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The Ballad of Cable Hogue Quotes

The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Ballad of Cable Hogue stopped airing in 1970.

It features Sam Peckinpah as producer, Jerry Goldsmith, and Richard Gillis in charge of musical score, and Lucien Ballard as head of cinematography.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Ballad of Cable Hogue is 121 minutes long. The Ballad of Cable Hogue is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Jason Robards as Cable Hogue, William Mims as Jensen, Slim Pickens as Ben Fairchild, Vaughn Taylor as Powell, Peter Whitney as Cushing, Stella Stevens as Hildy, Darwin Lamb as The Stranger, and L. Q. Jones as Taggart.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue Quotes

Jason Robards as Cable Hogue

  • (Jason Robards) "I'll live to spit on your grave."
  • (Jason Robards) "Those silly jackasses over there can laugh at me all they want, but they're in a spot of trouble. Now wouldn't you think a stage line could see that? In all the long, wrought out, back-breakin', kidney-shakin', bladder-bustin' miles from here to Lizard, there's not one spot of wet relief for man or beast. Now, if I could bring comfort to the passengers, rest to the teams, food and drink to the drivers, and water to all, well what would be wrong with that? Now listen, there's a preacher out at my diggings. He'll tell you. And you wouldn't doubt a man of the gospel, would you?"
  • (Peter Whitney) "Of course. That's the first man I'd doubt."
  • (Jason Robards) "I always thought you bankers stole for the rich. I didn't know you'd talk to shirttail trash like me."
  • (Peter Whitney) "We don't steal."
  • (Jason Robards) "Well, lend, borrow, invest and mortgage and repossess. What the hell else do you call it?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Ain't had no water since yesterday, Lord. Gettin' a little thirsty. Just thought I'd mention it. Amen."
  • (Unnamed) "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord."
  • (Jason Robards) "Well, that's fair enough with me -- just as long as he don't take too long and I can watch."
  • (Jason Robards) "If sugar were two cents a barrel, I couldn't afford a pinch of salt and egg to put on it."
  • (Jason Robards) "Four days without water -- if you don't think I've put in my sufferin' time, you oughta try goin' dry for a spell. Listen to me. Listen to me. If I don't get some soon, I ain't gonna have no chance to repent."
  • (Jason Robards) "Yesterday, I told you I was thirsty and I thought you might turn up some water. Now about sinnin', you just send me a drop or two and I won't do it no more -- whatever in hell it was that I did. I mean that, Lord."
  • (Unnamed) "Did it ever occur to you, Cable, how wise and bountiful God was to put breasts on a woman? Just the right number in just the right place. Did you ever notice that, Cable?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Well, where in the hell would he put 'em? On their backside?"
  • (Unnamed) "It's a thought."
  • (Jason Robards) "Listen. I was robbed and left to die without a drop. Well, do I look dead? No, sir. Climbed up on my hind feet and walked straight to water. W-A-T-L-E. That sorta grabs you by the sort hairs, don't it?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Lord, you call it. I'm just plain done in. Amen."
  • (Jason Robards) "Told you I was gonna live. This is Cable Hogue talkin'. Hogue. Me. Cable Hogue. Hogue -- me -- me -- I did it -- Cable Hogue -- I found it -- me --"
  • (Jason Robards) "Josh, it's about time you earned your keep. Preach me a funeral sermon."
  • (Stella Stevens) "Oh, for heaven's sake."
  • (Jason Robards) "A good one. Don't make me out no saint but don't put me down to deep."
  • (Unnamed) "You mean now?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Yeah. It's not knowing what they're going to say about you, that's all. Now all my life, I've been scared of this living. Now -- got to do the other. Now come on now. I can't wait all day. I ain't got any time."

Vaughn Taylor as Powell

  • (Vaughn Taylor) "What's your name?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Cable Hogue."
  • (Vaughn Taylor) "C-A-B -- L-E or E-L? How do you spell Cable?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Well, if you're bogging down on Cable, wait till you get to Hogue."

Stella Stevens as Hildy

  • (Stella Stevens) "Butterfly mornings / And wildflower afternoons."
  • (Stella Stevens) "You've been awful nice to me, Hogue. Never bothered you none what I am?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Hell no, it never bothered me. I enjoyed it. Now, what the hell are you? Human being. Try the best you can. We all got our own ways of living."
  • (Stella Stevens) "And loving?"
  • (Jason Robards) "Gets mighty lonesome without it."

L. Q. Jones as Taggart

  • (L. Q. Jones) "You ain't got the guts, Hogue."

Darwin Lamb as The Stranger

(We don't have any quotes for this character)

William Mims as Jensen

  • (William Mims) "Driver, it's getting dark."
  • (Slim Pickens) "Generally does about this time. Damnedest thing I ever saw."

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