Sam Shepard quotes
“The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness.”
“People don't want the truth anymore, Matt. It's too messy. Keeps them up nights.”
“I know more about the law and the history out here than the people themselves. Let me tell you, I feel for them. They're a proud people. But they're also a conquered people. That means their future is dictated by the nation that conquered them. Rightly or wrongly, that's the way it works, down through history.”
“Darby Shaw, you take my breath away.”
“I always thought the desert was the antithesis of peace - something that attacks you. So you don't go to the desert for peace.”
“I've been my own man. Nothing richer than that.”
“- The Farmer: You're like an angel.
- Abby: I wish I was.”
“Even though I've never seen you, I'd bet my best memories that I'd recognize you in the blackest night.”
“One day I woke up and found myself alone. Seemed like everybody I knew was either dead or in jail. They thought I was dead too. So I just did what any good dead person would do; I went off and raised me some horses. Twenty years.”
“Burn this letter when you read it, like you mother would have done, and wait for me.”
“- James: You know, before I met you, damn the day, I thought if I was gonna die of old age, I might as well go back home to do it. But hell, this seems like a good a day as any to die.
- Ing. Eduardo Apodaca: We're not going to die, old man.
- James: Of course not son, nobody ever does.”
“Sometimes I think there's only two moments in a man's life: the one is when he leaves home, and the other one is when he returns. Everything else is just in the middle.”
“You can't make a living as a playwright. You can barely scrape by.”
“I'm not in demand. I'm all washed up.”
“Hollywood is geared toward teenage idiocy.”
“It's one of the great tragedies of our contemporary life in America, that families fall apart. Almost everybody has that in common.”
“The real reason Mud's in all the trouble he's got is because of her. He's been in love with that girl since he was your age. Trouble is she don't care about nobody but herself.”
“You know, the last one of these guys shot himself in the head playing Russian-Roulette in a bar.”
“This is not a seminar on metaphysics, son. This is the U.S. Navy.”
“- Mag: Patrick, for 25 years you have been dunking your tea bag exactly 7 times and throwing it in the sink. Who do you think throws that tea bag in the garbage?
- Patrick: Where's the garbage?”
“- The Farmer: I think I love you.
- Abby: What a nice thing to say”
“- Lt. Henry Purcell: Four is an unlucky number.
- Capt. George Cummings: Unlucky?
- Lt. Henry Purcell: Yeah! It's not a prime number. See, prime numbers can only be divided by one or itself. Three is a prime number. The Holy Trinity? The thesis and antithesis that come together to form the synthesis...”