If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow
It's getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous.
Talk low, Talk slow, and Don't say too much.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid.
Fear is just one of the many words I don't know the meaning of.
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.
I was ashamed to admit I was hipped to the idea of acting. That's why I started in with the props.
All I'm for is the liberty of the individual.
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.
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.
My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.
Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.
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.
Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I've loved reading all my life.
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.
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.
In westerns, you meet a hardy bunch of characters. There is no jealousy on such pictures.
Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid.
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.
A man ought to do what he thinks is right
When the road looks rough ahead, remember the 'Man upstairs'and the word HOPE.Hang onto both and 'tough it out'.
Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight!
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.
A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.
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.
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.
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.
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.
A man's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his 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.
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.
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.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in!