Quotations About / On: COWBOY

  • 1.
    You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.
    (Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. "Radio Address, Lufkin, Texas," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (June 5, 1948). Senate campaign speech.)
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  • 2.
    Whoever the last true cowboy in America turns out to be, he's likely to be an Indian.
    (William Least Heat Moon [William Trogdon] (b. 1939), U.S. author. Blue Highways: A Journey into America, pt. 5, ch. 2 (1983). Also known as William Trogdon.)
  • 3.
    You know, there's a cowboy movie where one joker says, "Mighty quiet out there. Too quiet," he says. Same thing every time; it's too quiet.
    (James Poe, U.S. screenwriter, and Based On Play. Robert Aldrich. Sergeant Costa (Jack Palance), Attack! (1956).)
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  • 4.
    What do you think spies are: priests, saints and martyrs? They're a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors too, yes; pansies, sadists and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives.
    (John le Carré (b. 1931), British novelist. Leamas, in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, ch. 25 (1963).)
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