ok, last attempt.

        “Live as one of them, Kal-El, to discover where your strength and your power are needed. Always hold in your heart the pride of your special heritage. They can be a great people, Kal-El, if they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you, my only son.” Jor-El (Superman’s REAL dad, Superman 1978)

  30. Joel B says:

    Joel Bielefeldt – Youth Pastor – Jenkintown, PA

    “I guess it comes down to a simple choice really…get busy living or get busy dying.”
    -Tim Robbins
    The Shawshank Redemption

  31. “What we have here is a failure to communicate”

    Paul Newman from Cool Hand Luke

  32. Jay Sweningson says:

    I have two favorite quotes…well, actually I am a HUGE movie fan also, so I have several…but for the sake of this contest, I will limit mine to the top 3 that come to mind.
    1.Jay Sweningson. Little Rock, AR
    2.Youth Minister
    3a Forrest Gump….”Lieutenant Dan: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump?
    Forrest Gump: I didn’t know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.”
    3b.Christmas Vacation… “Clark: Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”
    3c.Run Fatboy Run…. “Dennis: Excuse me, can I just stop you there.
    Whit: Yes…?
    Dennis: Oh, I don’t have anything to say… I just wanted to stop you there.”

  33. michael williams says:

    I am a high school pastor in medford, nj

    quote: “if you fake it, that means you don’t have it”

    actor: Bill Murray
    Movie: what about bob

  34. Doug Milstead says:

    Hello, my name is Doug M. and I am from Braidwood, IL. I am a parent and a volunteer youth worker working primarily with Junior High Students.
    There are many great movie quotes, but recently my favorite has been:
    “and then my donkey fell down your waffle hole”
    Shrek, from Shrek 4

  35. Josh says:

    “There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. Not because I’m in here, or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then: a young, stupid kid who committed that terrible crime. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him, tell him the way things are. But I can’t. That kid’s long gone and this old man is all that’s left. I got to live with that. Rehabilitated? It’s just a bull**** word. So you go on and stamp your form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don’t give a ****.”
    -Red, Shawshank Redemption

    Love this quote, because don’t we all have those things that we want to go back and say to the younger version of us!

  36. Tom Crowe says:

    Tom Crowe
    Springfield MO
    Minister to Students

    “One more thing, if you fear nothing then you must love nothing, and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life, just a thought”

    First Knight
    Sean Connery (King Arthur) to Richard Gere (Lancelot)

  37. John Darrow says:

    I’m John Darrow, a parent (and former youth pastor) from Denver, Colorado.

    “Last year, more people were killed by automobile accidents, heart attacks, lung cancer, and natural causes combined than by any one tomato.” from Attack of The Killer Tomatoes, in a radio commercial.

    Bonus quote from the same movie: “It’s like trying to stack Bibles on whipped cream.”, but I don’t recall who said it.

  38. Alex Kelly says:

    oops sorry i meant to say I am a youth and schools worker.

    Alex Kelly says:

    October 4, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Alex Kelly
    Glasgow (Scotland)

    „I am William Wallace. And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny! You have come to fight as free men. And free man you are! What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?” „Two thousand against ten?” – the veteran shouted. „No! We will
    run – and live!” „Yes!” Wallace shouted back. „Fight and you may die. Run and you will live at least awhile. And dying in your bed many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our … FREEEEDDDDOOOOOOMMMMM”
    Braveheart

    Or

    Azeem: How many are there?
    Robin of Locksley: Twenty
    Azeem: Twenty?
    Bull: How many?
    Robin of Locksley: Five.
    Robin of Locksley: They can’t count anyway

    Azeem: No man controls my destiny… especially not one who attacks downwind and stinks of garlic.

    Azeem: Where I come from, we talk to our women. We do not drug them with plants

    one of my fave Morgan Freeman roles from Robin Hood prince of thieves.

  39. Alex Kelly says:

    oops sorry i meant to say I am a youth and schools worker.

  40. Adam says:

    Adam, Freehold NJ (Youth worker)

    “Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way…turn.”
    -Charles DeMar (and the French Exchange Student), Better Off Dead.

    It’s not only a great quote, but life advice.

  41. Chris Litt says:

    Chris Litt

    Sweetwater, TX

    Parent and Youth Pastor

    “Cancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.”

    Nacho, Nacho Libre

  42. Joe Brown says:

    Joe Brown
    Youth Pastor in Bakersfield, CA
    From It’s a Wonderful Life, Man on porch to George Bailey; “Aww, youth is wasted on all the wrong people”.

    From Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Sala to Indy; “Asps! Very dangerous! You go first.”

  43. Ryan Smith says:

    Ryan Smith from Corry, a Youth Worker, and one of my favorite movies EVER…

    “Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” –The Babe from The Sandlot

  44. Greg says:

    Don’t need the prize, just want to share a quote:

    Q: “Is this Heaven?”

    A: “No, it’s Iowa.”

    (Field of Dreams)

  45. Youth Worker

    Planes, Trains & Automobiles:

    “And by the way, you know, when you’re telling these little stories? Here’s a good idea – have a POINT. It makes it SO much more interesting for the listener! “

  46. Pete Hardesty says:

    From the booming metropolis of Harrisonburg, VA

    Youth worker.

    tie between 2:

    “All men die but few truly live.” –William Wallace in Braveheart

    “FOR-EVVVV-VER” –Squints in Sandlot

  47. Beth Green says:

    Beth Green, Youth Minister, Decatur AL
    A League of Their Own
    Jimmy Dugan (played by Tom Hanks): Because there’s no crying in baseball. THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying!

  48. David says:

    David from SC. I work in the schools and help out at church.
    From the movie Courageous (if you haven’t seen it yet, go now, don’t wait, yeah, like right now 🙂
    Lead character’s police partner (can’t remember his name): “You’re a good enough father!”
    Lead Character’s response (I think his name is Adam): ” I don’t want to be a ‘good enough’ father!”

    That previous line rocked my world. Many others I could share, but I’ve seen it only once, so far…

  49. Steven Bales says:

    Steven Bales- Indianapolis, IN Youth Pastor

    Ricky: “Dear Lord Baby Jesus, or as our brothers in the South call you: ‘Jee-suz’. We thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family: my two beautiful, beautiful, handsome striking sons, Walker: Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And, of course, my red hot smokin’ wife Carley, who is a stone cold fox, who if you would rate her *** on 100, it would easily be a 94. -Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

  50. Grant Byrd says:

    Grant T. Byrd
    Youth Pastor

    Buddy in “ELF”

    Gimbel’s Manager: Why are you smiling like that?
    Buddy: I just like to smile. Smiling is my favorite.

  51. Ed Overell says:

    Ed, youth minister from Mendota, MN

    1) “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!”
    -Dr. Strangelove

    2) “Hey! That’s Enrico Palazzo!”
    -The Naked Gun

    • Jesse says:

      1. Jesse McKendree-Racine, OH
      2. Youth Pastor-First Baptist Church of Racine and a parent come mid-April!
      3. Live Free of Die Hard–
      John McClane: …Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy.
      Matt Farrell: Then why you doing this?
      John McClane: Because there’s no body else to do it right now, that’s why. Believe me, if there were somebody else to do it, I’d let them do it, but there’s not. So we’re doing it.
      Matt Farrell: Ah. That’s what makes you that guy.

  52. Trisha says:

    Trisha – Youth worker from Owensboro
    Movie – “As Good as It Gets”
    Quote from Jack Nicholson’s character Melvin, “How do you write women so well? I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.”

     

  53. adam mclane says:

    “The was a defining moment. And the thing about defining moments is that you either define the moment or the moment defines you.”
    ~ Tin Cup

  54. Adam Jacobus says:

    Adam Jacobus
    youth worker, Hastings NE

    Rudy with the priest.

    “Son, in 35 years of religious studies, I’ve come up with only 2 hard, incontrovertible facts. There is a God, and, I’m not him.”