The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans quotes

28 total quotes (ID: 330)

Cora Munro
Hawkeye
Multiple Characters


Hawkeye: Sorry to disappoint you.
Cora Munro: No, on the contrary. It is more deeply stirring to my blood than any imagining could possibly have been.


Hawkeye: [to the Hurons] Take me!
Maj. Heyward: [as he is being forced away] I told them to take me. Take me! My compliments, sir! Take her and get out!
Cora Munro: Duncan! Duncan, no!

[From the Director's Expanded Edition]
Chingachgook: The frontier moves with the sun and pushes the Red Man of these wilderness forests in front of it until one day there will be nowhere left. Then our race will be no more, or be not us.
Hawkeye: That is my father's sadness talking.
Chingachgook: No, it is true. The frontier place is for people like my white son and his woman and their children. And one day there will be no more frontier. And men like you will go too, like the Mohicans. And new people will come, work, struggle. Some will make their life. But once, we were here.

[to Major Heyward] Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.

I am La Longue Carabine! My death is a great honor to the Huron, take me!

Maj. Heyward: I thought all our colonial scouts were in the militia. The militia is fighting the French in the north.
Hawkeye: I ain't your scout. And we sure ain't no damn militia.

Maj. Heyward: You call yourself a patriot, and loyal subject to the Crown?
Hawkeye: I do not call myself subject to much at all.

Maj. Heyward: There is a war on. How is it you are heading west?
Hawkeye: Well, we face to the north and, real subtle like, turn left.

Maj. Heyward: Might I inquire after the situation sir, given that I've seen the French engineering from the ridge above.
Colonel Munro: The situation is that his guns are bigger than mine and he has more of them. We keep our heads down while his troops dig 30 yards of trench a day. When those trenches are 200 yards from the fort and within range, he'll bring in his 15-inch mortars, lob explosive rounds over our walls, and pound us to dust.

Maj. Heyward: And who empowered these colonials to pass judgement on England's policies, and to come and go without so much as a "by your leave"?
Cora Munro: They do not live their lives "by your leave"! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, burying their children along the way!

Jack Winthrop: You're not coming with us?
Hawkeye: I've got a reason to stay.
Jack Winthrop: That reason wear a striped skirt and work in the surgery?
Hawkeye: It does. No offense, but it's a better looking reason than you, Jack Winthrop.

Maj. Heyward: You there, Scout! We must rest soon, the women are tired.
Magua: No, two leagues, better water. We stop there.
Maj. Heyward: No, we'll stop in the glade just ahead. When the ladies are rested, we will proceed. Do you understand?
Magua: [speaking Huron] Magua understands that the white man is a dog to his women. When they are tired, he puts down his tomahawk to feed their laziness.
Maj. Heyward: Excuse me, what did you say?
Magua: Magua said... he understands English very well.

[Maj. Heyward aims a pistol at Hawkeye]
Hawkeye: Haven't you got anything better to do on the lake today, Major?
Maj. Heyward: [puts away his pistol] When you fall back into English hands I'll have you hanged!