Mrs. Quayle Quotes in Ride a Wild Pony (1975)


Mrs. Quayle Quotes:

  • Jeannie Quayle: I don't like Scott Pirie. Mary Strapp has to sit next to him. She says he smells.

    Mrs. Quayle: Jeannie, he has all the farm chores to do before he comes to school in the morning.

    Jeannie Quayle: He could still have a bath.

    Mrs. Quayle: Could he? The Piries have no running water on their farm. Every drop they use has to be pumped up and heated on the stove.

    Kit Quayle: Anyway, I like Scotty.

    Jeannie Quayle: You would.

    Kit Quayle: Just because you go and visit Josie Ellison in her big rich house.

  • Scotty Pirie: Mr. Quayle, I've got some manure here for you. Shall I put it at the end of the garden?

    [Scotty rides Taff through the Quayles's yard]

    Charles E. Quayle: What are you doing? Watch out for the tomato plants!

    Scotty Pirie: I should spread it out at night so it won't stick so much.

    Charles E. Quayle: Yes, uh, how much do I owe you?

    Scotty Pirie: Nothing, it's a present from my father.

    Charles E. Quayle: Watch out for the...

    [Scotty leaps over the fence on Taff]

    Mrs. Quayle: Well! That's one way to collect illegal fees.

    Charles E. Quayle: Angus Pirie always pays his debts the best way that he can.

  • Mrs. Quayle: Why, Mrs. Pirie, do come in.

    Mrs. Pirie: Scotty is gone.

    Mrs. Quayle: Gone? You mean he disappeared? How long ago?

    Kit Quayle: He hasn't been in school since Tuesday.

    Mrs. Pirie: My husband has gone to the police.

    Mrs. Quayle: Well, come in and have a cup of tea.

    Mrs. Pirie: I thought maybe Kit could go and look for Scotty on the river.

    Mrs. Quayle: You mean on the Ellison property?

    Kit Quayle: Yeah, of course I'll go.

    Charles E. Quayle: Scotty's missing? There's, uh, no need for Kit to go. I shall... uh... ring Mr. Ellison.

  • 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.

  • Jeannie Quayle: Well, I think it's wicked and cruel of Scott Pirie trying to take Josie's pony.

    Kit Quayle: It isn't her pony. It's Scotty's.

    Charles E. Quayle: How do you know it is?

    Kit Quayle: I just know.

    Charles E. Quayle: Well, what if Josie Ellison just knows that it's hers?

    Mrs. Quayle: But supposing it really is Scott Pirie's pony? What happens then?

    Charles E. Quayle: Only a court of law can decide that.

    Jeannie Quayle: If it did go to court, Father, who do you think would win?

    Charles E. Quayle: Well, I'm not prepared to act as judge.

    Jeannie Quayle: Come on, Father, which do you think?

    Charles E. Quayle: In this case, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

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