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: I do not fear a skunk. I simply do not care for its odor.
: [Rooster is getting ready to take a swig of whiskey
] Reuben, have you ever seen an enlarged picture of a drunkard's liver? Rooster Cogburn
: Damnation! Even in her sleep.
[Hits head on bottom of wagon
] Rooster Cogburn
] Rooster Cogburn
: Good night, Ms. Goodnight! Eula Goodnight
] Good night, Reuben.
: Just to whom do you think you are talking, Mr. Marshall? Rooster Cogburn
: You is to whom I think I am talking, Ma'am. Eula Goodnight
: It's true that you are larger than me... but only physically. Rooster Cogburn
: In this case, my dear lady, that is enough. Eula Goodnight
: Do you mean to tell me that you are prepared to use brute force? Rooster Cogburn
: That is exactly what I mean. Eula Goodnight
: That shows you know more about the Lord and His Good Book than you know about men! Eula Goodnight
: That's my good fortune. I know enough about men to steer clear of them.
: [the Gatling gun falls in the river
] The gun. The gun, Reuben! We've lost the gun! Rooster Cogburn
: Well, now, sister, just what the hell can I do about it?
: How old are you? Eula Goodnight
: Shall we say it has already struck midnight?
] Eula Goodnight
: Reuben, I have to say it. Livin' with you has been an adventure any woman would relish for the rest o' time. I look at cha, with your burned out face and your big belly and your bear-like paws and your shining eye, and I have to say you're a credit to the whole male sex, and I'm proud to have ya for my friend. Rooster Cogburn
: I'll be damned if she didn't get the last word in again. Well...
: Well, out in the territory, we prize a dead shot more'n we do a lady's charms. Eula Goodnight
: Then I've come to the right place, haven't I? You mean the men in the West do not mind if their women outshoot and outsmart them? Rooster Cogburn
: If they're quiet about it. No, here we value a spirited woman almost as much as we do a spirited horse.
: Say, uh, there's one thing I would like to get straight. Eula Goodnight
: Hmm. Rooster Cogburn
: We both know that the Lord brands lyin' a sin. You think He'll still smile on you after them whoppers you told in there? Eula Goodnight
: And if thy words stray from the truth for the good of God's own, if thy intent be pure, thou shall not then be judged sinful. Rooster Cogburn
: Beautiful quotation. What book? What chapter? Eula Goodnight
: I will confess, Reuben, it is of my own invention, I just made it up.
: [referring to her bible quotation
] I will confess, Reuben, it is of my own invention. I just made it up! Rooster Cogburn
: Hallelujah and jubilee, that is one quotation I will remember! Eula Goodnight
: And will you remember us, too, Reuben? Rooster Cogburn
: Longer than I'll remember that quotation, Miss Eula.
: Do you know anything about rafts? There's rough water down river. Rooster Cogburn
: I can ride. Can't be much different. McCoy
: You ain't no sailor. I can see that. Water is like a woman: sly and fickle. You gotta watch it every minute. Rooster Cogburn
: You a sailor? McCoy
: I was once. Shanghai McCoy's my name. Been around the Horn, sailed the seven seas, seen everything, done everything, that's how I know people are rotten. I've seen 'em all. Eula Goodnight
: You're wrong, old man. We're made in God's image, and goodness is in us. Even in you. McCoy
: Amazing! I never took you for a Bible-thumper. Rooster Cogburn
: Hold it. She is what she is 'cause she wants to be. That's the way you take her. Like me. McCoy
: You're wastin' your time preachin'. You too, Sister. I'm a ship that can't be salvaged.
: [as Rooster first arrives at the mission
] You're too late, lawman. Rooster Cogburn
: Too late to stop 'em, but not too late to hang 'em.