brownquotes "jaynestown"
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kaylee: Come on, admit it, it's true.
Simon: No, I won't, because it's not. I use swear words like anybody else.

Kaylee: Simon, the whole point of swearing is that it ain't appropriate.

Simon: Oh!
Kaylee: Now, this would be the perfect time for a swear word.

Simon: My god -- you're like a trained ape. Without the training.

Mal: Canton don't allow guns in their town
Jayne: Yes sir. That's why I ain't strapping one to my hip.

Simon: Canton really...stinks.
Mal: That's what makes it such a great drop point. No one comes here that doesn't have to.
Wash: I vote we do this job really, really fast.

Simon: All right. Fine. I'll go. Just stop describing me.
Mal: You're the boss, boss.
Jayne: He's the boss now? Day keeps getting better and better.

Wash: What happened to Simon? Who is this diabolical master of disguise?
Kaylee: He's learning.

Mal: Jayne?
Jayne: Yeah?
Mal: You want to tell me how come there's a statue of you here looking at me like I owe him something?
Jayne: Wishing I could, Captain.
Mal: No, seriously, Jayne, you want to tell me?
Jayne: Look, Mal, I got no ruttin' idea. I was here a few years back, like I said. Pulled a second-story, stole a lot of scratch from the magistrate up on the hill. But things went way South. I had to hightail it. They don't...put you on a pedestal in town square for that.
Mal: Yeah, except I'm looking at some fair compelling evidence says they do.
Simon: This must be what going mad feels like.
Wash: I think they captured him, though - you know...captured his essence.
Kaylee: Looks sort of angry, don't he?
Wash: That's kinda what I meant.

Book: Give me that. River, you don't...fix the Bible.
River: It's broken. Doesn't make sense.
Book: It's not about making sense. It's about believing in something and letting that belief be real enough to change your life. It's about faith. You don't fix faith, River. It fixes you. You hang on to those, now.

Jayne: Can't be a statue of me. No reason for it. Flies in the face of every kind of sense.
Mal: Won't argue with that.

Busker: Jayne, The man we call Jayne, He robbedf rom the rich and he gave to the poor Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for, Our love for him now ain't hard to explain, The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne, Our Jayne saw the Mudders' backs breaking, He saw the Mudders lament And he saw the, magistrate taking Every dollar and leaving five cents, So he said, "You can't do that to my people" He said...
Mal: Um...Jayne?
Jayne: Yeah, Mal?
Mal: You got any light you'd like to shed on this development?
Jayne: No, Mal.
Simon: No. This must be what going mad feels like.

Mudders: Our love for him now ain't hard to explain, The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne
Busker: Now here is what separates heroes, From common folk like you and I The man they call Jayne, He turned 'round his plane, And let that money hit the sky
Wash: We gotta go to the crappy town where I'm the hero!

River: Hello?
Book: In here, River
River: I'm...I tore these out of your symbol and they turned into paper. But I want to put them back, so...

Inara: As I've said, this room is a consecrated place of union. Only your son belongs here.
Higgins: Well, I'm...
Inara: Now, why don't you go on, and let us begin our work.
Higgins: Now listen here, young lady...
Inara: Good night, Mr. Higgins.

Simon: You know, I've saved lives. Dozens. Maybe hundreds. I reattached a girl's leg. Her whole leg. She named her hamster after me. I got a hamster. He drops a box of money, he gets a town.

Simon: To Jayne! The box-dropping, man-ape-gone-wrong-thing.
Kaylee: You are pretty funny.
Simon: And you're pretty....pretty.
Kaylee: What did you just say?
Simon: I just said that you're pretty. Even when you're covered in...engine grease, you're... No, especially, especially when you're covered in engine grease.

Book: River? Why don't you come out?
River: No! I can't. Too much hair.

Wash: Did you know that Jayne is a bona fide folk hero? Got a song and everything.
Zoe: What? You been drinking, husband.

Kaylee: Hey, Captain. Captain!
Simon: Hey...Mal, uh, Mal... No, nuh-nuh-nothing happened. No, there was, uh, there was some drinking, but, uh, we, no we certainly didn't. No, I would never ! Not with Kaylee...
Kaylee: What do you mean, Not with me?

Jayne: My love for me now ain't hard to explain The Hero of Canton The man they call...ME Eggs. The living legend needs eggs. Or maybe another milk.
Mal: No, the living legend needs to come with us. He's got a little appearance to make.

Simon: Excuse me, could I see a menu?
Bartender: A what?

Wash: Morning, kids!
Zoe: Is that Jayne? Is that really him? Wash, pinch me, I must be dreaming!
Jayne: Oh hell, I'll pinch you!

Inara: Yesterday. Oh, no. I - I know this man. He just has this idiotic sense of nobility, you know? He can never just let things go. He thinks he's this hard-hearted criminal, and he can be unrelenting... but there's a side to him that's just so...
Fess: You mean you actually know Jayne?
Inara: Jayne? Jayne Cobb? You're talking about Jayne Cobb?
Fess: Yes, Jayne Cobb. The Hero of Canton. The only person I ever saw who stood up to my father.

Jayne: Uh...I'm no good with words. Don't...don't use 'em much, myself. But I want to thank you all for being here, and for thinking so much of me... Far as I see it, you people been given the shortest end of the stick ever been offered a human soul in this crap-hill 'verse....But you took that end... well, you took it. And that's... well, I guess that's something.
Kaylee: Wow. That didn't sound half-bad.
Mal: I'm shocked my own self.

Kaylee: See! You're doing it right now! What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black.
Simon: It means more out here. It's all I have. I mean... My way of being polite, or however it's...well, it's the only way I have of showing you that I like you. I'm showing respect.
Kaylee: So, when we made love last night...
Simon: When we WHAT?
Kaylee: You really are such an easy mark.

Jayne: Don't make no sense. What...Why the hell did that Mudder have to go and do that for, Mal? Jumping in front of that shotgun blast. Hell, there weren't a one of them understood what happened out there. They're probably sticking that statue right back up.



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