Wild West Quotes

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1. “The world we suggest is a new wild west. A sensuous evil world. Strange and haunting, the path of the sun…”

Tags : Evil Indulgence Strangeness Sun Wild West
Author : Jim Morrison

2. “If others fell by the wayside, dear women and strong, loved by men, how had she, single and unloved, kept her sanity?”

Tags : Contradictions Lonliness Mental Health Relationships Sexism Western Wild West
Source : The Homesman

3. “Chris asks, "What are you going to stick to?""Mah guns, boy, mah guns," I tell him. "That’s the Code of the West.”

Tags : Firearms Guns Montana Wild West
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

4. “People entered the park and became polite and cozy and fakey to each other because the atmosphere of the park made them that way. In the entire time he had lived within a hundred miles of it he had visited it only once or twice.”

Tags : Montana Observations On Humanity Tourism Travel Wild West Yellowstone
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

5. “... and her name was Freedom.”

Tags : Adventure Inspirational Wild West
Source : Riding Freedom

6. “He sips his drink and it leaves his handlebar mustache dripping like a cattle dog come outta a river.”

Tags : Dog Metaphor Mustache Wild West
Author : Erin Bowman
Source : Vengeance Road

7. “My father had seen in a flash that they were all gunmen, so he told me to stand still, although we were right in a possible line of fire. If near a gun-fight and the weapons are wielded by amateurs, run for your life; if professionals are handling the trigger, stand still — they know where they are shooting.”

Tags : Gunfight Gunfighters West Western Wild West
Source : My Life East & West

8. “People in the West like to shoot things. When they first got to the West they shot buffalo. Once there were 70 million buffalo on the plains and then the people of the West started blasting away at them. Buffalo are just cows with big heads. If you've ever looked a cow in the face and seen the unutterable depths of trust and stupidity that lie within, you will be able to guess how difficult it must have been for people in the West to track down buffalo and shoot them to pieces. By 1895, there were only 800 buffalo left, mostly in zoos and touring Wild West shows. With no buffalo left to kill, Westerners started shooting Indians. Between 1850 and 1890 they reduced the number of Indians in America from two million to 90,000.Nowadays, thank goodness, both have made a recovery. Today there are 30,000 buffalo and 300,000 Indiands, and of course you are not allowed to shoot either, so all the Westerners have left to shoot at are road signs and each other, both of which they do rather a lot. There you have a capsule history of the West.”

Tags : American History Buffalo Indians The West Wild West
Author : Bill Bryson

9. “Sam was staring at Claire with about the same amazement as his brother had shown. Claire didn’t seem to realize it, or else she was too preoccupied to think of it, but she was the second thunderbolt that had fallen on this long-hidebound household in as many days. First one of the hated race of doctors had been shoehorned in on them as the only thing that might get them out of an already nightmarish situation, and now this matter-of-fact slip of a girl had pushed into it of her own accord. They must have felt like the world was coming down around their ears.”

Tags : Claire Doctor Elisabeth Grace Foley Left Hand Kelly Murder Nighmare Sam Slip Of A Girl Wild West
Source : Left-Hand Kelly

10. “People spend their entire lives at those lower altitudes without any awareness that this high country exists.”

Tags : Adventure America Country Explore Get Lost Montana Mountains Wild West
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

11. “It's a lot like the Wild West out here... just with tea shops instead of saloons. Wild West Sahara, that is.”

Tags : Action Adventure Africa Sahara Tea Wild West
Author : T.K. Naliaka
Source : A Difficult Damsel to Rescue

12. “Out west everything has its own space. Every little ramshackle cabin, shack, hut sits perched atop its own little piece of destiny with room to breathe, room to live, room to die. You'll see them, the dead ones, sitting by the side of the road like some faded gray and rotting mystery, thinking about the good ol days before trains and cars and wanting more.”

Tags : Southern Gothic Western Wild West
Author : Andrea Portes
Source : Hick

13. “You shut your door to these poor women," he said so they could hear him, "and you'll answer for it the rest of your lives. You won't sleep. You'll choke on drinks. The food you eat'll block up your bowels and you'll die of your own shit.”

Tags : Anger Compassion Frustration Funny Revenge Vengeance Western Wild West
Source : The Homesman

14. “Charged with the mission of operating beyond the boundaries of civilization with minimal support and no communication from higher authority, they lived and often died by the motto, 'Order first, then law will follow.”

Tags : Texas Rangers Wild West
Source : They Rode for the Lone Star, Volume 1: The Saga of the Texas Rangers: The Birth of Texas - The Civil War

15. “Why should I mind?” She drummed her fingertips against his knee. “Because you got asked to play baseball, while I got a lecture on circumspection, Jezebels, and leading men into sin?” “Did you really?” He managed to sound annoyed, fascinated, and amused all at once.“It’s not funny.” “Of course it’s not.” He was quick to try and placate her. “But we can do something about those lectures real quick. All you have to do is marry me.”Coyote Bluff had too many secrets that weren’t hers to share. She couldn’t put him in that position. He was a federal marshal. And she’d seen what all the lies her father told had done to her mother. She’d died hating him.The last remnants of her earlier contentment vanished. “I like my independence.” “Then I guess you’ll have to get used to the lectures, Sheriff Jezebel,” he replied.”

Tags : Aliens Historical Romance Western Romance Wild West
Source : Pale Moon Walking

16. “I don't see any reason to let law interfere with justice around here. We never did before.”

Tags : Humor Justice Law Wild West
Source : By the Great Horn Spoon!