Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes page 1
born 30 July 1947, Austrian-American actor, former Governor of
I love Thanksgiving turkey; it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural
The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected.
Money doesn't make you happy. I have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48
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.
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
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.
Hasta la vista, baby!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator 2
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.
What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the
lamentation of the women!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Conan the Barbarian
One of the things they teach you in acting is to be engaged, to go inside and not to just
speak words, but actually mean to get through to the people and actually to communicate.
The same is in politics. You can't just go out and blabber words out to the wall, as if no one
is standing there. You've got to penetrate and get people into your world, so to speak, and
there is an art to do that.
Well, I am very happy with myself and I am pretty much the happiest guy around. I have
made mistakes in life that I regret, but I would say that when it comes to career and those
kind of things, I would not change anything.
Your clothes, give them to me! Now!
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terminator
I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist because
I'm going to ram it into your stomach and break your god-damn spine.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Running Man
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.
I have inhaled, exhaled everything.
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.
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, Schnizel, something like that. So they said it can't be done and I was very proud
to get to that point.
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.
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.
Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.
My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and
Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.
Priest that drinks. Can't be all bad.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, End of Days
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.
Don't watch television and sit and complain and say, "Look at this guy, and this and that,
look how businesses are, look how corrupt this is." Go in there, jump into politics, campaign
and become one of them. And then create changes within, and that is tremendous power and
that's the power each and every one of you has. You don't have to necessarily run for
politics, you can be a leader and have tremendous power otherwise.
My team always works alone, you know that.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Predator
I was born to be a leader. I love the fact that millions of people look up to me.
I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not telling anyone.
But I think the big step for me was Conan the Barbarian, because it was the first time the
studio invested 20 million dollars, which in today's terms would be 150 million dollars or
something like that, because it was back in 1979-1980.