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Tombstone’ is a classic 1993 American Western movie that tells the story of the gunfight at O.K. Corral and the Earp Vendetta Ride in Tombstone, Arizona.

The movie has real-life characters such as Doc Holliday the legendary cowboy who loved to play poker, along with his friend Wyatt Earp. Wyatt Earp was a retired lawman who had a notable reputation in the area but finally wanted to settle down in Tuscon with his brothers.

‘Tombstone’ also follows the love story that blossoms between Wyatt Earp and Josephine Marcus. The movie also features some real-life legendary characters such as Johnny Tyler, the Clanton clan, and McLaurys ‘Curly Bill’ Brocius. Val Kilmer became extremely popular for his suave and witty portrayal of gunfighter turned poker player Doc Holliday whose favorite phrase to use was “Daisy”. Great actors like Kurt Russell,  Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton and Michael Biehn brought to life the amazing characters in ‘Tombstone’. Thomas Haden Church and Stephen Lang also acted in the roles of Billy and Ike Clanton.

Best Doc Holliday Quotes From The Movie ‘Tombstone’

Doc Holliday's quotes are thrilling.

When Doc Holliday met Johnny Ringo, he immediately insulted Ringo which created a tense atmosphere. Wyatt Earp tried to mediate the misunderstanding by blaming Doc’s alcohol consumption to be the reason behind his insults. However, Doc looks at Johnny Ringo and says in Latin, “In vino veritas” which means, “In wine there is truth”. This was meant to signify that even though Doc Holliday was drinking, he still spoke the truth and knew his mind. To that, Johnny Ringo replied “Age quod agis” meaning “Do what you are doing”. Doc kept the Latin conversation going by replying with “credat judaeus apella” which meant “Tell it to someone else, not me.” Ringo patted his gun and said, “Ecentus stultorum magister” to warn that stupid people learned by experience while bright people knew how to avoid mistakes. Doc Holliday, unfazed by the threat smiled and replied “May he rest in peace” to warn Ringo that he would die if he threatened Doc Holliday. This interaction stands out in the entire film and both the actors shine in this intense scene. Hence, this is definitely one of the best Doc Holliday ‘Tombstone’ quotes.

1. “Why should I obtain by force that which I can obtain by cheating?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

2. “It’s not revenge he’s after…It’s a reckoning.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

3. “Does it hurt? A lot? Good.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

4. “We started a fight we never got to finish. Play for blood, remember?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

5. “Poor soul, he was so high-strung.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

6. “Why Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

7. “Remember, Ed, friendship is trust – so please don’t hurt me.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

8. “Dave Rudabaugh is an ignorant scoundrel! I disapprove of his very existence.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

9. “He’s down by the creek, walkin’ on water.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

10. “You call that shooting?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

Funny Doc Holliday Quotes

Quotes by Doc Holliday are very witty.

In this subcategory, you will find some of the funniest ‘Tombstone’ Doc Holliday quotes. ‘Tombstone’ is well-known for its short, witty, and sarcastic dialogues, especially from Holliday.

11. “That’s what I love about Wyatt. He can talk himself into anything.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

12. “It appears he missed an excellent chance to keep his mouth shut.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

13. “Darling! Are you mad? You’re not wearing a bustle.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

14. “Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

15. “I said poker is an honest trade. Only suckers buck the tiger.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

16. “Forgive me if I don’t shake hands.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

17. “What was that monkey show you were talking about?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

18. “Maybe Poker’s just not your game, Ike. I know – let’s have a spelling contest!”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

19. “Ed Bailey, you look like you’re just ready to burst.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

20. “Oh, Johnny, I apologize; I forgot you were there. You may go now.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

21. “I’m in my prime.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

22. “I won’t be pawed at, thank you very much.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

23. “I considered ending it myself on several occasions but self-control got the better of me.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

24. “Evidently, Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now I really hate him.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

25. “I stand corrected, Wyatt. You’re an oak.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

26. “Since when is Faro a business?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

Best Doc Holliday Quotes Said To And About Wyatt Earp

‘Tombstone’ is also a story of friendship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. The quotes from ‘Tombstone’ in this subcategory portray the friend Doc had with Wyatt Earp which lasted till his death.

27. “There is no happiness, Wyatt. There is no normal life.  There’s only life, that’s all.  Just life. The rest is relative.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

28. “Father Feeney’s been initiating me into the mysteries of the great and ancient church of Rome. You see, it appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

29. “I’m a man without fear, Wyatt. I literally don’t care if I live or die. But I can’t fight human instinct.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

30. “I’m dying. How are you?”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

31. “Run. Take that girl and start running. Run and don’t look back. All your life you been running and looking back and just barely existing and calling it getting by. This time don’t look back and call it living. Live every second.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

Famous Doc Holliday Quotes From ‘Tombstone’

Doc Holliday’s last words were “I’ll be damned…This is funny.” Such a legendary man and his amazing dialogues made ‘Tombstone’ the iconic film what it is. Many Westerns are considered classics and ‘Tombstone’ is there in that list because of these quotes.

32. “You’re a daisy if you do.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

33. “A man like Ringo’s got a great empty hole right through the middle of him and no matter what he does he can’t ever fill it. He can’t kill enough or steal enough or inflict enough pain to ever fill it. And it drives him mad. Sick mad. Cold and dirty.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

34. “You are a good woman. Then again, you may be the Antichrist.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

35. “That’s it. Better start that ball rolling.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

36. “If you fellows have been hunted from one end of the country to the other as I have been, you’ll understand what a bad man’s reputation is built on. I’ve had credit for more killings than I ever dreamt of.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

37. “Ed, what an ugly thing to say. I abhor ugliness, does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know, Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

38. “I’m your Huckleberry, that’s just my game.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

39. “I have two guns, one for each of ya.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

40. “You know why I’m here. My hypocrisy only goes so far.”

– Doc Holliday, ‘Tombstone’.

Doc Holliday Quotes

1. “Why Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

2. “And you must be Ringo. Look, darling, Johnny Ringo. The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darling? Should I hate him?” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

3. “A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough or steal enough or inflict enough pain to ever fill it. He wants revenge. Revenge for being born.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

4. “Evidently, Mr. Ringo’s an educated man. Now, I really hate him.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

5. “Oh, Johnny, I’m sorry. I forgot you were there. You may go now.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

6. (After shooting Johnny Ringo) “You’re no daisy! You’re no daisy at all. Poor soul, you were just too high-strung.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

7. “Yes, but there’s just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don’t know, reminds me of, me. No. I’m sure of it, I hate him.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

8. “When will you wake up? You wouldn’t know a normal life if it bit you in the ass.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

9. “Dave Rudabaugh is an ignorant scoundrel! I disapprove of his very existence. I considered ending it myself on several occasions, but self-control got the better of me.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

10. “Why should I obtain by force that which I can obtain by cheating?” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

11. “I said poker’s an honest trade. Only suckers buck the tiger. The odds are all with the house.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

12. “You know why I’m here. My hypocrisy only goes so far.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

13. “Forgive me if I don’t shake hands.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

14. “Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

15. “I’m dying, how are you?” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

16. “Why, Kate, you’re not wearing a bustle. How lewd.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

17. “I feel it’s about to get weird.” — Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon), Wynonna Earp, Season 3

18. “Why, Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker’s just not your game, Ike. I’ve got an idea! Let’s have a spelling contest.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

19. “Yes, it’s true. You are a good woman. Then again, you may be the Antichrist.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

20. “Make no mistake, it’s not revenge he’s after. It’s a reckoning.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

21. “We started a fight we never got to finish. Play for blood, remember?” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

22. “Say goodbye to me. Go grab that spirited actress and make her your own. Take that beauty from it, don’t look back. Live every second. Live right on to the end. Live Wyatt. Live for me. Wyatt, if you were ever my friend, if you ever had even the slightest of feelin’ for me, leave now. Leave now. Please.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

23. “You’re the only human being in my entire life that ever gave me hope.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

24. “Weave a circle round him thrice, and close your eyes with holy dread. For he on honey-dew hath fed and drunk the milk of Paradise.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

25. “Ed, what an ugly thing to say. Does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know, Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

26. “Damn it, you’re the most fallible, stubborn, self-deluded, bullheaded man I’ve ever known in my entire life.” — Doc Holliday (Val Kimmer), Tombstone

27. Doc: “Wyatt Earp is my friend.”

Turkey Creek Jack: “Hell, I got lots of friends.”

Doc: “I don’t.”

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