Jack the Bartender: Hey, Tom. Deke tells me that over the Cock's Crow & The Long Branch they got a real live monkey that plays drum for the folks. What do you think about that?
Tom: Jack, if you want to play the drum, I don't suppose it'd bother me any.
Alfred Baniger: Do you know where I can find this Sandeen?
Philo Sandeen: Where you look, he'll be.
Deputy Sturgess: That dispatch say why this militia is coming to town, Mitch?
Dowd: You know, Sturge, sometimes it pays a body not to be asking questions all the time.
Deputy Sturgess: That mean you don't know either.
Kate Hanrahan: You're not long on manners, are you, Springer?
Mary Lou: Not when I'm after something.
Kate Hanrahan: Well, if you're looking for a job, I'm not interviewing today. Or haven't you decided to give up on being a man yet?
Elijah: Never in my life have I ever heard such caterwaulin'. And that Kate Hanrahan, the worst caterwauler of the whole bunch.
Dowd: I'm worried about this referendum, Elijah.
Elijah: "Give us the vote! Give us the vote!" The way those women whined and shook, you'd think that suffrage was some sorta disease.
Mary Lou: My mother didn't raise any fools.
Mrs. Springer: That's what I pray for most nights.
Philo Sandeen: Now, do you wanna get rid of little yelping shadow, or don't you?
Bret: Just what'd you have in mind, Chief?
Philo Sandeen: She looks strong enough to warm my bedroll. I haven't gotten close enough to look at her teeth yet. I'll give you $20 for her.
Philo Sandeen: Okay, I'll give you twenty-five, that's as high as I go.
Bret: Sandeen, I wouldn't sell you a hot frog for $25, much less her.
Jack the Bartender: Well, most people think that'd be a disgrace - buyin' your own woman of sin.
Shifty Delgrado: I wish I could afford one.
Bret: Do you have any idea what's goin' on over there?
Kate Hanrahan: A party, I believe, and, uh, in your honor.
Kate Hanrahan: Well, yours and your little girlfriend's here. (scoffs) You take a mean picture, you do.
Bret: Oh, they didn't… I'm gettin' just a little sick of other people minding my business for me.
Mary Lou: Oh, Maverick, you're all …
Bret: What with you stickin' that exploding cigar box in my face every time I turn around, half the town just itchin' ta--ta peel the bark off a my carcass…
Mary Lou: Yeah, well, I can understand your being a little put out.
Bret: Put out? Put out don't even breathe the same air that I'm feelin', lady.
Tom: What about Mary Lou then? Can you live with her deal?
Bret: No, but I've managed to live with everything else in this town I don't like. And believe me, the list grows by the hour.
Bret: Well, don't you want to be free to come and go in this world as you please?
Kwai Bo Yung: At night, Maverick, one dreams of many things--sisters, parents, freedom. But always the sun soon returns - and the dreams must leave.
Captain Estelle Saulter: Started fightin' Indians when I was 12--lost my family in a raid. Had no place to go after that, so cut my hair short and joined the Union army. Even fought with General Grant, before he fell into politics. I imagine if I hadn't been wounded, they'd might a never found out, I'd be a full Colonel by now. You shoulda seen the look on that Army doctor's face!
Elijah: Oh, sure, we won, but … everything's slipping away from me just the same. This town had its first honest election. Now, people could come to expect that. Hum, 57 votes …
Kate Hanrahan: Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later, Elijah. Everything changes - except you and me, of course, and our … perfect understanding.
Elijah: Every man needs a place to go, Kate.