Who is John Wayne
John Wayne was born Marion Morrison on the 26th May 1907 and received the nickname Duke during his career. He was an American actor and director, intrinsically linked to the Western genre of cinema for over three decades. During his early years, he actually attended college on a football scholarship but due to injury, had to drop out and ended up working for Fox Film Corporation.
Wayne appeared in some small roles and then won his first leading role in The Big Trail, released in 1930 but widely seen as a failure at the box office. He continued to have lead roles in minor movies until landing a film that turned him into one of the cinemas most recognisable stars, Stagecoach, the film was directed by John Ford and released in 1939.
Waynes other Western films including Red River, Rio Bravo and True Grit, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor. His last film was released in 1976 and by the end of his career, had been the star in 142 films. He was the embodiment of the frontier times and wild west to millions around the world and his films are timeless classics to this day.
John Wayne Quotes
1. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
2. 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.
3. You’re short on ears and long on mouth.
4. 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.
5. A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.
6. I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.
7. 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.
8. Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.
9. My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.
10. Talk low, Talk slow, and Don’t say too much.
11. All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else.
12. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.
13. We’re burnin’ daylight.
14. It’s getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.
15. If you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
16. 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.
17. Thanking people is dangerous business. A name always slips your mind.
18. courage is being scared to death – and saddling up anyway”
19. “A goal, A love and A dream give you total control over your body and your life
20. COWBOYS, just like the word says.
21. 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
22. Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
23. 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?
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. I’ve loved reading all my life.
28. Just one more question, Pilgrim. How far up your ass do you want my boot?
29. Seen better fights than this at a prayer meeting.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. Life it tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.
33. 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.”
34. Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of.
35. A man oughta do what he thinks is best.
36. 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.
37. As we live in an insane world major, maybe it’s time we gave insane solutions a chance.
38. Drop that or I’ll blow ya straight to Jesus.
39. I haven’t had a fight since I was eleven. I only won that because she had an asthma attack.
40. Don’t hit your posset with a stick mister, it tends to make you cough.
41. Courage is being scared to death and standing up anyway.
42. Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
43. 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.
44. Liberty Valance is a cancer on this fair town. He’s the cancer and I’m the, uh…what cures cancer?
45. Did I ever tell you my father’s last words to me? ‘Careful son, I don’t think the safety is on’. Before that.
46. Fire can be our friend. Whether it’s toasting marshmallows of raining down on Charlie.
47. 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.
48. If everything isn’t black and white I say why the hell not.
49. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility.
50. I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them, if that’s what you’re asking. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
51. My name is John Wayne. When I was a kid I had ring worm. Hell, I was more worm than boy for a couple of years.
52. And so he plays his part; the sixth age shifts’… I usually have trouble with that phrase.
53. Life is hard. It is harder if you are stupid!