John Wayne Quotes

Marion Robert Morrison, best known as a John Wayne in the film world. He was a popular icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age or silent era. John is especially famous for his western and war movies.

Wayne was born on May 26, 1907 in Winterset, Lowa. His mother’s name was Mary Alberta Brown and his father’s name was Clyde Leonard Morrison who worked as a pharmacist.

A few years later, John Wayne moved to Palmdale, California with his family. There he began his studies at Glendale Union High School and later in Wilson Middle School. In school, he was very good in both studies and sports.

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John Wayne House (Image From Wikipedia)

He also participated in the football tournament for the Glendale High School team. During his studies, John Wayne also worked in an ice-cream shop. After schooling, he joined the University of Southern California. There he studied pre-law.

During college, Wayne became a part of the USC football team. At the same time, he had an accident while bodysurfing and broke his collarbone. Due to this serious injury, his football scholarship of the University of Southern California was canceled.

This ended the sports career of John Wayne. After this, he started working for Fox Film Corporation. In the beginning, he struggled a lot. He played small roles in different films.

In 1930, he played the lead role for the first time in Raoul Walsh’s film The Big Trail. After this, John played the lead role in many low-budget films. But this did not give him any special recognition.

In 1939, John Wayne acted in the film Stagecoach and this made him an overnight superstar. After this, he worked in about 142 motion pictures one after the other.

John Wayne in 1965
John Wayne in 1965 (Image From Wikipedia)

During that time, he worked with many famous Hollywood stars. He remained at the top of the box office for three consecutive decades. In 1999, John Wayne was recognized by the American Film Institute as the greatest male star of classic American cinema.

Also in 1980, he was also honored with the awards of “Presidential Medal of Freedom”, the highest civilian honor of the US. But he died before this honor. He last made a public appearance at an Academy Awards ceremony.

After this, John Wayne was diagnosed with stomach cancer and due to this, he died on June 11, 1979, at the age of 72, during treatment at UCLA Medical Center.

John Wayne Quotes :

John Wayne Quotes
I’m responsible only for what I say, not what you understand. – John Wayne

A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him. – John Wayne

Always keep my word and never insult anybody unintentionally. – John Wayne

Don’t try to win the war all by yourself. – John Wayne

What’s the secret of success? Right decisions. How do you make right decisions? Experience. How do you get experience? Wrong decisions. – John Wayne

When you come against trouble, it’s never half as bad if you face up to it. – John Wayne

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Never apologize, it’s a sign of weakness. – John Wayne

Looking back is a bad habit. – John Wayne

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When the road looks rough ahead, remember the ‘Man upstairs’ and the word HOPE. Hang onto both and ‘tough it out’. – John Wayne

It takes a good fire to burn down the weeds… to let the flowers grow. – John Wayne

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

Talk low, talk slow, and Don’t say too much. – John Wayne

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All battles are fought by scared men who’d rather be some place else. – John Wayne

Real art is a basic emotion. If a scene is handled with simplicity, it’ll be good, and the public will know it. – John Wayne

A man should do what he thinks is best. – John Wayne

Death can come any place, any time. It’s never welcomed. But if you’ve done all you can do, and it’s your best, in a way I guess you’re ready for it. – John Wayne

Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes. – John Wayne

A big mouth doesn’t make a big man. – John Wayne

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It’s not how you’re buried, it’s how you’re remembered. – John Wayne

As we live in an insane world, maybe it’s time we gave insane solutions a chance. – 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. – John Wayne

Thanking people is a dangerous business. A name always slips your mind. – John Wayne

I’ve loved reading all my life. – John Wayne

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You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman. – 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. – John Wayne

About the worst thing an honest man can do is make an honest mistake. – 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

When you stop fighting, that’s death. – John Wayne

Funny John Wayne Quotes :

Funny John Wayne Quotes
If everything isn’t black and white I say why the hell not. – John Wayne

You’re short on ears and long on mouth. – 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. – John Wayne

Fire can be our friend. Whether it’s toasting marshmallows of raining down on Charlie. – John Wayne

I never trust a man that doesn’t drink. – John Wayne

John Wayne Courage Quotes :

John Wayne Courage Quotes
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway. – John Wayne

John Wayne Quotes About True Grit :

True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done. – John Wayne

John Wayne Quotes About Life :

John Wayne Quotes About Life
Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. – John Wayne

A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life. – John Wayne

There’s a lot of things great about life. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. – John Wayne

Life is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down. – John Wayne

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John Wayne Love Quotes :

The bigger the man, the deeper the imprint. And when he’s in love, he suffers knowing it’s a dead end. – John Wayne

John Wayne Quote About Tomorrow :

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

John Wayne Fear Quotes :

John Wayne Fear Quotes
Fear is just one of the many words I don’t know the meaning of. – John Wayne