31+ Best Lonesome Dove Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Lonesome Dove is an American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four-part adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry and is the first installment in the Lonesome Dove series. Profoundly inspirational lonesome dove quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Lonesome Dove Quotes

Like one, that on a lonesome road Doth walk in fear and dread, And having once turned round walks on, And turns no more his head; Because he knows, a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Are the dead as lonesome as the living? — Truman Capote

The ideas of science germinate in a matrix of established knowledge gained by experiment; they are not lonesome thoughts, born in a rarified realm where no researcher has ever gone before. — Seth Shostak

I think, being from east Tennessee, you’re kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you’ve got that Appalachian soul. — Ashley Monroe

We are lonesome animals. We spend all life trying to be less lonesome. — John Steinbeck

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It’s hard to keep awake with nothing to do. — Babe Ruth

We’re a terribly lonesome society. For all I know, all societies are. You can make a few new friends, that’s all. You can’t change history. History is happening to us now. — Kurt Vonnegut

Be good & you will be lonesome. Be lonesome & you will be free. — Jimmy Buffett

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. — Carl Sandburg

I really don’t like that modern notion of ‘I don’t need anyone.’ I see a lot of young women feeling they have to be that way, they have to be hard, in a way. And what does that bring them? They’re just going to be lonesome. They’re going to be, at best, lonesome and capable, at worst, lonesome and hard. And is that what we want? No. — Susanne Bier

Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He’d be very happy, he’d be very said, he’d be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn’t easy. — Andy Griffith

Life’s an awfully lonesome affair. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming. — Emily Carr

Last word in lonesome is me. — Eddy Arnold

Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call out there. — Truman Capote

I get sometimes; I get lonesome right in the middle of a crowd. — Elvis Presley

Radio is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome — T. S. Eliot

I am lonesome so regular it’s like a job I gotta report to every day. — Alice Childress

As you get better and better working out, there’s no one who can keep up with you running. If you don’t have a good dog, it’s going to be the most lonesome training camp you’ll ever have. — George Foreman

I struggle with myself every day – I am a lonesome person. I talk to my family – and I connect to some people deeply along the way – but I am a restless soul. Singing is the most immediate relief. — Lykke Li

A dog pours a pitcher of love into the lonesome spots of your life. — Kimberly Willis Holt

I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead. — J. D. Salinger

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. — Tamora Pierce

You could play the blues like it was a lonesome thing – it was a feeling. The blues is nothing but a story… The verses which are sung in the blues is a true story, what people are doing… what they all went through. It’s not just a song, see? — David Edwards

There would be 2,500 to 3,000 head of cattle and they’d go all day, eight to 10 miles a day. There’d be about eight or nine cowboys on the trail and a lot of them didn’t make the whole trip. The trip was so long, some got lonesome and others got sick from malnourishment. — Hub Hubbell

In Montana, when we did ‘Return to Lonesome Dove’, we rode on the side of a hill at night in the dark; I was afraid my horse would step on one of the actors playing dead. The director said to leave it to the stunt doubles since they got paid for that. — William Sanderson

And even though I know how very far apart we are, it helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star. And when the night winds start to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky. Somewhere out there, if love can see us through then, we’ll be together … Somewhere out there, out where dreams, come true. — Barry Mann

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill? He sounds too blue to fly. The midnight train is whining low, I’m so lonesome I could cry. — Hank Williams

A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read. — Benjamin Franklin

When I sing, I go somewhere else. Every time after I sing, I’ll ask, ‘Did I do OK?’ Because I feel like it’s like my soul squeezing out of my vocal chords. I don’t sit there and think about ‘I’m gonna do this next…’ I just sing. I sing from my heart, and my heart’s got a little lonesome in it. — Ashley Monroe

It was a soft, reposeful summer landscape, as lovely as a dream, and as lonesome as Sunday. — Mark Twain

To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part. — Robert Duvall