Dan: I wondered what happened to Sam.
Johnny: You know him?
Dan: Sam Blake. Real well.
Johnny: Well, he got hung for horse stealing.
Dan: That's one sure way to break the habit.
Carl Shoemaker: Well, I, I imagine the people in Abilene were disappointed when you told them you were leaving.
Dan: They managed to hide it.
Carl Shoemaker: Oh?
Dan: You'd be surprised how unnecessary I started looking once trouble dies down.
Carl Shoemaker: Well, you won't find this town ungrateful.
Dan: I like my gratitude once a month, payable to the nearest bank.
Dan: A town marshal's been killed. Unless I do something about it, it's liable to develop into a bad habit.
Carl Shoemaker: You like cats?
Dan: Why not? They're independent. They don't ask any favors. They'll even catch your mice for you - if you don't rub them the wrong way.
Walt Hawks: Don't you know who I am?
Dan: Yep. I never walked into a town yet where I didn't have to to lick someone who thought he was real tough. You're him.
Lacy Hawks: A man oughta die with his best shirt on. It saves the undertaker from putting it on afterwards.
I wasn't cut out to be a rancher, Marshal. Now, the way I figure it ... nowadays, a fella's got about two ways he can go in order to amount to anything: the way Billy the Kid took -- and your way.
Billy the Kid
(William McCarty, 1860-1881) was one of the most notorious and celebrated outlaws of the Old West.