100+ Tombstone Quotes that explains about Western Life

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Tombstone Quotes that explains about western life. There are so many Tombstone quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Tombstone quotes exists just do that.

Tombstone is an American film directed by George P Cosmatos. The film tells a story that sets in the nineteenth century in the American Old West. The film was written by Kevin Jarre. Kevin initially directed the film but was later replaced by Cosmatos. The film is narrated by Robert Mitchum who is well known both as a poet and an actor. Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot, Michael Biehn, Dana Delany and Bill Paxton play the major roles. The film was produced under the banner of Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi Pictures. This 130-minute long film was released on 25th December 1993.

The film reflects the 1880s. The events like Earp Vendetta Ride and the Gunfight at the O.K Corral are also portrayed in the film. The film concentrates on the 1880s events that took place at Tombstone, which is a historical city in the country of Arizona.  The film shows us the characters like Doc Holliday, Johnny Ringo, William Brosius and Wyatt Earp.  These were the common lawmen and outlaws prevailed in Tombstone in the 1880s. The film which was made in a budget of about fifty million dollars grossed over fifty-six million dollars worldwide.  Known well as the sixteenth ranked Western genre film; it received many positive reviews and appreciation.

The film started when the outlaw group called the ‘cowboys’ interrupt the wedding of a local police officer. Wyatt Earp is an ex-peace officer who migrates to Tombstone and settles down there with his family. Later in the film, this lawman is pressured to help throw the cowboys out of the town even though he is no longer a peace officer. In the climax of the film, the cowboy head, Curly Bill gets killed. The second half of the film is a hurricane of savagery and ferocity. Since the story is already renowned, the film adds to it. Tombstone was praised not just for its story but also for its unique way of structural composition. The film is understandable and is composed simply. The effect both visual and sound is also another characteristic of the film.

We have dug up these Tombstone quotes from the depths of the internet and brought together best of these sayings in a single article. This post is probably the biggest database of Tombstone Sayings in a single place. These famous Tombstone quotes have the power to change your life by giving a novel outlook about the way you observe different aspects of your life. Hence, these popular Tombstone quotes should be read with caution and proper understanding of the context. Here are tons of Tombstone quotes that will open a treasure chest of Wisdom and experiences: –

“I beg to differ. We started a fight we never got to finish. Play for blood, remember?”

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“Doc about Wyatt: He’s down by the creek, walkin’ on water.”

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“You could have been busted up back there, or killed.”

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“You know why I’m here. My hypocrisy only goes so far.”

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“My life will end someday, but it will end at my convenience.”

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“In all that time workin’ those cow towns, I was only ever mixed up in one shooting, just one. But a man lost his life and I took it! You don’t know how that feels, and believe me boy, you don’t ever want to know. Not ever!”

“I have two guns, one for each of you.”

“You’re the doctor… Sad news friend, you lose.”

“Already got a guilty conscience, might as well have the money too.”

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“And this time…… it’s legal.”

“And you, music lover, you’re next.”

“Credat Judaeus Apella, Non Ego. The Jew Apella may believe it, not I.”

“Doc to Johnny Ringo: You look like someone just…walked over your grave.”

“Doc to Johnny Tyler: Johnny, I apologize. I forgot you were there. You may go now.”

“Don’t need to go heeled to get the bulge on a dub like you.”

“Down by the creek, walking on water.”

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“Ed, what an ugly thing to say… does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know, Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.”

“Fight’s commenced! Get to fightin’ or get away!”

“Forgive me if I don’t shake hands.”

“Go ahead, skin it. Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.”

“How the hell did we get ourselves into this?”

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“I did my duty, now I’d like to get on with my life. I’m going to Tombstone.”

“I don’t know, there’s just something about him. Something around the eyes. Reminds me of… Me. Nope, now I’m sure of it. I hate him.”

“I don’t think I’ll let you arrest us today, Behan.”

“I never saw a rich man that didn’t wind up with a guilty conscience. 2)I already got a guilty conscience. Might as well have the money, too.”

“I said poker’s an honest trade. Only suckers buck the tiger. The odds are all with the house.”

“I said throw down, boy!”

“I stand corrected, Wyatt. You’re an oak.”

“I told you we weren’t getting involved.”

“I’d just like to let you know that you’re sitting at my seat.”

“I’m afraid the strain was more than he could bear. Oh, I wasn’t quite as sick as I made out.”

“I’m dying, how are you?”

“I’m gettin’ about sick of your gas, now jerk that pistol and go to work!”

“I’m gettin’ tired of all your gas, now jerk that pistol and go to work!”

“I’m your huckleberry.”

“It appears he missed an excellent chance to keep his mouth shut.”

“Look, darlin’. Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistol since Wild Bill, they say.”

“Maybe poker’s just not your game Ike. I know! Let’s have a spelling contest!”

“My dear, it appears that we may have to re-define the nature of our relationship.”

“No need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.”

“No. Not me. I’m in my prime.”

“Nonsense. By all means, move.”

“Not me. I’m in my prime.”

“Oh, no need to go heeled to get the bulge on a tub like you.”

“Poor soul, you were just too high strung.”

“Say when.”

“Skin that smoke wagon and go to work!”

“Take a good look at him, Ike… ’cause that’s how you’re gonna end up!”

“That’s what I love about Wyatt. He can talk himself into anything.”

“The Cowboys are finished, you understand? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearin’ it!”

“There’s no normal life, Wyatt, it’s just life. Get on with it.”

“to Johnny Ringo: Why Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.”


“Weave a circle round him thrice, /And close your eyes with holy dread, /For he on honey-dew hath fed, /And drunk the milk of Paradise.”

“Well that is a hell of a thing for you to say Wyatt”

“Well, this happens to be a nocturne.”

“Why Ed does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend… I just don’t think I could bear it!”

“Why should I obtain by force that which I can obtain by cheating?”

“Why, Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle… how lewd.”

“Wyatt to Josephine: You’re different. No arguin’ that. But you’re a lady. I’d take my oath on it.”

“You called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it.”

“You’re no daisy. You’re no daisy at all!”

“You’re the only human being in my entire life that ever gave me hope.”

“Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your hand into a canoe. You understand me?”

“you’re the only human being in my entire life who ever gave me hope.”

“It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

“Damn it, you’re the most fallible, stubborn, self-deluded, bullheaded man I’ve ever known in my entire life.”

“Every person has a legacy. You may not know what your impact is, and it may not be something that you can write on your tombstone, but every person has an impact on this world.”

“Evidently Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.”

“Five hundred… must be a peach of a hand. (responding to Ed Bailey’s Faro challenge)”

“From now on I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur. And tell the other curs the law is coming. You tell ’em I’m coming! And Hell’s coming with me you hear! Hell’s coming with me!”

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”

“I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone.’ Ann Richards”

“I don’t understand why somebody would wanna scratch their name in somebody’s tombstone or anything. But fans are rabid, man; they do unheard-of things.”

“I don’t want a tombstone. You could carve on it ‘She never actually wanted a tombstone.’ ”

“I don’t want my tombstone to say actress. I want it to say human being.”

“I have my tombstone already. A tombstone company in the East gave it to me when I jumped Snake Canyon. My plot is in Montana. Evel Knievel”

“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.'”

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.’ Katherine Dunham”

“I won’t fight you, Ringo. There’s no money in it.”

“Indeed, sir. The last charge of Wyatt Earp and his immortals”

“It will be written on my tombstone in very large letters, ‘Here lies Hikaru Sulu,’ and in very tiny letters, ‘aka George Takei.'”

“I’ve always felt that, when I looked at my tombstone, it shouldn’t say, ‘Mehmet Oz banged out 10,000 open-heart operations.’ I’ve probably done 5,000. Am I any better at it than 10,000? He shook his head. It’s just a different number on the tombstone. ”

“I’ve had such a satisfying life professionally and personally. I hope my tombstone says, ‘Never boring.’ ”

“Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.”

“Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckonin’.”

“Memory, in widow’s weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone. ”

“My sweet, soft Hungarian devil.”

“On my left forearm, I’ve got a gothic cross with a tombstone in the center with the initials ‘E’ and ‘G’ for my friend, the late Eddie Guerrero. ”

“On my tombstone it will say: ‘I tried everything – nothing was easy.'”

“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived.'”

“On my tombstone, I want written: ‘He never did ‘Love Boat!'”

“Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth and our death. Regina Brett”

“Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I’d be safer selling my guns than reserving them for ‘Tombstone II.’ ”

“That will be on my tombstone: He lived five minutes away from Flying Lotus.”

“The chances that your tombstone will read ‘Killed by Asteroid’ are about the same as they’d be for ‘Killed in Airplane Crash.’ Neil deGrasse Tyson”

“The Doc Holliday of legend is a gambler and gunman who appears out of nowhere in 1881, arriving in Tombstone with a bad reputation and a hooker named Big Nose Kate. ”

“The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, ‘I made my parents proud.’ Roger Goodell”

“When I go, if there’s a tombstone it will say, She doesn’t give in. She doesn’t give up. And she never takes no for an answer.”

“Yes, but there’s just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don’t know, reminds me of… me. No. I’m sure of it, I hate him.”

“Yes, it’s true. You are a good woman. Then again, you may be the Antichrist.”

“You ain’t as stupid as you look, Ike.”

“You only live once. You don’t want your tombstone to read: ‘Played it Safe.’

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. ”

“My wife says that my tombstone will read, ‘Here lies Mr.C, who used to be Mr.B.’ So I think that’s probably what I’ll be remembered for. ”

“You acquire certain tastes. And if your taste happens to coincide with the majority of people, then you’re in pretty good shape. But you’re not always right. There were times when I stubbed my toe, and some will end up being on my tombstone – like ‘Supertrain.'”

“I wonder who the devil was?”

“Indeed sir, the last charge of Wyatt Earp and his immortals.”

“Really? What about hell? They got a sign or what?”

“Run. Take that girl and start running. Run and don’t look back. All your life you been running and looking back and just barely existing and calling it getting by. This time run and don’t look back and call it living. Live every second, live it right up to the hilt. Live, Wyatt, Live for me.”

“When will you wake up? You wouldn’t know a normal life if it bit you in the *ss.”

“It is upon such stones that men attempt to permanently etch history so they will not exist in a vacuum; it is the final statement after a lifetime of scratching out divisions upon the ground, over ephemeral time itself, merely to give their short journeys meaning, to tell others “I was here – do not forget me, do not let my brief blast dissolve into nothingness.”

“Orgasme mortel! Päs mal sur la pierre tombale.”

“Death would not surprise us as often as it does, if we let go of the misbelief that newborns are less mortal than the elderly.”

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“The graveyard is not the final resting place of our dear departed but an ephemeral repository of their remains. The real graveyard, however, is somewhere deep in our heart, where we can always visit them at any time of the day, talk about some unforgettable summers, or cry in solitude as if they were always there for us to stay. And should our twilight come, when we can no longer see the light of the day, some people dear to us will build a graveyard in their hearts. They will let us stay for a while or perhaps longer, as long as they continue to remember, but it does not matter anymore. What is comforting to know, no matter how tragic or tranquil our death may be, somewhere somehow someone will always build a sublime place for us to stay. (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Graveyard In Our Heart)”

“Wyatt Earp had been born, and born again, and now there would be a third life, for the iron fist that had seized his soul in childhood had lost its grip at last. The long struggle for control was over, and in its place, he found a wordless acceptance of a truth he’d always known. He was bred to this anger. It had been in him since the cradle. He’d never bullied neighbors or beaten a horse. He’d never punched the front teeth out of a six-year-old’s mouth or hit a woman until she begged. But he was no better than his father, and never had been. He was far, far worse.”

“He blamed television, movies, and books for his love of ghosts. It was a fascination that’s been with him since his youth. He always loved watching or reading anything that had to do with ghosts and haunted locations, especially historic sites like New Orleans, Salem, Tombstone, Gettysburg, and Old San Juan.”

“Jev was certain the words “should’ve known better” would go somewhere on her tombstone, but at the moment her focus shifted to the dozens of angry pixies honed in on her.”

“You are a cool cemetery.
You have the sinner’s grave
You have the saint’s earth
You have all the beds
narrow as a knife;
as if a rally of tombstones to defend death.
But you can’t really postpone
the inauguration of my burial,
can you?

From the poem – Few Words to Cemetery”

“What is there flattering, amusing, or edifying in their carving your name on a tombstone, then time rubbing off the inscription together with the gilding?”

“When Harper was in among the stones she could see brass plaques screwed into the towering pillars of granite. One listed the names of seventeen boys who had died in the mud of eastern France during the First World War. Another listed the names of thirty-four boys who had died on the beaches of western France during the Second. Harper thought all tombstones should be this size, that the small blocks to be found in most graveyards did not even begin to express the sickening enormity of losing a virgin son, thousands of miles away, in the muck and cold. You needed something so big you felt it might topple over and crush you.”

“[after killing Johnny Ringo] It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear.”

“A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.”

“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything should just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment’.”

“Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy.

In the end, all you get is a few words.”

“He thought himself awake when he was already asleep. He saw the stars above his face, whirling on their silent and sleepless axis, and the leaves of the trees rustling against them, and he heard small changes in the grass. These little noises of footsteps and soft-fringed wing-beats and stealthy bellies drawn over the grass blades or rattling against the bracken at first frightened or interested him, so that he moved to see what they were (but never saw), then soothed him, so that he no longer cared to see what they were but trusted them to be themselves, and finally left him altogether as he swam down deeper and deeper, nuzzling into the scented turf, into the warm ground, into the unending waters under the earth.”



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