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5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“Lonesome Dove” the miniseries, based on an adaptation of the novel of the same name, has to be one of the best examples of the western genre ever created. Written by Larry McMurtry, a Texas native and a great author of western lore, the novel is based on the concept of the Goodnight-Loving Trail and features the adventures of retired Texas Rangers in their efforts to drive cattle in the final years of the “old west.” The miniseries adaptation starred Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall amongst an amazing supporting cast. It’s pretty hard to go wrong with this classic. Here are some of the best quotes from the “Lonesome Dove” miniseries that you can hang your hat on.

1. On Life

5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“Woodrow, you just don’t ever get the point – It’s not dyin’ I’m talkin’ about, it’s livin.'”

2. On Choices

5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“You know how it works, Jake. You ride with the outlaw, you die with the outlaw. Sorry, you crossed the line.”

3. Saying Farewell

5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“It’s been quite a party ain’t it?”

4. On Appreciation

5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“If you want any one thing too badly, it’s likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things – like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.”

5. On Manners

5 Quotes from the ‘Lonesome Dove’ Miniseries You Can Hang Your Hat On

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“I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it.”