Parson Quotes in The Alamo (1960)


Parson Quotes:

  • Smitty: So many times every day you stop and give thanks, but mostly I don't catch on what you're thanking the Lord for. I mean, there's nothing special.

    Parson: I give thanks for the time and for the place.

    Smitty: The time and the place, Parson?

    Parson: The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less.

  • Parson: Ye godless jaspers! Who are ya? Freemasons? Rosicrucians? Heathen emissaries from the depths of Babylon? Boozers! Gluttons! Gamblers! Fornicators!

    Steve Bull: Whassa fornicator?

    Haywood Holbrook: I dunno. I ain't a religious man.

  • Parson: [when some travelers have been newly rescued from hunger and cold] Rumson, I am entering your house to pray for the unfortunate victims.

    Ben Rumson: Not tonight Parson, these folks have suffered enough. Now why don't you do that outside where God can hear you better, 'cause I'll be talking in here.

  • Parson: [First lines] Mammy, we're almost through with the pickin'.

    Mammy: Yes sir! And we done put in a good season of work!

  • Parson: Hello, Adam and Eve. What are you doin' 'round here?

    Adam: Well, we just come down to see if you had time to marry us?

    Eve: That's right.

    Parson: To marry you? Are these eleven children yours?

    Adam: That's right! And we thought it was about time for us to make it more permament.

    Eve: That's right.


    Parson: Seems like you made it mighty late to get 'round here to be married. The damage is all done!

  • Johnson Kid: Good night, Mammy.

    Mammy: Good night.

    Spunk: Good night, Mammy.

    Mammy: Good night, Spunk.

    Missy Rose: Good night, Pappy.

    Parson: Good night, Missy.

    Zeke: Good night, Mammy.

    Mammy: Good night, Zeke.

    Zeke: I'll see you in the morning.

    Mammy: All righty.

    Johnson Kid: Good night, Zeke.

    Zeke: Good night, sleep tight. Good night, Pappy.

    Parson: Good night, Zeke.

    Spunk: Good night, Pappy.

    Parson: Good night, Spunk.

    Mammy: Oh, thank God.

  • Parson: [Family surrounding the wagon with cotton crop destined for the market] Let us give thanks for our success this year. Let us kneel right down here. We is most thankful for this bountiful crop, oh Lord.

    Mammy: Yes sir!

    Parson: And we trust you won't be offended if we just ask one favor more. *Please* Lord, let us get a good price for our cotton.

  • Parson: Come, Son, I am not here to judge you.

    Zeke: Oh, Pappy, I've sinned. I've sinned! And I'm hangin' on the edge of hell!

    Parson: Yes, Son, but the Lord forgives.

    Zeke: My heart is achin' for my poor brother. Oh, my heart is achin'! Oh, Pappy, show me how to repent. Show me the way.

    Parson: Look, Son, the Lord has sent an angel to show you the way. Can't you see him comin' in that snow white chariot, in his snow white robe? Can't you hear him Son? It is the angel of the Lord. That comforts them that mourns. Look, Son! Can't you see him?

    Zeke: Yes, Pappy, I see him and I hear him. The Lord has done shown me the light. The Lord has shown the truth of his creation. I lay my brother down in the ground. But, the ground can't hold my brother. No, Pappy, the ground can't hold him. For the Lord is stronger than the ground. But, the Lord is the ground. The Lord is the sky and the heavens and the moon and the sun. The Lord is the earth and all the living things on earth. The Lord in his kingdom. Ain't no pain. Ain't no more sorrow. And there ain't no more death. So, why do wail and grieve?

  • Parson: Mammy, where is my pipe? Why'd you hide my pipe for anyway? Why can't you let things be?

    Mammy: I been stopped it where you just left it. Oh, here it is you old stew pot.

  • Zeke: Pappy, can I come into your house?

    Parson: Boy, you're just in time to help us with the pickin'.

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