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Quotes from Midnight Cowboy

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    • Joe Buck: I only get carsick on boats.
    • Shirley: You fell. Hey fella, you fell.
    • Ratso Rizzo: You know, in my own place, my name ain't Ratso. I mean, it just so happens that in my own place my name is Enrico Salvatore Rizzo.
    • Joe Buck: Well, I can't say all that.
    • Ratso Rizzo: Rico, then.
    • Towny: Oh, Joe it's... it's so difficult, I - You're a nice person, Joe, I- I- I should never have asked you up here, you're... You're a lovely person, really. Oh, God, I loathe life, I loathe it! Please go, please.
    • Gretel McAlbertson: Why are you stealing food?
    • Ratso Rizzo: I was just, uh, noticing that you're out of salami. I think you oughtta have somebody go over to the delicatessen, you know, bring some more back.
    • Gretel McAlbertson: Gee, well, you know, it's free. You don't have to steal it.
    • Ratso Rizzo: Well, if it's free, then I ain't stealin'.
    • Joe Buck: I like the way I look. Makes me feel good, it does. And women like me, goddammit. Hell, the only one thing I ever been good for is lovin'. Women go crazy for me, that's a really true fact! Ratso, hell! Crazy Annie they had to send her away!
    • Ratso Rizzo: Then, how come you ain't scored once the whole time you been in New York?
    • [At the gravesite of his father]
    • Ratso Rizzo: He was even dumber than you. He couldn't even write his own name. "X," that's what it ought to say on that goddamn headstone, one big lousy "X". Just like our dump. Condemned by order of City Hall.
    • Ratso Rizzo: You want the word on that brother-and-sister act, Hansel's a fag and Gretel's got the hots for herself, so who cares, right? Load up on the salami.
    • Ratso Rizzo: Here I am, goin' to Florida, my leg hurts, my butt hurts, my chest hurts, my face hurts, and like that ain't enough, I gotta pee all over myself.
    • [Joe Buck laughs]
    • Ratso Rizzo: That's funny? I'm fallin' apart here!
    • Joe Buck: It's just - Know what happened? You just took a little rest stop that wasn't on the schedule!
    • Ratso Rizzo: Excuse my vulgarity.
    • Ratso Rizzo: Frankly, you're beginning to smell and for a stud in New York, that's a handicap.
    • Ratso Rizzo: I'm walking here! I'm walking here!
    • Joe Buck: Uh, well, sir, I ain't a f'real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!
    • Joe Buck: It just ain't right cheatin' from a pregnant lady.
    • Joe Buck: John Wayne! Are you tryin' to tell me he's a fag?
    • [first lines]
    • Joe Buck: Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.
    • Sally Buck: You look real nice, lover boy, real nice. Make your old grandma proud. You're gonna be the best-looking cowboy in the whole parade.
    • Ratso Rizzo: Woman starts crying, I'd cut my heart out for her.
    • [passing by]
    • Jackie - New York: That's a great idea. In fact, you just sit tight and I'll cut it out with my fingernail file, Ratso.
    • Ratso Rizzo: The name's Rizzo.
    • Jackie - New York: That's what I said: Ratso.
    • Ratso Rizzo: The two basic items necessary to sustain life, are sunshine and coconut milk... didya know that?
    • Joe Buck: I'm brand, spankin' new in this here town and I was hopin' to get a look at the Statue of Liberty.
    • Cass: It's up in Central Park, taking a leak. If you hurry, you can catch the supper show.
    • Annie - Texas: You're the only one, Joe. You're the only one...
    • [Cass is on the phone while Joe Buck is foreplaying with her]
    • Cass: Oh God... Nothing, I'm talking to Baby. I'm talking to the dog, Maury... please, you're annoying me! Here, why don't you say hello to Baby?
    • [She puts the phone near her toy poodle's ear]
    • Maury (voice on phone): Hello, Baby. Hello, Baby! Hello, ya goddamn dog! Bow wow wow! Bow wow wow!
    • Ratso Rizzo: Come on man, don't hit me. Come on, man. Come on, I'm a cripple!
    • Joe Buck: I ain't gonna hit you!
    • Ratso Rizzo: Come on...
    • Joe Buck: I'm gonna STRANGLE you to death!
    • Ratso Rizzo: You didn't kill him, did you?
    • Joe Buck: I don't want to talk about it.
    • Joe Buck: Well, I hope you know what you're in for. I'm a truly dangerous person, I am. And some- someone does me bad, like you... I swear, if I'd have caught up with you that night there would've been one dead Ratso along by now, you understand me? You hear?
    • [deadpan]
    • Ratso Rizzo: I'm impressed. You're a killer.
    • Ratso Rizzo: I know what they do to people who can't walk.
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