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Captain Woodrow F. Call Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Captain Woodrow F. Call
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“Talk’s the way to kill it. Anything gets boring if you talk about it enough, even death.”
Larry McMurtry
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Lonesome Dove
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Augustus McCrae
Captain Woodrow F. Call
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death
talking
killing
boredom
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“Call’s gone to round up a dern bunch of cowboys so we can head out for Montana with a dern bunch of cows and suffer for the rest of our lives.”
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“I take it back, Woodrow,” Augustus said. “I have no doubt you’ll miss me. You’ll probably die of boredom this winter and I’ll never get to Clara’s orchard
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“‘It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living,’ Augustus said. ‘I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.‘”
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″‘I’m as American as the next,’ [Call] said, taking his hat and picking up his rifle. ‘You was born in Scotland,’ Augustus reminded him.”
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“It was an odd thing, but true, that the death of an enemy could affect you as much almost as much as the death of a friend.”
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“‘Well, Call, I guess they forgot us, like they forgot the Alamo,’ Augustus said. ‘Why wouldn’t they?’ Call asked. ‘We ain’t been around.’ ‘That ain’t the reason—the reason is we didn’t die.‘”
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“The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
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“They were people of the horse, not of the town; in that they were more like the Comanches than Call would ever have admitted.”
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“‘Well, you’re horse thieves, and that’s a sin in my book,’ Call said. ‘Where do you people come from?‘”
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“Men who didn’t know how to get on and off a horse would not be much use around a cow outfit.”
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“I want to be buried in Clara’s Orchard . . . Yes, that’s my favor to you. It’s the kind of job you was made for, that nobody else could do or even try . . .”

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