Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces quotes

22 total quotes (ID: 221)

Multiple Characters
Rayette Dipesto
Robert 'Bobby' Dupea


Palm Apodaca: Fantastic that you could figure that all out and lie that down on her so you could come up with a way to get your toast. Fantastic!
Dupea: Yeah, well, I didn't get it, did I?
Palm Apodaca: No, but it was very clever. I would have just punched her out.


Palm Apodaca: You know, I read where they, uh, invented this car that runs on, ummm... that runs on, ummm... when you boil water?
Terry: Steam.
Palm Apodaca: Right, steam. A car that you could ride around in and not cause a stink. But do you know they will not even let us have it? Can you believe it? Why? Man! He likes to create a stink! I mean, I've seen filth that you wouldn't believe. Ugh! What a stink! I don't even want to talk about it.

Dupea: That's dangerous, you know.
Catherine: Riding?
Dupea: Mm-hmm. You play the piano all day and then jump on a horse, you could get cramps.

Dupea: What are you doing screwing around with all this crap?
Catherine: I do not find your language very charming.
Dupea: It isn't. It's direct.
Catherine: I'd like you to leave so that I can take a bath. Is that direct?

Dupea: What else do you do?
Catherine: Well, there's fishing, boating, and concerts on the mainland. [Laughs] I feel funny telling you this. This is really your home. You probably know better than I what there is to do.
Dupea: Nothing.
Catherine: Nothing?
Dupea: Nothing.
Catherine: Well, it must be very boring for you here.
Dupea: That's right.
Catherine: I find that very hard to comprehend. I don't think I've ever been bored. Excuse me.

Betty: That's a wig you wear, isn't it?
Dupea: Me?
Betty: Yeah, I told her it was you but that you were wearin' a wig because on the TV you're mostly all, uh - [pats him on the head] bald up there! [laughs]
Dupea: [laughs] Your, your little friend's real, real sharp. Uh, I don't, uh, I don't wear the wig on TV because if you're gonna be out there in front of two and a half million people, you've got to be sincere. I mean, I like to wear it when I'm in bowling alleys and slipping around, stuff like that. I think it gives me a little class. What do you think?

Truck driver: Where we're goin', it's gonna get colder than hell.
Dupea: Nah, it's okay. I'm fine. Fine. I'm fine.