True Grit

True Grit quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 596)

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


Moon: He never played me false until he killed me.


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

Tom Chaney: A gun will say a whole lot quick!

Young fella, if you're looking for trouble, I'll accommodate you. Otherwise, leave it alone.

Colonel Stonehill: Most people around here know of Rooster Cogburn and some people live to regret it. I would not be surprised to learn that he is a relative of yours.

I'm going! And it's not because you say I can't, and it's not because you say I can. I paid good cash money to be here, and I'm on my own business! Now, we'll have no more talk about it.

Tom Chaney: Everything happens to me, and now I'm shot by a child!

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

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

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

My name is Mattie Ross, of Near Dardanelle in Yell County. My family owns property, and I don't know why I'm being treated like this!

If I smelled as bad as you I wouldn't live near people.

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

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.

Papa's marker is not what was ordered. I will make that wool-headed fool of a stone man change it.