Clint Eastwood

Quotes from Clint Eastwood:


“Men must know their limitations.”

If you think it’s going to rain, it will.

“The craving for information is so huge now,
and it can be marketed at such a rapid rate.”

Clint Eastwood as his movie character Dirty Harry in Sudden Impact to robbers:
“We’re not just gonna let you walk out of here”
robber: Who’s we?
“Smith & Wesson and Me”

Clint Eastwood as his movie character Dirty Harry in Sudden Impact:
Go Ahead, Make My Day!

“They’ve got this crazy actor who’s 82 years old up there in a suit.
I was a mayor, and they’re probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks.”

“If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.”

“I became a Republican in 1951, the first year I could vote.”

“If you’re doing a biography, you try to stay as accurate as possible to reality.
But you really don’t know what was going on in the person’s mind.
You just know what was going on in the minds of people around him.”

“I’ve taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.”

I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.

“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.”

“I keep working because I learn something new all the time.”

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.”

“I’m not a chick-flick enthusiast.”

“Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist.
I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.”

“Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.”

Clint Eastwood as his movie character Dirty Harry:
“Uh uh. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire six shots or only five?” Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?”

“The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

“People love westerns worldwide.
There’s something fantasy-like about an individual fighting the elements.
Or even bad guys and the elements.
It’s a simpler time.
There’s no organized laws and stuff.”

“I’ve never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates.
Anybody can do well at something he loves – it’s just a question of finding the subject.”

“And I think it’s that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over.
You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one.
Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that. ”

“It’s much more fun to play something you’re nothing like than what you are… It’s much easier to hide yourself in a character.”

“Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.”

“If a person doesn’t change, there’s something really wrong with him.”

“I had three points I wanted to make:
That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left,
that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office,
and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job.
But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it. ”

“A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness.”

“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen.
Something that I think is very important.
It is that, you, we – we own this country. We – we own it.
It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.”

“I don’t mind telling a dark side.”

“I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent.
It is too late for me.”

“If I’d had good discipline, I might have gone into music.”

“I do believe in self-help.”

“I’m interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.”

“Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.”

“We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.”

“I just make the pictures and where they fall is where they fall.
If somebody likes them, that’s always nice.
And if they don’t like them, then too bad.”

“Even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff.”

“There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.”

“There’s a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven’t. You just do the best you can.”

“Actors know what actors are insecure about – and they’re all insecure.”

“Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.”

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”

“You know when you’re young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they’re trying to be old men and they have no idea what that’s like?
It’s just that stupid the other way around.”

“This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.”

“I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.”

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.”

“We boil at different degrees.”

“I mean, I’ve always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else’s hair.”

“The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.”

“I’m not really conservative. I’m conservative on certain things. I believe in less government.
I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don’t any more.”

“Crimes against children are the most heinous crime.
That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.”

“You have to feel confident. If you don’t, then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against you.”

“My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’
Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.”

“It’s a very confusing era that we’re in. ”

“You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don’t want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you’re not performing at your best.”

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.”

“I’m just a kid – I’ve got a lot of stuff to do yet.”

“I just think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in the world.
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best.
And we should not ever forget that.
And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.”

“In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.”

“I don’t really get into a big intellectual analysis of why I am going to do a certain script or not.”

“Every story has its demands.”

“I’ve had moments when I’ve thought about somebody, picked up the phone to call them and they are on the line already, and I think that maybe there’s some vibration, some connection.”

“I guess any movie actor can become a role model for audiences out there who enjoy him.”