Freddy the Cowboy Quotes.

1. "You never do finish, Charles, said Mrs. Wiggins, the cow. The only time you stop is when your audience walks out on you. So why not let somebody else talk now?"
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

2. "Land sakes, I’m no speechifier, the cow said. But I’d like to make a suggestion. In the first place, we don’t want Jinx’s kind of excitement—pulling chairs out from under people."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

3. "Well, said the cow, I was just going to say that it’s sort of foolish to sit around and moan about how life is so dull, and complain that nothing ever happens. The thing to do is to go out and make things happen. And no committee is going to do that for us; we have to do it ourselves."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

4. "and Mrs. Wiggins said, You can’t blame Bill, Freddy. All of us have got valuables in the bank, and you’re responsible for them. That Flint is no better than a bandit, and until he’s out of this country, nothing will be safe."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

5. "Mrs. Wiggins interrupted him. Great grief, Freddy, can’t you forget your old ten cents long enough to let me finish what I started to say? What have mice in the movies got to do with this meeting? I wanted to say that the way to make life more interesting isn’t to sit around and growl about it, it is to go out and hunt up something. Look for adventures. Suppose we all start out in a different direction. I’ll bet you that not one of us would go half a mile off the farm before something interesting would turn up."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

6. "It was Mrs. Wiggins who found Sidney later in the day. He was in the cowbarn, hanging upside down against the wall. She told him what the animals wanted. Sure, sure! he said. I’ll keep an eye on your old bank. And you’ll patrol it nights? I said I would, didn’t I? said Sidney angrily. What you want me to do—send you a letter about it? I’m sorry to keep you awake when you want to go to sleep, said the cow, but I have to be sure of your answer, and good land, I can’t tell whether you mean it or not when you’re looking at me upside down. ’Tisn’t upside down to me, said the bat. Maybe not. But when you’re talking to people, their expression is just as important as what they say, and you talk to anybody upside down and their expressions don’t mean anything. Your mouth is at the top of your head and if you smile the corners turn down instead of up, and your eyes look funny too. You— Look, Sidney interrupted her. I said I’d do it. Now just never mind criticizing my features and go on let me sleep, will you. So Mrs. Wiggins went away. There’s one thing that bat taught me, she said to Freddy later. I’ve never been a good liar. Folks can always tell by my face when I’m lying. Well, next time I want to tell a lie and get away with it, I’m going to stand on my head. Nobody can tell anything by my face then."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

7. "He got Mrs. Wiggins to help him at first; she would run, and then he would gallop after her and lasso her. But it wasn’t much fun for her. When you run and somebody ropes you, you’re likely to fall down and skin your nose. After this had happened several times, the cow quit. Indeed she was so lame from falling down that she said she couldn’t run once around the barnyard without yelling. She got a bottle of arnica from Mrs. Bean and a bottle of liniment from Mr. Bean and Freddy found a bottle of something Uncle Ben had had, up in the loft. She mixed them all together and rubbed them on, and then she said she felt better. She certainly smelt different."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

8. "Mrs. Wiggins was scared too, but she had a lot of common sense, so she could laugh even when she was scared. When Mrs. Wiggins laughed you could hear her down in Centerboro. The Beans of course heard her and thought she was having hysterics, and Mr. Bean came out with a pail of water and threw it over her. She didn’t like that much, but she didn’t want Mr. Bean to get mad at her, so she just thanked him and said she felt better. The"
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

9. "Freddy said: There are two ways of getting rid of people: one way is by shooting them; the other way is by making them look ridiculous."
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

10. "Mrs. Wiggins and Bill, the goat, were trying to do an apache dance together—it wasn’t very good, but it was funny all right—when"
- Walter R. Brooks, Freddy the Cowboy

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