The Bounty Killer (1965)
Carole: He's sick.
Ridgeway: I know. I've seen this sickness before. It's an old familiar road. Hurt, revenge, hate... all gets twisted in the mind. First thing you know, the mind gets twisted like a hard, hard knot. If there isn't anybody to get it out, it just explodes.
Johnny Liam: Now, no offense, but... ah... fighting with your hands is a losing game.
[Johnny offers Willie a pistol]
Johnny Liam: And while you're at it, you learn how to use this and hang onto it. You can get by without a dime in your pocket, but without this iron, you're nothing.
Willie Duggans: Oh, it can't be as bad as you say.
Johnny Liam: Now, maybe where you come from the law comes in books, but in this country, a man carries it on his hip.
Johnny Liam: Something bothering you?
Willie Duggans: One minute he was alive and then he was dead. I've never seen a man killed before.
Johnny Liam: Everybody dies.
Willie Duggans: Don't you feel anything? He was a human being.
Johnny Liam: His kind doesn't deserve the name. I'd feel worse about killing a helpless animal.
Youth: Well, you can say what you want, but he's done more to clean up the territory in six months than any ten men wearing stars.
Townsman: I'm not arguing that. What I'm saying is that he's done more killing than most of the men he's gunned down.
Luther: He and his bunch are the worst cutthroats in this territory, and you got him Mr. Duggans! Now you can collect the bounty on him.
Willie Duggans: Bounty?
Luther: Seddon had a $250 price on his head.
Willie Duggans: $250? Not bad! But, ah, how do they grade men out here? Who fixes the price?
Luther: It depends on how much in demand their heads are, I reckon. The more you're wanted by the law, the higher the prices. It's like buying meat at the market, really. Except in here, it's the worst that gets the best price.
Willie Duggans: So I'm not good enough to come to meeting! Just because I'm a bounty hunter. You miserable bunch of hypocrites! Do you know why I'm a bounty hunter? Because you good people pay me to do it, that's why! You can't do your own dirty work, but you can't wait to spit on the man who does it for you!
Willie Duggans: You shouldn't be in a place like this. How long has it been?
Carole: Does it matter?
Willie Duggans: It matters to me.
Carole: I remember a preacher once said, 'Nobody goes to hell unless they really want to.' I ended up here because I really wanted to.
Willie Duggans: I don't think so. We live... and learn.
Carole: That's just it. I wanted to live. Then I died... a long time ago.