Quotes in “Days Gone Bye“.
Rick Grimes: [to Shane] That vase – that’s something special. ‘Fess up. You steal that from your Grandma Jean’s house? I hope you left her that spoon collection.
Glenn: [Right after Rick got stuck in a tank surrounded by zombies and he lost all hope, a voice comes through the radio] Hey you! Dumb ass! Hey you in the tank! Cozy in there?
Glenn: Hey you. Dumbass. Yeah, you in the tank. Cozy in there?
Rick Grimes: [in the squad car over lunch] What’s the difference between men and women?
Shane Walsh: This a joke?
Rick Grimes: No, serious.
Shane Walsh: Never met a woman who knew how to turn off a light. They’re born thinkin’ the switch only goes one way: on. I mean, they’re, they’re struck blind the second they leave a room. I mean every woman, I ever let have a key, I swear to God. It’s like, come home, house all lit up, and my job, you see, apparently, because, because my chromosomes happen to be different is that I gotta walk through that house and turn off every single light this chick left on.
Rick Grimes: Is that right?
Shane Walsh: Yeah, baby. Oh Reverend Shane is preachin’ to ya now, boy. Then this same chick, mind ya, she’ll bitch about, uh, global warming. You see, this is, this is where Reverend Shane wants to quote from the Guy Gospel and say, “Um, darlin’, maybe if you and every other pair of boobs on this planet could just figure out that the light switch, see, goes both ways, maybe we wouldn’t have so much global warming?”
Rick Grimes: You say that?
Shane Walsh: Well, the uh, polite version. Still, man, that-that earns me this look of loathing you would not believe and that’s when the “Exorcist” voice pops out:
Shane Walsh: “You sound just like my damn father! Always, always yellin’ about the power bill and tellin’ me to turn off the damn lights!”
Rick Grimes: And what do you say to that?
Shane Walsh: I know what I want to say. I want to say “Bitch, you mean to tell me you’ve been hearing this your entire life and you are still too damn stupid to learn how to turn off a switch?”
Shane Walsh: You know, I don’t actually say that, though.
Rick Grimes: [laughing] That would be bad.
Shane Walsh: Yeah, I go with the uh, go with the polite version there too, so…
Rick Grimes: Very wise.
Shane Walsh: Yes sir. So how’s it with Lori, man?
Rick Grimes: She’s good. She’s good at turning off lights. Really good. I’m the one who sometimes forgets.
Shane Walsh: Not what I meant.
Rick Grimes: [hesitantly] We didn’t have a great night.
Shane Walsh: Hey look, man, I may have, uh, failed to amuse with my sermon, but I did try. The least you could do is, is speak.
Rick Grimes: That-that’s what she always says: “Speak”. “Speak”. You’d think I was the most closed mouth son of a bitch you’d ever hear her telling.
Shane Walsh: Do you express your thoughts? Do you share your feelings and that kind of stuff?
Rick Grimes: The thing is, lately, whenever I try, everything I say makes her impatient like she didn’t want to hear it after all. It’s like she’s pissed at me all the time, and I don’t know why.
Shane Walsh: Look man, that’s just shit couples go through. You know, it’s, it’s a phase.
Rick Grimes: Last thing she said this morning? “Sometimes I wonder if you even care about us at all.” She said that in front of our kid; imagine going to school with that in your head. Difference between men and women? I would never say something that cruel to her, and certainly not in front of Carl.
Rick Grimes: You shot that man today.
Morgan Jones: Man?
Duane Jones: It weren’t no man.
Morgan Jones: What the hell was that out your mouth just now?
Duane Jones: It wasn’t a man.
Rick Grimes: You shot him in the street out front, a man.
Morgan Jones: Friend, you need glasses. It was a walker. Come on, sit down… before you fall down.
Morgan Jones: Hey mister, you even know what’s going on?
Rick Grimes: I woke up today… in the hospital, came home and that’s all I know.
Morgan Jones: But you know about the dead people, right?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I saw a lot of that – out on the loading dock, piled in trucks.
Morgan Jones: No, not the ones they put down. The ones they didn’t – the walkers, like the one I shot today. C’ause he’d have ripped into you, tried to eat you, taken some flesh at least. Well, I guess if this is the first you’re hearing it, I know how it must sound… But listen, one thing I do know – don’t you get bit. I saw your bandage and that’s what we were afraid of. Bites kill you. The fever burns you out. But then after a while… you come back.
Duane Jones: Seen it happen.
Duane Jones: Daddy, can I learn to shoot? I’m old enough.
Morgan Jones: Hell yes, you’re gonna learn. But we gotta do it carefully, teach you to respect the weapon.
Rick Grimes: That’s right. It’s not a toy. You pull the trigger, you have to mean it. Always remember that, Duane.
Duane Jones: Yes, sir.
Morgan Jones: They might not seem like much one at a time, but when they’re in a group all riled up and hungry, man you watch your ass.
Morgan Jones: [on the walker that reaches the front door] She, uh… she died in the other room, on that bed in there. There was nothin’, I could, I could do about it here. That fever, man: her skin gave off heat like a furnace. I should have, I should have put her down, I should have put her down, I know that, but, you know what, I just didn’t have it in me. She’s the mother of my child.
Lam Kendal: [in the middle of a police chase] Sounds like they’re chasing those idiots up and down every back road we got.
Leon Basset: Maybe we’ll get them on one of those video shows, you know, like “World’s Craziest Police Chases”, what do you think?
Rick Grimes: What I think, Leon, is that you need to stay focused. Make sure you got a round in the chamber and your safety off.
Shane Walsh: [Leon realizes he didn’t do that and corrects his mistake] Would be kind of cool to get on one of them shows.
Rick Grimes: [to a walker girl, thinking she is alive] Little girl? I’m a policeman. Little girl. Don’t be afraid. Okay? Little girl?
Rick Grimes: [back in his house] They’re alive: my wife and son. At least they were when they left.
Morgan Jones: How can you know? By the look of this place, they…
Rick Grimes: I found empty drawers in the bedroom. They packed some clothes. Not a lot. But enough to travel.
Morgan Jones: You know anybody could’ve broken in here and stolen clothes, right?
Rick Grimes: You see the framed photos on the walls? Neither do I. Some random thief took those too, you think? Our photo albums, family pictures, all gone.
Morgan Jones: [starts to cry] Photo albums.
Morgan Jones: My wife: same thing. There I am, packing survival gear, she’s grabbing photo albums.
Rick Grimes: [recognizing Leon as a walker] Leon Basset? Didn’t think much of him. Careless and dumb, but, can’t leave him like this.
Morgan Jones: You know they’ll hear the shot.
Rick Grimes: Let’s not be here when they show up.
Morgan Jones: [to Duane] Let’s go, son. Come on.