The title of this post isn’t exactly right. These are name quotes from SOME of my favorite movies. The title implies this is my end-all/be-all list. It isn’t. I have more…many, many more. (I promise to share them with you later).
If you’d like to check out my series of favorite Movie/TV Name quotes, check out the Namely Marly FaceBook page. I’ve got a list of some of my favorites there, both funny and moving quotes.
Most books, movies, plays, TV shows, etc, include names. How else are they going to introduce characters? Unless it’s a book or movie like The Road where none of the characters have names.
Most authors spend a lot of time selecting the right name for their characters. And any dramatization of the written word has to include some careful presentation of characters so that the audience understands them. How better to do that than through the character’s name?
Every time I watch a movie I pick up on interesting lines about names. And now, I even have other people telling me about movies they’ve watched, books they’ve read, that include interesting comments about names.
So here’s some of my favorite movies and some of the name quotes that came from them!
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” — Inigo Montoya
“Roberts had grown so rich, he wanted to retire. He took me to his cabin and he told me his secret. ‘I am not the Dread Pirate Roberts’ he said. ‘My is name Ryan; I inherited the ship from the previous Dread Pirate Roberts, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from is not the real Dread Pirate Roberts either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Roberts has been retired 15 years and living like a king in Patagonia.” — Westley
Gone with the Wind
“I’m not asking you to forgive me. I’ll never understand or forgive myself. And if a bullet gets me, so help me, I’ll laugh at myself for being an idiot. There’s one thing I do know… and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you and me and the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I love you. Because we’re alike. Bad lots, both of us. Selfish and shrewd. But able to look things in the eyes as we call them by their right names.” — Rhett Butler
“Forgive me for startling you with the impetuosity of my sentiments, my dear Scarlett. I mean, my dear Mrs. Kennedy. But it cannot have escaped your notice that for some time past the friendship I have felt for you has ripened into a deeper feeling. A feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. Dare I name it? Can it be love?” – Rhett Butler
The Sound of Music
“Dear Father, now I know why You sent me here. To help these children prepare for a new mother. And I pray this will become a happy family in Thy sight. God bless the captain. God bless Liesl and Friedrich. God bless Louisa, Brigitta, Marta and little Gretl. And I forgot the other boy. What’s his name? Well, God bless what’s-his-name.” — Maria
“All gay men have track lightin’. And all gay men are named Mark, Rick, or Steve.” — Clairee Belcher
Johnny: What’s your real name, Baby?
Baby: Frances. For the first woman in the Cabinet. [laughs]
Johnny: Frances. That’s a real grown up name.
Vivian: So what’s your name?
Edward Lewis: Edward.
Vivian: Really? That’s my favorite name in the whole world.
Parole Board Chair: They’ve got a name for people like you H.I. That name is called “recidivism.”
Parole Board member: Repeat offender!
Parole Board Chair: Not a pretty name, is it H.I.?
H.I.: No, sir. That’s one bonehead name, but that ain’t me any more.
Leonard Smalls: Name‘s Smalls. Leonard Smalls. My friends call me Lenny…only I ain’t got no friends.
FBI Agent: Sir, we discovered you were born Nathan Huffheins.
Nathan Arizona, Sr.: Yeah, I changed my name. What of it?
FBI Agent: Can you give us an indication why?
Nathan Arizona Sr.: Would you shop at a store called Unpainted Huffheins?
H.I.: What kind of name is Ed for a pretty thing like you?
Ed McDonnough: Short for Edwina. Turn to the right.
H.I.: You’re a flower, you are. Just a little desert flower.
Bubba: My given name is Benjamin Buford Blue, but people call me Bubba. Just like one of them ol’ redneck boys. Can you believe that?
Forrest Gump: My name‘s Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump.
Jenny Curran: His name‘s Forrest.
Forrest Gump: Like me.
Jenny Curran. I named him after his daddy.
Forrest Gump. He got a daddy named Forrest, too?
Jenny Curran: You’re his daddy, Forrest.