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Top 10 JR Ewing Quotes

2012-11-26 09:44
"Like my daddy always said, where there's a way, there's a will." - JR Ewing portrayed by Larry Hagman.

After passing away on 23 November from a long battle with cancer, Larry Hagman leaves behind a legacy and his much remembered performance on the epic soap and revamped series, Dallas.

Though JR was known for his vengeful ways and conniving stunts, he also had some good quotes that will continue to live on.

Here are some of JR Ewing's most memorable lines:

10. "Sue Ellen, you're a drunk, a tramp and an unfit mother." (JR to Sue Ellen during one of their heated "discussions")

9. "Revenge is the single most satisfying feeling in the world!" (I think many would agree with JR on this one)

8. "Contracts were made to be broken, honey, but a handshake is the law of God." (JR Ewing to the daughter of an oil business associate)

7. "Now hold on a minute, Sue Ellen. After the way I fought for you, the least you could do is sleep with me." (JR always had a way with women)

6. "Like my daddy always said: If you can't get in the front door, just go around to the back." (Well that sorts out many mysteries in life. Thanks, JR)

5. "Well you can't cross a bridge until it's built!" (JR on whether or not he would ever enter politics)

4. "Lots of men have tried to run roughshod over me - you can visit them in the cemetery!"( JR to a doctor who had controlling stock of Weststar. Many people always took a second guess when it come to crossing JR)

3. "You know, Sue Ellen,I do believe you're going ninety miles an hour toward a nervous breakdown. We're going to have to do something about your ravings." (He may have not been a great fan of Sue Ellen, but he sure knew how to take a swipe at her.)

2. "A marriage is like a salad: The man has to know how to keep his tomatoes on the top!" (To all those aspiring grooms out there.)

1. "Anything worth having is worth going for - all the way." (JR on success)

Do you have any memorable JR Ewing quotes that we may have missed? Send them to us and you might get published.

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