Hogy: I got me a way of life that just suits me to a 'T'. There ain't no place else that I'd want ta be. An' do you know what it cost me? Just the years that I've put into it and the few that I've got left ta put in. That ain't much of a price to pay considerin' what I got back in return. An' let me tell you somethin', mister. Here's where I belong, an' you couldn't buy me one thing if you spent every last million that you own.
Paul Leland: Why are you guys pushin' yourselves so hard?
Hogy: 'Cause there's a need for it, that's why. You think I took this job just for the dollar a day? No, sir! See them cattle yonder. Them cows all belong to some people that I call friends. It's been a tough year in the cattle business an' if we don't get this herd to Seattle before them California cattle hit the market, there's a lot of them people that's gonna go under. That's why men and time are important.