Unforgiven (1992) quotes

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.

You’d be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.
Little Bill Daggett
That’s right. I’ve killed women and children. I’ve killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.
Will Munny

I don’t deserve this… to die like this. I was building a house.
Little Bill Daggett
Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.
Will Munny
[aims gun]
I’ll see you in hell, William Munny.
Little Bill Daggett
Yeah.
Will Munny
[fires]

 

All right, I’m coming out. Any man I see out there, I’m gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only gonna kill him, but I’m gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down.
Will Munny

Who’s the fellow owns this shithole?
Will Munny
[pause]
You, fat man. Speak up.
Will Munny
Uh, I… I own this establishment. I bought the place from Greeley for a thousand dollars.
Skinny Dubois
[Will levels the shotgun, and speaks to someone standing behind Skinny]
You better clear outta there.
Will Munny
Man: Yes, sir.
[scampers out of the way]
Just hold it right there. Hold it…!
Little Bill Daggett
[Will shoots Skinny. Screaming, the women scatter upstairs]
Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!
Little Bill Daggett
Well, he should have armed himself if he’s going to decorate his saloon with my friend.
Will Munny

[after killing a man for the first time] It don’t seem real… how he ain’t gonna never breathe again, ever… how he’s dead. And the other one too. All on account of pulling a trigger.
The Schofield Kid
It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.
Will Munny
Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
The Schofield Kid
We all got it coming, kid.
Will Munny

Are you still goin’ to kill those men?
Delilah Fitzgerald
I reckon so. The money’s still available, ain’t it?
Will Munny
Yeah. Your two friends have been taking advances on the money.
Delilah Fitzgerald
What?
Will Munny
You know, free ones.
Delilah Fitzgerald
[Will looks confused]
Alice and Silky been givin’ them free ones. Would you like a free one?
Delilah Fitzgerald
I reckon not.
Will Munny
[Misunderstanding Will] I didn’t mean with me. Alice and Silky would be glad to give you one.
Delilah Fitzgerald
I meant I didn’t want a free one with Alice or Silky. Because of my wife back home. I reckon if I was to want a free one, it would be with you.
Will Munny

You better bury Ned right!… Better not cut up, nor otherwise harm no whores… or I’ll come back and kill every one of you sons of bitches.
– Will Munny

I’ve killed women and children. I’ve killed everything that walks or crawls at one time or another. And I’m here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you done to Ned.
– Bill Munny

It’s a hell of a thing, killin’ a man. Take away all he’s got, and all he’s ever gonna have.
Bill Munny

I sure do miss my bed.
Ned Logan
You said that last night.
Will Munny
No, last night I said I missed my wife, tonight I just miss my dadgum bed.
Ned Logan

Hell, Will. We ain’t bad men no more. Shit, we’re farmers.
Ned Logan
Should be easy killing them, supposing they don’t go on down to Texas first.
Will Munny
How long has it been since you fired a gun at a man, Will? Nine, ten years?
Ned Logan
Eleven.
Will Munny
Easy, huh? Hell, I don’t know that it was all that easy even back then. And we was young and full of beans. I mean, if you was mad at ’em, Will, I mean. If they’d done you some wrong, I could see shooting ’em.
Ned Logan
We done stuff for money before, Ned.
Will Munny
Yeah, we thought we did. All right, so what did these fellas do? Cheat at cards? Steal some strays? Spit on a rich fella? What?
Ned Logan
No, they cut up a woman.
Will Munny
What?
Ned Logan
Yeah, they cut up her face, cut her eyes out, cut her fingers off, cut her tits, everything but her cunty, I suppose.
Will Munny
I’ll be dogg – Golly, I guess they got it comin’. ‘Course, you know, Will, if Claudia was alive you wouldn’t be doin’ this.
Ned Logan

Look son, being a good shot, being quick with a pistol, that don’t do no harm, but it don’t mean much next to being cool-headed. A man who will keep his head and not get rattled under fire, like as not, he’ll kill ya.
Little Bill Daggett
But if the other fella is quicker, and fires first…
W.W. Beauchamp
Then he’ll be hurrying, and he’ll miss. Look here…
Little Bill Daggett
[stands and draws his gun]
That’s about as fast as I can draw, and aim, and hit anything more than ten feet away… ‘less it’s a barn.
Little Bill Daggett
But if he doesn’t miss?
W.W. Beauchamp
Then he’ll kill ya.
Little Bill Daggett
[chuckles]
Yeah, that’s why there’s so few dangerous men around like old Bob, like me. It ain’t so easy to shoot a man anyhow, especially if the son-of-a-bitch is shootin’ back at you. I mean, that’ll just flat rattle some folks.
Little Bill Daggett

Any man don’t wanna get killed better clear on out the back.
– Will Munny

It’s been a long time, Bob. You run out of Chinamen?
Little Bill Daggett
Little Bill, well I thought you was, well I thought that you were dead. I see you’ve shaved your chin whiskers off.
English Bob
I was tasting the soup two hours after I ate it.
Little Bill Daggett
Well, actually, what I heard was that you fell off your horse, drunk of course, and that you broke your bloody neck.
English Bob
I heard that one myself, Bob. Hell, I even thought I was dead ’til I found out it was just that I was in Nebraska.
Little Bill Daggett