The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show quotes

47 total quotes (ID: 866)

Duane Jackson
Genevieve
Jacy Farrow
Others
Ruth Popper
Sam the Lion
Sonny Crawford


Trucker: [about Billy] What was he doin' out there anyway, carryin' that broom?
Sheriff: Aw, he weren't doin' nothin'. He was just an ol' simple-minded kid - never had any sense.
Cowboy: Sorta retarded, you know. It wasn't your fault...
Another man: He was just a dumb ol' kid, never was good for much.
Cowboy: Didn't even know enough to keep his ass out of the cold, morning like this...
Trucker: I'd still like to know what he was doin' luggin' that broom around this time of day.
Sonny: [crying] He was sweepin', ya sons of bitches. He was sweepin'.


Winnie: ...What was it like?
Jacy: I just can't describe it. I just can't describe it in words.

[to Duane and Sonny, as they are leaving for a weekend in Mexico] You'd better take some for some insurance. Take money below that border - it sorta melts sometimes...And try not to drink too much of that buggy water...You catch the clap - you'll wish you hadn't drunk nothin'. Oh well, we'll see ya.

[to Duane, after sex] Oh, quit prissin'. I don't think you did it right, anyway.

[to Jacy] But I can do it now, I know I can!

[to Lester] My Gawd. I'm glad it wasn't on fire. I would have burned to death before you got one button undone.

[to Ruth, about Charlene] I guess we broke up because we didn't like each other much to begin with.

[to Sonny, about Duane enlisting in the army] Good place for him, too...That boy's always had meanness in him, 'cause Jacy's just the kinda girl that brings out the meanness in a man. She's just like her grandmother. I oughtn't to talk about 'em anyhow. We was all good friends once. Dan roughnecked with Gene Farrow. He and Lois - they used to live in this little one room place over the newspaper office. Lois couldn't afford a flour-sack, much less a mink. I've always had a soft spot for her, though. Yeah, I wondered a lotta times, you know, what would've happened if my Dan had made the strikes that Gene made. They offered that rig to him first, yep, but then Morgan never took a chance in his life.

[to Sonny, about Jacy] Listen, if you hear they busted up, let me know.

[to Sonny, after they get married] Goodness, wouldn't it be just awful if Momma and Daddy got the police after us?...Well, I had to leave 'em a note, you know, so they wouldn't be worried out of their mind.

[to Sonny] Never you mind, honey, never you mind.

[to Sonny] Not here. I'm too old for screwin' in cars. I don't like to hurry...I'm afraid to right now. I think my folks are watchin' me. They know I don't wanna go to college and they might think we're gonna run off and get married. We'll do it when it's safe. We've got all summer.

[to Sonny] See you in a year or two, if I don't get shot.

[to Sonny] What am I doing apologizin' to you? Why am I always apologizin' to you, ya little bastard? Three months I been apologizing to you, without you even bein' here. I haven't done anything wrong - why can't I quit apologizin'? You're the one oughta be sorry. I wouldn't still be in my bathrobe if it hadn't been for you. I'da had my clothes on hours ago. You're the one made me quit carin' if I got dressed or not. I guess just because your friend got killed you want me to forget what you did and make it all right. I'm not sorry for you. You'd've left Billy, too, just like you left me. I bet you left him plenty a nights, whenever Jacy whistled. I wouldn't treat a dog that way. I guess you thought I was so old and ugly you didn't owe me any explanation. You didn't need to be careful of me. There wasn't anythin' I could do about you and her - why should you be careful of me? You didn't love me. Look at me. Can't you even look at me? [Sonny slowly turns and glances at her] Y'see? You shouldn't have come here. I'm around that corner now. You've ruined it and it's lost completely. Just your needing me won't make it come back.

Chicken-fry me a steak. And try to use meat this time.