John Wayne Quotes
'"I stopped getting the girl about ten years ago. Which is just as well because I'd forgotten
what I wanted her for."
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.”
“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”
"Every country in the world loved the folklore of the West--the music, the dress, the excitement,
everything that was associated with the opening of a new territory. It took everybody out of
their own little world. The cowboy lasted a hundred years, created more songs and prose and
poetry than any other folk figure. The closest thing was the Japanese samurai.
Now, I wonder who'll continue it."
“Hurry it up. We’re burnin’ daylight.”
“In my acting, I have to indentify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side
of right – that’s me. Simple themes. Same me from the nuances. All I do is sell sincerity and
I’ve been selling the hell out of that ever since I started.”
“You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.”
“All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.”
“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 damn sure I intend to.
And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”
“Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch.”
“Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick.”
“I never trust a man who doesn’t drink.”
“When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it.”