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Famous John Wayne Quotes About Life, Love, Movie, Cowboy

Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979) was born in Winterset, Iowa. Wayne moved from childhood to Palmdale, California, and then to Glendale. Wayne began working for small local movie companies while in high school. He also played football in high school and was a member of the Glendale school team. After being recruited by the University of Southern California, Wayne started his film career in the 1920s. He was an extra in John Ford’s Four Sons in 1928. He had his first significant role in The Big Trail in 1930. Wayne was nominated for the Academy Award for Sands of Iwo Jima. Ethan Edwards, a desperate man searching for his niece, kidnapped and killed by Comanche, was one of his most significant roles. It was part of the 1956 western film The Searchers. In the 1960s, Wayne was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was able to have his lung removed and was fully recovered. But later he succumbed to stomach cancer. Below we present a collection of famous quotes by John Wayne about life, love and from his movies and famous John Wayne Cowboy Quotes.

John Wayne Quotes

  • “I do think we have a pretty wonderful country, and I thank God that He chose me to live here.”- John Wayne
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  • “I play John Wayne in every picture regardless of the character, and I’ve been doing all right, haven’t I?”- John Wayne
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  • “I’ve always had deep faith that there is a Supreme Being, there has to be.”- John Wayne
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  • “There must be some higher power or how else does all this stuff work?”- John Wayne
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  • “I want to play a real man in all my films, and I define manhood simply: men should be tough, fair, and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.”- John Wayne
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  • “Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.”- John Wayne
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  • “I suppose my best attribute if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that’s the way I am.”- John Wayne
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  • “All I’m for is the liberty of the individual.”- John Wayne
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  • “I’m very conscious that people criticize Hollywood. Yet we’ve created a form, the Western, that can be understood in every country.”- John Wayne
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  • “I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.”- John Wayne
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  • “Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much.”- John Wayne
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  • “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.”- John Wayne
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  • “A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”- John Wayne
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  • “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
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  • “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
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  • “Those who like me already know me, and those who don’t like me wouldn’t want to read about me anyway.”- John Wayne
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  • “Don’t ever for a minute make the mistake of looking down your nose at westerns.”- John Wayne
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  • “You can’t whine and bellyache because somebody else got a good break and you didn’t.”- John Wayne
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John Wayne best lines

“Words are what men live by… words they say and mean.”- John Wayne

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  • “You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.”- John Wayne
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  • “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.”- John Wayne
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  • “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
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  • “A goal, a love, and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.”- John Wayne
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  • “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
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  • “No matter where people go, sooner or later there’s the law. And sooner or later they find God’s already been there.”- John Wayne
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  • “I guess, into each life a little rain must fall.”- John Wayne
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john wayne quotes about family

“Every man wants his children to be better’n he was.”- John Wayne

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  • “A man oughta do what he thinks is best.”- John Wayne
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  • “Republic. I like the sound of the word… Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.”- John Wayne
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  • “He must learn that a man’s word to anything, even his own destruction, is his honor.”- John Wayne
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  • “We brought nothing into this world and it’s certain we can carry nothing out.”- John Wayne
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  • “I’ve been called a lot of things, but not ‘comfortable’!”- John Wayne
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  •  They’ve been laughing at you for a couple of months. You just haven’t being sober enough to hear it.”- John Wayne
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  • “We are few, but we are still proud, for if a man loses pride in manhood he is nothing.”- John Wayne
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  • “There’ll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate… except those in your own mercenary little heart!”- John Wayne
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  • “Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way.”- John Wayne
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  • “Figure a man’s only good for one oath at a time; I took mine to the Confederate States of America.”- John Wayne as Ethan Edwards, ‘The Searchers’
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  • “There are some things a man just can’t run away from.”- John Wayne
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  • “Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.”- John Wayne “You’re short on ears and long on mouth!”- John Wayne as Jake
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  • “All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be someplace else.”- John Wayne
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  • “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.”- John Wayne as
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  •  “A man ought to do what he thinks is right.”- John Wayne
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  • “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.”- John Wayne
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john wayne quotes about life

“Life is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down.”- John Wayne

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  • “When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘Man upstairs’ and the word hope. Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’.”- John Wayne
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  • “You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.”- John Wayne
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  • “True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.”- John Wayne
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  • “I’m not the sort to back away from a fight…I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.”- John Wayne
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  • “When you come against trouble, it’s never half as bad if you face up to it.”- John Wayne
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  • “I’m the stuff men are made of.”- John Wayne
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  • “Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.”- John Wayne
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  • “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”- John Wayne.
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