70 Arthur Morgan Quotes on Being More Than Just a Villain

These top 70 Arthur Morgan quotes will push you to be responsible for your actions and face the consequence of your mistakes.

Arthur Morgan is the main protagonist of the modern gaming masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption 2.

He is a high-ranking member of the Van der Linde gang. In the game, Arthur must cope with the Wild West’s decline while trying to survive against state forces and other opponents.

Depending on how you play Arthur Morgan, he can be quite a repulsive and horrible character.

So, are you excited to read his horrific and terrifying lines and learn more about his personality?

See the full list below.

And don’t forget to check out these Assassin’s Creed quotes and Dark Souls quotes.

Best Arthur Morgan Quotes

1. “Vengeance is an idiot’s game.” – Arthur Morgan

2. “You don’t get to live a bad life and have good things happen to you.” – Arthur Morgan

3. “We’re thieves in a world that don’t want us no more.” – Arthur Morgan

4. “We’re more ghosts than people.” – Arthur Morgan

5. “Be loyal to what matters.” – Arthur Morgan

6. “We ain’t both gonna make it.” – Arthur Morgan

7. “I gave you all I had. I did.” – Arthur Morgan

8. “You speak as if killing was something I cared about.” – Arthur Morgan

9. “Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.” – Arthur Morgan

10. “Life’s greatest adventure is in doing one’s level best.” – Arthur Morgan

11. “Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope, and love.” – Arthur Morgan

12. “We can’t change what’s done, we can only move on.” – Arthur Morgan

13. “Just do one thing or the other, don’t try to be two people at once.” – Arthur Morgan

14. “Hell, I ain’t got much to lose, but you gotta do what’s right and cut some loose. John and his family, I’m afraid I have to insist.” – Arthur Morgan

15. “I feel like you should take your woman and child and get lost.” – Arthur Morgan 

Arthur Morgan Quotes That Will Give You a Roller Coaster of Emotions 

16. “You ugly bastard—you got old and kinda sad. No wonder they all leave you.” – Arthur Morgan

17. “Get the hell outta here and be a goddamn man!” – Arthur Morgan

18. “All them years, Dutch, for this snake?” – Arthur Morgan

19. “Some jobs aren’t for saving, and some legacies are for pissing on.” – Arthur Morgan

20. “I hope it’s hot and terrible, Mrs. Downes. Otherwise, I’ll feel I’ve been sold a false Bill of Goods.” – Arthur Morgan

21. “You enjoy being a rich man’s toy, do ya?” – Arthur Morgan

22. “Maybe we should cut you open, and count the rings of whiskey.” – Arthur Morgan

23. “What is going on, Dutch? What is happening to us? What’s happening to you?” – Arthur Morgan

24. “You’re my favorite parasite—no wait, ringworm’s my favorite parasite. You’re my second-favorite parasite. I lied. Ringworm, then rats with the plague, then you.” – Arthur Morgan

25. “We just got plenty of time, Micah. We all need to have a little chat.” – Arthur Morgan

26. “You’re gonna sleep with your chest open if you ain’t careful, boy.” – Arthur Morgan

27. “You know, all that ever mattered to me was loyalty. It was all I knew. It was all I ever believed in.” – Arthur Morgan

28. “I don’t care about your family.” – Arthur Morgan

29. “I had a girl who loved me—I threw that away. My momma died when I was a kid, and my daddy—well, I watched him die. And it weren’t soon enough.” – Arthur Morgan 

30. “You are the only feller who got half of their brain eaten by wolves and ended up more intelligent.” – Arthur Morgan

Funny Arthur Morgan Quotes That Will Make You Giggle

31. “You, sir, are a fish.” – Arthur Morgan

32. “Look, I’m sorry, friend. I can barely speak English.” – Arthur Morgan

33. “We got sloppier than the town drunk, and they know who we are, and where we are, and what we’re doing.” – Arthur Morgan

34. “Five thousand dollars? For me? Can I turn myself in?” – Arthur Morgan

35. “I do my utmost to avoid you.” – Arthur Morgan

36. “We each made 15 dollars, oh, and a quarter! Don’t forget the quarter!” – Arthur Morgan

37. “Next time, let the wolves eat all your brain—then you’ll be a genius.” – Arthur Morgan

38. “Should I just sneak on now?” – Arthur Morgan

39. “Women voting? Sure, why not? Anyone dumb enough to wanna vote, I say go for it.” – Arthur Morgan

40. “Forgive me if I slip and stab you in the face.” – Arthur Morgan

41. “Does this trolley go to Tahiti?” – Arthur Morgan

42. “Hey, mister!” – Arthur Morgan

Serious Arthur Morgan Quotes

43. “More and more of civilization—what a mess we’re making of things.” – Arthur Morgan

44. “You run real good.” – Arthur Morgan

45. “Nothin’ means more to me than this gang. I would kill for it. I would happily die for it. I wish things were different, but it weren’t us who changed.” – Arthur Morgan

46. “You’re a sad little thing, ain’t ya?” – Arthur Morgan

47. “When the time comes, you gotta run and don’t look back.” – Arthur Morgan

48. “You don’t know me.” – Arthur Morgan

49. “In the end, Micah, despite my best efforts to the contrary—it turns out I’ve won.” – Arthur Morgan

50. “Either you’ve got a lazy eye or a lack of respect. Which is it, boy?” – Arthur Morgan

51. “I still don’t believe in nothin’.” – Arthur Morgan

52. “You can—you could give something to Jack. It’s that or—well, I don’t see no way outta this.” – Arthur Morgan

53. “I—I’ll be okay, but do it. For me. And it would make me feel good, if that makes any sense.” – Arthur Morgan

54. “You gonna strangle me too, Dutch.” – Arthur Morgan

55. “We got lawmen in three different states after us.” – Arthur Morgan

56. “I think, as a general rule, Dutch likes to avoid murder within the camp.” – Arthur Morgan

Arthur Morgan Quotes That You’ll Love

57. “You want trouble?” – Arthur Morgan

58. “John made it; he’s the only one.” – Arthur Morgan

59. “Damn us both!” – Arthur Morgan

60. “I guess I—I’m afraid.” – Arthur Morgan

More Quotes That Talk About Arthur Morgan

61. “But you’re my brother.” – John Marston

62. “I never thought I’d say this but, it’s good to see you, Arthur Morgan.” – John Marston

63. “I believe there’s winners and losers, and nothing else beside.” – Micah Bell

64. “Nobody’s taking nothing from me ever again!” – Sadie Adler

65. “We should have killed him months ago.” – John Marston

66. “Guess about all I got left now is doubts. Doubts and scars.” – John Marston

67. “If you lack the stomach to kill for the revolution, at least show me you are willing to die for it!” – Vladimir Reznikov

68. “Why are you so interested in my life? Haven’t you got one of your own?” – John Marston

69. “They’re chasing us hard, because we represent everything that they fear.” – Dutch van der Linde

70. “I sometimes wonder if things are ever the way we remember ’em, if we were ever who we thought we were.” – John Marston

Which of the Quotes Above Did You Enjoy the Most?

Arthur was adopted by Dutch van der Linde and Hosea Matthews after his parents died. They taught him to read and write, as well as how to hunt, shoot, and ride a horse. He learned to live free of civilization’s constraints.

The game follows the gang’s demise as it is investigated by lawmen, other gangs, and Pinkerton agents. And in the game, Arthur can be a caring or evil man depending on the actions and choices made by the player. 

We must remember that we cannot expect good things to happen to us if we continue to do bad things. Through Arthur Morgan, we learn that there are consequences to every action we take.

Have you played Arthur Morgan’s character? Which quotes were most relevant to you? Please, leave a comment below!

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