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You cannot get tired if you're interested in what you do. That's the key thing.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

It doesn't matter what party you come from. The key thing is that you work on behalf of the people rather than on behalf of the party.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm not looking for sympathy at all.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Confidence comes from victory, but strength comes from the struggle.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I know now why you cry, but it's something I can never do.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I can zero in on a vision of where I want to be in the future. I can see it so clearly in front of me, when I daydream, it's almost a reality. Then I get this easy feeling, and I don't have to be uptight to get there because I already feel like I'm there, that it's just a matter of time.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you're in touch with your body, you certainly have an enormous sexual advantage. The mind-body connection is the same in sex as it is in training.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

That is not a drug. It's a leaf.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Stay hungry, stay healthy, be a gentleman, believe strongly in yourself and go beyond limitations.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

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 conquer.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The more knowledge you have, the more you're free to rely on your instincts.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I never go on a movie set as the star. I always go as the guy who just does his job, like the electrician does his job and the hairdresser does her job. Let's all work together and make this happen, rather than have the star treatment. I don't do that.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger


So let me tell you, as you prepare to go off into the world, remember six rules: Trust yourself, Break some rules, Don't be afraid to fail, Ignore the naysayers, Work like hell, and Give something back.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I found a new me. When I first came over to America, it was like, 'How can I be rich? How can I build my movie career? How can I become the most muscular man?' It was all about me, and then there was this turn, and I found it was really great to do this.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think that one-liners are very important and sometimes you don't even know when you're making the movie that it's going to be a great line. I remember when we did 'The Terminator' and I came to the line I'll be back I had no idea that it was going to be an important line.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

We have to show leadership in protecting our environment so that we have a future for our children and grandchildren.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Through discipline, and determination one can change anything and everything about him -- his habits, his outlook on life.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I do squats until I fall over and pass out. So what? It's not going to kill me. I wake up five minutes later and I'm OK.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think it is important that we go and bring both of the parties together. The more we go to the left, the more we go to the right, I believe of what President Eisenhower said, Politics is like the road. The left and the right represents the gutter, and the middle is drivable.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

My CPU is a neural net processor; a learning computer.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Having a pump is like having sex. I train two, sometimes three times a day. Each time I get a pump. It's great. I feel like I'm coming all day.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger


We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late. We can save our planet and also boost our economy at the same time.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

With strength and determination you can do anything you want in life, as long as you believe in yourself, because if you don't, no one else will.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger


People should make up their own mind about what they think of me.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger


I didn't mind basic training. It taught me that something that seems impossible at the start can be achieved.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I can look at a chick who's a little out of shape and if she turns me on, I won't hesitate to date her. If she's a good f**k she can weigh 150 pounds, I don't care.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Trust yourself,..dig deep down and ask yourself who you want to be? Not what, but who?

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I've seen firsthand coming here with empty pockets but full of dreams, full of desire, full of will to succeed, but with the opportunities that I had, I could make it. This is why we have to get back and bring California back to where it once was.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

If I would have listened to the naysayers, I would still be in the Austrian Alps yodeling.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The message I am trying to get across is exactly this: Protecting the environment does not require us to be against large SUVs or trucks. Instead we should develop technology to cut down greenhouse gas emissions because that is where the action is -- it's not about what the size of the car is.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don't be afraid to fail. Anything that I've ever attempted I was always willing to fail. You can't always win, but don't be afraid of making decisions.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don't be afraid of making decisions.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

As a kid I always idolized the winning athletes. It is one thing to idolize heroes. It is quite another to visualize yourself in their place. When I saw great people, I said to myself: I can be there.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I did smoke a joint and I did inhale. The bottom line is that's what it was in the '70s, that's what I did.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Injuries happen when your mind is beyond your body, largely when you think you're King Kong and lift weights heavier than the body can handle.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The pain that you hold is yours. There is not a single pain quite like it. Nobody else on God's green earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribable feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it. This pain is not your curse; this pain is your privilege.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

People need to be insured so when you have an accident out there, or when something catastrophic happens to you, that you're covered and there's not someone else has to pay for you. That is as simple as that.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

People who say it is impossible, should not interrupt those who are trying to make it possible.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is impossible to be a maverick or a true original if you're too well behaved and don't want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. That's what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone and avoid trouble?

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up five minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

He led the state through a budget crisis, natural disasters, and political turmoil, working across party lines for a better environment, election reforms, and bipartisan solutions.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ninety percent of the people don't realize that there is anything below the head. They think that the head is carried around by something very mysterious, and they're not aware that it's the body, something they should be in tune with.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, if you're young or old, what the racial thing is, nothing matters to me.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mistakes are made in every other human endeavor. Why should nuclear weapons be exempt?

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I am absolutely ecstatic about it, ... To say you are one of the 50 favorite villains and one of the 50 favorite heroes in the history of American motion pictures, that is unbelievable, and I felt very honored.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

When you talk about the stimulus package, you can ask 1,000 different people and they -- you will have 1,000 different opinions of what is the ideal stimulus package.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

We want to make sure children aren't left without any books. We want to make sure our children have the books, that they have a place in the castle. We want to make sure that their mothers have affordable day care. We want to make sure we give the older people the care that they need.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I've starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something, climate change is not science fiction, this is a battle in the real world, it is impacting us right now.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

If it can bleed, we can kill it.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Together, we must renew our continued commitment to serve and pledge to bring a positive change to our communities.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think that if it is -- has to do with global warming, or if it has to do with raising the minimum wage, or if it has to do with lowering prescription drugs for vulnerable citizens -- all of those things are people issues, not Democratic issues or Republican issues.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I take the academic education as seriously as the physical education. That's why I tell parents that the schools can't do it all themselves. The parents can't come home from work and turn on the TV. That's not being a good parent.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I had a clear vision of myself winning the Mr. Universe contest. It was a very spiritual thing, in a way, because I had such faith in the route, the path, that there was never a question in my mind that I would make it.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The facts are there that we have created, man has, a self-inflicted wound that man has created through global warming.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

From the bodybuilding days on, I learned

that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

We had the Berlin Wall; we had walls everywhere. But we always looked at the wall as kind of like the outside of the wall is the enemy. Are we looking at Mexico as the enemy? No, it's not. These are our trading partners.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

It all comes from the mind. I've seen the most incredible success stories because a person had a dream and it was so powerful no one could touch it. He'd feel it, believe it, think about it all day and night. That would inspire him to do things necessary to get the results he wanted.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

What drove me to become the world's greatest bodybuilder is no different from what drives other athletes to become great tennis players or boxers or jockeys.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

You're always as good as your last movie and that's the same with politics. If you are successful with a certain policy, then you're hot; if you're successful with the economy, or bringing down the unemployment rate, then you're hot. But if you're not successful, then things go south very quickly.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Bodybuilders party a lot, and once, in Gold's -- the gym in Venice, California, where all the top guys train -- there was a black girl who came out naked. Everybody jumped on her and took her upstairs, where we all got together.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is unconstitutional to deny people, gay or lesbian couples, the right to marriage. Everyone has equal rights so this is the right way to go. I think it's a great celebration for America.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

You can't tell a kid that it's time to exercise; that's a turn-off...you have to say 'Let's go to the park and have some fun.' Then you get them to do some running, play on the swings, practice on the balance beam, basically get a full workout disguised as play.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you have the attitude of a young person and you work like a young person and you keep your body in shape, and if you believe that you can do it, then you can actually make other people also believe that you can do it.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I make my protein drink with whiskey. People think I'm crazy, but that's the way I am. I get stoned, I do my own thing.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The greatest feeling you can get in a gym, or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is... The Pump.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

There is nothing like chess to keep the brain smart, and give it a workout.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'll be back always sounded a little girly to me.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I will not fail, I will not disappoint you, I will not let you down.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think we can save a lot of money if we do smart growth, where we build the homes and all of this closer into towns.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

You have to fight, you have to have courage for what you really want.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

Even with my divorce and with everything, I don't need money.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

The difference between those who adapted and those who didn't, Gorton said, was a willingness to totally commit.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

My instinct was to win, eliminate anyone who is in competition, destroy my enemy and move on without any kind of hesitation at all.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger

My definition of a sport is that it's a physical activity that involves competition. Since bodybuilders certainly train and then compete, we are certainly a sport.

--Arnold Schwarzenegger


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