Watching last Sunday's premiere of AMC's awesome new Western "Hell on Wheels" — about a former Confederate soldier out for revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife — got us thinking about just how badass the heroes of Westerns truly are. In particular, has there ever been a cowboy, lawman, or train robber who couldn't sling a killer line as well as he could a sixgun? In honor of "Hell on Wheel's" Cullen Bohannon's emergence as the newest one-liner king of the Wild West, here's a list of the most badass quotes from some of the greatest Westerns of all time. Remember to check out "Hell on Wheels" Sundays at 10 p.m., right after "The Walking Dead" on AMC.
The Man With No Name, "The Good the Bad and the Ugly"
"You see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig."
Doc Holliday, "Tombstone"
"I’m your huckleberry."
Josey Wales, "The Outlaw Josey Wales"
"Dyin’ ain’t much of a living, boy."
Wyatt Earp, "Tombstone"
"All right Clanton, you called down the thunder and now you’ve got it. You see that? It says United States Marshall. Take a good look at him Ike because that’s how your gonna end up. The cowboys are finished you understand me? I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it. So run you cur, run, tell all the other curs that law is coming, you tell I’m coming, and Hell’s coming with me you hear? Hell’s coming with me."
Will Munny, "Unforgiven"
-- "Be you William Munny out of Missouri? Killer of women and children?" -- "That's right. I've killed women. I've killed children. I've killed just about everything that walked or crawled at one point. And now I'm here to kill you Little Bill, for what you done to Ned."
Pike Bishop, "The Wild Bunch"
"If they move ... kill 'em!"
Cullen Bohannon, "Hell on Wheels"
"You come at me with a knife, son, you better be ready to use it."
Jesse James, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
"Don't tell me what I can and can not do, Ed."
Will Kane, "High Noon"
"Don't shove me Harv. I'm tired of being shoved."
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