Owen Wister

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When you call me that, smile!

Owen Wister (July 14, 1860July 21, 1938) was an American writer and "father" of western fiction.


  • When you call me that, smile!
    • The Virginian (1902), pp. 29–30. Reported in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989), as presumably the forerunner of "Smile when you say that, partner".
  • When yu’ can’t have what you choose, yu’ just choose what you have.
    • The Virginian (1902), chapter 13, p. 149.

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