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    We ran a book giveaway contest for The Big Lebowski and Philosophy where we asked people to share why they love The Big Lebowski.

    The answers are listed below!

    You can also check out the results from our previous contest here!




    What Have You Learned From The Big Lebowski?

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      • If there's one thing The Big Lebowski has taught me, it's that life can throw the most insanely fucked up situation your way; but it'll resolve itself in the end. The world abides if the dude abides.

      • United Kingdom
      • Takin it easy is a lot easier than takin it...hard I suppose...

      • United States
      • That being 'the Dude' takes a lot of work and coolness, that a mix up of identity can ruin a rug and start a chain reaction of complex events and that homages to the works of Raymond Chandler done in a modern context make the best films!

      • United Kingdom
      • I'd have to say that of the two main protagonists of The Big Lebowski, I used to be more like Walter. I'd be all over the place, yelling and waving my gun around while my friends pleaded, "Walter, put the piece away". After seeing The Dude in action, I've learned to be more calm. There's a time to fret about the big picture, but there's also a time to stop worrying about things outside of your control and just try to get your rug back, man. And if I ever get upset now, I can just say, "This aggression will not stand, man".

        So, that's it. My response is in your hands, Dude.

      • United States
      • Everytime you watch The Big Lebowski, you can learn something new (assuming your mind is limber enough). It points out so many things that aren't worth worrying or struggling over, with the guiding principle "Take it easy" being a constant reminder of the ways of The Dude. The message resides even in moments where you wouldn't be looking for it; Donnie's death being a prime example hear. Here's Dude worrying about shit going down, with Walter flippin' a bitch, and Donnie up and has a heart-attack. The message here is simple man; fuck the noise and the bullshit, stay focused on what's actually important to you, and don't take your brother for granted, as he may not be here tomorrow.

        Take it easy. Be excellent to each other, and party on dudes.

      • United States
      • I've learned that unless it's an emergency, you never roll on shomer fucking Shabbos!... Shomer! Shabbos!

      • Canada
      • The more dramatic life is, the more dudeness that is required.

        It's all about finding your inner dude when you need it most.

      • United States
      • The act of abiding takes strength beyond measure, and a willingness to acknowledge, and accept, not all have it including myself at times.

      • United States
      • I learned to take'er easy...I learned that no amount is too small to write a check for...I learned that you need several sniffs to know if the milk has gone bad and that powdered nondairy creamer is a great substitute... i learned that room accessories really matter, and can really tie a room together... I learned that doors can open either direction so check it before barricading it...I learned that Mr. Bubbles, a J and candles might be the way to a man's heart...I learned that vermin are scary and nihilists believe in nothing, but love those berries they sell at Ikea...I learned how to clean balls...As a kid I asked why The Jesus had a long pinky nail, so I learned the uses of a long pinky nail...I learned what true friendship is and how to treat that annoying friend we all have (shut the fuck up, Donnie)... I learned the proper name for Chinese people, I learned that guns and bowling, at least league bowling, don't mix... I learned how to say goodbye to a loved one and that even the most modestly priced vessels are sometimes too much...I learned that the bums will always lose, sluts probably kidnaped themselves and that people with emotional problems should be allowed a little leniency when playing competitive games. I learned to live life to the fullest, to smoke a J when shit gets to hectic, man, and mostly I learned to abide.

      • United States
      • That someone else hates The Eagles as much as I do.

      • United States
      • Strikes & Gutters.
        This says it all man; it's all there is to life. You got your ups when you're riding high and nothing can bring you down, (and there is always more half & half) and then some dude (possibly of Oriental origin) comes along and pisses on your rug.
        You gotta take the rough with the smooth. Life's gonna deal you a bum hand now and then but you just gotta keep on doing what you do and everything will turn out right in the end. And even if it doesn't, it doesn't matter 'cos as the late great Bill Hicks (himself a true dude, even if he did get a little wound up from time to time...) said:
        It's just a ride.
        You can get caught up in the ups and downs, the twists & turns and you start to think that this is all there is to life; the crap that people put on you and the haters hating, but you every now and then you have to take that moment to step back and just watch the sun rise or listen to the waves and you'll realise that none of the BS matters man.
        Life's what you want it to be.
        Make it easy, that's what The Dude taught me.
        That and smoke a healthy doob every day!
        Peace, love & good times to all

      • United Kingdom
      • I have learned to keep an open mind and take things as they come . . .that said if it all goes wrong there is always bowling !!

      • United Kingdom
      • Shit happens. Life goes on man. Can't be tied down with that shit.

      • United States
      • I dont like vaginal art

      • United States
      • clarity.

      • United States
      • What have I learned from watching TBL?

        Far out, man. I've learned that the important thing in this life is to fit right in there...to be the man for your time and place. And even if I am a lazy man...what was I saying? Hell, lost my train of thought.

        Anyway, sometimes there's a man...and sometimes you are that man...sometimes you're not. Sometimes the man is a woman...sometimes the man used to be a woman and is now a man...and sometimes, well, sometimes the man is two men who love each other and just want to be able to wear something nice and have a reverend say a few words over 'em and so on...and that's cool man, that' cool.

        I guess what I'm sayin' is, keep your mind open so that you're privy to all the new shit when it comes on down the trail. Free your mind, and your ass will follow...as the fellar says. Keep your thinking from becoming uptight and just roll on, brother. The Man Upstairs (or Woman, or Woman Who Used to be a Man, or Omniscient Consciousness of the Creative and Destructive Equilibrium of the Cosmos, ...if you're not into the whole brevity thing) doesn't want us being all uptight and feelin' shitty. Life's too short, man...and before you know it, some friend of yours is dumping all that's left of you out of a Folgers can from Ralph's over the Pacific. So roll on brother, take 'er easy for yourself and all us sinners.

        Now I have been to London...and I have seen France....(but I missed the Queen in her damned undies as the fellar says) and I can tell you that it don't matter where on this earth you go and it don't matter much what you look like or how much money you got or who you like to spend your special-friend time with...you gotta keep your mind loose and your cocktail glass topped up and just let it all be. See ya on down the trail!

        The Right-Reverend Jason Hunt

        - formerly of Alabama, now taking 'er easy way over in Scotland.

      • United Kingdom
      • Whale song is nice - marmots are not. There is always a way to make a White Russian.

      • United States
      • Never scatter your friend's ashes off a cliff in a high wind.

      • United Kingdom
      • Being a dudeist is like being a rug. You can make the room, bring all the elements together.There are times when uncool people will piss on you, but it is not about you it is because they got it all wrong. Sometimes a unknown force (a bigger Dude) will rescue you away from that pretentious uncaring large hall in the big house (that really was never your place anyways) and move you to smaller digs; enjoy the ride man. Other times you just need to lay still and be accommodating so that others can kick back and hear their own inner bowler. Bottom line even when folks are treading on you it is better to go through life as a thread bare well loved rug than a cheaply manufactured vinyl floor.

      • United States
      • I've learned many things from The Big Lebowski, I learned how to make a decent white russian, I learned the difference between a special lady and a lady friend, I even learned how to live my life as a dude and become a better person. But the most important thing I learned from The Big Lebowski is that the preferred nomenclature is actually Chinese-American and not Chinaman, even if he did pee on your fucking rug... Anyway, I feel out of my element here so I'm going to shut the fuck up.

      • Ireland
      • One rug can really tie a room together, you have to know when you're out of your element, know when you've stepped over the line / always ask am I wrong? to confirm you're right. In certain situations you must ask the people around you if they mind if you do a J. The better you know your landlord the more flexible your rent payment and know the distinction b.t.w a special lady and a lady friend who you're just helping to concieve

      • United States
      • Sunglasses, rugs, White Russians, and Doobers make for an interesting day.
        You can't be so serious all the time. Be less-uptight, and more congenial. You gotta abide, dude. Crack a joke, have a laugh, and don't drink the milk if it's expired.

      • United States
      • That it's already the 10th dude. and that Metallica are a bunch of assholes. But also that new shit has came to light, and the nihilists never took bunny. no funny stuffs

      • United States
      • Careful man there is a beverage here.

      • United States
      • I have learned that a movie is not just a movie.
        History tells us that wisdom can be obtained by reading and philosophy but the last hundred years have brought us the power of cinema.. and there are few films out there that have inspire such wisdom as the Big Lebowski.
        After all, what other films out there have inspired a religion that teaches us to Abide in this uptight world of our time and place?
        There are many things I have learned from watching the Big Lebowski, probably far more than I can fit into this small paragraph, maybe the most important lesson is this;
        when things gets tough say;

        "Fuck it, life goes on man!"

      • United Kingdom
      • I've learned a lot of things from seeing this brilliant movie, man.

      • United States
      • Strong men also cry.

      • United States
      • To take it easy. Be a dude with the dudes.
        It is cheaper a can of Foldgers to put the ashes.

      • Mexico
      • What Have I learned from the Big Lebowski? Society is pretty fucked up, and a lot of people in society are fucked up, the laws are fucked up, and all you can do to deal with all this fucked-up crazy nonsense that is our society in our day and age is just fucking Abide by your own shit, man. Don't get caught up in the shit storm cause your gonna get fucked because your shit that you think is equally as fucked up to the shit the other fucked up people think, its a lot of strange shit. What I am sayin' here don't sound real nice and happy with flowers and what not, and shit, it ain't an ideal situation, but sometimes this idea is ideal for its time and place, and sometimes it's the Dude... Shit, what the fuck was I talking about? Uh, well, shit... I guess all I got to say now is that sometimes our world will be a whole lotta shit, and sometimes all you can do to achieve happiness, the "American Dream", self fulfillment or whatever the fuck you want to call it, is just say fuck it! Lets go bowling!

      • United States
      • I have learned a lot of different things from watching The Lebowski, I have learned: If your wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn then you owe money to Jackie Treehorn, the dude's rug really tied the room together, the dude doesn't need your sympothy, he needs his f***ing johnson, a "brother shamus" is not an irish monk, Shabbos is the Jewish day of rest, which means you don't work, you don't drive or ride in a car, you don't handle money, and you sure as s*** don't f***ing roll!, nobody f**** with the Jesus, and of course the dude abides.

      • United States
      • "Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes...well, he eats you."

        Aside from the obvious "Eastern" thing interpretation, The Big Lebowski, as evidenced in the above quote from the film, offers an honest portrait of the human conditions in all of its absurdity. Plus, the movies is pretty far out, man.

      • United States
      • Duuuude! Sometimes you just gotta chillax man! Don't take life so darn serious because apparently simply everybody has their own philosophy and thinks their shit is the most important man! You'll be totally cool that way by simply accepting shit the way it is.

      • Germany
      • Never to go on a tri- on a hig- I mean on an adventure with a war veteran.
        But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

      • India
      • I've learned that some people aren't wrong. They're just assholes.

      • Netherlands
      • I'm a nihilist. I believe in nooooothing.

      • Canada
      • Definitely: That a White Russian is a very fine drink. That bowling shirts are cooler than I ever imagined they could be.

        Perhaps: That, in its mysterious ways, the cosmos looks after honesty above greed and vengeance.

        Not so much: Where to find a toe.

      • United States
      • This is BY FAR my favorite movie. My life is a constant flood of tie-ins to Lebowski-isms and me finding ways to relate my life to that movie. I have learned what pedarast means, as well as marmot. I have learned that I love other Coen brothers movies, but they pale in comparison to the laugh-out-loud, quote-every-line, never-gets-old perfection of this story that unfolded about the time of our conflict with Saddam and the Iraqis. I have learned to never underestimate the creativity of Achievers and their costume ideas at LebowskiFest. I have learned that I am strong man, but I can also cry. I have learned that it is unwise to smoke a roach with a beer in hand, whilst driving and rocking to CCR - lest I risk wrecking into a garbage can. I have learned that sometimes you might find yourself at a somewhat awkward business dinner with a senior VP, only to be saved by discovering that not only do you both love this movie, but HE ACTUALLY HAS IT IN HIS WILL TO HAVE HIS CREMATED REMAINS KEPT IN A FOLGERS CAN. And it may be cliche, but above all - I have learned that life has a lotta ins, a lotta outs..a lotta what-have-yous...but ultimately it is stikes and gutters...and we should all abide.

      • United States
      • There's so much to learn from the Big Lebowski!

        The importance of tact: "No Walter, you're not wrong, you're just an asshole"

        The subjectivity of the human experience: "That's just, like, your opinion, man."

        How to keep your goals in focus: "All the dude wanted was his rug back. It really tied the room together."

        How to maintain a strong self-identity: "No, man, you're Mr. Lebowski. I'm 'The Dude'...or 'Duder', or 'His Dudeness', or 'El Duderino' if you not into that whole brevity thing..."

        How to prevent waste: "Watch it, man! There's a beverage here!"

        How to nip gossip in the bud: "She's not my special lady. She's my fucking lady friend!"

        How to use evidence to draw conclusions: "Does this place look like I'm fucking married? The toilet seat's up, man!"

        Take comfort in the fact he's out there, abidin' for all us sinners!

      • United States
      • Sometimes... Most times it is good to live obliviously to the woes of life and other's because Maaan, life is to short to not just Abide! I have learned to Abide by the things that are meaningful in my life such as my family, which frankly, is really all that matters.

      • United States
      • Fuck it man, life goes on. You gotta look forward, and that's the truth.

      • United States
      • Things happen.

      • France
      • This is NOT NAM !

      • United States
      • I have learned that even when you get the rug completely pulled out from under you, life goes on, friendship is what's important, and all injuries, even cracks on the jaw, heal over time. Even rugless and facing the semifinals, there is joy to be had in connections with strangers and special ladies alike. Whenever I am in a foul mood, things in life have gone over the line, or I am face-to-face with effin' fascists, I can watch The Big Lebowski, have a laugh, and feel the strikes and gutters, ups and downs, a little less. I guess you can say I have learned how truly to take it easy, man. Thankee!

      • United States
      • That Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women.

      • Iceland
      • To live a good life one need to restrict his drug intake (not too much) to keep one's mind limber, you know.

      • Switzerland
      • The wisdom and the simplicity of the way of non-resistance.

      • Russia
      • I learned to care a little less about pretty much everything in my life and not stress things that are out of my control.

      • Canada
      • That a rug can really tie a room together, but well, you know, that's just, like, my opinion, man.

      • Netherlands
      • I learned that a 'White Russian' is the god of beverages.

      • Germany
      • That sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes, well, he eats you.

      • United States
      • No matter how fucked up your day is... a couple puffs will make you forget it all (at least for a minute) hahahah

      • United States
      • life's just too short to waste time on the small things...

      • Canada
      • When you get up, in the morning or the afternoon. When you go to bed, at night or in the morning. When you buy milk in the shop, pay with cash or a cheque. When you go to work, or not. When you go bowling, or just drinking. When you get dumped, by your special lady or lady friend. When tomorrow is already the tenth. When you lose somebody, a friend or a teammate. When the bummers get the best of you, lose hope or think to yourself: ah fuck it, I'll abide.

      • Netherlands
      • You can deflect all criticism with, "Well, that's just, like, your OPINION, man."
        And while the White Russian remains my favorite beverage, the Eagles remain my favorite band. Sorry, Dude. What can I say? Their music really ties my room together.

      • United States
      • I learned that my neighbors car get's smashed to shit when I fuck a stranger in the ass.

      • United States
      • That when someone tries to argue with me, instead of getting upset I think, "that is just their opinion, man."

      • United States
      • What I can honestly say I learned from The Big Lebowski is that, sometimes, no matter how forthright you are, and no matter how ambivalent you are, some people are going to drag you into their shit. Actually, that's a little surface for my taste. Here's something: People are just exactly who they are. No amount of bullshit was going to change The Dude, or Big Lebowski, or Maude or Walter, and that speaks to how immovable we all are in or own egos, our vices, and, if we're lucky, our dreams. We hold onto those because we are they, they hold onto them because they are they. It's a nice reminder of life imitating art imitating life and all that schtick.

      • United States
      • The answer to life, the universe and everything isn't 42. It is: 'Take it easy'

      • Belgium
      • I learned not to take life so seriously. Oh and how to make a white russian.

      • Norway
      • Sometimes it's not that people are wrong, its just that they're assholes.

        Often I find that new shit has come to light that, you know, others might not be privy to.

        I don't find the word "vagina" to be vulgar at all.

        There are no absolute truths, ya know. Everything is, like, your opinion, man.

      • United States
      • I've learned that with the right mindset, and a few White Russians, things will eventually work out in the end.

      • United States
      • That there are a lot of like minded people in the world like me, who like to live their life simply.

      • Hungary
      • "What have i learned from The Big Lebowski?", many things on both a philosophical and comedic level. First of all "The Bums always lose" although orginally said to Dude by Mr Lebowski, i believe it applies to the later as he was attempting to steal money from the "Urban Achievers" to feed his livestyle of egoism in the form of a trophy wife and the apparence of wealth and in the end did lose. this leads on to another important point. from a philosophical sense from the the Big Lebowski i have learnt to be greatful for what i have. let me explain, The Dude seeking retribution for his pee stained rug stole a rug from Mr Lebowski setting of the chain of events that followed. likewise with Mr Lebowski in the form of his pride and parasitic lifestyle. linking to the above point i have also learnt that it is wise to pay off your debts because no one wants a pee stained rug as they do tie the room together. although I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brand new cars do not mix and further more do not attempt to have sex with such a fellow without permission as because the last thing i want is a heavy set man smashing my new car screaming "This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass/Alps!" (Cover word where appriorate). Of the opposing view it is both entertaining and valueable to have such a person as a friend to help you out of sticky situations both to jump out of moving cars and to protect your johnson against Nihilists (but avoid cheating while Bowling accidently or otherwise in there presents of such a person is most advised). On the point of Nihilism (Which is exchausting btw) from the Big Lewbowski i have learnt that in this case atleast the do value something, in this case money, and if you need a body part for a bogus kidnapping do not take a limb from your girlfriend as you dont wanna be called a "Fucking dipshit with a nine toed woman" althought bogus kidnapping is ill advised as "without a hostage, there is no ransom. That's what ransom is. Those are the fucking rules".i have also learnt that when a friend die's it is important to keep a clear head when it comes to funeral arrangments just because we're bereaved, that doesn't make us saps. in terms of gender relations what makes a man is both a person prepared to do the right thing, whatever the cost, that, and a pair of testicals. Finally ive have learnt that when its important to times of say "Oh Fuck it" to a bad sitituation or declare that I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man. a finale comment of the Big Labowski and when i have learnt is that that The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.

      • United Kingdom
      • Sometimes, it's okay to say "Fuck it, I'm going bowling."
        Nothing keeps you centered like a fresh white russian and some tai chi on a nice rug.
        Feminists aren't so bad, after all. Especially rich ones who need a good hump.
        Germans are pointless, heartless bastards who can't act in porn for shit.
        Sometimes our quietest friends make the biggest impact on us.
        Bath + half a joint + nature sounds = relaxation... unless Kraut nihilists bust in, threaten castration, and sick their marmot on you.
        You never know when it might come in handy to have a Vietnam veteran and tactical supply store-owner as a close friend.
        When solving a problem, take plenty of time to consider all the ins and outs—there will be a lot of them—and keep your mind limber with a steady regimen of booze and narcotics. The answer will present itself in due time, man.

      • United States
      • The surrealism in the film had a great effect on me because I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.

      • United Kingdom
      • How to mix a white russian.

      • Netherlands
      • it saved my life after feel'in down and out stuck out at sea on a tug boat for 12 week it was on foxtel when I finish my shift and it made me feel more chillaxed and made me look at life like a DUDE. I will abide to the dude's way

      • Australia
      • In watching The Big Lebowski I have learned many lessons about love, life, and bowling. But none so much as possibly the most important lesson about house keeping.
        The Big Lebowski has taught me NEVER to own a rug, specifically of the Persian variety! First and foremost, they are damned expensive to replace once micturated upon.
        Thanks to The Big Lebowski, whenever someone intends to soil my floor coverings all I now need to do is simply mop up my rug-free polished floorboards. No Mess. No Fuss... And no Nihilists.

      • Australia
      • All you need is a caucasian and a good carpet to tie the room together. And bowling of course.

      • Portugal
      • I've learned, that it's not important what vices do you have if you have your wonderful friends with you. There can be some arguments sometimes, but in truly friendship you support each other. I've also learned, that nothing can repair atmosphere between friends like a small play in bowling, even after a serious fail.

      • Poland
      • To abide. That sounds simple and obvious, but it such a strong lesson in situations of possible, unnecessary stress.

      • Netherlands
      • The Big Lebowski has shown me the benefits of simply “abiding”. The world is complex- a lotta ins and a lotta outs. You may wish to draw lines in the sand, not let aggression stand, but you have to remind yourself of what is really important. Like having a rug that ties your room together. That is what is marvellous, having the rug, not checking aggression. Remember what it is that made you happy and seek it out. Don’t let your mind get so uptight thinking about the case. Abide.

      • Ireland
      • That you're a Lebowski, I'm a Lebowski, and that's terrific, man!

      • United States
      • Hakuna Matata. And always finishing my coffee.

      • Denmark
      • You can rush yourself into trouble and get stressed, or you can take it easy and get into trouble and get stressed. I chose for the 2nd option after watching the dude...

      • Netherlands
      • Me learning from the Big Lebowski? What?!
        He's learned frome me!

      • Italy
      • The dude abides. By this rationale, dudism abides.

      • United Kingdom
      • To kick back and relax and let things go with the flow, plus white russians are cool.

      • United Kingdom
      • The Dude taught me to just take it easy - you can have a whole lot of shit going on in you life but it just depends on what you make of it! So relax and everything will work out one way or another...and who cares anyway?!?

      • Germany
      • Pacifists are fragile. Without hostage one cannot ask for ransom, that's against the rules. Feminists like coitus, the physical act of love. The revolution of the bums is over, they have lost. Nihilists don't have an ethos, and they are not to be confused with Nazis. Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. The whites make a good ringer. Poor women sometimes kidnap themselves, but they most certainly do not get killed (incidentally blowjobs from them are quite expensive). Saturday is jewish day of rest, one does not roll on a saturday. One should not fuck with the Jesus. Metallica are a bunch of assholes. Old cars with rust coloration make good toilets. It is illegal to keep an amphibious rodent in city limits. One will lose ones train of thought talking about... err... yeah. BUT, one shouldn't be worried about all this shit, that is veeery 'undude'. Life, goes on man... sir.

      • India
      • that not all things are bad going up an isle.

      • United Kingdom
      • From The Big Lebowski I have learned that you do not always need an answer to everything, it often is enough with just "fuck it". You maybe do not have to go so far as tattoo it to your forehead, but you should non the less be ashamed of living your life that way. And if the world really is turning against you, you can just fuck it an go bowling. That is the way to tackle your problems!

      • Sweden
      • The Dude Abides. The Carpet really bought the room together. Ferrets are wonderful creatures. Golfing and Bowling are two different sports. Not to bail out of a car, with an automatic, till I know I have it secure. A pinky toe is the center of the mystery. Access to a cash machine can be necessity at times!!!

      • United States
      • The Dude tought to take life not to serious, and that it doesn't matter how it may work out. It's important that you like the life you live and are able to be proud of it.
        He also tought me not to give a f*ck when life's not going that well.
        (sorry for my bad english)

      • Austria
      • The Big Lebowski taught me how to become an urban buddhist. Even if things go wrong, I simply try again, knowing that, when everything falls apart, the Universe has a way of reorganizing itself, just like the fallen bowling pins eventually get back up. No one likes marmots in their bathtub, but hey, that's life. Yin and yang, strikes and gutters.

      • Portugal
      • Never pee on a carpet wich keeps the room together and don't throw ashes in the wind.
        The greatest thing in earth wich could happen to you is when you're on drugs and feel like a bowling ball.

      • Germany
      • I learned that you should consider the wind before draining the ash of your buddy. And lots of other things!

      • Switzerland
      • Don't fuck with opertunistic leather clad ferret weilding German pornstars. On any day man thatll fuck up your Zen man.

      • United Kingdom
      • That I will never understand anything.

      • Slovakia
      • • Rugs really do accent a room.

        • Don't bowl without a white russian in hand.

        • Don't fuck with 'The Jesus' (he's into 7 year olds dude - and thats messed up)

        • Never f*ck strangers in the ass.

        • Always ask if its ok to "Do a J".

        • Sad rich men stay secluded in the west wing of their mansion.

        • Don' spread ashes on a windy day.

        • Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and Julianne Moore all are badass

        • enough said - i could go on forever... top 5 movie of all time!

      • United States
      • If you will it, it is no dream.

      • Australia
      • I learned a few things:

        1: a rug really ties a room together.
        2: don't F!@# with d'Jesus.
        3: the Chinaman is NOT the issue.
        4: this is not Vietnam. There are rules.
        And, the most important...
        5: the Dude abides.

      • United States
      • The Dude abides.

      • Turkey
      • Ive learned manny things, but what ive learned and use everyday, is to take it easy, no problem is so big that it cant be solved in an orderly and chilling manner. The dude abides you know.

      • Denmark
      • Be careful about the direction of the wind while trying to send the Ashe of a good friend flying and the carpet holds the room together. =)

      • Germany
      • I learned that Mr. Lebowski in fact cannot walk.

      • United States
      • The dudes abides, and using a rodent for amphibous purposes...within the county... That ain't legal either

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      • The Big Lebowski has taught me that life is very complicated with a lotta Ins, lotta Outs, and lotta What-have-yous. To accomplish your, uh, goals in life, you gotta keep a lotta strands in your head. Lotta strands in your head (SHUT THE FUCK UP, VOICES!) I've also learned that in life, there are rules. Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?! (MARK IT ZERO, VOICES!) I've also learned that to get through this thing called life, you have to have an ethos. Say what you like about the tenets of Dudeism, Dude, at least it's an ethos. And finally, in the interest of brevity, the greatest thing I have learned from The Big Lebowski is that "Life Isn't Nam! (Fuck it, let's go bowling, voices.)

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      • That keeping wildlife, an amphibious rodent, for uh, domestic, you know, within the city - that aint legal either.

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      • When analyzing the profound wisdom composing the socratic interaction between the Dude, his opponents and his Plato-like student Walter, I found that....,............ fuck it! Lets go bowling.

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