I love this quote. Makes me look at my graying hair in a totally different way.
Then he gave his long hair a few flings with his fingers. "You see all this-here silver?"
Both his mustache and his hair were mostly black, but streaked with plenty of shiny strands.
"Know what it is, Willy?"
"Gray hair, is it?"
"Silver, Precious silver. It's the pay you get for staying alive. The longer you go without getting perforated by various rapscallions and Indians - or scalped - the more you collect. All you gotta do is take a gander at a man's head and you can get yourself a fair estimate of his worth. You see much silver up there, you know he ain't easy to kill."