60 The Big Lebowski Quotes on Living the Life You Want

We’ve rounded up best The Big Lebowski quotes for you cult classic hunters out there!

But even if you’re not a fan and you’re just looking for something hilarious that will brighten up your day, then this collection is definitely for you, too!

When it was first released, The Big Lebowski might not be that blockbuster hit everyone was expecting.

But sure enough, it made a name for itself and its own following after it’s first release.

Since then, it’s become one of the biggest cult classic faves for many.

It might seem like an aimless and dull movie on the surface, but there’s actually a lot of words of wisdom packed in for its audiences.

Learn more about The Big Lebowski here.

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Best The Big Lebowski Quotes

Big Lebowski Quote - He's a good man, and thorough.

1. “He’s a good man, and thorough.” – Maude Lebowski

2. “It really tied the room together.” – The Dude

3. “Mr. Treehorn tells us that he had to eject you from his garden party; that you were drunk and abusive.” – Malibu Police Chief

4. “Walter, the chinamen who peed on my rug I can’t give him a bill, so what the f*ck are you talking about?” – The Dude

Big Lebowski Quote - I had a rough night and I hate the fucking Eagles, man.

5. “I had a rough night and I hate the f*ck*ng Eagles, man.” – The Dude

6. “The chinaman is not the issue here. Also dude, ‘Asian American,’ please.” – Walter Sobchak

7. “Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women, man.” – The Dude

8. “Hey, I know that guy, he’s a nihilist. Karl Hungus.” – The Dude

9. “Shut the f*ck up, Donny!” – Walter Sobchak

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Big Lebowski Quote - Who the fuck are the Knutsens?

10. “Who the f*ck are the Knutsens?” – The Dude

11. “No, you’re not wrong Walter. You’re just an *ssh*l*.” – The Dude

12. “Nobody calls me Lebowski, you got the wrong guy. I’m The Dude, man.” – The Dude

13. “Your name’s Lebowski, Lebowski. Your wife is Bunny.” – Private Snoop

14. “Hey, nice marmot.” – The Dude

Big Lebowski Quote - Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon with nail polish.

15. “Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o’clock this afternoon with nail polish.” – Walter Sobchak

16. “His dudeness, duder, or el duderino.” – The Dude

17. “No Donny, these men are nihilists. There’s nothing to be afraid of.” – Walter Sobchak

18. “Sure, that and a pair of testicles.” – The Dude

19. “Does the female form make you uncomfortable, Mr. Lebowski?” – Maude Lebowski

Big Lebowski Quote - Careful man, there's a beverage here!

20. “Careful man, there’s a beverage here!” – The Dude

21. “At least I’m housebroken.” – The Dude

22. “I mean, say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.” – Walter Sobchak

23. “You got that right, no one f*cks with Jesus.” – Jesus Quintana

24. “Obviously, you’re not a golfer.” – The Dude

Big Lebowski Quote - You human paraquat!

25. “You human paraquat!” – The Dude

26. “My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal, which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.” – Maude Lebowski

27. “She’s not my special lady, she’s my f*ck*ng lady friend. I’m just helping her conceive, man!” – The Dude

28. “Your revolution is over, Mr. Lebowski. Condolences. The bums were lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me, Lebowski?” – The Big Lebowski

29. “I am the walrus.” – Donny

The Big Lebowski Quotes on Life and Personality

Big Lebowski Quote - Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

30. “Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” – The Dude

31. “Am I the only one who gives a sh*t about the rules?!” – Walter Sobchak

32. “My wife? Bunny? Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I’m f*ck*ng married? The toilet seat’s up, man!” – The Dude

33. “You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don’t wanna know about it, believe me.” – Walter Sobchak

34. “Calm down, you’re being very undude.” – Walter Sobchak

Big Lebowski Quote - Sometimes, you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.

35. “Sometimes, you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.” – The Stranger

36. “People forget the brain is the biggest erogenous zone.” – Jackie Treehorn

37. “What makes a man? Is it doing the right thing?” – The Big Lebowski

38. “We f*ck*d it up!” – The Dude

39. “F*ck*ng Germans. Nothing changes. F*ck*ng Nazis.” – Walter Sobchak

The Big Lebowski Quotes for When You’ve Had Enough of Life

Big Lebowski Quote - She probably kidnapped herself.

40. “She probably kidnapped herself.” – The Dude

41. “Rug Peers did not do this. Look at it. A young, trophy wife marries this guy for his money, she figures he hasn’t given her enough, she owes money all over town.” – The Dude

42. “Forget it, Donny, you’re out of your element!” – Walter Sobchak

43.“Calmer than you are.” – Walter Sobchak

44. “You are entering a world of pain.” – Walter Sobchak

Big Lebowski Quote - This aggression will not stand, man.

45. “This aggression will not stand, man.” – The Dude

46. “Has the whole world gone crazy?” – Walter Sobchak

47. “3000 years of beautiful tradition—from Moses to Sandy Koufax. You’re g*dd*mn*d right. I’m living in the f*ck*ng past!” – Walter Sobchak

48. “My only hope is that the Big Lebowski kills me before the Germans can cut my dick off.” – The Dude

49. “I don’t need your sympathy. I need my Johnson.” – The Dude

Big Lebowski Quote - Sooner or later, you are going to have to face the fact that you're a moron.

50. “Sooner or later, you are going to have to face the fact that you’re a moron.” – The Dude

51. “I can’t be worrying about that sh*t. Life goes on, man.” – The Dude

52. “The ringer cannot look empty.” – Walter Sobchak

53. “I don’t like your j*rk-*ff name, I don’t like your j*rk-*ff face, I don’t like your j*rk-*ff behavior, and I don’t like you, j*rk-*ff.” – Malibu Police Chief

54. “Son, this is what happens when you f*ck a stranger in the *ss!” – Walter Sobchak

Big Lebowski Quote - You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once.

55. “You know, Dude, I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in ‘Nam, of course.” – Walter Sobchak

56. “Let me tell you something, pendejo.” You pull any of your crazy sh*t with us, you flash your piece out on the lanes, I’ll take it away from you and stick up your *ss and pull the f*ck*ng trigger ’til it goes click.” – Jesus Quintana

57. “The Dude abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowing he’s out there—the Dude—taking it easy for all us sinners.” – The Stranger

58. “Aw, f*ck it, Dude. Let’s go bowling.” – Walter Sobchak

59. “Lord, you can imagine where it goes from here.” – Maude Lebowski

Big Lebowski Quote - Life does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit.

60. “Life does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of sh*t.” – Walter Sobchak

How Do You Go About Your Life? What Kind of Path Do You See Yourself Taking?

The story revolves around The Dude—someone considered to be the laziest and most aimless person in Los Angeles County.

And if he’s the laziest one there, everyone pretty much thinks he’s right up there with all the laziest people in the world. He loses track of his days, dresses every day like it’s Casual Friday, and loses himself in the drinks and bowling.

However, his simple lines actually make a lot of sense. That’s why over the years, The Big Lebowski became more than just a film to a lot of people—it became a way of life and a philosophy.

It teaches us that living a simple life means having only simple problems and simple solutions. It teaches us to live our lives our own way. Others’ opinions are not important. It’s what we truly feel about ourselves and our lives that will drive us forward and bring us to the path we want to take in life.

Have you also watched The Big Lebowski before? Are you a fan of The Dude’s way? What lessons did you pick up from this collection? Share them in the comments section down below.


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