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True Grit

True Grit quotes

48 total quotes

"Rooster" Cogburn
Mattie Ross
Multiple Characters
Ned Pepper
Ranger La Boeuf


A fella that carries a big-bore Sharps carbine might come in handy… if we get jumped by elephants, or buffalo, or something.


All the Parmalees is touched, but Harold's the worst… no, their Ma's the worst, then comes Harold's brother Farrell… but they're all good shots.

Baby sister, I was born game, and I mean to go out that way.

By God! That girl reminds me o' me!

Damn that Texican! When you need him, he's dead.

Fill your hand, you son-of-a-bitch!

General Price don't belong to me. He just rooms with me. Cats don't belong to nobody. 'Course, I depend on him.

I ain't dead yet, you bushwhacker!

I also notice that the men of Texas gouge their mounts with great brutal spurs — and cultivate their hair like lettuce!

I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

I never busted a cap on a woman or anybody much under sixteen. But it's enough that you know that I'll do what I have to do.

I only take one step at a time. That's why I was given two feet.

I served under General Kirby Smith. And I don't have to hang my head when I say it.

I want Tom Chaney hanged for killing my father! It's little to me how many dogs and senators he's killed in Texas.

I won't rest until Tom Chaney is barking in Hell.