Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes


Best 143 Quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger – Page 1 of 5

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

“Don't be afraid to fail.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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“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 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 f*ck.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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