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'Ozark': 30 Street Smart Ruth Langmore Quotes

Dayna Remus
Sep 04, 2022
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The recent finale of "Ozark" left audiences shocked at the fate of their beloved character Ruth Langmore, who over the years found her way into viewers' hearts with her whiplash mouth, street smarts, and hidden heart of gold. Read these 29 quotes from one of the most prolific Langmores and some from her fellow Ozark characters.

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At the beginning of season one, through a strange turn of events, Ruth Langmore gets tangled up with the main character Marty Byrde, who is a financial advisor laundering money for the Mexican drug cartel, and who implicitly becomes her mentor.

Over the years, her loyalty to Marty and the Byrde family increases as he gives her more responsibilities, such as taking over the Missouri Belle casino.

However, her once undying devotion to the Byrdes follows the death of Ben Davis, Marty's brother, and Langmore's lover. She believed Wendy Byrde, Marty's wife and Ben's sister, sacrificed him to the cartel. This caused her to cut her alliances with the Byrdes, dropping her role at the casino and going into business with the erratic Darlene, the arguable beginning of what would be a heartbreaking end for this fan favorite.

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With a story so full of twists and turns, it's no wonder this character left behind so many great one-liners that many Ozark fans will keep close to their hearts. Read 29 of them below.

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “If you want to stop me, you're going to have to…kill me!” | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “If you want to stop me, you're going to have to…kill me!” | Image: AmoDays

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ANGRY AND THREATENING RUTH LANGMORE QUOTES

“You owe me a job…Am I speaking Greek?” — Ruth Langmore

“Listen, Martin, wouldn't you agree it's always a good idea to keep your friends close and your enemies closer?" — Ruth Langmore

"Shut your nugget mouth and get the hell out." — Ruth Langmore

“If you want to stop me, you're going to have to…kill me!” — Ruth Langmore

"Now they're about to be running here, and when they do, you're gonna tell them exactly what you told me, or I'll shoot you." — Ruth Langmore

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Ruth Langmore’s quote: “Listen, Martin, wouldn't you agree it's always a good idea to keep your friends close and your enemies closer?"| Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “Listen, Martin, wouldn't you agree it's always a good idea to keep your friends close and your enemies closer?"| Image: AmoDays

"And just what do you expect me to do here? First of all, go ahead and follow the money if you want, 'cause it ain't gonna lead you nowhere." — Ruth Langmore

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"No, no, he knows I'm coming. What business you got harassing my employees? You want something; you talk to me. And you don't have me followed. That's profiling. No. That's police work." — Ruth Langmore

WITTY AND FUNNY RUTH LANGMORE QUOTES

"Look, I know I kissed you last night, but It's ‘cause I thought I was gonna die." — Ruth Langmore

"If you're a killer, then I'm Snow White, and I don’t see any dwarves around." — Ruth Langmore

"Why would they make DEFCON 1 worse than DEFCON 5?" — Ruth Langmore

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 Ruth Langmore’s quote: "Shut your nugget mouth and get the hell out."  | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: "Shut your nugget mouth and get the hell out." | Image: AmoDays

"Nah, trust me. You don't got to hold your tongue when it comes to Wendy. Yeah. Let's just say she had a reputation." — Ruth Langmore

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"I'm sorry it didn't go well with the sheriff the other day. I...I just don't do well with authority figures. They remind me of my mother. I know. I know. I'm working on it." — Ruth Langmore

"Did you brush your teeth? I got gum." — Ruth Langmore

"Lord help me...if you eat all my pringles." — Ruth Langmore

MORE RUTH LANGMORE QUOTES

"You know, Wyatt, in our world, it's good to be one of the smart ones. Remember that, okay?" — Ruth Langmore

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “You're really willing to get me killed?” | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “You're really willing to get me killed?” | Image: AmoDays

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“Tell me, why do rich folks need so much money spent on them before they’ll even think about going in their own pocket?” — Ruth Langmore

"Mmm. This is so good. You're a better cook than you are a poker player." — Ruth Langmore

"That's why I'm bringing on Rachel as a partner. It'll be her name on everything." — Ruth Langmore

"You okay in there?" — Ruth Langmore

“I'm not a welfare bum." — Ruth Langmore

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “You know, Wyatt, In our world, it's good to be one of the smart ones. Remember that, okay?" | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “You know, Wyatt, In our world, it's good to be one of the smart ones. Remember that, okay?" | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't know if I can run things without Marty." — Ruth Langmore

"Every time I check the money, there's less of it. The stacks are half of what they were a month ago." — Ruth Langmore

"It's probably better if you don't know." — Ruth Langmore

"Well all we gotta do is hear them out." — Ruth Langmore

“You're really willing to get me killed?” — Ruth Langmore

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “I'm not a welfare bum."  | Image: AmoDays

Ruth Langmore’s quote: “I'm not a welfare bum." | Image: AmoDays

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"Was she murdered?" — Ruth Langmore

"What you got ain't a disability, just poor judgment." — Ruth Langmore

"I promised Jonah I'd take care of them [Ben Davis's ashes]. If you want them back, he's going to have to say so." — Ruth Langmore

"You here to kill me? Just wanted you to know I thought about it and...we know we owe you." — Ruth Langmore

"I only saw the one who pointed the gun at me." — Ruth Langmore

QUOTES FROM OTHER OZARK CHARACTERS

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Mason Young’s quote: “The bite of the apple was not the original sin. Lucifer's fall was.”  | Image: AmoDays

Mason Young’s quote: “The bite of the apple was not the original sin. Lucifer's fall was.” | Image: AmoDays

“The satisfying sound of your lover smacking the pavement is the only thing that gets me to sleep.” — Marty Byrde

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“Man cannot tame what God wishes to be wild.” — Jacob Snell

“A man who only talks business is a failure in all aspects of life.” — Camino Del Rio

“I'm just saying that any decision made, big or small, has an impact around the world.” — Marty Byrde

“The bite of the apple was not the original sin. Lucifer's fall was.” — Mason Young

“Money is not peace of mind. Money is not happiness. Money is, at its essence, that measure of a man’s choices.” — Marty Byrde

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Jacob Snell's quote: “Man cannot tame what God wishes to be wild.” | Image: AmoDays

Jacob Snell's quote: “Man cannot tame what God wishes to be wild.” | Image: AmoDays

“You look close enough; there’s always dirt.” -— Charles Wilkes

“Okay. Money Laundering 101.” — Marty Byrde

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“​​You know, the kind of people who do the troubling things you think we’re doing are the kind of people who will do anything to protect their children.” — Wendy Byrde

Marty Byrdes quote: “I'm just saying that any decision made, big or small, has an impact around the world.” | Image: AmoDays

Marty Byrdes quote: “I'm just saying that any decision made, big or small, has an impact around the world.” | Image: AmoDays

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The actress who played Langmore did not go unnoticed for her phenomenal performance and won two Primetime Emmys for her role in "Ozark." Her list of credentials is neverending; her most recent role as the con artist Anna Delvey in the Netflix series "Inventing Anna" received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

It seems that the actress has a penchant for taking on characters that are not too easy to pin down. Read these quotes from another beloved yet complex female character, Harley Quinn.

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