Hey mister! I don't mean to be tellin' tales out of school, but there's a feller in there that'll pay you ten dollars if you sing into his can.

Delmar O'Donnell

Those boys desecrated a burning cross!

Homer Stokes

Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general.

Ulysses Everett McGill

I like the smell of my hair treatment; the pleasing odor is half the point.

Ulysses Everett McGill

Pappy O'Daniel: Furthermore, in the second Pappy O'Daniel administration, these boys is gonna be my *brain* trust.
Delmar O'Donnell: What's that mean, Everett?

[at a KKK rally] Brothers! Oh, brothers! We have all gathered here, to preserve our hallowed culture and heritage! We aim to pull evil up by the root, before it chokes out the flower of our culture and heritage! And our women, let's not forget those ladies, y'all. Looking to us for protection! From darkies, from Jews, from papists, and from all those smart-ass folks say we come descended from monkeys!

Homer Stokes

Pete: You ruined my life!
[while being choked]
Ulysses Everett McGill: I do apologize about that Pete.

George Nelson: Cows! I hate cows worse than coppers!
Delmar O'Donnell: Oh, George... not the livestock.

I'm gonna propose you a proposition!

Big Dan Teague

Ulysses Everett McGill: You ever been with a woman?
Delmar O'Donnell: I gotta get the family farm back before I start worrying about that.

It seems that Mr. Stokes has a grudge against the Soggy Bottom Boys, on account of their rough and rowdy past.

Pappy O'Daniel

And furthermore, by way of endorsing my candidacy, the Soggy Bottom Boys are gonna lead us all in a rousing chorus of "You Are My Sunshine."

Pappy O'Daniel

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Quotes

Delmar O'Donnell: Care for some gopher?
Ulysses Everett McGill: No thank you, Delmar. One third of a gopher would only arouse my appetite without bedding it down.
Delmar O'Donnell: Oh, you can have the whole thing. Me and Pete already had one apiece. We ran across a whole... gopher village.

Baptism! You two're just dumber'n a bag of hammers.

Ulysses Everett McGill