8 Sin City Quotes That Lept Off The Comic Page And Into The Film

Wednesday, December 7 by Joseph Gibson

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Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City" got a lot of acclaim upon its 2005 release, due to its eye-popping and unforgettable visuals. But did you know the movie also had dialogue? It's not bad, either, with lots of juicy quotable lines for your quoting pleasure.

"I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad." Spoken by Mickey Rourke as the monster-with-a-heart-of-gold Marv, this line is a celebration of guilt-free violence. Since you're probably not the wantonly violent type, you can substitute "telemarketers" or "Nigerian con artists" in for "hitmen."

"Kill em' for me Marv. Kill 'em good." Spoken by Marv's beloved and departed Goldie's sister, Wendy. The fact that Marv seems to be under the delusional belief that he's speaking to Wendy's ghost shouldn't detract from the romance of this line. Use it as kind of a "give 'em hell" pep talk-style quote. After all, couldn't we all stand to hear somebody tell us to "kill 'em good" every so often? It's inspiring.

"I know it's pretty damn weird to eat people." This line in "Sin City" refers to the villainous Kevin, played by a surprisingly frightening Elijah Wood, who, uh, eats people. This quote is a simple way to let people know that you're not down with the consumption of human beings, even if it IS a holiday. Sometimes you have to be straight with people.

"An old man dies. A young woman lives. A fair trade. I love you, Nancy." This quote is spoken by Bruce Willis, who is clearly willing to sacrifice his life for Jessica Alba. Whether you believe Bruce Willis is a fair trade for Jessica Alba should have no bearing on whether you choose to use this quote, particularly if you happen to be in a situation where you're giving up your life. Or a soda, whichever.

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"And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I'll go punch out God." Here's another quote (this one with a blasphemous edge) from Bruce Willis as John Hartigan, one of the only decent cops in Basin City. You don't have to be the only good cop in an evil city to use this quote though – you just have to be doing something difficult. Losing five pounds in a week on the Subway diet, a hole-in-one on a par 4, whatever. Just don't say it at church, OK?

"I check the list. Rubber tubing, gas, saw, gloves, cuffs, razor wire, hatchet, Gladys, and my mitts." The source of this vaguely terrifying "Sin City" quote is Marv again, getting ready for a big night out on the town. Hopefully you won't ever have occasion to use this quote particularly literally, but any time you find yourself gearing up for "battle" could be a good time to crack this one out. Just replace a couple of the nouns with less violent alternatives, name your lawnmower "Gladys," you'll be good.

"Get me a hardtop with a decent engine and make sure it's got a big trunk." Clive Owen at his most badass is the source of this quote, which tends to get a huge reaction from audiences watching the movie. A little context: He's got a dead cop to dispose of, and fast. The power of this quote comes from its unusual word choice: Not "car," but "hardtop." And the no-nonsense attitude implicit in this quote means it could work for you any time you want to project a no-nonsense attitude. So, any time, basically.

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	<strong>"She doesn't quite chop his head off. She makes a Pez dispenser out of him." </strong>"Sin City" is one of the most violent movies ever, so we would be remiss if we didn't include a nice violent quote. The imagery here is unforgettable, even if you've never looked at a human Pez dispenser. Use it the next time you have to relay a particularly brutal domestic argument to a third party – hopefully they won't take you literally. It would be a shame to get cops involved over an "Sin City" quote.</p>
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