Johnny 'Guitar' Logan
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Johnny 'Guitar' Logan (Character)
from Johnny Guitar (1954)

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Johnny Guitar (1954)
Johnny: There's only two things in this world that a 'real man' needs: a cup of coffee and a good smoke.

Dancin' Kid: I didn't get your name stranger.
Johnny: Guitar. Johnny Guitar.
Dancin' Kid: You call that a name?
Johnny: Care to try and change it?

Dancin' Kid: I like you, Guitar Man. How'd you like to work for me?
Johnny: I wouldn't.
Dancin' Kid: Now all of a sudden I don't like you.
Johnny: Now that makes me real sad.

Johnny: How many men have you forgotten?
Vienna: As many women as you've remembered.
Johnny: Don't go away.
Vienna: I haven't moved.
Johnny: Tell me something nice.
Vienna: Sure, what do you want to hear?
Johnny: Lie to me. Tell me all these years you've waited. Tell me.
Vienna: [without feeling] All those years I've waited.
Johnny: Tell me you'd a-died if I hadn't come back.
Vienna: [without feeling] I woulda died if you hadn't come back.
Johnny: Tell me you still love me like I love you.
Vienna: [without feeling] I still love you like you love me.
Johnny: [bitterly] Thanks. Thanks a lot.

Johnny: [starting a song] Her name was Emma Smalls, Emma Smalls.

Vienna: You haven't changed at all, Johnny.
Johnny: What made you think I had?
Vienna: In five years, a person should learn something.
Johnny: Five years ago, I met you in a saloon; now I find you in one. I don't see much change.
Vienna: Except I *own* this one.

Johnny: There's nothin' like a good smoke and a cuppa' coffee. You know, some men got the craving for gold and silver. Others need lotsa' land, with herds of cattle. And then there's those that got the weakness for whiskey, and for women. When you boil it all down, what does a man really need? Just a smoke and a cup of coffee.
Marshal Williams: And who are you?
Johnny: The name, sir, is Johnny Guitar.
Dancin' Kid: [Scornfully] That's no name!
Johnny: [Cooly] Anybody care to change it?
Vienna: I hired you to play the guitar, not insult my customers.
Johnny: Well, if these are your customers, I'm not so sure I'll take this job.
Vienna: That's pretty strong talk for a man who doesn't wear a gun.

Johnny: [Mining crews are blasting up in the nearby hills, making the roads impassable] They're closing the pass. If you're thinking of running, it's a little late. I've got a hunch the posse will be droppin' in on ya' before night. Same people who paid you a visit yesterday, only they won't be the same. A posse isn't people. I've ridden with 'em, and I've ridden against 'em. A posse is an animal that moves like one and thinks like one.
Vienna: [Dismissively] They're men with itchy fingers and a coil of rope around their saddle horns, lookin' for somebody to hang. And after riding a few hours they don't care much WHO they hang. You haven't told me a thing I don't know.

Dancin' Kid: [Seeing, for the first time, Johnny Guitar wearing a gun, and not realizing who he really is] Well, look at Mr. Guitar! All dressed up and looking mighty dangerous.
Johnny: What did you want to tell me?
Dancin' Kid: [Mockingly, and completely unaware that Johnny Guitar is actually an extremely capable gunfighter] Oh, I'm too scared, now that you've gotta' gun.
Vienna: You better lay off him, Kid.
Dancin' Kid: I wouldn't hurt him.
Vienna: I wasn't thinking of *you* hurting *him.*
Dancin' Kid: Oh, you mean he might shoot himself in the leg, trying to draw?
[chuckles rudely]
Vienna: No... but if I were you, I wouldn't fool around with Johnny Logan.
Dancin' Kid: [Stunned] Are you... Johnny Logan?
Johnny: That's the name, friend.

Dancin' Kid: How'd Turkey take it? Hard?
Johnny: You ever know anyone to take a hangin' easy?