Do you know the top 6 misquoted movie lines? I did not do so well.
Thanks to Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine we have the list. I saw it in their July 2009 edition. (Their source was a survey from lovefilm.com) Below is a listing of the movie, the wrong line people most often say, and the correct line from the movie.
Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Wrong: “Luke, I am your father.”
Correct: “No, I am your father.”
Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Wrong: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
Correct: “Magic, Mirror on the wall…”
Movie: Dirty Harry
Wrong: “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
Correct: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question. ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?”
Wrong: “Play it again, Sam.”
Correct: “Play it, Sam.”
Movie: Silence of the Lambs
Wrong: “Hello, Clarice.”
Correct: “Good evening, Clarice.”
Movie: Star Trek Franchise
Wrong: “Beam me up, Scotty!”
Correct: Never used in any film or TV series
How many would you have gotten wrong? There are a couple I want to argue with they seem so real to me. I thought there was one line from “Gone With the Wind” that is often misquoted, but it didn’t make the list.
I think it is interesting though how things get repeated and before long they are the “new truth”. It’s a good reminder to consider carefully what we do repeat.