John Wayne movie quotes

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John Wayne
May 26, 1907 in Winterset
June 11, 1979
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John Wayne movie quotes, phrases and lines
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John Wayne quotes
  • “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
  • “Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid.”
    John Wayne
  • “I never feel sorry for anything that happens to a woman.”
    John Wayne - Rocklin
    [Tag:events, sorrow, women]
  • “Tomorrow hopes that we have learned something from yesterday.”
    John Wayne
  • “- Martin: I hope you die!
    - Ethan: That'll be the day.”

    Jeffrey Hunter - Martin Pawley
    John Wayne - Ethan Edwards
    [Tag:death, wishes]
  • “Si' down, si' down. That's what chairs are for.”
    John Wayne - Sean Thornton
  • “- Thornton: If anybody had told me six months ago that today I'd be in a graveyard in Innisfree with a girl like you that I'm just about to kiss, I'd have told 'em...
    - Mary Kate Danaher: Oh, but the kisses are a long way off yet!
    - Thornton: Huh?
    - Mary Kate Danaher: Well, we just started a-courtin', and next month, we, we start the walkin' out...” (continue)
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    John Wayne - Sean Thornton
    Maureen O'Hara - Mary Kate Danaher
  • “There'll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate... except those in your own mercenary little heart!”
    John Wayne - Sean Thornton
  • “Courage is when you’re scared to death, but you saddle up anyway.”
    John Wayne
    [Tag:courage, fear]
  • “John Ford isn't exactly a bum, is he? Yet he never gave me any manure about art. He just made movies and that's what I do.”
    John Wayne On John Ford
  • “I don't go around shooting off my mouth about the problems of acting. In fact I don't even call myself an actor. I'm a re-actor.”
    John Wayne
  • “'High Noon' was the most un-American thing I have ever seen in my whole life. The last thing in the picture is old Coop putting the United States marshal’s badge under his foot and stepping on it. I’ll never regret having run out of this country.”
    John Wayne
  • “- Rooster Cogburn: Why, by God, girl, that's a Colt's Dragoon! You're no bigger than a corn nubbin, what're you doing with all this pistol?
    - Mattie Ross: It belonged to my father, he carried it bravely in the war, and I intend to kill Tom Chaney with it if the law fails to do so.
    - Rooster Cogburn: Well, this'll sure get the job done if you can...” (continue)
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    John Wayne - Rooster Cogburn
    Kim Darby - Mattie Ross
    [Tag:revenge, weapons]
  • “- The Ringo Kid: Look, Miss Dallas. You got no folks... neither have I. And, well, maybe I'm takin' a lot for granted, but... I watched you with that baby - that other woman's baby. You looked... well, well I still got a ranch across the border. There's a nice place - a real nice place... trees... grass... water. There's a cabin half built. A...” (continue)(continue reading)
    John Wayne - The Ringo Kid
    Claire Trevor - Dallas
  • “- Drago: Take it easy, boss, he's just a little excited, that's all.
    - George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock: I know, I know. I'm gonna use good judgement. I haven't lost my temper in forty years, but pilgrim you caused a lot of trouble this morning, might have got somebody killed... and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't, I won't....” (continue)
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    Chill Wills - Drago
    John Wayne - George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock
  • “- Rooster Cogburn: When's the last time you saw Ned Pepper?
    - Emmett Quincy: I don't remember any Ned Pepper.
    - Rooster Cogburn: Short feisty fella, nervous and quick, got a messed-up lower lip.
    - Emmett Quincy: That don't bring nobody to mind. A funny lip?
    - Rooster Cogburn: Wasn't always like that, I shot him in it.
    - Emmett Quincy: In the...” (continue)
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    John Wayne - Rooster Cogburn
    Jeremy Slate - Emmett Quincy
  • “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.
    [From his controversial 1971 Playboy Magazine interview, and carved onto his tombstone].”

    John Wayne
  • “Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.”
    John Wayne
  • - Rebecca 'Becky' McLintock: Well, he called me a... I can't even repeat the word!
    - Devlin Warren: I didn't necessarily call you anything, but I said what I said, and I'll stand by it to the death!
    - George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock: Well, just for the tally books, what did you say?
    - Devlin Warren: I said “any woman that allows a man to kiss... (continue)
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    Stefanie Powers - Rebecca 'Becky' McLintock
    Patrick Wayne - Devlin Warren
    John Wayne - George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock
  • “- Liberty Valance: You lookin' for trouble, Doniphon?
    - Tom Doniphon: You aim to help me find some?”

    Lee Marvin - Liberty Valance
    John Wayne - Tom Doniphon
  • “- Dutton Peabody: Give me a drink.
    - Tom Doniphon: Bar's closed.
    - Dutton Peabody: Just a beer!
    - Tom Doniphon: The bar's closed.
    - Dutton Peabody: A beer's not drinking!”

    Edmond O'Brien - Dutton Peabody
    John Wayne - Tom Doniphon
  • “- Feathers: How does a... how does a man get to be a sheriff?
    - John T. Chance: Gets lazy. Gets tired of selling his gun all over. Decides to sell it in one place.
    - Feathers: I'd say you made a poor sale.
    - John T. Chance: A lot of people around here'll agree with you.
    - Feathers: But... it's still a sale and it's too late to back out.”

    Angie Dickinson - Feathers
    John Wayne - Sheriff John T. Chance
    [Tag:career, choice, police]
  • “- John T. Chance: You take chances, my friend.
    - Carlos Robante: Because I know woman. If she will be mad or she will be sorry; if it is 'mad', she will be much pleasure to make right; and if she is 'sorry', it will be the same pleasure. You - you do not have women, so you do not know, senor. But me - Carlos Robante - I know.”

    John Wayne - Sheriff John T. Chance
    Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez - Carlos Robante
    [Tag:luck, women]
  • “- Feathers: I thought you were never going to say it.
    - John T. Chance: Say what?
    - Feathers: That you love me.
    - John T. Chance: I said I'd arrest you.
    - Feathers: It means the same thing, you know that.”

    Angie Dickinson - Feathers
    John Wayne - Sheriff John T. Chance
    [Tag:conviction, love]
  • “- John T. Chance: Got any new men with you, Pat?
    - Pat Wheeler: Nah, nobody 'cept Colorado, here.
    - John T. Chance: Where'd you take him on?
    - Pat Wheeler: Fort Worth.
    - John T. Chance: What does he do?
    - Colorado Ryan: I speak English, sheriff. If you wanna ask me.”

    John Wayne - Sheriff John T. Chance
    Ward Bond - Pat Wheeler
    Ricky Nelson - Colorado Ryan
    [Tag:ability, capacity]