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Quotes for
Clay Boone (Character)
from Cat Ballou (1965)

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Cat Ballou (1965)
[after a drunken Kid Sheleen shoots at a target on the barn]
Clay Boone: He did it! He missed the barn!

Clay Boone: I've never seen a man get through a day so fast.

Clay Boone: We can't hold up the train.
Cat: Why not?
Clay Boone: Lots of reasons.
Cat: Name 'em.
Clay Boone: We're rustlers, not train robbers.
Cat: Well, if people didn't try something new, there wouldn't be hardly any progress at all.

Clay Boone: What's your name, so I can vote for you in the next election?

Jed: Ma'am, I can understand your objection to rustlin' - a girl with your background and gentle upbringing - but it's the only way we can raise money.
Cat: No it's not.
Clay Boone: Well, what do you think we ought to do that's fittin' and proper?
Cat: Rob a train.

Clay Boone: I think we'll go to St. Louis.
Cat: St. Louis?
Clay Boone: Yeah, St. Louis! City on the Missouri, railhead of the Santa Fe, jump off for the Oregon Trail - producers of beef, beer, shoes and, ah, good times.

[Jackson slugs Clay]
Clay Boone: Well, what was that for?
Jackson Two-Bears: Well, everyone else was doin' it. I got the right to share in the fun without regard to race, creed or color according to the Fourteenth Amendment.

Cat: I thought you were lying.
Clay Boone: You mean I wasn't?

Cat: What are you doing here?
Clay Boone: Looking for you.
Cat: But you're an outlaw.
Clay Boone: Sure am! Got a price on my head!
Cat: Shh...
Clay Boone: Twenty five dollars for Jed, thirty five dollars for me. Ha ha!
Jed: I want to thank you ma'am for all your help with my nephew and I.

Cat: Stay here with us. There's somebody trying to kill my father.
Jed: No.
Clay Boone: Jed...
Cat: Jed.
Jed: We'll stay, ma'am, it'll be our pleasure to do what we can.
Cat: We don't need him them.
Clay Boone: I think you do. My Uncle here ain't never shot at a man. It's against his principles.
Cat: Is that true?
Jed: Oh yes, ma'am, that's true. Neither has he.
Clay Boone: But we'll stay and do what we can. As long as there ain't no trouble.

Jed: Hold on. ma'am.
Clay Boone: Listen, Miss Ballou.

Clay Boone: Come on, jump.
Jed: Jump?
Clay Boone: Jump!

Clay Boone: Hit him! Hit him! Hit him!