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Davy Crockett (Character)
from The Alamo (1960)

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The Alamo (2004)
David Crockett: It's amazing what a little harmony will do.

Davy Crockett: If it was just me, simple old David from Tennessee, I might drop over that wall some night, take my chances. But that Davy Crockett feller... they're all watchin' him.

David Crockett: [when it is suggested that he take command] No, I'm with you fellers, not above you.

Davy Crockett: [Davy Crockett stands before Santa Ana] Are you Santa Ana?
Davy Crockett: [Santa Ana nods his head] I thought he'd be taller.

Issac Millsaps: So, Davy, all your Indian fightin'... you ever get into a scrape like this?
Davy Crockett: I was never in but one real scrape in my life, fella.
Issac Millsaps: Yeah, but you was in the Red Stick war.
Davy Crockett: Yeah, it's true, I was in that. I sure was. I was just about your age when it broke out. The Creeks, uh, boxed up about 400 or 500 people at Fort Mims and, uh, massacred every one of 'em. 'Course this was big news around those parts, so I up and joined the volunteers. I did a little scoutin', but mostly I, I just fetched in venison for the cook fire, things of that nature. Well, we caught up with those redskins at Tallushatchee, surrounded the village, come in from all directions. Wasn't much of a fight, really. We just shot 'em down like dogs. Finally... what Injuns was left, they crowded into this little cabin. They wanted to surrender... but this squaw, she loosed an arrow and killed one of the fellas, and then we shot her, And then we set the cabin on fire. We could hear 'em screamin' for their gods in there. We smelled 'em burnin'. We'd had nary to eat but parched corn since October. And the next day, when we dug through the ashes, we found some potaters from the cellar. They'd been cooked by that grease that run off them Indians. And we ate till we nearly burst. Since then... you pass the taters and I pass 'em right back.

Davy Crockett: What are you sellin', Sam?
Sam Houston: Something a certain congressman might need in the future.
Davy Crockett: Are you sellin' rocking chairs, Sam?
Sam Houston: I'm selling Texas.
Davy Crockett: Now, what would I want with Norte Mexico?

Davy Crockett: [During the last battle] Micajah!
Micajah Autry: They've killed me, David.
Davy Crockett: I'm real sorry about all of this.

David Crockett: [Crockett is about to be executed by the Mexicans] You tell the general I'm willing to discuss the terms of surrender. You tell him; if he'll order his men to put down their weapons and line up, I'll take them to Sam Houston and I'll try my best to save most of them. That said; Sam's a mite twitchy, so no promises.

David Crockett: I wanna warn you all, I'm a screamer...
[screams as he is executed by Mexican soldiers]

William Travis: Their response?
James Bowie: Shit!
[throws down the note from Santa Ana]
James Bowie: Surrender at discretion... Buck.
William Travis: Perhaps, Colonel, they'll only execute the officers.
Crockett: I think we all just got promoted.

David Crockett: We're gonna need a lot more men.

James Bowie: [about Crockett's coonskin cap] What happened to your cap? Crawl away?
Davy Crockett: No, I only wear it when it's extra cold. The truth is, I only started wearing that thing... because of that fella in that play they did about me. People expect things.

Juan Seguin: Davy, you said you wanted to see him. There he is: The Napoleon of the West.
David Crockett: Which one?
Juan Seguin: [points to Santa Anna on a horse in the distance]
David Crockett: That's Santa Anna?
Juan Seguin: Yeah.
David Crockett: [Santa Anna shouts to move the cannons] He's quite the peacock, ain't he?
David Crockett: [takes aim with his rifle and shoots off Santa Anna's epaulette]
David Crockett: [laughs]
David Crockett: Wind kicked up.

David Crockett: [about his defeat in the Congressional election] I told them, 'You can go to Hell, I'm goin' to Texas!'

David Crockett: Excuse me, Colonel; we got quite a mare's nest out here. You might want to come out and see.
William Travis: I have to get these dispatches out while there is still time. You can help me place the men, colonel. You and your men will defend the palisade on the west wall.
David Crockett: By 'palisade', you mean that little bunch of sticks out there?
William Travis: Would you prefer another assignment?
David Crockett: Uh, no, no; that was the one I was gonna put in for.

David Crockett: That knife fight you got into, sand bar in Natchez. It was the one that got you written up. That all true?
James Bowie: You believe everything you read now?
David Crockett: I didn't read it, I heard it. And the way I heard it he put a swordcane and two shots in you.
James Bowie: I don't remember.
David Crockett: Figure ol' Sam will be here pretty soon. When he gets here we'll have a good ol' time.
James Bowie: It was there shots. Sword came through my lung and went through my hand, and then I cut his heart out. Those ain't bears out there. Do you understand that... Davy?

The Alamo (1960)
Davy Crockett: Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.

Davy Crockett: It was like I was empty. Well, I'm not empty anymore. That's what's important, to feel useful in this old world, to hit a lick against what's wrong for what's right even though you get walloped for saying that word. Now I may sound like a Bible beater yelling up a revival at a river crossing camp meeting, but that don't change the truth none. There's right and there's wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you're living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you're dead as a beaver hat.

Col. Davy Crockett: Step down off your high horse, Mister. Ya don't get lard less'n you boil a hog!

Col. Davy Crockett: Travis says Fannin's coming.
Jim Bowie: Travis says! I wouldn't take Travis' word that night's dark and day's light!

[the Alamo garrison is informed that no reinforcements are coming]
Jim Bowie: Well, that's it. I'm taking my men out of here now. Cutting through to the north. You coming?
Davy Crockett: Seems like the better part of valor.

Travis' man: Hey, Davy! Is it true that you and Mike Fink fought a three day fight on the Mississippi?
Davy Crockett: That's just an example of the tall tales folks tell about me! Me and Mike fought all right, but we quit at dark. It wouldn't of been the third day until the next morning!
[laughs and rides off]

Graciela Carmela Maria 'Flaca' de Lopez y Vejar: Crockett? You are the famous Davy Crockett?
Col. Davy Crockett: Well, I'm Crockett. They named me Davy after an uncle that didn't leave Pa the farm after all.

Jethro: [greeting Davy Crockett] Morning, Colonel, He's still sleeping.
Davy Crockett: [grins] I'll take care of that, Jethro.
[kicks open door, throws bucket of water on Jim Bowie]

"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Davy Crockett Goes to Congress (#1.14)" (1955)
[explaining to Andrew Jackson what would happen if he is elected to Congress]
Davy Crockett: I wouldn't be takin' orders from you, General. I'd be takin' 'em from them that elected me.

Davy Crockett: Expansion ain't no excuse for persecutin' a whole part of our people because their skin is red and they're uneducated in our ways.

Davy Crockett: We got a responsibility to this strappin', fun-lovin', britches-bustin' young b'ar cub of a country... to help it grow into the kind of nation the Good Lord meant it to be.

[first speech in Congress]
Davy Crockett: I'm Davy Crockett, fresh from the backwoods. I'm half horse, half alligator and a little touched with snappin' turtle. I got the fastest horse, the prettiest sister, the surest rifle and the ugliest dog in Tennessee. My father can lick any man in Kentucky, and I can lick my father. I can hug a bear too close for comfort and lick any man alive opposed to Andy Jackson. Now some Congressmen take a lot of pride in sayin' a lot about nothin', like I'm doin' right now... Others don't do nothin' for their pay but just listen day in and day out. I wish I may be shot if I don't do more than listen.

"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter (#1.8)" (1954)
Davy Crockett: Turn my friend loose and lay down your arms. Join the other chiefs in the treaty. Do that and I promise the government will let go back and let you live in peace on your own lands.
Redstick: Promise is no good. White government lie!
Davy Crockett: Davy Crockett don't lie. Here's my hand on it.
Redstick: I believe. We go home. We make peace.

The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Davy Crockett: What did he say, Colonel?
Lt. Col. Travis: He just said if we don't walk out of here right now with our hands in the air, we won't walk out at all.
Billings: What are you going to tell him, sir?
Lt. Col. Travis: Is this cannon loaded?