John Wayne Quotes

I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst’s couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing.

I’m just an ordinary goddamn American and I talk for all the ordinary goddamn Americans, the butcher and bakers and plumbers I know these people; I know what they think.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes in to us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and puts itself into our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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 goddam sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much. (Advice on acting)

I figured I needed a gimmick, so I dreamed up the drawl, the squint, and a way of moving which meant to suggest that I wasn’t looking for trouble but would just as soon throw a bottle at your head as not.