Outlaws Quotes

Quotes tagged as "outlaws" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Peter S. Beagle
“We don't steal from the rich and give to the poor. We steal from the poor because they can't fight back --most of them-- and the rich take from us because they could wipe us out in a day.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Dejan Stojanovic
“Is it possible to write a poem or are these words just screams of outlaws exiled to the desert?”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Hunter S. Thompson
“To them the appearance of the Hell’s Angels must have seemed like a wonderful publicity stunt. In a nation of frightened dullards there is a sorry shortage of outlaws, and those few who make the grade are always welcome: Frank Sinatra, Alexander King, Elizabeth Taylor, Raoul Duke... they have that extra “something”.”
Hunter S. Thompson

Ned Kelly
“I do not wish to give the order full force without giving timely warning but I am a widow's son outlawed and must be obeyed.”
Ned Kelly, Jerilderie Letter

Hunter S. Thompson
“Far from being freaks, the Hell's Angels are a logical product of the culture that now claims to be shocked at their existence. The generation represented by the editors of Time has lived so long in a world full of Celluloid outlaws hustling toothpaste and hair oil that it is no longer capable of confronting the real thing. For twenty years they have sat with their children and watched yesterday's outlaws raise hell with yesterday's world ... and now they are bringing up children who think Jesse James is a television character. This is the generation that went to war for Mom, God and Apple Butter, the American Way of Life. When they came back, they crowned Eisenhower and then retired to the giddy comfort of their TV parlors, to cultivate the subtleties of American history as seen by Hollywood.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Randolph Bourne
“Those persons who refuse to act as symbols of society's folk ways, as counters in the game of society's ordaining, are outlawed.”
Randolph Bourne, The Radical Will: Selected Writings 1911-1918

Margaret Madigan
“He had a hint of a Southern drawl, as if he’d worked hard to hide it, but couldn’t quite rid himself of the last of it. It was rough and gravelly, and had the seductive warmth of sinking into strong arms in front of a cozy fire. To my surprise, a spark of that long-dead heat stirred in my belly. This wasn’t the sort of response a woman should have to finding a strange man in her barn.”
Margaret Madigan, Gambling on the Outlaw

Peter S. Beagle
“As for righting wrongs and fighting for civil liberties, that sort of thing, it wouldn't be so bad ... but then we have to sing those songs about wearing Lincoln green and aiding the oppressed. We don't, Cully, we turn them in for the reward, and those songs are just embarrassing, that's all, and there's the truth of it.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Margaret Madigan
“She was dangerous. I’d heard the rumors, that she had a history as a wild woman, that she’d been married to a gambler, maybe even been one herself, that her past was scandalous at best. But who was I to judge? My past was littered with scandal.”
Margaret Madigan, Gambling on the Outlaw

Tom Robbins
“As long as there are fuses, no walls are safe. As long as every wall is threatened, the world can happen. Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Bob Dylan
“There's always one more notch and four more aces Billy, and you're playin' all alone.”
Bob Dylan

George R.R. Martin
“Outlaws or poachers, makes no matter. Dead men make poor company.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Prosper Mérimée
“It strikes me you might place your gifts better. Why should you send powder to a ruffian who will use it to commit crimes? But for the deplorable weakness every one here seems to have for the bandits, they would have disappeared out of Corsica long ago."

"The worst men in our country are not those who are 'in the country.'"

"Give them bread, if it so please you. But I will not have you supply them with ammunition."

"Brother," said Colomba, in a serious voice, "you are master here, and everything in this house belongs to you. But I warn you that I will give this little girl my mezzaro, so that she may sell it; rather than refuse powder to a bandit.”
Prosper Mérimée, Colomba

Peter S. Beagle
“When we go to the fair in disguise, we never win at archery or at singlestick. We do get some nice compliments on our disguises, but no more than that.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Walt Kelly
“Yowpee! I pulls my brandin' irons an' comes out a-bitin' the dust—a reg'lar Hoopalong Cassowary!”
Walt Kelly, Pogo: The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips, Vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder

“Dyin' ain't much of a livin”
Outlaw Josie Wells

Dennis Lehane
“Joe knew what the nod meant-this was why they became outlaws. To live moments the insurance salesman of the world, the truck drivers, and lawyers and bank tellers and carpenters and realtors would never know. Moments in a world without nets-none to catch you and none to envelop you. Joe looked at Dion and recalled what he’d felt after the first time they’d knocked over that newsstand on Bowdoin Street when they were thirteen years old, We will probably die young.”
Dennis Lehane

“Sixty years prior to the death of “Che” Guevara and high in the same Bolivian highlands, Butch Cassidy and Harry A. Longabaugh, “the Sundance kid,” were holed up and then gunned down by the Bolivian army. It is thought that being mortally wounded, one of them shot the other before shooting himself. Attempts to find any remains that match the DNA of living relatives, has so far failed.
However, Butch Cassidy's sister, Lula Parker Betenson, maintained that her brother returned to the United States and lived in seclusion for years. In 1975, Red Fenwick, the feature writer and columnist at The Denver Post, stated that he was acquainted with Cassidy's physician, who continued to treat him for some years after he supposedly was killed in Bolivia.”
Captain Hank Bracker, "The Exciting Story of Cuba"

“Most outlaws steal money and I haven’t got anything against that but
You’re different because you steal dreams .”
Todd Moore