If you’re looking to max out your insult game, look no further than Beth Dutton and her timeless lines from Season 1 of Yellowstone.
As arguably the best character on television’s best show, Beth Dutton immediately reached icon status with the onset of Yellowstone‘s first season. In fact, few characters in the history of entertainment have risen to the untouchable heights of the Dutton Daughter. And the power that catapulted her there? Killer dialogue.
Not only is Beth the show’s staunchest badass (fight us, we’ve got proof for days), but she’s got the hard, tragic past and present to back it up, too. Every biting insult from her lips rings true because it is. When you’ve got the spine to back up a mouth like Beth’s – well – you’re looking at pure magic.
Let’s take a look back at all that Beth Dutton magic from Yellowstone Season 1 with her absolute best quotes from the episodes that started it all.
Season 1 Quotes: The Brilliance of Beth Dutton
Oh, this’ll be fun. Reliving Beth Dutton quotes is like waltzing through a masterclass in pointed insults.
- “Repeat that in English, I don’t speak dipsh*t.”
- “The only reason you’re not choking on irony is the size of your mouth.”
- “You can’t unmake family Jamie, but you can take their gold card.”
- “Every now and then, you say something that makes me think you’re smart. and then i look at you and that thought fades.”
- “I wouldn’t let that c**ksucker pay for my funeral.”
- “Look how broken you are and we haven’t even kissed yet.”
- “Where’s the fun in wrecking a single man? When I break you, I want to know I’m breaking generations.”
- “I am chopping your family tree down.”
- “No one wants to merge with you. You have a three-to-one debt ratio. It’d be easier to sell VCRs…”
- “I’m not in the mood to explain why we don’t have the same pee-pee.”
- “I will be CEO of IL Energy by Monday. I will fire every fucking employee. Then I will sell your leases and equipment to Chevron for 30 cents on the dollar, and you, buddy, you will have the unique distinction of being the only drilling company to go bankrupt in the largest oil boom of the last century.”
Moreover, some of the best Beth Dutton dialogue to date comes in the form of her interactions with one city-slicker Ted in Season 1. Sizing up the poor schmuck, Beth nails him to a fancy bar stool repeatedly, beginning with:
- “You’re in real estate or something equally as unimportant, married, couple of kids, one on the way. That was your excuse to come out here. Need the break. Work, family life, it’s so demanding. A little fresh air, a little ‘me’ time.
- “You came alone ’cause none of your friends could afford it, and those who do, they have wives a lot smarter than yours ’cause let’s be honest, Ted, you didn’t come here to fish.
- “You’re hunting. That’s why you’re sitting in a bar instead of standing in a river.”
- “Who the hell are you to judge me?” Ted asks.
- “I ain’t judging you, buddy…. I’m hunting too, just not hunting you.”
- “What’s wrong with me?” Ted follows up like a moron. To which Beth replies:
- “You look like a real soft f**k, Ted. All you city boys do.”
Paramount Network knows the pure gold they have in Kelly Reilly’s Beth Dutton, too. The studio has a brilliant highlight reel of the Top 10 Beth Burns of Season 1 – and it’s pure seething joy to behold. Case and point, her reaction to Rip being out of breath after watching her drunkenly chase wolves from an elk carcass:
“Should try Zumba. Get that cardio up.”
Many of their other choices we’ve relived above. But their number one Beth burn of Season 1? Her now-infamous “pistol” response:
“You better have a big pistol in that purse,” the swine says to Beth.
“I do. It’s called my name, Beth Dutton. What’s yours?”