Clint Eastwood Quotes

Who is Clint Eastwood?

Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, and composer.

As an actor he is best known for his westerns by Sergio Leone and for Dirty Harry.

Eastwood is also an Oscar winning director known for 'Mystic River', 'Gran Torino' and 'Million Dollar Baby'.

Born May 31, 1930

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Best 60 Quotes by Clint Eastwood | Page 1 of 2

“A lot of dumb pictures have made a lot of money, but that doesn't mean they're going to be anything cinema students will revel over in the future.”

“A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness.”

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.”

“A man’s got to know his limitations.”

“A talented executive would be somebody who knows how to surround themselves with a lot of people that will make him look good. You could say that about a politician or you could say that about a head of a major corporation or what have you. The people you surround yourself with are very important.”

“A war is a horrible thing, but it's also a unifier of countries.”

“Abuse of power isn't limited to 'bad guys' in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant. Those in power get jaded, deluded, and seduced by power itself. I have a reverence for individuality. I've always considered myself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing. I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. People should be able to be what they want to be and do what they want – as long as they're not harming other people. I am a libertarian.”

“Acting gets into your blood, after so many years, and I just always like revisiting it. It's fun to meet new people and watch them coming along, at different stages of their careers.”

“Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.”

“Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen. Listening is a great art form.”

“Comedy isn't necessarily all dialogue. Think of Buster Keaton: the poker face and all this chaos going on all around him. Sometimes it's a question of timing, of the proper rhythm.”

“Every movie I make teaches me something. That's why I keep making them.”

“Everybody is idealistic when you're a kid.”

“Everybody's got a right to be a sucker... once.”

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“Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.”

“Fate pulls you in different directions.”

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“I look like the kind of guy who has a bottle of beer in my hand.”


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“God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed. And he worked out things. And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I'm sure he didn't call everybody jerks.”

“I always felt blessed that I was able to make a living in a profession that not a lot of people can make a living at, and I was able to do something I liked, rather than be in a job that I hated.”

“I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.”

“I always thought of myself as a character actor. I never thought of myself as a leading man.”

“I am not a regret type person. I don't believe in regrets. Lots of things you would do differently if you'd do it again, but you don't do it again, so you don't think about it. But that goes for life in general. You're only dealing with the knowledge you have at that time.”

“I do believe in self-help.”

“I don't see myself as conservative, but I'm not ultra-leftist. You build a philosophy of your own. I like the libertarian view, which is to leave everyone alone. Even as a kid, I was annoyed by people who wanted to tell everyone how to live.”

“I still work out on a daily basis.”

“I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.”

“I think everybody has something that they've been obsessed about in their lifetime.”

“I think kids are natural actors. You watch most kids; if they don't have a toy, they'll pick up a stick and make a toy out of it. Kids will daydream all the time.”

“I think our politicians could learn a lot from Mandela.”

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“I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go... It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said: Wait a second? Didn't we just get through with that?”

“I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I'm not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.”

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“The first thing that always pops into my head regarding our president, is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him... They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white - very white; American, Kansas, middle of America. There is no argument about who he is, or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president. He's America's first mixed-race president.”

On President Barack Obama


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