True Grit Quotes

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    1. Mattie Ross: They tell me you're a man with true grit.
    – Submitted by Paula W (3 months ago)
    1. Colonel Stonehill: I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexin' enough.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: I always go backwards when I'm backin' up.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: We'll sleep here and follow in the mornin'.
    2. Mattie Ross: But we promised to bury the poor soul inside.
    3. Rooster Cogburn: Ground's too hard. If some men wanted a decent burial, they should have gotten themselves killed in summer.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: You could not hit a man at three hundred yards, if your gun was restin' on Gibraltar.
    2. LaBoeuf: The Sharps's carbine is an instrument of uncanny power and precision.
    3. Rooster Cogburn: I have no doubt that the gun is sound.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: I can do nothin' for you, son.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: He is gettin' away
    2. Rooster Cogburn: Who's gettin' away, sis?
    3. Mattie Ross: Chaney.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. LaBoeuf: I thought you were gonna say that the sun was in your eyes. This is who is gonna say, your eye.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: You must pay for everything in this world, one way or another. There is nothin' free except the grace of God.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (13 months ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: We have no rodeo clowns in Yell County.
    – Submitted by Paul B (22 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: The Jake's is occupied, and will be for quite some time.
    – Submitted by Paul B (22 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: If he is not in a shallow grave somewhere between here and Fort Smith he is gone. Long gone! Thanks to Mr. LaBeouf, we have missed our shot. He barked and the birds have flown. Gone. Gone. Gone! Lucky Ned and his cohort gone. Your fifty dollars gone. Gone the whiskey - seized in evidence. The trail is cold, if there ever was one. I'm a foolish old man who's been drawn into a wild goose chase by a harpy in trouser and a nincompoop. Mr. LaBeouf, he can wonder the Choctaw Nation for as long as he likes. Perhaps the local In'jins will take him in and honor his jibberings by making him chief. You, sister, may go where you like. Our engagement is terminated. I bow out.
    – Submitted by Jim C (23 months ago)
    1. Colonel Stonehill: I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world itself is vexing enough.
    – Submitted by Jim C (23 months ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: I always go backwards when I'm backing up.
    – Submitted by Jim C (23 months ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: And for your reference, next time you write 'it would be futile to follow me', it ain't spelled 'f-u-d-d-l-e'.
    – Submitted by Mike J (23 months ago)
    1. Undertaker: Is that the man?
    2. Mattie Ross: That is my father.
    3. Undertaker: If you would like to kiss him it would be all right.
    – Submitted by Miles F (2 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: We'll sleep here and follow in the morning.
    2. Mattie Ross: But we promised to bury the poor soul inside!
    3. Rooster Cogburn: Ground's too hard. If them men wanted a decent burial, they should have gotten themselves killed in summer.
    – Submitted by Lorenzo V (2 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: You could not hit a man at three hundred yards if your gun was resting on Gibraltar.
    2. LaBoeuf: The Sharp's carbine is an instrument of uncanny power and precision.
    3. Rooster Cogburn: I have no doubt that the gun is sound.
    – Submitted by Rainer B (2 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him.
    – Submitted by Shirley K (2 years ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: Time just gets away from us.
    – Submitted by Taner A (2 years ago)
    1. LaBoeuf: I thought you was gonna say the sun was in your eyes... that is to say, your eye.
    2. Mattie Ross: I chose the wrong man.
    3. Colonel Stonehill: I do not entertain hypotheticals... life as it is is vexing enough.
    – Submitted by Tonia M (2 years ago)
    1. Cross-examining Lawyer: Mr. Cogburn in your four years as U.S. Marshal how men have you shot.
    2. Rooster Cogburn: Never shot nobody I didn't have to.
    3. Cross-examining Lawyer: Well that was not the question. How many?
    4. Rooster Cogburn: Shot or killed?
    – Submitted by macky s (2 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: You are not Labeouf!
    – Submitted by George D (2 years ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: Can we depart this afternoon.
    2. Rooster Cogburn: We? [In surprise]
    – Submitted by Alejandro O (3 years ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: He is getting away.
    2. Rooster Cogburn: Who's getting away, sis?
    3. Mattie Ross: Chaney.
    – Submitted by Jorge C (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!
    – Submitted by David T (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: I can do nothing for you, son.
    – Submitted by Justin D (3 years ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: (cuts down man hanging from the tree)
    2. Rooster Cogburn: (looks at him for a second) I do not know this man.
    – Submitted by Justin K (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: You go for a man hard enough and fast enough, he don't have time to think about how many's with him; he thinks about himself, and how he might get clear of that wrath that's about to set down on him.
    – Submitted by Josh S (3 years ago)
    1. LaBoeuf: I thought you were going to say the sun was in your eyes. That is to say, your eye.
    – Submitted by Rory R (3 years ago)
    1. Cross-examining Lawyer: So you say you were backing up as he approached you?
    2. Rooster Cogburn: Yes I was
    3. Cross-examining Lawyer: And wich way were you backing up?
    4. Rooster Cogburn: Well when Im backing up I like to go backwards.
    – Submitted by Kelsey K (3 years ago)
    1. Cross-examining Lawyer: You came at him?
    2. Rooster Cogburn: I did.
    3. Cross-examining Lawyer: With the revolver in hand?
    4. Rooster Cogburn: Yes.
    5. Cross-examining Lawyer: Loaded and cocked?
    6. Rooster Cogburn: Well if it ain't loaded and cocked it don't shoot.
    – Submitted by Andre' D (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: Don't believe sermons, fairy tales or stories about money baby sister, but thanks for the cigarette.
    – Submitted by Christopher T (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: Well, that didn't pan out.
    – Submitted by Brogan C (3 years ago)
    1. "Lucky" Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk from a one-eyed fat man.
    – Submitted by Ryan R (3 years ago)
    1. Rooster Cogburn: I aim to kill you in one minute!
    – Submitted by Ryan R (3 years ago)
    1. Undertaker: If you would like to sleep in a coffin, it would be all right.
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
    1. Mattie Ross: You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free except the grace of God.
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)

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