Chuck, a consummate watcher of bad movies (I said consummate!) knew the source of yesterday's quote:
The movie is "They Live". I think the most notable acting talent in the movie was the lovely Meg Foster. A fun movie overall which doesn't take itself too seriously.
The IMDB entry for "They Live" contains some of the memorable quotes. While Chuck refers to it as a fun movie, I have to warn you that it's not one of John Carpenter's best efforts. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper stars in it, and delivers the previously mentioned line. But it's slow. The pacing is more like a 70's movie than something made in 1988. It's likely that was intentional.
If you want a fun John Carpenter movie that doesn't take itself too seriously, in my not so humble opinion you ought to take a look at "Escape From New York", or "Big Trouble in Little China". When he takes a film a little more seriously, you get Halloween or The Thing. But, "They Live" isn't such a bad way to throw away 93 minutes of your life, as long as you don't watch it alone.
Anyone have a favorite John Carpenter flick? Fess up in the comments. (and kudos to Brandon for at least guessing a different John Carpenter film. So close!)