True Grit

True Grit quotes

48 total quotes (ID: 596)

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


Mexican Bob: My wounds healed by themselves - from the inside!


[In a scuffle with Chaney, Mattie falls into a rattlesnake pit.]
Mattie: Help me! Please help me! I'm in the pit! There's a snake down here, and skeletons!
Chaney: [leaning head over edge of pit] I warrant there'll be another one before long — a little, spindly one! How do you like it?
Mattie: [sobbing hysterically] Oh, help me, help me… please, HELP ME!
Chaney: You say you don't like it?

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!

I ain't dead yet, you bushwhacker!

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.

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

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

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!

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

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.

If in four months I could not find Tom Chaney, with a mark on his face like banished Cain, I would not advise others how to do so.