Bonnie and Clyde (1967) quotes

Director
Arthur Penn.

Cast
Warren Beatty.
Faye Dunaway.
Michael J. Pollard.

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

[reading her poem] You’ve heard the story of Jesse James / Of how he lived and died / If you’re still in need / Of something to read / Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde. / Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang / I’m sure you all have read / How they rob and steal / And those who squeal / Are usually found dyin’ or dead. / They call them cold-hearted killers / They say they are heartless and mean / But I say this with pride / That I once knew Clyde / When he was honest and upright and clean. / But the laws fooled around / Kept takin’ him down / And lockin’ him up in a cell / Till he said to me: “I’ll never be free / So I’ll meet a few of them in Hell.” / If a policeman is killed in Dallas / And they have no clue to guide / If they can’t find a fiend / They just wipe their slate clean / And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde / If they try to act like citizens / And rent them a nice little flat / About the third night / They’re invited to fight / By a sub-guns’ rat-a-tat-tat. / Some day, they’ll go down together / They’ll bury them side by side / To a few, it’ll be grief / To the law, a relief / But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.
– Bonnie Parker

We rob banks!
– Bonnie Parker

Mama’s an old woman now. I don’t have no mama. No family either.
– Bonnie Parker
Hey, I’m your family.
– Clyde Barrow
You know what, when we started out, I thought we was really goin’ somewhere. This is it. We’re just goin’, huh?
– Bonnie Parker
I love you.
– Clyde Barrow

You try to get something to eat around here and some son-of-a-bitch comes up to you with a meat cleaver.
– Clyde Barrow

…the truck drivers come in to eat greasy burgers and they kid you and you kid them back, but they’re stupid and dumb, boys with big tattoos all over ’em, and you don’t like it… And they ask you for dates and sometimes you go… but you mostly don’t, and all they ever try is to get into your pants whether you want to or not… and you go home and sit in your room and think, when and how will I ever get away from this?… And now you know.
– Clyde Barrow

You’re a smart fella. You sure do know a lot about automobiles, don’t you?
– Bonnie Parker
Yes, I guess I do.
– C.W. Moss
Well, um, would you know what kind of car this is?
– Bonnie Parker
This is a 4-Cyllinder Ford Coupe.
– C.W. Moss
No.
– Bonnie Parker
Sure it is.
– C.W. Moss
No, this is a stolen 4-Cyllinder Ford Coupe.
– Bonnie Parker

‘Least I ain’t a liar.
– Clyde Barrow

Alright. Alright. If all you want’s a stud service, you get on back to West Dallas and you stay there the rest of your life. You’re worth more than that. A lot more than that. You know it and that’s why you come along with me. You could find a lover boy on every damn corner in town. It don’t make a damn to them whether you’re waitin’ on tables or pickin’ cotton, but it does make a damn to me.
– Clyde Barrow
Why?
– Bonnie Parker
Why? What’s you mean, “Why?” Because you’re different, that’s why. You know, you’re like me. You want different things. You got somethin’ better than bein’ a waitress. You and me travelin’ together, we could cut a path clean across this state and Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma and everybody’d know about it. You listen to me, Miss Bonnie Parker. You listen to me.
– Clyde Barrow

Hey, you wanna hear a story ’bout this boy? He owned a dairy farm, see. And his ol’ Ma, she was kinda sick, you know. And the doctor, he had called him come over, and said, uh, “Uhh listen, your Ma, she’s lyin’ there, she’s just so sick and she’s weakly, and uh, uh I want ya to try to persuade her to take a little brandy,” you see. Just to pick her spirits up, ya know. And “Ma’s a teetotaler,” he says. “She wouldn’t touch a drop.” “Well, I’ll tell ya whatcha do, uh,” – the doc – “I’ll tell ya whatcha do, you bring in a fresh quart of milk every day and you put some brandy in it, see. And see. You try that.” So he did. And he doctored it all up with the brandy, fresh milk, and he gave it to his Mom. And she drank a little bit of it, you know. So next day, he brought it in again and she drank a little more, you know. And so they went on that way for the third day and just a little more, and the fourth day, she was, you know, took a little bit more – and then finally, one week later, he gave her the milk and she just drank it down. Boy, she swallowed the whole, whole, whole thing, you know. And she called him over and she said, “Son, whatever you do, don’t sell that cow!”
– Buck Barrow

I spent a year… I spent *A YEAR* in reformatory!
– C.W. Moss
Whooee! A man with a record!
– Bonnie Parker

What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us, huh?
– Bonnie Parker
Well, uh, I guess I’d do it all different. First off, I wouldn’t live in the same state where we pull our jobs. We’d live in another state. We’d stay clean there and then when we’d take a bank, we’d go into the other state.
– Clyde Barrow

This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.
– Clyde Barrow

I don’t think he’s lost. I think the bank’s been offerin’ extra reward money for us. I think Frank just figured on some easy pickin’s, didn’t ya Frank? You’re no Texas Ranger. You’re hardly doin’ your job. You ought to be home protectin’ the rights of poor folk, not out chasin’ after us!
– Clyde Barrow

You know what you done there? You told my story, you told my whole story right there, right there. One time, I told you I was gonna make you somebody. That’s what you done for me. You made me somebody they’re gonna remember.
– Clyde Barrow

All I can say is, they did right by me – and I’m bringin’ me and a mess of flowers to their funeral.
– Farmer

Well why not? I earned my share same as everybody. Well, I coulda got killed same as everybody. And I’m wanted by the law same as everybody… I’m a nervous wreck and that’s the truth. I have to take sass from Miss Bonnie Parker all the time. I deserve mine.
– Blanche Barrow

You know Clyde, I read about you all in the papers, and I just get scared.
– Bonnie’s Mother
Now Ms. Parker, don’t you believe what you read in all them newspapers. That’s the law talkin’ there. They want us to look big so they gonna look big when they catch us. And they ain’t gonna catch us. ‘Cause I’m even better at runnin’ than I am at robbin’ banks! Shoot, if we’d done half that stuff they said we’d done in that paper, we’d be millionaires by now, wouldn’t we? But Ms. Parker, this here’s the way we know best how to make money. But we gonna be quittin’ all this, as soon as the hard times are over. I can tell ya that. Why just the other night, me and Bonnie were talkin’. And we were talkin’ about the time we’re gonna settle down and get us a home. And uh, she says to me, she says, “You know, I couldn’t bear to live more than three miles from my precious Mother.” Now how’d ya like that, Mother Parker?
– Clyde Barrow
I don’t believe I would. I surely don’t. You try to live three miles from me and you won’t live long, honey. You best keep runnin’, Clyde Barrow. And you know it.
– Bonnie’s Mother
Bye, baby.
– Bonnie’s Mother

You’re good!
– Bonnie Parker
I ain’t good. I’m the best!
– Clyde Barrow
And modest!
– Bonnie Parker