Yellowstone Season 3 Episode 3: "An Acceptable Surrender" Quotes
I'm feelin' a little sentimental, grandson; I'd like to see that little elk live. What do you say we tip the scales in his favor?John
Tate: Well, if ranching is so hard, why do we do it?
John: Because it's one hell of a life, Tate. One hell of a life.
Rip: You now, when you boil life down, it's funny just how little you need, isn't it?
Beth: Shame that in a few more generations this won't exist.
Rip: [chuckles] 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.
Beth: It's not frontier, Rip.
Rip: Well, you can call it what you want, but that's what it is.
Lynelle: That's a seven-generation ranch. He'll never sell.
Ellis: Then you'll invoke eminent domain.
Lynelle: It's been attempted. He beat it.
Ellis: Um-hm. For a 300-unit apartment complex. That was a land grab. Did a seven generations ranchers infuse $6 billion into the economy? That's progress, governor, and progress has a price.
Jamie: Eighty years ago, we coulda hung 'em from a tree. But today, this is the best I can offer. I can promise this, they're never gettin' arraigned.
Father: You should run for governor.
Jamie: Let's just focus on today.
Father: You did that for me?
Jamie: I did that for every father that would be sacrificing their family if they did it.
Father: Between you and me? The time will come when you need a favor. I can't wait to give it.
Jamie: I might ask for it.
John: I guess everyone thinks I'm the dumbest man in the valley. You can hold her damn hand, Rip.
Beth: Thank you, daddy.
John [mumbles]: As if something can happen on the ranch that I don't know about. Jesus Christ.
Jimmy: You ever have a girl look at you and your whole world just stops?
Lloyd: Every Saturday night. Now come on; focus!
Lynelle: I'll make you a deal.
Lynelle: I'll give you the solution tonight and the problem tomorrow. You agree to the solution, and we can play teenager for the remainder of the night.
John: Alright. What's the solution?
Lynelle: I appoint Jamie interim Attorney General and Jamie appoints a person of your choosing to run the livestock commission.
Lynelle: Is what I'm proposing best for the state? I don't know. Is it best for you? Yes. Is it best for the people in this valley? I think so. In my heart, I think it is.
John: And we do all this with what goal in mind?
Lynelle: To negotiate an acceptable surrender.
John: What are we surrendering?