• Every country in the world loved the folklore of the West--the music, the dress, the excitement, everything that was associated with the opening of a new territory. It took everybody out of their own little world. The cowboy lasted a hundred years, created more songs and prose and poetry than any other folk figure. The closest thing was the Japanese samurai. Now, I wonder who'll continue it.

    John Wayne, Carol Lea Mueller (2007). “The Quotable John Wayne: The Grit and Wisdom of an American Icon”, p.33, Taylor Trade Publications