“I’ve been to a town Jeremiah. People talk in big towns, words get kind of fouled up.”

“You’ve come far, pilgrim. Congratulations.”

“You better aim straight, ’cause you’re about to learn a good old-fashioned lesson.”

“Keep your nose in the wind, and your eyes along the skyline.”

“Wind’s from the east. River don’t run east. Reckon we might be lost.”

“You can say what you want about an old mountain man, but I ain’t greedy. I’ll share ’til there ain’t nothin’ more to share.”

“Sometimes you have to forget death.”

“You are the one who makes it possible.”

“You’ve come to do something, haven’t you? Ain’t no right or wrong in that.”

“I ain’t never killed no one. I killed a lot of people. Those are two different things!”

“I was born here, just like you. Be brave little warrior, and remember where you come from.”

“I’m a pilgrim, just like you.”

“You can’t cheat the mountains, Jeremiah. Mountains make their own laws.”

“Something tells me trouble ain’t far behind.”

“Some folks call it a sling blade… I call it… a Kaiser blade.”

“Sometimes you can get hurt in a fight. Just be glad you won.”

“Hitch up your panties and get up there!”

“They told me you was hung. And they was right.”

“Seems like you don’t want to be my friend no more.”

“We did what we had to do.”

“What do you say, mountain man?”

“I’m ready for anything.”

“The way you stare, it’s like you ain’t scared of nobody.”

“I ain’t never seen ’em, but my common sense tells me the Andes is front range. And the front range is the Rockies. So I guess I’ve seen the Andes a thousand times.”

“God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

“The Lord said, ‘Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”

“Womenfolk like him, ’cause he’s strong and simple like a good horse or a young fool.”

“There ain’t much learning in the second kick of a mule.”

“Don’t you worry none, it’ll come to you. And when it does, you’ll know.”

“Life is hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.”