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  • Sport: Ahhhhhh! I'm gut shot!


  • Iris: Didn't you ever hear of women's lib?


  • Travis Bickle: Don't be a whore, you're only 12 years old, Go home!


  • Travis Bickle: I don't know. That's about the dumbest thing I ever heard.


  • Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me?


  • Travis Bickle: You're only as healthy as you feel.


  • Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?


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


  • Travis Bickle: I got some bad ideas in my head!


  • Wizard: It ain't Bertrand Russlle but what do ya want? I'm a cabdriver...I don't even know what the fuck you're talking about!


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


  • Travis Bickle: Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.


  • Travis Bickle: One of these days I'm gonna get 'organized'.


  • Travis Bickle: You Talkin' To Me?
    Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me?


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


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


  • Travis Bickle: 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.


  • Travis Bickle: Hello Betsy. Hi, it's Travis. How ya doin'? Listen, uh, I'm, I'm sorry about the, the other night. I didn't know that was the way you felt about it. Well, I-I didn't know that was the way you felt. I-I-I would have taken ya somewhere else. Uh, are you feeling better or oh you maybe had a virus or somethin', a 24-hour virus you know. It happens. Yeah, umm, you uh, you're workin' hard. Yeah. Uh, would you like to have, uh, some dinner, uh with me in the next, you know, few days or somethin'? Well, how about just a cup of coffee? I'll come by the, uh, headquarters or somethin', we could, uh... Oh, OK, OK. Did you get my flowers in the...? You didn't get them. I sent some flowers, uh... Yeah, well, OK, OK. Can I call you again? Uh, tomorrow or the next day? OK. No, I'm gonna... OK. Yeah, sure, OK. So long.


  • Wizard: Look at it this way. A man takes a job, you know? And that job - I mean, like that - That becomes what he is. You know, like - You do a thing and that's what you are. Like I've been a cabbie for thirteen years. Ten years at night. I still don't own my own cab. You know why? Because I don't want to. That must be what I want. To be on the night shift drivin' somebody else's cab. You understand? I mean, you become - You get a job, you become the job. One guy lives in Brooklyn. One guy lives in Sutton Place. You got a lawyer. Another guy's a doctor. Another guy dies. Another guy gets well. People are born, y'know? I envy you, your youth. Go on, get laid, get drunk. Do anything. You got no choice, anyway. I mean, we're all fucked. More or less, ya know.
    Travis Bickle: I don't know. That's about the dumbest thing I ever heard.
    Wizard: Maybe I don't know either.


  • Iris: God, you're square.
    Travis Bickle: Hey, I'm not square, you're the one that's square. You're full of shit, man. What are you talking about? You walk out with those fuckin' creeps and low-lifes and degenerates out on the streets and you sell your little pussy for peanuts? For some low-life pimp who stands in the hall? And I'm square? You're the one that's square, man. I don't go screwing fuck with a bunch of killers and junkies like you do. You call that bein' hip? What world are you from?


  • Travis Bickle: One of these days i'm gonna get "organizized".
    Travis Bickle: One of these days I'm gonna get 'organized'.


  • Travis Bickle: There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man...


  • Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me...?
    Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me?


  • Travis Bickle: My life has taking another turn again. The days move along with regularity, one day indistinguishable from the next, a long continuous chain, Then suddenly, there is a change.


  • Travis Bickle: Someday a rain will come and wipe this scum off the streets
    Travis Bickle: Someday a rain will come and wipe this scum off the streets.


  • Sport: Well, take it or leave it. If you want to save yourself some money, don't fuck her. Cause you'll be back here every night for some more. Man, she's twelve and a half years old. You never had no pussy like that. You can do anything you want with her. You can cum on her, fuck her in the mouth, fuck her in the ass, cum on her face, man. She get your cock so hard she'll make it explode. But no rough stuff, all right?


  • Travis Bickle: 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.


  • 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.


  • Concession Girl: death to sex
    Concession Girl: Death to sex.


  • Travis Bickle: leave me alone, I'm dead
    Travis Bickle: Leave me alone, I'm dead.


  • Travis Bickle: 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.


  • Travis Bickle: Suck on this.


  • Travis Bickle: 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.
    Travis Bickle: 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.


  • Travis Bickle: You Talkin' me?
    Travis Bickle: You talkin' to me?


  • 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.


  • Travis Bickle: One of these days I gotta get myself organizized.
    Travis Bickle: One of these days I gotta get myself organizized.


  • Travis Bickle: 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
    Travis Bickle: 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.
    Travis Bickle: 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.


  • Travis Bickle: 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.


  • Travis Bickle: Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk
    Travis Bickle: Thank God for the rain to wash the trash off the sidewalk.


  • Travis Bickle: Shit... I'm waiting for the sun to shine.
    Travis Bickle: Shit. I'm waiting for the sun to shine.


  • Personnel Officer: Wanna work uptown at nights? South Bronx Harlem?
    Personnel Officer: Wanna work uptown at nights? South Bronx? Harlem?
    Travis Bickle: I'll work anytime, anywhere.
    Personnel Officer: Will you work on Jewish holidays?
    Travis Bickle: Anytime, anywhere.


  • Travis Bickle: You Talk'n To Me?
    Travis Bickle: You talkn' to me?


  • Betsy: Travis, I'm... how much was it?
    Travis Bickle: [clears meter] So long.


  • 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: You talkin' to me?


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


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