Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes

  • The most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Feelings #Pumps #Gym

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

    #Tired #Keys

  • Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Funny #Motivational Sports #Money

  • I think that the important thing to know is, which is great about this country [the USA], when it comes to domestic issues, we all battle it out and fight it between the parties and all those kind of things to get things done, but when it comes to foreign issues, overseas kind of things, then we all speak with one voice.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Country #Party #Fighting

  • The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Motivational Sports #Hate

  • I think that if you grow up trying to be the best then you have to be competitive because the more you compete, the more someone is there that is a challenge and the more your performance improves.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Growing Up #Thinking #Challenges

  • The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational #Fitness #Stay Strong

  • I believe in "love it, or change it" rather than "love it, or leave it."
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #I Believe #Believe In Love

  • For me, life is about continuously being hungry. It's meaning is not simply to just exist or to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. We all have great power. That 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

    #Attitude #Struggle #Moving

  • 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

    #Party #Keys #People

  • All exercises that you do with your own bodyweight are great.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Exercise

  • I never wanted to be a career politician. I always am interested just to take on challenges that everyone says are impossible to do and to take it on.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Careers #Challenges #Impossible

  • 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

    #Hero #Villain #Motion Pictures

  • I can multitask very well. But I know exactly when to block off anything coming in from the outside and just stay focused on the film.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Block #Film #Stay Focused

  • Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational Sports #Workout #Stress

  • One thing Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't is self-effacing. Everything has to be the biggest. His money, his muscles, his movies and his machines.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Self #Machines #Schwarzenegger

  • As governor I have seen the tremendous changes over the last few years; the amount of land that we have lost, the trees that we have lost, the homes that we have lost, lives that have been lost, and it is due to a large extent to global warming.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Home #Years #Land

  • You can never find a candidate that will agree with everything you believe. Then you would just have a clone and that doesn't exist.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #Agree

  • Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Pain #Work Out #Growing

  • I won't raise taxes, because I do not want to punish the people for the politicians' mistakes.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mistake #People #Want

  • I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Success #Motivational Sports #Exercise

  • You've got to believe in yourself, you've got to have a very clear vision, and you've got have the fire in the belly and go out and not be shy with working because it takes a lot of work.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #Fire #Vision

  • I think Americans are very patriotic.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Patriotic #Thinking

  • I think that people are interested seeing me on the screen.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Thinking #People

  • I believe in the philosophy of staying hungry. If you have a dream and it becomes a reality, don't stay satisfied too long. Make up a new dream and hunt after that one and turn it into a reality.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Softball #Sports #Dream

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

    #Men #Self #Facts

  • I think the first and most important thing is that you've got to have a goal and a vision.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Thinking #Goal #Vision

  • If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #Achieve

  • To go in the direction that I went takes a lot of work. And I don't think you can do the work - the five or six hours of working out a day - if you don't have a clear goal or know why you're doing it. If you just hang out at the gym and train for five or six hours a day without a goal is almost impossible.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Thinking #Work Out #Goal

  • If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Success #Motivational Sports #Believe

  • My whole life everyone always said 'it can't be done', 'you'll never do it', 'you will fail', 'no one has ever gone from Austria and become a Mr Universe, blah, blah, blah', or when I ran for governor people were sceptical. It was 'you're going to lose' and 'people don't take people from show-business seriously in politics'. So, I've heard all the 'it's impossible' thing but I didn't pay any attention because I believed that I could do it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #People #Attention #Gone

  • Climate change: I say the debate is over. We know the science, we see the threat and we know that the time for action is now
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Climate #Action #Debate

  • In acting class, you talked always about keeping it real and don't act... connect with the people and connect with the partner that you're acting with. The same is also true in politics.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Real #Class #People

  • 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

    #Sports #Attitude #Winning

  • I think that every job that you can save is important. Every job that you can create is very important and it should not be the number one reason why we invest in infrastructure to create jobs.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Jobs #Thinking #Numbers

  • I love Thanksgiving turkey... It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Thanksgiving #Turkeys #Los Angeles

  • 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

    #People #Different #Opinion

  • The mind always fails first, not the body. The secret is to make your mind work for you, not against you.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Secret #Mind #Body

  • 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

    #Smart #Home #Thinking

  • Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety and no doubt - just absolute confidence in yourself.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Bad Ass #Anxiety #Doubt

  • The word infrastructure means nothing to the majority of people of America. We have to come up with a sexier word than infrastructure. So the key thing is that you have to go out and promote and market this the right way like with everything in policy.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mean #Keys #America

  • The only way to be a champion is by going through these forced reps and the torture and pain. That's way I call it the torture routine. Because it's like forced torture. Torturing my body. What helps me is to think of this pain as pleasure. Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure. And so when I am experiencing pain I'm in heaven. It's great. People suggest this is masochistic. But they're wrong. I like pain for a particular reason. I don't like needle's stuck in my arm. But I do like the pain that is necessary to be a champion.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Pain #Thinking

  • You act like a normal human being and you treat them [actors around] like a buddy because you're all working together. It's no different than being Governor. You put a team together and say, "Guys, we all want to shine here. We all want to show that this administration is going to do things that other administrations have thought was impossible. Let's kick some ***** together.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Team #Shining #Guy

  • Most bodybuilders only have a hazy notion of what they want to look like. They do not say, 'I am going to be a winner.' The negative impulses around the gym can be incredible. I would hear bodybuilders complaining, 'Oh,no! Not another set!' That destroyed them. I have always believed that if you're training for nothing, you're wasting your effort!
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Effort #Training

  • One thing was very clear and I made it always very clear at the beginning when I got into the governorship, and that was that I wasn't trying to become a career politician. This was not like I was going to be governor for seven years and then I was going to run for the Senate and then for Congress. That was never my interest.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Running #Years #Careers

  • That is not a drug. It's a leaf.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Marijuana #Drug #Leafs

  • I think actions speak louder than words. You can do all the hyping you want. It doesn't mean anything.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mean #Thinking #Want

  • 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

    #Sports #Competition #Definitions

  • I'm telling you, if you want to have good advice, never pay any attention to the camera guys because they will tell you over and over something is wrong and let's reshoot it, let's do this and let's do that. Hey, just do it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Advice #Guy #Cameras

  • Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Graduation #Hands #Pockets

  • 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

    #Giving #World #Naysayers

  • I think one thing that is extremely important is to connect with people in order to be successful and bring the people in so that they become your partners.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Successful #Thinking #Order

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

    #Sports #Believe #Healthy

  • 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

    #Thinking #Ideas #Important

  • 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

    #Sports #Running #Workout

  • I remember one guy, Reg Park, a British bodybuilder, who entered Mr Universe when he was very young. But he won it and continued to win it a second and third time. So, he was my idol. I read everything about Reg Park and followed his footsteps and trained like him. I said if he could make it, I could make it. It was a blueprint, basically, for how to get there, to win the championships.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Winning #Idols #Guy

  • 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

    #Giving #Victory #Looks

  • I think most of my lessons come from sports. That's why I always emphasise to young kids to get involved in sports because it's where you learn about discipline. It's where you learn to keep going, where if you think you can't make it, you can.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sports #Kids #Thinking

  • I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Leadership #California #People

  • I've heard all my life that 'this is impossible, you can't make' it and 'you're going to fail' but I didn't listen to them and I made it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Impossible #Failing #Made

  • When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Strength #Compassion

  • No matter what you do, you first have to have a vision... to see your goal, to believe in it, have faith in it and chase it. And then it's fun to chase it. If you don't have a goal or a vision, then you have nothing.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Fun #Believe #Goal

  • 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

    #Zero #Reality #Feelings

  • I'm obsessed with packing in as much work as possible during each day, simply because there is only so much time you have in a lifetime. There is nothing better than to go home at night and know that you've done everything that you could do to accomplish your work
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Home #Night #Done

  • I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Country #Bodybuilding #Careers

  • 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

    #Home #School #Parent

  • Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspiring #Positive Thinking #Helping

  • 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

    #Successful #Hot #Unemployment

  • As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Hands #Years

  • People say, My God, you're so disciplined. But it has nothing to do with discipline; I loved it. Because I knew that every time I went to the gym I was one step closer to winning the competition.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Winning #Discipline #People

  • The mind is incredible. Once you've gained mastery over it, channeling its powers positively for your purposes, you can do anything. I mean anything. The secret is to make your mind work for you not against you. This means constantly being positive. Constantly setting up challenges you can meet either today, next week, or next month. "I can't..." should be permanently stricken from your vocabulary, especially the vocabulary of your thoughts. You must see yourself always growing and improving.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mean #Bodybuilding #Vocabulary

  • Teachers and nurses get the best seats in Heaven.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Teacher #Nurse #Heaven

  • The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Strength

  • I think that the best profession or the best thing to do is to be a public servant. I mean there's nothing better than working for the people - for the common people and being a public servant, and I have seen this.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Mean #Thinking #People

  • My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Health #Thinking #Lunch

  • The writing is important, but the way you say the line and the pause you give it, the facial expression - all of that is very important.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Writing #Expression

  • 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

    #Attitude #Believe #People

  • What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Workout

  • 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

    #Jobs #Stars #Guy

  • In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Girly #Morning #Motivation

  • Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Motivational Sports #Succeed

  • Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Helping Others

  • I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Funny #Witty #Humorous

  • I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Marriage #Gay #Men

  • 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 California and stand in Madison Square Garden to speak on behalf of the President of the United States that is an immigrant's dream. It is the American dream.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Dream #Growing Up #Boys

  • I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Funny #Success #Motivational Sports

  • I welcome and seek your ideas, but do not bring me small ideas; bring me big ideas to match our future.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational Sports #Ideas #Welcome

  • For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Life #Inspiring #Moving

  • I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Success #Motivational Sports #Bodybuilding

  • As you know, I'm an immigrant. I came over here as an immigrant, and what gave me the opportunities, what made me to be here today, is the open arms of Americans. I have been received. I have been adopted by America.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Opportunity #America #Arms

  • Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Vision #Want #True Self

  • 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 in any way - I hope it never will.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Motivational Sports #Thinking #People

  • The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. It feels fantastic. It's as satisfying to me as ***** is, you know, as in having sex with a woman and cumming. So can you believe how much I am in heaven? I am like getting the feeling of ***** in the gym; I'm getting the feeling of ***** at home; I'm getting the feeling of ***** backstage; when I pump up, when I pose out in front of 5000 people I get the same feeling, so I am ***** day and night. It's terrific, right? So you know, I am in heaven.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Sex #Real #Believe

  • 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.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Art #True Friend #Lying

  • 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

    #Sports #Hero #Athlete

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

    #Training #Mind #Taught

  • I believe with all my heart that America remains 'the great idea' that inspires the world. It is a privilege to be born here. It is an honor to become a citizen here. It is a gift to raise your family here, to vote here, and to live here.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Believe #Heart #Ideas

  • Don't be afraid of making decisions.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Decision #Making Decisions

  • I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Men #Strive

  • I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Promise #Pumps