19 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes That Will Be Back

Maybe you know him because he’s the Terminator. Maybe you know him as one of the most famous bodybuilders. Maybe you know him because of that weird time when he became the 38th  governor of California. What a strange time. All of that, or you know him because everyone thinks they can do an impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger but we all know that’s not necessarily true. Anyway, here are some neat Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes. We won’t tell anyone if you read them all in a poor impersonation. 

Oh also he’s in Mortal Kombat 11 now? That means a video game exists with Peter Weller’s Robocop, Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo, and the governator himself. Wack.

19 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes


On Strength

“You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter.”


On Success

“Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.”

“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.”


On Life

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.”


On Food

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.”

“My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it.”


On the Future & Politics

“The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.”

“Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety.”

“To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates.”

“What’s fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.”

“We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government.”


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