Elder Wiggs Quotes in Wagon Master (1950)
Elder Wiggs Quotes:
Uncle Shiloh Clegg: You boys ever draw on anybody?
Travis Blue: No, sir. Just snakes.
[later, after Travis shoots Clegg]
Elder Wiggs: I thought you never drew on a man?
Travis Blue: That's right, sir. Only on snakes.
Travis Blue, Elder Wiggs: Wagons West!
Travis Blue: [of the indians] Near as I can figure out, he don't seem to like white men.
Sandy: Yeah, he say's we're all thieves.
Elder Wiggs: Smarter then he looks!
[Sandy speaks Navajo, evidently translating what Elder Wiggs had just said]
Elder Wiggs: Don't tell him that, you fool! Tell him we're Mormans!
[the Navajos speak in their native touge, mutterring "Mormany" repeatedly]
Elder Wiggs: What'd he say?
Sandy: Say's the Mormans are his brothers. Say's they ain't big thieves like most white men. Just little thieves.
Elder Wiggs: Right complementery, ain't he?
Elder Wiggs: [to Sandy] Keep your shirt on, son. Your face looks honest to me even if it is homely.
Elder Wiggs: [to Travis] Hey, you wouldn't, uh, happen to know that San Juan River country, would you?
Sandy: Yeah, we know it. What about it, Grandpa?
Elder Wiggs: [Taking offense] Now look here, don't you be grandpa-ing me, you young whippersnapper! I'll bull you off that fence and fan your britches for you! Goddarn...
Elder Wiggs: You boys mind tellin' me if you're drinkin' men?
Travis Blue: Nope. Got a brother who's a drunkard though.
Elder Wiggs: You ever chew?
Travis Blue: [Dryly] Tried it once.
Elder Wiggs: Use the words of wrath?
Travis Blue: Only tolerable well.
Elder Wiggs: Are you family men?
Travis Blue: No, sir.
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