Have you watched Yellowstone yet? If you haven’t, you probably know at least one person (or, more likely, many) obsessed with it. And you want to know one of the main reasons people keep tuning into this modern western? Two words: Beth Dutton. Played by the incredible Kelly Reilly, this character epitomizes her surroundings. She’s beautiful — but savage. Her wit is as sharp as the barbed wire lining the Dutton Ranch. The venom she spits when she’s angry could give any rattlesnake a run for its money. So, if you ever need to be fiercer, fight for what you believe in, or just plain give someone hell, you can find plenty of inspiration in Beth Dutton quotes. 

In an interview with Esquire, Reilly summed out what makes Beth such a compelling character. “In a way, we get to live out this fantasy with Beth because she says and does things that we would never dream or dare to do,” she said, adding, “There’s something that I think people are responding to, where we’re supposed to be nice all the time, especially women. Right? I’m not talking about female empowerment, but there is that to it, where women are empowered by her. With women, you’re supposed to be the Virgin Mary, or you’re the whore. It’s like this gray area of in-between, which is where all women live — or human beings live — which is the truth. Somewhere in that, there is a primal thing that Beth kind of touches on, which I think is what makes her such a unique character. I love that stuff.” 

It’s safe to say that a lot of people love Beth’s unique brand of, well, primal empowerment. I like to think that, if I had an alter ego, she’d be a lot like Beth. Beyonce has Sasha Fierce; I have Beth Dutton. With that said, here are some of Beth’s most badass lines. 

Best (& Ballsiest) Beth Dutton Quotes

  1. “I believe in lovin’ with your whole soul and destroying anything that wants to kill what you love.”
  2. “I am the rock therapists break themselves against.”
  3. “We don’t care if he’s scared. We’re here to scare you.”
  4. “You are the trailer park. I am the tornado.”
  5. “I’m gonna tell you a little secret. The more you become what he wanted you to become, the more he’ll hate you for it. And he does hate you for it. We all do.”
  6. “Every so often, you say something that makes me think you’re smart. And then I look at you, and that thought fades.”
  7. “I remember the stories of heaven and hell in church. Lies, a lot of it.”
  8. “I made two decisions in my life based on fear and they cost me everything.”
  9. “I think heaven’s right here. So’s hell. One person can be walking the clouds right next to someone enduring eternal damnation. And God is the land.”
  10. “Everything I do is for him, and everything you do is for you.”
  11. “Challenge accepted.”
  12. “That’s interesting. When I’m here, I understand me less.”
  13. “It’s handled. He saved you the indignity. So, what do you say?”
  14. “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 I can make it part of me.”
  15. “It’s on the list of things we need to discuss. A long list.”
  16. “I don’t speak dipshit.”
  17. “My mother was the spine of this family. She was the center. Without her, he’s, well, the best of him died with her.”
  18. “Give me a troubled loser with blue eyes and I’d dry-hump a hole in his jeans.”
  19. “It’s OK to watch me walk away, you know. That’s why we do it.”
  20. “Money is my new drug.”
  21. “I’m going to get you disbarred, you spineless piece of sh*t. You should never have come home.”
  22. “Not sure the world does slow down, Dad.”
  23. “Wow, that’s really deep, Jamie. You must be watching Ted Talks on youtube.”
  24. “I’m going to bankrupt him first. I want his f*cking grandchildren on welfare.”
  25. “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.”
  26. “Here’s all the things I don’t believe. I don’t believe you’re capable of swallowing your pride and contributing to this family. I don’t believe our father will ever trust you again, which is why I don’t believe you have a role here anymore.”
  27. “I’d like to end this day on a victory. We’ll talk defeat tomorrow.”
  28. “I have been down this road many, many times before, buddy. And no one who tried it is alive to tell you how poorly that worked out for them.”
  29. “You’re hunting. That’s why your’e sitting in a bar instead of standing in a river. I ain’t judging you, buddy. I’m hunting too, just not hunting you.”
  30. “I am the bigger bear.”
  31. “The outcome has already been decided.”
  32. “Lady, you crave trouble; you just don’t want resistance. And if you don’t want resistance around here, you just mind your business.”
  33. “Say it when it matters. Say it when it will save me!”
  34. “You came alone ’cause none of your friends could afford it, and those who do, they have wives a lot smarter than yours ’cause let’s be honest, Ted, you didn’t come here to fish.”
  35. “Where’s the fun in wrecking a single man? When I break you, I want to know I’m breaking generations.”
  36. “If you c*m on my leather seats, you’re walking home.”
  37. “For someone with no spine, you’ve sure got a lot of balls.”
  38. “That’s a conversation for another time that we’ll never have.”
  39. “Ok. It’s solved. We’re getting married.”
  40. “You can’t unmake family, Jamie, but you can take their gold card.”
  41. “You know, life isn’t a longevity contest; it’s a contest in quality.”
  42. “No, martinis have vermouth and are enjoyed with friends. I don’t like vermouth, and these aren’t my friends.”
  43. “You look like a real soft f*ck. All of you city boys do.”
  44. “Spanx. What a shocker. You know you had an ass like a 12-year-old boy in high school. What happened?”
  45. “You should try Zumba. Get that cardio up.”
  46. “The sting never fades with me. It is a painful lesson and one you’re about to learn.”
  47. “You know, houses are like boats. They need to be Christened.”
  48. Cowboy: “You better have a big pistol in that purse.”
    Beth: “I do. It’s called my name. Beth Dutton. What’s yours?”
  49. “I’m not f*ck*ng you, I’m f*ck*ng her. And if you have a brother I’m f*ck*ng him too. I’m chopping your family tree down.”
  50. “Just tell me who to fight.”
  51. “I love you, but f*ck you.”
  52. “No one wants to merge with you. You have a three-to-one debt ratio. It’d be easier to sell VCRs.”
  53. “I had the blush f*cked out of me years ago.”
  54. “What do you think is gonna happen when I dump our 18-percent share tomorrow morning? I’ll tell you what. The stock will drop below 10, SEC will suspend trading, and every creditor you have will file on you.”
  55. “It’s a pour the bottle in a bucket kind of day.”
  56. “They f*cked with the wrong bull, daddy.”
  57. “Did you ever hear the phrase, ‘Every time somethin’ good is trying to happen, somethin’ bad tries to stop it?’ I’m somethin’ bad.”
  58. “I’ve got the cure for that. We’ll see how tough you are after I give it to ya.”
  59. “When all this is over, I’m gonna hang your diploma above my toilet in my guest house. You have my word.”
  60. “Don’t judge us for the way we’re protecting the thing we’re giving you.”
  61. “I know that now, and now is all that matters.”
  62. “The only reason you’re not choking on irony is the size of your mouth.”
  63. “Loyalty, morality… not part of the equation for you.”
  64. “I always remembered your dick being bigger.”
  65. “Yeah, baby. I’m asking you to marry me. Will you do that?”
  66. “I love how people think that word entitles them to absolution from the people whose lives they ruin. We owe you nothing.”
  67. “It’s only the things I love that die, Rip, never me. Come to think of it, I’m surprised you’re still standing.”
  68. “What insight. No wonder you’re governor.”
  69. “You are many things, baby, but funny is not one of them. Sorry.”
  70. “You know why I always run away? Cause there’s only so much I can give you, Rip.”
  71. “I didn’t ask you for a f*ckin’ hysterectomy. You know, when you consider the pain that you cause a person, is it the person’s fault? That’s evil, Jamie.”
  72. “Only the good die young. If a meteor strikes Earth tonight, it’s me and the cockroaches running this motherf*cker tomorrow.”
  73. “You know what is so f*ckin’ dangerous about you? That you actually believe that you’re helping. Like in your heart, you believe that. But you refuse to look at the results of your help.”
  74. “Double Tito’s, three olives.”
  75. “We’re with Yellowstone. Nobody’s gonna mess with us.”