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Quotes from Rooster Cogburn

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    • Eula: I do not fear a skunk. I simply do not care for its odor.
    • Rooster Cogburn: It's payday, boys, come and get it!
    • [Rooster is getting ready to take a swig of whiskey]
    • Eula: Reuben, have you ever seen an enlarged picture of a drunkard's liver?
    • Rooster Cogburn: Damnation! Even in her sleep.
    • [hits head on bottom of wagon]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Ow!
    • [shouts]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Good night, Ms. Goodnight!
    • [whispers]
    • Eula: Good night, Reuben.
    • Eula: Just to whom do you think you are talking, Mr. Marshall?
    • Rooster Cogburn: You is to whom I think I am talking, Ma'am.
    • Eula: It's true that you are larger than me... but only physically.
    • Rooster Cogburn: In this case, my dear lady, that is enough.
    • Eula: Do you mean to tell me that you are prepared to use brute force?
    • Rooster Cogburn: That is exactly what I mean.
    • [pause]
    • Eula: Oh.
    • [Eula has gone to a creek to wash up]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Watch yourself, sister! Everything in these woods'll either bite ya, stab ya or stick ya!
    • Rooster Cogburn: That shows you know more about the Lord and His Good Book than you know about men!
    • Eula: That's my good fortune. I know enough about men to steer clear of them.
    • [to judge]
    • Rooster Cogburn: You seem to forget, Judge. You hung up my guns today.
    • [walks away]
    • Rooster Cogburn: I am retired, relieved, and rejoicing.
    • Rooster Cogburn: You can't lock up a man's whiskey!
    • [first lines]
    • Rooster Cogburn: It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
    • [gunshots]
    • Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!
    • [the Gatling gun falls in the river]
    • Eula: The gun. The gun, Reuben! We've lost the gun!
    • Rooster Cogburn: Well, now, sister, just what the hell can I do about it?
    • Rooster Cogburn: Damn your murderin' hides! Meet your maker!
    • [starts shooting]
    • [his deputy is shot]
    • Rooster Cogburn: You bastard!
    • [proceeds to kill all]
    • Rooster Cogburn: You bastards!
    • [to judge]
    • Rooster Cogburn: I was proud to tell my deputy's wife that I shot his killers!
    • Rooster Cogburn: How old are you?
    • Eula: Shall we say it has already struck midnight?
    • [last lines]
    • Eula: Reuben, I have to say it. Livin' with you has been an adventure any woman would relish for the rest o' time. I look at cha, with your burned out face and your big belly and your bear-like paws and your shining eye, and I have to say you're a credit to the whole male sex, and I'm proud to have ya for my friend.
    • Rooster Cogburn: I'll be damned if she didn't get the last word in again. Well...
    • Rooster Cogburn: Well, out in the territory, we prize a dead shot more'n we do a lady's charms.
    • Eula: Then I've come to the right place, haven't I? You mean the men in the West do not mind if their women outshoot and outsmart them?
    • Rooster Cogburn: If they're quiet about it. No, here we value a spirited woman almost as much as we do a spirited horse.
    • Rooster Cogburn: Say, uh, there's one thing I would like to get straight.
    • Eula: Hmm.
    • Rooster Cogburn: We both know that the Lord brands lyin' a sin. You think He'll still smile on you after them whoppers you told in there?
    • Eula: And if thy words stray from the truth for the good of God's own, if thy intent be pure, thou shall not then be judged sinful.
    • Rooster Cogburn: Beautiful quotation. What book? What chapter?
    • Eula: I will confess, Reuben, it is of my own invention, I just made it up.
    • Hawk: You ain't got the know how to use it.
    • [Eula fires off a burst with the gatling gun]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Ain't that the way it works, Hawk?
    • [Eula Goodnight fires off a burst]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Ain't that the way it works, Hawk?
    • [to Eula]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Being around you pleases me.
    • Rooster Cogburn: Ma'am, I don't know much about thoroughbreds - horses or women! Them that I did know, I never liked. They're too nervous and spooky; they scare me. But you're one high-bred filly that don't. 'Course, I don't know what you're talking about half the time!
    • [referring to her bible quotation]
    • Eula: I will confess, Reuben, it is of my own invention. I just made it up!
    • Rooster Cogburn: Hallelujah and jubilee, that is one quotation I will remember!
    • Eula: And will you remember us, too, Reuben?
    • Rooster Cogburn: Longer than I'll remember that quotation, Miss Eula.
    • Rooster Cogburn: I ain't had a drink since breakfast, and the only time I wear this coat's in your courtroom. Was always good enough when you needed what was in it!
    • Rooster Cogburn: You ain't very hospitable.
    • McCoy: I ain't got an ounce of goodwill in me, and that's a fact. I hate everybody. I'm a cantankerous old man, and I know it. I like myself better'n anyone I ever met, that's how come I took this job - to be alone with me!
    • McCoy: Do you know anything about rafts? There's rough water down river.
    • Rooster Cogburn: I can ride. Can't be much different.
    • McCoy: You ain't no sailor. I can see that. Water is like a woman: sly and fickle. You gotta watch it every minute.
    • Rooster Cogburn: You a sailor?
    • McCoy: I was once. Shanghai McCoy's my name. Been around the Horn, sailed the seven seas, seen everything, done everything, that's how I know people are rotten. I've seen 'em all.
    • Eula: You're wrong, old man. We're made in God's image, and goodness is in us. Even in you.
    • McCoy: Amazing! I never took you for a Bible-thumper.
    • Rooster Cogburn: Hold it. She is what she is 'cause she wants to be. That's the way you take her. Like me.
    • McCoy: You're wastin' your time preachin'. You too, Sister. I'm a ship that can't be salvaged.
    • McCoy: You're shippin' out with a strange crew, captain.
    • Rooster Cogburn: I'll match their mettle against most.
    • McCoy: I'm glad it's your ship, not mine. Women can no more keep their mouths shut than a yellow-tailed catfish.
    • [pats McCoy's stomach]
    • Rooster Cogburn: Got to agree with you there.
    • [as Rooster first arrives at the mission]
    • Eula: You're too late, lawman.
    • Rooster Cogburn: Too late to stop 'em, but not too late to hang 'em.
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