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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...

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Rooster Cogburn: 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.

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Hawk: You ain't got the know how to use it.

[gatling gun]

Rooster Cogburn: [Eula Goodnight fires off a burst] Ain't that the way it works, Hawk?

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Eula Goodnight: I do not fear a skunk. I simply do not care for its odor.

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Rooster Cogburn: It's payday, boys, come and get it!

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Eula Goodnight: [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: Ow!

[shouts]

Rooster Cogburn: Good night, Ms. Goodnight!

Eula Goodnight: [Whispers] Good night, Reuben.

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Eula Goodnight: 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: [pause] Oh.

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Rooster Cogburn: [Eula has gone to a creek to wash up] Watch yourself, sister! Everything in these woods'll either bite ya, stab ya or stick ya!

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Rooster Cogburn: 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.

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Rooster Cogburn: [to judge] You seem to forget, Judge. You hung up my guns today.

Rooster Cogburn: [walks away] I am retired, relieved, and rejoicing.

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Rooster Cogburn: You can't lock up a man's whiskey!

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[first lines]

Rooster Cogburn: It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...

[gunshots]

Rooster Cogburn: You bastard! You - bastard!

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Eula Goodnight: [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?

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Rooster Cogburn: Damn your murderin' hides! Meet your maker!

[starts shooting]

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Rooster Cogburn: [his deputy is shot] You bastard!

[proceeds to kill all]

Rooster Cogburn: You bastards!

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Rooster Cogburn: [to judge] I was proud to tell my deputy's wife that I shot his killers!

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Rooster Cogburn: How old are you?

Eula Goodnight: Shall we say it has already struck midnight?

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Rooster Cogburn: 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.

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Rooster Cogburn: [to Eula Goodnight] Being around you pleases me.

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Rooster Cogburn: Ma'am, I don't know much about thoroughbreds - horses or women! Them that I did know, I never liked. They're too nervous and spooky; they scare me. But you're one high-bred filly that don't. 'Course, I don't know what you're talking about half the time!

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Eula Goodnight: [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.

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Rooster Cogburn: I ain't had a drink since breakfast, and the only time I wear this coat's in your courtroom. Was always good enough when you needed what was in it!

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Rooster Cogburn: You ain't very hospitable.

McCoy: I ain't got an ounce of goodwill in me, and that's a fact. I hate everybody. I'm a cantankerous old man, and I know it. I like myself better'n anyone I ever met, that's how come I took this job - to be alone with me!

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McCoy: 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.

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McCoy: You're shippin' out with a strange crew, captain.

Rooster Cogburn: I'll match their mettle against most.

McCoy: I'm glad it's your ship, not mine. Women can no more keep their mouths shut than a yellow-tailed catfish.

Rooster Cogburn: [pats McCoy's stomach] Got to agree with you there.

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