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Billy Jack Quotes

Billy Jack is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Billy Jack ended its run in 1970.

It features Tom Laughlin as producer, Mundell Lowe; Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter (musician) in charge of musical score, and Fred J. Koenekamp as head of cinematography.

Billy Jack is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Billy Jack is 114 minutes long. Billy Jack is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: David Roya as Mr. Posner, Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack, Susan Foster as Cindy, Delores Taylor as Jean, Kenneth Tobey as Deputy, David Roya as Bernard, Julie Webb as Barbara, Delores Taylor as Jean Roberts, Stan Rice as Martin, Debbie Schock as Kit, Clark Howat as Sheriff Cole, and Julie Webb as Barber.

Billy Jack Quotes

Delores Taylor as Jean

  • (Delores Taylor) "So easy for you to die dramatically. It's a hell of a lot tougher for those of us who have to keep on trying."
  • (Delores Taylor) "I know to let them handcuff you, close you in, and lock you up, is by far the hardest thing you've ever done. And I know that you're only doing it because of the love you have for the kids. And me."
  • (Delores Taylor) "What about Barbara?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "It's up to her to decide."
  • (Delores Taylor) "Barbara, will you go out with me?"
  • (Julie Webb) "No."
  • (Julie Webb) "May I ask why?"
  • (Julie Webb) "From the day I was born until this moment, and every second in between, life has been one big s*** brick. I just can't take it anymore. From the way things are going, well as Indians say, "Today's as good as any to die.""
  • (Delores Taylor) "You've taught her well."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "An Indian isn't afraid to die. Don't ever expect the white man to understand that."
  • (Delores Taylor) "I understand it. That's good for an Indian."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Like the old man said: Being an Indian is not a matter of blood, it's a way of life."
  • (Delores Taylor) "I understand that, too. But she's a 15-year-old child who worships the ground you walk on. And now she's gonna die needlessly because you haven't got the guts to control your temper. It's so easy for you to die dramatically. It's a hell of a lot tougher for those of us who have to keep on trying."
  • (Delores Taylor) "You just can't keep making your own laws. There's got to be one set of laws fair for everyone, including you."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "That's fine. When that set of laws is applied to everyone, then I'll turn the other cheek too."
  • (Delores Taylor) "There's got to be a better way to change those people."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "CHANGE those people? You worked with King, didn't you?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "Yes."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Where is he?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "Dead."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "And where's Bob and Jack Kennedy?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "Dead."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Not "dead", their brains blown out. Because YOUR people wouldn't even put the same controls on their guns as they do on their dogs, their bicycles, their cats, and their automobiles."
  • (Delores Taylor) "I know I've never said it to you, but I think you know. I love you."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "I think you know, too."
  • (Delores Taylor) "We'll go someplace else, someplace were it doesn't have to be like this."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Oh, really? Tell me, where is that place? Where is it? In what remote corner of this country-no-entire god**** planet is there a place were men really care about one another and really love each other? Now, you tell me were such a place is, and I promise you that I'll never hurt another human being as long as I live."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Just one place."
  • (Delores Taylor) "He's still in the rapture of the vision. A great Indian holy man, Wovoka, is speaking through him."
  • (Julie Webb) "You mean they had holy men, like saints?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "They sure did. And Wovoka was one of the greatest. Once even Christ appeared to him."

David Roya as Bernard

  • (David Roya) "I'll be damned. That Injun is shootin' back."
  • (David Roya) "You really think those Green Beret Karate tricks are gonna help you against all these boys?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Well, it doesn't look to me like I really have any choice now, does it?"
  • (David Roya) "That's right, you don't."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You know what I think I'm gonna do then? Just for the hell of it?"
  • (David Roya) "Tell me."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "I'm gonna take this right foot, and I'm gonna whop you on that side of your face --"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "-- and you wanna know something? There's not a damn thing you're gonna be able to do about it."
  • (David Roya) "Really?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Really."
  • (David Roya) "Why did you read it?"
  • (Councilman) "Were you taught this in school?"
  • (Drama Teacher) "Because her brain has been damaged by the heathen devil weed, marijuana."
  • (David Roya) "Tell me, Dinosaur: Why is it when a guy hates his old man as much as I do, he'll still keep tryin' to do that one thing he'll be proud of?"
  • (David Roya) "Howdy. My name is Bernard Posner."
  • (Susan Foster) "Oh, really?"
  • (David Roya) "Really."
  • (Susan Foster) "Is that supposed to mean something?"
  • (David Roya) "Around these parts, you hear the name Posner quite a bit."
  • (Susan Foster) "That's very interesting. You know, you hear my name quite a bit, and not just around here either."
  • (David Roya) "No foolin'? What's your name?"
  • (Susan Foster) "Up."
  • (David Roya) "Up? Huh-huh, that's an odd name. What's your last name?"
  • (Susan Foster) "Yours. Up yours."
  • (David Roya) "You're makin' a mistake."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "I've made 'em before."
  • (David Roya) "Hey hold a minute. Hold a minute. Come on, you guys. There's no need for all this violence. I mean, it's a simple problem, really. Harry, look, I know you worked hard to own your own store, and you feel you should have a right to serve whoever you want to. Right?"
  • (Unnamed) "Right."
  • (David Roya) "OK. Well if little Miss Up Yours here feels that; if she wants you to serve her nonwhite friends, well you damned well better serve her nonwhite friends. That doesn't sound like an insurmountable problem. Hey hey Dinosaur, bring me some of that flour over there. The simple solution is simply to make Miss Up Yours' nonwhite friends: white."

Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack

  • (Tom Laughlin) "I can't believe it. I really can't believe this guy. Can you believe it?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "Not really, no."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You know what he reminds me of?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "What?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "A little monkey. Posner's little monkey, runnin' around tryin' to get in all the bananas. Get your blouse and get outa' here."
  • (Girl) "Will you look?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Probably. Get your blouse."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Martin, do you know what mental toughness is? Well, mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you're human and that you're going to make mistakes; lots of 'em; all your life. And some of them are gonna hurt people that you love very badly. But you have the guts to accept the fact that you ain't perfect. And you don't let your mistakes crush you and keep you from doing the very best that you can."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Bernard, I want you to know -- that I try. When Jean and the kids at the school tell me that I'm supposed to control my violent temper, and be passive and nonviolent like they are, I try. I really try. Though when I see this girl -- of such a beautiful spirit -- so degraded -- and this boy -- that I love -- sprawled out by this big ape here -- and this little girl, who is so special to us we call her "God's little gift of sunshine" -- and I think of the number of years that she's going to have to carry in her memory -- the savagery of this idiotic moment of yours -- I just go BERSERK."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Anything they want from here on out, they're gonna have to take."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Being an Indian is not a matter of blood -- it's a way of life."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You're illegally on Indian land."
  • (David Roya) "I'm sorry about that. I guess we just got caught up in the chase and crossed over without knowing it."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You're a liar."
  • (David Roya) "We got the law here, Billy Jack."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "When policemen break the law, then there isn't any law; just a fight for survival."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "Everything they want from here on out -- they're gonna have to take."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "It's funny, isn't it? Only the white man wants everything put in writing. And only then so he can use it against you in court. You know, among the Indians a promise is good enough."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "It's funny, isn't it? Only the white man wants everything put in writing, and only then so he can use it against you in court. You know, among the Indians a promise is good enough. As far as I can tell, Washington entered into 3,500 treaties with the Indians to date, and they've broken about 3,499 of 'em."

Julie Webb as Barbara

  • (Unnamed) "Hey Cole, when you gonna do somethin' about those long-haired weirdos; before or after they start burnin' their draft cards?"
  • (Julie Webb) "Naw, he's waitin' for some of our kids start goin' out there and smokin' pot, ain't ya, Cole?"
  • (Clark Howat) "Nope. Soon as I finish my shine I'm goin' outside and shoot three or four of 'em, show 'em who's boss."
  • (Julie Webb) "How come you never tried to lay me?"
  • (Stan Rice) "That's a stupid question."
  • (Julie Webb) "Don't cover up. Are you afraid of me?"
  • (Stan Rice) "No, I'm not afraid of you."
  • (Julie Webb) "Then what? Wasn't I good enough for you? I heard all Indian boys want to go to bed with white girls."
  • (Stan Rice) "Don't believe everything you hear."
  • (Julie Webb) "I know you want to. I can tell. How come you never tried?"
  • (Stan Rice) "'Cause you've always been an anybody's."
  • (Julie Webb) "What's an anybody's?"
  • (Stan Rice) "An anybody's is someone who puts out so she can get dates to be accepted. I want you to experience the fact that I don't love you because you'll give me some sex. I love you for yourself and for what you are. You see, you're a very soft and beautiful person. And I love you very much."
  • (Julie Webb) "What is the snake ceremony?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "A ceremony where Billy becomes brother to a snake."
  • (Julie Webb) "How does he do that?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "By going on the mountain and being bitten by the snake over and over. Then he passes into unconsciousness for the last time. And if he lives, he has a vision. And in this vision, he finds out what his life's mission will be and who the spirit will be to guide him on this mission."

Susan Foster as Cindy

  • (Susan Foster) "Hey. Why isnt anybody going in?"
  • (Stan Rice) "They're afraid to go in."
  • (Susan Foster) "Why?"
  • (Stan Rice) "Indians aren't allowed in some of the stores here."
  • (Susan Foster) "What do you mean "not allowed"? I don't see a sign."
  • (Debbie Schock) "Indians don't need a sign, they know damn well where they're not wanted."
  • (Susan Foster) "Then why are you going in?"
  • (Debbie Schock) "'Cause I like ice cream."

Kenneth Tobey as Deputy

  • (Kenneth Tobey) "Now you drop that gun or I'll shoot her."
  • (Kenneth Tobey) "I'm not gonna ask you again."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You won't have to."
  • (Kenneth Tobey) "What?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "I said shoot her."
  • (Kenneth Tobey) "You'd kill her? just like that?"
  • (Tom Laughlin) "You'll kill her."
  • (Tom Laughlin) "And then I'll kill you. Just like that."

Clark Howat as Sheriff Cole

  • (Clark Howat) "Jean, they wanna know where Billy is."
  • (Delores Taylor) "Who ever knows where Billy is?"
  • (Clark Howat) "Well, you must have some way of getting in touch with him when you need him for emergencies."
  • (Delores Taylor) "Whenever we want Billy, we just contact him Indian style."
  • (Clark Howat) "What does that mean?"
  • (Delores Taylor) "We just want him and somehow he shows up."
  • (Clark Howat) "Hey Mike."
  • (Kenneth Tobey) "Yeah?"
  • (Clark Howat) "How much are the dog food companies paying for mustang meat now?"
  • (Kenneth Tobey) "Six cents a pound. Why?"
  • (Clark Howat) "Oh nothin'. I was just wondering if Barbara would think it was worth it."

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