Best Movie Quotes- Contest Winners

Earlier this week I announced a fun little contest where you submitted your favorite movie quotes. The top 5 quotes win the new Lion King BluRay/DVD combo (I’ve been seeing this movie everywhere this week—Wal Mart, Costco, Best Buy. I already got mine… such a good film!)

Before I announce the winners, let me tell you, this wasn’t an easy choice. Soooooooooooo many of these were good quotes. It was hard choosing 5 winners. And my wife and daughters are really bummed that there aren’t any While You Were Sleeping quotes in the bunch (“Are you sure? Because it looks like he’s…leaning.”)

But here are the 5 that struck a chord with me upon first reading. I chose about 10 and my daughter Ashley (quite a movie buff) selected the 5 winners:

“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
Penny, parent in Lincoln, CA

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

“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda –Star Wars
Tyler Rody, youth worker, Virden, MB

“Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way…turn.”  -Charles DeMar – Better Off Dead.
Adam, youth worker, Freehold, NJ

“How do you write women so well?”
“I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.” –Melvin –As Good As It Gets
Trisha, youth worker, Owensboro

Just so you know, we almost chose the Dr. Strangelove quote, the Remember the Titans quote, the My Blue Heaven quote and others. Tough choice.

Okay… if you’re a winner use the CONTACT US button on this blog to email me your mailing address and I’ll get this Lion King BluRay/DVD Combo in the mail to ya!

For the rest of you… keep checking out our free MOVIE REVIEWS & QUICK Q’s page on both our web pages (4YM and 4Parents) where we provide movie reviews as well as discussions questions that help you dialogue with your kids about what you just watched.

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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One Response to Best Movie Quotes- Contest Winners

  1. Adam says:

    On a side note, I love that there were two selected from 1980’s John Cusack movies. Way to go Jonathan.