The Second Annual Classic Quotes Blogathon

Hello to all of you! As we wrap up 2016, I’d like to say I’ve been doing the “film blogging” thing for a little over a year now, and may I say it’s certainly the most wonderful hobby. I’ve learned so much from all of you and every blogathon I do is super fun!

As suggested by Silver Screenings  at the end of last year’s blogathon, I’ve decided to bring back my Classic Quote Blogathon! It will run from April 7- 9 2017. In this blogathon we are celebrating the classic sayings or phrases that have made it into our everyday lingo. From Clark Gable’s “Frankly, my dear I don’t give a damn” to Margaret Hamilton’s “I’ll get you my pretty; and you little dog too” these phrases have been parodied twice over and still remain as classic as the day they were said

Here are the rules for participating- This year I’m loosening the rules a bit!

  • Pick a quote from  a movie that has made its way into pop culture and since its release has went on to become relevant to everyday life.
  • If you’re not sure what to pick, head on over to the AFI top 100 quotes page. Unlike last year, YOUR QUOTE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FROM THIS LIST. For even more inspiration here is the list of the 400 AFI nominated quotes YOU can come up with one not on any list, but just make sure it’s famous!!!
  • Here’s some suggestions of what to include in your post: 1- The speaker (actor and the character they portray) 2-The film it is from 3-Who the quote is directed to 4- anything significant surrounding the quote (i.e. maybe it almost got edited out, or maybe it was improvised by an actor or director) 5- the legacy it gives (why do we love this quote in the modern day when it was said by someone years and years ago?!) Don’t be afraid to throw in your own 2 cents and make it your own!
  • PLEASE, No duplicates, there’s many quotes out there! YOU MAY DO THE SAME MOVIE AS SOMEONE, JUST A DIFFERENT QUOTE!!!
  • Have fun!

Please submit your blog name and quotes in the comments section, DM me or tweet me on Twitter ( @flapperdame16 ), or you can email me at


The Flapper Dame- I’m as Mad as Hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!- Network (1976)

Back to the Golden Days– “Frankly My Dear, I don’t give a damn”- Gone with the Wind (1939)

The Lonely Critic-“Well Nobody’s Perfect” Some Like it Hot (1959)

Realweegiemidget- You make me want to be a better man.” – As Good as it Gets (1997)

The Wonderful World of Cinema-“Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”- White Heat (1949)

Movies Silently-“Kiss me, my fool” – A Fool There Was (1915)

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies– Are you a good witch or a bad witch?”- The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Midnite Drive In– “Go ahead make my day’ Dirty Harry

Criteria Retro– “The Stuff that Dreams are made of”- The Maltese Falcon (1941)

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood- “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” –The Jazz Singer ( 1927 )

Champagne For Lunch– “The moon’s reaching for me.” Sabrina (1954) AND “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” Arsenic and Old Lace (1941)

Cary Grant Won’t Eat  You- When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. ” – I’m No Angel (1933)

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews – Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night”- All About Eve (1950)

Silver Screenings– Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth”- Pride of the Yankees

Peyron Classics -“Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” – Oliver Hardy

Old Hollywood Films- Print the Legend” The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Here are some fabulous banners to use! AND HAVE FUN!!! 🙂




42 thoughts on “The Second Annual Classic Quotes Blogathon

  1. Someone once said there’s no place like home, but if you follow the yellow brick road and find out you’re not in Kansas anymore, just be sure to watch out or a witch may get you, and your little dog too….


    1. The Flapper Dame

      Hello there! You may do the wizard of oz- any quote you want- just not “are you a good witch or a bad witch” that one is taken! which quote from the wizard of oz would you like to use?


  2. Hey Emily. I’m glad you’re doing this again next year.. Can I please take, “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” spoken by Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer” ( 1927 ). It’s quite a revolutionary quote, and helped shaped cinema and the talkies. ??

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood.


  3. Hi! I’d like “The moon’s reaching for me.” from Sabrina. And if it’s possible: “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.” from Arsenic and Old Lace.

    My blog:

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  4. elainehodges2013


    I would like to participate with Bette Davis quote from “All About Eve” – “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

    Classic Movie Treasures


    1. elainehodges2013

      missed seeing that it was already requested. How about Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard – “I’m big, it;s the pictures that got small”


  5. Yay! You brought it back for this year! So glad you did. This blogathon is a lot of fun.

    If no one’s snapped it up, can I have, “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” from Pride of the Yankees? It’s been way too long since I’ve seen that film.


  6. peytonsclassics

    Hi there! Pencil me in for “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” as said by Oliver Hardy (in numerous films) but specifically in Sons of the Desert as it made the AFI list.



  7. Pingback: All About Eve (1950) | Charlene's (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews

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