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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Calling all movie buffs

All right, sports fans, here's the quote:

"Let's never speak of this again."

Who said it in what movie? Darwin and I have been going nuts all week trying to remember what this is from. Google and IMBd provide no real answers.


Anonymous said...

The Godfather.

Forgiveness amongst the Mafia

Unapologetic Catholic

Julie D. said...

Homer Simpson after they take a shortcut to Itchy and Scratchy Land. Not a movie but we knew immediately where we'd heard it. :-D

Kyle Cupp said...

I second the Simpsons.

Darwin said...

The thing is, we never watch The Simpsons, so we couldn't have heard it there.

The Godfather is a possibility, though I would have guessed it was something we say more recently.

TS said...

I'll guess "Lost in America", the Albert Brooks film, talking about how they better never speak of the lost nest egg again...

Anonymous said...

>>>>>Darwin wrote>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
"The thing is, we never watch The Simpsons, so we couldn't have heard it there".

Well that is part of your problem LOL.

Seriously though, Since the Simpsons does do a lot of satire and sometimes riffs on other popular culture it is possible that the Simpsons was not the original source.

But if it did come from the Simpsons, remember that you don't have to have actually seen the movie that this quote comes from in order to know it.

I knew someone who for a long time used to use the quote "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger".

For a long time he did not know where that came from. He heard someone else use it, and started using it himself.

Finally one day he was shocked to find out that it came from Robert E Howard's Conan. He had never read Conan before but still knew the quote

Anonymous said...

I want to say it's a Steve Martin line from Planes, Trains & Automobiles after the 'shared' bed scene....not sure to see if I can verify.

Anonymous said...

The Blackadder Says:

Actually, "that which does not kill us, makes us stronger" goes back at least to Nietzsche.

Jim Janknegt said...

we shall speak of these matters now but we shall never speak of them again

Reversal of Fortune 1990


Patrick said...


"What does not kill me only makes me stronger" goes back to Goethe before Nietzsche, and I think it might have even started with the Greeks...

At any rate, it's been a widespread reference in American culture quite apart from Conan.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Campbell said it in Spiderman 2.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Casaubon in "Middlemarch"