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Best The Treasure of the Sierra Madre quotes, with movie clips, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list. Quotations from movies are repeated all the time in other movies, on television, in speeches and in day-to-day life, so having a good knowledge of good movie quotes (and having resources useful to search movie quotes) have become essential. Many of the most notable quotes come from sources you may not even know about, some could even be the most memorable The Treasure of the Sierra Madre quotes or come from some of the other most quotable movies of all time.

Consistently named one of the best movies of all time, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre follows a trio of men searching for gold in the mountains of the Sierra Madre. The film tracks not only their quest for riches but their attempts not to succumb to greed and to remain the men they were prior to seeking their fortunes. The movie won three Academy Awards including Best Director for John Huston and Best Supporting Actor for his father, Walter Huston.

This list includes all the best The Treasure of the Sierra Madre lines and moments, just as they appeared in the actual movie script. Whether they are funny quotes, sad quotes, quotes about love or death, all the most famous The Treasure of the Sierra Madre quotes are here.
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    Some Town to Be Broke In

    Fred C. Dobbs: You know, if I was a native, I'd get me a can of shoe polish and I'd be in business. They'd never let a gringo. You can sit on a bench 'til you're three-quarters starved... you can beg from another gringo... you can even commit burglary. You try shinin' shoes in the street, peddlin' lemonade out of a bucket, and your hash is settled. You'll never get another job from an American.
    Bob Curtin: Yeah, and the natives would hound and pester you to death.
    Fred C. Dobbs: Some town to be broke in.
    Bob Curtain: What town isn't?
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    Separate Tomorrow and Tonight

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    Bob Curtin: Wouldn't it be better, the way things are, to separate tomorrow, or even tonight?
    Fred C. Dobbs: That would suit you fine, wouldn't it?
    Bob Curtin: Why me more than you?
    Fred C. Dobbs: So you could fall on me from behind, sneak up and shoot me in the back.
    Bob Curtin: All right, I'll go first.
    Fred C. Dobbs: And wait for me on the trail to ambush me?
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    The Worst Ain't That Bad When It Happens

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    Bob Curtin: You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens. Not half as bad as you figure it'll be before it's happened.
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    What Conscience?

    Dobbs: Conscience. What a thing. If you believe you got a conscience it'll pester you to death. But if you don't believe you got one, what could it do t'ya? Makes me sick, all this talking and fussing about nonsense.
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