80 Rip Wheeler Quotes on Courage and Love

Let these Rip Wheeler quotes inspire you to be brave and fight your way through life.

Rip Wheeler is a character played by Cole Hauser in Yellowstone, an American TV series. He is a ranch hand in the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and a close friend of John Dutton. Despite not being a part of the Dutton family, he is the soul of Yellowstone that helps the series keep going.

Furthermore, throughout the series, he is portrayed as a fearless and brute man who leads and protects the ranch. Rip Wheeler is also a charming and admirable character full of wisdom and a fighting spirit.

So, if he is your favorite character in the series, don’t miss out on this collection of his most memorable and meaningful quotes!

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And make sure to check out these Beth Dutton quotes and John Dutton quotes.

Best Rip Wheeler Quotes

1. “Well, it’s hard to measure an ‘almost’ because ‘almost’ doesn’t matter.”

2. “There are sharks and minnows in this world, Jimmy, and if you don’t know which one you are, then you ain’t a f*cking shark.” 

3. “You see, it’s the habit of living that you’re scared of losing, that’s all.”

4. “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 make it part of me.”

5. “You know, when you boil life down, it’s funny just how little you need, isn’t it?”

6. “Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but everything you know and everyone you see everywhere is gonna die. Shit, you might just cheat death yet.”

7. “I was born on a dead-end road, honey. This world doesn’t need another generation of me.”

Iconic Rip Wheeler Quotes and One-Liners

8. “I wish that they’d come back to life so I could kill ’em again.”

9. “I don’t choose the way. I make sure no one questions yours.”

10. “You want to fight somebody, you come fight me. I’ll fight you all goddamn day.”

11. “I’d rather kill a thousand men than shoot another horse.”

12. “I’m gonna give you one last chance. You leave now, or you never leave.”

13. “Be a man about it. Don’t scream.”

14. “You know what work is, don’t you?”

15. “It ain’t about the money, Walker. It’s about trust.”

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Rip Wheeler Quotes to Help You Learn About Life

16. “Boy, get over here. The only painless way to learn this lesson is to watch it.”

17. “This is for your protection, Lloyd. This is to protect you from yourself.”

18. “Just a little reminder. They might let us stay here gettin’ old and dusty, but all we are is tools to them. That’s all we’ll ever be.”

19. “It’s just, I get mad sometimes, and this is how it comes out.”

20. “What a f*ckin’ mess you’ve made of your last second chance. Life is a lesson, boy, one long lesson, but you’ve got to look to learn them, and you ain’t f*ckin’ lookin’!”

21. “These guys they just work here, Jimmy, you’ll see, a thousand will come and go but not us, we die here.”

22. “Y’all wanted revenge? Well, now you got it. There is a price to pay for revenge. Now, you gotta pay it.”

23. “People have been saying that for a hundred years, Beth. I mean, they thought that barbed wire was going to ruin the frontier. There it is. The frontier is all around us.” 

24. “I forgot somethin’ that you forgot to get rid of.”

25. “Why don’t you let me work with the boy? There’s a man in there somewhere. Sometimes, it just takes another man to find it.”

Romantic Rip Wheeler Quotes That Will Sweep You off Your Feet

26. “Hey, mama. I met somebody. I’m gonna spend the rest of my life with her. I could’ve gone to some store and bought her some f*ckin’ ring, but what does that mean? I’m sorry. I shouldn’t curse. I want her to wear yours. Maybe you can, uh, maybe you can know her too, somehow. I don’t know. I love you, mom. Thank you.”

27. “I look at every day with you as a gift.” 

28. “Hey, you’re all I need. I’ll call you whatever you want.”

29. “I love her, sir, and I’ll always take care of her.”

30. “‘I’m sorry’ are two words you never have to say to me.”

31. “My tomorrows are, well, they’re all words. There’s no word I’d rather call you if that’s what you want.”

32. “Maybe in a little bit. First, we’re gonna dance.”

33. “I love you. I love you.”

34. “I don’t need presents, Beth. Just you.”

35. “My tomorrows are all yours.”

Badass Rip Wheeler Quotes That Show His Courage and Strength

36. “I’m the one thing you can’t outwrestle here.”

37. “Hey, come here. When we get back to the ranch, I’m gonna kill you with my bare f*ckin’ hands. I’m gonna kill you for this.”

38. “They’ll hate you. Sir, they’ll hate you for doin’ it. It’s my job. I’ll do it.”

39. “I’ll bury you where you f*cking stand. Get the f*ck out of here.”

40. “You ask them questions, Kayce, and the questions will never stop. You tell me what you need, and I’ll take care of it. They won’t question me.”

41. “What’s the rule about fighting, Fred?”

42. “Best we came up with, sir, is like f*ck it, you know? Let’s get up there as fast as we can and chase those sons of a b*tches down the mountain.”

43. “You let me handle the wranglers, and you’ll have both. That’s my job.”

44. “Nah, I’m gonna watch you leave this state. Look at me motherf*cker. I wanna see it.”

45. “That’s to keep your whining *ss shut. You want off this ranch. You got it. I’ll drive your *ss to the train station myself.”

Powerful Rip Wheeler Quotes

46. “You know why people don’t come talk to you? Because they’re scared they’ll let you down. I know I am.”

47. “There’s plenty of good in you, Beth, and none in that son of a b*tch. Trust me.”

48. “When the f*ck did the bunkhouse become paradise island? I mean, come on, Lloyd. You gotta be kidding me.”

49. “Baby, you’ve been doin’ whatever you want your whole damn life.”

50. “No shit, they’re angry, Jimmy. Their job’s to f*ck, and they ain’t f*cked in six months.”

51. “Jimmy, I’m gonna give you two choices, one is I take you and all this shit, and I drive you down to the Sheriff’s office, and it’s good riddance to your sorry *ss, or you prove that you deserve another chance. From what I can see, you don’t, but it ain’t up to me.”

52. “They don’t work with you, Kayce. They work for you, and these are questions you should be asking your father.”

53. “Getting in trouble is the only skill you got. The only difference now is you ain’t gonna get caught.”

54. “Jimmy, you need to stop listening to those yahoos in the bunkhouse. There ain’t no such thing as luck. But I sure believe in stupid because you prove it every f*cking day.”

55. “I want you to listen to me. He’s not our son. No matter who he becomes, he never will be. Nobody will.”

56. “We’re looking for something, but you won’t tell me what. What is it?”

57. “I mean, I, I’d like to have some diamonds, actually.”

58. “You, Jimmy, they’re cursors boy, just you alone Jimmy? I’ll take that as yes.”

59. “You gotta be kidding me, Jimmy. You risked your life for a f*ckin’ belt buckle?”

60. “We need to know who he told and what, Kayce, and then I gotta put that problem in the ground. But before I do that, you’re gonna tell me why the f*ck that problem is still breathing.”

Memorable Rip Wheeler Quotes and Conversations

61. John Dutton: “Let’s pretend that’s Walker sittin’ over there. What would you do to him?”

Rip Wheeler: “You know what I’d do, sir.”

62. Rip Wheeler: “Is it a one-shot or is it a two-shot day?”

Beth Dutton: “It’s a pour the bottle in a bucket kind of day.”

63. Rip Wheeler: “This makes you happy, don’t it?”

Beth Dutton: “It does.”

Rip Wheeler: “You wanna know why? ‘Cause he’s got a mean streak like a f*cking badger.”

64. Beth Dutton: “I believe in loving with your whole soul and destroying anything that wants to kill what you love. That’s it. That’s all there is.”

Rip Wheeler: “I believe in the same thing.”

65. 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.”

Rip Wheeler: “I can try to do that.”

Short Rip Wheeler Quotes to Make You Feel Nostalgic

66. “There’s no record that I even exist on this planet.”

67. “Now, I’m going to ride off into the sunset.”

68. “You wanna go get drunk and watch some wolves kill and elk in a park?”

69. “I can’t think of a better day for it, sir.”

70. “Walker’s been done for an hour. Lloyd’s got no quit in him.”

More Rip Wheeler Quotes

71. “We’re well past playing hard to get, don’t you think, Beth?”

72. “This is gonna be one of those f*cking days I never should have gotten out of bed. Go get your f*cking *ss in the truck.”

73. “I feel kinda silly feedin’ animals today. I should be helping.”

74. “I’m talking about the letter. Nobody’s ever given me anything like that before.”

75. “I’ll tell you what. Why don’t you run buck *ss naked through that field, and I’ll sit here in my jeans and watch you do it? What do you say?”

76. “You’re a two-time loser, Jimmy. One more felony and they throw away the keys. You know what? You might do all right in prison. You got the lips for it.”

77. “You know, sir, I wanted to thank you. I just haven’t had, um, wasn’t the right time.”

78. “Hey! You! Where’d you learn to cowboy?”

79. “I don’t want a bunch of kids running around this f*cking house. I don’t even like dogs.” 

80. “Lloyd, the boss is coming home today, and I want people around.”

Which Rip Wheeler Quote Fired You up for the Day?

It is hard to go on and move forward in life when we are constantly being held in our past. We may lose hope and will to live and grow in the future, but we must also remember that we are the ones dictating where we will end up.

We can learn a lot from Rip Wheeler’s past and character in the series. Before coming to the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, he carries the trauma of witnessing his stepfather murdering his mother and sibling. No one is as strong as Rip, who continues to fight his way through life despite being the only survivor.

Aside from his courage and determination, he is also a man full of love and respect. We hope that these Rip Wheeler quotes were able to give you the drive to persevere no matter what you face in life.

Which Rip Wheeler quote is your favorite? Do you have other favorite characters from the TV series? Comment them below!


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