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The Best Easy Rider Quotes 

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Updated November 5, 2019 163 votes 107 voters 12.3k views 13 items

The best Easy Rider quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Easy Rider, with the help of your votes. Starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, Easy Rider was directed by Dennis Hopper and released in 1969.

What is your favorite Easy Rider quote? One memorable line was when Wyatt says, "He won't know what it is, man. He won't know what it is. Don't worry, Billy. Everything's all right." Another great line from Easy Rider is, "'Course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em," spoken by George.

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Swamp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Easy Rider Quotes
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Swamp

George: You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can't understand what's gone wrong with it.
Billy: Huh. Man, everybody got chicken, that's what happened, man. Hey, we can't even get into like, uh, second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel. You dig? They think we're gonna cut their throat or something, man. They're scared, man.
George: Oh, they're not scared of you. They're scared of what you represent to 'em.
Billy: Hey man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody needs a haircut.
George: Oh no. What you represent to them is freedom.
Billy: What the hell's wrong with freedom, man? That's what it's all about.
George: Oh yeah, that's right, that's what it's all about, all right. But talkin' about it and bein' it - that's two different things. I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. 'Course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom, but they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.
Billy: Mmmm, well, that don't make 'em runnin' scared.
George: No, it makes 'em dangerous. Nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik, nik - Swamp.

 

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Anybody Else

Wyatt: You ever want to be somebody else?
Stranger: I'd like to try Porky Pig.
Wyatt: I never wanted to be anybody else.

 

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We Blew It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Easy Rider Quotes
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We Blew It

Billy: We've done it. We've done it. We're rich. Wyatt. Yeah, man. Yeah. Clearly, we did it, man we did it. We did it. Huh. We're rich, man. We're retired in Florida, now, mister. Whew.
Wyatt: You know, Billy. We blew it.
Billy: What? Huh? Wha-wha-wha- That's what it's all about, man. I mean, like you know - I mean, you go for the big money, man, and then you're free. You dig?
Wyatt: We blew it. Good night, man.

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I'm Hip About Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Easy Rider Quotes
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I'm Hip About Time

Stranger: When you get to the right place, with the right people, quarter this. You know, this could be the right place. The time's running out.
Wyatt: Yeah, I'm, I'm hip about time. But I just gotta go.

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