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Taxi Driver (1976)

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Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Paul Schrader
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd
Released on: February 9, 1976
Taglines: On every street in every city in this country, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.

Taxi Driver (1976) Quotes

Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man... June 8th. My life has taken another turn again. The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change. image

Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man... June 8th. My life has taken another turn again. The days can go on with regularity over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. A long continuous chain. Then suddenly, there is a change.

 Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man. image

Loneliness has followed me my whole life, everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

You're only as healthy as you feel. image

You're only as healthy as you feel.

I realize now how much she's just like the others, cold and distant, and many people are like that, women for sure, they're like a union. image

I realize now how much she's just like the others, cold and distant, and many people are like that, women for sure, they're like a union.

 I got some bad ideas in my head. image

I got some bad ideas in my head.

Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk. image

Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.

 I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the fuckin' toilet. image

I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the fuckin' toilet.

The days go on and on... they don't end. All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people.

Twelve hours of work and I still can't sleep. Damn. Days go on and on. They don't end.

Listen, you fuckers, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take it anymore. A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up.

I first saw her at Palantine Campaign headquarters at 63rd and Broadway. She was wearing a white dress. She appeared like an angel. Out of this filthy mess, she is alone. They... cannot... touch... her.

 All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take 'em to Harlem. I don't care. Don't make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won't even take spooks. Don't make no difference to me. image

All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take 'em to Harlem. I don't care. Don't make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won't even take spooks. Don't make no difference to me.

June twenty-ninth. I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be 50 pushups each morning, 50 pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

Now I see this clearly. My whole life is pointed in one direction. There never has been a choice for me.

Each night when I return the cab to the garage, I have to clean the cum off the back seat. Some nights, I clean off the blood.

The idea had been growing in my brain for some time: TRUE force. All the king's men cannot put it back together again.

 Shit... I'm waiting for the sun to shine. image

Shit... I'm waiting for the sun to shine.

Twelve hours of work and I still can't sleep. Damn. Days go on and on. They don't end.

Now I see it clearly. My whole life is pointed in one direction. I see that now. There never has been any choice for me.

Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

I tried several times to call her, but after the first call, she wouldn't come to the phone any longer. I also sent flowers but with no luck. The smell of the flowers only made me sicker. The headaches got worse. I think I got stomach cancer. I shouldn't complain though. You're only as healthy, you're only as healthy as you feel. You're only as... healthy... as... you... feel.

How's everything in the pimp business?

All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention. I believe that someone should become a person like other people.

I first saw her at Palantine Campaign headquarters at 63rd and Broadway. She was wearing a white dress. She appeared like an angel. Out of this filthy mess, she is alone. They... cannot... touch... her.

You're a young girl, you should be at home. You should be dressed up, going out with boys, going to school, you know, that kind of stuff.

Each night when I return the cab to the garage, I have to clean the cum off the back seat. Some nights, I clean off the blood.

May 26th. Four o'clock p.m. I took Betsy to Charles Coffee Shop on Columbus Circle. I had black coffee and apple pie with a slice of melted yellow cheese. I think that was a good selection. Betsy had coffee and a fruit salad dish. She could have had anything she wanted.

June 29th. I gotta get in shape now. Too much sittin' is ruinin' my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on, it will be fifty push-ups each morning, fifty pull-ups. There'll be no more pills, there'll be no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on, it will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

The idea had been growing in my brain for some time. True force. All the king's men cannot put it back together again.

Dear Iris: This money should be used for your trip. By the time you read this, I will be dead. Travis.

I called Betsy again at her office and she said maybe we'd go to a movie together after she gets off work tomorrow. That's my day off. At first she hesitated but I called her again and then she agreed. Betsy, Betsy. Oh no, Betsy what? I forgot to ask her last name again. Damn. I got to remember stuff like that.

I realize now how much she's just like the others - cold and distant, and many people are like that. Women for sure. They're like a union.

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