John Wayne Quotes

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Talk low, talk slow and don’t say too much. ~ John Wayne.

Nobody ever saw a cowboy on the psychiatrist’s couch. ~ John Wayne.

Men forget everything; women remember everything. ~ John Wayne.
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Men forget everything; women remember everything. ~ John Wayne.

Life is tough, but if you are stupid, it’s a lot tougher. ~ John Wayne.

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

I’m sure we can talk things out like civilized people. ~ John Wayne.

Ahh, women! I never met one yet that was half as reliable as a horse! ~ John Wayne.

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.

This kind of war, you’ve gotta believe in what you’re fighting for. ~ John Wayne.

Out here a man settles his own problems. ~ John Wayne.
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Out here a man settles his own problems. ~ John Wayne.

Screw ambiguity. Perversion and corruption masquerade as ambiguity. I don’t trust ambiguity. ~ John Wayne.

A man is no better than he has to be. ~ John Wayne.

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

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

I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my President, and I hope he does a good job. ~ John Wayne.

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

It rankles me when somebody tries to force somebody to do something. ~ John Wayne.

Most men hate to shop. That’s why the men’s department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door. ~ John Wayne.

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

I drink for comradeship, and when I drink for comradeship, I don’t bother to keep count. ~ John Wayne.

We brought nothing into this world and it’s certain we can carry nothing out. ~ John Wayne.

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

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. ~ John Wayne.

It’s getting to be ri-goddamn-diculous. ~ John Wayne.

Cause even grown men need understanding. ~ John Wayne.
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Cause even grown men need understanding. ~ John Wayne.

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

Get off your horse and drink your milk. ~ John Wayne.

A man ought to do what he thinks is right. ~ John Wayne.

Republic. I like the sound of the word. ~ John Wayne.

Of course I know who you are. You’re my girl. I love you. ~ John Wayne.

A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job. ~ John Wayne.

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

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

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

The reason there are so many stupid people is because it’s illegal to kill them. ~ John Wayne.
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The reason there are so many stupid people is because it’s illegal to kill them. ~ John Wayne.

One look that works is better than twenty lines of dialogue. ~ John Wayne.

Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home. ~ John Wayne.

When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it. ~ John Wayne.

I’m the stuff men are made of! ~ John Wayne.

I never killed a man I didn’t have to. ~ 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. ~ John Wayne.

I’m an American actor. I work with my clothes on. I have to. Riding a horse can be pretty tough on your legs and elsewheres. ~ John Wayne.

I play John Wayne in every part regardless of the character, and I’ve been doing okay, haven’t I? ~ John Wayne.

The fire is not discriminating. It burns anything in its path for whatever reason. ~ John Wayne.

I believe humor nullifies violence. ~ John Wayne.

If everything isn’t black and white, I say, ‘Why the hell not?’ ~ John Wayne.

The only thing they can get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license. ~ John Wayne.
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The only thing they can get me for is running a funeral parlor without a license. ~ John Wayne.

America is the land of freedom and that’s the way I enjoy living. ~ John Wayne.

Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from. ~ John Wayne.

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

Sometimes I wonder whose side God’s on. ~ John Wayne.

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

Give the American people a good cause, and there’s nothing they can’t lick. ~ John Wayne.

I’ve had three wives, six children and six grandchildren and I still don’t understand women. ~ John Wayne.

I stick to simple themes. Love. Hate. No nuances. I stay away from psychoanalyst’s couch scenes. Couches are good for one thing. ~ John Wayne.

Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid. ~ John Wayne.
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Life’s hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid. ~ John Wayne.

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

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

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. ~ John Wayne.

If you can’t be thankful for what you have, be thankful for what you have escaped. ~ John Wayne.


Short Biography of John Wayne

John Wayne was an American actor and director who rose to fame as a star of films created during Hollywood’s Golden Age, particularly Westerns and war pictures.

He is most known for his appearances in “The Quiet Man” (1952), “Rio Bravo” (1959) starring Dean Martin, and “The Longest Day” (1962).

He was posthumously awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor.


Facts about John Wayne

  • “The Duke” was his nickname.
  • Wayne’s film career began in the 1920s.
  • Sands of Iwo Jima earned Wayne an Academy Award nomination.
  • Wayne has three marriages and two divorces.
  • He had been a chain cigarette smoker since he was a teenager, and he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1964.
  • In 1985, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation was established in his honor.

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