Never you mind, honey. Never you mind.

Ruth Popper

Radio announcer: President Truman'll be here tomorrow, so all you folks in Dallas turn out, chuh hear? This is Cowboy Rhythms on KTRN, Wichita Falls, here's Hank Williams' big hit tune, "Cold Cold Heart".
Sam the Lion: You ain't ever gonna amount to nothing. Already spent a dime this morning, ain't even had a decent breakfast. Gimme the chalk. Why don't you comb you hair Sonny, it sticks up, look like you smelled'm wolf. I'm surprised you had the nerve to show up this morning after that stomping y'all took last night.

Bein' crazy about a woman like that is always the right thing to do!

Sam the Lion

[to his team taking laps] If you all didn't jack off too much, maybe you'd stay in shape.

Coach Popper

Nothin's really been right since Sam the Lion died.

Sonny Crawford

Y'see? You shouldn't have come here. I'm around that corner now. You've ruined it and it's lost completely. Just your needing me won't make it come back.

Ruth Popper

You boys can get on out of here, I don't want to have no more to do with you. Scarin' a poor, unfortunate creature like Billy just so's you could have a few laughs - I've been around that trashy behavior all my life, I'm gettin' tired of puttin' up with it. Now you can stay out of this pool hall, out of my cafe, and my picture show too - I don't want no more of your business.

Sam the Lion

[to Duane, as they're leaving motel room after having sex] Oh, quit prissing. I don't think you done it right, anyway.

Jacy Farrow

I'll see you in a year or two if I don't get shot.

Duane Jackson

If she was here I'd probably be just as crazy now as I was then in about 5 minutes. Ain't that ridiculous?... Naw, it ain't really. 'Cause being crazy about a woman like her is always the right thing to do. Being an old decrepit bag of bones, that's what's ridiculous. Gettin' old.

Sam the Lion

One thing I know for sure. A person can't sneeze in this town without somebody offering them a handkerchief.

Genevieve

Sam the Lion: You see? This is what I get for bettin' on my own home town ballteam. I ought'a have better sense.
Abilene: Wouldn't hurt to have a better home town.

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The Last Picture Show Quotes

I guess if it wasn't for Sam, I'd have missed it, whatever it is. I'd have been one of them amity types that thinks that playin' bridge is about the best thing that life has to offer.

Lois Farrow

[to Genevieve] Chicken fry me a steak and try to use meat this time!

Sam the Lion