John Wayne quotes

Born
Marion Robert Morrison May 26, 1907 Winterset, Iowa, U.S.

Died
June 11, 1979.

Occupation
Actor.

Marion Mitchell Morrison known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker. An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.

My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.
– 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
When you stop fighting, that’s death.
– John Wayne
Hurry it up. We’re burning daylight.
– John Wayne
You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.
– John Wayne
When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.
– John Wayne
I’ve loved reading all my life.
– John Wayne
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’
– John Wayne
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
– John Wayne
Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.
– John Wayne
A man oughta do what he thinks is right.
– John Wayne
I couldn’t go to sleep at night if the director didn’t yell ‘cut.’
– John Wayne
Words are what men live by…words they say and mean.
– John Wayne
When you come to see a picture of mine, I want you to know that I’m not going to do anything that will make you uncomfortable. I want you to know that you won’t be disappointed in me.
– John Wayne
A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.
– John Wayne
Never apologize and never explain, it’s a sign of weakness.
– John Wayne
Goddamn, I’m the stuff men are made of!
– John Wayne
I know those law books mean a lot to you, but not out here. Out here a man settles his own problems.
– John Wayne
Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.
– John Wayne
All I’m for is the liberty of the individual.
– 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 someplace else.
– John Wayne
A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.
– John Wayne
Get off your horse and drink your milk.
– John Wayne
I am an old-fashioned honest-to-goodness flag-waving patriot.
– John Wayne
Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya.
– John Wayne
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That’s why I started in with the props.
– John Wayne
I can’t sing or dance but I can go to the hospitals and give them something to write home about.
– John Wayne
It looks like it’s going to be another fine day.
– John Wayne
Out here, due process is a bullet.
– John Wayne
Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.
– John Wayne
Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch.
– John Wayne
I’d read up on the history of our country and I’d become fascinated with the story of the Alamo. To me it represented the fight for freedom, not just in America, but in all countries.
– John Wayne
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
– John Wayne
Sometimes it isn’t being fast that counts, or even accurate; but willing.
– 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
Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.
– John Wayne