My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne.— Hank Williams, Jr.
Most Powerful John Wayne quotations
I don't approve of the John Waynes and the Gary Coopers saying "Shucks, I ain't no actor - I'm just a bridge builder or a gas station attendant." If they aren't actors, what the hell are they getting paid for? I have respect for my profession. I worked hard at it.
Screw ambiguity. Perversion and corruption masquerade as ambiguity. I don`t trust ambiguity. John Wayne
A lot of people... kind of make heroes that are separate from us, people who are, you know, like... John Wayne and Errol Flynn and, you know, Denzel Washington... people who are different, who are larger than life.
The guy you see on the screen isn’t really me.
I’m Duke Morrison, and I never was and never will be a film personality like JOHN WAYNE . I know him well. I’m one of his closest students. I have to be. I made a living out of him.
If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play
Sure I was glad to see John Wayne win the Oscar I'm always glad to see the fat lady win the Cadillac on TV, too.
I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels.
I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave.
When you get old the worst thing is you lose so many friends.
Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne. People who I loved to work with.
I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
Two of my biggest heroes were my father and John Wayne.
I don't believe in that kind of American John Wayne individualism where people pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Someone changed your diapers. And if that's the case, you ain't self-made.
I saw Ben Stiller's movie Walter Mitty ;
it's very beautiful. You look at some of the movies John Ford did with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart, and then look at Remington and Ansel Adams, and I think you see a connection, certainly in the imagery of the West.
John Wayne treated me fine, but that macho stuff turns me off. It's not real.
John Wayne was the meanest, nastiest man with the worst attitude that I ever worked with.
If John Wayne were alive, he’d be rolling over in his grave!
John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived.
I made 'Rio Bravo' with John Wayne. It worked out pretty well and we both liked it, so a few years later we decided to make it again. Worked out pretty good that time, too.
The Japanese couldn't have been all bad during World War II.
Look at all the movies Hollywood was able to make on account of them. The Indians weren't the only bad guys. Thanks to the Japanese and Geronimo, John Wayne became a millionaire.
John Wayne never wore Lycra.
John Wayne was a consummate gentleman. Bigger than life.
So I live in Los Angeles, and it's kind of a goofy place.
They have an airport named after John Wayne. That ought to explain it. It has a charming kind of superstitious innocence.
No cowboys for Canada. Canada got Mounties instead - Dudley Do-Right, not John Wayne. It's a mind-set of "Here I come to save the day" versus "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.
No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne.
See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead. Otherwise you don't have a hero. You can't kill a hero. That's why I never let him get older.
When I was a kid going to the movies, we'd go because Bogart was in the movie, or Cagney, or John Wayne. We didn't know what the story was about or anything.
I don't want any romantics to go into the military.
I'm not a pacifist. I think we need a military, and the better one we have, the better off we are. I don't want kids going in there thinking that it's John Wayne on Iwo Jima. That's not healthy.
This dazzling, unput-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please.
I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers.
Ken's heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course.
I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice.
I play John Wayne in every part regardless of the character, and I've been doing okay, haven't I?
You know for years before the notion of sequels, actors were the franchise.
John Wayne would rarely do sequels, but he kind of played the same guy with a different name in every movie. I have no problem with using actors as franchises. And that's what is fun to do.
After my father had seen me in five or six things, he said, Son, your mother and I really enjoyed your recent film, and I must say that you're a lot like John Wayne. And I said, How so? And he said, Well, you're exactly the same in all your roles. Now, as a modern American actor, that's not what you want to hear. But for a guy who watched John Wayne movies and grew up in Iowa, it's a sterling compliment.
I guess John Wayne would be one. I just respected the way he acted.
I grew up with the television product being old Western serials like Roy Rogers, and John Wayne and Gary Cooper, and many others were my favorites when I was a young person going to films.