Originally created 12/30/98

Bond tops film quote countdown

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn

We were spending most of the holiday weekend indoors, and much of that time we watched movies. Somebody got to thinking: What was the most famous line of movie dialogue in history?

Well, here's the list I found compiled for the The Guinness Book of Film.

See what you think.

No. 1 -- "Bond -- James Bond." Sean Connery in Dr. No.

2. -- "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca.

3. "It's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men." Mae West in I'm No Angel.

4. "I'll be back." Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator.

5. "Would you be shocked if I changed into something more comfortable?" Jean Harlow, Hell's Angels.

6. "Life is like a box of chocolates." Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump.

7. "I could dance with you 'til the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows until you came home." Groucho Marx, Duck Soup.

8. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind.

9. "You talkin' to me?" Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver.

10. "Gimme a visky with a ginger ale on the side ..." Greta Garbo in Anna Christie.

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LATE MAIL: Donna Fair sends a postcard from New York where she's having a "great time." And Shirley Mason, A.L. Mason, Rose Young, Anne Jenks, Frances Koger and Jackie Robinson sent a postcard from Hawaii.

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HOLIDAY SNOW:Susan Anthony writes from Texas: "I am a former Augusta resident now living in west Texas. I read your article about the white Christmas and can tell you that I did have a white Christmas in Georgia, once. Christmas 1989, my older son, Alex, was 3. We were visiting my family in Alma, (about 170 miles south of Augusta). For some time, Alex had been telling me with great certainty that it was going to snow on Christmas. I had been trying to gently prevent his disappointment.

"Well, I don't know to this day how he knew. It did, indeed, snow on Christmas in 1989 in Alma, Ga. It was only an inch, maybe, just enough to cover the ground. But it did snow!"

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MEDICAL HUMOR: From Everett Fernadez -- The man told his doctor that he wasn't able to do all the things around the house that he used to do. When the examination was complete, he said, "Doc, tell me in plain English what' wrong with me.

"Well, in plain English," the doctor replied, "you're just lazy." "OK," said the man. "Now give me the medical term so I can tell my wife."

Bill Kirby can be reached at (706) 868-1222, Ext. 107, or bkirby@augustachronicle.com.


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