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Clint Eastwood is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

He has an estimated net worth of over $375 million and has won Academy Awards for best director and producer of the best picture as well as receiving Academy Award nominations for best actor.

Here are 82 excellent Clint Eastwood quotes:

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

2. “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. ” – Clint Eastwood

3. “I tried being reasonable, I didn’t like it.” – Clint Eastwood

4. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

5. “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.” – Clint Eastwood

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

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

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

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

10. “Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood

11. “There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.” – Clint Eastwood

12. “You should never give up your inner self.” – Clint Eastwood

13. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

14. “We boil at different degrees.” – Clint Eastwood

15. “When you’re young, you’re very reckless. Then you get conservative. Then you get reckless again.” – Clint Eastwood

16. “Let’s put it this way: there wouldn’t be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn’t be anybody there. We’d struggle to raise a quorum.” – Clint Eastwood

17. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

18. “Alfred Hitchcock once told me, when I was analyzing a lot of things about his pictures, ‘Clint, you must remember, it’s only a movie.’” – Clint Eastwood

19. “Fate pulls you in different directions.” – Clint Eastwood

20th Clint Eastwood Quote“If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

21. “I’ve always felt that if I examine myself too much, I’ll find out what I know and don’t know, and I’ll burst the bubble. I’ve gotten so lucky relying on my animal instincts, I’d rather keep a little bit of the animal alive.” – Clint Eastwood

22. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

23. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

24. “Actors know, with me they aren’t going to be allowed to rehearse a scene for a couple of hours and then get away with doing 25 takes before we get it right. So they come with their full bag of tricks.” – Clint Eastwood

25. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

26. “If you ever go to a music session, you’ll notice that the musicians can sit down and start playing right away, and everyone knows what to do. Of course they’re reading it, but the conductor can tweak little things, and you can take that back to directing motion pictures.” – Clint Eastwood

27. “What you put into life is what you get out of it.” – Clint Eastwood

28. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

29. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

30. “Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.” – Clint Eastwood

31. “The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.” – Clint Eastwood

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

33. “Men must know their limitations.” – Clint Eastwood

34. “Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you’re the mayor. The bad news is, now you’re the mayor.” – Clint Eastwood

35. “Everybody accuses me of moving fast when I direct a picture. I don’t move fast, but I just keep moving.” – Clint Eastwood

36. “You can’t stop everything from happening. But we’ve gotten to a point where we’re certainly trying. If a car doesn’t have four hundred air bags in it, then it’s no good.” – Clint Eastwood

37. “I’m a mentor to anybody who’s interested.” – Clint Eastwood

38. “I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.” – Clint Eastwood

39. “Nobody looks like they did when they were 20, so why not take advantage of the fact that you’re changing, emotionally as well as physically?” – Clint Eastwood

40. “My whole life has been one big improvisation.” – Clint Eastwood

 

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

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

43. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

44. “There’s no real excuse for being successful enough as an actor to do what you want and then selling out. You do it pure. You don’t try to adapt it, make it commercial.” – Clint Eastwood

45. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

46. “We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.” – Clint Eastwood

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

48. “I keep working because I learn something new all the time.” – Clint Eastwood

49. “I guess maybe when you get past 70, other people start asking you how you feel.” – Clint Eastwood

50th Clint Eastwood Quote – “I do believe in self-help.” – Clint Eastwood

51. “I hate to see anybody sink. I hate to see anybody lose their dream, lose their home, something like that.” – Clint Eastwood

52. “I’m not a regrets-type person.” – Clint Eastwood

53. “You have to steal a lot. You have to have a criminal mentality to be a film director.” – Clint Eastwood

54. “I guess I’m living in the present more than the past.” – Clint Eastwood

55. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

56. “Some people feel that the world owes them a living.” – Clint Eastwood

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

58. “Every story has its demands.” – Clint Eastwood

59. “I’m a day-to-day-type person.” – Clint Eastwood

60. “Society is at odds with itself.” – Clint Eastwood

61. “I’ve always been very liberal when it comes to people thinking for themselves.” – Clint Eastwood

62. “Man becomes his most creative during war.” – Clint Eastwood

63. “I don’t mind telling a dark side.” – Clint Eastwood

64. “I have worked ever since I was 13.” – Clint Eastwood

65. “I like working. That’s when I’m feeling my best. And the people around me know that. My wife knows that.” – Clint Eastwood

66. “In past generations, people would try to play younger than they really are. My trick is, I don’t try to play younger than I really am.” – Clint Eastwood

67. “It would be great to be 105 and still making films.” – Clint Eastwood

68. “I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.” – Clint Eastwood

69. “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.” – Clint Eastwood

70. “I think kids are natural actors. You watch most kids; if they don’t have a toy, they’ll pick up a stick and make a toy out of it. Kids will daydream all the time.” – Clint Eastwood

71. “Society has made us believe you should look like an 18-year-old model all your life.” – Clint Eastwood

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

73. “It’s always appealing to play a character that has to overcome himself as well as an obstacle. It makes the drama so much deeper.” – Clint Eastwood

74. “There has to be something in every role that interests you.” – Clint Eastwood

75. “I probably would have retired years ago if I hadn’t found interesting things to do.” – Clint Eastwood

76. “I think there is a lot made out of age, and what age you feel.” – Clint Eastwood

77. “Why am I a star? It can’t be because of looks.” – Clint Eastwood

78. “As I get older, I tend to put more into family than I used to.” – Clint Eastwood

79. “In ‘Gran Torino,’ I play a guy who’s racially offensive. But he learned. It shows that you’re never too old to learn and embrace people that you don’t understand to begin with. It seems like nobody else got that message, I guess.” – Clint Eastwood

80. “When I see a story, I ask: is this something I’d like to be in? Is this something I’d like to see? And if I’d like to see it, would I like to tell it?” – Clint Eastwood

81. “I’ve had no problem harnessing anger.” – Clint Eastwood

82. “I’m not afraid to look bad on the screen.” – Clint Eastwood

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Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

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11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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