James Ellison Quotes in Ride a Wild Pony (1975)
James Ellison Quotes:
Josie Ellison: He's too fat. He needs more exercise.
James Ellison: Bluey will take him out.
Josie Ellison: He needs a good gallop!
James Ellison: Josie, I'm going into town. How would you like to come with me?
Josie Ellison: No thanks, Dad.
James Ellison: Oh, why don't you come? It'd be a change for you, and... I'd enjoy your company.
Josie Ellison: All right. But I'm not going to get out of the car.
Mrs. Ellison: Josie, what are you doing with that pony?
Josie Ellison: I'm coming out riding with you.
James Ellison: Josie, you can't.
Josie Ellison: Yes, I can. I often used to ride without stirrups.
Mrs. Ellison: I know, darling, but now you must...
Josie Ellison: It's only a matter of balance. I *know* I can do it.
James Ellison: Bluey, take the pony back inside.
Josie Ellison: No, Dad! Dad, I'm going to...
James Ellison: Bluey.
Charles E. Quayle: Mr. Ellison?
James Ellison: Yes?
Charles E. Quayle: Quayle here.
James Ellison: Oh. Well, what can I do for you?
Charles E. Quayle: We've got a missing boy, Scott Pirie. His mother thinks he might be somewhere on your property.
James Ellison: Well, I haven't seen him myself, but I'll tell my stockman to keep an eye out for him.
Charles E. Quayle: Thank you, I'm very much obliged. Goodbye. He's going to ask the stockman to keep an eye out for him.
Mrs. Quayle: Oh, good.
Mrs. Quayle: [to Mrs. Pirie] I hope that makes you feel better.
Mrs. Ellison: James, if you're going into town, could you stop by the Quayles and ask if Jeannie Quayle could come to tea on Sunday?
James Ellison: Yes, of course.
Mrs. Ellison: Josie really hasn't enough to do. It's so difficult. There are so few children around here that she can associate with.
James Ellison: Quayle's something of a troublemaker.
Mrs. Ellison: But Jeannie's a nice little girl. Quite ladylike. Where is Josie? I thought she was here with you.
James Ellison: She's doing her lessons, isn't she?
Mrs. Ellison: No, she'd be finished by now.
[Suddenly they hear Josie screaming]
James Ellison: What do you think of it?
Josie Ellison: It looks like your sulky.
James Ellison: Yes, but it's not for racing.
Bluey Waters: Now all you need is a pony. Would you like to choose one out of the paddock?
Josie Ellison: No. I don't want one that's broken already.
Bluey Waters: Josie, you'll have a job teaching an unbroke pony to pull this thing.
Josie Ellison: I don't care. He'll be my pony, and I want to start from scratch. He won't do anything except for my command.
Josie Ellison: Keep that one, Bluey, don't let him go!
James Ellison: Good choice, Josie. He's the most intelligent and the most determined. Just what you want in a riding pony. But this pony's got to pull your cart. Why not one more docile?
Josie Ellison: I want that one.
James Ellison: He'll give you trouble.
Josie Ellison: I don't care. I want him.
Josie Ellison: Come here, Bo. Come here, you beauty.
Bluey Waters: Why don't you give him a carrot?
Josie Ellison: No, I'm not going to spoil him.
Bluey Waters: He'll never let you near him without one.
Josie Ellison: Yes, he will. Come on, Bo.
Bluey Waters: He's afraid of the chair.
James Ellison: Yes, I know.
Bluey Waters: Would you like me to ride him a bit first, Josie?
Josie Ellison: No, he's my pony, and I'll do it my way. Come on, Bo. I'm not going to hurt you, I'm just going to pet you a bit. Yes, you're all right.
Josie Ellison: He'll go in his own good time.
James Ellison: [picking up his whip] No, Josie, that won't do. You can't let the pony decide.
Josie Ellison: No, Dad!
James Ellison: No, I'm right.
Mrs. Ellison: You must promise me, darling, that you won't ride again.
Josie Ellison: No!
James Ellison: Josie, you must. You could've been killed.
Josie Ellison: I won't be stuck in that house all the time, I won't! And I hate that wheelchair.
James Ellison: Josie, we'll manage something. I promise we will.
Bluey Waters: Look at her go!
James Ellison: I just realized how light that buggy is with only Josie in it.
Mrs. Ellison: But look what she's doing now! James, she's going to...
James Ellison: I know, but she must learn for herself what she can and what she can't do.
Mrs. Ellison: Not Josie. What she can't do, she'll simply try to do.
Scotty Pirie: There's Taff!
Kit Quayle: Where?
Scotty Pirie: There, that's him!
[Scotty starts unhitching the pony from Josie's buggy]
Josie Ellison: Leave him alone! Take your hands off him!
Kit Quayle: Scotty, that's Bo. That's her pony. That's not Taff.
Scotty Pirie: It's Taff!
Josie Ellison: Go on, Bo, go on!
Scotty Pirie: Stay where you are, Taff, stay!
Josie Ellison: Dad! Dad, stop him! Stop him!
James Ellison: What do you think you're doing? Stop that!
Scotty Pirie: He's Taff! He's my pony!
Sgt. Collins: Good morning, Mrs. Pirie. You know Mr. Ellison.
James Ellison: Good morning.
Mrs. Pirie: Would you like a cup of tea?
James Ellison: No, thank you, Mrs. Pirie.
Sgt. Collins: Where's Scotty? He's not at school?
Angus Pirie: What do you want?
Sgt. Collins: We've come for the pony, Angus.
Mrs. Pirie: Scotty's pony?
James Ellison: My daughter's pony, Mrs. Pirie. Your son tried to take him at the town fair.
Angus Pirie: The pony's not here, so get off my land!
Sgt. Collins: We'll go when we're good and ready. Do you want me to search the place, Mr. Ellison?
James Ellison: I don't see the point. The pony could be anywhere.
Sgt. Collins: [pointing to Angus] He knows where it is.
James Ellison: Do you?
[Angus walks away]
Sgt. Collins: Don't be a fool, Angus. If I find you're hiding that pony, I'll lock you up, and your boy, too.
Angus Pirie: You just leave my boy alone and get off my land!
Sgt. Collins: Angus...
Angus Pirie: Get off my land!
Josie Ellison: He's good, Dad. He's ready, Bluey, I know he is!
James Ellison: What do you think, Bluey?
Bluey Waters: I reckon so.
Mrs. Ellison: I haven't seen her so happy since - since it happened.
Josie Ellison: Isn't he wonderful?
James Ellison: Josie, I'm going to enter you for best pony turnout at the town carnival. You think you'll win?
Josie Ellison: Bo can win anything.
Charles E. Quayle: Mr. Crisp says he'd know that pony anywhere.
James Ellison: Are you suggesting that I...
Charles E. Quayle: I'm not suggesting anything. It's a guarantee for both of us.
James Ellison: Do you have any objection to my approaching the pony now, Mr. Quayle?
Charles E. Quayle: None whatever. Scotty, let him go.
[Mr. Ellison approaches the pony, but it backs away]
Josie Ellison: Don't crowd up to his face like that. He doesn't like it.
Scotty Pirie: No, no! They're taking him away!
Charles E. Quayle: Scotty, stop it!
Scotty Pirie: Let me go!
James Ellison: Can't you control that boy?
Charles E. Quayle: Scotty...
James Ellison: I simply want to take the pony to my daughter, or do you object to that?
Charles E. Quayle: No, go right ahead. Kit, will you tell him it's all right?
Kit Quayle: Scotty, honestly, they won't take him away.
Scotty Pirie: How do you know they won't?
Kit Quayle: Because my father won't let them.
Josie Ellison: Tell him not to pull his mane.
James Ellison: Why do you pull on him like that?
Scotty Pirie: You tell her it doesn't hurt him. If you let him go, he plays tricks on you and knocks the feed bin over.
James Ellison: You're giving him too much feed. He's not getting any exercise. Give him one portion of oats and one of chaff.
Scotty Pirie: He doesn't like oats. He won't eat them.
James Ellison: Nonsense.
Josie Ellison: But he doesn't.
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