Ike Clanton Quotes in Tombstone (1993)


Ike Clanton Quotes:

  • Curly Bill: [takes a bill with Wyatt's signature from a customer and throws it on the faro table] Wyatt Earp, huh? I heard of you.

    Ike Clanton: Listen, Mr. Kansas Law Dog. Law don't go around here. Savvy?

    Wyatt Earp: I'm retired.

    Curly Bill: Good. That's real good.

    Ike Clanton: Yeah, that's good, Mr. Law Dog, 'cause law don't go around here.

    Wyatt Earp: I heard you the first time.

    [flips a card]

    Wyatt Earp: Winner to the King, five hundred dollars.

    Curly Bill: Shut up, Ike.

    Johnny Ringo: [Ringo steps up to Doc] And you must be Doc Holliday.

    Doc Holliday: That's the rumor.

    Johnny Ringo: You retired too?

    Doc Holliday: Not me. I'm in my prime.

    Johnny Ringo: Yeah, you look it.

    Doc Holliday: And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?

    Kate: You don't even know him.

    Doc Holliday: Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him.

    Wyatt Earp: [to Ringo] He's drunk.

    Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.

    ["In wine is truth" meaning: "When I'm drinking, I speak my mind"]

    Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis.

    ["Do what you do" meaning: "Do what you do best"]

    Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus apella, non ego.

    ["The Jew Apella may believe it, not I" meaning: "I don't believe drinking is what I do best."]

    Johnny Ringo: [pats his gun] Eventus stultorum magister.

    ["Events are the teachers of fools" meaning: "Fools have to learn by experience"]

    Doc Holliday: [gives a Cheshire cat smile] In pace requiescat.

    ["Rest in peace" meaning: "It's your funeral!"]

    Tombstone Marshal Fred White: Come on boys. We don't want any trouble in here. Not in any language.

    Doc Holliday: Evidently Mr. Ringo's an educated man. Now I really hate him.

  • Ike Clanton: What is that now? Twelve hands in a row? Holliday, son of a bitch, nobody's that lucky.

    Doc Holliday: Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

  • Wyatt Earp: All right, Clanton... you called down the thunder, well now you've got it! You see that?

    [pulls open his coat, revealing a badge]

    Wyatt Earp: It says United States Marshal!

    Ike Clanton: [terrified, pleading] Wyatt, please, I...

    Wyatt Earp: [referring to Stilwell, laying dead] Take a good look at him, Ike... 'cause that's how you're gonna end up!

    [shoves Ike down roughly with his boot]

    Wyatt Earp: The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin' it!

    [lets Ike up to run for his life]

    Wyatt Earp: So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the law's comin'!


    Wyatt Earp: You tell 'em I'M coming... and hell's coming with me, you hear?...


    Wyatt Earp: Hell's coming with me!

  • Frank Stillwell: [Stillwell and Ike are planning to ambush the Earps at the train station] That's Virgil there with the women.

    Ike Clanton: He's mine, understand?

    Frank Stillwell: [Cocking his rifle] Hey Mattie! Where's Wyatt?

    Wyatt Earp: Right behind you, Stillwell.

    [Shoots Stillwell as he turns around]

  • Ike Clanton: What's wrong with him?

    [asking about Doc]

    Milt Joyce (owner: Lunger.

    Ike Clanton: Yeah, well I hope you die.

    [speaking to Doc]

  • Johnny Ringo: [Ringo is trying to get McMasters to rejoin the Cowboys] So, there's nothin' I can say to get you to come back?

    Sherman McMasters: Not after what you done. Not after shootin' at the Earp's women.

    Johnny Ringo: All right then, I guess you can just get back on your horse and ride back down there to your new friends.

    Ike Clanton: [placing a shotgun to McMaster's head] Hey. I just got one question; how're you planning on gettin' back down there?

  • Granville Thorndyke: Shakespeare was not meant for taverns... nor for tavern *louts*.

    Ike Clanton: [Grabbing Thorndyke's arm] Yorick stays here!

    [Wyatt Earp pistol-whips Clanton across the forehead]

  • Cotton Wilson: [wanting to leave before the gunfight] Ike, I can't take this kind of gunplay anymore. Let me out.

    Ike Clanton: [angrily] Get over there.

  • Ike Clanton: [sees Cotton trying to ride away when shooting starts] Cotton! You chicken-livered miserable... !

  • Ike Clanton: Get this through your heads. If this was the east, I could make law the way they do. But the best I can do out here is buy it.

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