If you want the ultimate rush, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
I hate this Johnny. I really do. I hate violence. That is why I had Rosie do this, I could never do that man, I could never hold a knife to Tyler's throat, she was my woman, we shared time. But, Rosie, he's like a machine. He's got this gift of blankness. Once you set him in motion, he will not stop. So, when three o'clock comes, he will gut her like a pig, and try not to get any on his shoes and there is nothing I can do.
Ben Harp: You know nothing. In fact, you know less than nothing. If you knew that you knew nothing, then that would be something, but you don't.You're a real blue flame special, aren't you, son? Young, dumb and full of cum, I know. What I don't know is how you got assigned out here in Los Angeles with us. Guess we must just have ourselves an asshole shortage, huh?
Johnny Utah:[quietly] Not so far.
Pappas: Listen, you snot-nosed little shit! I was takin' shrapnel in Khe Sanh when you were crappin' in your hands and rubbin' it on your face!
Johnny Utah: You mad?
Pappas: Yeah, I'm mad!
Johnny Utah: YOU MAD?!
Pappas: Yeah, I'm mad! Whatcha gonna do about it?!
Johnny Utah: Feels good, doesn't it?
Roach:[about surfing] There's nothing as exhilarating, man. Not even sex.
Tyler: Maybe you're not doing it right, Roach.
Ben Harp: Special agent Utah! This is not some job, flipping burgers at the local drive-in! Yes! - your surf board bothers me! Yes! - your approach to this whole damn case bothers me! And yes! - YOU BOTHER ME! And Pappas! Oh, for the love of Christ. How the hell did I even let you talk me into this whole bone-headed idea to begin with?!
Pappas: Harp! We are working under-cover. It takes time. We've produced a few...
Ben Harp: NO! No no no no no no NO! Let me tell you what you've produced... Over the last two weeks, you two have produced exactly squat! SQUAT! During which time, the Ex-Presidents have robbed two more banks! Now for Christ's sake, does either one of you have anything even remotely interesting to tell me?
Johnny Utah: I caught my first tube today... Sir.
Nathanial: You act like nothing happened.
Bodhi: Relax Nathanial.
Nathanial:[shouting] Don't tell me to relax Bodhi! He's a fuckin' Federal agent!
Roach: I should've shot him when I had the chance.
Grommet: I say we pack up our shit and leave town tonight.
Rosie: You run, you die.
Bodhi: Did you know that we've hit thirty banks in three years and they weren't able to touch us, and all this does is raise the stakes of the game.
Grommet:[nervously shouting] Fuck the stakes Bodhi! The only one that thinks that this is a game is you man this is real. This is serious shit, and I am scared.
Bodhi: What's the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive. Don't worry about this guy, okay? I know exactly what to do with him.
Bodhi: [getting ready for their next robbery] 90 seconds Johnny. That's all I ask for, just 90 seconds of your life Johnny, that's it. This is our tactic, is we strike fear. It's basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that's how people get hurt.
Roach: Peace, through superior firepower.
Bodhi: Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation causes your worst fears to come true. [hands Johnny a shot gun]
Johnny Utah: I can't do this.
Bodhi: Yes, you can. Who knows, you might like it.
Johnny Utah: Bodhi, this is your fucking wake-up call man. I am an F, B, I, Agent!
Bodhi: Yeah, I know man. Ain't it wild? That's what makes it so interesting. You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be its master?
Grommet: Fuckin' A!
Nathanial: I love this job.
Pappas: [of Johnny, after the last robbery] Don't ride him in with the black and whites like some punk, let me ride him in.
Ben Harp: Yeah sure, Angelo, why not? That is why I put you 2 screw-ups to begin with. You deserve each other, don't you? You're just as bad as he is, though you're a little fatter, a little slower and a little more pathetic. For Christ sake, it's like the blind leading the blind with you.
Pappas: Harp, I want to tell you something. I was in this bureau when you were still popping zits on your funny face and jerking off with the lingerie section of the Sears catalog.
Ben Harp: Is that right, Pappas?
Pappas: Yes, that's right "Harp", and out of all these years, I have learned something that you still haven't got.
Ben Harp: Yeah? Why don't you astonish me, shitface?
Pappas: [punches Harp in the face] Respect for my elders.
Johnny Utah: I'm not armed.
[lifts up his shirt to Bodhi]
Bodhi: But, you're not alone.
Johnny Utah: Good guess. There is a gun on you now.
Johnny Utah: Where is Roach?
Bodhi: He's around somewhere. Listen Johnny, we're in a kind of a hurry is there anything you need?
Johnny Utah: You gotta tell me where she is.
Bodhi: Oh yeah, and let my insurance policy expire. Good idea.
Johnny Utah: Look Bodhi, people are dead, the ride is over.
Bodhi: Oh no no no. I say when it's over.
Johnny Utah: The guy you killed was an off duty cop--They'll nail you wherever you land. There's a new thing it's called radar, maybe you've heard of it?
Bodhi: What is your...
Johnny Utah: Bodhi, I know you man. When they fall on you, you won't back down and they'll have to burn your ass to the ground.
Bodhi: Shit happens.
Johnny Utah: You got a death wish. You want to ride to glory, fine. But don't take Tyler with you. I'm begging you. Tell me where she is, and I walk away.
Bodhi: You walk away?
Johnny Utah: I walk away.
Bodhi: That's beautiful Johnny.
Roach: Hey man, I'm cold. Really cold.
Bodhi: Here's your jacket
[helps Roach put his jacket on then hugs him to warm him up]
Bodhi: Johnny, hand me that bag of money.
Johnny Utah: You're cold because all of the blood is running out of your body Roach. You're gonna be dead soon. I hope it was worth it.
Bodhi: Don't listen to him, he's just scared. Just think about all of those senoritas and margaritas nursing you back to health. [helps Roach put his parachute pack on him]