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  • Pete: Who elected you leader of this outfit?
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, Pete, I thought the leader should be the one with the capacity for abstract thought, but if that doesn't seem to be the case, hell, we'll put it to a vote.


  • Tommy Johnson: I had to be up at there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well ain't it a small world, spirituality speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I'm the only one that remains unaffiliated.


  • Penny: I've spoken my piece and counted to three.
    Ulysses Everett McGill: She counted to three. Goddamit! She counted to three. Sonafabitch!


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Why are you tellin' our gals that I was hit by a train?
    Penny: Lots of respectable people have been hit by trains. Judge Hoover over in Cookville was hit by a train. What was I gonna tell them, that you got sent to the penal farm and I divorced you from shame?
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Uh, I take your point. But it does put me in a damn awkward position, vis-à-vis my progeny.


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Ain't you gonna introduce us, Pete?
    Pete: I don't know their names. I've seen 'em first!


  • Penny: Vermon, he's got a job. Vermon's got prospects. He's bona fide. What are you?


  • Big Dan Teague: So long, boys. See you in the funny papers.


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: I detect, like me, you're endowed with the gift of gab.


  • Delmar: They... left... his... heart!


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: I like the smell of my hair treatment; the pleasin' odor is half the point.


  • Homer Stokes: These boys desecrated a burnin' cross!


  • Delmar: Gopher, Everett?


  • Wash Hogwallop: Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Me and the old lady are gonna pick up the pieces and retie the knot, mixaphorically speakin'.


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: I'm a Dapper Dan man!


  • Homer Stokes: These boys are not white! These boys are not white! Hell, they ain't even old timey!


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, you lyin'... unconstant... succubus...
    Vernon T. Waldrip: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You can't swear at my fiancé!
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Oh, yeah? Well, you can't marry my wife!


  • Penny: The only good thing you ever did for the gals that were hit by that train!


  • Pete: Do not seek the treasure!


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, that right there may be the reason you've had difficulty findin' gainful employment. You see, in the mart of competitive commerce...


  • Delmar: Got a name, do you?


  • Delmar: You work for the railroad, Grandpa?


  • Homer Stokes: This band of miscreants, this very evenin', interfered with a lynch mob in the performance of its duty.


  • Siren: Damn, two weeks from everywhere.


  • Homer Stokes: "Is you is, or is you ain't my constituents?"
    Homer Stokes: Is you is, or is you ain't my constituents?


  • Homer Stokes: We're gonna take the broom of reform, and sweep this state clean!
    Homer Stokes: We're gonna take the broom of reform and sweep this state clean!


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: I've seen it first!


  • George Nelson: What are you lookin' at, Grandpa?


  • Pappy O'Daniel: Thank God, your mama died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died of shame.


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: Damn! We're in a tight spot!


  • Wash Hogwallop: I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I'm afraid she's startin' to turn
    Wash Hogwallop: I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I'm afraid she's startin' to turn.


  • Pete: Do not seek the treasure
    Pete: Do not seek the treasure.


  • Delmar: I'm with you fellas
    Delmar: I'm with you fellas.


  • Pete: I seen it first!


  • George Nelson: What are you looking at Grandpa?


  • Wash Hogwallop: R-U-N-N-O-F-T
    Wash Hogwallop: R-U-N-N-O-F-T.


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: Damn. We're in a tight spot!


  • Delmar: (At Pete) We thought you were a toad!
    Delmar: [at Pete] We thought you were a toad!


  • George Nelson: Hold the applause and drop your draws
    George Nelson: Okay, folks, hold the applause and drop your drawers.


  • Pappy's Staff: Well, it's a well run campaign- midget, broom...


  • Ulysses Everett McGill: Well ain't this place a geographical oddity....two weeks from everywhere
    Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, ain't this place a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere!


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: (To Penny) I'll tell you what I am?. I'm the damn paterfamilias, you can't marry him?.
    Everett Ulysses McGill: [to Penny] I'll tell you what I am? I'm the damn paterfamilias, you can't marry him?


  • Penny: (watching Everett and Vermon fight as she talks about Vermon or Everlett) He's not my husband?.
    Penny: [watching Everett and Vermon fight as she talks about Vermon or Everlett] He's not my husband?


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: (laughs) baptism! You two are dumber than a bag of hammers!
    Everett Ulysses McGill: Baptism! You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers!


  • Big Dan Teague: And stay out of the Woolworth.


  • Penny: I can, I am, and I will....
    Penny: I can, I am, and I will.


  • Pete: ...eighty-four years old.
    Pete: Eighty-four years old.
    Delmar: I'll only be eighty-two!


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: Well, you lying...unconstant...succubus!
    Everett Ulysses McGill: Well, you lying... unconstant... succubus!
    Vernon T. Waldrip: Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! You can't swear at my fiance!
    Vernon T. Waldrip: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You can't swear at my fiancé!
    Vernon T. Waldrip: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You can't swear at my fiance
    Vernon T. Waldrip: Whoa, whoa, whoa! You can't swear at my fiance.
    Everett Ulysses McGill: Oh, yeah? Well, you can't marry my wife!


  • Penny: That ain't your Daddy, Alvanelle. Your Daddy got hit by a train.
    Penny: That ain't your daddy, Alvinelle. Your daddy was hit by a train.


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: I don't want Fop goddamnit, I am a Dapper Dan man
    Everett Ulysses McGill: I don't want Fop goddammit, I'm a Dapper Dan man!


  • Pappy O'Daniel: Thank God your mama died giving birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died of shame.


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: I don't no FOP Goddammit! I'm a Dapper Dan Man!


  • Penny: Vernon here's got a job. Vernon's got prospects. He's bona fide. What are you?


  • Everett Ulysses McGill: Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?


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