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Walter and The Dude (Photo: The Big Lebowski, 1998) Walter and The Dude (Photo: The Big Lebowski, 1998)  

15 years later, the 15 best quotes from ‘The Big Lebowski’ [SLIDESHOW]

Sometimes, there’s a man.

On March 6, 1998, the brothers Coen gave the world the precious gift of “The Big Lebowski.”

Fifteen years later, we still love the cult classic nearly as much as The Dude loves his Creedence tapes and the rug that really tied the room together.

Here are the 15 most memorable lines from “The Big Lebowski.”

(A warning for those with delicate sensibilities: Since the word “fuck” is said 271 times throughout the 117 minute film, as you can imagine there are plenty of F-bombs in this slideshow.)

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  • The Stranger: "...sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dude here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Dude, in Los Angeles. And even if he's a lazy man - and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin' for laziest worldwide. But sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man."
  • The Dude: "Do you see a wedding ring on my finger? Does this place look like I'm fucking married? The toilet seat's up, man!"
  • Walter to Smokey: "You think I'm fucking around here? Mark it zero!"
  • Walter: "Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
  • The Dude: "That rug really tied the room together."
  • Brandt on the Little Lebowski Urban Acheivers: "They're not literally his children. They're the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers - inner city children of promise but without the necessary means for a - necessary means for a higher education. So Mr Lebowski is committed to sending all of them to college."
  • Brandt on Mr. Lebowski's young wife, Bunny after she says something gross: "Ah hahahahaha! Wonderful woman. We're all, we're all very fond of her. Very free-spirited."
  • Walter: "Saturday, Donny, 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*!"
  • Donny: "What's a pederast, Walter?"
  • Jesus: "Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger 'til it goes 'click.'"
  • Donny, on In & Out Burger: "Those are good burgers, Walter."
  • The Dude: "This is a very complicated case, Maude. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head. Fortunately, I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, drug regimen to keep my mind, you know, uh, limber."
  • The Stranger: "The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners. Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals."
  • Walter: "Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon...with nail polish. These fucking amateurs."
  • The nihlists: "Ve vant ze money, Lebowski."

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