John Wayne Quotes

John Wayne Quotes.

Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to

Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.
John Wayne
Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity – and I don’t mean simple – it’ll be good, and the public will know it.
John Wayne
I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.
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
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
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
If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’
John Wayne
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
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 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
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
Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.
John Wayne
When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘Man upstairs’
and the word HOPE.
Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.
John Wayne
My favorite four-letter words are ‘hard work’.
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
A friend of mine told me to shoot first and ask questions later. I was going to ask him why, but I had to shoot him.
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.
John Wayne