Memorable Movie Monologues Part 2

And the movie monologues keep on coming.  This is going to be a fun series.

Beautiful Girls -- Rosie O'Donnell as Gina
"These are not real women, all right? They're beauty freaks. And they make all us normal women with our wrinkles, our puckered boobs, (Hi, Bob), and our cellulite feel somehow inadequate. Well, I don't buy it, all right? But you fuckin' mooks, if you think that if there's a chance in hell that you'll end up with one of these women, you don't give us real women anything approaching a commitment. It's pathetic. I don't know what you think you're going to do. You're going to end up eighty-years-old, drooling in some nursing home, then you're going to decide, it's time to settle down, get married, have kids? What, are you going to find a chearleader? (Charge it, Mitch.)"

The Dark Knight -- Heath Ledger as The Joker
"Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke. Dropped at first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down these, these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."

Dead Poets Society -- Robin Williams as John Keating
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."

Dirty Harry -- Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan
"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking, 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Now, to tell you the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb -- George C. Scott as General "Buck" Turgidson
"Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless distinguishable postwar environments: one where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed. (President Muffly shouts, "You're talking about mass murder, General, not war!") Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed! But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks."

A Few Good Men -- Jack Nicholson as Col. Jessup
"You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives.You don't want the truth, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to."

More to come.  Stay tuned.

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