"I'm selling the house, the land, the orchard, the tractor, the stock. Everything. It all goes" (Shepard 14).
"You're always in the refrigerator!" (Shepard 12).
"I told you not to play around with that fool horse. He's insane, that horse." (Shepard 16).
"This guy's a creep, and he's trying to sell us all down the river. He's a total meatball!" (Shepard, 24).
"THERE'S NO MORE MIRACLES! NO MIRACLES TODAY! THEY'VE BEEN ALL USED UP! IT'S ONLY ME! MR. SLAVE LABOR HIMSELF COME HOME TO REPLENISH THE EMPTY LARDER!" (Shepard 26).
"Look, buddy, he borrows all the time. He's a borrowing fool. It could be anything. Payments on a car. Land in the desert. He's always got some fool scheme going. He's just let it slide too long that time, that's all." (Shepard 43).