what is your fav quote in the Big L?

topic posted Sun, October 19, 2003 - 1:11 PM by  Thömäs
I know, that's a tough one almost all of the dialog in The Big Lebowski is fucking brilliant!!! ...ok, give me your fav five quotes.

"What the fuck are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, dude. Across this line, you do not... Also, dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please."


"Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing."


"Eight year-olds, Dude."


(talking about the fuckin' Pomeranian)
"What do you mean brought it bowling, Dude? I didn't rent it shoes. I'm not buying it a fucking beer. He's not taking your fucking turn, Dude."


"New Corvette? Hardly, Dude. I'd say he's still got about $960 - $970,000 left, depending on the options"
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  • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

    Mon, February 16, 2004 - 12:23 AM
    Walter: "You're out of your element, Donnie!"

    Walter: "Shut the fuck up, Donnie."

    Bunny: "I'll suck your cock for a thousand dollars. Brant can't watch tho', or he has to pay a hundred."
    The Dude: "I'm just gonna go find a cash machine."

    Mr. Lebowski: "What makes a man, Mr. Lebowski?"
    The Dude: "Dude"
    Mr. Lebowski: "Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost. Isn't that what makes a man?"
    The Dude: "Mmmm....that and a pair of testicles."

    Jesus: "Liam and me we are gonna fuck you up!"
    The Dude: "Yeah, well, you know, that's just like, your opinion, man."
    Jesus (to Walter): "Let me tell you something, you pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash your piece out on the lanes. I'll take it away from you and stick it up your ass and pull the fuckin' trigger until it goes CLICK"
    The Dude: "Jesus"
    Jesus: "You said it man! Nobody fucks with the Jesus."
  • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

    Tue, May 4, 2004 - 6:30 PM
    Hand me the oozzy, Dude, chop chop.
    You didn't think I was rollin' out of here naked, did you?
    What's wrong with Walter, Dude?
    Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one who gives a shit about the rules?!
    -------------------------------------------------------------They send us a toe and we're supposed to shit ourselves in fear. Fucking amatures!
    The Dude abides. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that. Knowing he's out there takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
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    Wed, September 22, 2004 - 11:30 PM
    OK it's a tough one but here we go.

    "I'm calmer than you are", Walter

    You're entering a world of pain smokey, a world of pain", Walter

    Walter to the kid who stole the homework: "Have you heard of Vietnam?"

    "The carpet pissers did not do this"

    "Call me dude, duder, el duderino, or the dude if you're into the whole brevity thing"
    • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

      Thu, September 23, 2004 - 3:15 AM
      what the fuck is that walter? its the ringer dude! my dirty undies, the whites!
      • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

        Fri, September 24, 2004 - 4:09 PM
        There's no ransom if you don't have a fucking hostage. That's what ransom is. Those are the fucking rules.

        Zere ARE no ROOLZ!


        His girlfriend gafe up her toe! She sought we'd be getting million dollars! Iss not fair!
        • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

          Sat, September 25, 2004 - 6:37 PM
          Sure! Fuck it! That's your answer! Tattoo it on your forehead! Your answer to everything! Your "revolution" is over, Mr. Lebowski! Condolences! The bums lost! My advice is, do what your parents did! Get a job, sir! The bums will always lose-- do you hear me, Lebowski?
          • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

            Sat, September 25, 2004 - 6:39 PM
            Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, yes, and proud we are of all of them.
            • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

              Sat, September 25, 2004 - 6:51 PM
              DUDE : I--the royal we, you know, the editorial--I dropped off the money, exactly as per--Look, I've got certain information, certain things have come to light, and uh, has it ever occurred to you, man, that given the nature of all this new shit, that, uh, instead of running around blaming me, that this whole thing might just be, not, you know, not just such a simple, but uh--you know?
              • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

                Sat, September 25, 2004 - 6:53 PM
                It's a complicated case, Maude. Lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what have yous. Fortunately I've been adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, limber.
                • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

                  Wed, October 6, 2004 - 2:46 AM
                  Donny : How come you don't roll on Saturday Walter?
                  Walter Sobchak : I'm Shomer Shabbos.
                  Donny : What's that Walter?
                  Walter Sobchak : Saturday, Donny, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fuckin' ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shit
                  Walter Sobchak : Don't fucking roll! Shomer shabbos!

                  Walter Sobchak : I'm saying, I see what you're getting at, Dude, he kept the money. My point is, here we are, it's shabbas, the sabbath, which I'm allowed to break only if it's a matter of life or death...

                  The Dude : Will you come off it, Walter? You're not even fucking Jewish, man.

                  Walter Sobchak : What the fuck are you talkin' about?

                  The Dude : Man, you're fucking Polish Catholic...

                  Walter Sobchak : What the fuck are you talking about? I converted when I married Cynthia! Come on, Dude!

                  The Dude : Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

                  Walter Sobchak : And you know this!

                  The Dude : Yeah, and five fucking years ago you were divorced.

                  Walter Sobchak : So what are you saying? When you get divorced you turn in your library card? You get a new license? You stop being Jewish?

                  The Dude : It's all a part of your sick Cynthia thing, man. Taking care of her fucking dog. Going to her fucking synagogue. You're living in the fucking past.

                  Walter Sobchak : Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax...

                  [shouting] Walter Sobchak : You're goddamn right I'm living in the fucking past!

                  sorry so long...but i could just put the whole movie in here...too funny!! I will be watching it again when I get off of work this morning!!! glad I found this tribe man!!
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          Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

          Wed, October 6, 2004 - 11:14 AM
          Cabbage eating?
          That's not in the movie.

          You are quoting the original script.

          Here is what was actually said...

          No, without a hostage there is no ransom.
          That's what ransom is. Those are the fucking rules.

          SECOND MAN
          His girlfriend gafe up her toe!

          THIRD MAN
          She sought we vould get a million dollars!

          Iss not fair!


          Here is a link that you can find an 'updated' script
          that has what was actually said in the movie.

          Also this 'tribe' is a "bunch of fuckin' amatures" ;-)

          If you have a real interest in 'The Big Lewbowski'
          Join a real forum at

          • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

            Thu, October 28, 2004 - 11:15 PM
            What in God's name are you blathering about??

            Mind if I do a J?

            Oh and....

            The cops ask the Dude what was in his car...

            Some Creedence tapes and my briefcase....

            What was in the briefcase?

            Papers, business papers....

            And what do you do sir?

            Uh, well I'm unemployed..

            (Phone rings, Maude says she stole the rug)

            I guess we can close the case on that one.
  • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

    Mon, November 15, 2004 - 11:51 PM
    forgotten classics...

    'nice place you got here jackie. completely unspoiled.'

    'yeah... i got a rash'

    'mr. lebowski is disabled, yes. this picture was taken when Mrs Reagan was first lady of the NATION. yes yes. Not just of california.'
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      Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

      Wed, November 17, 2004 - 10:23 AM
      I wouldn't even knwo where to begin...
      • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

        Fri, December 31, 2004 - 8:21 PM
        "This is a bummer man, that's uh, bummer"
        (The dude after looking at the ransom note, talking while trying to hold his toke)
        • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

          Mon, January 10, 2005 - 4:15 PM
          "jackie treehorn treats objects like women, man."

          "i'm sorry. i wasn't listening."

          "it's bush-league psyche-out stuff. laughable man, HA! i was gonna fuck you in the ass saturday, i'll fuck you in the ass next wednesday instead. you gotta date, wednesday, baby!"

          "i just wanted to say that 'branded'--the early years in particular, were a source of inspiration--"

          "is this your homework, larry?"

          "yes, yes the little lebowski urban achievers and proud we are of all of them."

          "that's a great plan walter...a swiss fuckin' watch"

          "remember dude, the brain is still the largest erogenous zone." "on you, maybe."

          "ich bring mein tools."

          "say what you will about the tenets of national socialism--at least it's an ethos."

          and plus, if you ever get a chance to see the pg-version, john goodman did some great stuff for "this is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass": "this is what happens when you kiss a stranger in the alps!" "this is what happens when you eat ham and swiss!"
  • Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

    Sun, May 15, 2005 - 8:33 AM
    As Walter gets ready to throw his bowling ball:

    " Show me what you got. Nihilist. DIPSHIT WITH A NINE-TOED WOMAN"


    "I myself dabbled in pacifism at one point. Not in Nam of course."


    "You mean coitis?"

    If there were any words for the part of the scene where they introduce Jesus and Liam (sp?) while playing the GK's Hotel California cover I would put it up here. When they pan the Dude, Donnie, and Walter before the dialogue begins - it's classic, man.

    I watch this movie every day - my life is good.
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    Re: what is your fav quote in the Big L?

    Mon, August 1, 2005 - 5:32 PM
    At some point, this thread will contain the entire screenplay! ;)
    • top five

      Wed, August 3, 2005 - 10:41 PM
      She kidnapped herself

      He thinks the carpet pissers did this?

      Fuckin' amateurs

      Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women, man

      This is a bummer man
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        Mon, August 22, 2005 - 4:46 PM
        "For your information, the Supreme Court has ROUNDLY rejected prior restraint..."

        "I'm gonna sit here and enjoy my coffee. Enjoying my coffee."
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          Wed, September 21, 2005 - 11:14 AM
          Lord. You can imagine where it goes
          from here.

          He fixes the cable?

          Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey.
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            Wed, September 21, 2005 - 11:23 AM
            Donny was a good bowler, and a good
            man. He was. . . He was one of us.
            He was a man who loved the outdoors,
            and bowling, and as a surfer he explored
            the beaches of southern California,
            La Jolla... to La Carilla and up to Pismo.

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