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The Best Jeremiah Johnson Quotes

Updated June 13, 2018 89 votes 34 voters 7.2k views

Jeremiah Johnson quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the western Jeremiah Johnson as determined by you and your votes. Directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford as the eponymous Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson centered on a mountain man (and Mexican War veteran) who ends up facing off with the Crow tribe after a run-in with one of its warriors, Paints-His-Shirt-Red. Released on September 10, 1972, the tagline for Jeremiah Johnson was "A man of peace driven wild!"

What are the best Jeremiah Johnson quotes? Do you like Del Gue's line, "Same place you are, Jeremiah: hell, in the end"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top Jeremiah Johnson quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

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  • Jeremiah Johnson: You will do well, Del. You will do well, if you don't get in too much trouble with all that hair.
    Del Gue: Ain't this somethin'? I told my pap and mam I was coming to the mountains to trap and be a mountain man. Acted like they was gut-shot. Says, "son, make your life go here. Here's where the peoples is. Them mountains is for animals and savages." I said, "Mother Gue, the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world." And by God I was right.
  • Del Gue: I ain't never seen 'em, but my common sense tells me the Andes is foothills, and the Alps is for children to climb! Keep good care of your hair! These here is God's finest scupturings! And there ain't no laws for the brave ones! And there ain't no asylums for the crazy ones! And there ain't no churches, except for this right here! And there ain't no priests excepting the birds. By God, I are a mountain man, and I'll live 'til an arrow or a bullet finds me. And then I'll leave my bones on this great map of the magnificent . . .
  • Jeremiah Johnson: Just where is it I could find bear, beaver, and other critters worth cash money when skinned?
    Robidoux: Ride due west till the sun sets. Turn left at the Rocky Mountains.
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    Jeremiah Johnson: Where you headed?
    Del Gue: Same place you are, Jeremiah: hell, in the end.