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


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


[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.

Sam: Now you see - this is what I get for bettin' on my own hometown ball team - oughta have better sense.
Abilene: Wouldn't hurt to have a better home town.

Jacy: Oh, he's just awful, Momma. Why do you fool with him? Daddy's a nicer man than him, isn't he?
Lois: He sure is, beautiful. Your Daddy's a very nice man. I oughta been givin' Abilene hell, instead of him.
Jacy: I don't know what I'm gonna do. Bobby was the last one - I'm just gonna be an old maid.
Lois: Oh no, honey, that's just the way it goes sometimes, you know. You win a few, you lose a few.
Jacy: What do you do? Nothin's ever the way it's supposed to be at all.
Lois: You're right, come on. I wanna tell you somethin'. What I've done has not worked out too well. I think maybe we better think of somethin' else for you.

Sonny: How come you've stayed with the Coach - you don't like him much?
Ruth: I wasn't brought up to leave a husband. I guess that's why. Or maybe I was just scared to. I never noticed how ugly this room is. What's your favorite color?
Sonny: I don't know - blue.
Ruth: Maybe I'll re-paper it.
Sonny: Why'd you marry him?
Ruth: I don't know. My mother didn't like him. Maybe that was it. When I was 20 years old, I thought hairy-chested football coaches were about it. I'm gonna buy us a new quilt - a blue one.
Sonny: What do ya think he'd do if he found us?
Ruth: Shoot us, probably. He's always glad to have an excuse to use his deer rifle.

We ain't done nothin' wrong. Ain't we got a right to get married? How can you arrest us, just like that?

One thing I know for sure - a person can't sneeze in this town without somebody offerin' him a handkerchief...it's an awful small town for any kinda carryin' on...And some people got a lotta guns.

Sonny: Coulda been worse...
Sam: Yeah. You can say that about nearly everything, I guess.

Sonny: I guess you'll be glad when basketball season is over.
Ruth: Why?
Sonny: Well, Coach probably don't get to stay home much during football and basketball season.
Ruth: My God. You don't know a thing about it, do you?

Ruth: [after sex] I'm sorry I cried. I was just so scared, I guess...I was scared I could never do this, I guess. I can't seem to do anything without crying about it - how could you like me?
Sonny: Oh, I like you.
Ruth: I'm glad. [He kisses her]

Lois: You won't believe this, Sonny, but you're lucky we got you clear of her quick as we did. You'd have been a lot better off staying with Ruth Popper.
Sonny: Does everybody know about that?
Lois: 'Course. Sounds like a good deal to me, kiddo. You shouldn't let Jacy turn your head.
Sonny: Well, she's prettier. I guess I shouldn't have, though. I guess I treated her terrible.
Lois: Guess you did.

Sonny: [about Jacy] Sure, I been goin' with her, why not?
Duane: I never said I blamed you for it. I don't blame you much. I just never thought you'd do me that way. I thought we was still best friends.
Sonny: We are. What's you so mad for? I never done nothin' to you.
Duane: I guess screwin' my girl ain't nothin' to you.
Sonny: I ain't screwin' her.
Duane: The hell you ain't.
Sonny: Well, I ain't. But she's not your girl anymore, anyway.
Duane: She is my girl. I don't care if we did break up.

Miss Mosey: Nobody wants to come to shows no more. Kids got baseball in the summer, television all the time. If Sam had lived, I believe we could've kept it goin'. But I just didn't have the know-how.
Duane: Won't be much to do in town with the picture show closed.
Sonny: Yeah.

Jacy: You just can't believe how famous we are. We're all anybody talks about in this town now...I want us to get married...Just as soon as you want to. Don't you want to?...I bet the whole town'll be knocked for a loop if we do. They'll never forget it.
Sonny: But ain't you goin' to college?
Jacy: Oh, I don't care about that. I love you, and that's more important. You were so dear to fight for me. My folks won't like it, but we can run off.
Sonny: They'll kill us.
Jacy: Oh, no they won't.
Sonny: Kill me, anyhow.
Jacy: They'll get over it. You're workin' for Daddy now anyway, and pretty soon they'll love you just as much as I do. Can we?
Sonny: Sure. I just hope I can see to drive.
Jacy: Don't you worry. I can drive.

Lois: I'd just hate to see you marry him, that's all. You wouldn't be rich anymore, and in about two months...
Jacy: I don't care about money...
Lois: ...he'd quit flattering you.
Jacy: Not at all.
Lois: Well, you're pretty stupid then.
Jacy: Well, you married Daddy when he was poor. And he got rich, didn't he?
Lois: I scared your Daddy into gettin' rich, beautiful.
Jacy: Well, if Daddy could do it, Duane could too.
Lois: Not married to you. You're not scary enough.
Jacy: Well, you're rich and you're miserable. I sure don't want to be like you.
Lois: Not much danger of that.