A Tribute to Taxi Driver’s Travis Bickle

Travis Bickle Taxi Driver

February 8, 2011 marks the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Taxi Driver, starring Robert De Niro as the taxi-driving hero Travis Bickle. The film left quite a mark on pop culture and even inspired a presidential assassination attempt. But most importantly, it gave us one of the most famous lines of dialogue ever spoken in film:

And… the soliloquy:

Bickle on the Web

Travis Bickle Doll

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This is from a Japanese company that made them in a very limited edition

Travis Bickle Doll #2

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via bigredmoon.com. Apparently, there is no anatomically correct Travis Bickle doll.

Travis Bickle Tattoos

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Fun Travis Bickle Dialogue


Travis Bickle: “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.”

Personnel Officer: “So what is it? Why do you want to be a taxi driver? Do you need a second job? Are you moonlighting?”
Travis Bickle: “I… I just want to work long hours. What’s moonlighting?”

Travis Bickle: “How’s everything in the pimp business?”

Travis Bickle: “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.”

Travis Bickle: “I should get one of those signs that says, ‘One of these days I’m gonna get organezized.'”
Betsy: “You mean organized?”
Travis Bickle: “Organezized. Organezized. It’s a joke. O-R-G-A-N-E-Z-I-Z-E-D…”
Betsy: “Oh, you mean organezized. Like those little signs they have in offices that says, ‘Thimk'”?

Personnel Officer: “How’s your driving record? Clean?”
Travis Bickle: “It’s clean, real clean. Like my conscience.”

Travis Bickle: “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me? Then who the hell else are you talking… you talking to me? Well I’m the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you’re talking to? Oh yeah? OK.”

Travis Bickle: “I think someone should just take this city and just… just flush it down the fuckin’ toilet.”

Travis Bickle: “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.”

Travis Bickle: “I got some bad ideas in my head.”

Bert’s Bickle Impression

Travis Bickle Mr. Potato Head

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