[to a bounty hunter who signs his receipt with an "X"]
Sheriff: When are you gonna learn writin'? You might not look smarter, but you'll feel smarter.
[indicates a wanted poster depicting hooded bandits]
Wes: Who are they?
Sheriff: Not much to know about them 'cept for their hoods. They've been robbing banks all across the state of Texas since the war.
Wes: Well, they hit Twin Forks a couple days back.
Jack: Yeah, Sam Sheppard's dead, Ben.
Wes: They killed him and his whole posse.
Sheriff: [grimacing] Damn! They're good.
Wes: I figure if they ain't here yet, they're comin'.
Sheriff: You boys got any good news for me?
Billy: Well, hell, Sheriff - we're here!
Hannah: You're not mad at me for killin' you pa. You're not even mad for robbing those banks or butchering that posse. You're mad because you don't care any more. I made you love me.
Jack: So, Wes... do you think there's any chance in hell she's gonna let you take her in?
Syl: Well, she coulda killed him... She didn't.
Jack: If I go after her again, she's gonna have to kill me.
Syl: Well then, why go after her?
Wes: I gotta see this thing through. How we end it's up to her. You don't have to come along, Syl... Any of ya.
Syl: No, I'm comin'. I have to.
Jack: Well, I had to kill a fifteen-year-old girl. Even if I never understand why I had to do that, I still got to look her mother in the eye.
Billy: They're outlaws... no different from Packer and his crowd. Hell, we went after them for a lot less reason.
Wes: All right then.
Hannah: [to Wes] You feel bad about Silver Creek? I'll tell you about Silver Creek, I was there, so was Ellie and the Widow. I had a son, did you know that? He was four years old, four years old and they gunned him down in the streets like a dog. And your militia, your precious gorillas all six of them they beat the shit out of us and raped us until we bled, and this
[shows the scars on her back]
Hannah: this is war, Captain, and it doesn't stop just because some general says so.
Hannah: [to a soldier who raped her] No more... No more... No more!
Hannah: [points to her head] You can't be raped up here. Nothing can get to you up here unless you let it.
The Widow: Hannah, I've been raped too... but when I make love, I *make love*.
Hannah: I can make love too,
Hannah: can't I sweetheart? I can make people love me.
The Widow: Yeah, I'm sure you can.
The Widow: You know, I actually feel sorry for the poor bastards, I really do.
The Widow: I guess I ain't gonna let you kill him. Been enough killings.
Ellie: It's a little late to go self-righteous on us, Widow, you've done your fair share! And so did that precious daughter of yours!
The Widow: [hits Ellie in the mouth with her gun and knocks her down] I KNOW what I have done, and whatever Janie did or didn't do, that will be on MY conscience, NOT HERS! And your little stunt at the bank, that KILLED Janie!
Ellie: So what?
[Widow cocks her gun]
Jack: [after sex with Widow] My heart, my heart... Your first husband died of his ulcer, right?
The Widow: First husband? No, I ain't ever been married.
Jack: How's that possible?
The Widow: I guess cuz I slaved away for the same old bitch since I was 5, The Widow Wilson. Widow Wilson's me, but no, I ain't ever had no real name.
Jack: What about Janie?
The Widow: Janie? Widow had a brother. Janie's a sweetheart, she deserves better than this... aw well, who doesn't?
Ellie: [returning to Silver Creek where they were raped] Welcome home, Widow, welcome to hell.
Hannah: [takes off the general's badge] All this, for glory? You want a war? I'll give you a war.
Ellie: They followed us here!
Hannah: What do you mean? Who followed us here?
Ellie: Your stinking cowhands are slate for the Twin Forks posse what I mean. The whole damn town's mounting off about it.
Hannah: Did Jack say anything to you?
The Widow: Well we ain't exactly talk much.
Ellie: [laughs] Well that's just beautiful.
Hannah: So they followed us here, so what?
Hannah: [at Silver Creek] Every single thing in this town is dead. We just ain't laid ourselves out yet.
Hannah: Might be nice, mightn't it? Stop, get a home, one with walls I mean, and a man.
Ellie: Don't, you're scaring me.
Hannah: It's only a dream, Ellie, only a dream.
The Widow: Is it? Hell, ain't never too late.
Hannah: Oh yeah, what're we going to do? Earn fees and grub on some God-forsaken prairie for 14 hours a day so we can all get pregnant a dozen times and die, that what you want to do? I didn't think so.
Ellie: Where the hell have you been? Who is he?
Hannah: [laughs] You're jealous.
Ellie: I am not, who is he?
Hannah: He is nobody.
Hannah: I swear, bit a fun, that's all Ellie.
Ellie: You swear?
Hannah: I swear, sweetheart.
Ellie: You wouldn't lie to me!
Hannah: I wouldn't lie to you.
Ellie: I wouldn't like you to lie to me! I can smell him!
Hannah: Don't be silly.
Ellie: Don't leave me, Hannah, please, don't ever leave me.
Hannah: I'll never leave you, Ellie, where would I go?
Ellie: We should take the bank and get the hell out of here.
The Widow: You know Hannah, for once she's right. It's all gonna close in on us.
Hannah: No, it's too risky.
The Widow: Yeah well we don't got many choices, sooner or later we gotta stop, might as well have some money in our pockets.
Hannah: Stop and do what?
The Widow: It don't matter what we do, we keep on like this, somebody's going to figure out who we are.