From: When Harry Met Sally
Who said it?: Elderly Deli Patron
The story behind the quote: This line is often mentioned as one of the most memorable lines in film… and it came from a background character!
The quote comes from When Harry Met Sally, a film about two people, Harry (played by Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) and their somewhat long “on and off” relationship. The film generally focuses on how both their become intertwined and how their relationship grows from mere acquaintances to lovers.
The film come from the ever popular Deli scene. Sally mentions that women sometimes fake orgasm, to which Harry mentions that he would be able to tell the difference as to when a woman was faking it or not. Sally then proceeds to moan and scream as she is climaxing. After she’s done, one of the people in the deli, a fairly elderly woman gets the attention of a waiter and delivers the quote
Trivia: The elderly woman who delivers the quote is actually the mother of Rob Reiner, the director and producer of the film.
Geek wisdom: We would like to believe that we would be able to spot when people are lying to us. But, the truth of the matter is, it can be incredibly difficult to do so. Some people have actually become so adept at lying to others that people will easily believe them. Sometimes, it’s best to not be too trusting, especially if something seems to be too good to be true.