quote by Dennis Hopper

It takes more than going down to the video store and renting "Easy Rider" to be a rebel.

— Dennis Hopper

Professional Easy Rider quotations

I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace.

Easy rider quote Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the pro
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.

Henry Fonda's son: That's how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along. Good old Captain America.

Easy rider quote How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be re
How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?

[After Easy Rider] I couldn't get another movie, so I lived in Mexico City for a couple of years. I lived in Paris for a couple of years. I didn't take any photographs, and then I went to Japan and saw a Nikon used. I bought it, and I just started, like an alcoholic. I shot 300 rolls of film. That was the beginning of me starting again.

Creating a top team and being in a position to win the Tour de France will give me a nice feeling. But I know it is not easy to create a top team from zero. You need good riders, good staff, a lot of preparation and, most important, a lot of sponsors.


Peter Fonda is the reason I became a motorcyclist.

I saw Easy Rider and I bought a motorcycle the next day, and I rode it all the way from LA to San Francisco.

Easy rider quote Do what is right, not what is easy
Do what is right, not what is easy
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'Easy Rider' was never a motorcycle movie to me.

A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country.

Peter Biskind's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls was made all about drugs, when to most of us, that just meant pot and magic mushrooms. He made it seem like we were all shooting heroin into our eyeballs. But that's part of the whole '60s and what it represented: feminism and civil rights and trying to stop the war. Hopefully we're starting to see some of that optimism again, through the excitement around Barack Obama.

Peter Fonda was just this clean, cookie-cutter kind of a guy.

Roger Corman turned him into the motorcycle man with The Wild Angels. Jack Nicholson, all of them, they all had these images that Roger Corman fueled, and Easy Rider, it was a big surprise to understand how much creative influence Roger had. A lot of people dismiss him as just launching famous people's careers or being a penny pinching producer, but he's so much more than that.

Easy rider quote It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.
It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.

I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are. Oh yeah, they're gonna talk to you and talk to you and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it's gonna scare 'em.