Wired's Geek Dad Picks 100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know
Perhaps one of the key indicators that you're watching way too many movies (is that even possible?) is when you can't help but respond impulsively to what should be a serious conversation with a witty movie quote at your side. 'Tis simultaneously a gift and a curse. But of course with great power comes great responsibility, and this great knowledge must be polished and up to par. That's where the Geek Dad over at Wired comes in to give us 100 Quotes Every Geek Should Know. Not all are from movies, but plenty come straight from the likes of Darth Vader, Batman, Egon Spengler and Ace Ventura. Read on for some of my favorites!
While there are certainly some great iconic and even hilarious lines on this list like:
» "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." - HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey
» "Ray, if someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!" - Winston, Ghostbusters
» "I find your lack of faith disturbing." -Darth Vader, Star Wars
» "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side, kid." -Han Solo, Star Wars
» "Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
» "Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds." - Egon, Ghostbusters
» "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!" - Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters
» "Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?" - Marty McFly, Back to the Future
There are also some equally puzzling and odd choices, even for geeks:
» "If I'm not back in five minutes, just wait longer." - Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
» "Would you say I have a plethora of piñatas?" - El Guapo, ¡Three Amigos!
» "Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming." - Ian Malcolm, The Lost World: Jurassic Park [Author's note: I would've gone with: "Yeah, but John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."]
» "Face it tiger, you just hit the jackpot!" – Mary Jane, Spider-Man
And then of course there's these extended diatribes which are absolutely fantastic:
» "And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire…" - Milton Waddams, Office Space
» "There is no Earthly way of knowing… which direction we are going. There is no knowing where we're rowing, or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a'blowing? Not a speck of light is showing so the danger much be growing. Are the fires of hell a'glowing? Is the grisley reaper mowing? YES! The danger must be growing for the rowers keep on rowing AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!!" - Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
You can check out the rest of the complete list over at Wired. It truly brings a smile to my face to read some of these. Where would be without unforgettable geek quotes? And what other great quotes are sure to make their way into history soon? Chime in with your thoughts below! What are your favorite geek quotes?