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101 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes to Inspire You

“I’ll be back!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Last Updated: June 14, 2021 by Team

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is the greatest bodybuilder of all time, one of the most famous actors globally, and until a few years ago he was California’s governor. Alois was born in 1947, near Graz, Austria. At age 20, the bodybuilder was already at the top of his game. He won the Mr Universe title. He went on to win the Mr Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding.

Schwarzenegger then emigrated to America in 1968 and set his sights on the bright lights of Hollywood. After his breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, he became an icon in Hollywood actions film like science fiction action film The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Genisys (2015), and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).

Schwarzenegger reinvented himself in 2003 when he left the world of entertainment to devote himself fully to public service. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011. As of 2019, he is the most recent Republican governor of California.

Looking for awesome Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes about success and mental strength? Here are our Best 101 Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes that will pump you up for success. Arnold Schwarzenegger has achieved outstanding success in his endeavours and should inspire all of us.

101 Inspirational Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

“I’ll be back!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Commando, The Running Man, Twins, Total Recall, Last Action Hero)

“Life’s six rules for success. 1. Trust yourself. 2. Break some rules. 3. Don’t be afraid to fail. 4. Ignore the naysayers. 5. Work like hell. 6. Give something back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I’m not into politics, I’m into survival.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“DO IT. DO IT NOW!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Rest, let your body relax and grow. Work up gradually and don’t blow it. Sometimes you can do so much your mind gets sick of it. Remember what I said earlier: Keep your mind hungry. People have a tendency to overdo things at first and then sluff off.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Come with me if you want to live.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Here’s your Sub-Zero… now plain zero.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Start wide, expand further, and never look back.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“When the boys come, instead of buying Barbie dolls, all of a sudden you’re into trucks and remote controls, cars and tanks. You buy building blocks and build castles and locomotives. You get into knives and later take them shooting with pistols, shotguns, and rifles. All of which made me very happy.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend. But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The difference between those who adapted and those who didn’t, Gorton said, was a willingness to totally commit.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You must have a sincere and burning desire to achieve what you dream, dedicate yourself to making progress, and take control of your circumstances to change your body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I was always dreaming about very powerful people – dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“Life may be full of pain but that’s not an excuse to give up.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“We made, actually, history, because it was the first time ever that doctors could prove that a lifelong Republican has a heart.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I never listened to anyone who said I can’t do something.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I didn’t mind basic training. It taught me that something that seems impossible at the start can be achieved.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It’s not what you get out of life that counts. Break your mirrors! In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other. you’ll get more satisfaction from having improved your neighborhood, your town, your state, your country, and your fellow human beings than you’ll ever get from your muscles, your figure, your automobile, your house, or your credit rating.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What a hothead!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Knock-knock.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“Stop whining.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If it can bleed, we can kill it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I don’t walk away from things that I think are unfinished.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Just like in bodybuilding, failure is also a necessary experience for growth in our own lives, for if we’re never tested to our limits, how will we know how strong we really are? How will we ever grow?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Your clothes. Give them to me. Now.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You’ve just been erased.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“He had to split.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I have a love interest in every one of my films – a gun.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Hasta la vista, baby!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“None of my rules of success will work unless you do.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Consider that a divorce!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“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

“If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What a pain in the neck.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If it bleeds, we can kill it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I lied.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Whenever I finished filming a movie, I felt my job was only half done. Every film had to be nurtured in the marketplace. You can have the greatest movie in the world, but if you don’t get it out there, if people don’t know about it, you have nothing.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“Let off some steam.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“There are no shortcuts—everything is reps, reps, reps.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“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

“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

“I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I’m very hungry!” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

“I let him go.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“All I know is that the first step is to create a vision, because when you see the vision – the beautiful vision – that creates the want power.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“It took many months in court, but the tabloid eventually published a total retraction and paid substantial damages in an out-of-court settlement. The money went to the Special Olympics in Great Britain.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I never felt that I was good enough, strong enough, smart enough. He let me know that there was always room for improvement. A lot of sons would have been crippled by his demands, but instead the discipline rubbed off on me. I turned it into drive.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I never listen that you can’t.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Stick around.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I like the color red because it’s a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You’ll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Marijuana… That’s not a drug, that’s a plant.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“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

“From the bodybuilding days on, I learnedthat everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I would never exchange my life with anybody else’s.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The better you get, the less you run around showing off as a muscle guy. You know, you wear regular shirts – not always trying to show off what you have. You talk less about it. It’s like you have a little BMW – you want to race the hell out of this car because you know it’s just going 110. But if you see guys driving a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, they slide around at 60 on the freeway because they know if they press on that accelerator they are going to go 170. These things are the same in every field.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You’re a funny guy Sully, I like you. That’s why I’m going to kill you last.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“If it’s hard to remember, it’ll be difficult to forget.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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