Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Born in Austria, coming from humble beginnings, Arnold Schwarzenegger became one of the most successful bodybuilders since Hercules. After moving to the United States, Arnie rose to stardom as an actor in James Cameron’s Terminator series. Several action movies and comedy roles later Arnold became the Governator of California. His incredible life story is told in his biography Total Recall.

Books by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger

“6 rules to succes:

1. Trust yourself;
2. Break some rules;
3. Don't be afraid to fail;
4. Ignore the naysayers;
5. Work like hell;
6. Give something back.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Anyway, my fellow Americans, this is an amazing moment for me. To think that a once-scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become governor of the State of California and then stand here… then stand here in Madison Square Garden and speak on behalf of the President of the United States – that is an immigrant’s dream. It is the American dream.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Being the highest paid actor, after Terminator 3… so it was a huge success for someone, that they said, you could never, ever become a leading man, because they said your body is too big, you have an accent and a name that no one can pronounce. What is this? Like Schwatizee, Schnitzel, something like that. So they said it can’t be done and I was very proud to get to that point.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Every morning you have two options. Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.”

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“Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive. But to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.”

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“Forget plan B. To test yourself and grow, you have to operate without a safety net.”

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“Hasta la vista, baby!”

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“I don’t know what the problem is, but I’m sure it can be solved without resorting to violence.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger from Twins

“I get laid on purpose. I can’t sleep before a competition and I’m up all night, anyway, so instead of staring at the ceiling I figure I might as well find somebody and fuck.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me any way. I hope it never will.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I love it when people say that something can’t be done. That’s when I really get motivated; I like to prove them wrong.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I love Thanksgiving turkey; it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I never set limits or created mental barriers. You may have read that I imagined my biceps as big as mountain peaks when I did my curling exercises. This visualization process was essential if I was to gain the kind of mass and size I needed to win the Mr. Olympia contest against monsters like Sergio Oliva and Lou Ferrigno.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, "Thyroid problem?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.”

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“I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not telling anyone.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I was born to be a leader. I love the fact that millions of people look up to me.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I was not allowed to do comedy because I made so much money for the studio in action movies, that they said: "Why would we spend money on a comedy? When we give him an action movie, we can make more money."
So I literally said that I would work for free, you don’t have to pay me anything.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I will go back to what I have always done, which is promote health and fitness and bodybuilding. And I also did movies and ran my businesses in real estate and other investments, I will go back to that. Almost like Cincinnatus when he was in charge, when he ruled Rome, after he was finished with his challenges he went back to farming. I think there is something attractive about that, going back to your original work and so I think that’s what I am going to
do, continue doing that.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If it can bleed, we can kill it.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger from Predator

“If you don’t believe in yourself, then how will anyone else believe in you?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Marijuana... That's not a drug, that's a plant.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Money doesn’t make you happy. I have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”

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“My instinct is to win, eliminate anyone who is in the competition, destroy my enemy and move on without any kind of hesitation at all.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“My team always works alone, you know that.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was a fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that was why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he wanted to conquer the world.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.”

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“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“There are no shortcuts - everything is reps, reps, reps.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There’s really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry – you have to want to succeed.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?”

Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You'll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger