If you love John Wayne, or know someone who does, there is one book that needs to be on your bookshelf and in the hands of your fellow John Wayne film fans: “John Wayne Speaks: The Ultimate John Wayne Quote Book.”

A Book for REAL John Wayne Fans

“John Wayne Speaks: The Ultimate Johne Wayne Quote Book” is available from your local independent bookseller and all major online book retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Read on for more details.


John Wayne Speaks is a collection of more than 1,000 quotes drawn from the actor’s 173 films across the span of the his 50-year Hollywood career. Better yet, every quote is footnoted to indicate the name of the film it came from. An introductory overview of John Wayne’s professional life puts the reader right in the picture. And for those who may not have the time to watch every one of Wayne’s films, the author has put together a list of dozens of films to put on your “must do” list (both “Essentials” and “The Eminently Watchable”).


Mark Orwoll is an author, journalist, and lifelong fan of John Wayne’s movies. In researching the book, Orwoll watched each of John Wayne’s existing films (a handful have been lost to history and poor film preservation) at least twice to ensure the accuracy of the quotes. He is also the author of e-Travel (Macmillan), one of the first books on planning travel by using the Internet. For 30 years he was on the staff of Travel + Leisure magazine, and nowadays writes about his travel adventures in many outlets, including Condé Nast Traveler, the Travel Channel, The Points Guy, Matador Network, Frommer’s, Departures, the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, and many other magazines and websites. He lives with his wife, Kathy, and their bordoodle, Penny, in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley.


“A simply brilliant and vastly entertaining book that you will return to again and again.” —J. Michael Straczynski, creator and writer of Sense8 and author of Together We Will Go

“A delightful treasure trove of movie quotes from the Duke that is sure to entertain his legion of fans.” —Michael R. Pitts, author of Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films

“In Wayne’s World, a man assayed his words before speaking and dropped no fool’s gold into the conversation.” —David Luhrssen, author of World War II on Film

“A treat for movie buffs! Mark Orwoll’s entertaining, comprehensive, and informative collection of quotes perfectly captures the enduring screen image that was the iconic legend John Wayne.” —Gene Freese, author of The Western Films of Robert Mitchum

“Wow! I thought I knew all the best John Wayne quotes. I have never been so happy to be so wrong.” —Bob Boze Bell, executive editor of True West magazine

“A virtual bible of the actor’s most memorable movie lines. This book is a thorough delight.” —Brian Downes, executive director at the John Wayne Birthplace and Museum



Contact the author by emailing Mark Orwoll.

Copyright 2023 by Mark Orwoll