The Outlaw Josey Wales Quote


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Rusher
July 5, 2005, 10:43 AM
It took me a while to find it.....but I think it is the part of the movie that sticks with me the most.


Josey: You be Ten Bears?
Ten Bears: I am Ten Bears.
Josey: (spits tobacco) I'm Josey Wales.
Ten Bears: I have heard. You're the Gray Rider. You would not make peace with the Blue Coats. You may go in peace. Josey: I reckon not. Got nowhere to go.
Ten Bears: Then you will die.
Josey: I came here to die with you. Or live with you. Dying ain't so hard for men like you and me, it's living that's hard; when all you ever cared about has been butchered or raped. Governments don't live together, people live together. With governments you don't always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well I've come here to give you either one, or get either one from you. I came here like this so you'll know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true. The bear lives here, the wolf, the antelope, the Comanche. And so will we. Now, we'll only hunt what we need to live on, same as the Comanche does. And every spring when the grass turns green and the Comanche moves north, he can rest here in peace, butcher some of our cattle and jerk beef for the journey. The sign of the Comanche, that will be on our lodge. That's my word of life.
Ten Bears: And your word of death?
Josey: It's here in my pistols, there in your rifles. I'm here for either one.
Ten Bears: These things you say we will have, we already have.
Josey: That's true. I ain't promising you nothing extra. I'm just giving you life and you're giving me life. And I'm saying that men can live together without butchering one another.
Ten Bears: It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues. There is iron in your word of death for all Comanche to see. And so there is iron in your words of life. No signed paper can hold the iron, it must come from men. The words of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life... or death. It shall be life. (he takes his knife and cuts his hand. Josey does the same and they grasp each others hand.) So shall it be.

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one-shot-one
July 5, 2005, 10:55 AM
Even Hollywood Finds An Accorn Once In Awhile.

taliv
July 5, 2005, 10:58 AM
i mostly remember him spittin on that dog

hillbilly
July 5, 2005, 11:07 AM
My favorite Josey Wales quote is when he spits on the forehead of the dead guy they are not stopping to bury, and says, "Buzzards got to eat, too."

hillbilly

Biker
July 5, 2005, 11:32 AM
My favorite is when he tells the bountyhunter "Dyin' ain't much of a livin'".
Biker

armoredman
July 5, 2005, 11:34 AM
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie...."

Greatest movie yet.

"We gotta thing called a Missura boat ride."

dev_null
July 5, 2005, 12:58 PM
"Good thing you got her offa me, I was gettin' ready to kill her..."

MrKandiyohi
July 5, 2005, 01:14 PM
"When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long."

"I notice when you get to dislikin' someone they ain't around for long neither."

Marshall
July 5, 2005, 02:29 PM
"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms"

MechAg94
July 5, 2005, 02:38 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0826311687/qid=1120588531/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_ur_2/002-7979816-0074402?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Read the book. Some parts are the same as the movie, others are not. This particular book has another Josey Whales story that takes place afterward. It is a good read.


"What about the one on the left?"

"I didn't pay him no mind. You were there."

"...I could've missed."

thereisnospoon
July 5, 2005, 02:43 PM
One of my personal favs...y'all nailed the best lines. I think I'll go home and watch that again tonight.

You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?

Romanticism at its best...

Ol' Badger
July 5, 2005, 02:48 PM
I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender. They have him pulling a wagon up in Kansas I bet.



Lone Watie: I'm gettin' better at sneaking up on you. Only an Indian can do this.
Josey Wales: That's what I figured.
Lone Watie: You figured?
Josey Wales: Only an Indian can do that.
[Lone Watie hears a gun cock behind him; turns and sees Moonlight]
Lone Watie: It's not right; this damn woman doing this to me. I used to have power. Now old age is creeping up on me.
Josey Wales: More like old habits.



Lone Watie: I'm gettin' better at sneaking up on you. Only an Indian can do this.
Josey Wales: That's what I figured.
Lone Watie: You figured?
Josey Wales: Only an Indian can do that.
[Lone Watie hears a gun cock behind him; turns and sees Moonlight]
Lone Watie: It's not right; this damn woman doing this to me. I used to have power. Now old age is creeping up on me.
Josey Wales: More like old habits.

vesmcd
July 5, 2005, 03:05 PM
"Endeavor to persevere."

MechAg94
July 5, 2005, 03:42 PM
Do'in Right ain't got no end!

Sounds like the motto of some modern day organizations.

brian roberts
July 5, 2005, 04:02 PM
I think it was:"good thing you gotter offa me, i'da KILLder" i specifically remember "killed her" being pronounced like that....its what made that part crack me up, & stick in my mind these many years. :cool:

Parruthead
July 5, 2005, 04:07 PM
It goes Something like this...

Wales: Have anything to Eat.

Ten Bears: I got a piece of rock candy but its not for eatin its just for Lookin Though.

:D

Colt46
July 5, 2005, 04:20 PM
Blondie says to Tuco;
"There's two kinds of men in this world. Those with loaded pistols, and those who dig. You, Dig!"

Backwoods
July 5, 2005, 04:28 PM
Granny: No offense intended!
Lone Watie: None taken!

Lone Watie: I quess I'm not as old as I thought!

Lotsa great lines in this one

Don in Ohio

Harry Tuttle
July 5, 2005, 04:50 PM
CARPETBAGGER: Your young friend could use some help. This is it. One dollar a bottle. It works wonders on wounds.

JOSEY: Works wonders on just about everything, huh?

CARPETBAGGER: It can do most anything.

JOSEY: (Spits wad of chewing tobacco onto the carpetbagger's jacket) How is it with stains?

smokemaker
July 5, 2005, 05:47 PM
"I never surrendered... they took my horse, made him surrender. He's pullin a cart in kansas somewhere"

"I 'spose that danged redbone hound is coming with us, might as well, everyone else is"

"Can't get 'em all, Josie"
"Thats a fact, kid"


And about every other quotable line. I love that movie!

two dogs
July 5, 2005, 05:58 PM
"When things get bad , really bad ,and it looks like you're not going to make it. You gotta get mean , mad dog mean.

dhoomonyou
July 5, 2005, 06:19 PM
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie...."

Greatest movie yet.

PLUS ONE!!

Group9
July 5, 2005, 07:33 PM
"So you say those horses belong to them there pilgrims."

"Hell is coming to breakfast."


If you like the lines, read "Gone to Texas" the book the movie is based on. It has almost every line in the script in it.

Khaotic
July 5, 2005, 11:21 PM
+1 Josey.

"we got a lil somethin called a misourri boat ride..."
(Gun-Related Q - what the hell was that, an H&H Express?)

Hehehe.

Rare that it is, I *LOVED* someone for once depicting a main character actually being reasonable and negotiating instead of using violence as a first resort, and that scene is very well done.

One of my all time favorite flicks, yeah.

-K

Preacherman
July 6, 2005, 12:14 AM
Darn you guys! You made me go and watch the DVD all over again tonight! :D

DonNikmare
July 6, 2005, 12:26 AM
That spitting on the dog bit had me laughing outloud - it was a complete surprise :)

lysander
July 6, 2005, 10:52 AM
Jamie: You can't kill 'em all, Josie.
Josey Wales: That's a fact.
Jamie: Then why are you doing this?
Josey Wales: Because I ain't got nothin' better to do, kid.

and

[Missouri guerillas come upon Josey standing by his family's graves]
"Bloody Bill" Anderson: Name's Anderson. Bloody Bill's what they call me.
[Looks around]
"Bloody Bill" Anderson: Red Legs? They're with the Union down in Kansas. And we're goin' down there to set things right.
Josey Wales: I'll be goin' with you.

An EXCELLENT movie!!

DarthBubba
July 6, 2005, 03:37 PM
Kid:Skinned em' Again Didn't We Josie?(kid groans and dies)
Josie:Yeah kid we sure did.

mcneill
July 6, 2005, 10:20 PM
Lone Watie: "Endeavor to persevere. We went back and thought about that, Endeavor to Persevere, and when we had thought about it long enough, we declared war on the Union."

Jim

flatdog
July 6, 2005, 10:40 PM
Captain Terrell: Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.

Marshall
July 6, 2005, 10:51 PM
Laura Lee... Kansas was all golden and smelled like sunshine.

Josey Wales... Yeah, well, I always heard there were three kinds of suns in Kansas, sunshine, sunflowers, and sons-of-bitches.

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Fletcher... I think I'll go down Mexico and find him.

Josey Wales... And then?

Fletcher... I'll give him the first move. I owe him that much. I think I'll tell him the war is over. What do you say... Mr. Wilson?

Josey Wales... Reckon so. We all died a little in that damn war.

clone
July 6, 2005, 10:55 PM
not the same movie but i love this statment from Unforgiven.

It's a hellva thing to kill a man.............., you take away all he's got and all hes ever going to have.

Rusher
July 7, 2005, 02:27 PM
I always laugh at the ferry man

singing "battle hymn of the republic" crossing the river and singing "Dixie" on the way back.....i guess the man knows where he stands...................

grizz5675
July 7, 2005, 02:52 PM
excellent movie i had to buy this one

Nekron
July 7, 2005, 03:08 PM
Goup9: Who's the author of "Gone To Texas"? Amazon.com turned up waaaay too many results for me to tell for sure. TIA!

LOL @ Marshall!! Living in Kansas right now, that line struck me funny!! :D

SHOOT1SAM
July 7, 2005, 04:12 PM
Forrest Carter authored "Gone to Texas", the book "The Outlaw Josey Wales" is based upon. I have read this book and don't remember too many of the movie's lines being in the book. It is the ONLY book I have ever read that I thought the movie was superior to. I'm sure the fact that I'd seen the movie at least 20 times before I read the book was not a factor here! It is my favorite movie of all time.

Sam

Marshall
July 7, 2005, 05:00 PM
LOL @ Marshall!! Living in Kansas right now, that line struck me funny!!

LOL, I have some inlaws in Kansas, once a year or so I happen to use that line. ;)

DonNikmare
July 8, 2005, 06:04 PM
"Don't piss on my back and tell me it's raining!"

I had to watch it again too.

Shanghai McCoy
July 8, 2005, 06:36 PM
Marshall,you forgot this one...Them poor pilgrims from Kansas.They don't look so proud now...

Dang I miss Oklahoma...

jmtgsx
July 8, 2005, 07:13 PM
We got us Josey Wales! Mr. Chained Blue Lightning!



Careful, Virg.









Whupped 'em agin, Didn we Josey!
Josey: (subdued) Whupped 'em agin' , boy.

Hardtarget
July 8, 2005, 08:03 PM
My favorite movie....the first one I ever bought.(I think).
Mark.

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