Marty, you can't go losing your judgment every time someone calls you a name. It's exactly what causes you to get into that accident in the future.

Doc

Clara was one in a million. One in a billion. One in a googolplex!

Doc

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: You owe me money, blacksmith.
Doc: How do you figure?
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: My horse threw a shoe. And seeing as you was the one who done the shoeing, I say that makes you responsible.
Doc: Well, since you never paid me for that job, I say that makes us even!
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Wrong! See I was ON my horse when it threw the shoe and I got throwed OFF! And THAT caused me to bust a perfectly good bottle of fine Kentucky red-eye. So, the way I figure it, blacksmith, you owe me five dollars for the whiskey and $75 for the horse.

Buford's Gang Member #2: Hey, get a gander at them moccasins! What kinda skins is them? What's that writing mean?
Buford's Gang Member #1: "Nee-kay"? What is that, some kinda Injun talk or something?

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: I think you're nothing but a gutless yellow turd! And I'm giving you to the count of ten to come out here, and prove I'm wrong! One...
Marty McFly: Doc... Sober up, buddy. Let's get sober.
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Two...
Saloon Old Timer #3: You gotta get out there, son. I got $20 gold bet on you, so don't let me down.
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Three...
Saloon Old-Timer #2: I got $30 gold bet again' you, so don't let me down.
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Four...

Marty McFly: You're Mad Dog Tannen!
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Mad Dog? I hate that name. I hate it. You hear? 'Cause nobody calls me "Mad Dog", especially not some duded-up, egg-sucking gutter trash.

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Wake up! Let's go! I got me a runt to kill!
Buford's Gang Member #1: It's still early, boss. What's your hurry?
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: I'm hungry.

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Eight o'clock Monday, runt. If you ain't here, I'll hunt you and shoot you down like a duck.
Buford's Gang Member #1: It's "dog", Buford. Shoot him down like a dog.

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Marshall Strickland. I didn't know you was back in town.
Marshall Strickland: If you can't read the sign, Tannen, I presume you can read THIS.

Marty McFly: Listen! I'm not really feeling up to this today, so I'm gonna have to forfeit!
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Forfeit? Forfeit? What's that mean?
Buford's Gang Member #1: Uh, it means that you win without a fight.
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Without shooting? He can't do that.

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: What's your name, dude?
Marty McFly: Uh, Mar-, uh... Eastwood. Clint Eastwood.
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: What kind of stupid name is that?

Marty McFly: I'm sorry, Doc. It's all my fault you're stuck back there. I never should have let Biff get to me!
Young Doc: Well, there are plenty worse places to be than the Old West. I could've ended up in the Dark Ages. They probably would have burned me at the stake as a heretic or something.

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Back to the Future Part III Quotes

Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: You owe me money, blacksmith.
Doc: How do you figure?
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: My horse threw a shoe. And seeing as you was the one who done the shoeing, I say that makes you responsible.
Doc: Well, since you never paid me for that job, I say that makes us even!
Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen: Wrong! See I was ON my horse when it threw the shoe and I got throwed OFF! And THAT caused me to bust a perfectly good bottle of fine Kentucky red-eye. So, the way I figure it, blacksmith, you owe me five dollars for the whiskey and $75 for the horse.

This'll shoot the fleas off a dog's back at five hundred yards, Tannen, and it's pointed straight at your head!

Doc