John Wayne Quotes & Wallpapers

John Wayne
Total Quotes: 162

I believe humor nullifies violence. John Wayne

Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness. John Wayne

This kind of war, you've gotta believe in what you're fighting for. John Wayne

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be. I was proud when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor, which we should have done long ago, because I think we're helping a brave little country defend herself against Communist invasion. That's what I tried to show in The Green Berets and I took plenty of abuse from the critics. John Wayne

Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded.... They shout you down and won't let you speak if you disagree with them. John Wayne

You don't have to fight to be brave. Millions of good, fine, decent folks show more bravery than heavyweight champs just by getting out of bed every morning, going out to do a good day's work and living the best life they know how against the law of odds. John Wayne

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. John Wayne

In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures. 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

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

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

Men forget everything; women remember everything. John Wayne

I never killed a man I didn't have to. John Wayne

The guy you see on the screen is' really me. I'm Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like JOHN WAYNE . I know him well. I'm one of his closest students. I have to be. I made a living out of him. John Wayne

Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home. John Wayne

You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. John Wayne

We built your fort. We will not have it used against us. John Wayne

All men hate to hear "We need to talk about our relationship." These seven words strike fear in the heart of even General Schwartzkopf. John Wayne

All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else. John Wayne

A man ought to do what he thinks is right John Wayne

Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from. John Wayne

Out here a man settles his own problems. John Wayne

I am a demonstrative man, a baby picker-upper, a hugger and a kisser-that's my nature. John Wayne

I didn't vote for him, but he's my President, and I hope he does a good job. John Wayne

You're going to think I'm being corny, but this is how I really feel: I hope my family and my friends will be able to say that I was an honest, kind and fairly decent man. John Wayne

Contrary to what people think, I'm no politician, and when I have something to say I say it through my movies. John Wayne

When you stop fighting, that's death. John Wayne

A man's got to do what a man's got to do. John Wayne

I was sure I'd set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth - that I hadn't set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if 'The Big Trail' had been a success and launched me as a star. 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

I don't want ever to appear in a film that would embarrass a viewer. A man can take his wife, mother, and his daughter to one of my movies and never be ashamed or embarrassed for going. John Wayne

I read someplace that I used to make B-pictures. Hell, they were a lot farther down the alphabet than that . . . but not as far down as R and X. I think any man who makes an X-rated picture ought to be made to take his own daughter to see it. John Wayne

Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! John Wayne

Senator Joseph McCarthy was one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. John Wayne

I play John Wayne in every part regardless of the character, and I've been doing okay, haven't I? John Wayne

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. 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

In my acting, I have to identify 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. John Wayne

Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came to Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We're both a little weather-beaten, but we're still here and plan to be around for a whole lot longer. John Wayne

Republic. I like the sound of the word. John Wayne

My main object in making a motion picture is entertainment. If at the same time I can strike a blow for liberty, then I'll stick one in. John Wayne

Paul Newman would have been a much more important star if he hadn't always tried to be an anti-hero, to show the human feet of clay. John Wayne

The fire is not discriminating. It burns anything in its path for whatever reason. John Wayne

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much. 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

Watergate is a sad and tragic incident in our history. They were wrong, dead wrong, those men at Watergate. Men abused power, but the system still works. Men abused money, but the system still works. Men lied and perjured themselves, but the system still . John Wayne

There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really don't know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me. 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

TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in! John Wayne

Getting rid of a man without hurting his masculinity is a problem. "Get out" and "I never want to see you again" might sound like a challenge. If you want to get rid of a man, I suggest saying, "I love you. . . . I want to marry you. . . . I want to have your children." Sometimes they leave skid marks. John Wayne

I figured I needed a gimmick, so I dreamed up this drawl, the squint and a way of moving meant to suggest that I was' looking for trouble but would just as soon throw a bottle at your head as not. I practiced in front of a mirror. John Wayne

Hell, the truth is that I was named after a dog! John Wayne

We"re burnin" daylight. John Wayne

True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. John Wayne

My favorite four-letter words are 'hard work'. John Wayne

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. 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

I've made over 250 pictures and have never shot a guy in the back. Change it. John Wayne

The West - the very words go straight to that place of the heart where Americans feel the spirit of pride in their western heritage - the triumph of personal courage over any obstacle, whether nature or man. John Wayne

Westerns are closer to art than anything else in the motion picture business. John Wayne

I'm a greedy old man. Life's been good to me, and I want some more of it. John Wayne

A man is no better than he has to be. John Wayne

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

I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That's why I started in with the props. John Wayne

Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause. With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause ? you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles. John Wayne

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. John Wayne

If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped. John Wayne

That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened. John Wayne

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