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  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Then I woke up.


  • Anton Chigurh: I'm lookin' for Llewelyn Moss
    Desert Aire Manager: Did you go up to his trailer?
    Anton Chigurh: Yes, I did.
    Desert Aire Manager: Well, I'd say that he's at work. Do you wanna leave the message?
    Anton Chigurh: Where does he work?
    Desert Aire Manager: I can't say.
    Desert Aire Manager: Sir, I ain't at liberty to give no informations about our residents.
    Desert Aire Manager: Did you not hear me? We can't give out no information.


  • Desert Aire Manager: (talking to Anton) Do you wanna leave the message?
    Desert Aire Manager: Do you wanna leave the message?


  • Carla Jean Moss: (Llewelyn is pointing a gun at her) Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?
    Carla Jean Moss: Llewelyn, what are you doin', baby?
    Llewelyn Moss: I'm goin' out?
    Carla Jean Moss: Goin' where?


  • Wendell: You think this boy Moss has got any notion of the sorts of sons of bitches that're huntin' him?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: I don't know, he ought to. He's seen the same things I've seen, and it's certainly made an impression on me.


  • Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
    Anton Chigurh: Everything.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Well, that's all right. I laugh myself sometimes. Ain't a whole lot else you can do.


  • Carla Jean Moss: But for how long do we have to.. [broken off by Llewelyn]
    Carla Jean Moss: But for how long do we have to.
    Llewelyn Moss: Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your 2 million dollars.
    Llewelyn Moss: Baby, at what point would you quit bothering to look for your two million dollars.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: A crime this big it's almost impossible to take it's measure.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Well, they'd torture em' first. I don't know why...maybe their television set was broke.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Well, they'd torture em' first. I don't know why... maybe their television set was broke.


  • Wendell: Well, it's a mess..ain't it sherrif?
    Wendell: Well, it's a mess... ain't it sherrif?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.


  • Nervous Accountant: Are you going to shoot me?
    Anton Chigurh: That depends. Do you see me?


  • Llewelyn Moss: If I don't come back, tell mother I love her.
    Carla Jean Moss: Your mother's dead, Llewelyn.
    Llewelyn Moss: Well, then I'll tell her myself.


  • Carlson Wells: After being asked to explain how dangerous is Chigurh: "What, you mean like compared to the Bubonic Plague?"
    Carlson Wells: [after being asked to explain how dangerous is Chigurh] What, you mean like compared to the Bubonic Plague?


  • Anton Chigurh: To kid on bike after auto accident that leaves him bloody with a bone sticking out his leg: "What will you take for the shirt?"
    Anton Chigurh: [to kid on bike after auto accident that leaves him bloody with a bone sticking out his leg] What will you take for the shirt?


  • Anton Chigurh: "Sir, I need for you to step out of the car."
    Anton Chigurh: Sir, I need for you to step out of the car.


  • Anton Chigurh: what business is it of yours where I am from-friendo.....
    Anton Chigurh: What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?


  • Llewelyn Moss: You hold still.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: That look like a '77 Ford to you Wendell?
    Wendell: It could be.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: I'd say it is not a doubt in my mind.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Didn't think a car would burn like that.


  • Llewelyn Moss: Ain't nobody gonna bother her.


  • Anton Chigurh: Well done! Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Where do you want me to put it?
    Anton Chigurh: Anywhere not in your pocket, where it will get mixed in with the others and become just a coin, which it is.


  • Wendell: Well it's a mess ain't it sheriff?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't it'll do till the mess gets here.


  • Carla Jean Moss: What's in the satchel?
    Llewelyn Moss: It's full of money.
    Carla Jean Moss: That will be the day.


  • Ellis: Whatcha' got ain't nothin new. This country's hard on people, you can't stop what's coming, it ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity.


  • Anton Chigurh: Call it, Friendo.


  • Llewelyn Moss: Yeah, I'm going to bring you something, alright. I decided to make you a special project of mine. You ain't going have to come looking for me at all. [Moss hangs up the phone]


  • Boy On Bike: Mister? You got a bone stickin' out of your arm.
    Anton Chigurh: Let me just sit here a minute.


  • Anton Chigurh: Would you hold still, please, sir?


  • Nervous Accountant: Are you going to shoot me?
    Anton Chigurh: That depends. Do you see me?


  • Anton Chigurh: What Have You Ever Lossed In A Coin Toss?
    Anton Chigurh: What's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: These people will kill him, Carla Jean. They won't quit.
    Carla Jean Moss: He won't neither. He never has. He can take all comers.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: You know Charlie Walser? Has the place east of Sanderson? Well you know how they used to slaughter beeves, hit 'em with a maul right here to stun 'em...and then up and slit their throats? Well here Charlie has one trussed up and all set to drain him and the beef comes to. It starts thrashing around, six hundred pounds of very pissed-off livestock if you'll pardon me...Charlie grabs his gun there to shoot the damn thing in the head but what with the swingin' and twistin' it's a glance-shot and ricochets around and comes back hits Charlie in the shoulder. You go see Charlie, he still can't reach up with his right hand for his hat...Point bein', even in the contest between man and steer, the issue is not certain.


  • Anton Chigurh: Just call it,Friendo.
    Anton Chigurh: Just call it, Friendo.


  • Anton Chigurh: that depends are you going to shoot me?
    Anton Chigurh: That depends are you going to shoot me?


  • Anton Chigurh: what would you take for the shirt?
    Anton Chigurh: What would you take for the shirt?


  • Carla Jean Moss: You don't have to do this.
    Anton Chigurh: People always say the same thing.
    Carla Jean Moss: What do they say?
    Anton Chigurh: They say, "You don't have to do this. "
    Anton Chigurh: They say, You don't have to do this.


  • Anton Chigurh: You live in that house out back?


  • Anton Chigurh: i said "you dont know what your talking about"
    Anton Chigurh: I said you dont know what your talking about.
    Anton Chigurh: You don't know what you're talking about, do you?


  • Anton Chigurh: Call it.


  • Anton Chigurh: "I need you to step out of the car sir."
    Anton Chigurh: I need you to step out of the car sir.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Do you know old Charlie Walser whose got that place out east of Sanderson?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Well you know how he used to slaughter beeves; him 'em with right here with a maul and then truss 'em up and slit their throats? Well here old Charlie has one trussed up and all set to drain him and the beef comes to. It starts thrashing around. Six hundred pounds of very pissed off livestock...if you'll excuse the.... well. Charlie grabs his gun there shoots the damn thing in the head but with all the swinging and the thrashing it's a glance shot, ricochets around, comes back and hits Charlie in the shoulder. You go see Charlie he still can't pick up his right hand for his hat.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Well you know how he used to slaughter beeves; him 'em with right here with a maul and then truss 'em up and slit their throats? Well here old Charlie has one trussed up and all set to drain him and the beef comes to. It starts thrashing around. Six hundred pounds of very pissed off livestock... if you'll excuse the... well. Charlie grabs his gun there shoots the damn thing in the head but with all the swinging and the thrashing it's a glance shot, ricochets around, comes back and hits Charlie in the shoulder. You go see Charlie he still can't pick up his right hand for his hat.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: The point bein' even in the contest between man and steer, the issue is not certain.


  • Llewelyn Moss: Ain't no lobos out here.


  • Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: ...then I woke up.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: And then I woke up.


  • Carla Jean Moss: I got a bad feelin', Llewelyn.
    Carla Jean Moss: I got a bad feeling, Llewelyn.
    Llewelyn Moss: Well, you got a good feelin'.
    Llewelyn Moss: Well I got a good feeling, so that should even out.


  • Anton Chigurh: Call It, Friend-O
    Anton Chigurh: Call it friend-o?


  • Poolside Woman: Beer leads to more beer.


  • Loretta Bell: How'd you sleep?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: I don't know. Had dreams.
    Loretta Bell: Well you got time for 'em now. Anythin' interesting?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: They always is to the party concerned.
    Loretta Bell: Ed Tom, I'll be polite.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Alright then. Two of 'em. Both had my father in 'em . It's peculiar. I'm older now then he ever was by twenty years. So in a sense he's the younger man. Anyway, first one I don't remember too well but it was about meeting him in town somewhere, he's gonna give me some money. I think I lost it. The second one, it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin' through the mountains of a night. Goin' through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin'. Never said nothin' goin' by. He just rode on past... and he had his blanket wrapped around him and his head down and when he rode past I seen he was carryin' fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. 'Bout the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin' on ahead and he was fixin' to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold, and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. And then I woke up...
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: Alright then. Two of 'em. Both had my father in 'em. It's peculiar. I'm older now then he ever was by twenty years. So in a sense he's the younger man. Anyway, first one I don't remember too well but it was about meeting him in town somewhere, he's gonna give me some money. I think I lost it. The second one, it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin' through the mountains of a night. Goin' through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin'. Never said nothin' goin' by. He just rode on past... and he had his blanket wrapped around him and his head down and when he rode past I seen he was carryin' fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. 'Bout the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin' on ahead and he was fixin' to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold, and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. And then I woke up...


  • Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Sir?
    Anton Chigurh: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
    Gas Station Proprietor: I don't know. I couldn't say.
    Anton Chigurh: [Chigurh flips a quarter from the change on the counter and covers it with his hand]
    Anton Chigurh: Call it.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Call it?
    Anton Chigurh: Yes.
    Gas Station Proprietor: For what?
    Anton Chigurh: Just call it.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
    Anton Chigurh: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
    Gas Station Proprietor: I didn't put nothin' up.
    Anton Chigurh: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
    Gas Station Proprietor: No.
    Anton Chigurh: 1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And now you have to say. Call it.
    Llewelyn Moss: Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
    Anton Chigurh: Everything.
    Gas Station Proprietor: How's that?
    Anton Chigurh: You stand to win everything. Call it.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Alright. Heads then.
    Anton Chigurh: [removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]
    Anton Chigurh: Well done.
    Gas Station Proprietor: [nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out]
    Anton Chigurh: Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
    Gas Station Proprietor: Where do you want me to put it?
    Anton Chigurh: Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.


  • Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.


  • Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it Sheriff?
    Wendell: It's a mess, ain't it, sheriff?
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't it'll do til a mess gets here.
    Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.


  • Anton Chigurh: Call it.


  • Carlson Wells: I'll see you in hell.
    Anton Chigurh: Ha. Alright.


  • Llewelyn Moss: Tell my mother I love her.
    Carla Jean Moss: Llewelyn, your mothers dead.
    Llewelyn Moss: Then I'll tell her myself.


  • Wendell: Aw, hells bells. They even shot the dog!


  • Ellis: Whatcha got ain't nothin new. This country's hard on people, you can't stop what's coming, it ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity.


  • Anton Chigurh: What's the most you ever lost in a coin toss?


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