Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Born in Austria, coming from humble beginnings, Arnold Alois 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 huge auto-biography 'Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story'.

Born July 30, 1947

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Best 143 Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger | Page 1 of 5

“99% of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”

“All I know is that the first step is to create a vision, because when you see the vision – the beautiful vision – that creates the want power.”

“Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.”

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

“Don't be afraid to fail.”

“Dreams are for the dreamers. Goals are for achievers.”

“Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.”

“Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.”

“I always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.”

“I didn’t leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.”

“I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.”

“I don't suffer of anything that I lost.”

“I don’t walk away from things that I think are unfinished.”

“I have a love interest in every one of my films - a gun.”

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“I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me.”

“I would never exchange my life with anybody else’s.”

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“I'm addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.”

“I’m a strong believer in myself and therefore I can achieve everything I can dream of.”

“If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.”

“Ignore the naysayers.”

“It’s not what you get out of life that counts. Break your mirrors! In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other. you’ll get more satisfaction from having improved your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country, and your fellow human beings than you’ll ever get from your muscles, your figure, your automobile, your house, or your credit rating.”

“Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?”

“Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.”

“Life may be full of pain but that’s not an excuse to give up.”

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”

“Not every legend is a myth, some are flesh and blood. Some legends walk among us, but they aren’t born, they’re built. Legends are made from iron & sweat, mind and muscle, blood and vision and victory. Legends are champions, they grow, they win, they conquer.”

“Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.”

“Stop whining!”

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“The better you get, the less you run around showing off as a muscle guy. You know, you wear regular shirts – not always trying to show off what you have. You talk less about it.

It’s like you have a little BMW – you want to race the hell out of this car, because you know it’s just going 110. But if you see guys driving a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, they slide around at 60 on the freeway because they know if they press on that accelerator they are going to go 170. These things are the same in every field.”

“The day is 24 hours; 6 hours we sleep, so you have left 18 hours. So don’t ever give me this thing "I’m working 12 hours so I don’t have time to exercise and to work out." Or "I don’t have time to study another language" and all these kind of things. 18 hours; so utilize the 18 hours, that’s what I’ve always believed in, and I feel like that’s the only way you can get ahead.”

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“The man who can best get along with women, is the man who can get along without them.”


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