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35 Best John Dutton Quotes From Yellowstone

35 Best John Dutton Quotes From Yellowstone

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Fierce and ruthless, John Dutton is one of the most powerful people in Montana. He is the leading man behind the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch empire.

John Dutton, played by award-winning actor Kevin Costner, owns one of the biggest cattle ranches in America in the hit show Yellowstone. Along with being a formidable businessman, he is also a father and grandfather, willing to do anything for his family.

Throughout the show, he has many memorable lines as he has a powerful presence on screen.

Here are the best John Dutton quotes from Yellowstone that perfectly captures his cutthroat personality.

John Dutton Quotes

1. “Learn to be meaner than evil and still love your family and enjoy a sunrise.”

2. “If you act like a thief, I will treat you like one.”

3. “You realize you ain’t dead, and you’re not gonna die, and you gotta face all the decisions you made. And out of all that you gotta figure out how to let yourself start living again.”

4. “The whole world’s a test, son. Don’t let them ever trick you into thinking differently.”

5. “Leverage is knowing that if someone had all the money in the world, this is what they’d buy.”

6. “Well, if you’re marrying Beth, you’ve already proved you’re not scared of anything.”

7. “Lawyers are the swords of this century. Words are weapons now. I need you to learn how to use them.”

8. “Nothing we do is for today.”

9. “You want to be me someday? Then become something that can help me protect this place.”

10. “We’re with the Yellowstone. Nobody’s gonna mess with us.”

11. “Ranching is only business for goals to break even.”

12. “Okay, honey. Now go ruin someone else’s day.”

13. “It wasn’t a move. I’m just meaner than you.”

14. “No one will mourn your loss, son, because this isn’t losing your life; this is quitting it.”

15. “It’s the one constant in life. You build something worth having, someone’s gonna try to take it.”

16. “All the promises I’ve made in my life son. If I didn’t love your mother so much, I’d break it. I swear to God I’d break it.”

17. “Your grandfather used to say you can’t fix a broken wagon wheel, but you can use the parts to make a new one.”

18. “All the angels are gone, son. There’s only devils left.”

19. “We’re enemies now.”

20. “Someday your son’s gonna test you. He’s gonna force you to make a decision that not only determines his future but your place in it.”

21. “Living day to day isn’t living, Monica, it’s surviving, with no regard for tomorrow.”

22. “You think you’re winnin’ this game? You don’t even know the goddamned rules. But don’t worry, I’m gonna teach ’em to ya.”

23. “I’m gonna leave these holes just like this, right here in the middle of my field. And if you ever come back here again, I’m gonna fill ’em. Understand?”

24. “Killin’s the one thing everything on this planet does to survive, Tate. It’s the one thing we all share. Now you share it, too.”

25. “This is going to be the end of us. But we’re gonna do it anyway.”

26. “I guess everyone thinks I’m the dumbest man in the valley.”

27. “A brand isn’t some mirror and somebody live up to.”

28. “The things I regret, we get to do different.”

29. “I never wanted that office, Beth. I just wanted the control. I still have that.”

30. “I don’t regret one cent I’m committed.”

31. “I can’t. I never had much luck leadin’ men and bein’ their friend. Maybe it can be different for you.”

32. “Well, happy’s all I ever wanted for you, sweetheart. You give him your hand if he gives you that.”

33. “The walls are closing in on all sides. We’re fighting to survive.”

34. “Makes you wonder the point of it all. Findin’ someone you love so much just to lose ’em. Like to believe there’s a plan to it all, but I don’t see a plan.”

35. “It’s only restless if you can’t see it through.”

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