25+ John Marston Quotes For 'Red Dead' Fans

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Feb 16, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
The New Red Dead Redemption

John Marston is one of the main protagonists of the 'Red Dead Redemption' game franchise.

He is someone that you or a friend want to know more about. Being the face of the game and the campaign mode in the open world, John Marston is a part of a fighting gang of men in the Wild West of America where anything goes.

Marston is someone who can even go to hell and come back and stop at nothing to protect his family. As a person, he can sometimes say things that may find him and his friends not in the right or easy situation.

But, you will never find him backing down from shooting or saving a person or a group of people. His story arc was done well in the end, but fans still want him to return in the next instalment of the series.

So, before anything else is said, let us go through these John Marston-related quotes because you do not want to have John Marston and his friends waiting, right?

For more, read ['Red Dead Redemption 2' quotes] and video game quotes.

John Marston Quotes From 'Red Dead Redemption'

We are going to take a look at some quotes from the first game. Here you will find John Marston 'RDR1' quotes, John Marston combat quotes, funny John Marston quotes, and John Marston intimidation quotes that make you and your friend want to know more about this remarkable character.

1. "My name is John Marston, and you're a dead man!"

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

2. "John Marston: Tell me your name, or I won't be responsible for my actions.

The Strange Man: Oh, but you will. You will be responsible. This is a fine spot. See you around, cowboy."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

3. "It ain't exactly a secret I didn't get these scars from falling over in church."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

4. "I'll give you a bad case of "someone just shot me in the head" if you don't hurry up."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

5. "I just know that there are two theories when arguing with women. And neither one works."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

6. "I hear you speak and suddenly I'm reminded of how the people I respected most in my life had a problem with authority."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

7. "Bonnie MacFarlane: Are you a religious man?

John Marston: Not in any real sense. Sometimes I tell myself that things happen for a reason. Like what brought me here was fate come-a-callin. But nobody made my path but me.

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

8. "Abraham Reyes: Sarcasm, my friend, should be beneath a man such as you.

John Marston: Very little is beneath a man such as me."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

9. "Men are born, and then they're formed. At least, that’s how I see it."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

10. "Now, if you don't mind, I'd hate to spoil such a beautiful afternoon on such beautiful land with any further unpleasantries."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

11. "Bonnie MacFarlane: We all need to look for answers somewhere. Some in big ol' books, and others in big bottles of whiskey.

John Marston: Believing in some kinda divine purpose ain't gonna bring me my wife and kid back. Past is who we are Miss MacFarlane. And there ain't no changing that. Faith is a luxury I can't afford."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

12. "I, too, have a family, friend. And so that we may see our families again I suggest we part ways amicably."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

13. "While there are guns and money, there won't be any freedom."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

14. "It's you, or me. And the way I see it... it might as well be you."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

15. "You got one of those annoying faces, now move before it annoys me anymore."

- 'Red Dead Redemption'.

John Marston Best Quotes From 'Red Dead Redemption Two'

Here, you'll be going through John Marston 'Red Dead Redemption 2' quotes and some related John Marston quotes about Dutch. You may just find that perfect quote for you.

16. "I am always honest, maybe not always good, but I'm always honest!"

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

17. "I remain a fool, and I’m sure I shall die a fool, but I'm trying very hard to be something like the man you deserve."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

18. "I sometimes wonder if things are ever the way we remember 'em, if we were ever who we thought we was."

-'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

19. "Dutch…Dutch… we all did our best for you… ain’t our fault things turned out the way they did!"

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

20. "Dutch van der Linde: You shot at me, son.

John Marston: You started it.

Dutch van der Linde: You betrayed me!

John Marston: I could say the same as you.

Dutch van der Linde: I was trying to do my best. You... you just cared for yourself.

John Marston: I think differently."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

21. Why are you so interested in my life? Haven’t you got one of your own?"

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

22. "I treated Jack bad, Abigail too. I didn’t want to believe he was mine."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

23. "John Marston: What are you doing here, Dutch?

Dutch van der Linde: Same as you, I suppose.

Micah Bell: Dutch and I are teaming up once more. We got money... we got dreams. Join us, John. Join us.

John Marston: Let her go."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

24. "You see a man whose character changed. I see a man who got found out... for who he truly was."

– 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

25. "All of this wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Arthur, Sadie, and all the folks that fell."

- 'Red Dead Redemption 2'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for John Marston quotes then why not take a look at inspirational video games quotes, or Yoko Taro quotes.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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