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Quotes for
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan (Character)
from "Highlander" (1992)

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"Highlander: Family Tree (#1.2)" (1992)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You used to run the candy store on Baltimore Street?
Mr. Stubbs: 30 years... sold it last March, now it's a game store with a bunch of weirdos hanging around.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I used to come into your store when I was a kid.
Mr. Stubbs: Well what're you now, an old man?

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: What happened to your finger?
Joe Scanlon: I broke it playing chess.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Wow... never thought of chess as a contact sport.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: When I was a kid, I made up a story that my dad was this foreign spy on a dangerous mission, that he was doing some kind of work behind the Iron Curtain or something, and that's why he could never just put in a collect call and say 'I want to talk to my son, Richie Ryan, the all American boy'.

Duncan MacLeod: My father couldn't grasp what had happened
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Who could? Man, he must have freaked. I mean, there you were all of a sudden on your feet again. A zombie in a kilt.


"Highlander: The End of Innocence (#5.2)" (1996)
Joe Dawson: That wasn't MacLeod.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Then who the hell was it? And where the hell is he now?
Joe Dawson: On a tramp steamer, halfway to Europe.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh man, the guy I trusted more than anyone else in the world, tried to kill me.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You shot MacLeod, that's not getting involved?
Joe Dawson: It was a mistake.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Saving my life was a mistake?
Joe Dawson: I didn't mean it like that.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You guys know way too much.
Joe Dawson: So I've been told.


"Highlander: Innocent Man (#1.4)" (1992)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: If somebody starts playing a banjo, I'm outta here.

Duncan 'Mac: Did you finish those invoices?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Not yet...
Duncan 'Mac: What've you been doing?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I've been busy.
Duncan 'Mac: [mockingly] You've been busy?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [returns mock] Yeah, I've been busy.
Duncan 'Mac: You know what I think? I think you've got too much time on your hands, I think you need to spend a little time in jail.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Jail? Whoa whoa whoa! What for? For assault with a paper airplane? For littering in your office?

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [to a waitress who keeps talking to Duncan] Don't you ever get hungry?


"Highlander: Not to Be (#6.13)" (1998)
Hugh Fitzcairn: Methos became Richie's teacher, but he taught him a lot more than how to use a sword.
Richie Ryan: It's done.
Methos: Any problems?
Richie Ryan: Yeah, I didn't think a million bucks would be that heavy.
[laughs]
Richie Ryan: Oh yeah.
Kronos: I think our friend is a quick learner.
Methos: Well I can always spot potential.

Richie Ryan: [Methos draws his sword on Richie] What's going on?
Methos: It's a reckoning.


"Highlander: The Messenger (#5.10)" (1996)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Old Timer. Do you have any words of wisdom?
Adam Pierson: Nope.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [Richie, Duncan MacLeod, Methos, and Joe Dawson at Joe's bar] I mean, this is got to be some kind of joke. Joe, help me out here, I mean 5000 years of wisdom, him?
Joe Dawson: Well... I don't know about the wisdom, but uh, 5000 that's about right.
Duncan 'Mac: I know it's little hard to believe, but what you see is what you get, this is the real Methos.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You guys don't understand what I am saying, it's not the name that I care about, I mean this Methos, that Methos, it's the message I believe in.
Duncan 'Mac: Richie, the message is wrong and it's going to get you killed. You just met this guy. What he's saying goes totally against everything we know. Why would you want to believe him?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Because he offered me his life... now why would he do that?
Duncan 'Mac: Because he's afraid to fight you.
Adam Pierson: Or because he knew you wouldn't take it.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh yeah, right.
Adam Pierson: [Methos being sarcastic] There's one born every minute.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Okay, fine, whatever. I mean I am talking about peace here fellas. I am talking about a chance to end the killing forever... and you know something, of all people, I thought you would understand.
Joe Dawson: [Richie walks away disappointed] He's young all right, young people, they make mistakes.
Adam Pierson: [Methos responds humorously to Joe Dawson's comment] Yeah, look at Disco.
Duncan 'Mac: I got to get going, got someone to find.
Joe Dawson: I going to go on check on this... this other Methos guy. Maybe I'll turn something up.
Adam Pierson: Maybe I'll go buy some socks.


"Highlander: The Watchers (#2.1)" (1993)
Tessa Noel: If they were after us, they're after him.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Well, then, we've got to go warn him.
Tessa Noel: How? We don't know where he is.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: This is just great. Just great. I mean, he's there, they're there, we're here, nobody's anywhere.
Tessa Noel: Did you ever think of running for Congress?

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [to Tessa, after backing a semi into a man's car] If I'm wrong, the insurance will cover it, if I'm right, those may have been the guys who killed Darius.


"Highlander: Haunted (#5.8)" (1996)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: What about us, Mac? You and me?
Duncan 'Mac: You screwed up, Rich. And it happens to all of us.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh, man. I swear, if I live to be a thousand, I'm still gonna see that guy coming at me again and again. Just wondering if there was something I could have done different.
Duncan 'Mac: I know. And he won't be the last. They all stay with you.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I didn't know you believe in ghosts.
Duncan 'Mac: I believe in the kind you carry with you. Everyone you've loved and everyone you've killed. They never leave you. When you stop feeling and you stop hurting, that's when you're dead inside. And that, my friend, is when I'll worry about you.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [about MacLeod] He went to San Fransisco to whack the son of a bitch who killed her husband.
Joe Dawson: Richie... you're the son of a bitch who killed her husband.


"Highlander: Money No Object (#5.7)" (1996)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: First you run me off the road, then you get Amanda arrested...
Cory Raines: I did not...
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Oh yeah and NOW you've blown up Mac!
Cory Raines: I didn't blow him up! He's hardly the worse for wear.

Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: What were you thinking stealing from Sam Grinkhov? You know, you're not a thief, you're an idiot.


"Highlander: Double Eagle (#4.5)" (1995)
Duncan 'Mac: What are you doing here?
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Amanda found out where you were.
Duncan 'Mac: What do you mean "she found out?"
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: I didn't mean to tell her, Mac, but she started talking and doing things to me ... well, I didn't stand a chance.
Duncan 'Mac: You wouldn't be the first.


"Highlander: An Eye for an Eye (#2.5)" (1993)
Duncan 'Mac: You'll be fine.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: That's very reassuring, Mac, but it still hurts.
Duncan 'Mac: You got lucky this time, Richie.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: You call this lucky?
Duncan 'Mac: You still have your head.


"Highlander: Take Back the Night (#3.17)" (1995)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Mac, are you looking for a way to stop her, or a reason not to?
Duncan 'Mac: Either one works for me.


"Highlander: Reluctant Heroes (#4.8)" (1995)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Am I missing something here, Mac? If Kinman is such a badass, why don't we just testify and put him away so he can't hurt anybody?
Duncan 'Mac: Richie, I don't want to put him away. I want to bury him.


"Highlander: For Tomorrow We Die (#1.15)" (1993)
Richie Ryan: You ever had it bad for an older woman?
Duncan MacLeod: [laughs] Well, the situation hasn't come up recently.


"Highlander: The Gathering (#1.1)" (1992)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: [immortals are fencing madly in front of Richie] I'm on, like, America's Funniest Home Videos, right?


"Highlander: Chivalry (#4.10)" (1995)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: So tell me Mac, are you *always* going to be right?
Duncan 'Mac: Oh, Rich, I was 75 years-old when I first met her, and I was still a kid. You've got plenty of time.
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: If I stay alive long enough.


"Highlander: Under Colour of Authority (#2.12)" (1994)
Richard H. 'Richie' Ryan: Are we ever going to have to face each other?
Duncan 'Mac: Maybe.


"Highlander: Testimony (#3.18)" (1995)
Kristov: I'll kill you in a second, boy. Leave while you still got your head.
Richie Ryan: There's only one thing that I hate more than being called a boy, and that's your stupid paintings!


"Highlander: Leader of the Pack (#4.4)" (1995)
Duncan MacLeod: [they find Tessa's killer] What do you want me to do, Richie? Do you want me to cut out his heart?
Richie Ryan: Yes I do Mac. You've got to go after him.
Duncan MacLeod: Do I?
Richie Ryan: You gotta do it for Tessa.