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15 Pieces Of Wisdom From The Big Lebowski

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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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    1.

    “This is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.”

    Walter Sobchak

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    2.

    "The Dude abides. I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that."

    The Stranger

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    3.

    “People forget that the brain is the biggest erogenous zone.”

    Jackie Treehorn

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    4.

    “Nobody Fuck with the Jesus.”

    Jesus Quintana

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    5.

    "I’m adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber"

    The Dude

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    6.

    “Strong men also cry... strong men also cry.”

    Big Lebowski

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    7.

    “Pacifism is not something to hide behind.”

    Walter Sobchak

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    8.

    “Careful, man, there's a beverage here!”

    The Dude

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    9.

    “Etz Chaim He, dude - as the ex’ used to say”

    Walter Sobchak

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    10.

    "Is it being prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost? Isn't that what makes a man?”....

    Big Lebowski

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    11.

    ...“Sure, that and a pair of testicles.”

    The Dude

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    12.

    "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!"

    Walter Sobchak

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    13.

    "Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback."

    The Dude

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    14.

    “Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.”

    The Stranger

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    15.

    "If you will it, Dude, it is no dream."

    Walter Sobchak

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