Hopalong Cassidy Quotes in Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)
Hopalong Cassidy Quotes:
Editor Bob Saunders: [dying] I want you to help make this part of the country a fit place for people to live.
Hopalong Cassidy: [solemnly] I'll do my best, Bob.
Hopalong Cassidy: [threatingly to one of the gang] Don't you start anything unless you can pick it up!
Hopalong Cassidy: Some women folk have a way of changing a man's mind without him even knowin' it. Funny...
Windy Halliday: Yeah, ain't it?
Cal Howard: [with virulence to Hoppy] Don't feel safe without your guns - even at a paty, eh?
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [mockingly] Well, I'll tell yuh, I thought it was a costume party, so I came dressed as a badman.
Cal Howard: Well, bad men, whether they're bandits or bank robbers are not wanted here.
California Carson: Where yuh goin', Hoppy?
Hopalong Cassidy: Whatta you care?
Hopalong Cassidy: The Ranger Service! Forty dollars a month and free taps when you die! It's all yours! You can have it!... And this Captain Jennings we're supposed to respect! I'd have gotten a better deal from any sidewinding half-breed in the country!
Ranger Captain Jennings: [suddenly appearing] Kind of sneaky, isn't it, talking about a man when his back is turned!
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, your back isn't turned now!
[he slaps Jennings across the face]
Ranger Captain Jennings: We'll just make that suspension permanent.
[he takes Hoppy's badge]
Hopalong Cassidy: That's all right with me!
Superintendent: It's a simple matter of justice, Hoppy. These killers are ruthless. This last murder is the climax of many such cases that's happened on the Silver Trail.
Hopalong Cassidy: Yes, I know. Some day those little trails out there are gonna become big highways. If we all stick together, we can make them a lot safer.
Hopalong Cassidy: But, it's a funny thing. All big killers have ways of getting out of jail doors.
Superintendent: They don't have any luck getting out of the cemetary gate once they're planted.
Hopalong Cassidy: I guess that's the best place to put 'em.
Waggoner: What're you aiming to do?
Hopalong Cassidy: Shoot the next man that opens his mouth.
Waggoner: Why, if you think- -
[Hopalong shoots Waggoner in the arm]
Windy: Maybe somebody else would like to say something.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [reacting to a knife that has been thrown at him by Slim] Where I come from, we don't like people that throw knives at men's backs.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after he knocks him down with a punch] That'll remind you not to do it again.
John Martindale: I was tryin' to dig this well when they came.
Hopalong Cassidy: [grabbing a handful of soil and smelling it] You have any trouble diggin' this stuff?
John Martindale: Always! Black gumbo keeps oozin' into the hole.
Hopalong Cassidy: This is why Trimble wants your ranch and all the other land in the valley.
California Carlson: You mean that smelly stuff?
Jimmy Rogers: What's it good for?
Hopalong Cassidy: [laughs] There's a young fellah in the East can tell yuh. He's on his way to bein' the richest man in the world on account of it. His name is Rockefeller... John D!
Hopalong Cassidy: [being held under gunpoint by a vengeful Nolan] Well, why don't you get it over with?
Sam Nolan: I'm waitin' for you to beg me not to kill yuh.
Hopalong Cassidy: Don't make it would do much good now.
Sam Nolan: I'm not so sure about that. When a man's dead, nuthin' hurts no more. There must be somethin' that hurts worse than just killin'.
Hopalong Cassidy: Hold onto this land. Never sell Texas short. You know, what's under the ground might some day be more important to America than what's above it.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: We're Texas Rangers, and we have authority to enter any town in the state.
Henchman Quinn: Nobody enters Silver Bullet without a warrant from Sheriff Krebs!
Johnny Travers: Did he give you a warrant to shoot a Mexican in the head?
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after Quinn fires at them] There's your answer!
[they ride off quickly]
'Hopalong' Cassidy: I'm Cassidy of the Texas Rangers.
Mayor Orestes Krebs: You are trespassin', Mr. Cassidy.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: Not according to the laws of Texas.
Mayor Orestes Krebs: I don't recognize the laws of Texas. I am the law here.
Hopalong Cassidy: Do you remember where the marshal's office is?
California Carlson: Down the next block, if someone hasn't stolen it.
California Carlson: I reckon you think I'm plumb loco, huh?
Hopalong Cassidy: Certainly not. Why, there's nothin' loco about a man tryin' to get a burro to raise his hands.
[The Gardner Gang has Hoppy and California trapped in a cross-fire]
Hopalong Cassidy: Ain't nervous are you?
California Carlson: Unh-unh. Just scared.
Hopalong Cassidy: There's no braver man than a scared one when he's cornered.
Hopalong Cassidy: How far is it into the town?
California Carlson: Oh, maybe six or seven miles as the crow flies, but us not bein' crows, we'll cover about ten between here and there.
[to Johnny, who has a bad hangover]
Hopalong Cassidy: You look like the tail end of a hard winter.
Hopalong Cassidy: You don't seem to know much, do you?
Linda McHenry: I'm not the one who's lost.
[Hoppy has emerged from a gunfight]
Johnny Nelson: You okay, Hoppy?
Hopalong Cassidy: Sure! Just smoked up a bit.
Johnny Nelson: I guess I've been about the biggest fool in the world.
Hopalong Cassidy: You're not the first, nor the last.
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, Miss Linda, it looks like you'll need some help around here.
Johnny Nelson: Just leave it to me, Hoppy!
Hopalong Cassidy: That's just what I'm afraid of.
California Carlson: I'm worried
Lin Bradley: What are you worried about?
California Carlson: What chance have we got when the shooting starts?
Hopalong Cassidy: We'll have as good a chance as Quirt had.
California Carlson: Sure and look what happened to him! A man that would get himself killed to prove a point has got a mule beat for stubbornness.
California Carlson: You know, Hoppy, sometimes I wish I was a cow.
Hopalong Cassidy: Why?
California Carlson: Well, they always seem to be standin' knee deep in somethin' tuh eat.
Hopalong Cassidy: [playing dumb] I don't get it.
California Carlson: [after doing a take] You don't get it?
Hopalong Cassidy: [Hoppy laughs heartily]
Hopalong Cassidy: Are you sure you've got everything you started out from town with?
Johnny Nelson: Gosh all fish-hooks! The schoolmarm.
Hopalong Cassidy: Let's go in and see what's going on.
Johnny Nelson: I thought you had no use for Kane and his gang.
Hopalong Cassidy: That's just why we're going in.
'Lucky' Jenkins: As far as I'm concerned, the law killed Buddy.
'Windy' Halliday: [after a pause] Watcha gonna do about it, Hoppy?
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [after another pause] Whatta you think?
'Windy' Halliday: Ah, by crickety, I'm with yeh!
'Hopalong' Cassidy: I ain't hankering to get you into trouble, Windy.
'Windy' Halliday: Awww, trouble don't mean nuthin' to me.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [smiling slightly] All right, you figure it out while I get my riggin'.
'Windy' Halliday: [to Lucky after Hoppy has left] Trouble? Why, I was hatched in trouble! Born on an open range in a howlin' blizzard! Cut my teeth on a gun barrel! Fed on cactus soup til I was six! Peh, he talks about herdin' me into trouble! Peh, heh, ha, huh!
Croupier: Number eight on the black.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: That's me again.
Faro Annie: Well, Bill, you must have been born with a silver horseshoe in your mouth!
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [humorously] Why, Annie, you ain't insinuatin' I got a big mouth, are you?
Faro Annie: [flirtatiously] Big or little, good-lookin', you got a nice mouth.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [he smiles]
'Hopalong' Cassidy: Say, are you the big chief around here, or are you talkin' for somebody else?
'Ace' Crowder: I'm the big chief's right hand man.
'Hopalong' Cassidy: Oh... right hand man, hunh? That's fine...
'Hopalong' Cassidy: [he walks toward the door and turns] You get this, Crowder - I don't do business with anybody's right hand man!
[he leaves and slams the door behind him]
Hopalong Cassidy: You'll leave, all right: riding, walking or feet first.
[Doc Tate wants Hoppy to join his medicine show as a guitar-playing troubadour]
Doc Rufus Tate: All cowboys nowadays play guitar.
Hopalong Cassidy: Well, this is one cowboy that never played a gee-tar and never will.
Hopalong Cassidy: [referring to imposter Kit Moyer] I got a feeling that boy isn't in this alone.
Jimmy Rogers: You mean someone else is pulling the strings?
Hopalong Cassidy: My hunch seems to run that way. At least we're not tipping our hand just yet.
California Carlson: And what's our next move, Hoppy? I'm just itchin' fer action.
Hopalong Cassidy: Ease down, you old fire-eater. If I'm not far wrong, you'll get plenty of action and soon.
Hopalong Cassidy: Your ears didn't fool yuh.
California Carlson: Nuthin' escapes me. I got ears like a mule.
Hopalong Cassidy: Something to that too!
California Carlson: [California realizes he has been insulted and does a double take]
California Carlson: [Talking in his sleep] I now pronounce you man and wife.
Hopalong Cassidy: California, wake up!
California Carlson: Sweetheart!
[He throws his arms around Hoppy]
Hopalong Cassidy: What are you doing?
California Carlson: Excuse me. You ain't the bride!
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