Pappyism: No shame in bein' boondoggled - providin' you know why.
Gambler: Horse's name is Liberty. He does best with a kind word and a light touch.
Bret: Most folks do.
Tom: When you close up tonight, you and the boys put a shine on everything that doesn't move.
Jack the Bartender: Company comin'?
Tom: You might say that
Jack the Bartender: I'll bet it's a woman, ain't it?
Tom: When I feel the need to unburden my soul, I'll come see ya, all right, Jack?
Bret: Oh, hey Cy. Cy, you on your way out to the ranch?
Cy: Look like I'm fixin' to run the Rio Grande?
Bret: Ya know, a simple "yes" or "no" from time to time wouldn't kill you.
Cy: You buy that (horse) or steal it?
Bret: I won it.
Cy: Same difference.
Bret: Well, if that's all it is, uh, why all the whip and whinny to keep me in the dark?
Tom: 'Cause every time these business types hear the name Maverick, I'm left shakin' hands with a cloud of dust.
Bret: Well, if you'd a come to me in the first place, Tom, we coulda found a way to work that one out.
Tom: Oh, and you'd stay out of it just by my asking?
Bret: Well, I didn't say that exactly.
Bret: Tom, if we're going to make this thing work … uh, we can't go at it like a hen in hot water.
Tom: You're leanin' heavy on this "we" talk.
Bret: That was a nice try, Tom, but, uh, these things take training and experience.
Tom: And a hot streak now and then?
Bret: Well, yeah, now and then. But, cheer up, you should get out of debt in at least six months if this deal goes through.
Tom: By then you'll figure out some other way to put me under.
Jessica: You gotta believe me.
Tom: And give me one good reason why I should.
Jessica: Oh, Tom. I've never lied to you. Well, never seriously.
Tom: Knowing you hasn't been all that easy, Dolly - but it sure ain't been dull.