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Quotes by Matthew McConaughey

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Wikipedia Summary for Matthew McConaughey

Matthew David McConaughey (born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), which was considered by many to be his breakout role. After a number of supporting roles in films including Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), his breakthrough performance as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill (1996). He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact (1997), the historical drama Amistad (1997), the comedy-drama The Newton Boys (1998), the satire EDtv (1999), the war film U-571 (2000), and the psychological thriller Frailty (2001).

In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), establishing him as a sex symbol. After a two-year hiatus from film acting, McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles beginning with the legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). He was acclaimed for his supporting performances in Bernie (2011), Magic Mike (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and for his leading roles in Killer Joe (2011) and Mud (2012).

McConaughey's portrayal of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club (2013) earned him widespread praise and numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he starred as Rust Cohle in the first season of HBO's crime anthology series True Detective, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His film roles since have included Interstellar (2014), The Sea of Trees (2015), Free State of Jones (2016), Gold (2016), The Dark Tower (2017), and The Gentlemen (2019), earning varying degrees of commercial and critical success, as well as voice work in Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and Sing (2016).

Quote: A foolish man... built his house upon the sand. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of landscape photography of trees
Photo Credit: Nathan Anderson

A foolish man... built his house upon the sand.


Quote: I think it's because we're looking for the meaning. Where is the meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we've lost our sense of direction? by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote: I think it's because we're looking for the meaning. Where is the meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we've lost our sense of direction?- black text on quotes background

I think it's because we're looking for the meaning. Where is the meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we've lost our sense of direction?


Quote: I don't know how to work a room. It's a real skill. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I don't know how to work a room. It's a real skill.


Quote: I've got incredible support from my wife and family and people around me. I've got great people around me who handle anything on the outside, business-wise, who help free me up to create in my job. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I've got incredible support from my wife and family and people around me. I've got great people around me who handle anything on the outside, business-wise, who help free me up to create in my job.


Quote: So to any of us, whatever those things are: whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we're chasin'. To that I say: Amen. To that I say: Alright, alright, alright. To that I say: Just keep livin'. Thank you. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

So to any of us, whatever those things are: whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we're chasin'. To that I say: Amen. To that I say: Alright, alright, alright. To that I say: Just keep livin'. Thank you.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: Cynicism can be funny. But it's the easy way. You'll forget to enjoy anything. I try to make the evolving choice, the forward-moving, life-giving choice. Just keep living, man. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Cynicism can be funny. But it's the easy way. You'll forget to enjoy anything. I try to make the evolving choice, the forward-moving, life-giving choice. Just keep living, man.


Quote: By their fruits ye shall know them. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

By their fruits ye shall know them.


Quote: A genius could be anybody that he wants, but ingenious is always one person at that time. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

A genius could be anybody that he wants, but ingenious is always one person at that time.


Quote: No matter who is in our bed each night we sleep with ourselves. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

No matter who is in our bed each night we sleep with ourselves.




Quote: When I'm surfing, I'm sure not thinking about the paparazzi. I guess if they start getting on floaties and coming out there in the water, then I might be a little upset. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

When I'm surfing, I'm sure not thinking about the paparazzi. I guess if they start getting on floaties and coming out there in the water, then I might be a little upset.


Quote: Offers dried up after a few years and it was like I had fallen off the radar. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Offers dried up after a few years and it was like I had fallen off the radar.


Quote: Be brave. Take the hill. But first answer the question, What is my hill? by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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


Quote: Life is our resume. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back? by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Life is our resume. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back?


Quote: I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It's done more good things for me than it has not. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It's done more good things for me than it has not.


Quote: The Dazed fans are the best! Dazed fans never even want an autograph or nothin'. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

The Dazed fans are the best! Dazed fans never even want an autograph or nothin'.


Quote: I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that.


Quote: A coach, especially at a college level -- much more at a college or high school level, than at a pro level -- you're more of a teacher than an actual coach. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

A coach, especially at a college level -- much more at a college or high school level, than at a pro level -- you're more of a teacher than an actual coach.


Quote: The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.


Quote: Me? I haven't made all A's in the art of living. But I give a damn. And I'll take an experienced C over an ignorant A any day. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Me? I haven't made all A's in the art of living. But I give a damn. And I'll take an experienced C over an ignorant A any day.


Quote: As an actor for hire, my job is to do some pre-production work for myself. Then my job is to show up and give the best performance I can. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

As an actor for hire, my job is to do some pre-production work for myself. Then my job is to show up and give the best performance I can.


Quote: They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they're crying they need to do one of the three and they're having trouble doing it. Real simple. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they're crying they need to do one of the three and they're having trouble doing it. Real simple.


Quote: Romantic comedies are built to be light. They're built for a certain buoyancy. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Romantic comedies are built to be light. They're built for a certain buoyancy.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: I don't mind assholes. It's the dork I don't trust. The dork is the one who's trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole cause you know where he's gonna stand. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I don't mind assholes. It's the dork I don't trust. The dork is the one who's trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole cause you know where he's gonna stand.


Quote: I keep a diary -- one for each film and foreign land I travel to. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I keep a diary -- one for each film and foreign land I travel to.


Quote: I love it. It's silly to say that it is a world of false and stupid people. Sure there are witches and swindlers, but you can meet there many creative, talented and generous persons too. Hollywood is a pleasant place, when you are hip to the game and you enjoy it for what it is really. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote: I love it. It's silly to say that it is a world of false and stupid people. Sure there are witches and swindlers, but you can meet there many creative, talented and generous persons too. Hollywood is a pleasant place, when you are hip to the game and you enjoy it for what it is really.- black text on quotes background

I love it. It's silly to say that it is a world of false and stupid people. Sure there are witches and swindlers, but you can meet there many creative, talented and generous persons too. Hollywood is a pleasant place, when you are hip to the game and you enjoy it for what it is really.


Quote: I got interested in the justice system. If I was, I'd probably be a defense lawyer. I was headed that way, but luckily changed my track to film school. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I got interested in the justice system. If I was, I'd probably be a defense lawyer. I was headed that way, but luckily changed my track to film school.


Quote: My experience in work, even going to work with Scorsese, is that people always think there's some magic trick. There's no magic trick. The people who are really good at what they do do simple things really, really well. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

My experience in work, even going to work with Scorsese, is that people always think there's some magic trick. There's no magic trick. The people who are really good at what they do do simple things really, really well.


Quote: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.


Quote: I like to customize things. I customized the back of old Lincoln to be my mobile office. I had one of those little laptop desks like in a police car, and I had a cooler in there, so that was my mobile office. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I like to customize things. I customized the back of old Lincoln to be my mobile office. I had one of those little laptop desks like in a police car, and I had a cooler in there, so that was my mobile office.


Quote: Try not to make a straight line crooked. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Try not to make a straight line crooked.


Quote: It's one of the things I love about making films: the places I've got to travel that I would never have gone to before. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

It's one of the things I love about making films: the places I've got to travel that I would never have gone to before.


Quote: Ye cannot serve God and mammon. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


Quote: Don't play an attitude; don't play a guy who's negative. Play a guy who's not trying to sell anybody on anything, he's just saying how it is and if you want to come by what he's thinking, you're welcome. If you do not, then do not. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Don't play an attitude; don't play a guy who's negative. Play a guy who's not trying to sell anybody on anything, he's just saying how it is and if you want to come by what he's thinking, you're welcome. If you do not, then do not.


Quote: Having children has helped me become a better actor because they remind you to play make believe. It's the ease and naturalness of their beings. They just play and it's completely real for them at the time. As an actor, if we do it well, we make you believe. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Having children has helped me become a better actor because they remind you to play make believe. It's the ease and naturalness of their beings. They just play and it's completely real for them at the time. As an actor, if we do it well, we make you believe.


Quote: My father -- who I know is up there right now, with a big pot of gumbo, he's got a lemon meringue pie, he's probably in his underwear, and he's got a cold can of Miller Lite -- and he's dancing. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

My father -- who I know is up there right now, with a big pot of gumbo, he's got a lemon meringue pie, he's probably in his underwear, and he's got a cold can of Miller Lite -- and he's dancing.




Quote: Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?.


Quote: It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.


Quote: My favorite dish is cleaning out the fridge on Sunday night and improvising a great medley. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

My favorite dish is cleaning out the fridge on Sunday night and improvising a great medley.


Quote: I'm a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I'm not worried about how I'm perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I'm a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I'm not worried about how I'm perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you.


Quote: That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.


Quote: Traveling is a great love of mine. I love South America and Africa. I'm your ultimate backpacker when I'm away. It's just me and my backpack. It's good for getting away from the industry. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Traveling is a great love of mine. I love South America and Africa. I'm your ultimate backpacker when I'm away. It's just me and my backpack. It's good for getting away from the industry.


Quote: Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.


Quote: God's lucky.
The goddess of luck is fortune.
Fortune is the sister of fate.
Fate is the divine order. 
And the divine order is God. 
So as far as I can tell if you believe in luck you believe in God. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

God's lucky.
The goddess of luck is fortune.
Fortune is the sister of fate.
Fate is the divine order.
And the divine order is God.
So as far as I can tell if you believe in luck you believe in God.


Quote: Yes, it is the Big Easy, home of the shortest hangover on the planet, where libation can greet you on Monday morning with the same smile as it did on Saturday night. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Yes, it is the Big Easy, home of the shortest hangover on the planet, where libation can greet you on Monday morning with the same smile as it did on Saturday night.


Quote: There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


Quote: Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.


Quote: To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity.


Quote: She's a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

She's a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along.


Quote: No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed! by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed!


Quote: I don't dabble and spend much mind or time dealing with, I don't know, people's perceptions of me. I truly don't. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I don't dabble and spend much mind or time dealing with, I don't know, people's perceptions of me. I truly don't.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: I've read a lot of really great characters in some really crappy stories, where I said, like, 'Boy I could shine here, but the story sucks.' I don't want to be part of that. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I've read a lot of really great characters in some really crappy stories, where I said, like, 'Boy I could shine here, but the story sucks.' I don't want to be part of that.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: My whole family are hams. They're storytellers and everyone outdoes the next one. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

My whole family are hams. They're storytellers and everyone outdoes the next one.


Quote: I'm not arrogant enough to look back on my career and criticize my choices. It's really not my place. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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


Quote: I've got a great sense of humor, and if I'm able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that's hugely flattering. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I've got a great sense of humor, and if I'm able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that's hugely flattering.


Quote: I say to the paparazzi, 'Fellas, take your shot and go.' It's just they usually find me on a beach. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I say to the paparazzi, 'Fellas, take your shot and go.' It's just they usually find me on a beach.


Quote: I was raised on, 'You go get a nine-to-five job, earn your pay and work your way up.' by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I was raised on, 'You go get a nine-to-five job, earn your pay and work your way up.'


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life.


Quote: Cameras aren't guns. They can't really hurt you. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: If you want your hair to be thicker, cut it when the moon is about to be full -- a heavy, full, waxing moon. Do not cut it when the moon's waning. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

If you want your hair to be thicker, cut it when the moon is about to be full -- a heavy, full, waxing moon. Do not cut it when the moon's waning.




Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: I'm a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I'm a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of Matthew McConaughey quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was -- my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was -- my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.


Quote: I've never been a manipulator, even in my bachelor days. I never wanted to do things to people that could catch up with me later on. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I've never been a manipulator, even in my bachelor days. I never wanted to do things to people that could catch up with me later on.


Quote: We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there's enough room for all of us to succeed. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there's enough room for all of us to succeed.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.


Quote: It's not a science when you are judging art, but we'd be remiss to say you can't look at something and say, 'This is more well done than that.' by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

It's not a science when you are judging art, but we'd be remiss to say you can't look at something and say, 'This is more well done than that.'


Quote: There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.


Quote: What the heck is true love? I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and 'going' with this girl, 'Is this true love?' by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

What the heck is true love? I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and 'going' with this girl, 'Is this true love?'


Quote: I have my own vocabulary. I love linguistics. That surprises people. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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


Quote: I think most defense attorneys know, to some extent, their clients are guilty. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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


Quote: The challenge for me as an actor is if you become a celebrity, you don't meet strangers anymore. And strangers are where we have our anonymity. And I believe it's essential for the soul to be anonymous, especially if you're going to be an actor. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

The challenge for me as an actor is if you become a celebrity, you don't meet strangers anymore. And strangers are where we have our anonymity. And I believe it's essential for the soul to be anonymous, especially if you're going to be an actor.




Quote: I like having my hands in the clay. I like the movie-making process. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I like having my hands in the clay. I like the movie-making process.


Quote: We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.


Quote: 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. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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.


Quote: When you have good friends you've been around, every time they talk, you don't give them your full attention. You don't look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you're listening, half the time, you are ignoring them. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

When you have good friends you've been around, every time they talk, you don't give them your full attention. You don't look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you're listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.


Quote: My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.


Quote: You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.


Quote: There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

There aren't many things that are universally cool, and it's cool not to litter. I'd never do it.




Quote: A creep is someone who claims he's one thing but he's actually another. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

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




Quote: I've been in a couple of weddings where the coolest people that were the most day before so mellow and then the day of the wedding freaking out. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

I've been in a couple of weddings where the coolest people that were the most day before so mellow and then the day of the wedding freaking out.


Quote: If you can be mentally stimulated by the workout and find out how to get through it, it's more fun. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

If you can be mentally stimulated by the workout and find out how to get through it, it's more fun.


Quote: Life is a series of commas, not periods. by author Matthew McConaughey overlaid on photo of photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

Life is a series of commas, not periods.


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