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John Wayne Quotes About Pilgrim, Life, Movies, Death, Love, America, Funeral, The Shootist, Courage & Success! American actor and director John Wayne, also known as The Duke, was a star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, best recognized for his notable performances in Western and military movies during this period. From the silent period in the 1920s until the American New Wave, his career blossomed, and he performed in 179 films and television shows.

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In 1907, Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa. He grew up in Southern California for almost all of his childhood. In the wake of a bodysurfing injury that cost him his football scholarship to the University of Southern California, he began sprinting for the Fox movie studio instead. When he initially appeared in Raoul Walsh’s Western the Huge Trail (1930), he was cast in a minor role, but he soon became a prominent actor.

During the 1930s, he appeared in many low-budget Westerns, but he never became a major star. ‘John Wayne was the face of the kingdom’s frontier history for many people,’ says a historian. Additionally, he is known for his parts in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Longest Day (1962). In his last movie, he played an old gunfighter dying of cancer in The Shootist (1976).

When John Wayne died on June 11, 1979, he was 72 years old. He had been fighting cancer for more than a couple of years. In the film industry, he was one of the best box-offices draws for three decades, and he worked with many of the most important actors of his time. During a meeting in 1999, the American Film Institute decided that Wayne was one of the best male actors in the history of American movies.

Best John Wayne Quotes

1. “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne

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

3. “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

4. “A man who won’t stand for what he believes isn’t a man!” – John Wayne

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

6. “A man ought to do what he thinks is right.” – John Wayne

7. “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by.” – John Wayne

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

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

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

11. “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

12. “Get off your butt and join the Marines.” – John Wayne

13. “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

14. “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

15. “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

16. “Hurry it up. We’re burning daylight!” – John Wayne

17. “I would like to be remembered, well… “FeoFuerte y formal,” which means he was ugly, strong, and had dignity.” – John Wayne

18. “I define manhood simply: men should be tough, fair, and courageous, never petty, never looking for a fight, but never backing down from one either.” – John Wayne

19. “When you come to see a picture of mine, I want you to know that I’m not going to do anything that will make you uncomfortable. I want you to know that you won’t be disappointed.” – John Wayne

20. “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

21. “You can take everything a man has as long as you leave him his dignity.” – John Wayne

22. “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

23. “Nothing is so discouraging to an actor than to have to work for long hours upon hours in brightly lighted interior sets.” – John Wayne

24. “In my acting, I have to identify with something in the character. The big tough boy on the side of right — that’s me.” – John Wayne

25. “Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

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