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    If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow
    — John Wayne
    tags: heart  mind 
     
    It's getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.
    — John Wayne
    Talk low, Talk slow, and Don't say too much.
    — John Wayne
    Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
    — John Wayne
    tags: death  courage 
     
    Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid.
    — John Wayne
    Fear is just one of the many words I don't know the meaning of.
    — John Wayne
    tags: fear  meaning 
     
    There's right and there's wrong. Y'gotta do one or the other. Do the other and you may be walking around, but you're dead as a beaver hat.
    — John Wayne
    tags: right  wrong 
     
    I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That's why I started in with the props.
    — John Wayne
    tags: ideas 
     
    All I'm for is the liberty of the individual.
    — John Wayne
    tags: liberty 
     
    I was sure I'd set the world on fire, and it was hard for a young feller like me to realize the truth - that I hadn't set the world on fire, and I was totally unprepared to handle the consequences if 'The Big Trail' had been a success and launched me as a star.
    — John Wayne
    I'd read up on the history of our country and I'd become fascinated with the story of the Alamo. To me it represented the fight for freedom, not just in America, but in all countries.
    — John Wayne
    tags: freedom  fight  america  stories  read 
     
    My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.
    — John Wayne
    tags: movie 
     
    Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.
    — John Wayne
    tags: work 
     
    Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.
    — John Wayne
    tags: thoughts  law  school  writing  father  year 
     
    Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.
    — John Wayne
    tags: believe  hero  movie 
     
    I suppose my best attribute, if you want to call it that, is sincerity. I can sell sincerity because that's the way I am.
    — John Wayne
    tags: sell 
     
    I'm not the sort to back away from a fight. I don't believe in shrinking from anything. It's not my speed; I'm a guy who meets adversities head on.
    — John Wayne
    tags: believe  adversity  fight 
     
    Real art is basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity - and I don't mean simple - it'll be good, and the public will know it.
    — John Wayne
    tags: emotion  simplicity  real 
     
    When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I'd read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.
    — John Wayne
    tags: wise  read  russia  university 
     
    I've loved reading all my life.
    — John Wayne
    tags: reading 
     
    I never have really become accustomed to the 'John.' Nobody ever really calls me John... I've always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It's a name that goes well together, and it's like one word - John Wayne.
    — John Wayne
    All the screen cowboys behaved like real gentlemen. They didn't drink, they didn't smoke. When they knocked the bad guy down, they always stood with their fists up, waiting for the heavy to get back on his feet. I decided I was going to drag the bad guy to his feet and keep hitting him.
    — John Wayne
    tags: bad  real  smoke 
     
    In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.
    — John Wayne
    Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.
    — John Wayne
    Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause. With female menopause you gain weight and get hot flashes. Male menopause ? you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles.
    — John Wayne
    tags: young  girls  fun 
     
    A man ought to do what he thinks is right
    — John Wayne
    tags: men  right 
     
    When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man upstairs'and the word HOPE.Hang onto both and 'tough it out'.
    — John Wayne
    tags: men 
     
    Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight!
    — 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.
    — John Wayne
    tags: live  friends  respect  hell 
     
    A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.
    — John Wayne
    tags: chance  men  eyes 
     
    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.
    — John Wayne
    I don't have to assert my virility. I think my career has shown that I'm not exactly a pantywaist. But I do take pride in my work, even to the point of being the first one on the set in the morning. I'm a professional.
    — John Wayne
    tags: work  career  pride 
     
    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.
    — John Wayne
    tags: people  american 
     
    Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.
    — John Wayne
    A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.
    — John Wayne
    tags: live  job 
     
    I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.
    — John Wayne
    tags: people  living  world  lazy  idiot 
     
    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.
    — John Wayne
    tags: hope  tomorrow 
     
    A friend of mine told me to shoot first and ask questions later. I was going to ask him why, but I had to shoot him.
    — John Wayne
    tags: friends  questions 
     
    Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
    — John Wayne
    tags: work  women  right 
     
    TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in!
    — John Wayne
    tags: death  true  courage 
     
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    john wayne
    Birth    : May 26, 1907
    Death  : June 11, 1979
    Occupation  : Film actor