30 Bonnie and Clyde Quotes on a Ride-Or-Die Kind of Love

These Bonnie and Clyde quotes are perfect for everyone with a ride-or-die attitude!

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a two-person team that went on a 21-month crime spree in the 1930s. No task was too big or small for this duo, as they robbed anything from small banks to gas stations and restaurants.

In 1967, decades after their death, a movie was released telling their story. Bonnie and Clyde were recognized for having a love-filled relationship while committing various crimes together.

Many attribute the phrase “ride or die” to them, but the characters in the movie didn’t say this, nor did the couple in real life. Perhaps the closest evidence of this line being attributed to Bonnie and Clyde is in one of Bonnie’s published poems to Clyde.

She says, “I’ll never leave your side, my dear Clyde; I’ll ride till I die.” This line shows their love for each other and depicts the biker culture they symbolize.

Join us as we revisit the best quotes from the movie! We’re positive you’ll get a glimpse of the relationship and kind of love that the real Bonnie and Clyde had!

Best Bonnie and Clyde Quotes

1. “When we started out, I thought we were really going somewhere. But this is it. We’re just going.” – Bonnie Parker

2. “Your advertising’s just dandy. Folks would never guess you don’t have a thing to sell.” – Bonnie Parker

3. “This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.” – Clyde Barrow

4. “I’m even better at runnin’ than I am at robbin’ banks!” – Clyde Barrow

5. “What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us?” – Bonnie Parker

6. “Now, Ms. Parker, don’t you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That’s the law talkin’ there. They want us to look big, so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain’t gonna catch us.” – Clyde Barrow

7. Bonnie Parker: “Hey! What’s your name, anyway?”

Clyde Barrow: “Clyde Barrow.”

Bonnie Parker: “Hi. I’m Bonnie Parker. Pleased to meet you!”

Famous Bonnie and Clyde Quotes

8. “Hell, you might just be the best damn girl in Texas.” – Clyde Barrow

9. “You’re a smart fella. You sure do know a lot about automobiles, don’t you?” – Bonnie Parker

10. “Mama’s an old woman now. I don’t have no mama. No family either.” – Bonnie Parker

11. “Shoot, if we’d done half that stuff they said we’d done in that paper, we’d be millionaires by now, wouldn’t we?” – Clyde Barrow

12. Bonnie Parker: “You’re good.”

Clyde Barrow: “I ain’t good. I’m the best!”

Bonnie Parker: “And modest!”

Bonnie and Clyde Quotes on Love

13. “You’re just like your brother. Ignorant, uneducated hillbilly, except the only special thing about you, is your peculiar ideas about love-making, which is no love-making at all.” – Bonnie Parker

14. “You could find a lover boy on every damn corner in town. It don’t make a damn to them whether you’re waitin’ on tables or pickin’ cotton, but it does make a damn to me.” – Clyde Barrow

15. “If all you want’s a stud service, you get on back to West Dallas, and you stay there the rest of your life. You’re worth more than that. A lot more than that.” – Clyde Barrow

16. “You know what you done there? You told my story; you told my whole story right there. One time, I told you I was gonna make you somebody. That’s what you done for me. You made me somebody they’re gonna remember.” – Clyde Barrow

17. “Why? What you mean, ‘Why?’ Because you’re different, that’s why. You know, you’re like me. You want different things. You got somethin’ better than bein’ a waitress. You and me travelin’ together, we could cut a path clean across this state and Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma, and everybody’d know about it. You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me.” – Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde Quotes to Revisit the Movie

18. “Why don’t y’all go back to your own cabin if you want to play with C.W.” – Bonnie Parker

19. “It’s called ‘The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ You’ve heard of the story of Jesse James, of how he lived and died? If you’re still in need of something to read, here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.” – Bonnie Parker

20. “You try to get something to eat around here, and some son of a bitch comes up to you with a meat cleaver.” – Clyde Barrow

21. “You’re no Texas Ranger. You’re hardly doin’ your job. You ought to be home protectin’ the rights of poor folk, not out chasin’ after us!” – Clyde Barrow

22. “You know, down in Duncanville last year, poor farmers kept you Iaws away from us with shotguns. You’re supposed to be protecting them from us, and they’re protecting us from you.” – Clyde Barrow

23. “Don’t believe I would. I surely don’t. You try to live three miles from me, and you won’t live long, honey. You best keep runnin’, Clyde Barrow. And you know it.” – Emma Krause

24. “Truck drivers come in to eat greasy burgers, and they kid you, and you kid them back, but they’re stupid and dumb, boys with big tattoos all over ’em, and you don’t like it. And they ask you for dates, and sometimes you go, but you mostly don’t, and all they ever try is to get into your pants whether you want to or not, and you go home and sit in your room and think, when and how will I ever get away from this? And now you know.” – Clyde Barrow

25. “Don’t think he’s lost. I think the bank’s been offerin’ extra reward money for us. I think Frank just figured on some easy Pickin’s, didn’t ya, Frank?” – Clyde Barrow

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26. “Woo! A man with a record!” – Bonnie Parker

27. “We got a dollar ninety-eight, and you’re laughing!” – Clyde Barrow

28. “Next time, I’ll aim a little lower!” – Clyde Barrow

29. “There’s nothing wrong with me. I mean, I don’t like boys.” – Clyde Barrow

30. “‘Least I ain’t a liar.” – Clyde Barrow

Who’s the Person You Would Consider Your Ride or Die?

Having someone to call your ride or die means you have a constant in your life. This person is with you through life’s ups and downs, is incredibly loyal, and will never leave your side.

This is the kind of relationship that Bonnie and Clyde symbolize. Though they were in a romantic relationship, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your ride or die should be your partner.

They can also be one of your friends! Ultimately, your ride-or-die person is who you would consider your partner in crime.

What Bonnie and Clyde did is not something we should idolize and follow, but they still teach us about commitment, loyalty, and having a carefree attitude. Through them, we realize that sometimes, life requires making risky and fearless decisions.

Moreover, life is more enjoyable if we have someone to explore the world with! Come what may, we need someone beside us to share our experiences with.

Bonnie and Clyde are real people who teach us what to do and what not to do. So, we hope this collection of the best quotes from their movie was able to help you gain a bit more understanding of what they symbolize!

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Karen Danao

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