The Movie - Not the Reagan Defense System
People speak in six word sentences – Mmmm there’s concept. Certainly not me, and not Peter who I accuse of the longest rambling sentences in the world! However, last week, I quoted an article that appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 2008, SAY IT ALL IN SIX WORDS, in which the author of the article purposely used several six word sentences. Maybe six word sentences are the answer; our life in bullet points!
Twitter says to say it 140 characters, texting requires clever abbreviations to convey messages without using whole words and there are more and more places where brevity is king. And then of course, we also had a President who spoke in six word sentences because that was all he could manage without misusing or mispronouncing a word! (I couldn’t resist).
This week I’ve uncovered another great source of six word sentences – quotes actually from movies! Here are a few and I would love it if my readers could think of some more and send them in.
“May the force be with you” - Star Wars
“English, motherfucker, do you speak it”? – Pulp Fiction
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner” – Dirty Dancing
“I’m the king of the world” – Titanic
And now to this week’s submissions from some of my readers:
Sun lamps/tanning bed more validity – Susan in the Grove
Life sucks – I demand a refund – Spinnyliberal
Last boss nuttier than Charlie Sheen – Weez
Been meaning to buy that book – Anne-Marie
Weekend with Finley, heaven can wait - Me
And from The Book as I like to refer to Not Quite What I Was Planning Six Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure:
Not pretty enough so now unemployed - Stacey Smith
Mistakes were made, but smarter now – Christine Triano
Likes everything too much to choose – Rachel Lindenthal
Curly haired sad kid chose fun - Stacy Abramson
Ok the challenge is out there, the ball’s in your court…Send me some Six Word Movie Quotes OR your own Six Word Memoir next week.
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