John Wayne Quotes

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

 

“You’re short on ears and long on mouth.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
― John Wayne “The Shootist”

 

 

 

“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. ”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Talk low, Talk slow, and Don’t say too much.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“We’re burnin’ daylight.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“It’s getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Government has no wealth, and when a politician promises to give you something for nothing, he must first confiscate that wealth from you — either by direct taxes, or by the cruelly indirect tax of inflation.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Thanking people is dangerous business. A name always slips your mind.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway”

“A goal, A love and A dream give you total control over your body and your life”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“COWBOYS, just like the word says.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

 

“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were
selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“I would think somebody like Jane Fonda and her idiot husband would be terribly ashamed and saddened that they were a part of causing us to stop helping the South Vietnamese. Now look what’s happening. They’re getting killed by the millions. Murdered by the millions. How the hell can she and her husband sleep at night?”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I would like to be remembered, well … the Mexicans have a phrase, “Feo fuerte y formal”. Which means he was ugly, strong and had dignity.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“The hyphenated American is ridiculous. But that’s what we have to put up with. I think that any person that’s in the United States is better off here than they would be where they came from.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I’ve loved reading all my life.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“The worst part of it has been, I think, the adverse effect on family life. It kills off family conversation. And it’s harder to get your children to read books. I became a confirmed reader when I was growing up in Glendale. I’ve loved reading all my life. Now I’ve got this daughter, Aissa, a very bright young lady — but it is a hard job to get her to read. Television’s just too easy.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“Just one more question, Pilgrim. How far up your ass do you want my boot?”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Life it tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Seen better fights than this at a prayer meeting.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn’t drink, they didn’t smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“There’s right and there’s wrong. Y’gotta do one or the other. Do the other and you may be walking around, but you’re dead as a beaver hat.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”

– J.B Books in The Shootist 1976, directed by Don Siegel”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

 

“Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“A man oughta do what he thinks is best.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“As we live in an insane world major, maybe it’s time we gave insane solutions a chance.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“Drop that or I’ll blow ya straight to Jesus.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“There’s a lot of things great about life. But I thin tomorrow is the most important thing. It comes to us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“I haven’t had a fight since I was eleven. I only won that because she had an asthma attack.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“Liberty Valance is a cancer on this fair town. He’s the cancer and I’m the, uh…what cures cancer?”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Don’t hit your posset with a stick mister, it tends to make you cough.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Courage is being scared to death and standing up anyway.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“If everything isn’t black and white I say why the hell not.”
― John Wayne

 

 

“Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“prototypical”
― John Wayne, John Wayne: The Playboy Interview

 

 

 

 

“When you side with a man you stay with him, and if you can’t do that you’re like some animal. You’re finished.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Did I ever tell you my father’s last words to me?
‘Careful son, I don’t think the safety is on’.
Before that.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“Fire can be our friend. Whether it’s toasting marshmallows of raining down on Charlie.”
― John Wayne

 

 

 

“I won’t be wronged. I won’t be insulted. I won’t be laid a-hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
~John Bernard Books”
― John Wayne

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