John Wayne: is there a bigger badass?

When I was in Austin earlier this week, I was extremely surprised at the immense amount of John Wayne signage and posters around. The quotes and photos were quite powerful.

The robust mentions of John Wayne made realized two key things: how much of a badass this man was, as well as how quotable he was. A perfect storm.

Thus, I have taken the liberty of compiling my top five quotes of John Wayne, himself. Hopefully these words can bring some inspiration to you all.

1.) Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
2.) 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.
3.) 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.
4.) Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.
5.) 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.

I hope you learned something from yesterday (and hopefully this article!).

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