Bret Maverick: As my old pappy used to say, work is fine for killin' time, but it's a shaky way to make a living.
Bret Maverick: Never cry over spilt milk. It could've been whiskey.
Bret Maverick: As my old pappy used to say, you can be a gentleman and still not forget all you know about self-defense.
Bret Maverick: As my old pappy used to say, a man does what he has to do - if he can't get out of it.
Bret: Waco, I've never seen a man do so many things wrong. Have you ever been in a gulf hurricane?
Waco Williams: Nope.
Bret: Well, it's the big pine trees and the thick oak trees that get uprooted first. The palm trees are smart - they give with the wind.
Waco Williams: That sounds like pretty good advice for trees.
Bret: They live a long time.
Bret: My Pappy always said, "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero dies but one." A thousand to one is pretty good odds.
Bret Maverick: As my old pappy used to say, if at first you don't succeed, try something else.
Pappy Maverick: A man does what he has to do - if he can't get out of it.
Pappy Maverick: Son, hard work never hurt anyone - who didn't do it.
Bret Maverick: Jed, only one man in a hundred plays poker by the odds. Luck's only important when you sit down with men who play as tight as you do. When I find that out I quit. It's *gambling*.
Bret Maverick: Cole, as my old pappy always taught me, the only time you ever quit when you're winnin' is after you've won it all.
Bart Maverick: As my pappy used to say, "Son, the best time to get lucky is when the other man's dealin'."
Beauregard 'Pappy' Maverick: Son, as my old pappy used to say, if you're ever served a rare steak that is intended for someone else, don't bother with ethical details - eat as much as you can before the mistake is discovered.