Arnold Schwarzenegger

(Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger)

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… how do you know if you are a Republican? I’ll tell you how. If you believe that government should be accountable to the people, not the people to the government, then you are a Republican! If you believe a person should be treated as an individual, not as a member of an interest group, then you are a Republican! If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does, then you are a Republican! If you believe our educational system should be held accountable for the progress of our children, then you are a Republican! If you believe this country, not the United Nations, is the best hope of democracy in the world, then you are a Republican! If you believe that the American Dream can be reachable if you work hard enough to earn it, then you are a Republican! And, ladies and gentlemen, if you believe we must be fierce and relentless and terminate terrorism, then you are a Republican! Liberals & Conservatives
America remains the great idea that inspires the world. States. Nations & Nationhood
Are we going to fix our infrastructure? It is aging. Public Works & Natural Resources
Ask what is it that the people need rather than what is good for our party. Political Parties & Machines
I am a public servant … not a political servant, not a party servant. Political Parties & Machines
I have no trouble understanding Democrats. I sleep with one every night. Liberals & Conservatives
I never look at the if. Miscellaneous
I personally believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, but I can’t impose my views on everyone else. Families, Children & Parenting
I was ashamed to call myself a Republican during that period. Political Parties & Machines
If 98 doctors say my son is ill and needs medication and two say, “No, he doesn’t, he is fine,’ I will go with the 98. It’s common sense-the same with global warming. We go with the majority, the large majority...The key thing now is that since we know this industrial age has created it, let’s get our act together and do everything we can to roll it back. Energy ;Environment & Environmentalism
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. Power
Our health system is broken. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The key thing is to get off our reliance on fossil fuel. Energy
There has always been in history some people who think in the Stone Age. Liberals & Conservatives
There is no school that teaches you how to run a state. You make mistakes, but you learn on the job. Management & Managing Government
These are not Democratic issues or Republican issues. Liberal or Conservative issues. They are people’s issues. Liberals & Conservatives
We simply must do everything we can in our power to slow down global warming before it is too late... The science is clear. The global warming debate is over. Environment & Environmentalism
What would be better is to discipline our lawmakers in Sacramento so that they do not spend more money than they have. Budgets & Budgeting
Without reforms we will repeat the failures of the past. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
You cannot punish the people for the mistakes the politicians make. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
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.
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.
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.
Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. Sports & Athletics
Even with my divorce and with everything, I don't need money. Money, Coins & Minting
Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America. Success ;Families, Children & Parenting
Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed. Failure ;Success
For 20 years, Simon & Schuster asked me, 'Why don't you write your autobiography?'
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. Life
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women. Women ;Freedom & Liberty
Gray Davis can run a dirty campaign better than anyone, but he can't run a state.
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. Life
I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I am the most helpful and open up doors for everyone and I like to share.
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. Families, Children & Parenting
I came to Hollywood and within a decade I was one of the biggest action stars of all time. Time
I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.
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. Time
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. Work, Workers & The Labor Force ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I don't suffer of anything that I've lost.
I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government. Trust ;Government
I had this child, and it destroyed my family. Families, Children & Parenting
I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I have a private plane. But I fly commercial when I go to environmental conferences.
I have inhaled, exhaled everything.
I have plenty of money, unlike other Hollywood celebrities or athletes that have not invested well. Money, Coins & Minting
I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.
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. Hope
I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body.
I made my fair share of mistakes.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem? Humor
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. Leaders & Leadership
I think Americans are very patriotic. Citizenship & Patriotism
I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman. Families, Children & Parenting
I think that people are interested seeing me on the screen.
I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups. Time
I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.
I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.
I would never exchange my life with anybody else's. Life
If it bleeds, we can kill it.
If it's hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget.
If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
'I'll be back' always sounded a little girly to me.
I'll be back.
I'm addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.
I'm not looking for sympathy at all. Sympathy
I'm not perfect.
I'm sure a lot of people out there make mistakes.
In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits. Society ;Women
In this country, it doesn't make any difference where you were born. It doesn't make any difference who your parents were. It doesn't make any difference if, like me, you couldn't even speak English until you were in your twenties.
It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat. Humor
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. Time
Just remember, you can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Success
Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.
Maria is the best reason to come home.
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. Money, Coins & Minting
My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
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.
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.
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. Power
No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people. Religion & God
One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
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.
People should make up their own mind about what they think of me.
Political courage is not political suicide.
Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures.
Start wide, expand further, and never look back.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Teddy Roosevelt is still a hero among environmentalists for his conservationist policies.
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.
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. Future
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.
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 resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. Life
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
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.
There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
To restore the trust of the people, we must reform the way the government operates. Trust ;Government
Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government. Government
Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in. History ;Money, Coins & Minting
Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington. Time
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. Society ;Future ;Government
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. Time
Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique. Women
You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours - as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.