Matthew McConaughey quotes

  • Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Smart #Men #Hamburgers

  • The "Dazed" fans are the best! "Dazed" fans never even want an autograph or nothin'.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Want #Fans #Dazed

  • It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Gratitude #Facts #Reciprocate

  • I work through life with commas. I don't even know, do you have parentheticals?
    -- Matthew McConaughey

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Selfish #Rap #Mean

  • I do believe in God, but I think it's very healthy for a believer to spend time in the pragmatism of agnosticism, and I think God appreciates agnostics trying to make a science of it and going, "I will not believe any further than that." I enjoy that kind of engineering mind. In no way did it ever feel blasphemous to me as a man of faith.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Believe #Men #Thinking

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Real #Sleep #Simple

  • A drunk doesn't try to stand up; a drunk tries not to fall down.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Fall #Drunk #Trying

  • Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It's also the dangerous part and it's an ugly emotion that hurts.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Hurt #Jealous #Passion

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Children #Real #Believe

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

    #Writing #Phones #Shooting

  • I like to be directed, but when I'm flying and I'm on fire, I don't want someone coming and getting in my way just because they feel like they need to.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Fire #Flying #Needs

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

    #Workout #Fun

  • 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 ***** cause you know where he's gonna stand.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Thinking #Mind #Trying

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Gay #Good Friend #Different

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

    #Sunday #Night #Cleaning

  • We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Hilarious #Legs #Kicking

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

    #Land #Diaries #Film

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

    #Girl #School #Men

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Gone #Film

  • There are three things, to my account, that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Looks #Each Day #Three

  • Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Creative #Tools #Different

  • Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there's gonna come a time that you're gonna know: There was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Conflict #Reason #Periods

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

    #Beach #Shots #Paparazzi

  • Life is a series of commas, not periods.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Inspirational #Life #Life Is

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Gratitude #Appreciate #Giving

  • In romantic comedies there's a certain ceiling and a floor that you can't necessarily love as hard, or hate as hard, or have as much pain, because you sink the shop of the romantic comedy. But in a certain drama, like some of the ones I've been doing, the ceiling and the floor was my own. And in many ways, that was a higher ceiling and a lower floor, so that was more of a band-with for those emotions.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Pain #Drama #Hate

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Weed #Art #Marijuana

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #School #Justice #Track

  • I have my own vocabulary. I love linguistics. That surprises people.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Vocabulary #People #Surprise

  • I'm obsessed with trying to understand what somebody is talking about and trying to get them to understand me.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Talking #Trying #Obsessed

  • There's a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Thinking #Knowing #Differences

  • The best education I've had in my life is to travel.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Life Is #Best Education

  • I'm a pretty loyal guy with friends and family, I've had the same friends for a long time.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Long #Guy #Family And Friends

  • The one thing that will be the bane of my existence with my kid will probably be the way he or she is most like me in some ways.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Kids #Way #Existence

  • I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don't pay much attention to the past or the future.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Believe #Past #Attention

  • Some things, you just like what you like and you stick to it. Other things, you like what you like, but the things that come with celebrity or success comes more options. There's was nine, all of the sudden there's ninety-nine things to say "yes" to, which you didn't have the option to say "yes" to yesterday.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Yesterday #Sticks #Nine

  • If I'm doing something I do like to take it to the limit. I've got a high ceiling. A wide threshold for seeing what those boundaries are for myself. I'm very resilient inside. I find things that I like and do and boy, I do like to stick to them. I'm not necessarily a guy who gets addicted to more of certain things, but if I find something I like to do, I like to stick to it.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Boys #Guy #Limits

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Attitude #Thinking #Play

  • For me, one of the toughest things about Valentine's Day is that it gets geared up as the day to profess your love. See, T-E-S-T - that's a bad word that doesn't go with L-O-V-E.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Valentine #Bad Word

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Teacher #School #College

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Dinner #Able #Schedules

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Independent #Thinking #Eccentric

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Running #Character #Play

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Thinking #Discipline #Withdrawal

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Pain #Children #Giving

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Thinking #Water #Upset

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Firsts #Six #Making Money

  • There's a gap between what I want to do, what I do on camera, and what gets edited. Right? So the goal is to try and close the gaps. What's the biggest compliment is if I read a review and it's exactly what I wrote down in my diary before ever filming it. That's really cool. That's the biggest signifier of closing the gaps.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Goal #Trying #Diaries

  • The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: 'If the door's shut, don't come a-knockin.' But if it's open and you're walkin' by, feel free to say, 'Hello.'
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Doors #Parks #Hello

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Believe #Challenges #Soul

  • One of the great pleasures of going to see a Daniel Day-Lewis film: you haven't seen him in five years. Where have you been? So, it's a special event, right? Well, if you want to go see a movie that I'm in, it still may be a special event for you, but, you don't feel like you don't know where I've been.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Years #Special #Events

  • I'm one of the most adaptable guys I know in as much as travelling is my favourite thing to do in life. With every place I go, I try to stay there long enough to do it justice, long enough so that I can at least imagine what it would be like to live there. Once I imagine that, then it's OK for me to return home.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Home #Justice #Long

  • 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.
    -- Matthew McConaughey

    #Wise #Sports #Sweet

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

    #Girl #Feelings #Remember