Johnny Ringo Quotes in Tombstone (1993)


Johnny Ringo 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.

  • Johnny Ringo: My fight's not with you, Holliday.

    Doc Holliday: I beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. "Play for Blood," remember?

    Johnny Ringo: Oh that. I was just foolin' about.

    Doc Holliday: I wasn't.

  • Curly Bill: Hey Johnny, what did that Mexican mean by a sick horse is going to get us?

    Johnny Ringo: He was quoting the Bible, Revelations. "Behold the pale horse". The man who "sat on him was Death... and Hell followed with him".

  • Johnny Ringo: [waiting by an oak tree for Wyatt Earp for a showdown, he believes the person approaching is Wyatt] Well,I didn't think ya had it in you.

    Doc Holliday: I'm your huckleberry.

    [Ringo is startled that it's Holliday and not Wyatt]

    Doc Holliday: Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.

    Johnny Ringo: Fight's not with you, Holliday.

    Doc Holliday: I'll beg to differ, sir. We started a game we never got to finish. Play for blood, remember?

    Johnny Ringo: I was just foolin' about.

    Doc Holliday: I wasn't. And this time...

    [opens his coat to reveal a U.S. Deputy Marshal Badge]

    Doc Holliday: ... it's legal.

    Johnny Ringo: All right, lunger. Let's do it.

    Doc Holliday: [they both start moving in circles slowly into position for a showdown, staring at each other without blinking] Say when.

    Doc Holliday: [they both draw but Holliday is a tad quicker and shoots Ringo in the head and Ringo struggles to stay standing and finally falls] Poor soul. You were just too high-strung.

    [Holliday places the badge on Ringo's corpse]

    Doc Holliday: [Holliday hears running footsteps and turns to see Wyatt Earp approaching] I'm afraid the strain was more than he could bear. Oh, I wasn't quite as sick as I made out.

    Wyatt Earp: Good God.

    [knells to examine Ringo and picks up the badge]

    Doc Holliday: My hypocrisy goes only so far.

    Wyatt Earp: All right. Let's finish it.

    Doc Holliday: Indeed, sir. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his immortals

  • Florentino: [attempting to translate what the Mexican priest said] He talkin loco... crazy... somethin' about a sick horse comin' to get us.

    Johnny Ringo: That's not what he said, you ignorant wretch. Your Spanish is worse than your English.

  • Johnny Ringo: [Ringo has taken Holliday up on his offer to 'finish the game'] All right, 'lunger'. Let's do it.

    Doc Holliday: Say when.

  • [while watching a play in which Faust sells his soul to the Devil]

    Curly Bill: You know what I'd do? I'd take that deal 'n' crawfish, then drill that ol' Devil in the ass. What about you Juanito, what would you do?

    Johnny Ringo: I already did it.

  • Wyatt Earp: I just want you to know it's over between us.

    Curly Bill: Well... bye.

    Johnny Ringo: Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.

  • Johnny Ringo: I want your blood. And I want your souls. And I want them both right now!

  • 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?

  • Johnny Ringo: You gonna stick with your new friends?

    Sherman McMasters: 'Least they don't go around scarin' women.

  • Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [after shooting a few antagonists] Anybody else want to try their luck?

    Wyatt Earp: [Herding the arrested cowboys to jail] Get moving! - Keep moving, all of ya!

    Johnny Ringo: [Holding his wounded arm] All right, Doc.

    [In a threatening tone]

    Johnny Ringo: We ain't finished yet!

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You would have been, but I felt in a charitable mood tonight.

  • Kate Fisher: What difference does it make to you where I go or who I take up with?

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Shut up!

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [throwing her dress on the floor] Get your things together. You're leaving!

    Johnny Ringo: [entering from the bedroom] She's staying here!

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Keep out of this, Ringo!

    Johnny Ringo: You got no right to come bustin' in here!

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm talking to Kate. Take a walk!

    Kate Fisher: Anything you got to say you can say in front of him.

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [with contempt] You slut!

    Johnny Ringo: Wait a minute, Holliday. You don't talk to my woman like that!

    Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [contemptuously] Your woman? Anybody's woman!

  • Johnny Ringo: [after shooting a telegraph delivery man] That'll teach ya to interrupt me when I'm swoonin' the gals!

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