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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance quotes

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Dutton Peabody
Liberty Valance
Link Appleyard
Tom Doniphon

View Quote Jason Tully: Nothing's too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.
View Quote Maj. Cassius Starbuckle: What kind of lawyer is he? He takes the law into his own hands. He has blood on his hands. The mark of Cain is on this man.
View Quote Dutton Peabody: [during voting for the territorial convention] I'll have the usual, Jack.
Jack, Barman: The bar is closed, Mister Editor, during voting.
Dutton Peabody: Bar's closed?
Tom Doniphon: You can blame your lawyer friend. He says that's one of the "Fundamental laws of democracy." No exception.
Dutton Peabody: No exceptions for the working press? Why, that's carrying democracy much too far!
View Quote Dutton Peabody: [protesting his nomination to the statehood convention] No! No! No you don't! No! I... I'm a newspaperman, not a politician! No, politicians are my meat - I build 'em up and I tear 'em down but I wouldn't be one I couldn't be one - it'd destroy me - gimme a...
Tom Doniphon: Bar's closed.
Dutton Peabody: Good people of Shinbone, I... I... I'm your conscience - I'm the still, small voice that thunders in the night. I'm your watchdog that howls against the wolves! I'm - I'm your father confessor! I... I... I'm... what else am I?
Tom Doniphon: Town drunk?
View Quote Floyd: It's Liberty! He - he's hurt!
[Doc approaches Valance's body]
Floyd: It's Liberty.
Doc Willoughby: Whiskey, quick.
Person on street: Here, sir.
Doc Willoughby: [takes a drink, turns Valance's body over with his foot] Dead.
[walks off]
View Quote Liberty Valance: You lookin' for trouble, Doniphon?
Tom Doniphon: You aim to help me find some?
View Quote Link Appleyard: Mr. Peabody's awful hurt and he needs you bad over at his office.
Liberty Valance: What's the matter, Mr. Marshal? Somebody have an accident?
Doc Willoughby: So that's it, another one of your 'accidents', huh Valance? I'm looking forward to the day when it's you they'll be calling me for.
Liberty Valance: [tossing Doc a silver dollar] Paid in advance.
View Quote Ransom Stoddard: You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott?
Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
View Quote Tom Doniphon: [after facing down Valance] Well, now; I wonder what scared 'em off?
Dutton Peabody: You know what scared 'em - the spectacle of law and order here, risin' up out of the gravy and the mashed potatoes.
View Quote Tom Doniphon: [reading Ransom Stoddard's shingle] 'Ransom Stoddard, At... torney at Law' You're a persistent cuss, pilgrim. You really aim to hang that up outside somewhere?
Ransom Stoddard: That's why I painted it.
Tom Doniphon: Well, take some advice, pilgrim. You put that thing up, you'll have to defend it with a gun... and you ain't exactly the type.
View Quote Tom Doniphon: [Valance has tripped Rance in the diner, causing him to spill a tray of food] That's my steak, Valance.
Liberty Valance: [laughing] You heard him, Dude. Pick it up.
Ransom Stoddard: No!
Tom Doniphon: Pilgrim, hold it. I said you, Valance; you pick it up.
Liberty Valance: Three against one, Doniphon.
Tom Doniphon: My boy, Pompey; kitchen door.
[Valance looks and sees Pompey at the door holding a rifle]
Floyd: I'll get it, Liberty!
[Doniphon kicks Floyd in the face as he bends down to retrieve the tray]
View Quote A beer’s not drinking.
View Quote I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.
View Quote I'd be a poor newspaperman indeed if I didn't know what everybody else knows!
View Quote It ain’t mannerly, out West, let a fella drink by himself.