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Clint Eastwood Quotes

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Clint Eastwood quotes: the iconic actor’s about to make your day… with the following quotes.

“What you put into life is what you get out of it.”

“If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.”

“Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”

“You should never give up your inner self.”

“Work hard, keep your nose clean, and just stick around.”

“Fate pulls you in different directions.”

“If you feel like you’ve got something to offer you should do it while the iron’s hot.”

“You should just evaluate the work and make your judgments accordingly.  That’s the way you do it in life and every other subject.”

“Just trust your instincts.  There’s an old saying in golf, you’ve studied the swing many times, and you practice and practice, but when you stand over the ball, ‘You just have to trust your swing.’  And you trust it.  And if you don’t trust it, you’ll ruin it; your brain will take over.”

“If you get a certain amount of notoriety for doing something, and you can stick to that type of project for the rest of your life and make a decent living, I think you still have a responsibility to stretch.  Flexibility is what keeps you alive.”

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

“Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously.”

“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.”

“If a person is confident enough in the way they feel, whether it’s an art form or whether it’s just in life, it comes off – you don’t have anything to prove; you can just be who you are.”

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

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

“God gave you a brain.  Do the best you can with it.  And you don’t have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough.  He believed what he believed.  And he worked out things.  And he argued with people who disagreed with him.  But I’m sure he didn’t call everybody jerks.”

“I’m always trying to tackle subjects that tax me and make me think.  That’s the key to staying young at heart.  The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body.”

“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.”

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

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

“Shut your f*cking face.”

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

“I’m a mentor to anybody who’s interested.”

“There are two kinds of people in this world.  ‘I’ people and ‘we’ people.  I’ve always tried to be a ‘we’ person.”

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

“Some people feel that the world owes them a living.”

“I do believe in self-help.”

“I think everybody has something that they’ve been obsessed about in their lifetime.”

“Naturally, everybody has certain things they wish they hadn’t done in life.  They wish they hadn’t kicked their dog when they were 10 or something.”

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

“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.”

“These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?  I don’t give a f*ck about who wants to get married to anybody else!  Why not?!  We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.  They go on and on with all this bullsh*t about ‘sanctity’ – don’t give me that sanctity crap!  Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”

“Let’s not go and ruin it by thinking too much.”

“Always keep your ego in check and not be afraid to listen.  Listening is a great art form.”

“Improvise, adapt, and overcome.”

“A man’s gotta know his limitations.”

“Things change.  They always do, it’s one of the things of nature.  Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort.”

“Now remember, things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean.  I mean plumb, mad-dog mean.  ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win.  That’s just the way it is.”

“I know what you’re thinking: ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?'”

“Opinions are like assholes – everybody has one.”

“You got your whole life ahead of you, but for me, I finish things.”

“My dad was fiscally conservative, and I was influenced by that.  He didn’t believe in spending more than you had because it gets you into trouble.”

“I have worked ever since I was 13.”

“I always revered people that I thought had an idea and proceeded through with it.  I guess I’ve been that way since the day I called my father and told him I was going to study acting and maybe try to see if I could do well with that, and he told me: ‘Don’t do that.  You don’t want to do that, that’s just dream stuff.  Get a legitimate job and move forward.'”

“Tomorrow is promised to no one.”

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

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

“I still work out on a daily basis.”

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

“When you’re young, you’re very reckless.  Then you get conservative.  Then you get reckless again.”

“As you get older, you’re not afraid of doubt.  Doubt isn’t running the show.  You take out all the self-agonizing.”

“Every movie I make teaches me something.  That’s why I keep making them.”

“Everybody’s got a right to be a sucker… once.”

“You change as the years go by.  The more knowledge you get, the more things change in your life and circumstances change.”

“Whether you like it or not, you’re forced to come to the realization 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.”

“Do ya feel lucky, punk?”

“Go ahead.  Make my day.”

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