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Raylan Givens (Character)
from "Justified" (2010)

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"Justified: The Collection (#1.6)" (2010)
Ava Crowder: You're tarnished with the dark stain of D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
Raylan Givens: My marriage ended a little more amicably than yours.

Art Mullen: Well, be smart, then.
Raylan Givens: Let me tell you something, there are other things than smart.
Art Mullen: Yeah, those are not smart.

Raylan Givens: I once met a man who made model reconstructions of famous aviation disasters.
Art Mullen: Hmph.
Raylan Givens: Tenerife. Sioux City. Lockerbie. Scaled down fusilages blackened and torn. Little engines and furrowed earth. I don't know. I figure people are entitled to their hobbies and I'm entitled to think those people are creepy. No offense Karl.
Karl Hanselman: Next time you're in Cincinnati, come by the gallery. I think you'll be quite surprised.
Raylan Givens: Honestly, I think I'd rather stick my dick in a blender.
Art Mullen: That might solve a few problems.

Art Mullen: Are you cold standin out here?
Raylan Givens: Not really, why?
Art Mullen: Cause I can't keep from starin at yer nipples!

Raylan Givens: He
[Johnny Crowder]
Raylan Givens: gave me a little heads-up, asked me to pass it on to you: Bo's getting his release soon. *Johnny* thought you might want to get out of Kentucky.
Ava Crowder: It's gonna take more than that to get *me* gone.
Raylan Givens: Ava...
Ava Crowder: Since I was nineteen years old, I always dreamed, if I saved enough money, I'd move to Lexington. Raylan, you probably don't remember what a relief it is to walk around every day and all you see is *strangers*. Now I can walk into a store - or a coffee shop - nobody knows anything about me! Or my family! Or if I sleep in a nightie or buck naked!
Raylan Givens: Well, I can answer that last one.
Ava Crowder: At any rate, I ain't leaving, Bo Crowder notwithstanding.

Ava Crowder: You're tarnished with the dark stain of D-I-V-O-R-C-E.
Raylan Givens: My marriage ended a little bit more amicably than yours.
Ava Crowder: Funny, why did your marriage end?
Raylan Givens: It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Karl Hanselman: Next time you're in Cincinnati, come by the gallery. I'll show you my collection. I think you'll be quite surprised.
Raylan Givens: Honestly, I'd rather stick my d**k in a blender.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well, that would solve a few problems.

Raylan Givens: Honestly, I think I'd rather stick my dick in a blender.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well that might solve a few problems.

Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Don't like rich people much, huh Raylan?
Raylan Givens: Nobody likes rich people Art.

Winona Hawkins: Do you think I give a shit about money?
Raylan Givens: Everybody gives a shit about money.

Raylan Givens: I hope I didn't take you away from anything.
Boyd Crowder: Well I was this close to bringing a sinner to Jesus and now he is consigned to eternal damnation. I hope that you're happy.


"Justified: Bulletville (#1.13)" (2010)
Boyd Crowder: Where you going?
Raylan Givens: I'm going after the young lady with the automatic weapon.
Boyd Crowder: I'll get her.
Raylan Givens: What are you gonna do after you get her?
Boyd Crowder: I ain't quite figured that out yet. Are you gonna shoot to stop me?
Raylan Givens: Maybe.
Boyd Crowder: I'm pretty sure you're empty.
Raylan Givens: You gonna bet your life on that?
Boyd Crowder: No Raylan, I'm gonna bet my life on you being the only friend I have left in this world.

Chief Deputy Art Mullen: [talking about Boyd Crowder] Maybe he's become some kind of vigilante.
Raylan Givens: Hmmmm, maybe he's Batman.

Raylan Givens: You didn't happen to bring your rocket launcher, did you?
Boyd Crowder: I didn't think to pack one.

Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Someone in Harlan is going into the meth business in a big way.
Raylan Givens: Or the folks in Harlan are really, really congested.

Chief Deputy Art Mullen: [referring to Boyd Crowder] Maybe he's become some vigilante.
Raylan Givens: Hmmm, maybe he's Batman.

Raylan Givens: I'm going to need an ambulance, and a coroner.

Raylan Givens: I'm Raylan Givens!
Boyd Crowder: No, I'm Raylan Givens!
Raylan Givens: Are you trying to be funny?
Boyd Crowder: A little.


"Justified: Veterans (#1.11)" (2010)
Tim Gutterson: No admission, huh? Did you try flirting?
Raylan Givens: He was immune to my charms.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Said "heroes only".
Tim Gutterson: Oh, ok. You show them your ass wound?
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well, I didn't think it was that kind of evening.
Tim Gutterson: Evening soldier. Uh, I didn't bring my cape. I'm guessing this will suffice.
[shows military ID]

Raylan Givens: Sometimes, we have to make deals with lowlifes because we have our sights set on life forms even somehow lower on the ladder of lowlife than they.

Raylan Givens: Now Arlo, use your words.

Boyd Crowder: Could you ask your friends to be a little more gentle with our belongings?
Raylan Givens: Well, I could, but they're looking for a witness to murder, so I don't think they'll listen.

Raylan Givens: I need to convince her to get out of Kentucky.
Winona Hawkins: And you think dumping her, handcuffed, at you ex-wife's house is going to do the trick?

Dewey Crowe: You might strike out the shepherd, but us sheep, we won't never get struck out... or scattered.
Raylan Givens: [incredulously] Or words to that effect.


"Justified: Hatless (#1.9)" (2010)
Winona Hawkins: You're a little old to be fighting, aren't you?
Raylan Givens: Certainly too old to be losin'.

Winona Hawkins: Thank you, Raylan. You're a good man.
Raylan Givens: Not good enough.

Winona Hawkins: You're a little old to be fighting, aren't you?
Raylan Givens: Certainly too old to be losing.

Raylan Givens: You're gonna bob and weave out of the path of a bullet? That I'd like to see.

Raylan Givens: I shot people I like more for less.

Raylan Givens: That's a 10-gallon hat on a 20-gallon head.


"Justified: Blowback (#1.8)" (2010)
Ava Crowder: Who's going to bug me anyway when I've got the A number one gunfighter in the whole US Marshals service watching my back?
Raylan Givens: Watching every part of you.

Cal Wallace: Oh you gonna shoot me through a closed door on quick draw? There ain't nobody that good.
Raylan Givens: If it was easy anybody could do it.

ADA David Vasquez: Well, you were right about Owen Carnes not offing himself.
Raylan Givens: Well, it didn't take a genius to read that one.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Obviously.
Raylan Givens: These boys with you?
ADA David Vasquez: Sorry ?
Raylan Givens: I thought maybe you decided to skip over your inquiry, haul me straight off to the clink.
ADA David Vasquez: I didn't think of that. What an idiot I am. No, this is another headache we got.

Raylan Givens: I think the bourbon sealed it.
ADA David Vasquez: You must be glad to finally find a professional use for your office bottle, huh, Chief ?
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well, I don't know what you're talking about. I was just as surprised to find that in here as anybody else.
ADA David Vasquez: It was probably the cleaning staff that left it.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Yeah. Teenagers.
Raylan Givens: Hopped-up kids on a joyride to hell.


"Justified: Fire in the Hole (#1.1)" (2010)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: [Crowe is pointing a shotgun at Givens] Mr. Crowe, I want you to know that I only draw my sidearm when I intend to shoot to kill.
Dewey Crowe: Man, I am pointing a scattergun right at you!
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You think you can rack in a load before I put a hole through you?

Boyd Crowder: Deputy Marshall Raylan Givens, would you shoot me if you had the chance?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Art Mullen: Tell me about the shooting.
Raylan Givens: It was justified.

Raylan Givens: [in response to questions about the shooting in Miami, repeated line] He pulled first; I's justified.


"Justified: Riverbrook (#1.2)" (2010)
Ava Crowder: Can't we just put on a little music and dance?
Raylan Givens: Do you know why the Pentecostals don't have sex standing up? Could lead to dancing.

Raylan Givens: If you're going to talk, I'll put you in the trunk and drive myself.
Dewey Crowe: I can't drive handcuffed to the damned steering wheel!
Raylan Givens: You'll get the hang of it.

Raylan Givens: How can you tell there's a bad drummer at your door? Knock speeds up.


"Justified: Blind Spot (#1.7)" (2010)
Art Mullen: Just what part of being under investigation confuses you, Raylan?
Raylan Givens: So many things confuse me, Art.
Art Mullen: Do you think we're going to banter here? Cause we're not.

Boyd Crowder: What brings you to my house?
Raylan Givens: Oh, this is your house now?
Boyd Crowder: Why, yes, prison is my home.


"Justified: The Life Inside (#2.2)" (2011)
Boyd Crowder: I'm surprised he hasn't transferred you, all the trouble you've drawn.
Raylan Givens: Oh, you think I draw it?
Boyd Crowder: Oh, you think you don't?

Raylan Givens: Jess, you ever hear of a spot snipers call "the apricot"? It's where the brain stem meets the spine. Hit a fella there, he ain't gonna pull no trigger. It's just
[clacks tongue]
Raylan Givens: lights out.
Jess Timmons: Oh, what, you're tellin' me you're that good?
Raylan Givens: Me?
[shakes head, then indicates Gutterson]
Jess Timmons: Really. This is how this is going to go down -
[Gutterson shoots him in "the apricot"]


"Justified: Slaughterhouse (#3.13)" (2012)
Winona Hawkins: Why did Art think you'd be upset?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: I think it was why Arlo shot Bergen.
Winona Hawkins: Which was?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: He didn't know it was a state trooper. He just saw a man in a hat, pointing a gun at Boyd.
Winona Hawkins: A man in a hat?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Yeah.
[He puts on his hat and exits]

Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You know what they're saying at the office? I dis-armed him.
Winona Hawkins: Pretty good.


"Justified: Get Drew (#4.10)" (2013)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks: I can deal with your aloofness. It's annoying, but I let it slide because you get your job done and you're easy on the eyes. I can even deal with the fact that if you catch Drew Thompson, you might even be my boss. But if you don't get in the car right now, I swear to God I'm going to start singing show tunes.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Promise?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks: Don't mess with me right now, Raylan.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen: First thing we're going to do is we're gonna acknowledge that this guy's awesome.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks: What?
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen: I mean, he shoots Theo Tonin, fakes his own death in a spectacular fashion, pushes a guy out of an airplane while he's flying it, parachutes into Harlan County with enough coke and cash to jump-start the economy of a small country, and then he has the balls to get a job in law enforcement, not once but two times! He spends a couple of days riding around with you
[points at Raylan]
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen: while you're looking for him, and now he's run off with a hooker that's half his age. That's some bad-ass shit.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: It's pretty bad-ass.
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen: Yes, it is. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You gonna let those guys
[indicates state troopers]
Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen: be the ones, or are we gonna be the ones that take that badass?


"Justified: Harlan Roulette (#3.3)" (2012)
Raylan Givens: I think the question you should ask is whether I care if you ride out of here cuffed in the back of my car or get carried out of here in a coroner's bag. The answer is me and dead owls don't give a hoot.

Raylan Givens: I'm thinking of buying a house.
Glen Fogle: Really? What neighborhood?
Raylan Givens: The greater Lexington area of kiss my ass.


"Justified: Ghosts (#4.13)" (2013)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: That guy you shot... You good?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson: He called it.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Well, if you need someone to talk to...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson: [in chorus with Givens] I got Rachel.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You got Rachel.

Boyd Crowder: I count four to one. That hardly seems fair.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Which way do you mean?


"Justified: Decoy (#4.11)" (2013)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Drewbaca, huh?
Constable Bob Sweeney: Yeah, it just came right out.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Rachel Brooks: What happened?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: What happened is Bob's a tough son of a bitch.


"Justified: Fixer (#1.3)" (2010)
Art Mullen: You know, Raylan, you're going to have a weeks paid leave coming up 'cause of the investigation. That's going to be a very restful time.
Raylan Givens: Seriously, I'm fine.
Art Mullen: I meant restful for me.

Raylan Givens: Miami's a sunny place full of shady people.


"Justified: The Gunfighter (#3.1)" (2012)
Raylan Givens: I can't talk to Duffy.
Tim Gutterson: Sure you can.
Raylan Givens: No, I can't.
Tim Gutterson: Why not.
Raylan Givens: The last time I saw him, I said our next conversation wasn't going to be a conversation.
Tim Gutterson: Well, this is a different conversation.

Wynn Duffy: I can only imagine how frustrating this must be for you, Raylan. It'd be so much easier to just beat a confession out of me, wouldn't it ?
Raylan Givens: That's still an option.
Wynn Duffy: As a matter of fact, as I recall, last time we met, you told me next conversation we had wasn't gonna be aconversation.
Raylan Givens: This is a different conversation.


"Justified: The Devil You Know (#3.4)" (2012)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: [after Rachel says she went to Ole Miss] I believe Ole Miss has the best-lookin' girls of any college in the country - even Vanderbilt.


"Justified: Full Commitment (#2.11)" (2011)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson: "Well, I'm here to keep you alive, not help you shop."
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: I ain't askin' for your hel...
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson: It's from the movie. She asks Costner to hand her her jacket.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Well, you start singing that song, I'm gonna make a run for it right now.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Gutterson: Well, I'd do the Dolly Parton version.


"Justified: Measures (#3.11)" (2012)
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Listen, Lindsey...
Lindsey Salazar: Stop.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You don't even know what I'm going to say.
Lindsey Salazar: I think you're going to apologize again for not giving me a full accounting of every second of your life before you heartlessly accepted the gift of my feminine virtue.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Oh. If you put it that way I guess I don't owe you an apology.
Lindsey Salazar: First time you came in here I knew you were going through something. To tell you the truth I feel a little bad about taking advantage of you.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Really!
Lindsey Salazar: I mean, not so bad that I don't plan on doing it again.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Listen, Lindsey...
Lindsey Salazar: You said that already.


"Justified: The Lord of War and Thunder (#1.5)" (2010)
Raylan Givens: Why can't you bail him out?
Helen Givens: Those are the first words out of your mouth?
Raylan Givens: I'm sorry, I'll start again. I see you're still smoking.


"Justified: Dark as a Dungeon (#6.8)" (2015)
Ty Walker: This is bullshit! You shot me in the back!
Raylan Givens: If you wanted me to shoot you in the front, you shoulda run towards me.


"Justified: The Hammer (#1.10)" (2010)
Ava Crowder: Didn't the district attorney order you to stay away from Boyd?
Raylan Givens: It was more of a suggestion.


"Justified: The Kids Aren't All Right (#5.2)" (2014)
Raylan Givens: You the type of fellow that walks under a flock of birds and is surprised when he ends up with shit on his face?


"Justified: The I of the Storm (#2.3)" (2011)
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: [talking about who Raylan was with at the bar last night] I think I would remember if it was me.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: You done?
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Unless, of course, you roofied me. Did you roofie me, Raylan.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: Good-bye Art.


"Justified: For Blood or Money (#2.4)" (2011)
Rachel Brooks: When I was Nick's age, before my father's cancer, I thought we were the Cosbys. My parents had good jobs, there was a feast on the table after church on Sundays. Shawnee and I would ride our huffys around the neighborhood. We had good hair, and made straight A's. Except, as my mother reminds me, that wasn't reality. The jobs weren't all that good, and my father was never a happy man even before he got sick. And Shawnee was smoking pot at 9 and running away to smoke heroin at 15.
Raylan Givens: I never bore any illusions that my family was the Cosbys.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: You're family wasn't funny.
Tim Gutterson: At least you got to shoot your father. Mine had the nerve to die before I got back from Basic with skills and a loaded weapon.
Raylan Givens: You didn't miss much. I thought it was gonna be way more fun than it was.


"Justified: Bloody Harlan (#2.13)" (2011)
Raylan Givens: Okay, the police are gone. I saw you talkin' to the officer, duckin' his eyes. Whatever you felt like you couldn't say in their presence, now you can.
Glen Percy: Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about.
Raylan Givens: Stop. Glen, I don't want you to speak anymore. 'Cause once you start lyin' to me, there's going to be a river between us with no bridge to cross. Do you understand what I'm sayin'? Nod if you do.
Glen Percy: [nods]
Raylan Givens: Okay, good. Start again.


"Justified: The Moonshine War (#2.1)" (2011)
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Well you know what happens now, don't you? We get legions of AUSAs all up in our ass.
[Motions towards his door before turning towards his safe]
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Tim! We're going to do the gun thing.
Tim Gutterson: Relinquishing a firearm can be a very emotional moment, and there always must be another deputy in attendance. Add in some premium alcohol, what could possibly go wrong?
Raylan Givens: [Sliding his gun into the envelope offered by Art] Thank you.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: Uh huh.
Tim Gutterson: [They toast and knock back their bourbon] What you gonna get next?
Raylan Givens: Probably the same thing.
Chief Deputy Art Mullen: You should think about an Uzi.


"Justified: Thick as Mud (#3.5)" (2012)
Raylan Givens: Honey, if I started arresting people for committing adultery, I'd never make it home for supper.


"Justified: Loose Ends (#3.9)" (2012)
Raylan Givens: Social awkwardness is often the curse of genius.


"Justified: Watching the Detectives (#3.8)" (2012)
Raylan Givens: He's got the ice-cold remorseless bottled-blonde shit-bag killer doing scut work.
Wynn Duffy: Deputy, are you accusing me of being a fake blonde? Because if you need me to prove it to you I might be inclined to break you over that step-ladder, ride you down like a teaser-pony and paint this room an entirely different color.


Pronto (1997) (TV)
Raylan Givens: I'm gonna give you twenty-four hours to get out of this county. That means you have, oh, until two-fifteen tomorrow afternoon. If I see you around here after that, I won't hesitate to shoot you on sight. You got any questions?
Tommy 'the Zip' Bucks: The fuck you talkin' about?
Raylan Givens: That's your question?