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The Best Dances with Wolves Quotes

The best Dances with Wolves quotes make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from Dances with Wolves, with the help of your votes. Starring Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves was directed by Kevin Costner and released in 1990.

What is your favorite Dances with Wolves quote? One memorable line was when John Dunbar said, "I've always wanted to see the frontier." Another great line from Dances with Wolves is, "I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life, there are some that matter most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail, and it is good to see," spoken by Kicking Bird.

Vote up your top Dances with Wolves quotes, regardless of which character they come from.

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    Three Or Four

    Toughest Pawnee: Only a white man would make a fire for everyone to see.
    Pawnee #1: Maybe there's more than one.
    Pawnee #2: There may be three or four.
    Toughest Pawnee: I know three or four who will not be making the trip home.


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      I've Just Pissed My Pants

      Major Fambrough: Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. \Lieutenant John J. Dunbar?
      John Dunbar: Yes, sir.
      Major Fambrough: Yes, sir. Indian fighter?
      John Dunbar: Excuse me?
      Major Fambrough: You're to be posted on the Frontier. The Frontier is Indian country. I deduced that you're an Indian fighter. I didn't rise to this position by being stupid.
      John Dunbar: No, sir.
      Major Fambrough: No sir. It says here that you've been decorated.
      John Dunbar: Yes, sir.
      Major Fambrough: And they've sent you here to be posted?
      John Dunbar: I'm here at my own request.
      Major Fambrough: Really? Why?
      John Dunbar: I've always wanted to see the frontier.
      Major Fambrough: See the frontier--
      John Dunbar: Yes, sir. Before it's gone.
      Major Fambrough: Such a smart lad, coming straight to me. Sir...Knight, I am sending you on a knight's errand. You will report to Captain Cargill, at the furthermost outpost of the realm, Fort Sedgewick. My personal seal will assure your safety through many miles of wild and hostile country.
      John Dunbar: I was wondering--
      Major Fambrough: Yes?
      John Dunbar: How will I be getting there?
      Major Fambrough: You think I don't know?
      John Dunbar: No, sir, it's just that I don't know--
      Major Fambrough: Hold your tongue. I happen to be in a generous mood and I will grant you a boon. See that peasant out there? He calls himself Timmons. He is going to Fort Sedgwick this very afternoon. You may ride with him. He knows the way. That is all.
      Major Fambrough: Sir Knight?
      Major Fambrough: I've just pissed my pants...and no one can do anything about it.


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