Yellowstone’s John Dutton: Top Ten Quotes

by Outsider

Yellowstone’s writer Tyler Sheridan undeniably has a way with words, and Kevin Costner’s John Dutton gets to deliver a lot of those killer quotes. Some of his lines are unforgettable — you know, ones you quote in an argument or mumble to yourself when saddling up for a ride?

Hence, we collected the most interesting lines from John Dutton of the Paramount Network hit television show. Of course, narrowing down to ten favorites was difficult. Here are our top lines from Dutton. But first, let’s hit a few highlights from Yellowstone‘s latest: Season 4.

John Dutton’s Best Lines from ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4

  1. Why do all my children have to leave to find happiness?
  2. Well then you win the ‘Gettin’ Shot Least’ award, Kayce, I don’t know what to tell you.
  3. If Walker’s such a problem, what’s he still doin’ here? You’ve enforced the rules of this ranch for 30 years, Lloyd. For you to be the one to break ’em what do you think that says to everybody else? It’s your last chance, but if you blow it, Lloyd. You understand?
  4. You’re just pourin’ gas on the fire, Rip. Just dumpin’ it right on the damn fire.
  5. This is every meal, Rip. This is where she gets her revenge.
  6. Cake with your steak.

Top 10 Quotes

  1. Leverage is knowing if someone had all the money in the world, this is what they would buy.
  2. It’s the one constant in life. You build something worth having, someone’s gonna try to take it.
  3. All the angels are gone, son.
  4. It wasn’t a move. I’m just meaner than you.
  5. Lawyers are the swords of this century. Words are weapons now. I need you to learn how to use them.
  6. This is America. We don’t share land here.
  7. I guess everyone thinks I’m the dumbest man in the valley.
  8. There’s a saying out here. If your daughter’s riding a horse, no one’s riding her.
  9. Well, the whole world’s a test, son. Don’t let them ever trick you into thinkin’ different.
  10. This is going to be the end of us. But we’re gonna do it anyway.

We couldn’t stop at just ten, though. John Dutton knows exactly what to say when it comes to power, ownership, and self-reliance. So, here are many more classics from the Western hero…

More John Dutton Quotes

  • I can’t. I never had much luck leading men and being their friend. Maybe it can be different for you.
  • This is going to be the end of us. But we’re gonna do it anyway.
  • I never wanted that office. Beth, I just wanted the control. I still have that.
  • My whole life’s just a long series of losin’ things I love. I’m not gonna lose this one, Rip. Not this one.
  • No one has a right. You have to take the right. Or stop it from being taken from you.
  • Well, happy’s all I ever wanted for you, sweetheart. You give him your hand if he gives you that.
  • John: I’m sorry, Beth.
    Beth: Sorry for what?
    John: That you thought you couldn’t come to me. That you thought I’d be ashamed or you’d be in trouble for it or whatever you thought. I’m the one safe person in this world that you can turn to, Beth, for anything, and it breaks my heart that I didn’t make you know that.
  • All the promises I’ve made in my life son. If I didn’t love your mother so much, I’d break it. I swear to God, I’d break it.
  • Lee wouldn’t marry, didn’t want children, and I doubt you will either. Now your sister can’t. She can’t because of you!
  • What happens in 30 years, Jamie? When you and your brother and your sister are too old to fight for this place, and Tate has to fight for it on his own?
  • You know, the thing about suicide, you don’t just kill yourself, you kill every memory of you. This will be all everyone remembers, Jamie. Every second you spent on this earth will be reduced to how you chose to leave it. No one will mourn your loss, son, because this isn’t losing your life, this is quitting it.
  • Yeah, well I have this new rule. I only carry my phone in places with no service, otherwise, that son of a bitch stays on the kitchen counter.
  • Well, I’m surprised you’re against it, Tom. An airport right down the street from your casino? I’m no hotel manager, but that sounds like a good thing to me.
  • Well, I’m not gonna help you with the problem that prevents you from buildin’ the casino. I don’t want a casino any more than I want an airport.
  • I’m gonna leave these holes just like this, right here in the middle of my field. And if you ever come back here again, I’m gonna fill ’em. Understand?
  • When’s the last time you watched the sunset, Governor?
  • Makes you wonder the point of it all. Findin’ someone you love so much just to lose ’em. Like to believe there’s a plan to it all, but I don’t see a plan.

The amount we can learn from the television rancher is incredible: lessons of leadership, family issues, promises, and persistence. Now, we just eagerly wait until we can sit down and enjoy the continuation of our favorite characters‘ storylines. Until then, you can catch us quoting the best from John Dutton daily.

Also, see Beth Dutton Quotes and Rip Wheeler Quotes.