Zitat des Tages von John Wayne:
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Get off your horse and drink your milk.
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.
Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.
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.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
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.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I've loved reading all my life.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
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.
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.
My folks always let me go to the movies every Saturday. We were really motion-picture goers.
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.