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Best 81 Quotes by Matthew McConaughey – Page 1 of 3

“A creep is someone who claims he's one thing but he's actually another.”

“A drunk doesn't try to stand up; a drunk tries not to fall down.”

“Any artist, the work you do, if it's a painting or if it's a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else's life. That's what's fun about sharing art.”

“Be brave. Take the hill. But first answer the question, 'What is my hill?'”

“Cameras aren't guns. They can't really hurt you.”

“Define success for yourself.”

“Even as a kid, I wore J.C. Penney plain-pocket jeans because they were plain pockets. I didn't want anybody's name on my backside. I personally don't like to wear clothing that is named for somebody or has someone's likeness all over it.”

“Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over and they stick to it.”

“Give thanks. Appreciate what you do have. The more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.”

“Good ideas are free – or at least they should be.”

“I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen.”

“I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.”

“I don't dislike any of my exes. If I took time to form a relationship, it's gonna hurt when we move on, but are you puttin' White-Out over all that beautiful time together? That was real time in your life. It's connected to where you are today.”

“I don't want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

“I have my own vocabulary. I love linguistics. That surprises people.”

“I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I'm for anything life-affirmative. I'm for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who's different.”

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“In our culture, we get very much into shorthanding people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah. It's hard to shake those sort of narratives.”


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“I know when I grew up, it was, if it was daylight outside, get outside. Well, now, with the technological age of computers and everything, everyone's inside virtually going everywhere they want to go, virtually having relationships, virtually traveling across the neighborhood, virtually going to that island.”

“I like a good pair of jeans, but I also like putting on a nice tux. I'd rather go around in a good pair of jeans that you don't wash every day, because they get more and more comfortable.”

“I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that's where I'm really happy.”

“I like to be able to wear something that is appropriate for wherever the day takes me: to work, on a hike and then out to dinner. I like to take the formality out of the day's schedule and be ready for any off-road detour.”

“I love good film, whether it's an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren't necessarily eccentric ones but they're the more specific ones.”

“I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I'm trying to pull out of the ground that doesn't want to come out? I know I'll win.”

“I love Los Angeles, and it's been very good to me, but if everyone is running around telling the stories, who's living them? You don't play characters that are celebrities – you play guys who know what to do when their septic tank's blocked.”

“I personally don't like to go see romantic comedies. But people do want to see them, and they seem to want to see me in them.”

“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

“I think most defense attorneys know, to some extent, their clients are guilty.”

“I think the discipline comes with turning that cellphone and Blackberry off and unplugging completely. You do that and you go through some withdrawals in the beginning. You start thinking, 'Oh, do I need to do this? Do I need to do that?' You forget that we were doing just fine with the payphone.”

“I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you're expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you're not asking for it.”

“I'm a golfer, and what are the two sports you can do till you drop? Golf and surfing. They're great for you limber-wise, they're great for you health-wise, and they put you in sweet locations.”

“I'm not arrogant enough to look back on my career and criticize my choices. It's really not my place.”

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“Cheers to the ones who doubted me.”


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