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Spike Spiegel (Character)
from "Cowboy Bebop" (1998)

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
Old Woman: He called you a cowboy. What did he mean? What are you?
Spike: Just a humble bounty hunter, ma'am.

Spike: He was just all alone. He couldn't enjoy a game with anyone else. Like living in a dream... That's the kind of man he was...

Jet: Spike, if that hostage had been shot, what would you have done then?
Spike: If it happens, it happens...
Jet: Really... As usual, for a 125,000-Woolong criminal, there were too many risks involved. Bounty hunting is harder than just that. Before I teamed up with you, I lead quite a normal life.

Vincent: Why don't you shoot?
Spike: What?
Vincent: What's wrong? Lose your nerve? You started out so fearlessly. Go on. Pull the trigger.
Spike: I don't think so. I blow the bounty if I blow you away.
Vincent: I have no fear of death. It just means dreaming in silence. A dream that lasts for eternity.
Spike: [sarcastically] You're an original, aren't you?

Vincent: What's your name?
Spike: Spike... Spiegel...
Vincent: I'll meet you at the end of this world.

[fighting with Electra]
Spike: I love a woman who can kick my ass.

Spike: And you, you take way too long when you're taking a shit.

Rasheed: I don't recommend the Calabar beans. They are used to see if your wife is cheating on you. The innocent eat at once; they choke and spit them out. But the guilty eat cautiously, slowly, which makes the poison work. Soon, she is crying out in pain. That's how you can tell.
Spike: Thanks, but I'm not married.
Rasheed: Now that is true happiness.

[there's nothing but noodles to eat]
Spike: Man shouldn't have to live on carbohydrates alone, complex or otherwise.

[Spike picks up military jets pursuing him on the Swordfish's radar]
Spike: Oh, great. A bored little army.
[the jets begin to fire]
Spike: Listen, I don't have time to screw around with you guys!

Spike: [fighting Electra, who seems a formidable opponent] Are all the employees here like you? You got some pretty classy moves for a corporate girl.

[Faye draws a picture of Vincent]
Faye: There you go!
[everyone looks at the drawing]
Jet: That's really unique Faye! Is that a mugshot or your version of Picasso?
Spike: [chuckles] Hey I'll make you a deal. If anyone can catch him with that drawing, I'll pay you the bounty myself Faye!
Faye: Fine, I'll just go catch him myself. You two can stay here and make your funny little jokes.
[sarcastic laugh]
Jet: So ends another episode of "Wasting Time with Faye".

Spike: [English version] Excuse me Jett, you said three, not four.
Jett: Disinformation is sometimes required for enemies as well as allies.
Spike: Don't give me that art of war crap,
[pointing to the thief]
Spike: and you, you take too long to take a shit.

Laughing Bull: Know this Swimming Bird: This blue eye percieves all things conjoined. The past, the future, and the present. Everything flows and all is connected. This eye is not merely seen reality. It is touching the truth. Open the eye of truth... There is nothing to fear.
Spike: Yea... I know what you mean.

Robber D: [Spike pulls a gun after being warned to drop the weapon, waving a gun in an old lady's face] Don't you get it? I'm gonna SPLATTER GRANDMA!
Spike: Well, that's a real shame. But, we're not cops and we're not from some charity organization. Sorry lady, we don't protect or serve. This is strictly business.
Robber D: What?
Spike: Guess you'll just have to chalk it up to bad luck.
Robber D: [growls] Cowboy scumbag!

Elektra: [after finding Vincent] Don't lay a hand on him!
Spike: How about a foot?

"Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues: Part 2 (#1.26)" (1999)
Spike Spiegel: Look at my eyes, Faye. One of them is a fake because I lost it in an accident. Since then, I've been seeing the past in one eye and the present in the other. So, I thought I could only see patches of reality, never the whole picture.
Faye Valentine: Don't tell things like that. You never told me anything about yourself, so dont tell me now!
Spike Spiegel: I felt like I was watching a dream I could never wake up from. Before I knew it, the dream was all over.

Spike Spiegel: Ever heard this story?
Jet Black: Huh?
Spike Spiegel: There once was a tiger-striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, revived & lived a million lives, and he was owned by various people who he really didn't care for. The cat wasn't afraid to die. Then one day the cat became a stray cat which meant he was free. He met a white female cat & the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed & the white cat grew weak & died of old age. The tiger-striped cat cried a million times, & then he died too. Except this time, he didn't come back to life.
Jet Black: Yeah. That's a good story.
Spike Spiegel: I hate that story.
Jet Black: Huh?
Spike Spiegel: I never liked cats, you know that.
Jet Black: Oh yeah, that's right.
[Spike and Jet begin laughing together]

"Cowboy Bebop: Waltz for Venus (#1.8)" (1998)
Spike Spiegel: You're tense, I'm calm. You apply excessive force; I control that force through fluid motion. That means relaxing the whole body so it can react instantly without resistance-no, without thought. Do you see now? It means becoming like clear water.

Spike Spiegel: You know better than anyone, without looking. He was a terrific guy. Exactly the person you thought he was.

"Cowboy Bebop: Toys in the Attic (#1.11)" (1998)
Spike Spiegel: That's the story. And what was the real lesson? Don't leave things in the fridge.

"Cowboy Bebop: Mushroom Samba (#1.17)" (1999)
Spike Spiegel: At this point even Ein looks good enough to eat.

"Cowboy Bebop: Jupiter Jazz: Part 1 (#1.12)" (1998)
Spike Spiegel: You think I'm Vicious? YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT VICIOUS IS!

"Cowboy Bebop: Hard Luck Woman (#1.24)" (1999)
Ed: This is the father person!
Jet Black: Huh? You mean your father?
Spike Spiegel: You have a father?

"Cowboy Bebop: The Real Folk Blues: Part 1 (#1.25)" (1999)
Spike Spiegel: Are you still in pain?
Jet Black: [pause] Have you heard this story? A man injures his leg during the hunt. He's in the middle of the savannah, with no means to treat the wound. The leg rots and death approaches. The last minute he's picked up by an airplane. He looks down and sees a land of pure white below him, glistening in the light. It's the summit of a snow-capped mountain, the mountain is Kilimanjaro. As he gazes down he feels the life flowing out of him and he thinks, 'That's where I was headed...
Spike Spiegel: And?
Jet Black: I hate stories like that. Men only think about the past right before their death. As if they were searching frantically for proof that they were alive.

"Cowboy Bebop: Boogie-Woogie Feng-Shui (#1.21)" (1999)
Faye Valentine: Maybe its his girlfriend.
Spike Spiegel: 'Fraid she's too young for that
Ed: Hot dog bun, not too young.
Faye Valentine: Maybe he has a thing.
Spike Spiegel: She's too old for that.
Ed: Oldey moldy, history mystery

"Cowboy Bebop: Brain Scratch (#1.23)" (1999)
Spike Spiegel: Why do you kill off members of your own group,Whats the point of that?
Dr. Londez: I am not forcing anything on anyone.
Dr. Londez: They are merely practicing a faith they decided to believe in of their own free will.
Dr. Londez: Tell me, Why do you think people believe in god ?
Dr. Londez: Because they want to.
Dr. Londez: It's not easy living in an ugly corrupt world.
Dr. Londez: There is no certainty, nothing to hope for
Dr. Londez: People are lost, so they reach out.
Dr. Londez: Don't you get it ?
Dr. Londez: God didn't create humans... No!, Its humans who created god

"Cowboy Bebop: Speak Like a Child (#1.18)" (1998)
Ed: Ahhh that's the wrong one.
Spike Spiegel, Jet Black: Huh?
Ed: You got a VHS.
Spike Spiegel, Jet Black: Huh?
Ed: It won't play Beta.
Spike Spiegel, Jet Black: Huuuh?