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Captain Woodrow F. Call Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Captain Woodrow F. Call
  1. #1
    “Talk’s the way to kill it. Anything gets boring if you talk about it enough, even death.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “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
  4. #4
    “‘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.‘”
  5. #5
    ″‘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.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  1. #7
    “‘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.‘”
  2. #8
    “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.”
  3. #9
    “They were people of the horse, not of the town; in that they were more like the Comanches than Call would ever have admitted.”
  4. #10
    “‘Well, you’re horse thieves, and that’s a sin in my book,’ Call said. ‘Where do you people come from?‘”
  5. #11
    “Men who didn’t know how to get on and off a horse would not be much use around a cow outfit.”
  6. #12
    “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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