John Wayne was noted for his quick wit. When asked on the "Rio Lobo" set where his dressing room was located he replied, "See that nail on the wall?"
"Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway."
"Money never made an unhappy person happy, and I'll be damned if losing money is going to make me miserable. Hell, it's just money. I can make more." (After going broke on "The Alamo.")
"When I started, I knew I was no actor and I went to work on the Wayne thing. It was as deliberate a projection as you'll ever see. I figured I needed a gimmick, so I dreamed up the drawl, the squint, and a way of moving meant to suggest that I wasn't looking for trouble but would just as soon throw a bottle at your head as not."
"I've played the kinda man I'd like to have been."
When introduced to anyone, well known or not, he replied, "Just call me Duke."
Damn, I'm the stuff men are made of!"....John Wayne (1907-1979)