This is a spin off of the movie quote thread. Here are some quotes credited to John Wayne that I found while searching for a specific one.
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.
John Bernard Books (The Shootist):
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."
On His One Great Dissapointment
"Ever since we moved to California, I loved the sea. More than anything else, I wanted to go to Annapolis and become an officer in the Navy. It was a terrible disappointment when I didn't make it. In a way, I guess I never really got over it...."
On His Political Philosophy
"I have found a certain type calls himself a Liberal...Now I always thaought I was a Liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a Right-Wing Conservative Extremist, when I listened to everybody's point of view that I ever met, and then decided how I should feel. But this so-called new Liberal group, Jesus, they never listen to your point of view..."
"IF EVERYTHING ISN'T BLACK AND WHITE, I SAY WHY THE HELL NOT."
"When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it."
"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's got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.
If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.