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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Courage is being afraid and going on the journey anyhow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

Wayne: I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them ..... the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. .... I'm quite sure that the concept of a Government-run reservation .... seems to be what the socialists are working for now -- to have everyone cared for from cradle to grave ..... But you can't whine and bellyache 'cause somebody else got a break and you didn't, like those Indians are. We'll all be on a reservation soon if the socialists keep subsidizing groups like them with our tax money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

In my acting, I have to identify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side of right - that's me. Simple themes. Same me from the nuances. All I do is sell sincerity and I've been selling the hell out of that ever since I started.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Every country in the world loved the folklore of the West--the music, the dress, the excitement, everything that was associated with the opening of a new territory. It took everybody out of their own little world. The cowboy lasted a hundred years, created more songs and prose and poetry than any other folk figure. The closest thing was the Japanese samurai. Now, I wonder who'll continue it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

There's right and there's wrong. You got to 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 dead as a beaver hat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

The hyphenated American is ridiculous. But that's what we have to put up with. I think that any person that's in the United States is better off here than they would be where they came from.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

A long time ago, I made me a rule. I let people do what they want to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

Very few of the so-called liberals are open-minded.... They shout you down and won't let you speak if you disagree with them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I'm not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Get off your horse and drink your milk.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Sometimes I wonder whose side God's on.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I am an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, flag waving patriot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people ... I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans] ... Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Republic. I like the sound of the word.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

My hope and prayer is that everyone know and love our country for what she really is and what she stands for.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Contrary to what people think, I'm no politician, and when I have something to say I say it through my movies.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

If I depended on the critics' judgment and recognition, I'd never have gone into the motion-picture business.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

The West - the very words go straight to that place of the heart where Americans feel the spirit of pride in their western heritage - the triumph of personal courage over any obstacle, whether nature or man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I eat as much as I ever did, I drink more than I should, and my sex life is none of your goddamned business.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave?

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

There's been no top authority saying what marijuana does to you. I really don't know that much about it. I tried it once but it didn't do anything to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Life is getting up one more time than you've been knocked down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

It rankles me when somebody tries to force somebody to do something.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Government has no wealth, and when a politician promises to give you something for nothing, he must first confiscate that wealth from you -- either by direct taxes, or by the cruelly indirect tax of inflation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Wayne

The worst part of it has been, I think, the adverse effect on family life. It kills off family conversation. And it’s harder to get your children to read books. I became a confirmed reader when I was growing up in Glendale. I’ve loved reading all my life. Now I’ve got this daughter, Aissa, a very bright young lady -- but it is a hard job to get her to read. Television’s just too easy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

We brought nothing into this world and it's certain we can carry nothing out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to the point of responsibility. I don`t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

You're going to think I'm being corny, but this is how I really feel: I hope my family and my friends will be able to say that I was an honest, kind and fairly decent man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I believe humor nullifies violence.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Senator Joseph McCarthy was one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

I'm a greedy old man. Life's been good to me, and I want some more of it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

Give the American people a good cause, and there's nothing they can't lick.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Life is tough, but if you are stupid, it's a lot tougher.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Wayne

If you can't be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Wayne

When you come to see a picture of mine, I want you to know that I'm not going to do anything that will make you uncomfortable. I want you to know that you won't be disappointed in me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Wayne

Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist's couch.