‘Yellowstone’ TV: Season One’s Top 10 Quotes

by Caroline Bynum

Yellowstone’s writer Taylor Sheridan is a master in creating iconic quotes. Whether it’s a cruel burn from Beth Dutton, fatherly advice from John, or heartfelt dialogue from Rip, many lines in Yellowstone echo in fans’ minds long after the television turns off. Here is our collection of top ten quotes from season one of Paramount’s hit series, Yellowstone.

Top 10 Quotes

  1. This is America. We don’t share land here. – John Dutton
  2. If men were responsible for giving birth, the human race wouldn’t have lasted two generations. – Evelyn Dutton to Beth
  3. The only reason you’re not choking on irony is the size of your mouth. – Beth
  4. I will erase you from the future. – Thomas Rainwater
  5. Leverage is knowing if someone had all the money in the world… this is what they’d buy. – John Dutton
  6. Cancer doesn’t have much foresight, so it kills its hosts, which kills it. Cancer is suicide from the inside out. That’s what you are, Beth. – Jamie
  7. Last long enough for your children to continue the cycle and maybe, just maybe, the land is still there when a tree sprouts from you – John Dutton
  8. Repeat that in English, I don’t speak dips–t. – Beth
  9. If hating me keeps you from hating yourself, I’ll be there for you … That’s what family’s for – Jamie
  10. This ain’t checkers, son. This is chess and you’re about to play it with masters. – John

But, of course, a full season of killer scripts and character development can’t be summed up into just ten quotes. Here are our a few more iconic lines from our favorite characters on TV…


Okay, just a few more… We couldn’t call it quits without mentioning these great words of wisdom from the ranchers.

  • Rough business becoming a man, ain’t it? Beats the alternative, though – Lloyd
  • Bullies need to be big, and I’m bigger than you. – Governor Perry
  • I have to turn you into the man most men will never be … You’re gonna hate it, sweetheart – Evelyn Dutton to Beth
  • It’s the shame that hurts the most, you know? But shame, it’s in the mind. You can turn that faucet off whenever you want to.- Lloyd