Line(s) of the Day: #TopGunMaverick

Rear Admiral: The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.
Maverick: Maybe so, sir. But not today.

Ed Harris and Tom Cruise in the sensational Top Gun: Maverick (2022), a long-awaited sequel to the hugely popular Top Gun (1986).

Line(s) of the Day #HighFidelity

I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand.

Taken from the novel High Fidelity (1995) by British writer Nick Hornby. Told in a stream of consciousness, it tells of the main character’s struggle to cope with a break up and how it relates to his life overall. I read it years ago but it was very interesting rereading it over 20 years later.

Line(s) of the Day #MiltonBerle #Statlerandwaldorf

Milton Berle: Now, just a minute please. I have been a successful comedian half of my life
Statler & Waldorf: So how come we got this half?

American actor and comedian Milton Berle and the heckling muppets Statler and Waldorf. Known as ‘Mr Television’, Berle had two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was affectionately lampooned in this memorable 1977 scene.

Line(s) of the Day #JonathanCreek

Jonathan Creek: I get the feeling it didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Maddie Magellan: If Steve Harrison and Martin Ford ever get out of here alive, it’ll be a miracle.

Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin in the mystery crime comedy drama Jonathan Creek (1994 – 2016).

Line(s) of the Day #AsIKnewHimMyDadRodSerling

I look forward to these trips to Disneyland and having my dad all to myself. Much advance planning goes into these excursions. My dad and I decide where will be stay overnight, the precise time he will pick me up form school, where I should wait for him, what we should take, and so on. That he is as excited as I am is clearly evident. There is no pretence, no forced pleasure; these trips unquestionably appeal to the child within him.

Driving on the freeway, we play our usual pre-Disney game. He will say “Okay, Pops, the first one who sees the one for Disneyland get to pick the first ride.” My dad never sees it. He must be blind, I think in my young mind.

Taken from As I Knew Him, My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling. A personal biography of her legendary father, who among his many notable achievements was responsible for the iconic show The Twilight Zone.

Line(s) of the Day #Friends

Rachel: (into phone) I’ll call you back (hangs up).
Joey: Who was that?
Rachel: Just the pizza place.
Joey: You hung up on the pizza place? I don’t hang up on your friends!

Jennifer Aniston and Matt le Blanc in the ever-popular Friends (1994 – 2004). Another hilarious example of Joey’s deep love of food. After all, Joey doesn’t share food!

Line(s) of the Day #AlingonMitra

I don’t like people who brag. They do like the subtle brag. Like I have a friend who went to Harvard and and he always tries to drop it into conversation, you know. And he’s always been like that, even when we were at college together.

A wonderfully subtle joke by talented TV writer and comedian Alingon Mitra. Mitra’s appearances on TV include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson