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Big Lebowski Quotes That We Can Relate To

These Big Lebowski quotes from the Coen Brothers classic are comedy gold.

There are no best friends more different from each other than The Dude and Walter Sobchak. One is a laid back, sarcastic bachelor without a care and the other is a tough and aggressive Vietnam vet.

Yet, despite their differences, they are best friends and a big reason why we love this cult classic so much. The one liners from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman are hilarious and applicable to everyday life, which is probably why these lines are so quotable.

Relive the funniest parts of the movie with these classic Big Lebowski quotes. And after you’re done reading them, be sure to also check out our collection of Scarface quotes.

20 Big Lebowski Quotes that We can Relate to

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1.) “F*ck it, dude. Let’s go bowling.” — Walter Sobchak

2.) “Mind if I do a J?” — The Dude

3.) “Strikes and gutters, ups and downs.” – The Dude

4.) “I had a rough night and I hate the Eagles, man.” — The Dude

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5.) “Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, he eats you.” — The Stranger

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

7.) “Nobody is going to cut you off. Not if I have anything to say about it.” — Walter Sobchak

8.) “This aggression will not stand, man.” — The Dude

9.) “Donny was a good bowler, and a good man.” – Walter Sobchak

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10.) “Just because we’re bereaved, that doesn’t make us saps!” — Walter Sobchak

11.) “Forget it, Donny, You’re out of your element!” — Walter Sobchak

12.) “This is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.” — Walter Sobchak

13.) “Sooner or later you are going to have to face the fact that you’re a moron.” — The Dude

14.) “Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I’m married? The toilet seat’s up, man!” — The Dude

15.) “She’s not my special lady, she’s my lady friend.” — The Dude

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16.) “Obviously you’re not a golfer.” — The Dude

17.) “Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.” — The Dude

18.) “I’m the Dude.” – The Dude

19.) “Nobody f*cks with the Jesus.” — The Jesus

20.) “At least I’m housebroken.” — The Dude

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21. “Life does not start and stop at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit.” – Walter Sobchack

22. “This is not ‘Nam, this is bowling there are rules.” – Etan coen Joel Coen

23. “It’s a male myth about feminists that we hate sex.” – Maude Lebowski

24. “Well that’s like, your opinion, man.” – Jeff Bridges

25. “The everybody-loves-Jeff Bridges home base is, of course, ‘The Big Lebowski.'” – Stephen Rodrick

26. “The Big Lebowski’ gave me my first false sense of intellectual superiority.” – Josh Gondelman

27. “I like ‘The Big Lebowski’. The Dude is my man. My brother and I can quote that.” – Kirby Bliss Blanton

28. “I just went and saw ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love.’ Julianne Moore – I’ve been in love with her since ‘Boogie Nights.’ But also, ‘The Big Lebowski.” – Kyle Chandler

29. “The Big Lebowski’ was something we wrote for Jeff Bridges, and we set it aside for a couple of years because he wasn’t available.” – Ethan Coen

30. “With ‘The Big Lebowski,’ we were really consciously thinking about doing a Raymond Chandler story, as much as it’s about L.A.” – Ethan Coen

Which of these Big Lebowski quotes do you think is the most relatable?

It’s hard not to love The Dude. He’s just a regular guy who loves to bowl. He’s relatable, and that’s what makes this movie so quotable. This isn’t just another stoner crime comedy film — it’s a film about life, man. 

The Big Lebowski was released almost 22 years ago in 1998. Since then it has become a cult classic, loved by many. So, slip into a comfy robe, pour yourself a White Russian and get ready to share these quotes with your bowling-loving friends. 

Did you relate to any of these classic Big Lebowski quotes? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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