Remember Rooster Cogburn

True GritTrue Grit by Charles Portis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker’s convenience. Which will you have?

Lucky Ned Pepper: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man! 

Rooster CogburnFill your hand you son-of-a-bitch!

I like this quote because you can’t help but immediately get the image of John Wayne sitting on his horse with an eye patch. Some images from your childhood stay with you forever. I hope I never forget this one.

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