Phil Taylor Quotes in Wagons East (1994)
Phil Taylor Quotes:
Ben Wheeler: But leaving would be like giving up.
Phil Taylor: That's exactly what it would be, Ben - giving up! So let's just give up. Let's get out of here. Let's get ourselves a wagon master and go home. Let's go east. What do you say?
Bartender: I say you're a bunch of gutless lily-livered, yellow-belly eastern sissies. All you've done since you got here was whine and complain. Now why don't you go back and leave the west to the real men?
Julian Rogers: Well, actually, I could have the books on the wagon really quickly. And the cappucino machine, you know, is going to travel like a dream.
Phil Taylor: I was a field surgeon during the war. We'd work long hours. We'd eat while we operated. One time, there's this young soldier I was trying to save, he took a cannonball in the stomach. After 18 hours of surgery, I did it. Never felt better in my life. Until, just like that, the patient dies. Turns out I left half a bologna sandwich in his lung.
Ben Wheeler: We can't go East.
Phil Taylor: Why not?
Ben Wheeler: Because!
Phil Taylor: Why?
Zeke: Because it's against "The Code."
Phil Taylor: It's against what code?
Ben Wheeler: You know very well what code. The Code... of the West.
Phil Taylor: Oh, the Code of the West. Isn't that the same code that says, ah...
Ben Wheeler: "The only good Indian is a dead Indian."
Phil Taylor: And "Die with your boots on." Wait, wait a minute, I got another one for you - "If someone steals your horse, you hang him." That's some code. Hey, this is quite a code! Let's just stay here! What a code.
Julian Rogers: It's not a very enlightened ideology.
Phil Taylor: About that leg, Clay. You know, these flesh wounds can be a little tricky. You know, things happen... there are complications.
Clayton Ferguson: You had to amputate?
Phil Taylor: No no no no no no! The leg is, ah, fine... a little stiff.
Clayton Ferguson: Well now, that's to be expected.
Phil Taylor: Well, you know, Clay, ah, the leg is not the only part that's, ah, stiff. Actually, his whole body is kind of, ah, well, he's ah, he's ah, he'd dead!
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