80+ Unforgettable Taxi Driver Quotes That Make This Movie Great to Be Watched

80+ Unforgettable Taxi Driver Quotes That Make This Movie Great to Be Watched
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Tripboba.com - Taxi Driver is a great American film that is released in 1976 and played by one of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro. Moreover, in the same year, Taxi Driver was awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.

Taxi Driver is a masterpiece, not only because De Niro is there, but also the genius screenplay and the beautiful cinematography that make all spectators and critics stunned.

But, in this article, Tripboba won't talk about both of them. Instead, we will give you more than 80 Taxi Driver quotes you can read to remind you about the plot of the film.

Taxi Driver Movie Quotes

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Here are some Taxi Driver quotes from the movie.

  • "Look, I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own home behind closed doors - this is an American free country, we got a pursuit of happiness thing, you're consenting, you're adult. BUT, you know, uh, you know, in my f***ing cab, don't go bustin' heads, you know what I mean? God love you, do what you want.'" - Wizard

  • "Shoot. That's why they call me the Wizard." - Wizard

  • "Go out and get laid. Get drunk, you know, do anything. 'Cause you got no choice anyway. I mean we're all f***ed, more or less you know." - Wizard

  • "You're a funny guy. But looks aren't everything. Go ahead man, have a good time." - Sport

  • "Don't be a whore, you're only 12 years old, Go home!" - Travis

  • "Listen, uh, listen, hey, can I tell you somethin'. But you're the one that came into my cab. You're the one that wanted to get out of here." - Travis

  • "Look, I was stoned. That's why they stopped me. 'Cause when I'm not stoned, I got no place else to go. So they just, uh, protect me from myself." - Iris

  • "I understand, and it means somethin', really." - Iris

  • "No, I don't get along with people like that." - Travis

  • "God, I don't know who's weirder, you or me? Sure you don't want to come with me?" - Iris

  • "No, no. I want you to take it. I don't want ya to take anything from them. And I wanna do it. I don't have anything better to do with my money. I might be goin' away for a while." - Travis

  • "Oh baby, I never wanted you to like what you're doin'. If you ever liked what you're doing, you wouldn't be my woman." - Sport

  • "Why I got to attend to business baby. You miss your man, don't ya? I don't like to be away from you either. You know how I feel about you. I depend on you. I'd be lost without you. Don't you ever forget that - how much I need you. Come to me baby. Let me hold you. When I hold you close to me like this, I feel so good. I only wish every man could know what it's like to be loved by you... God, it's good so close. You know at times like this, I know I'm one lucky man. Touchin' a woman who wants me and needs me. That's the way you and I keeps it together." - Sport

  • "Oh, it was nothin' really. I got over that. Papers always blow these things up. Just a little stiffness. That's all." - Travis

  • Cab Dispatcher: "Why do you want to drive a cab?"
    Travis: "I can't sleep at nights."
    Cab Dispatcher: "There's porno theaters for that."
  • Iris: "God, you're square."
    Travis: "Hey, I'm not square, you're the one that's square. Your full of sh*t, man. What are you talking about? You walk out with those f***in' creeps and low-lifes and degenerates out on the streets and you sell your little p*ssy for peanuts? For some low-life pimp who stands in the hall? And I'm square? You're the one that's square, man. I don't go screwing f*** with bunch of killers and junkies like you do. You call that bein' hip? What world are you from?"
  • Travis: "Do I look like a narc?"
    Iris: "Yeah."
    Travis: "I am a narc."
  • Tom: "Forgot sexy."
    Betsy: "...man. I did not forget sexy."
  • Iris: "Are you a Scorpion?"
    Travis: "What?"
    Iris: "That's it. You're a Scorpion. I can tell every time."
  • Wizard: "Hey Travis, this here's Doughboy. We call him that 'cause he'll do anything for a buck."
    Doughboy: "Hi Travis. Got change of a nickel?"
  • Betsy: "I have a break at four o'clock and if you're here..."
    Travis: "Four o'clock today?"
    Betsy: "Yes."
    Travis: "I'll be here."
    Betsy: "I'm sure you will."
    Travis: "All right, four p.m."
    Betsy: "Right."
    Travis: "Outside in front?"
    Betsy: "Yeah."
    Travis: "OK. Oh my name is Travis. Betsy?"
    Betsy: "Travis."
    Travis: "Appreciate this, Betsy."
  • Palantine: "What is the one thing about this country that bugs you the most?"
    Travis: "Well, I don't know. I don't follow political issues that closely, sir. I don't know."
    Palantine: "Oh but there must be something."
    Travis: "Well... Whatever it is, you should clean up this city here, because this city here is like an open sewer you know. It's full of filth and scum. And sometimes I can hardly take it. Whatever-whoever becomes the President should just really clean it up. You know what I mean? Sometimes I go out and I smell it, I get headaches it's so bad, you know...They just never go away you know...It's like...I think that the President should just clean up this whole mess here. You should just flush it right down the f***in' toilet."
  • Betsy: "And why do you feel that you have to volunteer to me?"
    Travis: "Because I think that you are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen."

Quotes from Taxi Driver

Quotes from Taxi Driver
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More Taxi Driver quotes you can find below.

  • "You get a job. You become the job." - Wizard

  • "Have you ever seen what a .44 Magnum will do to a woman's p*ssy? Now that you should see. What a .44 Magnum will do to a woman's p*ssy that you should see?" - Passenger

  • "I got some bad ideas in my head." - Travis

  • "We meet at a crossroads in history. No longer will the wrong roads be taken." - Palantine

  • "Taking me to a place like this is about as exciting as saying to me "Let's f***." - Betsy

  • "Don't worry so much. Relax Killer, you're gonna be all right. I know I seen a lot of people and uh, I know." - Wizard

  • "Well, take it or leave it. If you want to save yourself some money, don't f*** her. Cause you'll be back here every night for some more. Man, she's twelve and a half years old. You never had no p*ssy like that. You can do anything you want with her. You can cum on her, f*** her in the mouth, f*** her in the ass, cum on her face, man. She get your cock so hard she'll make it explode. But no rough stuff, all right?" - Sport

  • Concession Girl: "That's nice, what can do for you?"
    Travis: "I'd like to know what your name is, what's your name?"
    Concession Girl: "Give me a break."
  • Cab Dispatcher: "How's your driving record? Clean?"
    Travis: "It's clean, real clean. Like my conscience."
  • Personnel Officer: "So what is it? Do you need a second job? Are you moonlighting?"
    Travis: "I... I just want to work long hours. What's moonlighting?"
  • "I used to have a pony, on Coney Island. It got hit by a truck." - Sport

  • "Now back to Gene Krupa's syncopated style." - Street drummer

  • "Mister, you don't have to make it mister." - Iris

  • "Nice talking to you sir. You're a good man. I know you're gonna win." - Travis

  • "Well, I mean, I, you know, I didn't know that you, you would feel that way about this movie. I don't know much about movies..." - Travis

  • "Get your hands off. You're in a hell, and you're gonna die in hell like the rest of 'em! You're like the rest of 'em." - Travis

  • "Yeah, I got me a real down, real...I just wanna go out and, and you know like really, really, really do somethin'." - Travis

  • "Yeah, I don't know. That's about the dumbest thing I ever heard." - Travis

  • "Thanks a lot. Hey, great. Thanks a lot. Hell, Jesus. Be careful today." - Travis

  • "You have to be careful in and around a place like this. Bye." - Travis

  • Betsy: "Do you want to canvass?"
    Travis: "Yeah, I'll canvass."
  • Dough Boy: "Tell 'em to go to California, 'cause out in California when two fags split up, one's got to pay the other one alimony."
    Wizard: "Not bad. Ah, they're way ahead out there, you know in California. So I had to tell 'em to get out of the f***in' cab."
  • Tom: "Listen to what you're saying. You sound like you're selling mouthwash."
    Betsy: "We are selling mouthwash."
    Tom: "Are we authorized to do that?"
  • Betsy: "Are you gonna be my friend?"
    Travis: "Yeah."
  • "You're a young girl, you should be at home. You should be dressed up, going out with boys, going to school, you know, that kind of stuff." - Travis

  • "I wouldn't be here if I didn't." - Betsy

  • "Sh*t... I'm waiting for the sun to shine." - Travis

  • "Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk." - Travis

Robert De Niro Taxi Driver Quotes

Robert De Niro Taxi Driver Quotes
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Played as Travis, the protagonist, these are some Taxi Driver quotes by Robert De Niro.

  • "The idea had been growing in my brain for some time; TRUE force. All the king's men cannot put it back together again.

  • "You're only as healthy as you feel.

  • "I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the f***in' toilet.

  • "June twenty-ninth. I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be 50 pushups each morning, 50 pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

  • "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal.

  • Betsy: "You know what you remind me of?"
    Travis: "What?"
    Betsy: "That song by Kris Kristofferson."
  • Betsy: "You mean 'organized'?"
    Travis: "Organiziezed. Organiziezed - it's a joke. O-R-G-A-N-E-Z-I-E-Z-D."
    Betsy: "Oh, you mean 'Organizized'. Like those little signs they have in offices that say "Thimk."
  • Betsy: "This is a dirty movie."
    Travis: "No, no, this is, this is a movie that, uh, a lot of couples come to, all kinds of couples go here."
    Betsy: "Are you sure about that?"
    Travis: "Sure. I've seen 'em all the time."
  • Betsy: "Travis? How much was it?"
    Travis: "So long..."
  • Travis: "You got a .44 magnum?"
    Andy: "It's an expensive weapon."
    Travis: "That's all right. I got money."
    Andy: "It's a real monster. It'll stop a car at a hundred yards. Put a round right through the engine block."
  • "Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

  • "How's everything in the pimp business?

  • "I realize now how much she's just like the others, cold and distant, and many people are like that, women for sure, they're like a union.

  • "Twelve hours of work and I still can't sleep. Damn. Days go on and on. They don't end.

  • "I first saw her at Palantine Campaign headquarters at 63rd and Broadway. She was wearing a white dress. She appeared like an angel. Out of this filthy mess, she is alone. They... cannot... touch... her.

Famous Quotes from Taxi Driver

Famous Quotes from Taxi Driver
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Let's check these famous Taxi Driver quotes down here.

  • "The days go on and on... they don't end. All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people." - Travis

  • "Now I see this clearly. My whole life is pointed in one direction. There never has been a choice for me." - Travis

  • "Suck on this." - Travis

  • “One of these days, I’m gonna get organezized." - Travis

  • “Only a jackass would carry that cannon in the streets like that.”- Andy

  • "I work anytime, anywhere." - Travis

  • "Let me tell you something. You're in a hell, and you're gonna die in a hell, just like the rest of 'em!" - Travis

  • "Each night when I return the cab to the garage, I have to clean the cum off the back seat. Some nights, I clean off the blood." - Travis

  • "Listen, you f***ers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the c*nts, the dogs, the filth, the sh*t. Here is a man who stood up." - Travis

  • “I’m God’s lonely man." - Travis

  • Sport: "See ya later, copper!"
    Travis: "I'm no cop, man."
    Sport: "Well, if you are, than it's entrapment already."
  • “Someday, a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets." - Travis

  • "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who do the f*** do you think you're talking to? Oh, yeah? Ok." - Travis

  • "You’re only as healthy as you feel." - Travis

  • "How much for everything?" - Travis

  • "Some of these guns are like toys." - Andy

  • "So what makes you so high and mighty. Will you tell me that? Didn't you ever try lookin' in your own eyeballs in the mirror?" - Iris

  • "Let me tell you something. I have learned more about America from riding in taxi cabs than in all the limos in the country." - Palantine

  • "'ll tell you why. I think you're a lonely person. I drive by this place a lot and I see you here. I see a lot of people around you. And I see all these phones and all this stuff on your desk. It means nothing. Then when I came inside and I met you, I saw in your eyes and I saw the way you carried yourself that you're not a happy person. And I think you need something. And if you want to call it a friend, you can call it a friend." - Travis

  • "Otherwise I never would have felt that I had the right to talk to you or say anything to you. I never would have had the courage to talk to you." - Travis

  • "Hello Betsy. Hi, it's Travis. How ya doin'? Listen, uh, I'm, I'm sorry about the, the other night. I didn't know that was the way you felt about it. Well, I-I didn't know that was the way you felt. I-I-I would have taken ya somewhere else. Uh, are you feeling better or oh you maybe had a virus or somethin', a 24-hour virus you know. It happens. Yeah, umm, you uh, you're workin' hard. " - Travis

  • "Yeah. Uh, would you like to have, uh, some dinner, uh with me in the next, you know, few days or somethin'? Well, how about just a cup of coffee? I'll come by the, uh, headquarters or somethin', we could, uh... Oh, OK, OK. Did you get my flowers in the...? You didn't get them. I sent some flowers, uh... Yeah, well, OK, OK. Can I call you again? Uh, tomorrow or the next day? OK. No, I'm gonna... OK. Yeah, sure, OK. So long." - Travis

  • "Can I have Chuckles? Do you have any jujus? They last longer, I'd like to get some jujus." - Travis

  • "I'm no pusher. I never have pushed." - Travis

So, these are all Taxi Driver quotes, more than 80 quotes that you can find and read in this article. What a chaotic movie but beautiful at the same time.


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