Mickey: Think her family's gonna be okay that you're a white guy?
Sgt. Cliff: They think any woman over 30 who isn't married is a lesbian. She figures, they'll be so relieved that I'm a man...
Mickey: Yeah, it's always heartwarming to see a prejudice defeated by a deeper prejudice.
Bartender: I'm as liberal as the next guy.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: If the next guy is a redneck.
Chucho Montoya: You're the sheriff of Rio County, right? Un jefe mui respectado.[drawing a line in the sand] Step across this line. You're not the sheriff of nothing anymore, just some tejano with a lot of questions I don't have to answer. A bird flying south, you think he sees this line? Rattlesnake? Javelina? Whatever you got. You think halfway across that line they start thinking different? Why should a man?
Sheriff Sam Deeds: Your government's always been pretty happy to have that line, the question's just been where to draw it.
Chucho Montoya: My government can go fuck itself, and so can yours! I'm talking about people here. Men.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: Mrs. Bledsoe?
Minnie Bledsoe: That's me.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: I'm Sheriff Deeds.
Minnie Bledsoe: Sheriff Deeds is dead, honey. You just Sheriff Junior.
Sheriff Sam Deeds: Yeah, that's the story of my life.
Coworker: Your mother's family is Spanish?
Pilar Cruz: Sure, they go back to Cortés. When he rode by, they were squatting in a hut cooking hamsters for dinner.