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Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Austrian actor
  • Born July 30, 1947

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on the sport.


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.




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.




I'm not looking for sympathy at all.




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.




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




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.




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.




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




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.




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.




No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people.




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




For 20 years, Simon & Schuster asked me, 'Why don't you write your autobiography?'




I have plenty of money, unlike other Hollywood celebrities or athletes that have not invested well.




Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.




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




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




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




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.




It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat.




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




What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.




I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups.




I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.




My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.




My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.




Maria is the best reason to come home.




I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.




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.




If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.




It's time to stop thinking of the Republican Party as an exclusive club where your ideological card is checked at the door, and start thinking about how we can attract more solution-based leaders like Nathan Fletcher and Anthony Adams.




I think Americans are very patriotic.




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.




When you campaign and have to participate in so many debates just to the win the nomination of your party, you've had a lot of practice. You get to figure out as you go from one debate to another where you made your mistakes. By the time you get to the big debate you're pretty polished.




Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.




I would never exchange my life with anybody else's.



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