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Little Big Man (film) Quotes

Little Big Man (film) is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Little Big Man stopped airing in 1970.

It features Stuart Millar as producer, John P. Hammond in charge of musical score, and Harry Stradling Jr. as head of cinematography.

Little Big Man (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Little Big Man (film) is 147 minutes (uncut version) long. Little Big Man (film) is distributed by National General Pictures.

The cast includes: Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb, Chief Dan George as Old Lodge Skins, Cal Bellini as Younger Bear, Martin Balsam as Mr. Merriweather, Faye Dunaway as Louise Pendrake, Robert Little Star as Little Horse, Aimée Eccles as Sunshine, Carole Androsky as Caroline Crabb, Jeff Corey as Wild Bill Hickock, Kelly Jean Peters as Olga Crabb, and Thayer David as Rev. Silas Pendrake.

Little Big Man (film) Quotes

Dustin Hoffman as Jack Crabb

  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I don't understand it, grandfather, why would they kill women and children?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Because they are strange. They do not seem to know where the center of the Earth is."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "That was the end of my religion period. I ain't sung a hymn in a 104 years."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I was determined to stay out of them buffalo robes. Three young and healthy women with no man for who knows how long. The very idea kinda shrunk me like a spider on a hot stove."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Lord help us, these young girls is deadly."
  • (Digging Bear) "Stay. Corn Woman is to tired."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "She don't sound tired to me."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I was an honored guest, so they gave me a special treat: boiled dog. Now I will admit, dog is greasy, but you'd be surprised how downright delicate the flavor is; especially when you're starving."
  • (General Custer) "A scout has a certain look -- Kit Carson, for example. You look like -- a muleskinner."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Uh, General I don't know anything about mules --"
  • (General Custer) "Lieutenant, it's amazing how I can guess the profession of a man just by looking at him. Notice the bandy legs, the powerful arms. This man has spent years with mules. Isn't that right?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Uh, yes sir."
  • (General Custer) "Hire the muleskinner."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "After my religion period, I took up with a swindler: Allardyce Merriweather. After Mrs. Pendrake his honesty was downright refreshing."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I love Jesus and Moses and all of them --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "There's quite a difference. Moses was a Hebrew, but Jesus was a gentile, like you and me."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Do you hate them? Do you hate the White man now?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Do you see this fine thing? Do you admire the humanity of it? Because the human beings, my son, they believe everything is alive. Not only man and animals. But also water, earth, stone. And also the things from them -- like that hair. The man from whom this hair came, he's bald on the other side, because I now own his scalp. That is the way things are. But the white man, they believe EVERYTHING is dead. Stone, earth, animals. And people. Even their own people. If things keep trying to live, white man will rub them out. That is the difference."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "It was Olga. She had never learned much English, but she sure as hell had learned Cheyenne."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "She was calling him a devil and moaning for help, but I didn't get no idea she wanted to be rescued."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Grandfather, I am glad to see you."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Glad to see you too, my son. My heart soars like a hawk. Do you want to eat? I won't eat with you, because I'm gonna' die soon."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Die, grandfather?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Yes, my son. I want to die in my own land, where Human Beings are buried in the sky."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Well, why do you want to die, grandfather?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Because there is no other way to deal with the White Man, my son. Whatever else you can say about them, it must be admitted: you cannot get rid of them."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "No, I suppose not, grandfather."
  • (Chief Dan George) "There is an endless supply of White Man. But there always has been a limited number of Human Beings. We won today -- we won't win tomorrow."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "There was no describing how I felt: an enemy had saved my life from the violent murder of one of my best friends -- The world was too ridiculous to even bother to live in."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Mr. Merriweather, you don't know when you're licked."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Licked? I'm not licked. I'm tarred and feathered, that's all."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You mean you're blind?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Oh no. My eyes still see. Buy my heart no longer receives it."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I know of a white man who is as brave as any Human Being. His name is General Custer."
  • (Chief Dan George) "I would like to meet this man and smoke with him. What does his name mean?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "It means 'Long Hair'."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Good name. How did he win it?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "He won it in the war of the whites to free the black men."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Yes, the "black" white man; I have heard of them. It is said that a "black" white man once became a Human Being. They are a very strange creatures. Not as ugly as the white man true; but they are just as crazy."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Might I ask who I are addressin'?"
  • (Jeff Corey) "Name's Hickok. Wild Bill Hickok."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Oh, uh, pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr. Hickok."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "He believed that he needed one more victory over the Indians to be nominated for President of the United States. That is a true historical fact."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Well, that's the story of this old Indian fighter. That's the story of the Human Beings, who was promised land where they could live in peace. Land that would be theirs as long as grass grow, wind blow, and the sky is blue."
  • (Historian) "Mr. Crabb, I didn't know --"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Get out. Get out."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Maybe we're all fools and none of it matters."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Listen; what are you so nervous about?"
  • (Jeff Corey) "Gettin' shot."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "General, you go down there."
  • (General Custer) "You're advising me to go into the Coulee?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Yes sir."
  • (General Custer) "There are no Indians there, I suppose."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I didn't say that. There are thousands of Indians down there. And when they get done with you, there won't be nothing left but a greasy spot. This ain't the Was***e River, General, and them ain't helpless women and children waiting for you. They're Cheyenne brave, and Sioux. You go down there, General, if you've got the nerve."
  • (General Custer) "Still trying to outsmart me, aren't you, mule-skinner. You want me to think that you don't want me to go down there, but the subtle truth is you really don't want me to go down there."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You're not going to hang me."
  • (General Custer) "Your miserable life is not worth the reversal of a Custer decision."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "one hunnert, and eleven years ago, when ah was ten years old, my family, in, crossing the great plains, was wiped out, by a band, of wild indians"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "At first sight of an Indian camp, what you think is, "I see their dump. Where's their camp?""
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Your name ain't Lulu -- You'rer Louise Pendrake."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "That was the end of my religion period."

Robert Little Star as Little Horse

  • (Robert Little Star) "Little Big Man. You have returned. Don't you remember me? That hurts me deep in my heart."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "It was Little Horse; the boy who wouldn't go on the raid against the Pawnee. He had become a "heemanee" for which there ain't no English word. And he was a good one, too. The Human Beings thought a lot of him."
  • (Robert Little Star) "You look tired Little Big Man. Would you like to come in my teepee and rest on soft furs? Come and live with me and I'll be your wife."

Martin Balsam as Mr. Merriweather

  • (Martin Balsam) "You're improving Jack, you just can't seem to get rid of that streak of honesty in you. The one that ruined you was that damned Indian, Old Tepee."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You mean Old Lodge Skins."
  • (Martin Balsam) "He gave you a vision of moral order in the universe and there isn't any.Those stars twinkle in a void there boy and the two legged creature dreams and schemes beneath them, all in vain, all in vain Jack."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "You hear anything?"
  • (Martin Balsam) "Listen to me, a two legged creature will believe anything and the more preposterous the better: whales speak French at the bottom of the sea. The horses of Arabia have silver wings. Pygmies mate with elephants in darkest Africa. I have sold all those propositions."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Or maybe we're all fools and none of it matters."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Ahhhh --"

Chief Dan George as Old Lodge Skins

  • (Chief Dan George) "Come out and fight. It is a good day to die. Thank you for making me a Human Being. Thank you for helping me to become a warrior. Thank you for my victories, and for my defeats. Thank you for my vision, and the blindness in which I saw further. You make all things and direct them in their ways, oh Grandfather. And now, you have to silence the Human beings. We'll soon walk a road -- that leads nowhere. I am going to die now, unless death wants to fight. And I ask you for the last time: to grant me my old power to make things happen."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Take care of my son here. See that he doesn't go crazy."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Invisible. I've never been invisible before."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Today is a good day to die."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Let's go back to the teepee and eat, my son. My new snake wife cooks dog very well."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "All right, Grandfather."
  • (Chief Dan George) "She also has a very soft skin. The only trouble with snake women is they copulate with horses, which makes them strange to me. She say's she doesn't. That's why I call her "Doesn't Like Horses". But, of course, she's lying."
  • (Chief Dan George) "I saw you in a dream my son. You were drinking from a spring that came from the nose of an animal I didn't recognize. It had two great horns, one on each side of its nose, and the water that came from its nose was full of air."
  • (Chief Dan George) "This boy is no longer a boy. He's a brave. He is little in body, but his heart is big. His name shall be "Little Big Man.""
  • (Chief Dan George) "There is an endless supply of white men. There has always been a limited number of human beings."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Come out and fight. It is a good day to die. Thank You for making me a Human Being. Thank You for helpin' me to become a warrior. Thank You for my victories, and for my defeats. Thank You for my vision, and the blindness in which I saw further. You make all things and direct them in their ways, O Grandfather. And now You have decided the Human Beings will soon walk a road that leads nowhere. I am gonna die now, unless death wants to fight. And I ask You for the last time to grant me my old power to make things happen."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Take care of my son here. See that he doesn't go crazy."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Am I still in this world?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Yes, Grandfather."
  • (Chief Dan George) "I was afraid of that. Well, sometimes the magic works. Sometimes, it doesn't."
  • (Chief Dan George) "You make all things and direct them in their ways, oh Grandfather, and now, you have decided the Human Beings will soon walk a road that leads nowhere."
  • (Chief Dan George) "It makes my heart sad, a world without human beings has no center to it."
  • (Chief Dan George) "Don't worry my son, you will be back with us, I dreamed it last night. I saw you with your wives"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Wives, Grandfather?"
  • (Chief Dan George) "Yes, there were three -- or four, it was hard to tell. It was very dark in your teepee and they were under buffalo rugs as you crawled among them. Anyway, it was a great copulation."

Cal Bellini as Younger Bear

  • (Cal Bellini) "Every time I believe you are dead and the buzzards have eaten your body, you come back."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Yes, and I always will until you pay me the life you owe me."
  • (Cal Bellini) "You and I are even at last. I paid you the life I owe you. And the next time we meet, I can kill you without becoming an evil person."
  • (Cal Bellini) "I have a wife. And four horses."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "I have a horse -- and four wives."

Faye Dunaway as Louise Pendrake

  • (Faye Dunaway) "Well, Jack. Now you know. This is a house of ill fame. And I'm a fallen flower. This life is not only wicked and sinful. It isn't even any fun."

Jeff Corey as Wild Bill Hickock

  • (Bartender) "Did you know the man, Bill?"
  • (Jeff Corey) "Never laid eyes on the gentleman before."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Mr, Hickcock; that man's really dead."
  • (Jeff Corey) "Yep; got him through the heart and lungs both."

Aimée Eccles as Sunshine

  • (Aimée Eccles) "The others too?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Uh, huh."
  • (Aimée Eccles) "I knew you were a good man."
  • (Aimée Eccles) "It is very sad. They have no husbands and they cry."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Well, that's too bad; I'm sorry."
  • (Aimée Eccles) "Digging Bear had a baby and lost it. And so did Corn Woman. But Little Elk had no baby at all."
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "All right, what do you want me to do about it?"
  • (Aimée Eccles) "I knew you'd understand."

Thayer David as Rev. Silas Pendrake

  • (Thayer David) "Can you drive a buggy, boy?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Oh, yes sir. Right good."
  • (Thayer David) "You're a liar, boy. You were reared by the Indians; how could you learn to drive a buggy? We shall have to beat the lying out of you."

Kelly Jean Peters as Olga Crabb

  • (General Custer) "Take my advice. Go West."
  • (Kelly Jean Peters) "Vest?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "My wife, she's awful scared of Injuns."
  • (General Custer) "My dear woman, you have nothing to fear from the Indians, I give you my personal Custer guarantee."

Carole Androsky as Caroline Crabb

  • (Carole Androsky) "Sold your gunfighter outfit? Turning in your gun?"
  • (Dustin Hoffman) "Well, sorry, Caroline."
  • (Carole Androsky) "There's ain't nothin' in this world more useless than a gunfighter who can't shoot people."

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