Easy Rider (1969) quotes

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.
– George Hanson
Man, everybody got chicken, that’s what happened. Hey, we can’t even get into like, a second-rate hotel, I mean, a second-rate motel, you dig? They think we’re gonna cut their throat or somethin’. They’re scared, man.
– Billy
They’re not scared of you. They’re scared of what you represent to ’em.
– George Hanson
Hey, man. All we represent to them, man, is somebody who needs a haircut.
– Billy
Oh, no. What you represent to them is freedom.
– George Hanson
What the hell is wrong with freedom? That’s what it’s all about.
– Billy
Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s what’s it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it, that’s two different thangs. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of 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.
– George Hanson
Well, it don’t make ’em runnin’ scared.
– Billy
No, it makes ’em dangerous. Buhhhh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Neh! Swamp!
– George Hanson

They’ll talk to ya and talk to ya and talk to ya about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.
– George Hanson

If god did not exist it would be necessary to invent him.
– Captain America
That’s a humdinger!
– Billy

Lord have mercy! Is that what that is?
– George Hanson

No, I mean it, you’ve got a nice place. It’s not every man that can live off the land, you know. You do your own thing in your own time. You should be proud.
– Captain America

I think I’ll order kidneys, ’cause I left mine out there on the road somewhere.
– George Hanson

Hey, man! We’ve done it! We’ve done it! We’re rich, Wyatt. Yeah, man. Yeah. Say, we did it, man. We did it! We did it. We’re rich, man! We’re retirin’ in Florida now, mister.
– Billy
You know Billy, we blew it.
– Captain America

Where ya from man?
– Billy
Hard to say.
– Stranger on the Highway

Have you gotta helmut?
– Captain America
Oh! Oh, I’ve gotta helmut? Ha ha ha! Oh, I gotta beauty!
– George Hanson

I’m hip about time.
– Captain America

Weirdo hicks, man. A bunch of weirdo hicks, here!
– Billy

You must be some important dude, man. Like, that treatment…
– Billy
Dude? What does he mean, dude? Dude ranch?
– George Hanson
Dude!
– Billy
Hell no. Dude means – nice guy, you know. Dude means: regular sort of person.
– Captain America
Well, you boys don’t look like you’re from this part of the country.
– George Hanson

I keep seeing things jumping all over the place.
– Captain America

I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.
– George Hanson

That’s what it’s all about, man, I mean, like, you know. You go for the big money, man, and you’re free! You dig?
– Billy
We blew it. Good night, man.
– Captain America

You know, I must’ve started off to Mardi Gras six or seven times. Never got further than the state line.
– George Hanson