But as I started searching through my obvious first choice for a movie, an eternal classic that truly speaks for my generation, that I couldn't wait to pull some deep and profound quote from, I realized that I couldn't do it.
I just couldn't do it.
Not that I couldn't rip off Sam's idea, that was no problem (Haha! Thank-you, Sam). No, what I couldn't do was to take this timeless work of art that I was considering, and reduce it's inspirational message to but one or two lines.
No! It was unthinkable. No. NO!
This epic, coming-of-age classic deserved it's OWN favorite quotes list.
And so, may I present to you, the thirteen very best, most profound, soul-searching quotes from the immortal masterpiece of our time... Anchorman.
#13. Bartender: You know, times are changing. Ladies can do stuff now, and you're gonna have to learn how to deal with it.
Ron Burgandy: What? Were you saying something? Look, I don't speak Spanish.
#12. Ron Burgandy:I don't know how to put this, but...I'm kind of a big deal.
Veronica Corningstone: Really.
Ron Burgandy: People know me.
Veronica Corningstone: Well. I'm very happy for you.
Ron Burgandy: I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.
#11. Ron Burgandy: (to his dog) You're so wise, Baxter. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.
#10. Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.
Ron Burgandy: That...doesn't make any sense.
#9. Ron Burgandy: (to his dog) What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese?! Wow. I'm not even mad. That's amazing.
#8. Ron Burgandy: I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there. If you like it, you can take it; if you don't, send it right back.
Veronica Corningstone: Alright.
Ron Burgandy: I wanna be on you.
(Veronica turns and walks away)
Ron Burgandy: Wait! Wait, wait, wait...
(Veronica turns back)
Ron Burgandy: I wanna be on you.
#7. Ron Burgandy: I love Scotch. Scotchy, scotchy, scotchy. Here it goes, down into my belly...
#6. Ron Burgandy: (shirtless in his office, doing arm curls) Oh, I can barely LIFT my right ARM, cuz I did so MANY. I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.
#5. Ron Burgandy: (in a phone booth) I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!
#4. Ed Harken: A lot of you have been hearing the affiliates complaining about a lack of diversity on the news team.
Champ Kind: What in the hell's diversity?
Ron Burgandy: Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
Ed Harken: Ron, I would be surprised if the affiliates were concerned about the lack of an old, old wooden ship, but nice try.
#3. Ron Burgandy: You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgandy...?
Ed Harkin: Damn it! Who typed a question mark on the teleprompter?
#2. Brian Fantana: I know what you're asking yourself, and the answer is yes, I have a nickname for my penis. It's called the Octagon. I also nicknamed my testes - my left one is James Westfall, and my right one is Doctor Kenneth Noisewater. You ladies play your cards right, you just might get to meet the whole gang...
#1. Veronica Corningstone: I told you I wanted to be an anchor. I told you that.
Ron Burgandy: I thought you were kidding! I thought it was a joke! I even wrote it down in my diary, 'Veronica had a very funny joke today'! I laughed about it later that night!