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John Wayne Quotes

John Wayne Quotes
(From the movies, other people, and himself)


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"Young man, you represent the cavalry officer more than any man in uniform." Stated General Douglas MacArthur after the movie'RIO GRANDE'

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"He's the softest, kindest, warmest, most loyal human I've ever known." Maureen O'Hara on John Wayne

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"When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man Upstairs' and the word H-O-P-E. Hang onto both and 'Tough it out'." John Wayne on Faith

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"There's right and there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other. You do the one, and you're living. You do the other, and you may be walking around, but you're as dead as a beaver hat." John Wayne to his Tennessee volunteers in 'THE ALAMO'

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"I aim to kill you in one minute, Ned, or see you hang at Judge Parker's convience...Which will it be?" John Wayne to Robert Duvall in 'TRUE GRIT'

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"Wow! If I had known, I would have put that eye patch on 35 years earlier." John Wayne finally winning best actor for 'TRUE GRIT'

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"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Your applause is just about the only medicine a fella would ever need. I'm mighty pleases I can amble here tonight. Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came on the Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We're both a little weatherbeaten, but we're still hre and plan to be around a whole lot longer." John Wayne, honorary oscar speach 1979, two months later the cancer-stricken star died

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"He was a conservative folk hero, symbolizing rugged, uncomplicated Americanism and anti-communism." Excerpt taken from the obituary of John Wayne

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"Marion Michael Morrison lies in an unmarked grave by the sea, but to his fans the world over, John Wayne lives." Final line in 'DUKE; The Life and Times of John Wayne' by Donald Shepherd, Robert Slatzer, and Dave Grayson

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