Quotes from the Movie Midnight Cowboy

You know what you can do with them dishes. And if you ain't man enough to do it for yourself, I'd be happy to oblige. I really would.

Joe Buck

Lotta rich women back there, Ralph, begging for it, paying for it, too...and the men - they're mostly tutti fruttis. So I'm gonna cash in on some of that, right?...Hell, what do I got to stay around here for? I got places to go, right?

Joe Buck

Well, sir, I ain't a for-real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud.

Joe Buck

You know what you gotta do cowboy?

Joe Buck

You want me to stay here. You're after somethin'. What are you after? You don't look like a fag.

Joe Buck

We ain't gonna have to steal no more, that's what I'm tryin' to tell ya. I've got eight bucks in my damn pockets, twenty more come Thursday, boy. We're gonna be ridin' easy before very long, I'm gonna tell ya. She went crazy if you want to know the damn truth of it...She turned into a damn alley cat.

Joe Buck

Yours was the only one left with a palm tree on it. The clothes are damn cheap here too, you know that?

Joe Buck

Everything we got only set us back ten and some... Hey you know, Ratso. Rico, I mean. I got this damn thing all figured out. When we get to Miami, what we'll do is get some sort of job, you know. Cause hell, I ain't no kind of hustler. I mean, there must be an easier way of makin' a living than that. Some sort of outdoors work. What do ya think? Yeah, that's what I'll do. OK Rico? Rico? Rico? Hey, Rico? Rico?

Joe Buck

Terrific shirt.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here! Actually, that ain't a bad way to pick up insurance, you know.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

You know, with proper management, you could be takin' home fifty, maybe a hundred dollars a day, easy.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

The X on the windows means the landlord can't collect rent, which is a convenience, on account of it's condemned.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

Got my own private entrance here. You're the only one who knows about it. Watch the plank. Watch the plank. Break your god-damn skull. No way to collect insurance.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

It's not, not bad, huh? There's no heat here, but you know, by the time winter comes, I'll be in Florida.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

You know, in my own place my name ain't Ratso. I mean, it just so happens that in my own place, my name is Enrico Salvatore Rizzo...At least call me Rico in my own god-damn place.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk. Did you know that? That's a fact. In Florida, they got a terrific amount of coconut trees there. In fact, I think they even got 'em in the, uh, gas stations over there. And ladies? You know that in Miami, you got, uh, you listenin' to me? You got more ladies in Miami than in any resort area in the country there. I think per capita on a given day, there's probably, uh, three hundred of 'em on the beach. In fact, you can't even, uh, scratch yourself without gettin' a belly-button, uh, up the old kazoo there.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

End up a hunchback like my old man? If you think I'm crippled, you should have caught him at the end of the day. My old man spent fourteen hours a day down in that subway. He come home at night, two to three hours worth of change stained with shoe polish. Stupid bastard coughed his lungs out from breathin' in that wax all day. Even a faggot undertaker couldn't get his nails clean. They had to bury him with gloves on.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

Not bad, not bad for a cowboy. You're OK. You're OK.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

You want the word on that brother and sister act. Hansel's a fag, and Gretel's got the hots for herself so who cares, right?

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

I don't think I can walk anymore. I've been fallin' down a lot. I'm scared...You know what they do to ya when, when they know you can't, when they find out that you can't walk-walk. Oh Christ.

Enrico Salvatore Ratso Rizzo

I'm gonna use ya. I'm gonna run you ragged...You and me can have fun together. It doesn't have to be joyless.

Mr. O Daniel

I've prayed on the streets. I've prayed in the saloons. I've prayed in the toilets. It don't matter where, so long as He gets that prayer.

Mr. O Daniel

Do you love me Joe? Do you love me? Love me? You're the only one Joe. You're the only one. You're better Joe. You're better than the rest of 'em. You're better than any of them Joe. You love me Joe. You're better than all of 'em. You're the best Joe.

Annie

Like, uh, say, hay, lay, hay, hey, lay, hmmm...gay ends in y. Hmmm? Do you like that?...Gay, fey. Is that your problem, baby?

Shirley

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