Wind River (2017) quotes

Director
Taylor Sheridan.

Cast
Kelsey Asbille.
Jeremy Renner.
Julia Jones.

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Man, I get so mad. I wanna fight the whole world. You got any idea what that feels like?
– Chip
I do. But I decided to fight the feeling instead, ’cause I figured the world would win.
– Cory Lambert

Shouldn’t we wait for back up?
– Jane Banner
This isn’t the land of waiting for back up. This is the land of you’re on your own.
– Ben

Luck don’t live out here.
– Cory Lambert

Wolves don’t kill unlucky deer. They kill the weak ones. You fought for your life, Jane. And now you get to walk away with it.
– Cory Lambert

Why is it that whenever you people try to help us, you always insult us first, huh?
– Martin

Just take the pain, Martin. You hear me? You take it.
– Cory Lambert

I’d like to tell you it gets easier. it doesn’t. If there’s any… comfort, it’s… getting used to the pain, I suppose. Went to a grief seminar in Casper. Did you know that? I don’t know why. Just wanted the bad to go away. Wanted answers… to questions that couldn’t be answered. The counselor come up to me after the seminar and sat down next to me. And he said something that stuck with me. I don’t know if it’s what he said, or how he said it. He says, “I got some good news, and I got some bad news. Bad news is you’re never gonna be the same. You’re never gonna be whole, not ever again. You lost your daughter. Nothing’s ever going to replace that. Now the good news is, as soon as you accept that, and you let yourself suffer… you allow yourself to visit her in your mind, and you’ll remember all the love she gave you, all the joy she knew.” Point is, Martin, you can’t steer from the pain. If you do, you’ll rob yourself… You’ll rob yourself of every memory of her. Every last one. From her first step to her last smile. Kill ’em all. Just take the pain, Martin. You hear me? You take it. It’s the only way you’ll keep her with you.
– Cory Lambert

How did he go out?
– Martin
With a whimper.
– Cory Lambert

You don’t catch wolves looking where they might be, you look where they’ve been.
– Cory Lambert

I was ready to quit… then the phone rang… which is never good… but today it was.
– Martin

She ran six miles in the snow.
– Jane Banner
Yes, she did.
– Cory Lambert

I’d like to tell you it gets easier… doesn’t. If there’s any comfort… it’s getting used to the pain I suppose.
– Cory Lambert

Did she die like Emily?
– Casey
She died from the cold.
– Cory Lambert
So just like Emily then.
– Casey

How far do you think someone can run barefoot out here?
– Jane Banner
Oh, I don’t know. How to gauge someone’s will to live? Especially in these conditions. But I knew that girl. She was a fighter. So no matter how far you think she ran… I can guarantee you she ran farther.
– Cory Lambert