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"Lonesome Dove" On the Trail (TV Episode 1989) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(1989)

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Woodrow F. Call: The best thing you can do for death is ride off from it.

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Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: You've got a long time to live. And you don't want this thing dragging you back.

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Janey: [to Joe] You ever ate a frog?

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Monkey John: [Blue Duck has shot an Indian that disagreed with him] Life is cheap up here on the Canadian.

Blue Duck: It's apt to get a lot cheaper. Let's gamble.

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Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: [riding into San Antonio seeing hundreds of people] There's durn people makin' towns everywhere. And it's our fault, too.

Woodrow F. Call: Our fault?

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: Well, we chased out the Indians, didn't we? Hung all the good bandits. Did it ever occur to you that everything we done was a mistake? You and me done our work too well, Woodrow. Hell, we killed off all the people that made this country interesting to begin with, didn't we?

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Woodrow F. Call: You're lucky they didn't through you in jail.

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: Well, it ain't much of a crime whackin' a surely bartender. I guess they may have forgot us though.

Woodrow F. Call: Why wouldn't they forget us? We haven't been around here in years.

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: No, the reason is we never got killed, that's why they forgot us.

Woodrow F. Call: That is a dang foolish thing to say.

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: No it ain't. If a thousand Comanches had cornered us in a gutter somewhere and wiped us out, like the Soo just done Custer, why they'd remember us sure. Hell, they'd be writin' songs about us for a hindered years.

Woodrow F. Call: Now there weren't ever a thousand Comanches in the whole world, and you know it.

Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: Well that ain't the point, Woodrow!

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Augustus 'Gus' McCrae: If you want only one thing too much, it's likely to turn out a disappointment. Now the only healthy way to live, as I see it, is to learn to like all the little every day things.

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Cowboy: [about Gus] I keep expecting to hear him talk. When he ain't here, my ears start to get empty.

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