China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Matthew Sebanek: You ain't gonna last long, son. There ain't no soft-hearted gunfighters.
Matthew Sebanek: I think he's come to kill me, Catherine. Hired by the railroad, I imagine.
Catherine Severnack: Why are you letting him stay?
Matthew Sebanek: Because when he's ready, it ain't gonna do no good to hide.
Clayton Drumm: Who will they send to get me? You?
Matthew Sebanek: No. Probably just some ordinary man whose morals wouldn't keep him from shooting you in the back.
Catherine Severnack: I killed my husband. He found out and started beating me. He was gonna come after you. I didn't mean to kill him.
Clayton Drumm: A man's life for a moment's weakness. It doesn't seem like a fair exchange.
Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist: I bring the west to the east. People say I write lies, but the truth is... it's dead... in a year or less.
Clayton Drumm: What do you want?
Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist: To buy a little legend... the touch of pulchritude for the people back east... a piece of the American west they can believe in.
Clayton Drumm: You mean lie to them?
Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist: Of course. The lies they need - we all need.
Clayton Drumm: My life is not for sale.
Wilbur Olsen, Dime Novelist: Nonsense! It's only a question of who pays and when.
Gallows Observer: Pretty sight, no more Japanese.
Clayton Drumm: How 'bout my drink now?
Prison guard: You know what you're gonna be tomorrow, grease ball? A big hunk 'o dead meat, and little headline.
Clayton Drumm: That's better than a big bag of shit every day.