That's my darling Luke. He grins like a baby but bites like a gator.

Dragline

Luke: Let him go. Bam, Bam.
Dragline: Knock it off, Luke. You can't talk about Him that way.
Luke: Are you still believin' in that big bearded Boss up there? You think he's watchin' us?
Dragline: Get in here. Ain't ya scared? Ain't ya scared of dyin'?
Luke: Dyin'? Boy, he can have this little life any time he wants to. Do ya hear that? Are ya hearin' it? Come on. You're welcome to it, ol' timer. Let me know you're up there. Come on. Love me, hate me, kill me, anything. Just let me know it. Luke: I'm just standin' in the rain talkin' to myself.

[watching sexy girl wash a car] My Lord, whatever I done, don't strike me blind for another couple of minutes.

Dragline

Well that oughta be easy for a genuine son of a bitch.

Small town, not much to do in the evenin'.

Anything so innocent and built like that just gotta be named Lucille.

Dragline

Now, I can be a good guy, or I can be one real mean sum-bitch.

Captain, Road Prison 36

Any man playing grabass or fightin' in the building spends a night in the box.

Carr

What we got here is... failure to communicate.

Captain, Road Prison 36

You run one time, you got yourself a set of chains. You run twice you got yourself two sets. You ain't gonna need no third set, 'cause you gonna get your mind right.

Captain, Road Prison 36

He was smiling... That's right. You know, that, that Luke smile of his. He had it on his face right to the very end. Hell, if they didn't know it 'fore, they could tell right then that they weren't a-gonna beat him. That old Luke smile. Oh, Luke. He was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he's a natural-born world-shaker.

Dragline

Ya know, sometimes I wished people was like dogs, Luke.

Arletta

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Cool Hand Luke Quotes

Dragline: He ain't in the box because of the joke played on him. He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules. We ain't got nothin' to do with that. Would probably have happened to him sooner or later anyway, a complainer like him. He gotta learn the rules the same as anybody else.
Luke: Yeah, them poor old bosses need all the help they can get.

You run one time, you got yourself a set of chains. You run twice you got yourself two sets. You ain't gonna need no third set, 'cause you gonna get your mind right.

Captain, Road Prison 36