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John Wayne Quotes


"John Lee Hooker is the funkiest man alive" - Miles Davis

"John McDonnell is the Bear Bryant of track and field." - Frank Broyles

"I once was the walrus, now I'm John." - John Lennon

"I made the grandkids laugh. John Madden finally liked me!" - Frank Caliendo

"I love John Madden because he makes me feel smart." - Frank Caliendo

"Imagine? Yeah I can imagine John Lennon being dead." - Thom Yorke

"Reading [John] Calvin is a breath of fresh air." - Oliver D. Crisp

"Bill Clinton outshines John Adams in that regard." - Nat Hentoff

"John Lewis is an icon in our society." - Al Sharpton

"John Pelham; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)." - James Ryder Randall

"To win the game you must kill me, John Romero!" - John Romero

"There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford." - John Bradford

"John Barleycorn got up again, And sore surprised them all." - Robert Burns

"John, forgive me... for what I can't help doing." - Agatha Christie

"I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty." - John Kerry

"I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people." - Allan Carr

"John Lennon was very irreverent and very intelligent." - Brenda Lee

"I am not John Lennon; I never will be!" - Julian Lennon

"John Kerry's biography was central to his campaign." - Mark Shields

"John McCain was victimized in the South Carolina primary." - Mark Shields

"At the moment, I'm enjoying John Grisham quite a bit." - Danielle Steel

"I want John Legend to sing at my wedding." - Sloane Stephens

"I love John Stamos. John's a really friendly, cool dude." - Chord Overstreet

"I see myself as the female John Cleese." - Erin Oconnor

"Did John Brown fail? John Brown began the war that ended American slavery and made this a free Republic." - Frederick Douglass

"Poor John Simon - what a nightmare, to wake up in the morning and realize that you are John Simon." - Gore Vidal

"Pope John Paul would be more popular if he called himself Pope John Paul George and Ringo." - Paul Krassner

"If we can't get more John Rovnaks in this world, let's all support the John Rovnak we've got..." - Stephen R. Bissette

"John Howard's credibility on the entire Iraq war has been torpedoed by John Howard's own intelligence agency." - Kevin Rudd

"If we can't get more John Rovnaks in this world, let's all support the John Rovnak we've got..." - Stephen R. Bissette

"Long John Silver's wife, Short, who said to John, If the shoe fits... Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"I met John when I was 18 and I was in my first John Waters film when I was 19." - Mink Stole

"I went to West Texas and started writing a cycle of Americana poems after the space conjured images that, as a child, I only saw on television-John Wayne, cowboys, borderlines. But suddenly, I felt close to these once-foreign imageries and wondered how I'd changed. Each evening brought the darkest skies in the country, and I understood the expansiveness of our inner selves. Ultimately nothing divides us except the worlds and words we allow." - Nathalie Handal

"Oddly enough, I've always - I've never actually seen "The Alamo" itself, actually. So I don't really have the association of "Green Leaves of Summer" as being "The Alamo" theme. Oddly enough, I grew up watching kung fu movies. They would use the theme "Green Leaves of Summer" in a lot of needle drops in kung fu movies a lot. So I was actually more familiar with it in a Bruce Li movie than I was actually from the John Wayne film." - Quentin Tarantino

"It's very hard to dismantle the ball off Wayne Rooney" - Dwight Yorke

"The ways of Wayne are mysterious and incomprehensible." - Brandon Sanderson

"I think Lil Wayne is definitely a dope rapper." - Common

"Lil Wayne is definitely the greatest youngest rapper alive." - Puff Daddy

"I'd bet a million dollars on DOOM against Lil' Wayne" - Mos Def

"I'm sure the mantelpiece of captaincy will suit Wayne" - Rio Ferdinand

"You can't please everyone, and trying to is the kiss of death. I don't care about Wayne Newton's demographics. When I do, I'll know that it's time to quit." - Criss Angel

"Having Wayne in town will be exciting enough." - Paul Coffey

"You can say that Wayne Coyne sounds like Neil Young." - Mike Lowry

"I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation." - Timbaland

"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus." - Minoru Yamasaki

"I read the other day an account of a meeting between John Knox and John Calvin. Imagine a dialogue between a pestilence and a famine!" - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Elijah Snow: 'Who have you pissed off this time, John?' John Stone: 'Sumatran robot death sluts - Dammit, ONE of these buttons fires the atomic death biter -" - Warren Ellis

"John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn't use any of the cliches; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator." - Larry Coryell

"John Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquent, Your locks were like the raven, Your bonny brow was brent." - Robert Burns

"Iggy: "Now what? Who you gonna call?" A quiet voice in the hallway outside: "Ghostbusters!" (Captain Perry and John groan) John: "That phrase is ruined forever," - James Patterson

"And you work for that demon, right? The one who looks like Matthew Broderick?" "John Cusack," I corrected. "He looks like John Cusack." "Whatever." - Richelle Mead

"There 's nae sorrow there, John, There 's neither cauld nor care, John, The day is aye fair, In the land o' the leal." - Carolina Nairne

"It's mostly just you have to convince yourself that there's nothing else in the room but John Lennon and suddenly things start John Lennon-ing!" - Grant Morrison

"Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells 'em off for a coupla stones." - Libba Bray

"I remember Elton John used to be their owner and he is my favourite singer! I hope the match will be an opportunity to meet Elton John!" - Carlo Ancelotti

"I'm really influenced by Southern novelists, not many movie people. More like John Faulkner, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, and people like that." - Billy Bob Thornton

"[Democrats] are not handling the John Lewis flap the right way, clearly. John Lewis is a hero and a civil rights hero." - Jason Chaffetz

"There's nae sorrow there, John, There's neither cauld nor care, John, The day is aye fair, In the land o' the leal." - Carolina, Baroness Nairne

"After he married TerRAHsa, didn't John Kerry begin practicing Judiasm? He also has paternal grandparents that were Jewish. What religion is John Kerry?" - Jerome Corsi

"Kurt Vonnegut speaking to John Irving while Irving was administering the Heimlich maneuver in response to Vonnegut's uncontrollable coughing..."John,stop- I am not choking. I have emphysema." - Kurt Vonnegut

"John Edwards comes from working folk, just like me. John Edwards worked hard and excelled to get his education, just like me." - Harvey Gantt

"The guy who could be me, but he knows when to draw the line, is John Cena. John Cena can rock 'n' roll, let me tell you." - Ric Flair

"I love, love, love John Mayer. He's incredible. I love all of his records and even his John Mayer Trio stuff." - Shane Harper

"I will read anything by Laura Hillenbrand, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Kingsolver, John le Carre, John Grisham, Hilary Mantel, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen and Alice Walker." - Hillary Clinton

"My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics." - Todd Gitlin

"I had such a good time working with John Woo and John Travolta, and it was so professional. I want to work with people who are real professionals." - Christian Slater

"It's always written that my father was a rich, conservative John Bircher. That is untrue. He was not rich. He was not a John Bircher." - Nancy Reagan

"Other people, so I have read, treasure memorable moments in their lives: the time one climbed the Parthenon at sunrise, the summer night one met a lonely girl in Central Park and achieved with her a sweet and natural relationship, as they say in books. I too once met a girl in Central Park, but it is not much to remember. What I remember is the time John Wayne killed three men with a carbine as he was falling to the dusty street in Stagecoach, and the time the kitten found Orson Welles in the doorway in The Third Man." - Walker Percy

"As it happened, I didn't grow up to be the kind of woman who is the heroine in a Western, and although the men I have known have had many virtues and have taken me to live in many places I have come to love, they have never been John Wayne, and they have never taken me to the bend in the river where the cottonwoods grow. Deep in that part of my heart where artificial rain forever falls, that is still the line I want to hear." - Joan Didion

"From a young age, [James Baldwin] was watching all those different films. He's watching John Wayne killing off the Indians. He came to the point that the Indians were him. You had to educate yourself because the movies were not educating you. The movies were giving you a reflection of you that was not the truth. That's the trick. The movie was also giving a reflection of what the country is. Basically, a country that wanted itself to be innocent. That's the ambivalence of Hollywood." - Raoul Peck

"Jean-Baptiste Mondino: "She's John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the same time"." - Madonna Ciccone

"We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals." - Ann Coulter

"Gentlemen, haven't we learned anything from the music of John Lennon? All we need is love." - Robin Williams

"John Boehner chose a huge gavel. I think somebody's compensating for his small government." - Stephen Colbert

"John Boehner will be the new speaker unless, out of habit, he blocks his own confirmation." - Stephen Colbert

"Music's all right John, but you'll never make a living out of it." - John Lennon

"John ain't been worth a damn since he started wearing $300 suits." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The first Rotarian was the first man to call John the Baptist Jack." - H L Mencken

"[John Foster Dulles] invented Brinkmanship, the most popular game since Monopoly." - Richard Armour

"John Locke invented common sense, and only Englishmen have had it ever since!" - Bertrand Russell

"John would have been the first white rapper. And also he would have cherished the Internet." - Yoko Ono

"Saint John Paul II, pray for us and especially for our youth." - Pope Francis

"Peter must have thought, "Who am I compared to Mr. Faithfulness (John)?" But Jesus clarified the issue. John was responsible for John. Peter was responsible for Peter. And each had only one command to heed: "Follow Me." (John 21:20-22)" - Charles R Swindoll

"For me, [John Wheeler] was the last Titan, the only physics superhero still standing." - Max Tegmark

"If my name were John D Smith IV I wouldn't have been elected to anything." - John D Rockefeller

"John von Neumann was the only student I was ever afraid of." - George Polya

"I fear John Knox's prayers more than an army of ten thousand men." - Mary Queen Of Scots

"John Goodman isn't fat. He's in a category beyond fat. What does one call it? Whalelike." - Sam Kinison

"I'm lucky to have had a father [John Lennon] who paid attention." - Sean Lennon

"I was always nervous to play my father's [John Lennon's] songs." - Sean Lennon

"Ive always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Hendrix." - Eddie Money

"Hello I'm John Morrison and you can bounce a quarter off my abs." - John Morrison

"Dennis Wise, Vinnie Jones and John Fashanu must be turning in their graves" - Carlton Palmer

"John Redwood is a young man but, let's face it, so was Margaret Thatcher in 1975." - Edward Leigh

"God raises up such men as John Bunyan and William Huntington but once in a century." - William Romaine

"My own children are John Cena fans- which really pisses me off by the way." - Paul Heyman

"I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others" - Guillermo Del Toro

"If John McCain were really a war hero he would've won Vietnam." - Zach Braff

"Splatter the brain matter of my enemies, with the same bullet trajectory that murdered John Kennedy" - Canibus

"Alice: I miss myself. John: I miss you too, Ali, so much." - Lisa Genova

"Artists are magicians and I definitely think John Lennon was a Wizard." - Yoko Ono

"If Elton John and Madonna had a baby it would be Lady Gaga." - Jon Bon Jovi

"John Paul to give me a shot, I'll never forget as long as I live." - Donnie Fritts

"When John Murtha, for example, said the Marines are killing innocent civilians in cold blood." - George W Bush

"She was like John Rambo meets Polly Pocket; Dakota Fanning crossed with Death Wish 4." - Mark Millar

"I cannot, and will not, vote for Senator John McCain, as a matter of conscience," - James Dobson

"John Brown's body lies a mould'ring in the grave, His soul goes marching on." - Thomas Brigham Bishop

"I wasn't entirely sure, but a polite John Pritkin might be a sign of the apocalypse." - Karen Chance

"I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the assembled armies of Europe" - Mary Queen Of Scots

"John Green is a very handsome, intelligent, and wise man. He smells really weird though." - Hank Green

"Screw you, John." "Sorry, Sylvie. Can't-they frown on that kind of thing between step-siblings." - Rosemary Clement-Moore

"Tore up from the floor up. Followed by a big outtie. John Mathew" - J.R. Ward

"If John Lennon is deported, I'm leaving too...with my musicians..and my marijuana." - Art Garfunkel

"You're right John! I can't see you! Your movies aren't in theaters long enough!" - The Miz

"I'm John Morrison, and if God have 2 sons i would be the better looking one." - John Morrison

"Well John Cena's like a pinwheel, so you can go ahead and blow me." - John Cena

"The economic answer to the world's problems is John Adams, not [Karl] Marx." - John Ringo

"Oprah is so rich, I saw John Kerry proposing to her." - Chris Rock

"Tiger Woods and John Edwards had a better year than the Stimulus bill." - Mitch Mcconnell

"John Howard has gone a bridge too far by not going far enough" - Kevin Rudd

"We've had a Congress that's spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop." - Mike Huckabee

"John [Mulaney] likes to say I'm like a district attorney with absolutely no jurisdiction whatsoever." - Nasim Pedrad

"My names John Bonham, I'm a drummer and I'm potty about cars." - John Bonham

"John Connally's conversion to the GOP raised the intellectual level of both parties." - Frank Mankiewicz

"John looked ruddy and plump, with a pair of cheeks like a trumpeter." - John Arbuthnot

"I guess John Lennon had it right: give peace a chance." - Chris O'Donnell

"When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god." - Maureen O'Hara

"When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in." - Maureen O'Hara

"[John Craske] painted like a man giving witness under oath to a wild story." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"John McEnroe looks as if he is serving round the edge of an imaginary building." - Clive James

"John needed to escape his reality. I understood completely but I couldn't go along with him." - Cynthia Lennon

"John was at his most relaxed with Ringo, who had him in stitches with his jokes." - Cynthia Lennon

"To me John Coltrane was like an angel on earth. He struck me that deeply." - Elvin Jones

"If God's got a favorite songwriter, I think it's John Prine." - Kris Kristofferson

"I'm going to listen to John Elway. He knows what he's talking about." - Tim Tebow

"Reporter lady: What's that color? John: Hm. I'd call this a color!" - John Lennon

"I nearly always write just as I nearly always breathe. - John Steinbeck" - John Steinbeck

"Butterflies are not insects,' Captain John Sterling said soberly. 'They are self-propelled flowers." - Robert A Heinlein

"The work of John Lennon was marked by its exquisite beauty and by its brutal honesty." - Kevin Spacey

"John Wilkes Booth, who said, Sorry, I thought he was a critic. Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"Every time John Travolta assaults a masseur, a scientologist gets their wings." - Chelsea Handler

"John Toshack hates me." - Robbie Savage

"John Waters is one of the sweetest, dearest, most adorable men I've ever worked with." - Polly Bergen

"John Paul II was one of the greatest men of the last century. Perhaps the greatest." - Henry A Kissinger

"Look at the John Birch Society. Look at Hitler. The reactionaries are always better organizers." - Cesar Chavez

"John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald meet in hell and team up to assassinate Satan." - John Hodgman

"Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, The bed be blest that I lye on." - Thomas Ady

"From John Huston to Fred Zinnemann and Richard Fleischer and all those great American directors." - John Hurt

"When I think about him, I think about him as John and John Wick. I think of John Wick being the assassin part of John. I would say that guy has strong will; never gives up; he's kind; and there's honor about him. He's also a man of strength. There are even some vulnerabilities to him. Most importantly, he's good at his job." - Keanu Reeves

"JFK [John F. Kennedy] was young, glamorous, Camelot, funny, engaging. Congress loved him." - Rush Limbaugh



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