THESE movie quotes used to be perfect in any situation. Now they’ve been so royally f**ked by coronavirus that they can never be used again:
We’ll always have Paris
Now amended to ‘We’ll never be able to go to Paris and nor would we want to because everyone’s wearing masks, the restaurants are hives of Covid and we’ll have to quarantine for a fortnight when we get back.’
I’ll be back
Arnie’s famous line from The Terminator no longer works for your boss, your colleagues or the owners of the sandwich bar next to your office. Or, shortly, your job.
They’ll never take our freedom!
Mel Gibson’s rousing line from Braveheart now feels a tad hollow after a year of willingly handing over every freedom available so as not to die, unless the blue-painted Scot was fighting for the right to get eyelash extensions from a woman wearing a plastic visor.
No-one puts Baby in a corner
OK, but your baby has been in a playpen in the corner since April, because it’s the furthest spot from your ‘home office’, by which you mean the laptop on the bed.
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer
This advice from The Godfather Part Two is contrary to all social distancing. What if your enemies sneeze on you?
You talking to me?
Robert DeNiro’s line from Taxi Driver is now said unironically 5,000 times a day by people holding conversations with other people wearing cheap blue face masks.
There’s no place like home!
If you’ve spent most of 2020 staring at the same four walls you’d advise Dorothy that Oz ain’t that bad. Sure, it’s run by a crazed dictator and thinly-veiled fraud, but where isn’t?