American Gothic Quotes

American Gothic

 

American Gothic Quotes

Merlyn Temple: Someone’s at the door!


Deputy Ben Healy: I’m sick of keepin’ secrets, Lucas.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Then leave that one alone, Ben. ‘Cause the next time you go back there, you’ll be stinkin’ up the place yourself.


Caleb Temple: I ain’t your son!
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Beg to differ.


Caleb Temple: I don’t like trains, and I hate apple pie!
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well… fine.


Caleb Temple: I hate you!
Sheriff Lucas Buck: And someday, we’ll make that hate work for you.


Caleb Temple: I hate you!
Sheriff Lucas Buck: For now.


Caleb Temple: I smell a ghost.


Caleb Temple: I’m not like every little boy. I’m Lucas Buck’s son.
Deputy Ben Healy: I know that…
Caleb Temple: So when I tell you to do something, you gonna do it, right?


[to Merlyn, who’s a ghost]
Caleb Temple: I’m tired of your preaching. Tired of your white dress. And I don’t wanna see you no more. So why don’t you just go somewhere and decompose?


Caleb Temple: The Buck starts here.


Caleb Temple: They say you dream about the person who’s gonna kill you.


Caleb Temple: This ain’t right.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Sure it is, boy. You’re doing fine.
Caleb Temple: No, sir.


Deputy Ben Healy: Well, it’s a grey gun. A grey gun.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: A ray gun?
Deputy Ben Healy: A grey gun, Lucas! It’s a grey gun!


Deputy Ben Healy: What’s going on here?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Oh, all kinds of fun. Matter of fact… things are just getting good.


Deputy Ben Healy: Why do you think they call them “southern belles”?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: That’s French, Ben. It means “beautiful.”
Deputy Ben Healy: Oh yeah, I knew that. Four-alarm “belles.”


Brian: You’re late.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: And up until now, you were still on my good side.


Caleb Temple: Are you spying on me?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Heck, no! That ain’t my style.


[after hitting a guy with a shovel]
Sheriff Lucas Buck: These things have a thousand uses!


Sheriff Lucas Buck: A good loser is still a loser.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Conscience is just the fear of getting caught.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Too late for salvation my friend!


Merlyn Temple: Do you know what happens to dogs when they die, Caleb?
Caleb Temple: What happens to them?
Merlyn Temple: They get to run free all day long, and at the night times, they get to rest at the feet of their masters.


Caleb Temple: You ever read the Bible, Tina? They got the expression in there, “Eye for an eye.” Sheriff Buck taught me that.


Lt. Drey: You always disturb evidence with such impunity, Buck?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: You always go around barkin’ up the wrong tree, Drey?


Fr. Tilden: How did you get in here?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Faith.


Gail Emory: Don’t you give a damn about anything?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Yeah. But not journalism.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Cat got your pen?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: I could never imagine myself in what you call “love.”


Sheriff Lucas Buck: I don’t actually give; I deal. Are you ready to make a deal?


Sheriff Lucas Buck: I tell you what, I think that girl’s pulling your string.
Caleb Temple: Well, I don’t know what that means.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: You will.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: I’ve seen your future, Mel, and, uh… [laughs] it’s tragic.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Just remember, a good loser’s still a loser.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Leave the light on for me, will you, darlin’? I may wanna… tempt fate.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Looks like Marlene did you right. She comes from a long line of backwoods nymphos.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Maybe some monkey’s running around Trinity doing his thing with bored housewives.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Some folks would lay all of Trinity’s troubles at my doorstep, but hell, you might as well blame a trailer park for attracting lightning bolts and tornadoes.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: The profession of journalism has about as much integrity as the world’s oldest profession; maybe less. At least whores don’t kid themselves about their motives.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well, well. Feels like you might be coming down with a fever. Hmm… maybe we should slide in the thermometer and take a readin’.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: You know me better than that, love. I don’t “do” anything. Things just happen.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: You know what a conscience is?
Caleb Temple: It’s like, uh… when you do something wrong and it bothers you?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well. Not me.


Dr. Matt Crower: You don’t know anything about my demons.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: ‘Course I do.


Dr. Matt Crower: I’ll shoot you three places I know are instantly fatal.


Dr. Matt Crower: Go to hell.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Been there. And you know what? It ain’t half bad.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: You think you’re the only woman I have to service tonight?


Sheriff Lucas Buck: You look like you got a jock fulla chiggers.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: What about the almighty pursuit of the truth? You kinda chucked that awful fast.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: What I say is, be careful what you see in a man’s eyes. Might not be the truth.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well. If it ain’t the Hardy Boys.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well, won’t that be cozy. Just the two of you. In intensive care.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: The past isn’t dead. Hell, it’s not even the past.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Son, nobody makes anybody do anything they don’t wanna do in the first place.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Selena, honey… this was not safe sex.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: See? There’s that word again. “Choice.”


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Only two roads in this world. And if you’re listening to anyone but me, you’re on the wrong one.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Is this what scared feels like?
Selena Coombs: I wouldn’t know.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: He may be cured, but his personality hasn’t improved any.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: Do you know what a mentor is?
Caleb Temple: Half-man, half-beast?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: That’s a minotaur.


Gail Emory: What are you doing?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Prayin’.


Judge: I didn’t know you were a gardener, Lucas.
Sheriff Lucas Buck: I’ve been known to pull a few weeds.


Sheriff Lucas Buck: WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP, TRINITY! I always wanted to do that.


Gail Emory: What could I possibly be hiding from you?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Your true feelings, perhaps?


Sheriff Lucas Buck: All guilt is relative. Loyalty counts. And never let your conscience be your guide.


Caleb Temple: What’re you doing here?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Lookin’ after my own.


[Last lines of the series]
Caleb Temple: Well, what will I do without her?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Oh… I think we’ll get by.

 

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