Mattie Appleyard: God uses the good ones. The bad ones use God.
Mattie Appleyard: God uses the good ones and the bad ones use God.
Homer Grindstaff: Is this your way of stickin' up a bank?
Mattie Appleyard: Nope. No. No, I'm not a bank robber. I'm just an American that's come into a bank to cash a check.
Homer Grindstaff: I'll see you in hell, first!
Mattie Appleyard: Well that's very possible, Mr. Grindstaff. Very possible, indeed. And sooner than you think if you don't get me my money right quick!
Lee Cottrill: Mattie talked about dynamite all the time, but I never listened!
Cleo: She died doing what my Ma did... what her Ma did. We been puttin' out for soldiers since 1776.
Mattie Appleyard: [removing his glass eye] If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out.