75 Best Yellowstone Quotes from John, Beth & Rip

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Yellowstone is coming back for a 5th season! These Yellowstone quotes from your favorite characters like John, Beth and Rip will get you ready for a binge-watch.

The Dutton family always seems to know exactly what to say, as do the rest of the characters on the hit Paramount Network show, Yellowstone. Whether you’re looking for wise words from John Dutton, a fierce quote from Beth Dutton, or a sweet quip from your favorite cowboy Rip Wheeler, we’ve gathered the best Yellowstone quotes in one place.

We have all the quotes from Yellowstone, Rip Yellowstone quotes, Beth Dutton quotes, John Dutton quotes, Rip Wheeler quotes and best Yellowstone quotes that you need to channel your best Beth. Keep scrolling these quotes from the past 4 seasons and get ready to binge-watch for the season 5 premiere:



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Yellowstone Quotes

Watching Yellowstone for the gorgeous cinematography? Or maybe the award-winning acting? No matter why you love TV’s hottest show, there is no arguing quotes from your favorite characters are pretty memorable. Here’s a few you should be repeating:

  • “I am the rock therapists break themselves against.” – Beth Dutton
  • “No one has a right. You have to take a right. Or stop it from being taken from you.” – John Dutton
  • “Karma comes in all shapes and sizes. Guess it’s me today.” – Walker
  • “The only reason you’re not choking on irony is the size of your mouth.” – Beth Dutton
  • “You ever have a girl look at you and your whole world just stops?” — Jimmy Hurdstram

  • “For someone with no spine, you’ve sure got a lot of balls.” – Beth Dutton
  • “You’re just pourin’ gas on the fire, Rip. Just dumpin’ it right on the damn fire.” -John Dutton
  • “Stray kid’s just fine. No stray dogs.” – John Dutton
  • “Well, it can’t be loved. God wouldn’t let you love somethin’ that can’t love you back.” – Kayce Dutton
  • “It’s time for you to create your own, shadow, son, and stop standin’ in someone else’s.” – Garrett

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Rip Yellowstone Quotes

Rip Wheeler, played by Cole Hauser, is a ranch hand at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and was taken in by John Dutton as a troubled youth. From his whirlwind romance with Beth to his leadership on the ranch, he’s now considered the heart & soul of the show. Rip Wheeler has some amazing one-liners! Keep scrolling for Rip Yellowstone quotes:

  • “I’d rather kill a thousand men than shoot another horse.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “Jimmy, cowboys don’t say goodbye.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “I don’t choose the way. I make sure no one questions yours.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “You know, when you boil life down, it’s funny just how little you need, isn’t it?” – Rip Wheeler
  • “My tomorrows are, well, they’re all words. There’s no word I’d rather call you if that’s what you want.” – Rip Wheeler

  • “I look at every day with you as a gift.” — Rip Wheeler
  • “Be a man about it. Don’t scream.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “‘I’m sorry’ are two words you never have to say to me.” — Rip Wheeler
  • “Beth, I can’t go to no courthouse. There’s no record that I even exist on this planet.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “There’s sharks and minnows in this world, Jimmy, and if you don’t know which one you are, then you ain’t a shark.” – Rip Wheeler

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Beth Dutton Quotes

Beth Dutton, played by Kelly Reilly, is one of the most fierce, savage, and complex characters to ever hit the small screen! We’ve gathered some of her most memorable quotes to inspire you to be a strong, independent woman just like her:

  • “You are the trailer park; I am the tornado.” – Beth Dutton
  • “I have been down this road many, many times before, buddy. And no one who tried it is alive to tell you how poorly that worked out for them.” – Beth Dutton
  • “Just tell me who to fight.” – Beth Dutton
  • “Where’s the fun in wrecking a single man? When I break you, I want to know I’m breaking generations.”– Beth Dutton
  • “It’s OK to watch me walk away, you know. That’s why we do it.” – Beth Dutton
  • “The sting never fades with me. It is a painful lesson and one you’re about to learn.” –Beth Dutton
  • “Every so often, you say something that makes me think you’re smart. And then I look at you and that thought fades.” — Beth Dutton

  • “It’s a pour the bottle in a bucket kind of day.” – Beth Dutton
  • “I’m chopping your family tree down.” – Beth Dutton
  • “Well, that’s what it means. It means that you have me, that I’m yours. It means come live your life with me. The only thing I ask is that you outlive me so I never live another day without you.” – Beth Dutton
  • “My mother was the spine of this family. She was the center. And without her, he’s, well, the best of him died with her.” – Beth Dutton
  • “I see things in people, and I feel like if I can touch it, even if the rest of the person is rotten, I can take that good thing and I can make it part of me.” – Beth Dutton
  • “I believe in lovin’ with your whole soul and destroying anything that wants to kill what you love. That’s it. That’s all there is.” — Beth Dutton

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John Dutton Quotes

John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner, is the patriarch of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and knows things you cherish are worth fighting for in life. He’s left a legacy for his family and will continue to dish out life lessons on the show. Here are some of the best John Dutton quotes:

  • “Why do all my children have to leave to find happiness?” – John Dutton
  • “The difference between raising a son and a daughter. All you do with a daughter is just trying to keep her from getting screwed. All you do with a son is trying to keep him from screwing himself.” ― John Dutton
  • “This is going to be the end of us. But we’re gonna do it anyway.” – John Dutton
  • “Your grandfather used to say you can’t fix a broken wagon wheel, but you can use the parts to make a new one.” — John Dutton

  • “That rifle has the power to take a life. Whatever you point it at. You know that right?” ― John Dutton
  • “Learn to be meaner than evil and still love your family and enjoy a sunrise.” — John Dutton
  • “There’s a saying out here. If your daughter’s riding a horse, no one’s riding her.” – John Dutton
  • “You know, the thing about suicide, you don’t just kill yourself, you kill every memory of you.” ― John Dutton
  • “That rifle has the power to take a life. Whatever you point it at. You know that right?” ― John Dutton
  • “It’s the one constant in life. You build something worth having, someone’s gonna try to take it.“ — John Dutton

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Rip Wheeler Quotes

Everyone’s favorite ranch hand has won the hearts of all Yellowstone viewers with some of the best lines of the series. Here are some more Rip Wheeler quotes to live by:

  • “My tomorrows are all yours.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “I don’t choose the way. I make sure no one questions yours.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “You know why people don’t come talk to you? Because they’re scared they’ll let you down. I know I am.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “Hey! You! Where’d you learn to cowboy?” – Rip Wheeler
  • “Baby, you’ve been doin’ whatever you want your whole damn life.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “I was born on a dead-end road, honey. This world doesn’t need another generation of me.” – Rip Wheeler

  • “Getting in trouble is the only skill you got. The only difference now is you ain’t gonna get caught.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “It’s just, I get mad sometimes, and this is how it comes out.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “I wish that they’d come back to life so I could kill ’em again.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “It ain’t about the money, Walker. It’s about trust.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “Boy, get over here. The only painless way to learn this lesson is to watch it.” – Rip Wheeler
  • “You see, it’s the habit of living that you’re scared of losing, that’s all.” – Rip Wheeler

Quotes from Yellowstone

There are so many quotable characters on Yellowstone, including the Dutton family, but also Jimmy, Walker and Lloyd. Here’s a few more quotes you should bookmark to get ready for the newest season:

  • “Expensive taste runs in the blood.” – John Dutton
  • “Say it when it matters. Say it when it will save me!” – Beth Dutton
  • “God sure finds interesting ways to put people out of business.” ­– Kayce Dutton
  • “I don’t know if I can be in a relationship with someone who shows such poor judgment.” – Jimmy Hurdstram
  • “I gotta tell you something, and it comes from a place of love. You should really consider killing yourself.” ― Beth Dutton
  • “I can’t think of a better medicine than the stars for a ceiling.” – Monica (Long) Dutton

  • “Pray like hell, and hold on.” – Lloyd Pierce
  • “Listen mister I don’t know you, but I know if you’re wearing that brand then you must be a bad person. And if they want it back then you must be even worse.” – Walker
  • “No one wants to merge with you. You have a three-to-one debt ratio. It’d be easier to sell VCRs.” – Beth Dutton
  • “From now on, what I do is for me.” – Jamie Dutton
  • “Bullies need to be big, and I’m bigger than you.” – Lynelle Perry



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Best Yellowstone Quotes

If you’re looking for unforgettable Yellowstone quotes, we have gathered only the best lines from the Paramount Network show in one place. Who’s your favorite character? Tell us in the comments!

  • “There’s monsters everywhere in this world. You just gotta kill ‘em when you find ‘em.” – Kayce Dutton
  • “People talk about makin’ a difference, but they don’t because they don’t try. They don’t risk. You risked — everything. Today, you made a difference.” – Chief Thomas Rainwater
  • “Aw Beth. You would have made a hell of a cowboy.” – John Dutton
  • “You can’t unmake family, Jamie, but you can take their gold card.” – Beth Dutton
  • “Killers don’t seek their victims’ approval.” – Kayce Dutton

  • “If hating me keeps you from hating yourself, I’ll be there for you… That’s what family’s for.” – Jamie Dutton
  • “I’m not making it my fault, I’m making it my problem.” – Monica (Long) Dutton
  • “You know, you did something that no one does, Rip. You’ve outlived your past.” – Lloyd Pierce
  • “Well, I guess I should ride off into the sunset.” – Jimmy Hurdstrom
  • “Mister, I don’t know you, but if you’re wearin’ that brand, you must be a bad man.” – Walker

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