Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Thal , a rural town near Graz , Austria.


Son of the local police chief, Gustav Schwarzenegger, and Aurelia Jadrny. Gustav served in World War II after joining the Nazi Party in 1938.

Raised in a humble Catholic family, his only brother died in a car accident on May 20, 1971.


Dedicated to bodybuilding , Arnold is listed by the IFBB as the best bodybuilder of all time.

At eighteen he was named Mr. Europe in the youth category, thus starting an amazing career. He won the Mr. Olympia title from 1970 to 1975, the year he retired from competition.

In 1980 he returned to competition and won his seventh title from him. Since 1989 there has been a competition in which the best bodybuilders in the world exhibit their excellent conditions to obtain the title of ” Arnold Classic “. According to FLEX

magazine, in the January 2000 issue his biceps and chest are the best ever.


Nothing seemed to indicate that he was destined for the cinema , especially having studied Economics and Business at the University of Wisconsin and because of his impossible-to-pronounce name and thick accent.


In the year 1970 Joe Weider , financed a film: Hercules in New York , where he starred under the film name of Arnold Strong , it was not very successful and went unnoticed; however, this gave him a lot of experience so that Hollywood and some producers would notice him.


In October 1973, The Long Goodbye was released, and in April 1976, he won the Golden Globe for Best New Actor in the film Stay Hungry , which also featured actors Jeff Bridges and Sally Field in a comic parody with remarkable success.

In January 1977, the documentary, Pumping Iron , by producer George Butler , was released, on May 5 of the same year he appeared in an episode of the television series Las Calles de San Francisco where he plays a schizophrenic bodybuilder who murders a girl without realize.

Conan the barbarian

He began the 1980s by embodying the comic book character Conan the Barbarian .


With Stallone he is one of the most profitable actors at the box office during the eighties for action movies , especially for his interpretation of the Terminator character and for some surprisingly successful comedies.

Other notable films of his are Junior (1994), True Lies (1994), Eraser (1996), Batman and Robin (1997), End of Days (1999), The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002) .

In 2003, he made his third appearance as the main character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines., which came to enter more than $ 150 million in the United States.


Intelligent businessman , representative of his country ‘ s administration in sports matters , has his own film production company and is considered a great art collector . He also owned a mail order business, he was one of the biggest real estate moguls in Southern California and Denver . He owns and co-owns the Schatzi and Planet Hollywood restaurant chains .

He is the author of best-selling books on how to stay fit.


On October 8, 2003, he was elected Governor of California with a clear victory in a historic referendum on the retention of Democratic Governor Gray Davis , who was removed by the electorate for economic mismanagement just 11 months after being re-elected in The charge.

After exhausting two legislatures, he leaves the governor’s office in favor of Jerry Brown after the elections. On January 3, 2011, the transfer of powers took place.

He appeared in the war film The Expendables 2 (2012), and starred in The Last Stand (2013), his first leading role in 10 years, and Escape Plan (2013), co-starring with Sylvester Stallone.

He starred in Sabotage (2014), and appeared in The Expendables 3 , released in August 2014. He also starred in Terminator: Genesis in 2015, the fifth installment of the series.

In 2018, his participation in the Outrider series , an Amazon western of which he is also an executive producer, was announced. In 2019 he released Terminator: Dark Fate , reprising his role as a T-800 Terminator.

Couples and children

In 1969, Schwarzenegger dated Barbara Outland, an English teacher with whom he lived until 1974.

He later dated Sue Moray, a hairdressing assistant in Beverly Hills. Schwarzenegger was associated with Maria Shriver from August 1977, and was with both women until August 1978, when Moray (who knew about her relationship with Shriver) gave him an ultimatum.

He was married in 1986 to Maria Shriver , the niece of former US President John F. Kennedy , a Democrat .

The couple had four children: Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger (born December 13, 1989, in Los Angeles); Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger (July 23, 1991 in Los Angeles); Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger Shriver (September 18, 1993 in Los Angeles) and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger (September 27, 1997 in Los Angeles).

On May 9, 2011, Shriver and Schwarzenegger ended their relationship after 25 years of marriage. They finalized their divorce in 2017, six years after separating.

Since July 2015, Schwarzenegger has been in a relationship with physical therapist Heather Milligan, 27 years his junior.

Schwarzenegger revealed, after ceasing to be governor, that he had had a son 10 years earlier with a domestic employee. Schwarzenegger’s secret child was born before the actor won his first gubernatorial election in 2003. The employee, who was married to another man when she became pregnant, continued to work at the Schwarzenegger mansion in Brentwood until that same day. year.

In June 2022, it was ruled that Maria Shriver was entitled to half of her ex-husband’s post-divorce savings earned from her between 1986 and 2011, including a pension.


-Looking for some Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes to pump you up? We’ve got you covered.

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

-Failure is not an option. Everyone has to succeed.

-Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.

-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 Quotes

-If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything.

-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.

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

-Well, you know, I’m the forever optimist.

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

-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.

-Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.

-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.

-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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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

-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.

-You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.

-I went from being the Terminator to being the governator.

-If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.

-The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.

-I love it when people say that something can’t be done. That’s when I really get motivated; I like to prove them wrong.

-Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

-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.

-Have a vision, trust yourself, break some rules, ignore the naysayers, don’t be afraid to fail.

-I’m a big believer in hard work, grinding it out, and not stopping until it’s done.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

-My definition of living is to have excitement always; that’s the difference between living and existing.

-To be successful, however, you must be brutal with yourself and focus on the flaws.

-If you don’t have a goal, if you don’t have a vision, you’ll just drift around. And you’re not going to be happy.

-Work your a– off. There is no magic pill.

-What is not okay, is when you fail you stay down. Whoever stays down is a loser.

-I don’t like being comfortable. Once you get used to it, it’s hard to give up. I’d rather stay hungry.

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

-In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.

-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.

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

Forget plan B. To test yourself and grow, you have to operate without a safety net.

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

-Don’t go where it’s crowded. Go where it’s empty. Even though it’s harder to get there, that’s where you belong and where there’s less competition.

-I will totally recall Gray Davis!

-You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.

-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.

-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 Quotes

-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.

-I’m addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.

-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.

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

-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?

-You have to build the ultimate physical machine, but also the ultimate mind.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

-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.

-I’ll Be Back.

-If it bleeds, we can kill it.

-I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

-You’ve been erased.

-Put that cookie down! Now!
Jingle All The Way

-What killed the dinosaurs? The ICE AGE!
as Mr. Freeze in Batman and Robin