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Gus McCrae: I could kick you for givin' him all them ideas about Montana. Now we're gonna suffer for the rest of our damn lives.
Jake Spoon: Yeah, I forgot how determined he can get, once an idea takes root.


Gus McCrae: A man who wouldn't cheat for a poke don't want one bad enough.


Roscoe Brown: (Peach has told Roscoe to go find July) Find July! He's been gone over six days!
Peach Johnson: He's gone to Texas, Roscoe. I reckon you can find Texas!
Roscoe Brown: Of course I can find Texas, Peach. I just don't know if I can find July!


(referring to the Hat Creek Cattle Company sign)
Woodrow Call: ...and if that ain't bad enough you got all them Greek words on there, too.
Gus McCrae: I told you, Woodrow, a long time ago it ain't Greek, it's Latin.
Woodrow Call: Well what does it say in Latin?
(Gus blusters some gibberish)
Woodrow Call: For all you know it invites people to rob us.
Gus McCrae: Well the first man comes along that can read Latin is welcome to rob us, far as I'm concerned. I'd like a chance t' shoot at a educated man once in my life.


Joshua Deets: (in the Wyoming Badlands) What we doin' up here, Captain? This ain't our land.
Gus McCrae: Woodrow is determined to be the first man to graze cattle in Montana, even if it kills all of us.
Joshua Deets: Don't seem right, Captain. A man ought not to leave his land and his people.


Woodrow Call: Well, Augustus is dead. Died from blood poisonin' from them arrows them Indians shot in him. They cut off one of his legs, but the poison got in the other and he wouldn't let 'em cut it off. Stubborn about it; that's what killed him, bein' stubborn.


Gus McCrae: Here's to the sunny slopes of long ago.


Woodrow Call: We come to this place to make money. They wasn't nothin' about fun in the deal.
Gus McCrae: What are you talkin' about? You don't even like money. You like money even less than you like fun, if that's possible.


Blue Duck: (Call is looking at Blue Duck in jail) I hear you brought you stinkin' old friend to watch my hangin'.
Woodrow Call: He'd have enjoyed it.
Blue Duck: I should've killed him when I had a chance.
Woodrow Call: I'd have killed you for it.
Blue Duck: (laughing) I stole horses, burned farms, killed men, raped women and stole children all over your territory and until today, you never even got a good look at me! I don't think you would've killed me. Rangers! I 'spect I'll kill a passel of you yet.


Woodrow Call: I guess it's our fault we should've shot sooner.
Gus McCrae: I don't want to start thinking Woodrow of all the things we should have done for this good man.


Newt: Gus, are you sure the Captain is my father?
Gus McCrae: Yep, he is.
Newt: He ain't never mentioned it.
Gus McCrae: Well, Woodrow ain't much of a mentioner.


Gus McCrae: Well, I'm glad I ain't scared to be lazy.


Gus McCrae: Is that all you boys can think about; gettin' to Ogallala and spendin' your money on whores?
Jasper Fant: That's all right for you, Gus; you got Lorena with you. What about the rest of us?
Gus McCrae: What's good for me might not be good for the weak minded.


Gus McCrae: Lorie darlin', life in San Francisco, you see, is still just life. If you want any one thing too badly, it's likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.


Roy Suggs: What did you find?
Dan Suggs: Nothing but his old watch. Damn sodbusters!
Jake Spoon: You shot those two men for a watch?
Dan Suggs: Shot 'em, now I'm going to hang 'em.
Eddie Suggs: Hang 'em? Dang, you beat all! I've never heard of hanging dead men.
Dan Suggs: Shot 'em, now I'm gonna hang 'em, then I'm gonna burn 'em! Damn sodbusters. Can't ever be too dead to suit me.


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