Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

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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
You have to remember something: Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Hasta la vista, baby," he tells me, and I shake my head and smile at how adorably dorky he can be. His Spanish only comes from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Cynthia Hand (Hallowed (Unearthly, #2))
What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Marijuana... That's not a drug, that's a plant.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There are no shortcuts—everything is reps, reps, reps.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Positive thinking can be contagious. Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
Stop whining.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
If it can bleed, we can kill it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You'll get more from being a peacemaker than a warrior
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Simon had drawn three pictures. In the top left corner, like a salutation, was a ghost. The middle had a big sketch of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. The third in place of a signature, was a lightning bolt surrounded by fog. Beside the drawing, someone had scrawled in inch-high letters 10 A.M. Tori snatched it from me and turned it over. "So where's the message?" "Right there." I pointed from picture to picture. "It says: Chloe, I'll be back, Simon.
Kelley Armstrong (The Awakening (Darkest Powers, #2))
The difference between those who adapted and those who didn't, Gorton said, was a willingness to totally commit.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
If you want to turn a vision into reality, you have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that 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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
The more knowledge you have, the more you're free to rely on your instincts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
If you don’t believe in yourself, then how will anyone else believe in you?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I once saw Arnold Schwarzenegger kill a man in a movie by grabbing his head and twisting it until the neck broke. Was that difficult? Could a man do it without a lot of practice?
David Wong (John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1))
I'll be back
Arnold Schwarzenegger
When you have a well developed body and you're confident, you see people bending your way, wanting to be on your side, wanting to do things for you.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I have a love interest in every one of my films - a gun.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Never follow the crowd, go where it's empty
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
6 rules to succes: 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
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 (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Love stories are built around people's idiosyncrasies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I didn't mind basic training. It taught me that something that seems impossible at the start can be achieved.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
If you don’t find the time, if you don’t do the work, you don’t get the results.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Get daoowwn!
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
The parents are making threatening noises, turning dinner into performance art, with dad doing his Arnold Schwarzenegger imitation and mom playing Glenn Close in one of her psycho roles. I am the Victim. Mom: [creepy smile] “Thought you could put one over us, did you, Melinda? Big high school students now, don’t need to show your homework to your parents, don’t need to show any failing test grades?” Dad: [bangs table, silverware jumps] “Cut the crap. She knows what’s up. The interim reports came today. Listen to me, young lady. I’m only going to say this to you once. You get those grades up or your name is mud. Hear me? Get them up!” [Attacks baked potato.]
Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak)
Forget plan B. To test yourself and grow, you have to operate without a safety net.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
He was massive, a veritable Arnold Schwarzenegger of a cat, with a wide, handsome face and a proud, lionish expression.
Nicholas Dodman
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Your clothes. Give them to me. Now.
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’m a big believer in hard work, grinding it out, and not stopping until it’s done,
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
My definition of living is to have excitement always; that’s the difference between living and existing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
For the hundreds of thousands of Californians in gay and lesbian households who are managing their day-to-day lives, this decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves.
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
Reps, reps, reps
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, thyroid problem?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
have a vision, trust yourself, break some rules, ignore the naysayers, don’t be afraid to fail.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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 believe 100 percent.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kevin Horsley (Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery, #1))
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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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 (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
To be successful, however, you must be brutal with yourself and focus on the flaws.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall)
Don't be afraid to fail.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
We probably watched it together five or six times. Mamaw saw Arnold Schwarzenegger as the embodiment of the American Dream: a strong, capable immigrant coming out on top.
J.D. Vance (Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis)
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
Michael Matthews (Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body)
The years with Barbara taught me a great lesson: how having a good relationship can enrich your life.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Every morning you have two options. Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You have to build the ultimate physical machine, but also the ultimate mind
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I always believed in shooting for the top, and to become an American is like becoming a member of the winning team.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Always keep in mind that training stimulates growth, but that actual growth takes place while you are resting.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
I would visit Hawaii, but I’m not that strong of a swimmer. My strength is all in my heart, and I love like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body looks.
Jarod Kintz (This Book is Not for Sale)
I feel like we’re in an action movie like True Lies. I’m Jamie Lee Curtis, and you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger.” “I’ll be back,” Jakob said in a deep Austrian accent, and I laughed.
J.S. Cooper (Resolution (Swept Away #3))
Now all of a sudden there was joy, there was struggle, there was pain, there was happiness, there were pleasures, there were women, there was drama. Everything made it feel like “now we are really living!
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Today’s readers can be roughly divided into two groups, those who accept the fantasy villains of childhood, as in the James Bond stories and Arnold Schwarzenegger films, and those who insist on credibility.
Sol Stein (Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies)
I’d like a book for a friend about saving the world from alien invasion. I’d like the main character to be a little like Freddie Mercury and a little like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Does anything spring to mind?
Jen Campbell (More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops)
Men enforce a code of behaviour on each other, when working together. Do your work. Pull your weight. Stay awake and pay attention. Don’t whine or be touchy. Stand up for your friends. Don’t suck up and don’t snitch. Don’t be a slave to stupid rules. Don’t, in the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, be a girlie man. Don’t be dependent. At all. Ever. Period. The harassment that is part of acceptance on a working crew is a test: are you tough, entertaining, competent and reliable? If not, go away. Simple as that. We don’t need to feel sorry for you. We don’t want to put up with your narcissism, and we don’t want to do your work.
Jordan B. Peterson (12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos)
I'll be back.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I never argued with people who underestimated me. If the accent and the muscles and the movies made people think I was stupid, it worked to my advantage
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
We are always stronger than we know.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dreams are for the dreamers. Goals are for achievers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The pain you feel today will be the strenght you feel tomorrow.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
More often than not, a lack of progress in your muscle-building efforts can be linked to nutritional shortcomings in your diet.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Everything has style, everything`s a little bit larger than life and done with mischief
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
He was also a terrific baseball player. That’s what had helped him refine his waist: tens of thousands of reps twisting to swing a bat.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I was very glad I could afford to say no. With the income from my businesses, I didn’t need money from acting. I never wanted to be in a financially vulnerable position, where I had to take a part I didn’t like.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
These are sentiments generally associated with women, children, and savages, according to Le Bon. It’s not an accident that when Republicans of all stripes—Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rand Paul, Sharron Angle, and Christine O’Donnell—choose an epithet for Democrats, it’s to call them women. Everyone sees it: Democrats are a mob.
Ann Coulter (Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America)
Charlie’s Almanack, Influence, and Man’s Search for Meaning, among others The habit of listening to single songs on repeat for focus (page 507) Nearly everyone has done some form of “spec” work (completing projects on their own time and dime, then submitting them to prospective buyers) The belief that “failure is not durable” (see Robert Rodriguez, page 628) or variants thereof Almost every guest has been able to take obvious “weaknesses” and turn them into huge competitive advantages (see Arnold Schwarzenegger, page 176)
Timothy Ferriss (Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers)
learning to think, read, and write like an American. I didn’t want to just wait till I picked it up. One weekend a couple
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
two basic
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
George Ilian (Top 10 Visionaries that Changed the World: 500 Life and Business Lessons from: Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tony Robins, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, Donald Trump...)
I would never exchange my life with anybody else's,
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
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 it 100%,
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Well, you know, I'm the forever optimist.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The average man,” explained the late Dr. Ernst Jokl, “loses fifty percent of his muscle mass between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
I’d hear guys bragging about their new Gulfstream IV or IV-SP, and then I’d get to say, “That’s great, guys. Let me talk about my 747 . . .” It was a great conversation stopper.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
in my opinion, Pullover machines are among the most valuable exercise machines you will find in a gym.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Because lower-back pain afflicts more than three-quarters of all Americans at some point, the sit-up is fairly universally contraindicated.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
As we get older the muscle structure tends to atrophy at a faster and faster rate. The ideal remedy for this is bodybuilding.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
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 believe 100 percent.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kevin Horsley (Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery, #1))
Arnold Schwarzenegger had muscles in places where other men don't even have places." -Claus Kleber  
Diana Mauer (German Wisdom)
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Nick O'Connor (GHOSTBUSTERS: Memebook (funny trilogy memes and jokes))
Pound for pound, she was stronger than Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gloria Steinem (Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender)
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 believe 100 percent.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger   There
Kevin Horsley (Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery, #1))
I’d closed my ears to my friends’ horror stories about married life. “Ha! Now you get to argue about who should change the diapers.” Or “What kind of food makes a woman stop giving blow jobs? Wedding cake!” Or “Oh boy, wait until she hits menopause.” I paid no attention to any of that. “Just let me stumble into it,” I told them. “I don’t want to be forewarned.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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   Being
Mark Yagalla (Wall Street Joyride: The True Story of the Prodigy, the Playmates and the Missing $50 Million)
He had a voice you couldn't miss: strong and penetrating with strange vowels that sounded different from the accents of other English speakers even to me. I later discovered that he was Canadian.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I’m no Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I have the definition of a dictionary. If you admire my calves now, just wait a few years. By that time, they’ll be fully grown and will make excellent hamburgers.
Jarod Kintz (Gosh, I probably shouldn't publish this.)
On the airplane, Sly and I were smoking stogies and constantly trading jokes. We never talked about the feud. We were typical guys, totally in denial, as if there had never been any problem and nothing had ever happened.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Would that cricketers had better lines, or at least that their most famous were not also their tritest or most banal. 'This thing can be done,' said Fred Spofforth in 1882. 'We'll get 'em in singles,' George Hirst did not say twenty years later. 'You guys are history,' growled Devon Malcolm in 1994. 'You've just dropped the World Cup,' Steve Waugh may have crowed in 1999. At least two of these could have been put into the mouth of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Rodney Ulyate (Masterly Batting: 100 Great Test Innings)
Now the denominator ... why don't they just call it the bottom number? The denominator ... that sounds like a Schwarzenegger movie doesn't it? [impersonating Arnold Schwarzenegger] I am the Denominator. I'll give your leg a compound fraction!
Tim Allen
The Running Man is a sci-fi action story based on a novel by Stephen King, built around a nightmare vision of America in 2017—thirty years from when we were shooting. The economy is in a depression, and the United States has become a fascist state where the government uses TV and giant screens in the neighborhoods to distract people from the fact that nobody has a job.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Try to keep your rest periods between sets down to a minute or less. In the first minute after a weight-training exercise you recover 72 percent of your strength, and by 3 minutes you have recovered all you are going to recover without extended rest.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
The day is 24 hours; 6 hours we sleep, so you have left 18 hours. So don’t ever give me this thing "I’m working 12 hours so I don’t have time to exercise and to work out." Or "I don’t have time to study another language" and all these kind of things. 18 hours; so utilize the 18 hours, that’s what I’ve always believed in, and I feel like that’s the only way you can get ahead.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The buzz cut and his friend came over. “You are coming with us.” The buzz cut spoke the words with a careful, starched pronunciation that made me think of Arnold Schwarzenegger, only the accent was Russian. “Sez who?” I can slay ’em with these comebacks.
Robert Crais (Indigo Slam (Elvis Cole, #7))
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one, Michael J. Fox has a small one, Madonna doesn't have one, The Pope has one but doesn't use it, Dominique Strauss-Khan uses his all the time. What is it? A last name! And shame on you for thinking it was something else.
Various (101 Dirty Jokes - sexual and adult's jokes)
So is that what’s important to you? To be able to freeze in the middle of a scene and to have somebody give you your line? Wouldn’t it be much better to go through Africa and show them how to dig wells and how to make vegetables grow and inspire them to plant?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I mean, we can't just program you to keep pushing even when it hurts or keep at it even when you fail, man. The regenerator could give you the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it couldn't give you the resolve that it took him to get that body. You follow me?” “I
Aaron J. Ethridge (The Last Time Traveler (The Last Time Traveler #1))
He saw Hercules in the movie theater time after time, hour after hour, examining Park, judging him, admiring him, and, ultimately, promising himself that one day he, Arnold Schwarzenegger, then thirteen years old and poor as he was, would be like him, would even surpass Reg Park.
Wendy Leigh (Arnold: an unauthorized biography)
Hasta la vista, baby.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Once you see results, it becomes an addiction.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
My vision of where I wanted to go in life was not normal. The whole idea of a conventional existence was like Kryptonite to me.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I turned the steering wheel as far as I could. The old blue Volvo didn't believe in power steering. "More," my father said. I thought I was going to die. I thought I might have a heart attack. I thought if I ever had to drive that car, I'd end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger. "I think I'm having a heart attack," I said. "What?" "Never mind.
A.M. Homes
Strong on desire but short on smarts, these
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
It's time now to turn this mush into muscles
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Kindergarten Cop)
I'm addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I was striving to be the most muscular man, and it got me into the movies. It got me everything that I have.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
99% of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I don't suffer of anything that I lost.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.
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
For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to go ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You can't be paralyzed by fear of failure or you will never push yourself.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
It was a tough movie to make, with lots of stunts and injuries and craziness and night shooting and dust.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
When you hook your feet under a support and lift your torso up in a conventional Sit-Up, you are also using the iliopsoas muscles.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
(One sign of possible overtraining is a lack of a pump during your workouts.)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Mass is vital to a bodybuilder’s physique. But it is the shape and the quality of this mass that win contests.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
Stop whining
Arnold Schwarzenegger
But no matter what you do in life, selling is a part of it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Well,” the officer said with a smile, “due to the fact that you are somewhat unsafe around here, we’ll approve your request and let you go early. We can’t have you crashing any more tanks.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
It turns out that the governor of California has more authority to name appointees than any elected official in America except the president of the United States and the mayor of Chicago. The
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Training was all I could think about. One Sunday when I found the stadium locked, I broke in and worked out in the freezing cold. Every painful set, every extra rep, was a step toward my goal of winning.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
At twenty-one he had arrived in America a penniless bodybuilder, born in an obscure Austrian village, armed only with the immigrant's time-honored weapons of hope, ambition, and an almost supernatural belief in the great American dream. Now, through the traditional virtues of hard work, talent, charm, intelligence, positive mental attitude, and persistence, Arnold Schwarzenegger had become a household name.
Wendy Leigh (Arnold: an unauthorized biography)
One consequence, presumably unintended, of America’s failure to ratify the Kyoto Protocol has been the emergence of a not-quite-grassroots movement. In February 2005, Greg Nickels, the mayor of Seattle, began to circulate a set of principles that he called the “U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.” Within four months, more than a hundred and seventy mayors, representing some thirty-six million people, had signed on, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York; Mayor John Hickenlooper of Denver; and Mayor Manuel Diaz of Miami. Signatories agreed to “strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities.” At around the same time, officials from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine announced that they had reached a tentative agreement to freeze power plant emissions from their states at current levels and then begin to cut them. Even Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hummer collector, joined in; an executive order he signed in June 2005 called on California to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by 2010 and to 1990 levels by 2020. “I say the debate is over,” Schwarzenegger declared right before signing the order.
Elizabeth Kolbert (Field Notes from a Catastrophe)
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
My fellow Republicans acted like they’d been punched in the stomach. “You have them on the ropes, go in for the kill!” they said. This was my first real taste of the new Republican ideology that any compromise is a sign of weakness.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Of course, now I had to show I was worthy, but I didn’t feel at all concerned. I would do whatever it took to get there. I didn’t share my feelings of pride with anybody. My style was to keep moving and not reflect too much. But it felt great.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
In weeks that followed, I refined this vision until it was very specific. I was going to go for the Mr. Universe title; I was going to break records in power lifting; I was going to Hollywood; I was going to be like Reg Park. The vision became so clear in my mind that I felt like it had to happen. There was no alternative; it was this or nothing. My mother noticed right away that something was different. I was coming home with a big smile. I told her that I was training, and she could see I found joy in becoming stronger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
My desire was to leave home in an organized way. Because I was still just a kid, I decided that the best course for independence was to mind my own business and make my own money. I would do any kind of work. I was not shy at all about picking up a shovel and digging.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Being busy helping customers meant that I had no time to train the way I was used to, with an intense four-or five-hour workout each day. So I adopted the idea of training twice a day, two hours before work and two hours from seven to nine in the evening, when business slacked off and only the serious lifters were left. Split workouts seemed like an annoyance at first, but I realized I was onto something when I saw the results: I was concentrating better and recovering faster while grinding out longer and harder sets. On many days I would add a third training session at lunchtime. I'd isolate a body part that I thought was weak and give it thirty or forty minutes of my full attention, blasting twenty sets of calf raises, say, or one hundred triceps extensions. I did the same thing some nights after dinner, coming back to train for an hour at eleven o'clock. As I went to sleep in my snug little room, I'd often feel one or another muscle that I'd traumatized that day jumping and twitching-just a side effect of a successful workout and every pleasing, because I knew those fibers would now recover and grow.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
The body that isn't used to. maybe the ninth, tenth... eleventh, and twelfth rep with a certain weight. So that makes the body grow, then. Going through this pain barrier. Experiencing pain in your muscles and aching... and just go on and go on. And this last two or three or four repetitions... that's what makes the muscle then grow. And that divides one from a champion and one from not being a champion. lf you can go through this pain barrier, you may get to be a champion. lf you can't go through, forget it. And that's what most people lack, is having the guts. The guts to go in and just say, ''l'll go through and l don't care what happens.'' lt aches, and if l fall down.... l have no fear of fainting in a gym... because l know it could happen. l threw up many times while l was working out. But it doesn't matter, because it's all worth it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
In the past, before the physiology of abdominal training was well understood, bodybuilders used to do a lot of “conventional” abdominal exercises such as Sit-Ups and Leg Raises. Unfortunately, those are not primary abdominal exercises but instead work the iliopsoas muscles—the hip flexors.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
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 (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
The competition physique should be as much pure lean mass as possible, with any excess body fat stripped away. As the saying goes, “You can’t flex fat.” But fat on your body makes you feel bigger than you actually are, and this sense of being bigger is psychologically satisfying to most bodybuilders.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
[…] Stallone and I had been feuding for years. This went back to the early Rocky and Rambo days, when he was the number one action hero, and I was always trying to catch up. I remember saying to Maria when I made Conan the Destroyer, “I’, finally getting paid a million dollars for a movie, but now Stallone’s making three million. I feel like I’m standing still.” To energize myself, I’d envisioned Stallone as my archenemy, just like I had demonized [bodybuilder] Sergio Oliva when I was trying to take the Mr. Olympia crown. I got so into hating Sly that I started criticizing him in public –his body, the way he dressed- and I was quoted as badmouthing him in the press.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Kurt Marnul can win Mr. Austria," I thought, "and he's already told me that I could too if I train hard, so that's what I'm going to do." This thought made the hours of lifting tons of steel and iron actually a joy. Every painful set, every extra rep, was a step toward my goal of winning Mr. Austria and entering the Mr. Europe competition.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
We had a strict routine that nothing could change: we'd get up at six, and it would be my job or Meinhard's to get milk from the farm door. When w were a little older and starting to play sports, exercises were added to the chores, and we had to earn our breakfast by doing sit-ups. In the afternoon, we'd finish our homework and chores, and my father would make us practice soccer no matter how bad the weather was.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
On December 1, 2006, federal deputies were brawling in Mexico’s Congress hours before Felipe Calderón was due to enter the chamber to be sworn in as president. It was a fight for space. The leftist deputies claimed their candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, had really won the election but been robbed of his rightful victory. They were trying to gain control of the podium to stop Calderón from taking the oath and assuming office. The conservative deputies were defending the podium to allow the presidential accession. The conservatives won the scrap. There were more of them, and they seemed to be better fed. Among those attending the ceremony were former U.S. president George Bush (Bush the First) and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. I was covering the Congress door, snatching interviews as guests went in. The elderly Bush hobbled past with six bodyguards with bald heads and microphones at their mouths. I asked him what he thought about the ruckus in the chamber. “Well, I hope that Mexicans can resolve their differences,” he replied diplomatically. Schwarzenegger strolled past with no bodyguards at all. I asked what he thought about the fisticuffs. The Terminator turned round, stared intensely, and uttered three words: “It’s good action!” I phoned the quote back to headquarters and it went out on a wire story. Suddenly, Schwarznegger’s statement was being bounced around California TV stations. Then the BBC led their newscast with it: “It takes a lot to impress Arnold Schwarznegger but today when he was in Mexico …” I got frantic phone calls from the governor’s office in Los Angeles. Was his quote perhaps being used out of context? Well, I replied, I asked him straight and he told me straight.
Ioan Grillo (El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency)
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Timothy Ferriss (Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World)
November 22   |   Matthew 21:33–44 In a parable, Jesus tells the story of a landowner who plants a vineyard, leases it to tenants, and then goes to another country. After a time, he sends servants to the vineyard to collect the fruit. Rather than give the master his profit, the tenants beat one servant, stone another, and kill a third. In response, the landowner sends more servants, only to see the same thing happen to them. Finally, thinking surely they will respect his son, the landowner sends his heir to the vineyard. Believing they will be able to keep the vineyard for themselves, the tenants kill the son. At that point, Jesus asks the Pharisees what the landowner will do in this situation. The Pharisees say what we would all say; they suggest doing what we would all want to do: “He will put those wretches to a miserable death” (v. 41 ESV). In other words, he’s going to turn that place into an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie: no survivors. You see, the Pharisees, like us, are tuned in to the law. They’re thinking in terms of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. They can’t see Jesus’s underlying point: they’re the tenants. Jesus quotes them Psalm 118, saying that the stone the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. The son sent to the vineyard was rejected by the tenants … but that’s not the end of our story. Jesus says that anyone who comes into contact with this stone will be broken. All of our efforts, whether aimed at rebellion or at righteousness, will cease. The chief cornerstone will break us. There’s one important difference between the heir in the parable and Jesus. Jesus didn’t stay dead! And because Jesus was raised to new life and has given that new life to us, we can leave all our striving behind.
Tullian Tchividjian (It Is Finished: 365 Days of Good News)
Although the hyperreal operates as its own type of reality, this does not mean that its provenance is divorced from the material conditions in which we live. The fact that the images that the media project can be readily identified as "representations," rather than the truth of the matter, works to further mask the political, social, and cultural interests involved. At the same time, these images have the force of reality and serve as a conduit of meaning. No doubt, viewers can recognize the Arab terrorists in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies (1994) as fictional characters ("It's just a movie!"), but these images undoubtedly reinforce, if not substantially inform, American viewers' notions of Islam and the U.S.-Middle East conflict.
Jane Naomi Iwamura (Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger, signing new energy legislation: “I want to make California No. 1 in the fight against global warming. This is something we owe our children and grandchildren.” And Arnold at the United Nations: “We hold the future in our hands. Together we must ensure that our grandchildren will not have to ask why we failed to do the right thing, and let them suffer the consequences.
Bill McKibben (Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet)
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
You would have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime to hold back a Labrador with its heart set on finding the perfect puddle and for Winston, it was vitally important that each and every one was tested for squelchiness, viscosity, and dankness of aroma. Winston was completely besotted by mud.
Kate MacDougall (London's Number One Dog-Walking Agency: A Memoir)
Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety and no doubt - just absolute confidence in yourself.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vince Kowalski (Weight Training: A Beginners Guide to Building a Leaner, Bigger, Stronger Body, Naturally and Easily (The Bigger Leaner Stronger Muscle Series Book 5))
People were always talking about how few performers there are at the top of the ladder, but I was always convinced there was room for one more. I felt that, because there was so little room, people got intimidated and felt more comfortable staying on the bottom of the ladder. But, in fact, the more people that think that, the more crowded the bottom of the ladder becomes! 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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
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
The final lesson in this book which we should learn from Musk, then, is that what determines success is not your qualifications, where you were born, or how much money you have. Instead, it is how you choose to see the world, your openness to ideas, and how you respond to opportunities and challenges when you are faced with them.
George Ilian (Top 10 Visionaries that Changed the World: 500 Life and Business Lessons from: Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tony Robins, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elon Musk, Donald Trump...)
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 believe 100 percent. — Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kevin Horsley (Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery, #1))
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Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
It goes without saying that humor is context dependent; jokes that work in the living room won’t necessarily land in the boardroom. At work, keep it PG-13. That means The Avengers, Jumanji, and Kindergarten Cop. If you’re at work, don’t say it unless Arnold Schwarzenegger would say it in front of a bunch of five-year-olds.
Jennifer Aaker (Humor, Seriously: Why Humor Is a Secret Weapon in Business and Life (And how anyone can harness it. Even you.))
Every year, in the spring, a stone-lifting contest is held in Munich. This has been going on for decades and has a lot of prestige in sporting circles. You stand on two footrests that look like chairs and pull the stone up between your legs by a metal handle. The stone weighs approximately 508 German pounds (about 560 English pounds). An electric scale on the wall of the auditorium shows how many centimeters you lift the stone. You do it cold; there’s no warming up. You just lift it up as far as you can. That year I entered the contest, broke the existing record, and won. The press picked it up and wrote that Mr. Universe was the strongest man in Germany—which may or may not have been true, but it was good for bodybuilding. At that time, along with all the other misconceptions about the sport, people still thought bodybuilders had muscles but didn’t have any power, just big useless muscles.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
I taught myself discipline, the strictest kind of discipline. How to be totally in control of my body, how to control each individual muscle. I could apply that discipline to everyday life. I used it in acting, in going to school. Whenever I didn’t want to study I would just think back and remember what it took to be Mr. Universe—the sacrifice, the hard work—and I would plunge myself into studying.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
Bodybuilding changed me entirely. I think I would be a different person now if I’d never trained, if I’d just worked somewhere. It gave me confidence and pride and an unlimited positive attitude. I can apply my success to everything. One thing is that people listen much more to bigger guys; the bigger you are and the more impressive you look physically, the more people listen and the better you can sell yourself or anything else. In business school I saw a study of how many big companies in America hire salesmen above a certain height and weight. Because it has been proved that big people are more impressive salespeople. They’re more convincing. It’s true. I found it out myself, that I can persuade people easier than a small person can.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
The more you do it, the more automatic it becomes, and the less effort it takes.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I believed that the only way you become a leading man is by treating yourself like a leading man and working your ass off. If you don't believe in yourself, then how will anyone else believe in you?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Sometimes being spontaneous and jumping on an opportunity is the only way you can see art being made.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I realized that writing something is different from saying it — and that love stories are built around people's idiosyncrasies.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
No matter what you do in life, selling is part of it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
I felt that there were no magazines or books around in the Stone Age, and yet every schmuck took care of babies back then, so how wrong could you go? As long as you love the baby, you figure it out, just like with everything you love doing.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
No matter what you do in life, you have to have a business mind and educate yourself about money.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
The only way to make the possible possible is to try the impossible. If you fail, so what? That's what everybody expects. But if you succeed, you make the world a much better place.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
We humans have territories too. Ours are psychological. Stevie Wonder's territory is the piano. Arnold Schwarzenegger's is the gym. When Bill Gates pulls into the parking lot at Microsoft, he's on his territory. When I sit down to write, I'm on mine.
Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)
From the beginning, I was a believer in the basic movements, because that was Reg Park’s preference. At the times Reg hadn’t accelerated his workouts for some major competition, he would stay with the basic exercises—bench presses, chin-ups, squats, rowing, barbell curls, wrist curls, pullovers, leg extensions, calf raises. These were the movements that worked most directly on all the body parts. I was following his example to the letter. And as it turned out, I could hardly have chosen more wisely. The basic exercises were creating for me a rugged foundation, a core of muscle I could later build upon for a winning body. Reg Park’s theory was that first you have to build the mass and then chisel it down to get the quality; you work on your body the way a sculptor would work on a piece of clay or wood or steel. You rough it out—the more carefully, the more thoroughly, the better—then you start to cut and define. You work it down gradually until it’s ready to be rubbed and polished. And that’s when you really know about the foundation. Then all the faults of poor early training stand out as hopeless, almost irreparable flaws.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger (Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder)
Thus, the solution: identify your biggest weaknesses and get to work. This is why skier Shane McConkey would consistently seek out the worst conditions on the mountain, why Arnold Schwarzenegger always began his weight lifting sessions targeting his weakest muscle group, and why Nobel laureate Richard Feynman decided, late in his life, to learn how to speak to women. Of course, Feynman decides to train this particular weakness by hanging out at strip clubs—but that’s a different story.42
Steven Kotler (The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer)
»Nunca había oído decirlo de esa manera, pero se me quedó. Tanto que ahora se lo digo a mi hijo: “¿Es un sueño o es una meta?”. Porque un sueño es algo con lo que fantaseas y que probablemente nunca llegará a ocurrir. Una meta es algo que planificas, en lo que trabajas y que alcanzas. Siempre he visto así mis cosas. Mis modelos de éxito eran personas con metas bien estructuradas y que después se fijaron un plan para alcanzar esas cosas. Creo que eso es lo que impresionó de Arnold [Schwarzenegger]. Es lo que me impresionó de mi suegro [Vince McMahon].» Preocuparse ahora no va a cambiar nada «Soy amigo de Floyd Mayweather, y una vez lo acompañé al cuadrilátero, creo que cuando luchó contra Marquez. Yo quería ver algunas de las peleas preliminares y llegamos temprano. Al poco, algunos de los suyos se acercaron a mí y me dijeron: “Floyd quiere saludarte antes de empezar a prepararse, charlar contigo unos minutos”. Así que Steph, mi mujer, y yo fuimos a su vestuario y lo encontramos tumbado en el sofá viendo un partido de baloncesto. Dijo: “Hola, sentaos”. Así que nos ponemos a charlar un poco,
Timothy Ferriss (Armas de titanes: Los secretos, trucos y costumbres de aquellos que han alcanzado el éxito)
My vision of where I wanted to go in life was not normal. The whole idea of a conventional existence was like Kryptonite to me.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
[Evander Holyfield] said that his coach at one point told him, something like his very first day, ‘You could be the next Muhammad Ali. Do you wanna do that?’ Evander said he had to ask his mom. He went home, he came back and said, ‘I wanna do that.’ The coach said, ‘Okay. Is that a dream or a goal? Because there’s a difference.’ “I’d never heard it said that way, but it stuck with me. So much so that I’ve said it to my kid now: ‘Is that a dream, or a goal? Because a dream is something you fantasize about that will probably never happen. A goal is something you set a plan for, work toward, and achieve. I always looked at my stuff that way. The people who were successful models to me were people who had structured goals and then put a plan in place to get to those things. I think that’s what impressed me about Arnold [Schwarzenegger]. It’s what impressed me about my father-in-law [Vince McMahon].
Timothy Ferriss (Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers)
Not every legend is a myth, some are flesh and blood. Some legends walk among us, but they aren’t born, they’re built. Legends are made from iron & sweat, mind and muscle, blood and vision and victory. Legends are champions, they grow, they win, they conquer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
He kept his eye open for other events that looked like the place to be and became drawn to them, looking for any opening to create news and enhance his value further. One such event was the Arnold Classic, held on March 2nd in Columbus, Ohio. The Arnold Classic was an annual bodybuilding event traditionally held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. It served as something of a melting pot, luring agents, pornstars, hustlers, fans and wannabe stars to one venue with its gravitational pull. “If you like fake tits that’s the place to go”, jokes Kim Wood. “It’s a cesspool, there’s drug dealers…you just wallow in the sleaze.” Pillman’s visit was dual-purpose – in addition to hanging out at the expo, he was filming a commercial to plug his hotline to air on Hardcore TV. ECW’s television crew Stonecutter Productions, headed by Steve Karel, put it together with Brian. In what would become an unfortunate, ironic twist of fate, it was Karel, the same man who told Kim Wood about the WCW-ECW connection which led to Pillman becoming the talk of the industry, that took Brian to the Arnold Classic. Of course, a lot of the attendees were wrestling fans and with Brian in character, he was getting almost as much attention as Arnold himself. Brian and Karel took the sleaze a step further, going back and forth between strip shows and nude woman contests, when Pillman came across a model that caught his eye. In this case, however, it wasn’t a female. One of the sponsors of the Arnold Classic was Hummer. Schwarzenegger fell in love seeing a fleet of military Humvees roll past the set of Kindergarten Cop in 1990 and wanted one of his own. Arnie finally convinced AM General to produce them, and it was Schwarzenegger himself who purchased the first Hummer off the assembly line. Since then he was linked with them and with the bodybuilding expo bearing his name, it was only natural to have a number of floor models on display. Pillman loved the look of one of the Hummers in particular and since the ones being showcased had to be gotten rid of, Karel, with his connections, was able to get Brian a pretty good deal if he wanted to purchase it there and then. Despite all his hard work being with the goal of cashing in and making it out on the other end financially better off, Pillman’s focus lapsed amidst the intoxicating vibe of working everybody and living his character. Against his prior instincts, he bought the vehicle.
Liam O'Rourke (Crazy Like A Fox: The Definitive Chronicle of Brian Pillman 20 Years Later)
Where the mind goes the body will follow.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety, no doubt—just absolute confidence.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised)
When you're out there partying, horsing around, someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter, and someone is winning. Just remember that.” Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dipo Adesina (21 Habits of Highly Broke People: Break Free From Destructive Habits With Practical Steps To Turn Your Finances Around)
When we camped in the field, we had a regular routine. First, we’d work out: I had my weight plates and bars and exercise bench all stowed in compartments on top of the tank, where tools were usually kept. Three, four, or five other guys from the platoon would join me, and we’d exercise for an hour and a half before getting something to eat. Some nights the drivers had to stay with their tanks while the other guys went to the sleeping tent. We’d bed down by digging a shallow hole, putting down a blanket, and parking the tank overhead. The idea was to protect ourselves from wild boars. We were not allowed to kill them, and they roamed freely in the training area because I think they knew that. We also posted sentries who would stand on top of the tanks so the boars couldn’t get at them. One night we were camped near a stream, and I woke up with a start because I thought I heard the boars. Then I realized there was nothing on top of me. My tank was gone! I looked around and found it twenty or thirty feet away, sticking tail-up in the water. The nose was submerged, and the cannon was stuck down into the mud. I’d forgotten to apply the big brake, it turned out, and the ground was sloped just enough that the tank had slowly rolled away as we slept. I tried to get it out, but the treads just spun in the mud. We had to bring in an eighty-ton towing unit, and it took hours to pull out my tank. Then we had to get it to the repair depot. The turret had to be taken off. The cannon had to be sent out to be specially cleaned. I had to sit in confinement for twenty-four hours for that one.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
If a guy looked at me in a weird way or challenged me for whatever reason, I’d be in his face. I’d give him the shock treatment: I’d rip off my shirt to reveal my tank top underneath and then I’d punch him out. Or sometimes when he saw me he’d just say, “Oh, what the hell. Why don’t we just get a beer?
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
It wasn’t that I disliked the army. In fact, it was one of the best things that had ever happened to me. Being a soldier had done a lot for my self-confidence. Once I was living independently from my family, I found out I could depend on myself. I learned to make comrades of strangers and be a comrade in return. The structure and discipline seemed more natural than at home. If I carried out orders, I felt I’d accomplished something.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
Doctor,” my mother was saying, “all the other boys, Arnold’s friends, when I go to their homes, they have girls hanging on their walls. Posters, magazines, colored pictures of girls. And look at him. Naked men.” “Frau Schwarzenegger,” said the doctor, “there is nothing wrong. Boys always need inspiration. They will look to their father, and many times this is not enough because he’s the father, so they will look also to other men. This is actually good; nothing for you to worry about.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)
You can overthink anything. There are always negatives. The more you know, the less you tend to do something. If I had known everything about real estate, movies, and bodybuilding, I wouldn’t have gone into them. I felt the same about marriage; I might not have done it if I’d known everything I’d have to go through. The hell with that! I knew Maria was the best woman for me, and that’s all that counted.
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story)