The Best Cowboy Bebop Quotes

Shinichirō Watanabe's masterpiece Cowboy Bebop is still as impactful today as it was in 1998, so let's examine the best Cowboy Bebop quotes that give us goosebumps every time. This list includes Cowboy Bebop quotes from Spike, Jet, and Faye, as well as quotes from notable side characters. There is even a quote from Vicious, because even though he was evil, he was still an extremely interesting character.

What is your favorite Cowboy Bebop quote from the original series? Sometimes it's the short ones that get you, like when Spike utters "bang" in the final episode, "The Real Folks Blues Part 2." There are also funny Cowboy Bebop quotes on this list - remember when Spike complained about women, children, and a dog being on his ship?

Vote up your favorite quote from Cowboy Bebop, whether it's humorous, heart-breaking, or anything in between.


  • 1
    297 VOTES

    Frantically Searching

    "Men always seem to think about their past before they die, as though they were frantically searching for proof that they truly lived."

    -Jet Black

    297 votes
  • 2
    453 VOTES

    Not Going There To Die

    "I'm not going there to die. I'm going to find out if I'm really alive."

    -Spike Spiegel

    453 votes
  • 3
    225 VOTES

    It Was All A Dream

    "I felt like I was watching a dream I'd never wake up from. Before I knew it, the dream was all over."

    -Spike Spiegal

    225 votes
  • 4
    184 VOTES

    Beginning And End

    "Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops. There are ends we don't desire, but they're inevitable. We have to face them. It's what being human is all about."

    -Jet Black

    184 votes
  • 5
    359 VOTES



    -Spike Spiegel

    359 votes
  • 6
    285 VOTES

    Tiger Striped Cat

    "Once, there was a tiger striped cat. This cat, died a million deaths, revived and lived a million lives. And he had various owners that he didn't really care about, the cat wasn't afraid to die. Then ONE day, he met a white female cat, the two of them fell in love and lived together happily. Well, the years went by and the white female cat got old and passed away. The Tiger Striped cat cried a million times, then he also died. But this time.....he didn't come back."

    -Spike Spiegel

    285 votes