The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


Movie Info

Title The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Year 2018

Directors Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


Top 7 Quotes of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” Movie

“How high can a bird count anyway?”

Tom Waits – Prospector

“I’m not a devious man by nature… but when you’re unarmed, your tactics might gonna be downright Archimedean.”

Tim Blake Nelson – Buster Scruggs

“Misanthrope? I don’t hate my fellow man, even when he’s tiresome and surly and tries to cheat at poker. I figure that’s just a human material, and him that finds in it cause for anger and dismay is just a fool for expecting better.”

Tim Blake Nelson – Buster Scruggs

“- Alice Longabaugh: Gilbert had a saying for any situation. A ready bit of wisdom. He was very certain.
– Billy Knapp: He was a doughface?
– Alice Longabaugh: …He had fixed political beliefs. All of his beliefs were quite fixed. He would upbraid me for being wishy-washy. I never had his certainties. I suppose it is a defect.”

Zoe Kazan – Alice Longabaugh
Bill Heck – Billy Knapp

“Sir, it seems that you’re are a no better a judge of human beings than you are a specimen of one. Just on a brief inventory I’d say you could use yourself a shave and a better disposition. And lastly, if you don’t mind me aspersing your friends… a better class of drinking buddies.”
Tim Blake Nelson – Buster Scruggs

“You know the story, but people can’t get enough of them, like little children. Because, well, they connect the stories to themselves, I suppose, and we all love hearing about ourselves, so long as the people in the stories are us, but not us. Not us in the end, especially.”

Jonjo O’Neill – Englishman

“There’s just gotta be a place up ahead where men ain’t low-down and poker’s played fair. If there weren’t, what are all the songs about? I’ll see y’all there. And we can sing together and shake our heads over all the meanness in the used-to-be.”

Tim Blake Nelson – Buster Scruggs