Cowboy Bebop

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Cowboy Bebop is a 26 episode Japanese animated TV series by Shinichiro Watanabe that initially ran starting in 1998.

Asteroid Blues

Spike: This is real mystic and all but, uh, do you have anything to eat here?
Old Man Bull: [Stomach growls]
Spike: I see.
Old Man Bull: The red-eyed coyote will appear at the zona norte at the far end of town. That is what I see. [Pause] You, Swimming Bird.
Spike: Hm?
Old Man Bull: The Swimming Bird shall meet a woman. The bird shall be hunted by this woman, and then... death.
Spike: One more time...
Old Man Bull: What's that?
Spike: I was killed once before... by a woman.
Old Man Bull: You take women too lightly, my friend.
Spike: On the contrary... catch ya' later.

Antonio: This again? Goddamn sonofabitch! Man, you're totally ripping me off, but do ya realize the reason you can live here is because I dug that gate with all my might, ya hear?
Carlos: This again. You always say that when you lose. We all dug the gate together, remember?
Jobin: That we did... We dug like there was no tomorrow...

Spike: Me? I'm just an old-fashioned cowboy.

Jet: Having yourself a little nap, huh?
Spike: I had a sweet dream.

Stray Dog Strut

Spike [looking at some nunchucks]: Long chain on this one. Way of the Dragon model?

Spike: I hate kids and pets! They're all a royal pain in the butt!

Spike: You know you really make me laugh Hakim, risking your life for a dog that's only worth a fist full of woolongs.
Hakim: What's it to you?
Spike: Nothing but a giggle, but you're worth a barrel full of woolongs yourself my friend.

Jet: Don't count your chickens Spike, or should I say don't count your ducks.

Spike: I hate kids & pets. They're all a royal pain in the butt.
Jet: Complaining again. Didn't your grandmother ever tell you that a good boy has to finish what he starts?
Spike: My grandmother died before I was born.
Jet: My condolences.

Spike: Well here's another great moment in the legend of Spike, famous bounty hunter & dog walker.

Jet: Now don't get too hotheaded, Spike.
Spike: You haven't seen hotheaded, Jet.

[Spike sees Ein being thrown from the car]
Spike: Damn it! THIS IS WHY I HATE PETS!

Honky Tonk Women

Faye: You know the first rule in combat? [empties sub-machine gun through closed door] ...shoot them before they shoot you.

Faye: My family have always been "Romanies," wandering about in search of love. You don't know anything, do you? That's another term for Gypsies! Everyone else, like you guys, with no pride in their lives are called "Gaujo."
Spike: I'm fine with being a "Gaujo."

Faye calls out. Ein howls.

Faye: It's calling me... The great outdoors are calling out to me...
Jet: You can do all of this with the cops.
Spike: Let's go, Jet.
Faye: Oh, fine. I won't run. At least untie one hand! I can't even go to the bathroom like this!
Jet: Man, we got one yappy woman here.

Gateway Shuffle

Spike: The music box is broken, or is it? It starts to play and a haunting tune fills the air. I awake suddenly from my dream, there is no music box and yet there it is, a tiny one, nestled in my hand and I awake from the dream again as if I were peeling an onion. It’s a dream no matter how far I go; I can never reach reality, trapped in an endless nightmare.

Spike: So no one's going to bitch if we get rid of that monkey missile now, right?

Faye: When you're told not to open something, well, who can resist?

Spike [to Twinkle]: With 25,000,000 you can buy a whole lot of lobster stew.

Faye: You know what they say cowboy, easy come easy go.

Ballad of Fallen Angels

Anastasia: This is for Mao [Yenrai]!
Spike: [Takes glass away from her and downs it in one shot] If it's for Mao, I'll drink it myself.

Vicious: When angels are forced out of heaven, they become devils. Isn´t that so, Spike?
Spike: I'm just watching a bad dream that I can't wake up from.
Vicious: I'll wake you up right now.
Spike: What's your rush, Vicious? After all, it's been a long time.
Vicious: Are you pleading for your life?
Spike: Hardly. Begging doesn't work on you, remember? Even if it's coming from the man who took you in and made you what you are.
Vicious: Yes, but he was a beast who lost his fangs. That's why he had to die, Spike. And that's why you have to die.

Vicious: You should see yourself. Do you have any idea what you look like right at this moment, Spike?
Spike: What?
Vicious: A ravenous beast. The same blood runs through the both of us. The blood of a beast who wanders, hunting for the blood of others.
Spike: I've bled all that kind of blood away.

[Spike regains consciousness, bandaged head to toe. Faye is watching over him, humming a soothing tune]
Faye: Oh, you're finally up, huh? You slept too much, you've been asleep three days.
[Spike beckons her over]
Spike: You sing off-key.

Sympathy for the Devil

Spike: I thought you like jazz.
Jet: Are you dense? I was wailing the blues since the doctor whacked my bottom on the day I was born.
Spike: A baby hipster, very cool!

Jet: I didn't know you were a fan of the blues, Fatty!
Fatty: Are you kidding? I was a fan of the blues since I was in my daddy's sack, if you know what I mean!

Wen: I finally get to die, do you understand?
Spike: Yeah, I if.
Spike [Throws the harmonica in the air, aiming at it with his finger]: Bang.

Heavy Metal Queen

[Inside Heavy Metal Queen's Truck, while heavy metal music plays in the background]
Spike: [Shouting] HUH!? WHAT!?
V.T.: They say "When in Rome, do as Romans do". And it's not shit-loud noise. It's called heavy metal!

[Jet's repairs to Faye's ship still aren't done]
Faye: It's so ugly... and pieces of it are still broken!
Jet: [mutters] Too bad it's not your mouth that's broken.
Faye: I heard that.

Faye: [Seeing that her bounty is dead] My 12 million...

[Spike goes outside to find his ship has been vandalized]
Spike: Ack! My ship!
Muriel: Yeah, it was trashed by those three guys. I think they were called the "Something Brothers".
Spike: You were watching?
Muriel: Uh-huh!
Spike: Then Muriel, why didn't you tell me about it?
Muriel: But I did tell you. I told you just now!

Waltz for Venus

Roco: Come on, can't you show a little mercy and compassion?
Spike: 'Fraid I'm fresh outta that stuff.

[Spike giving half his bounty to Faye]
Spike: That's all you're gonna get, Faye.
Faye: I know...don't sweat it.
Spike: Depositing it at the casino again?
Faye: It's a lot more fun than the bank.
Spike: Girl never gives up...

Roco: You have very smooth moves, my friend. Can I ask you favour?
Spike: Hm?
Roco: Can you teach a guy like me how to make all those cool moves? Like Judo and Kung Fu-OOOOOOOOO
Spike: Huh?

Roco: Hey...wait a minute! I wanna be a tough guy like you
Spike: You are really annoying. Now what part of 'no' didn't you understand?
Roco: Oh come on, I can do it. Just give me a try. [Bows] I beg you master
(The elevator door shuts in Roco's face)

Spike: It's not about strength or power - you gotta be fluid.
Roco: Huh?
Spike: You have to be like water. You see what I'm saying?
Roco: Not even a little bit
Spike: That's what I thought

Roco: How did you do that?
Spike: You're tense, I'm calm. You apply excessive force, I control that force through fluid motion. That means relaxing the whole body so that it could react instantly without resistance. You know, without thought. Do you see now? It means becoming like clear water.
Roco: Water?
Spike: Right. Water can take any form. It drifts without effort one moment then pounds down in a torrent the very next.

Spike: I'm not a criminal. Oh That makes me seem even more like a criminal, doesn't it?

Stella: Everyone says bad things about him... And he seems to hang out with some bad people... But Roco is a good person.
Spike: I might be one of those bad people he hangs out with.
Stella: Maybe. Guess you could be one, but if you are, you’re very different. I can feel these things. Both you and Rocco have something beautiful inside you. It’s hard for most people to see it, but it’s there. I know it is, that’s why I’m sharing my tea with you.
Spike: Something beautiful, huh? I’m afraid that … afraid that I lost that a long time ago.

Stella: I...I never got to see Roco once with my own eyes...Hey, what was Roco like?
Spike: You know without looking, right? He was a great guy. Exactly the person you thought he was.

Jamming with Edward

"Weather" report: Chance of rock shower today is 10%.
[A meteor strikes close enough to scatter Edward and her equipment.]
"Weather" report: Chance of rock shower today has raised to 90%.
Ed: [sarcastically] Really?

Jet: I'm not the type to be led around by woman.
Spike: Then lead her around.
Jet: I'm even less the type to do that.

Jet: You can't tell a woman's age just by looking at her.
Faye: [She rams her heel into his foot] And you can't tell what a woman will DO by looking.
Jet: Same with a snake!

Jet: Nothing good comes from the Earth anymore.

Jet: [describing Edward from conflicting interviews] 2 meters tall. Ex-basketball player. Beautiful kid. And on top of it, a gay alien.

Spike: Jet, do you know that there are three things that I particularly hate?
Jet: Really?
Spike: Kids, animals, and women with attitudes. So tell me, Jet, why do we have all three of them neatly gathered on this ship?!

Ganymede Elegy

Faye: He's kidding himself if he thinks his old girlfriend's still carrying the torch for him.
Spike: And you're kidding yourself if you think every woman's like you. They're not you know.

Ed: Duty calls, THREE O'CLOCK TEA!

Faye: Really, men are such hopeless romantics.

Jet: I live and wander with a group of weirdos.

Alisa: I don't need time that stands still.

Spike: [Stumbling upon his bounty] Looks like all this good karma's finally paying off.

Jet: I'll do this. You can go back.
Spike: You are not gonna let him go, are ya?
Jet: When I was a cop this was my beat. I'm the Black Dog, and once I bite, I don't let go. I have no regrets about her, but I'll settle this score on my own terms.
Spike: Sense of justice and duty, huh...

Toys in the Attic

Jet: Humans were meant to work and sweat for their money after all. Those that try to get rich quick or live at the expense of others all get divine retribution along the way.

Faye: "Survival of the fittest" is the law of the land. To fool and to be fooled is the reason we live. I've never had anything good happen to me when I trust others.

Ed: It's a space creature. It's spooky.

Ed: Lesson, lesson...if you see a stranger follow him.

Spike: So what was the real lesson? Don't leave things in the fridge.

Jupiter Jazz (Part 1)

Bull: That is no ordinary star. That is the tear of a warrior. [...] One who has finished his battle somewhere on this planet. A pitiful soul that could not find its way to the great spirit that awaits us all.

Vicious: Cold climates do not bother me.
The Van: True, your heart is colder than any planet. Colder than the eyes of a serpent about to strike.
The Van: Remember, Vicious, a snake cannot eat a dragon.

Spike: What a depressing group...

Ed: 1,0,1,1, good-bye!

Junk yard worker: I don't know any woman. Like I would know! [...] I have no luck with them. I'd rather be with an armadillo.

Gren: Take care. [Faye looks up] That was close. When someone sneezes and doesn't get told to take care, that person turns into a fairy...That's what they say around here.
Faye: Then it's okay. I'm already a fairy.

Spike: [on being confused with Vicious] You think I'm Vicious? You don't know what vicious is!!!

Faye: Hold on a minute. [puts glove on] If I don't do this I'll chip a nail...

Spike: We still haven't settled the score from earlier. [raises gun]
Vicious: Make your move [grips sword]

Jupiter Jazz (Part 2)

Gren: You said that you don't need comrades, but I am attracted to that word. To the point of tears...

Faye: You're going to die.
Gren: I'm not afraid to die.
Faye: You're lying.
Gren: Either way I won't last much longer.

Vicious: I'm the only one who can keep you alive...And I'm the only one that can kill you...

Ed: Souvenir, souvenir, is it here yet?

Vicious: There's nothing to believe in. Nor is there a reason to believe.

Ed: Where did all of you guys go?
Faye: Someplace good.
Ed: Ed's the only one left out!
Faye: I'll tell you someday.
Ed: Nah, it's okay, really.
Faye: You're not being cute.

Gren: You're the one aren't you? You're Spike? Julia was always talking about you. Your eyes are diffrent colors, I see what she was talking about now.
Spike: How did you know her? Where was she?
Gren: Right on the corner bar stool. She would slip in when I wasn't looking and ask me to play the same song over again everytime she came in. Strange lilting tune, and then she would smile. Ohh what a smile, so sad...... so beautiful.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Ed: [while playing chess] Eenie, meenie, miney, moe...
Hex: This is either an idiot or a genius! I like this fellow...!

Hippies: Peace to the entire galaxy and to my bank account! Love, love!

My Funny Valentine

Faye: Do you want to know something about my past that nobody else does?
Ein: [yawns]

Faye: Why are you helping me?
Witney Hargas Matsumoto: The prince must protect his sleeping beauty.

Jet: Women don't work on reason.

[Faye has just poured out her life story to the dog in front of the bathroom. Spike flushes the toilet and emerges from the bathroom stall, shocking Faye.]
Faye: [angry] How long were you in there listening, Spike?
Spike: Too long. Your story needs editing.

Faye: [angry] I have to settle my debts with him. therefore I have the right to do to him whatever I want, as well as the right over his bounty.
Spike: [astounded] That's incredible. She just explained, in the clearest terms, a completely nonsensical argument.
Jet: That's what I said: Women don't work on reason.

Black Dog Serenade

Ed: You're going out. Get souvenir.

Ed: Bonsai, bok choy, wise guy, water boy. Lights shine bright in the old town tonight.

Fad: We can't live on with our pretty little ideals.

Mushroom Samba

Spike: Food's a scary thought!

Younger Shaft brother: You do want to know why I drag an empty coffin around like this, don't you? It's because, I'm going to go home after putting your corpse inside... [Coffin is run over by truck]
Ed: Pieces... all in Pieces

Ed: Foody, food, food do you have any? Yes you don't? No you do?

Younger Shaft brother: My big bro ate a mushroom he bought from you and laughed and laughed, and twisted his intestines to death!
Domino Walker: Sounds like a happy way to die I'd say.

Frog: Hey, mister. This here is the stairway to heaven. You know that, don't cha?
Spike: Obnoxious little frog.
Frog: Fine, what do I care? I warned you though!

Jet: [Talking to his bonsai trees] So that's it? The secret to the universe is so simple! By the way, just who am I anyway?

Ed: Ein, you're a cow-woof-woof!
Ein: Woof!

Ed: And a one, two, three, four, five here we go! [Takes off on scooter]

Ein: Woof! [Transl: Thank you.]
Cow: Mooo. [Transl: It's no problem.]

Speak Like A Child

Spike: Most things get better when I kick them...

Ed: Ahhh that's the wrong one.
Spike and Jet: Huh?
Ed: You got a VHS.
Spike and Jet: Huh?
Ed: It won't play beta.
Spike and Jet: Huuuh!?

Younger Faye (on a tape): Well, knowing me, I'm sure I am troubling a lot of different people.

Younger Faye (on a tape): And now a big cheer from my heart. Let's... go... me, alright! Do your best! Do your best! Don't lose me! Let's go, don't lose, don't lose me! Do your best! Do your best! Me, me, me! Don't lose, don't lose! Me, me, me! Go me!

Wild Horses

Miles: Hey, do people ever tell you you don't talk much?
Spike: Hey, do people ever tell you you talk too much?

Doohan: Do you want to use the machine, or do you want the machine to use you?

Doohan: You can still back out of this, you know.
Miles: Negative, Blue Sox fans never leave the game early.

Spike: Whatever happens, happens.

Pierrot le fou

Pierrot: Hello. Welcome!
Spike: Yo!
Pierrot: [Breaks out into maniacle laughter] Let's party!

Pierrot: Hello, gentlemen! I have journeyed here to take your lives.

Pierrot: Hello, boy.

Pierrot: Mommy, it hurts!!

Jet: Cause really...there's nothing as pure and cruel as a child.

Ed: Faye Faye, Smoke Smoke Faye Faye. Puff Puff, Faye Faye.

Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Jet: They sure are disrepectful fellows.

Faye: The more righteous a guy was in his youth, the more likely he's gonna fall for a young girl later in life.

Spike [arriving to see Faye, Ed and Ein hiding and observing]]: What are you guys doing?
Faye: Hey, over there, who is that?
[Spike sees a girl next to Jet]
Faye: I wonder if she's a new girlfriend.
Spike: For that, she's rather young.
Ed: Hotdog bun, not too young
Faye: Maybe she's the secret love child?
Spike: For that, she's rather old.
Ed : Oldy, moldy, history, mystery

Cowboy Funk

Andy von de Oniyate: My beloved steed Onyx is no ordinary horse! At times, she sets my troubled mind at ease; at others she is my chess partner.
Spike: Horses don't play chess!

Faye: No one is more annoying than someone who is just like you.

Brain Scratch

Spike Why do you kill your own followers? What's the point of that?
Dr.Londes I didn't kill anyone; these people believed in something, and so they are the ones who killed, they did this of their own free will... Tell me, why do you think people believe in God? Because they want to. It's not easy living in such an ugly and corrupt world. There is no certainty and nothing to hope for. People are lost, so they reach out. Don't you get it? God didn't create humans. No, it's humans who created God.

Dr.Londes Do you know what the greatest and worst invention that humans ever made was? Television. Television pollutes the mind of those who watch, those who lose themselves in a dream world, afraid of reality. Humans will always seek to escape reality, this gloomy, dark world. So, they immerse themselves in a great, big image formed by little dots of insignificant light. In it's own self, television has become a new religion.

Spike: You are the one who can't tell... fantasy from reality, Londes. If you want to dream, dream alone.

Jet: It was all a kid's dream. Yeah, all he could do was dream...
Ed: This time, have sweet dreams...
Dr.Londes (before credits) The souls that God gave us thrive in an immense network, living in the vast infinity of space... Is the body nothing but a mere shell? An empty casing filled with vast consciousness and states of being... hindering and stopping the great potentials and goals one can accomplish... after all, these feeble bodies are too small, too limited a container....for the wonder that is the human soul.

Hard Luck Woman

Ed: I think I know, I don't think I know. I don't think I know that I know. I think I know even though I don't think I know...

Sister Clara: Our father who art in heaven...Never mind the rest. Let's eat.

Sister Clara: In this world, people have to cherish what ties they have...

Jet: A woman's heart is as fickle as the sky of Ganymede.

Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lufen: Yes, happiness comes in the form of a map.

Faye: It's the best, belonging is the very best thing there is.

The Real Folk Blues (Part 1)

Vicious: Don't forget, a snake's venom poisons slowly after the bite.

Faye: It might be good to pair up with another woman. How about it? Wanna partner up?

Jet: Men only think of their past right before their death, as if they were searching frantically for proof that they were alive.

Vicious: ...And you will shed tears of scarlet

Jet: Hey Spike have you ever heard this story?
Spike: Huh?
Jet: There was a man who was injured on a hunt. The man had no means to treat the wounds and his leg began to rot and death approaches. In the last moments of his life a rescue helicopter picks him up and rushes him to the hospital. As the helicopter flies the man looks outside the window seeing white capped mountains glistening in the sunlight and he thought "Thats where I was going" ...... I hate that story. Men only think of the past before they die to see if there was proof that they were ever alive.

The Real Folk Blues (Part 2)

Vicious: 'You will shed tears of scarlet.' or 'You will shed crimson tears.'
Spike: There once was a tiger striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, revived and lived a million lives, and he was owned by various people who he didn't really care for. The cat wasn't afraid to die. One day the cat became a stray cat, which meant he was free. He met a white female cat, and the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed, and the white cat grew weak and died of old age. The tiger striped cat cried a million times, and then died too. Except this time, he didn't come back to life.
Jet: Yeah. That's a good story.
Spike: I hate that story.
Jet: Huh?
Spike: I never liked cats, Jet. You know that.
Jet Oh yeah.

The two then laugh hysterically.

Bull: Do not fear Death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity...

Vicious: A beast that has lost its place. He has nowhere to return to now. He will come.

Spike: Look at these eyes. One of them is a fake, because I lost it in an accident. Since then, I have seen the past in one eye, and the present in the other. I had believed that what I saw was not all of reality...

Jet: So how is she, what's Julia like?
Faye: Ordinary. The beautiful, dangerous kind of ordinary you just can't leave alone.
Jet: I see.
Faye: Like an angel from the underworld...or maybe a devil from paradise.

Spike: I'm not going there to die. I'm going to see if I am really alive.

Vicious: I told you before, Spike. I'm the only one who can kill you and set you free.
Spike: Those words apply to you as well, Vicious. Either way, it's going to end here.

Spike: Julia is dead. Let's finish it now.
Vicious: As you wish.

Spike: [Points his finger like a gun] Bang.

Julia: [Dying] It's all a dream.
Spike: Yea, just a dream.

Cowboy Bebop The Movie

Spike: It's just that he was all alone. Always by himself. Never anyone to share the game. A man who lived in dreams -- that's who he was.

Spike: [commenting on their diet of instant noodles] Just carbohydrates aren't very good for you. Man needs protein.
Jet: What are you on about?
Spike: I said I like meat.

Spike: You're pretty tough for a corporate girl.
Electra: The more you know, the shorter your life is.
Spike: I love a girl who can kick my ass.

Ed: [Sung] Circles an eyeball
Circles are pretty
A tasty wonderful
Just like black grapes!

Old Man Bull: Know this, Swimming Bird: This blue eye perceives all things conjoined, the past, the future, and the present. Everything flows, and all is connected. This eye is not merely seeing reality. It is touching the truth. Open the eye of truth. There is nothing to fear.
Spike: Yeah. I see what you mean.

Vincent: Is there an indelible line between sanity and insanity? Or do they change, from one into the other, without the slightest provocation? We'll find out that the world itself is insane.

Vincent: The most beautiful butterflies imaginable.

Vincent: I have no fear of death, it just means dreaming in silence, a dream that lasts for eternity.
Spike: You're an original, aren't you?

Vincent: No, I am merely looking for the door to the light.

Vincent: Know much about purgatory? It's the world we live in now, and Halloween is the day a damned soul in purgatory can be released into heaven, if he prays hard enough. Say your prayers.

Mendeloh: Do you believe in the devil? Humans see all kinds of beans my friend, but we make up imaginary ones, with torches and pitchforks. In our dreams, we fly like gods, and why is that, huh? Because humans used to fly not too long ago.
Spike: So you sell drugs here?
Mendeloh: No, imagination enhancers, if you imagine something, it can come into being. Imagine a devil, and it can become real.

Faye: I'm just a gun-toting weathergirl.

Faye: Damn it! Morons don't learn until they die!

Jet: So ends another episode of "Wasting Time with Faye".
Faye: And so ends another episode of "Wasting Time with Jet".

Vincent: Tell me, before this life of yours ends, did I die on Titan long ago? Is this world just a dream that these butterflies are showing me? Are they part of the dream? Or are the butterflies real and Titan just a nightmare that I can't wake up from? I cant tell.

Ed: It's a lymph lymph lymphocyte, a lymphocyte ocyte!

Ed: Bing! Zap it in the microwave!

Ed: Is that a fishtank?

Ed: [Talking to Faye] Right! Ed's on guard!

Ed: [smells Lee Sampson's hat] Funny, funny smell!

Lee Sampson: [Playing video game] Huh? Oh man, I'm dead.
[Vincent shoots guard]
Lee Sampson:Huh? Oh man, he's dead.

Tagline: Get ready for the world of Bebop.
Tagline: Say your prayers.

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