When you think about it, which I have been lately, is they weren't paying me to walk away. They were paying me so they could walk away.
It's man's nature to take what he wants. That's how we're born.
Someday when you walk in my shoes you might understand.
I ain't never walking in your shoes.
Twenty-two robberies. Over four hundred thousand dollars in losses. More in delays. The Southern Pacific will have Ben Wade convicted in a federal court. Hanged in public. An example made. And we will pay to make it happen.
Y'all notice he didn't mention any of the lives I've taken.
Ben Wade has a gang and they're out there tonight, somewhere.
If I don't go, we gotta pack up and leave. Now I'm tired, Alice. I'm tired of watching my boys go hungry. I'm tired of the way that they look at me. I'm tired of the way that you don't.
You know, this whole ride... it's been egging on me. That's what the government gave me for my leg - 198 dollars 36 cents and the funny thing is that... when you think about it, which I have been lately, is they weren't paying me to walk away, they were paying me so they could walk away.
They're gonna kill you and your father, William. They're gonna laugh while they do it. I think you know that.
You got us through the tunnels. You helped us get away.
If I had a gun in them tunnels, I would have used it on you.
Kid, I wouldn't last five minutes leading an outfit like that if I wasn't as rotten as hell.
William, I want you to give this back to your mother. I want you to tell her that it helped me find what was right.
I'm gonna be a day behind you, William. Unless something happens, and if it does, I need a man at the ranch to run things, protect our family, and I know that you can do that because you've become a fine man, William. You've become a fine man. You got all the best parts of me. What few there are. [Dan shakes William's hand] And you just remember that your old man walked Ben Wade to that station when nobody else would.