Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy quotes

35 total quotes (ID: 389)

Enrico Salvatore 'Ratso' Rizzo
Joe Buck
Mr. O'Daniel
Multiple Characters


Ratso: She's hooked.
Shirley: Like why, cowboy?
Ratso: I'd say she was good for ten bucks, but I'll ask for twenty.
Shirley: Why cowboy whore? Did you know we were gonna make it?
Ratso: So, uh, do you really want to do business?
Shirley: [referring to Ratso] Who is he? Don't tell me you two are a couple!
Gretel: Why are you laughing, Joe? Are you really a cowboy?
Joe: Well, I'll tell you the truth now. I ain't a real cowboy, but I am one helluva stud.
Ratso: A very expensive stud. And I happen to be his manager.
Shirley: Incidentally, how much is this gonna cost me?
Ratso: Twenty bucks.
Shirley: OK.
Ratso: And taxi fare for me.
Shirley: Oh, get lost, will ya?
Ratso: I agree, but for that service, I charge one buck taxi fare.


You know what you can do with them dishes. And if you ain't man enough to do it for yourself, I'd be happy to oblige. I really would.

Lotta rich women back there, Ralph, begging for it, paying for it, too...and the men - they're mostly tutti fruttis. So I'm gonna cash in on some of that, right?...Hell, what do I got to stay around here for? I got places to go, right?

Well, sir, I ain't a for-real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud.

[to himself, in the mirror] You know what you gotta do cowboy?

[to Ratso] You want me to stay here. You're after somethin'. What are you after? You don't look like a fag.

We ain't gonna have to steal no more, that's what I'm tryin' to tell ya. I've got eight bucks in my damn pockets, twenty more come Thursday, boy. We're gonna be ridin' easy before very long, I'm gonna tell ya. She went crazy if you want to know the damn truth of it...She turned into a damn alley cat.

Yours was the only one left with a palm tree on it. The clothes are damn cheap here too, you know that?

Everything we got only set us back ten and some... Hey you know, Ratso. Rico, I mean. I got this damn thing all figured out. When we get to Miami, what we'll do is get some sort of job, you know. Cause hell, I ain't no kind of hustler. I mean, there must be an easier way of makin' a living than that. Some sort of outdoors work. What do ya think? Yeah, that's what I'll do. OK Rico? Rico? Rico? Hey, Rico? Rico?

[to Joe] Terrific shirt.

I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here! [bangs hand on car] Actually, that ain't a bad way to pick up insurance, you know. Note: the bolded portion is ranked #27 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

You know, with proper management, you could be takin' home fifty, maybe a hundred dollars a day, easy.

The X on the windows means the landlord can't collect rent, which is a convenience, on account of it's condemned.

Got my own private entrance here. You're the only one who knows about it. Watch the plank. Watch the plank. Break your god-damn skull. No way to collect insurance.

It's not, not bad, huh? There's no heat here, but you know, by the time winter comes, I'll be in Florida.