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
  • “Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid.”
    John Wayne
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I never feel sorry for anything that happens to a woman.”
    John Wayne - Rocklin
    [Tag:events, sorrow, women]
  • “- 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
  • “Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.”
    John Wayne
  • “- 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]
  • “- Ethan: A fella could mistake you for a half-breed.
    - Martin: Not quite, I'm eighth Cherokee, the rest is Welsh and English. Least that's what they tell me.”

    John Wayne - Ethan Edwards
    Jeffrey Hunter - Martin Pawley
  • “- Ben Edwards: Uncle Ethan, will you tell us about the war?
    - Ethan: Oh, the war ended three years ago, boy.
    - Ben Edwards: It has? Then why didn't you come home before now?”

    Robert Lyden - Ben Edwards
    John Wayne - Ethan Edwards
    [Tag:return, war]
  • “- Brad: They gotta stop sometime. If they're human men at all, they gotta stop.
    - Ethan: No, a human rides a horse until it dies, then he goes on afoot. A Comanche comes along, gets that horse up, rides him 20 more miles... and then he eats him.”

    Harry Carey Jr. - Brad Jorgensen
    John Wayne - Ethan Edwards
    [Tag:ability, horses]