Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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


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


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


“I never listen that you can’t.”


“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.”


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


“Stop whining.”


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


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


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


“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?”


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


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


“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.”


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


“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.”


“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 go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right.


The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.


Bodybuilders party a lot, and once, in Gold’s–the gym in Venice, California, where all the top guys train there was a black girl who came out naked. Everybody jumped on her and took her upstairs, where we all got together.


Most bodybuilders only have a hazy notion of what they want to look like. They do not say, ‘I am going to be a winner.’ The negative impulses around the gym can be incredible. I would hear bodybuilders complaining, ‘Oh,no! Not another set!’ That destroyed them. I have always believed that if you’re training for nothing, you’re wasting your effort!


The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. Let’s say you train your biceps, blood is rushing in to your muscles and that’s what we call the pump. Your muscles get a really tight feeling like your skin is going to explode any minute and its really tight and its like someone is blowing air into your muscle and it just blows up and it feels different, it feels fantastic.


The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work. Many people are aware of these principles, but very few can put them into practice. Every day I hear someone say, ‘I’m to fat. I need to lose twenty-five pounds, but I can’t. I never seem to improve.’ I’d hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak. I can lose ten to forty pounds rapidly, easily, painlessly, by simply setting my mind to it.


The greatest feeling you can get in a gym or the most satisfying feeling you can get in the gym is the pump. It feels fantastic. It’s as satisfying to me as Cumming is, you know, as in having sex with a woman and Cumming. So can you believe how much I am in heaven? I am like getting the feeling of Cumming in the gym; I’m getting the feeling of Cumming at home; I’m getting the feeling of Cumming backstage; when I pump up, when I pose out in front of 5000 people I get the same feeling, so I am Cumming day and night. It’s terrific, right? So you know, I am in heaven.


“I’ll be back” – Terminator


“To crush your enemies.”


The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.


“The public doesn’t care about figures.” -discussing his economic views


“Don’t worry about that.” -on the environment


“She’s either Puerto Rican, or the same thing as Cuban, I mean they are all very hot. They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger on California Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, the lone Latina Republican in the Legislature


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