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.


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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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.