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100 Best Yellowstone Quotes

The American television series, Yellowstone deals with conflicts in the countryside. Yellowstone focuses on the Dutton family as they try to keep ahold of their ranch. Moreover, it is up to the Dutton’s to prevent attacks by land developers and Indians on their cherished ranch.

Be on the lookout for Kevin Costner (John Dutton), Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), and many more in this gritty Paramount series.

There might not be nearly as many locations’ changes throughout the series, but the hilarious and wisdom-filled quotes make the show worthy of an Emmy award. Here is the scoop on the beloved Yellowstone quotes!

1. “Learn to be meaner than evil and still love your family and enjoy a sunrise.” — John

2. “For someone with no spine, you’ve sure got a lot of balls.” — Beth

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3. “There’s sharks and minnows in this world, Jimmy, and if you don’t know which one you are, then you ain’t a shark.” — Rip

4. “I have every right to be here. Every right. I have a right. This is America.” — Dan

5. “Serve your father’s family or serve your own. Like it or not, that choice is coming.” ― Christina

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6. My tomorrows are, well, they’re all words. There’s no word I’d rather call you if that’s what you want.” — Rip

7. “I believe in lovin’ with your whole soul and destroying anything that wants to kill what you love. That’s it. That’s all there is.” — Beth

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8. The whole world’s a test, son. Don’t let them ever trick you into thinking differently.” — John

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9. “Well, that’s what it means. It means that you have me, that I’m yours. It means come live your life with me. The only thing I ask is that you outlive me, so I never live another day without you.” — Beth

10. “If men were responsible for giving birth, the human race wouldn’t have lasted two generations.” — Evelyn

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11. “Pray like hell and hold on.” — Lloyd

12. There ain’t no such thing as luck, but I sure believe in stupid cause’ you prove it every f–kin’ day!” — Rip

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13. “The only reason you’re not choking on irony is the size of your mouth.” — Beth

14. “Work, family life—it’s so demanding. A little fresh air, a little ‘me’ time.” – Beth Dutton

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15. “Killers don’t seek their victims’ approval.” – Kayce Dutton

16. “When all this is over, I’m gonna hang your diploma above my toilet in my guest house. You have my word.” – Beth

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17. “Where’s the fun in wrecking a single man? When I break you, I want to know I’m breaking generations.” – Beth

18. “You know, when you boil life down, it’s funny just how little you need, isn’t it?” – Rip Wheeler

19. “Thank God. Coffee. A pour-over? God bless you. The best measure of progress in a town is decent coffee.” – Christina

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20. “It wasn’t a move. I’m just meaner than you.” – John Dutton

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21. “All the angels are gone, son. There’s only devils left.” — John

22. “I look at every day with you as a gift.” — Rip

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23. “We’re with the Yellowstone. Nobody’s gonna mess with us.” — Jimmy

24. “You’re either born a willow or born an oak. That’s all there is to it.” —Lloyd

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25. “We’re enemies now.” — John

26. “There’s a saying out here. If your daughter’s riding a horse, no one’s riding her.” – John

27. “Your grandfather used to say you can’t fix a broken wagon wheel, but you can use the parts to make a new one.” — John

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28. “Look, it’s a horrible thing to say, but the best thing for this world is if he goes to sleep tonight and doesn’t wake up in the morning.” – Sheriff Haskell

29. “Soldiers don’t tell war stories anymore, dad, because wars these days, it’s just about trying to live through them.” – Kayce Dutton

30. “I am the rock therapists break themselves against.” – Beth

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31. “We need to find a less subtle means of expressing our displeasure.” – Malcolm Beck

32. “I don’t choose the way. I make sure no one questions yours.” – Rip Wheeler

33. “Be a man about it. Don’t scream.” – Rip

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34. “As a friend, I’ve always treated you as an equal.” – Jamie Dutton

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35. “Someday your son’s gonna test you. He’s gonna force you to make a decision that not only determines his future but your place in it.” – John

36. “You can’t unmake family, Jamie, but you can take their gold card.” – Beth

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37. “Lawyers are the swords of this century. Words are weapons now. I need you to learn how to use them.” – John

38. “I like having somebody to fight for rather than something. When you fight for a thing, the thing doesn’t care if you win or lose because the thing ain’t alive. But when you fight for people, they care.” – Kayce Dutton

39. “You know, when you boil life down, it’s funny just how little you need, isn’t it?” – Rip

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40. “Cancer doesn’t have much foresight, so it kills its hosts, which kills it. Cancer is suicide from the inside out. That’s what you are, Beth.” – Rip

41. “In your imagination, you barely know him! You miss what you thought you were, that’s all. You’ll miss that whether you’re alive or not.” – Garrett Randall

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42. “Should is a useless word, almost as useless as hope.” — Willa

43. “I am never early, and I am never late. I am the constant your time adjusts to.” – Caroline Warner

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44. “I think she can make Montana the fastest-growing state in the nation. Behind every milestone of human history stands a monster, and that’s our monster.” – Caroline

45. “There’s no such thing. There’s no such thing as right or wrong. There’s no such thing as fear or moral.” – Garrett Randall

46. “Karma comes in all shapes and sizes. Guess it’s me today.” – Walker

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47. “When the misery is bad enough, tomorrow is rarely factored into decisions.” — Monica

48. “Every so often, you say something that makes me think you’re smart. And then I look at you and that thought fades.” — Beth

49. “You are the trailer; I am the tornado.” — Beth

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50. No one will mourn your loss, son, because this isn’t losing your life; this is quitting it.” — John

51. “You ever have a girl look at you and your whole world just stops?” — Jimmy

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52. I hope I never meet the first man who thought it was a good idea to ride a bull.” ― Carl

53. This f**kin place. It’s a magnet for everything that’s wrong in this f**kin’ world.” ― Walker

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54. That rifle has the power to take a life. Whatever you point it at. You know that right?” ― John Dutton

55. You know, the thing about suicide, you don’t just kill yourself, you kill every memory of you.” ― John

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56. No one wants to merge with you. You have a three-to-one debt ratio. It’d be easier to sell VCRs. — Beth

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57. I gotta tell you something, and it comes from a place of love. You should really consider killing yourself.” ― Beth

58. I see things in people, and I feel like if I can touch it, even if the rest of the person is rotten, I can take that good thing and make it part of me.” ― Beth

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59. The difference between raising a son and a daughter. All you do with a daughter is just trying to keep her from getting screwed. All you do with a son is trying to keep him from screwing himself.” ― John

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60. “I have been down this road many, many times before, buddy. And no one who tried it is alive to tell you how poorly that worked out for them.” – Beth Dutton

61. “My mother was the spine of this family. She was the center. And without her, he’s, well, the best of him died with her.” – Beth

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62. “Boy, get over here. The only painless way to learn this lesson is to watch it.” – Rip Wheeler

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63. It’s the one constant in life. You build something worth having, someone’s gonna try to take it. — John

64. You realize you ain’t dead, and you’re not gonna die, and you gotta face all the decisions you made. — John

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65. “I’d rather kill a thousand men than shoot another horse.” – Rip Wheeler

66. “No one has a right. You have to take a right. Or stop it from being taken from you.” – John Dutton

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67. “‘I’m sorry’ are two words you never have to say to me.” — Rip

68. “He is, he is a disappointment and my greatest failure, but I, I raised him, and I love him, as much as I’ve tried not to. So, just answer the question. Do I still have him?” -John

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69. “I’m saying no more collateral damage, you hear me? We don’t kill sheep; we kill wolves. What you did was cruel, honey.” -John

70. “This is my home.” -Beth

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71. “Life is plenty hard. You don’t need to help it, you hear me?” -Rip

72. “What in the fuck was that about? What kind of childhood bullshit are you workin’ out at the dinner table?” -Rip

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73. “You’re just pourin’ gas on the fire, Rip. Just dumpin’ it right on the damn fire.” -John

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74. “Stray kid’s just fine. No stray dogs.” -John

75. “You are going to run for office just so your son doesn’t get it?” -Lynelle

76. “Well, it can’t be loved. God wouldn’t let you love somethin’ that can’t love you back.” -Kayce

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77. “If Walker’s such a problem, what’s he still doin’ here? You’ve enforced the rules of this ranch for 30 years, Lloyd. For you to be the one to break ’em what do you think that says to everybody else? It’s your last chance, but if you blow it, Lloyd. You understand?” -John

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78. “Everything, you miserable mother fucker.” -Beth

79. “I wonder if you can take a guess on what would entice me to take a job doing exactly what my family has been fighting against for a century.” -Beth

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80. “Well, I’d love to meet the doctor who came up with that diet.” -John

81. “Well, I’d offer my advice, dad. But I’ve never been in that situation.” -Beth

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82. “Son, if I spent a week thinkin’ of ways to fuck up my day, I could not have come up with this.” -John

83. “I could have done without the anatomy lesson, but that’s OK. I’ll work that shit out in therapy.” -Beth

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84. “Stubbornness is not a business strategy, Beth. It’s how you lose the ranch altogether. You’re smart enough to know that.” -Caroline

85. “You couldn’t fill a thimble with my faith in humanity, but that bastard? He, well he tricked me.” -Beth

86. “It’s time for you to create your own, shadow, son, and stop standin’ in someone else’s.” -Garrett

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87. “Look, it’s a horrible thing to say, but the best thing for this world is if he goes to sleep tonight and doesn’t wake up in the morning.” -Sheriff Haskell

88. “What happened to yours, you insensitive little fuck.” -Beth

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89. “You’re home. I’d like to end this day on a victory. We’ll talk defeat tomorrow.” -Beth

90. “It’s me. Once you put a name to this face, you’ll never forget it.” -Roarke

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91. “Hm? You think you’re winnin’ this game? You don’t even know the goddamned rules. But don’t worry, I’m gonna teach ’em to ya.” -John

92. “The whole fuckin’ valley is dyin’ today.” -Rip

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93. “Hell, nobody can afford the Yellowstone. The Yellowstone ain’t a ranch, it’s an empire. Empires you take.” -Garrett

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94. “Because no one lives within a hundred miles. It’s a county with no people, no sheriff, and no 12 jurors of your peers.” -Lloyd

95. “People talk about makin’ a difference, but they don’t because they don’t try. They don’t risk. You risked — everything. Today, you made a difference.” -Rainwater

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96. “Expensive taste runs in the blood.” -John

97. “It’s handled. He saved you the indignity. So, what do you say?” -Beth

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98. “Beth, I can’t go to no courthouse. There’s no record that I even exist on this planet.” -Rip

99. “Cowboys and dreamers. Why I only love cowboys and dreamers, I will never understand. They put me through hell from the first kiss. Knowin’ me, I’ll probably marry another one.” -Mrs. Wilson

100. “I don’t know if I can be in a relationship with someone who shows such poor judgment.” -Jimmy

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10 Best Yellowstone Quotes