Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb
You can't tell how good a man or a watermelon is 'til they get thumped.
Never slap a man who is chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.
Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's critical to know what it was
I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a raindance.
If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Grandpa Patterson used to say: Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.
I never miss a good chance to shut up
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.
Silence is sometimes the best answer
A lovely horse is always an experience.... It is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.
The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.
The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time, it's a state of mind. It's whatever you want it to be.
I didn't want to play a rancher. I didn't want to have a cowboy hat on; I wanted to get away from that in the things I do. But I read the script and fell in love with it. As hard as I tried to say no, I couldn't.
I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
I think you're going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It's Americana, it's part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I'm concerned.
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