Movie Wisdom – Ward Bond Edition

9 Aug

There have been several Movie Wisdom posts. Some of them have focused on leading actors, and others have focused on character players. This one covers the movies of one of the all time great character actors.

Ward Bond appeared in a ton of classics, but this list only includes the ones I have seen. Let us see what wisdom can be found in the works of Ward Bond.Rio Bravo

From Gone With the Wind

Tomorrow is another day.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

From The Grapes of Wrath

A fellow ain’t got a soul of his own, just little piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody.

Seems like the government’s got more interest in a dead man than a live one.

Maybe there ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue, they’s just what people does.

Well, a woman can change better’n a man.

Takes no nerve to do something, ain’t nothin’ else you can do.

From The Maltese Falcon

Talking’s something you can’t do judiciously, unless you keep in practice.

The best goodbyes are short.

From It’s a Wonderful Life

No man is a failure who has friends.

Youth is wasted on the wrong people.

From Hondo

A man oughta do what he thinks is best.

Everybody gets dead.

Women always figure every man comes along wants ’em.

From Johnny Guitar

There’s only two things in this world that a ‘real man’ needs: a cup of coffee and a good smoke.

When a fire burns itself out, all you have left is ashes.

A man who can’t hold on to a glass should drink like a baby from a bottle.

From The Searchers

Figure a man’s only good for one oath at a time.

From Rio Bravo

Man gets shot that’s got a gun, there’s room for reasonable doubt.


7 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Ward Bond Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong August 9, 2015 at 02:43 #

    Wow. I actually recognized all the movies and most of the quotes, though Garry would probably do 100% because he’s got a movie encyclopedia in his head. Apparently something has rubbed off 🙂 These movie wisdom posts are fun!

    • Rick August 9, 2015 at 03:10 #

      I’m glad you like them. Ward Bond was in a bunch of stuff.

  2. Kentucky Angel August 9, 2015 at 03:41 #

    It’s a good thing I like Ward Bond, because some of those particular remarks are rather sexist. Also a good think I’ve read most of the books the quotes supposedly came from, so I know they were not really in the books. From the pen of a screen writer who thinks he is better than award winning authors.

    • Rick August 9, 2015 at 03:56 #

      I thought about that as I was putting it together. Westerns tend to have sexist language. Especially the ones from the time Ward Bond was acting.

      • Marilyn Armstrong August 9, 2015 at 04:06 #

        Um, Ward Bond was … well … you know. Racist. Yup. That’s the word. He wasn’t exactly a feminist either, but he was an actor, so no one expected much. Best leave it at that.

      • Kentucky Angel August 9, 2015 at 04:09 #

        I know. I love Westerns. Inherited that from my Dad, I think.

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