Customers don’t get much cooler than The Dude.
Throughout 1998’s The Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges’ slacker was an unflappable force of nature, barely flustered by mob heavies who interrupt his daily bowling, cocktails and stoner sessions after a case of mistaken identity. And that's without mentioning his psychopathic best pal.
But he’s not the only character from this Coen Bros. classic to impart advice worth heeding to - as these 15 brilliant lines prove...
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“This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”
"The Dude abides. I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that."
“People forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone.”
“Nobody Fuck with the Jesus.”
"I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber"
“Strong men also cry... strong men also cry.”
“Pacifism is not something to hide behind.”
“Careful, man, there's a beverage here!”
“Etz Chaim He, dude - as the ex’ used to say”
"Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost? Isn't that what makes a man?”....
...“Sure, that and a pair of testicles.”
"Saturday is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fucking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shit don't fucking roll!"
"Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback."
“Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.”
"If you will it, Dude, it is no dream."