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No Country for Old Men Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from No Country for Old Men
  1. #1
    “Ninety percent of the time. It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people cant be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.”
  2. #2
    “You think ... yesterday don’t count. But yesterday is all that does count. ”
  3. #3
    “People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don’t deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things”
  4. #4
    “They pretend to themselves they are in control of events where perhaps they are not. ”
  5. #5
    “Moss walked out onto the prairie behind the motel with one of the motel pillows under his arm and he wrapped the pillow about the muzzle of the gun and fired off three rounds and then stood there in the cold sunlight watching the feathers drift across the gray chaparral, thinking about his life.”
  6. #6
    “People think they know what they want but they generally don’t. Sometimes if they’re lucky they’ll get it anyways. Me I was always lucky. My whole life. I wouldn’t be here otherwise.”
  1. #7
    “I think it is more like what you are willin to become. And I think a man would have to put his soul at hazard. And I wont do that. I think now that maybe I never would.”
  2. #8
    “Well let’s just take it one day at a time”
  3. #9
    “Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this.”
  4. #10
    “If you knew there was somebody out here afoot that had two million dollars of your money, at what point would you quit lookin for em?
    That’s right. There ain’t no such a point. ”
  5. #11
    “He said I was bein hard on myself. Said it was a sign of old age.”
  6. #12
    “What do you say to a man that by his own admission has no soul? Why would you say anything? I’ve thought about it a good deal. But he wasn’t nothin’ compared to what was comin’ down the pike.”

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  1. #13
    “Everything I ever thought has turned out different.”
  2. #14
    “The papers said it was a crime of passion and he told me there wasnt no passion to it. ”
  3. #15
    “I believe that whatever you do in your life it will get back to you. If you live long enough it will. ”
  4. #16
    “By the time you figured it out it would be too late”
  5. #17
    “One of the things you realize about gettin older is that not ever’body is goin to get older with you.”
  6. #18
    “My daddy always told me to just do the best you knew how and tell the truth. He said there was nothin to set a man’s mind at ease like wakin up in the morning and not havin to decide who you were. And if you done somethin wrong just stand up and say you don’t it and say you’re sorry and get on with it. Dont haul stuff around with you.”
  7. #19
    “I always thought when I got older that God would sort of come into my life in some way. He didn’t. I don’t blame him. If I was him I’d have the same opinion about me that he does.”
  8. #20
    “You dont start over. That’s what it’s about. Ever step you take is forever. You cant make it go away.”

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