50+ Best Cowboy Quotes, Sayings about Cowboys

Cowboy quotes are phrases or sayings that offer insight or inspiration about the cowboy lifestyle, culture and ideals. They can be from famous figures, such as historic cowboys, western authors, and other notable individuals. Some common themes in cowboy quotes include the spirit of adventure, the importance of self-reliance, and the value of hard work.

These quotes can serve as a source of inspiration for people who admire the cowboy lifestyle, culture, and values. They can also offer a deeper understanding of the cowboy’s mindset and the way of life in the American West. Cowboy quotes can also reflect on the romanticized and idealized vision of the cowboy culture and its legacy in American history and culture.

Cowboy Quotes, Sayings about Cowboys

Cowboy Quotes, Sayings about Cowboys
Cowboy Quotes, Sayings about Cowboys

Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he’d managed to get the pink cowboy hat – Alex Cox.

I think that’s important in Western cowboy poetry, literature and therefore in the movie, is that things are in the air. They’ve got space and time – Ang Lee.

I’m thrilled, I’m grateful, I’m blessed. I played for the world’s greatest professional sports team in history. Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy – Bob Hayes.

When I was starting to get noticed as an actor in the 1970s for something other than the third cowboy on the right who ended up dying in every movie or episode, Burt Reynolds was the biggest star in the world – Bruce Dern.

Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies – Bruce Jay Friedman.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

Well, Tommy Lee Jones is a little bit more intimidating. He’s definitely a cowboy. He’s from Texas – Christina Milian.

I think you’re going to find out that westerns will be coming back. It’s Americana, it’s part of our history, the cowboy, the cattle drive, the sheriff, the fight for law, order and justice. Justice will always prevail as far as I’m concerned – Clayton Moore.

I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs – Dick Dale.

I had done my first picture and I didn’t have anything to do for awhile. I was asked to come back to New York and do Bus Stop in the role of the cowboy opposite Kim Stanley – Dick York.

The one thing I couldn’t identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on – Dwayne Johnson.

But I had two very special people who helped to take my style to the next level. Thank God for my first MC Cowboy and my first student Grand Wizard Theodore, and to go out after creating this art form and finding everyone jamming to it – that too was pretty scary – Grandmaster Flash.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots. First I’m a Texan – Henry Thomas.

We have cowboys coming in who have heard about bagels through word of mouth. They’ll ask for a “bangle” or a “bockle,” but after their first bite they love it. They come back – Hershel Shapiro.

I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I’d dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period – Illeana Douglas.

If you’re a cowboy and you’re dragging a guy behind your horse, I bet it would really make you mad if you looked back and the guy was reading a magazine – Jack Handy.

He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said, “Dust to dust,” some people laughed, and the cowboy shot them. At his hanging, he told the others, “I’ll be waiting for you in heaven–with a gun – Jack Handy.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy – Jodie Foster.

It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor – John Ford.

I’m a cowboy who never saw a cow – Johnny Mercer.

I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I’m an emotional kind of person anyway – Josh Holloway.

That’s where I got my start and where I’ll continue to work, but I can’t tell you the number of films between Drugstore Cowboy and Curly Sue that I auditioned for and wanted that didn’t choose me – Kelly Lynch.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

The fact that I got Drugstore Cowboy at all was a fluke – Kelly Lynch.

I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right? – Liam Neeson.

You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy – Lyndon B. Johnson.

Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States – Marcus A. Hanna.

I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy – Michael Biehn.

They gave me the chaps and hat and everything. I looked like a real cowboy. I walked around the rodeo and thought, I am a real cowboy and thought everyone thought I was a real cowboy – Michael Biehn.

We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy, able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people – Morrie Schwartz.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already – Orlando Bloom.

Peter Marshall: A western saddle has a curved horn on the front to hold something for the cowboy. What is it?
Paul Lynde: A passenger – Paul Lynde.

There are probably more annoying things than being hectored about African development by a wealthy Irish rock star in a cowboy hat, but I can’t think of one at the moment – Paul Theroux.

If you got to talking to most cowboys, they’d admit they write ‘em. I think some of the meanest, toughest sons of bitches around write poetry – Ross Knox.

A boxing match is like a cowboy movie. There’s got to be good guys and there’s got to be bad guys. And that’s what people pay for – to see the bad guys get beat – Sonny Liston.

I came in with my idea of what a cowboy would wear, but then I met some real cowboys and they said that I rode the horses well, shoed the horses, but no good cowboy would be wearing a pair of Levi’s. I had to get a good old pair of Wranglers – Steve Kanaly.

Cowboy Quotes
Cowboy Quotes

The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses – Richard O’Brien.

Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that – Steve Earle.

I didn’t want to play a rancher. I didn’t want to have a cowboy hat on; I wanted to get away from that in the things I do. But I read the script and fell in love with it. As hard as I tried to say no, I couldn’t – Tim McGraw.

When I was a kid, my step dad started this business and would go out and get lost cows and stuff. He was part-time truck driver, farmer and cowboy. He taught me how to ride from an early age – Tim McGraw.

A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse – William James.

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