60 Bill and Ted Quotes on Friendship & Imagination

Get ready to live out an adventure of a lifetime through these Top 60 Bill and Ted quotes!

When it was first created, no one expected that this little project would still be talked about and revered over 3 decades after it was first released.

The movie is quintessential 80s. Everything about it reminds us of that period of time—the slang, the fashion, and the music.

And because the movie is so jam-packed with action and adventure, we sometimes miss out on some important life lessons and philosophical wisdom embedded in the scenes.

Learn more about what lessons you can learn from the movie through the list below.

And don’t forget to check out these Forrest Gump quotes and Back to the Future quotes.

Best Bill and Ted Quotes

Best Quotes On Fake Friends
Best Quotes On Fake Friends
Bill and Ted Quote - Dude, are you sure we should be doing this?

1. “Dude, are you sure we should be doing this?” – Ted Logan

2. “Everything is different, but the same. Things are more moderner than before—bigger and yet smaller.” – Ox Robbins

3. “Here’s the deal. What I win, I keep. What you win, I keep.” – Billy the Kid

4. “Ted, you and I have witnessed many things, but nothing as bodacious as what just happened.” – Bill Preston

Bill and Ted Quote - Ted's father's own fear of failure has caused him to make his son the embodiment of all his deepest anxieties about himself.

5. “Ted’s father’s own fear of failure has caused him to make his son the embodiment of all his deepest anxieties about himself. And hence, his aggression transferred onto Ted.” – Freud

6. “How’s it going, royal ugly dudes? I am the Earl of Preston!” – Bill Preston

7. “We told ourselves to listen to this guy.” – Bill Preston

8. “I am the Duke of Ted!” – Ted Logan

9. “Why would we lie to ourselves?” – Bill Preston

Bill and Ted Quotes on Humor and Wit

Bill and Ted Quote - It seems to me the only thing you've learned is that Caesar is a salad dressing, dude.

10. “It seems to me the only thing you’ve learned is that Caesar is a salad dressing, dude.” – Mr. Ryan

11. “Our first guest speaker comes from the year 400 BC—a time when most of the world looked like the cover of the Led Zeppelin album, Houses of the Holy.” – Ted Logan

12. “He is sometimes known as the father of modern thought. He was the teacher of Plato, who was in turn the teacher of Aristotle, and like Ozzy Osbourne, was repeatedly accused of corruption of the young.” – Bill Preston

13. “Fourscore and seven minutes ago, we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure, conceived by our new friends—Bill and Ted. These two great gentlemen are dedicated to a proposition, which was true in my time, just as it’s true today.” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “Whoa. Those must be the princesses you told yourself about at the Circle-K.” – Bill Preston

Bill and Ted Quote - But Bill, those are historical babes.

15. “But Bill, those are historical babes.” – Ted Logan

16. “If I should fail to keep these two on the correct path, the basis of our society will be in danger. Don’t worry, it’ll all make sense. I’m a professional.” – Rufus

17. “Well, how can we have decent instruments when we don’t really even know how to play?” – Ted Logan

18. “I wanna know why you claim to be Sigmund Freud.” – Police Psychiatrist

19. “I don’t know. Philosophize with him!” – Bill Preston

Bill and Ted Quote - Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

20. “Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.” – Ted Logan

21. “Gentlemen, we’re history.” – Rufus

22. “Want a Twinkie, Genghis Khan?” – Ted Logan

23. “Socrates—the only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing.” – Bill Preston

24. “So, Bill, what you’re telling me, essentially, is that Napoleon was a short, dead dude.” – Mr. Ryan

Bill and Ted Quote - Our bass player, the Duke of Spook, the Doc of Shock, The Man with No Tan, please say hello to Death himself, the Grim Reaper.

25. “And over here, our bass player, the Duke of Spook, the Doc of Shock, The Man with No Tan, please say hello to Death himself, the Grim Reaper.” – Bill Preston

26. “You’re not strong! You’re silky boys! Silk comes from the butts of Chinese Worms!” – Colonel Oates

27. “Dude, there’s no way I can possibly do infinity push-ups!” – Bill

28. “Don’t overlook my butt, I work out all the time. And reaping burns a lot of calories.” – Grim Reaper

29. “I’ll eat you up like the warm, toasty little butter cakes you are.” – Colonel Oates

Bill and Ted Quote - You totally killed us, you evil metal dickweeds!

30. “You totally killed us, you evil metal dickweeds!” – Bill Preston

31. “Dinner’s over, worm dude.” – Bill Preston

32. “I believe Colonel Mustard did it in the study with the candlestick.” – Grim Reaper

33. “And very important, do not do your homework without wearing headphones.” – Rufus

34. “You have sunk my battleship.” – Grim Reaper

Bill and Ted Quote - One month ago, you played the Elks Lodge in Barstow, California, for forty people, most of whom were there only because it was two-dollar taco night.

35. “One month ago, you played the Elks Lodge in Barstow, California, for forty people, most of whom were there only because it was two-dollar taco night, whatever the hell that means.” – The Great Leader

36. “How’s that stealing if we’re stealing it from ourselves, dude?” – Bill Preston

37. “Dude! You were playing 40-minute bass solos. No one but you could play!” – Ted Logan

38. “This is the story of our most excellent dads.” – Billie

39. “My name is Theodore Preston and I am some kind of Infinite Being.” – Ted Logan

Bill and Ted Quotes on Life and Adventure

Bill and Ted Quote - There were many steps and columns. It was most tranquil.

40. “We were there. There were many steps and columns. It was most tranquil.” – Bill Preston

41. “I believe our adventure through time has taken a most serious turn.” – Ted Logan

42. “It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you a gentleman we picked up in medieval Mongolia in the year 1269.” – Bill Preston

43. “Greetings, my excellent friends.” – Rufus

44. “Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!” – Ted Logan

Bill and Ted Quote - I spoke to your principal today, Ted. He said you're failing history.

45. “I spoke to your principal today, Ted. He said you’re failing history.” – Capt. Logan

46. “I’m in love, dude.” – Ted Logan

47. “Okay, wait, if we were one of Europe’s greatest leaders, and we were stranded in San Dimas for one day, where would we go?” – Bill Preston

48. “Hi, welcome to the future. San Dimas, California, 2688. And I’m telling you, it’s great here. The air is clean, the water’s clean, even the dirt, it’s clean.” – Rufus

49. “Ted, it’s pointless to have a triumphant video before we even have decent instruments.” – Bill Preston

Bill and Ted Quote - Okay, if you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?

50. “Okay, if you guys are really us, what number are we thinking of?” – Ted Logan

51. “All we are is dust in the wind, dude.” – Ted Logan

52. “We gotta go. It’s a history report, not a babe report.” – Bill Preston

53. “Deacon, do you realize you have just stranded one of Europe’s greatest leaders in San Dimas?” – Ted Logan

54. “Now your dad is going for it in your own room.” – Ted Logan

Bill and Ted Quote - Billy, you are dealing with the oddity of time travel with the greatest of ease.

55. “Billy, you are dealing with the oddity of time travel with the greatest of ease.” – Bill Preston

56. “I can’t believe Missy divorced your Dad, and married mine.” – Ted Logan

57. “It is time. They have reached the second crucial turning point in their destiny. Their message is about to reach millions. But, we will change all that. When our mission is successful, no longer will the world be dominated by the legacy of these two fools! No longer will we hear this.” – Chuck De Nomolos

58. “You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper.” – Grim Reaper

59. “I want the whole universe to behold this transfer of power. No longer will our future society be based on the ideas and the music of these two fools! They will be based on my ideas, and my ideas alone!” – Chuck De Nomolos

Bill and Ted Quote - Ted, we have a destiny to fulfill. Think about our fans, dude!

60. “Ted, we have a destiny to fulfill. Think about our fans, dude!” – Bill Preston

Where Can Your Imagination Take You?

Bill and Ted is a wonderful film about imagination, adventure, and true friendship. It teaches us that learning cannot be caged down within the four corners of the classroom, and instead, reaches across all corners of the globe. Learning never stops and we can always learn something more about everything—about the power and strength of true friendship and camaraderie, as well as the importance of hard work and dedication to your craft. Nothing can ever be achieved overnight, because our true goals in life—the ones that will truly make us happy—are things we need to work hard for day in and day out.

Was Bill and Ted part of your childhood? What other life lessons did you learn from the characters in the show? We hope you can share them with us through the comments section below!