Henry Jackson Quotes in Spider-Man 2 (2004)


Henry Jackson Quotes:

  • Henry Jackson: Hi, Peter!

    Peter Parker: Hey, Henry! You've grown tall.

    May Parker: You'll never guess who he wants to be... Spider-Man!

    Peter Parker: Why?

    May Parker: He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.

  • [Jason is inquiring about the job of sheriff]

    Jason McCullough: Well, gentlemen, I think it's only fair to tell you that I'd only be interested in this job on a temporary basis.

    Henry Jackson: Oh?

    Jason McCullough: Well, you see, actually I was on my way to Australia when I heard about your gold strike and I decided to, uh, travel through here and see if I couldn't pick myself up a little stake.

    Thomas Devery: What do you want to go to Australia for?

    Jason McCullough: Well, it's the last of the frontier country. Thought I might like to do a little pioneering.

    Fred Johnson: I thought this was frontier country and we was pioneers.

    Henry Jackson: So did I.

  • Fred Johnson: I heard that the sheriff was gonna leave town.

    Henry Jackson: I did too, And at the time I heard it, I remember saying to myself, "That sheriff has his head set squarely on his shoulders."

    Prudy: Well, now he's NOT gonna leave town.

    Mayor Ollie Perkins: And I'd like to get my hands on whoever it was that caused him to change his mind.

    Henry Jackson: Me too. Man with that good an idea oughta be encouraged to hold on to it.

    Prudy: What is the matter with all of you? Don't you remember how long we waited to find a man who'd stand up to the Danbys? Don't you remember what this town was like before - murderings, lynchings, miners shooting up the town day and night?

    Fred Johnson: And aside from the few things that you just mentioned, it wasn't a bad place at all!

  • Henry Jackson: We are gathered here today to consign the mortal remains of Millard Frymore... or whatever his name really was. I ain't really got a whole lot to say about Millard because he only rode amongst us two days ago, and was promptly struck down by whatever deadly disease it was struck him down. We can only hope that whatever deadly disease it was, it wasn't particularly contagious. And with that in mind, I suggest we all bow our heads in devout prayer.

  • Jason McCullough: Gentlemen, do we have a jail here?

    Mayor Olly Perkins: Do we have a jail? A brand new one with two cells that the whole community pitched in and built last month!

    Fred Johnson: Just like a barn raising.

    Henry Jackson: Even the dancehall girls showed up. They made sandwiches and carried on like crazy.

    Mayor Olly Perkins: It was designed to be practically escape proof.

    Jason McCullough: Well, good, because I think I'm going to have to throw a couple of people in it.

    Mayor Olly Perkins: There's only one thing. This new jail is sure got everything.

    Fred Johnson: Even a new stove with a coffee pot already on it.

    Mayor Olly Perkins: The only thing it hasn't got is iron bars for the cells.

  • Henry Jackson: I'd like to remind everyone we're here to consign the remains of Millard Frymore.

    Fred Johnson: It's gold, Henry.

    Henry Jackson: Gold?

    Fred Johnson: Down there in the grave.

    Henry Jackson: Well, let's get this coffin out of the way and have a look.

  • Henry Jackson: Now just because we've lost three sheriffs don't mean we're going to lose four.

    Fred Johnson: Our luck is bound to change.

    Mayor Olly Perkins: What about his luck?

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