Ulysses Everett McGill: You ever been with a woman?
Ulysses Everett McGill: You two are just dumber than a bag of hammers.
Pete: The Preacher said it absolved us.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Me an' the old lady are gonna pick up the pieces and retie the knot, mixaphorically speaking.
Ulysses Everett McGill: I'll tell you what I am -- I'm the damn paterfamilias! You can't marry him!
Pete: Wait a minute. Who elected you leader of this outfit?
Pete: What's the devil look like?
Tommy Johnson: I had to be up at that there crossroads
last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.
Ulysses Everett McGill: It does put me in a damn awkward position, vis-a-vis my progeny.
Penny Wharvey McGill: A lot of respectable people have been hit by trains.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Only a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.
Pete: You stole from my kin!
Penny Wharvey McGill: Vernon here's got a job. Vernon's got prospects. He's bona fide. What are you?
Delmar O'Donnell: Them syreens did this to him. They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad.
Pete: Since we been followin' your lead, we ain't got nothing but trouble.
Pete: No one's gonna pick three dirty, unshaved strangers
-- and one of them a know-it-all who can't keep his trap shut.
Ulysses Everett McGill: The personal rancor reflected in that remark I do not wish to dignify with a comment. However, I would like to address your general attitude of negativity. Consider the lilies a the goddamn field or...hell! Take Delmar here as your paradigm of hope.
[Shopping for pomade while on the run.]
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well isn't this place a geographic oddity. Two weeks from everywhere.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, it didn't look like a two-horse town, but try finding a decent hair jelly.
Delmar O'Donnell: Friend? Some of your foldin' money is come unstowed.
Delmar O'Donnell: You ain't no kind of man if you ain't got land.
George Nelson: Jesus saves, George Nelson withdraws!
Delmar O'Donnell: You work for the railroad, Grampa?
Delmar O'Donnell: We thought you was a toad!
Lund: Now, what can I do you for Mr. French?
Ulysses Everett McGill: The treasure is still there boys,
Pete: Do not seek the treasure!
Blind Seer: You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek. But first... first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... a cow... on the roof of a cotton house, ha. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.
Homer Stokes: The color guard is colored!
Washington Hogwallop: Mrs. Hogwallop done R-U-N-N-O-F-T.
Ulysses Everett McGill: I was not hit by a train. Damnit, I am the paterfamilias!
Delmar O'Donnell: Gopher, Everett?
Pappy O'Daniel: Shake a leg Junior! Thank God your mammy died givin' birth. If she'd have seen you, she'd have died o' shame.
Delmar O'Donnell: They...took..his...heart!
Ulysses Everett McGill: [Upon being startled awake] Mmmm. How's my hair?
Ulysses Everett McGill: I detect, like me, you're endowed with the gift of gab.
Big Dan Teague: Thank you boys for throwin' in that fricassee.
I'm a man of large appetite, and even with lunch under my belt, I was feelin'
a mite peckish.
Big Dan Teague: You don't say much my friend, but when you do it's to the point, and I salute you for it.
Ulysses Everett McGill: I am the only daddy you got! I'm
the damn paterfamilias!
Ulysses Everett McGill: A woman is the most fiendish instrument of torture ever devised to bedevil the days of man.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Tommy, what you ridin' there?
Delmar O'Donnell: where's the happy little tire swing?
Washington Hogwallop: I slaughtered this horse last Tuesday. I think it's startin' to turn.
Penny Wharvey McGill: The only good thing you ever did for the gals was get hit by that train!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, you lying...unconstant...succubus!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Are you sure that's Pete?
Delmar O'Donnell: Care for a gopher?
Pete: My pa always said "Never trust a Hogwallop!"
Pappy's Staff: The reason he's pullin' our pants down.
Pappy O'Daniel: I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain't one-at-a-timin' here. We're MASS communicating!
[Discussing how to counter Homer Stokes' campaign for
Pappy O'Daniel: Moral fibre? I invented moral fibre! Pappy O'Daniel was displaying rectitude and high-mindedness when that egghead you work for was still messing his drawers!
Homer Stokes: These boys is not white! These boys is not white! Hell, they ain't even old timey!
Homer Stokes: This band of miscreants, this very evening, interfered with a lynch mob in the performance of its duty.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, I guess hard times flush
the chump. Everybody's lookin' for answers...Where the hell's he goin'?
Ulysses Everett McGill: You can't display a toad in a
fine restaurant like this! Why, the good folks here would go right off
Ulysses Everett McGill: Say, uh, Cousin Wash, I suppose it'd be the acme of foolishness to inquire if you had a hair net.
Man with Bullhorn: All right, boys! Just come on out and grabbin' air! Don't try nothing foolish! Your situation is purty nigh hopeless!
Ulysses Everett McGill: Pete's cousin turned us in for
Delmar O'Donnell: How's that gonna get us a car?
[After the *FOUR* soggy bottom boys finish recording "I
Am a Man of Constant Sorrow"]
[As a noose is flung over Pete]
[About to be hung]
Pappy O'Daniel: Holey moley! These boys are a hit!
Homer Stokes: Is you is, or is you ain't, my constituency?
George Nelson: I'm George Nelson, and I'm feeling ten feet tall!
Ulysses Everett McGill: So you're against me now too? Is that how it is boys? The whole world, God almighty, and now you.
Delmar O'Donnell: You mean to tell me you sold your everlasting
soul for *that*?
Pete: Well I'll be a sonofabitch. Delmar's been saved.
Soggy Bottom Customer: Do you have the Soggy Bottom Boys
performing "Man of Constant Sorrow?"
Ulysses Everett McGill: Ain't you gonna introduce us,
Big Dan Teague: So long boys. See you in the funny papers.
Penny Wharvey McGill: I've spoken my peace and counted
Pappy O'Daniel: Furthermore, in the second Pappy O'Daniel
administration, these boys is gonna be my *brain* trust.
Ulysses Everett McGill: I like the smell of my hair treatment; the pleasing odor is half the point.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, as soon as we get ourselves cleaned up and we get a little smellum in our hair, why, we're gonna feel 100% better about ourselves and about life in general.
Homer Stokes: Those boys desacrated a burning cross!
Delmar O'Donnell: Hey mister! I don't mean to be tellin' tales out of school, but there's a feller in there that'll pay you ten dollars if you sing into his can.
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