Rosie Velez Quotes in Lust in the Dust (1985)


Rosie Velez Quotes:

  • Rosie Velez: Always the little ones got something to prove.

  • Rosie Velez: Marguerita?

    Marguerita Ventura: The customers call me "Marguerita". The territory calls me "Marguerita". My real close friends call me "Miss Ventura."

  • Marguerita Ventura: You bitch!

    Rosie Velez: Ever since I came here, you've done nothing but treat me like shit. Who the hell do you think you are? Yeah, I was a dance hall girl, but what makes you so high and mighty? You own a whorehouse! A whorehouse!... and with only three whores in it. One of them is just a senile old cow.

    [aside to Big Ed]

    Rosie Velez: No offense, honey.

    [back to Maguerita]

    Rosie Velez: And the other one's so new at it, she doesn't know which end to use. So what does that make you? The only whore in Chili Verde. Yeah, I came here for the gold, because I've been poor all my life.

    Marguerita Ventura: You've got it all wrong, honey. You've been cheap all your life.

    Rosie Velez: Cheap?

    [picks up a chair, and breaks it over Maguerita]

    Rosie Velez: This furniture is cheap.

  • [Rosie's canteen falls and empties its contents in the desert]

    Rosie Velez: My gin!

  • [Rosie is trying to coax her mule]

    Rosie Velez: Only a few more little miles. Only a few more itsy-bitsy, eeny-weeny little miles...


    Rosie Velez: ... and then you can drop dead, you miserable hunk of shit!

  • Rosie Velez: Where are you doing? Don't leave me out here, mister! Oh, I beg you! My ass is on its last legs! I'll die! I've got nothing to eat!

    [Abel looks up, and shoots in the air. A dead vulture crashes to earth]

    Rosie Velez: [sarcastic] Thanks.

  • [Hard Case's gang moves forward to rape Rosie]

    Rosie Velez: No! Stop! Wait! I'm a...

    [looks down]

    Rosie Velez:

    Hard Case Williams: A virgin? Really?

    [Rosie nods yes]

    Hard Case Williams: That DOES make a difference. Then I'LL go first.

    [Hard Case starts sneezing violently]

    Hard Case Williams: I've had carnal knowledge of 215 women and two goats...

    Chang, Hard Case Gang: And the chicken?

    [Hard Case makes a so-so gesture]

  • Rosie Velez: I spy with my little eye something that begins with "C". Give up? CHILE VERDE!

  • Hard Case Williams: Being a leader of men is a very solitary business, miss. So I've been very concerned about my men's libidos until you so conveniently came on the scene.

    Rosie Velez: I'm afraid I don't understand, sir. Are you speaking English? Eso es ingles?

    Hard Case Williams: Poon tang! Poon tang! Is that any clearer little lady? My curse is that I've received the education befitting the son of a Boston preacher, may he rot in hellfire. But I do believe that you get the thrust of my meaning. My men are as horny as jackrabbits.

  • Maguerita Ventura: [at Rosie, who is scrubbing the floor] Finished, Honey?

    Rosie Velez: You could eat off this floor. And *you* probably will.

  • Marguerita Ventura: [at Rosie, who is scrubbing the floor] There *are* other ways of earning your keep around here, you know.

    [implying prostitution]

    Rosie Velez: I'd rather die first.

    Marguerita Ventura: Why, Sugar, you must've died a thousand times.


  • Marguerita Ventura: Lose your way, Honey?

    Rosie Velez: Well, it's the cockroach's shift. *I* sleep from 3 to 10.

    Marguerita Ventura: If you don't like this place, you can git.

    Rosie Velez: Oh, yeah. Well I ain't going nowhere until I find that gold that everybody's been so careful *not* to mention.

    Marguerita Ventura: You think you can just breeze into town and dig it up, huh? Buena suerte. Some of us have been looking for it for *years*.

    Rosie Velez: [snidely] You can tell.

  • Marguerita Ventura: [insinuating Rosie killed Red Dick] So... that only leaves *one* person.

    Rosie Velez: Don't look at me; I slept like a log.

    Marguerita Ventura: Why not? You look like one.

  • Rosie Velez: Oh well. Maybe he'll be back tomorrow. After all, tomorrow *is* another day.

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