Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, and former professional bodybuilder and politician. He served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be among the greatest bodybuilders of all time as well as bodybuilding’s biggest icon. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon.
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 Have Inhaled, Exhaled Everything.
Milk Is For Babies. When You Grow Up You Have To Drink Beer.
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.
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.
I Can Promise You That When I Go To Sacramento, I Will Pump Up Sacramento.
The Biggest Problem That We Have Is That California Is Being Run Now By Special Interests. All Of The Politicians Are Not Anymore Making The Moves For The People, But For Special Interests And We Have To Stop That.
Training Gives Us An Outlet For Suppressed Energies Created By Stress And Thus Tones The Spirit Just As Exercise Conditions The Body.
The Resistance That You Fight Physically In The Gym And The Resistance That You Fight In Life Can Only Build A Strong Character.
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.
It's Simple, If It Jiggles, It's Fat.
I Know A Lot Of Athletes And Models Are Written Off As Just Bodies. I Never Felt Used For My Body.
I Just Use My Muscles As A Conversation Piece, Like Someone Walking A Cheetah Down 42nd Street.
Failure Is Not An Option. Everyone Has To Succeed.
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.
Government's First Duty And Highest Obligation Is Public Safety.
I Think That Gay Marriage Should Be Between A Man And A Woman.
In Our Society, The Women Who Break Down Barriers Are Those Who Ignore Limits.
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.
You Know, Nothing Is More Important Than Education, Because Nowhere Are Our Stakes Higher; Our Future Depends On The Quality Of Education Of Our Children Today.
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.
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.
'I'll Be Back' Always Sounded A Little Girly To Me.
Bodybuilding Is Much Like Any Other Sport. To Be Successful, You Must Dedicate Yourself 100% To Your Training, Diet And Mental Approach.
I Went From Being The Terminator To Being The Governator.
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.
People Need To Be Insured So When You Have An Accident Out There, Or When Something Catastrophic Happens To You, That You're Covered And There's Not Someone Else Has To Pay For You. That Is As Simple As That.
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.
My Body Is Like Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner. I Don't Think About It, I Just Have It.
Money Doesn't Make You Happy. I Now Have $50 Million But I Was Just As Happy When I Had $48 Million.
Start Wide, Expand Further, And Never Look Back.
One Of My Movies Was Called 'True Lies.' It's What The Democrats Should Have Called Their Convention.
The Worst Thing I Can Be Is The Same As Everybody Else. I Hate That.
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.
If It's Hard To Remember, It'll Be Difficult To Forget.
I Welcome And Seek Your Ideas, But Do Not Bring Me Small Ideas; Bring Me Big Ideas To Match Our Future.
Political Courage Is Not Political Suicide.
I Feel Good Because I Believe I Have Made Progress In Rebuilding The People's Trust In Their Government.
The Success I Have Achieved In Bodybuilding, Motion Pictures, And Business Would Not Have Been Possible Without The Generosity Of The American People And The Freedom Here To Pursue Your Dreams.
Women Are The Engine Driving The Growth In California's Economy. Women Make California's Economy Unique.
I Have A Private Plane. But I Fly Commercial When I Go To Environmental Conferences.
And Now, Of Course This Is Another Thing I Didn't Count On, That Now As The Governor Of The State Of California, I Am Selling California Worldwide. You See That? Selling.
I Am The Most Helpful And Open Up Doors For Everyone And I Like To Share.
The Future Is Green Energy, Sustainability, Renewable Energy.
I'm Addicted To Exercising And I Have To Do Something Every Day.
As President, Reagan Worked Very Well With Democrats To Do Big Things. It Is True That He Worked To Reduce The Size Of Government And Cut Federal Taxes And He Eliminated Many Regulations, But He Also Raised Taxes When Necessary.
If My Life Was A Movie, No One Would Believe It.
Well, You Know, I'm The Forever Optimist.
There Is No Place, No Country, More Compassionate More Generous More Accepting And More Welcoming Than The United States Of America.
I Had This Child, And It Destroyed My Family.