“The Outlaw Josey Wales” quotes

(1976)
Movie The Outlaw Josey Wales
Clint Eastwood directed this movie in 1976
Title The Outlaw Josey Wales
Year 1976
Director Clint Eastwood
Genre Western
Plot – Civil War has just finished and Josey Wales decides to retire to a quiet life, working at his farm with his wife and son. In a short time, Josey's family is massacred and his house is burned down by a Yankee captain, Terril Randolph, and his gang. Together with an old Cherokee, a young Navajo woman and an old widow with her daughter Laura, Josey begins his battle against bounty hunters, Yankees and bandits, moved by his desire for revenge.
All actors – Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, Bill McKinney, John Vernon, Paula Trueman, Sam Bottoms, Geraldine Keams, Woodrow Parfrey, Joyce Jameson, Sheb Wooley, Royal Dano, Matt Clark, John Verros, Will Sampson, William O'Connell, John Quade, Frank Schofield, Buck Kartalian, Len Lesser, Doug McGrath, John Russell, Charles Tyner, Bruce M. Fischer, John Mitchum, John Davis Chandler, Tom Roy Lowe, Clay Tanner, Robert F. Hoy, Madeleine Taylor Holmes, Erik Holland, Cissy Wellman, Faye Hamblin, Danny Green, Frank Cockrell, Kyle Eastwood, Richard Farnsworth, Walter Scott
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  • “- Laura Lee: Kansas was all golden and smelled like sunshine.
    - Josey Wales: Yeah, well, I always heard there were three kinds of suns in Kansas: sunshine, sunflowers, and sons-of-bitches.”

    Sondra Locke - Laura Lee
    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    [Tag:america, gold, sun]
  • “Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is.”
    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
  • “- Josey Wales: You a bounty hunter?
    - First Bounty Hunter: A man's got to do something for a living these days.
    - Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.”

    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    John Davis Chandler - First Bounty Hunter
    [Tag:death, job, living]
  • “- Grandma Sarah: This can't be Santa Rio! My son, Tom Turner, said it was a thriving town!
    - Kelly: It was, but when the silver run out, the thrivin' run out with it.”

    Paula Trueman - Grandma Sarah
    Matt Clark - Kelly
    [Tag:city, money]
  • “- Fletcher: Damn you, Senator. You promised me those men would be decently treated.
    - Senator Lane: They were decently treated. They were decently fed and then they were decently shot. Those men are common outlaws, nothing more.”

    John Vernon - Fletcher
    Frank Schofield - Senator Lane
  • “- Sim Carstairs: Ten year I been ferryin' Kansas Redlegs, Union cavalry, Missouri guerillas... you name it. Mad dogs them guerillas. You look sideways at 'em...
    [snaps a rope like a noose]
    - Sim Carstairs: ... They kill ya.
    - Carpetbagger: Sound like hard men to do business with.”

    William O'Connell - Sim Carstairs
    Woodrow Parfrey - Carpetbagger
    [Tag:business, killing]
  • “Dying ain't hard for men like you and me. It's living that's hard when all you've ever cared about has been butchered or raped.”
    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    [Tag:death, living]
  • - Senator Lane: The war's over. Our side won the war. Now we must busy ourselves winning the peace. And Fletcher, there's an old saying: "to the victors belong the spoils".
    - Fletcher: There's another old saying, Senator: "don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining".

    Frank Schofield - Senator Lane
    John Vernon - Fletcher
    [Tag:mottoes, war, winning]
  • “- Josey Wales: You have any food here?
    - Lone Watie: All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through.”

    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    Chief Dan George - Lone Watie
    [Tag:food]
  • “- Carpetbagger: [holds up a bottle of patent medicine] This is it... one dollar a bottle. It works wonders on wounds.
    - Josey Wales: Works wonders on just about everything, eh?
    - Carpetbagger: It can do most anything.
    - Josey Wales: [spits tobacco juice on the carpetbagger's coat] How is it with stains?”

    Woodrow Parfrey - Carpetbagger
    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    [Tag:medicine, wound]
  • “- Josey Wales: When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long.
    - Lone Watie: I notice when you get to dislikin' someone they ain't around for long neither.”

    Clint Eastwood - Josey Wales
    Chief Dan George - Lone Watie
  • “I didn't surrender, but they took my horse and made him surrender.”
    Chief Dan George - Lone Watie
    [Tag:horses, surrender]
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