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Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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It’s perhaps the most quotable movie of all time. Fabulous writing, outstanding music. But, rather than use this post to talk about the movie, let’s recall some of the wonderful talk in the movie. (Feel free to add your favorites in the comments…)

Everett: “Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.”

Pappy O’Daniel: “I’ll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don’t tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain’t one-at-a-timin’ here. We’re mass communicating!”

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Delmar: “Hey mister! I don’t mean to be tellin’ tales out of school, but there’s a feller in there that’ll pay you ten dollars if you sing into his can.”

Blind Seer: “You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a… a cow… on the roof of a cotton house, ha. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. ”

Penny Wharvey McGill: “The only good thing you ever did for the gals was get hit by that train!”

Pappy O’Daniel: “Wouldn’t we look like a bunch of Johnny-come-latelies, bragging on our own midget, doesn’t matter how stumpy.”

Everett: “I like the smell of my hair treatment; the pleasing odor is half the point.”

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One Comment

  1. I’ve often, for no apparent reason, said…
    “I’m a Dapper Dan man!”