I Can Kill You with My Brain and Other Conversational Helpers


by Kevin Rigdon (@pralix1138)

From time immemorial (not literally, of course, just in case Sheldon Cooper is reading this) there has been a common feature of all nerd gatherings, and communications.  It’s something so commonplace when nerds are talking to one another that I wonder if we even think about it at all.  This phenomenon is the flurry of quotes from pop culture.

Sometimes while conversing with my friends, we’ll have entire conversations made up of nothing but quotes and references from our favorite movies, television shows, songs, books, and fortune cookies.  Heck, half our gaming sessions involve quoting The Princess Bride or Star Wars, or pretty much anything with Bruce Campbell in it.  It’s become so habitual that while talking with those uninitiated in the nerd arts, I’ll fire off a quote, not even realizing that I’ve done so.  That is, until I get the “What the…?” look in response.  Disheartening, really.  It’s up to us, good people.  We must change the world, one nerd quote at a time.

So, since we have a home on the internet here at The Nerd Machine, and we gather to read articles, chat, buy nerd merch, and see what’s up in pop culture, I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite quotes with our fellow nerds.  I’m starting our pop-culture quote fest with my top ten favorites that I try to slip into conversations whenever possible.  I hope, in the comments, you’ll add yours.  Quote anything, just remember to keep it PG-13.

(It was nigh impossible to limit myself to 10 quotes.  They kept changing on me.  You, however, are under no such restrictions, so comment away!)

10: “Hey, dog.  D’you see the size of that chicken?”  – Dirty Steve, Young Guns

9: “What the smeggin smeg is he smeggin doin?” – Lister, Red Dwarf

8: “There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure He doesn’t dress like that.” – Captain America, The Avengers

7: “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say ‘YES!’” – Winston Zeddmore, Ghostbusters

6: “I am not crazy, my mother had me tested.” – Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory

5: “So let me get this straight. You wanna fly on a magic carpet to see the king of the Potato People and plead with him for your freedom, and you’re telling me you’re all completely sane?” – Rimmer, Red Dwarf

4: “Curse your sudden, but inevitable, betrayal.” – Wash, Firefly

3: “And, isn’t sanity really just a one-trick pony anyway? I mean all you get is one trick, rational thinking, but when you’re good and crazy, oooh, oooh, oooh, the sky is the limit. ” – The Tick

2: “Why is it whenever someone says ‘with all due respect’, they really mean ‘kiss my ass’?” – Ashley Williams, Mass Effect

1: “Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Gilder to frame for it; I’m swamped.” – Prince Humperdinck, The Princess Bride


  1. EthanNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you. – Mal Reynolds, Firefly

  2. EthanNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:13 am

    BowChickaBowWow – Tucker, Red vs Blue

  3. AmyNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” -The Princess Bride

    “You are starting to damage my calm.” -Firefly

    “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious.” -LOTR

    “Bam, said the lady” -Castle

    “Sanguine. Hopeful. Plus, point of interest, it also means bloody.” -Firefly

    “Sir, I’m going to have to ask you to exit the donut.” -Iron Man 2

    “Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.” -The Empire Strikes Back

    Sadly I work in an office that is pop culture challenged so I’m all to familiar with the “What the…?” look. I have managed to work “Also, I can kill you with my brain.” into my boss’s vocabulary. She still hasn’t seen Firefly but she’s seen that clip and now uses the phrase on a regular basis. I think that may be my greatest accomplishment here at work.

  4. HughNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    “Welcome to Costco, I love you.” – Idiocracy

    “Its what plants crave.” – Idiocracy

    “Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.” — Dennis the Peasant, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    “Three rings for the Elven kings under the sky, seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone, nine for the mortal men doomed to die, one for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring the bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” -LOTR

    “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” – HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey

    “Spock. This child is about to wipe out every living thing on Earth. Now, what do you suggest we do….spank it?” — Dr. McCoy, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

    “With great power there must also come — great responsibility.” – Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962)

    “If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the timid.” — Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation “Q Who?”

    “Five card stud, nothing wild. And the sky’s the limit” — Captain Jean Luc Picard, uttering the last line of the series, Star Trek: The Next Generation “All Good Things…”

    “If you think that by threatening me you can get me to do what you want… Well, that’s where you’re right. But – and I am only saying that because I care – there’s a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.” – Chris Knight, Real Genius

    “We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog.” – John Winger, Stripes

    “If I’m not back in five minutes, just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura, Ace ventura, Pet Detective

    “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.” – Ty Webb, Caddyshack

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE – God (Douglas Adams), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    “Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb!” – Adam West, Batman & Robin

    “Bill, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.” – Ted, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” – Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    “Didja ever look at a dollar bill, man? There’s some spooky shit goin’ on there. And it’s green too.” – Slater, Dazed and Confused

    “Alright, alright alright.” – Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

    “Heya, Tom’, it’s Bob from the office down the hall. Good to see you, buddy; how’ve you been? Things have been alright for me except that I’m a zombie now. I really wish you’d let us in.” Jonothan Coulton, Re: Your Brains

    “Never argue with the data.” – Sheen, Jimmy Neutron

    “Oooh right, it’s actually quite a funny story once you get past all the tragic elements and the over-riding sense of doom.” – Duckman (Jason Alexander)

    “Fantastic!” – The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Doctor Who

    “I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. / Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. / I will face my fear. / I will permit it to pass over me and through me. / And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. / Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. / Only I will remain.” – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, Dune

    “This is the way society functions. Aren’t you a part of society?” – Kramer, Seinfeld

    “Okay. You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.” – Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China

    “No matter where you go, there you are. ” – Buckaroo Banzai, Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

    “Do you know of the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space.” -Khan, ST:TWOK

    “Ray, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!” – Winston, Ghostbusters

    “Greetings, programs!” -Flynn, TRON

    “I guess you picked the wrong god-damned rec room to break into, didn’t you?!” -Burt, Tremors

    “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” -Darth Vader, Star Wars

    “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid.” -Han Solo, Star Wars

    “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

    “It’s a moral imperative.” – Chris Knight, Real Genuis

    “Talk with your mouth full / bite the hand that feeds you / bite off more than you can chew / dare to be stupid” – Weird AL “dare to be stupid.”

    “Well, let’s say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning’s reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.” – Egon, Ghostbusters

    “This episode was BADLY written!” -Gwen, Galaxy Quest

    “Worst. Episode. Ever.” – Comic Book Guy, The Simpsons

    “Goonies never say die.” -Mike, The Goonies

    “Nothing shocks me–I’m a scientist.” – Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    “Bright light! Bright light!” – Gremlins

    “The Road goes ever on and on/Down from the door where it began/Now far ahead the Road has gone/And I must follow, if I can/Pursuing it with eager feet/Until it joins some larger way/Where many paths and errands meet/And whither then? I cannot say.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

    “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!” – Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters

    “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein

    “Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” – Marty McFly, Back to the Future

    “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight blob of grease!” – C3PO, Star Wars

    “I’d just as soon kiss a wookiee!” – Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back

    “But one thing’s sure: Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody’s responsible.” – Detective, Plan 9 from Outer Space

    “I know kung fu.” – Neo, The Matrix

    “This is your receipt for your husband… and this is my receipt for your receipt.” – Officer, Brazil

    “Your soul-suckin’ days are over, amigo!” – Elvis, Bubba Ho-Tep

    “I don’t believe there’s a power in the ‘verse that can stop Kaylee from being cheerful. Sometimes you just wanna duct-tape her mouth and dump her in the hold for a month.” – Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly (episode: “Serenity” (pilot))

    “Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?” – El Guapo, ¡Three Amigos!

    “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” Vizzini, The Princess Bride

    “There is no Earthly way of knowing… which direction we are going. There is no knowing where we’re rowing, or which way the river’s flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a’blowing? Not a speck of light is showing so the danger much be growing. Are the fires of hell a’glowing? Is the grisley reaper mowing? YES! The danger must be growing for the rowers keep on rowing AND THEY’RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!” – Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    “Time…to die.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner

    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” J. Robert Oppenheimer

    “Check, please.” – Lone Starr & Barf, Spaceballs

    “So say we all.” – Battlestar Galactica

    “After very careful consideration, sir, I’ve come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks.” – General Beringer, WarGames.

    “I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar.” – Wash, Serenity

    “No matter what you hear in there, no matter how cruelly I beg you, no matter how terribly I may scream, do not open this door or you will undo everything I have worked for.” – Young Frankenstein

    “Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat: a Studebaker.” Fozzie, The Muppet Movie

    “He’s dead, Jim.” McCoy, ST:TOS

    “Who’s gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It’s chocolate, it’s peppermint – it’s delicious!” – Kramer, Seinfeld
    “Bring out your dead.” Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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

    “Why a duck? Why-a no chicken?” – Chico Marx, Cocoanuts

    “Redrum.” Danny, The Shining

    “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” – announcer, The Shadow radio drama

    “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” – Chief Brody, Jaws

    “Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.” – Ian Malcolm, The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    “Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.” Criswell, Plan 9 from Outer Space
    “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” – President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove
    “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” – Obi-Wan, Star Wars
    “Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!” – Taylor, Planet of the Apes
    “You maniacs! You blew it up! Oh, damn you! Damn you all to hell!” – Taylor, Planet of the Apes
    “Klaatu barada nikto.” The Day the Earth Stood Still
    “Monsters from the Id.” – Doc Ostrow, Forbidden Planet
    “ET phone home.” – ET
    “What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?” – Bridgekeeper, Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    “We thought you was a toad!” – Delmar, O Brother Where Art Thou?
    “Face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot!”–Mary Jane, Spider-Man.
    “You don’t have to be a gun.”-Hogarth, The Iron Giant.
    “Danger Will Robinson! Danger!” – Robbie the Robot, Lost in Space
    “Yeah, well. The Dude abides.” – The Dude, The Big Lebowski
    “All things serve the beam.” various instances, The Dark Tower series
    “You can’t fool me! There ain’t no Sanity Clause!” – Chico Marx, A Night at the Opera
    “Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime, The Third Man
    “And I said, I don’t care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I’m, I’m quitting, I’m going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll set the building on fire…” – Milton Waddams, Office Space
    “Michael, I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be.” – Peter Gibbons, Office Space
    “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.” – John McClane (in writing), Die Hard
    “Gimme some sugar, baby.” – Ash, Army of Darkness
    “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and sh*t… and Jack left town.” – Ash, Army of Darkness
    “Kneel before Zod.” – Zod, Superman II
    “Shall we play a game?” – Joshua, WarGames
    “Daddy would have gotten us Uzis.” – Samantha, Night of the Comet
    “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” “Hit it!” – Elwood, The Blues Brothers
    “Make it so” / “Engage” – Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
    “Ya Ta!” – Hiro Nakamura, Heroes
    “End Of Line” – The MCP, TRON

  5. lindsayNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Everyone in Canada quotes the Heritage Minutes – nerds and non, all located here: https://www.historica-dominion.ca/ Enjoy!

  6. JeanneNovember 13th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    how about this one AM NOT BAD AM JUST DRAWN THAT WAY, Who Framed RABBIT. GO Ahead make my day. I think thats Drity harry?. AM YOUR FATHER! vader. Wendy am home, here’sssss JONNY! am not gonna hurt you am just gonna bash your brains in. the shinning. thanks for this it was fun!!.

  7. CorneliusNovember 13th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    1. “Monsieur want an after dinner mint? Its only wafer thin.” – Monty Python and the Meaning of Life

    2. “Snakes…why’d it have to be snakes?” “Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.” – Raiders of the Lost Ark

    3. “Special delivery a bumb [bomb]…were you expecting one?….A BUMB???!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!” *big overdone explosion* “Well the bomb went off but Closeau still survived.” “I think the bumb was intended for me” “A bumb?” “Yes.” *overcoat still smoking* -The Revenge of the Pink Panther

    [this was a scene me and my brother played over and over again when we got our first VCR…and slowed down the explosion to frame-by-frame]

    I’ll probably come up with some more

  8. VictoriaNovember 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    In addition to the plethora of genius quotes from the nerd-verse, I find that there is an Eddie Izzard quote for almost every situation.

    Can’t decide what to have for dinner? – “Cake or Death? – Erm, death. No no! Cake. Cake! – Ah but you said death first, death first. – I know, but I MEANT cake. – Well alright then. You’re just lucky I’m Church of England.”

    What should you name your new baby? – “It’s not like Mr & Mrs Humperdink were sitting around one evening saying, ‘What shall we call our son so that he does not get the shit kicked out of him at school? I know! Englebert.”

    Need to win an argument? – “D’you have a FLAG? – What? We don’t need a flag, this is our home, you bastards – No flag, No Country, You can’t have one! Those are the rules… that I just made up!…and I’m backing it up with this gun, that was lent to me from the National Rifle Association.”

    Telling someone you love them? – ” ‘Ello, Sue. I saw you in the room… I’ve got legs, have you? Oh yeah… Do you like bread? I’ve got a French loaf. [mimes smacking her with the loaf and dashing off] Bye! (I love you!)”

    Talking about Star Wars with your fellow nerds? – “But there must’ve been a Death Star canteen, yeah? There must’ve been a cafeteria downstairs, in between battles, where Darth Vader could just chill and go down: ‘I will have the penne all’arrabbiata.’ – You’ll need a tray. – Do you know who I am?- Do you know who I am?! – This is not a game of who the fuck are you. – For I am Vader, Darth Vader, Lord Vader. I can kill you with a single thought. – Well, you’ll still need a tray. – No, I will not need a tray. I do not need a tray to kill you. I can kill you without a tray, with the power of the Force, which is strong within me. Even though I could kill you with a tray if I so wished, for I would hack at your neck with the thin bit until the blood flowed across the canteen floor. – No, the food is hot. You’ll need a tray to put the food on. – Oh, I see, the food is hot. I’m sorry, I did not realize.”

  9. JaronNovember 13th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    The ENTIRE Princess Bride movie is endlessly quotable. So too is Better Off Dead and the lesser known One Crazy Summer.

    I’ve noticed my friends and I have started using How It Should Have Ended quotes a lot more often too.

  10. MickeyNovember 13th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    “Chuck me.” – Chuck.
    “Well, here i am.” – Firefly
    “Strong bridge!” – Temple of Doom

    Three quotes i use rather often. =]

  11. EmilyNovember 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I always say “Cool. Cool cool cool.” like Abed from Community, but no one ever gets the reference =(

  12. JeanneNovember 13th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    do you expect me to talk? no mr bond I expect you to die! gold finger.

  13. NikkiNovember 13th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    For situations of delight: “You make me laugh out loud, Bubble.” Phineas, Phineas & Ferb
    For FWP situations: “My wallet’s too small for my $50s, and my diamond shoes are too tight.” Chandler Bing

    …so, so many great quotes to fit every situation…


  14. ShannonNovember 13th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    My brother & I quote movies (any Disney, Princess Bride, etc), TV shows (Chuck, I Love Lucy, Gomer Pyle USMC, basically anything on TV Land, Looney Tunes, etc) & comedians (mostly Brian Regan or Jeff Dunham) throughout our many conversations. It’s almost an unspoken rule that we use a quote of some sort.

    It’s roughly the same with my friends too. We pretty much watch the same shows like Chuck, Psych, Castle, Once Upon a Time, etc. so it’s fun to quote some new lines. My favorite line from Castle is “Shut the front door!” I’m not sure of the story behind using that line, but it’s so random and unexpected that it intrigues me.

    Anywho, I realize I must be a nerd if I’m actually posting this but movie lines show up in everyday life & it’s a fun connection when it happens. 😀

  15. NatalieNovember 13th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    “I have a question, why do we all speak with British accents when we’re from outer space and there is no Britain” – Thumbwars.

    “And this is how you get ants” – Archer

    “We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing towards future victory.” – Red Vs Blue

    “And you have the glo-stick of destiny.” – The Avengers

    “I’ve worked a lot of murder cases, waiting patiently for the day, when i could unequivocally exclaim, ‘The Butler did it!'” – Castle

    Sooooo many great one liners 🙂

  16. SynbiosNovember 13th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    “Next time you want to stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face” – Malcolm Reynolds
    “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword” – Eddard Stark

  17. JackieNovember 13th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    “Big. Blue!” -A reference only understood if you watch the Easter Eggs on the LOTR Extended Editions. Everyone in my circle of friends knew it in high school. We get to college, I bust it out, and receive lots of blank stares. Most of them didn’t even know what Easter Eggs were! At least I got a LOTR marathon out of it (because clearly we couldn’t just look up the EE on YouTube…), but I’ve not pulled it out in conversation since.

  18. HenryNovember 13th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I come in peace. I mean you no harm. And you all will die. Galaxar out. – Monsters vs. Aliens

  19. maryNovember 13th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    “Inconceivable, hahahahaha—————” The Princes Bride

    “Stay in the van” Chuck

    “Ahh! My face! My beautiful, beautiful face! I’m an ugly, stinky llama!” The Emperor’s New Groove

    “Guys, I know Kung Fu” Chuck

    “I’m not dead yet, I feel happy. I want to go for a walk” Monty Python

    “I’m a llama again, I’m a llama again…oh wait.” The Emperor’s New Groove

    “Is that my voice” The Emperor’s New Groove

    “All right, you will notice that I am fully dressed. I, in turn, have noticed that you are not. So in the words of A. A. Milne, “Get out of my chair, dill hole– Chandler

    “they don’t know that we know they know we know”- FRIENDS

    “I’d take pleasure in guttin’ you, boy. I’d take pleasure in guttin’ you… boy.” What is wrong with these people, huh? Mason? Don’t you think there’s a lot of, uh, a lot of anger flowing around this island? Kind of a pubescent volatility? Don’t you think? A lotta angst, a lot of “I’m sixteen, I’m angry at my father” syndrome? I mean grow up! We’re stuck on an island with a bunch of violence-for-pleasure-seeking psycophatic marines, SHAME-ON-THEM!–from The Rock

  20. lindsayNovember 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    “You don’t have to take my word for it…” – LeVar Burton, at the end of every episode of Reading Rainbow.

  21. DaniNovember 14th, 2012 at 1:21 am

    “I’m a leaf on the wind watch how i soar”- Wash quote from Serenity
    Cool, Cool, Cool- Abed from Community
    This one doesn’t really get worked into my everyday conversations but I love this quote:” I’ve been watching a ton of Disney Princess movies with baby Clara, but I firmly believe with all my heart that one magical kiss from you could unlock all of Sarah’s memories.” Morgan from CHUCK
    ” You’re out-gunned, out-manned, out…side, and it’s a lovely day, so throw down your gun and nobody gets hurt.” Lester from CHUCK
    “You seem unhappy, I like that” Janitor from Scrubs
    “Great Caesars Ghost!”- Perry White
    “You don’t need to hold onto somebody Clark if they’re already in your heart.”- Johnathan Kent Smallville
    “I believe whatever doesn’t kill you makes you…stranger”- the Joker from Dark Knight
    “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us. ” Selena Kyle Dark Knight Rises

  22. MarcusNovember 14th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Sometimes you just cant get rid of a bomb – Batman
    I find your lack of faith disturbing – Darth Vader
    just a few of my favs that I did not see.

  23. JeanneNovember 14th, 2012 at 4:27 am

    AM A DOCTOR Not A brick Layer! BONES! Dr. McCoy! STAR TREK, May The force be with you! OH BOY! Quantam Leap,STAY IN THE CAR CHUCK!!!

  24. MattNovember 14th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I had to smile when I saw the Wash quote made it into your top 10. It instantly jumped into my mind when i read what this article was going to be about. I don’t actually use nerd quotes in conversations very often but thats mostly because I watch all the cool series in English while most of my conversations are in Swiss German.
    I love all the Firefly quotes allready mentioned here. And I keep hoping there will come a day where i get to use this quote:
    Mal: “Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. Whaddya suppose that makes us?”
    Zoe: “Big damn heroes, sir.”
    Mal: “Ain’t we just!”
    So much epicness 😉

    Also my recent favourite: Alakazam, jackass! – Beckett in Castle

  25. LizNovember 14th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    60% of the time, I quote pop culture ALL the time.

    Most of mine have been said, but here’s some:

    “I’m fine! I’m…giddy!” -Inara, Firefly.
    “BREAD makes you FAT?!” -Scott, Scott Pilgrim.
    “Chicken…isn’t…vegan?” -Todd, Scott Pilgrim

    I also quote Internet memes like it’s my job.

  26. Anna-GraceNovember 15th, 2012 at 3:23 am

    “Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.”–Mal, Firefly
    “You know, you blow up one sun, and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water…”–Sam Carter, SG-1
    “Ooh, he’s slim…And a little bit foxy.”–Cassandra/10th Doctor, Doctor Who
    “Undomesticated equines could not remove me.”–Teal’c, SG-1
    “Allons-y!”–10th Doctor, Doctor Who

    These are in addition to several favorites that have already been mentioned. Rock on, nerd quoters. Rock on.

  27. Jeremy GNovember 16th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    “I think it might be time to say the “L” word”
    “No, tho other “L” word”
    “Lesbians?” – Scott Pilgrim
    “My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my Father. Prepare to die.” – The Princess Bride

  28. HeppyDecember 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Kirk- “Who was that pointy eared bastard”?
    Bones- “I don’t know, but I like him”.

    Bones- “Are you out of your Vulcan mind”?
    Two of my fav’s from the Trekiverse.
    Loving all the quotes etc you guys, lots of good memories here.
    B-) :-p

  29. LewisJanuary 17th, 2013 at 7:27 am

    “The future is not set, there is no fait but what we make for ourselves” – Terminator
    “Winter is coming” – games of Thrones
    “Spiderman gets the girl” – Kick-Ass
    “When Gotham is ashes… then you have my permission to die” – The Dark Knight Rises
    “Please, John. Please. I’m good now. Listen to me. I don’t want to go. I’m sorry. That wasn’t me. I’m fixed now. I ran a test. Everything’s perfect. You can trust me… I love you! I love you, please. I love you, John, and you love me.” – Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles

  30. Ariel the Modest MouseMarch 31st, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Barney-A hug is like a public dry hump
    Marshall-Dude, I think you’re hugging wrong.
    – How I Met Your Mother
    “CRAZAMAZE” -Jack in the Box commercial
    Marceline- HAhaha, I can smell your insides Jake.
    -Adventure Time
    Sheldon- They were threatened by my intelligence and too stupid to know that’s why they hated me. &
    Geology is not a real science!!

  31. PamoramaApril 18th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    How are there no quotes from Airplane?
    – “Surely you can’t be serious! I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.”
    – “No, I don’t think I’ll ever get over Macho Grande.”
    – “I picked the wrong day to quit drinking.”

    Or what about Space Balls?
    – “I’m surrounded by assholes!”
    – “Use the Schwartz!”
    – “Funny, she doesn’t look Druish.”

  32. KirilhFebruary 1st, 2017 at 12:35 am

    “Computer says no…” Carol Beer,

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