Movie Wisdom – Barry Corbin Edition

6 Sep

Tonight, we watched Monte Walsh, a western starring Tom Selleck as a cowboy during the final days of cowboys. As the world changes around him, Monte has a hard time adjusting. It was a good movie, but, as often happens, I noticed a bunch of popular character actors.

I have seen Barry Corbin in a ton of movies. People might think that he plays the same character all of the time, but I have seen him in roles of great wisdom and in roles where his character did not have a lick of sense. Seeing him in Monte Walsh inspired me to look for words to live by in the movies of Barry Corbin.images-4

From Any Which Way You Can

Sometimes we can’t always do what we want to do.

A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend.

From The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Well, I always just thought if you see somebody without a smile, give ’em yours!

From WarGames

The only winning move is not to play.

People sometimes make mistakes.

From My Science Project

When you’re cool, the sun shine on you 24 hours a day.

From Lonesome Dove

A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke don’t want one bad enough.

A man that does like to rent pigs is… he’s hard to stop.

The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things.

Yesterday’s gone, we can’t get it back.

A man ought not to leave his land and his people.

A man that will talk to a pig ain’t no better than a farmer.

From Monte Walsh

As time goes by, we all have to take the best we can get.

From No Country for Old Men

You can’t stop what’s coming, it ain’t all waiting on you.

Age will flatten a man.

Once you quit hearing “sir” and “ma’am,” the rest is soon to foller.

Even in the contest between man and steer the issue is not certain.

All the time ya spend trying to get back what’s been took from ya, more is going out the door.

Yep, those are truly some words to live by. Thanks Barry.

4 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Barry Corbin Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 6, 2014 at 03:34 #

    Monte Walsh is a favorite movie. Great post. Great quotes!

    • Rick September 6, 2014 at 03:51 #

      Thank you. I had never seen it before. Now, I know that I was missing out.

  2. jcalberta September 7, 2014 at 22:41 #

    Corbin is a good flexible actor – no doubt about that – who gets plenty of work.
    I was watching the other Monte Walsh (1970) about a week ago – with Lee Marvin and Jack Palance. it too is full of well known support actors: Matt Clark, Bo Hopkins, Richard Farnsworth – plenty of others we all recognize (but whose names we don’t know). Good Westerns.

    • Rick September 8, 2014 at 01:11 #

      I want to see that one, too.

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