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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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  1. Lawrence Berry

    Feb 11, 2016 at 3:26 am

    When you read inspirational quotes of people, you are delving into their minds and learning about who they are. Clint Eastwood seems like a very wise man and we can emulate his success by taking some of his quotes and learning from him. I have always been the type of person who wants to make my own quotes to live by, but there is never harm done learning from others.

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29 Stirring Idris Elba Quotes

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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Tom Hardy is an incredible actor. From appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises; Hardy understands the value of endurance & sticking to your passion. Many people doubted him as he became an actor and his dreams of finding success. Now he has won multiple Oscars and is a respected member of the community.

Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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I’ll Tell You How To Be Confident Without The Self-Help BS: You Just Do It.

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One of the most popular topics on blogs right now is content about how to have more confidence. It’s driving me bonkers! I’m unsure what the fascination is with the subject.

Having gone through the whole confidence battle myself and come out the other side on top, I think I can share a few things that will help everybody.

 

Act as if.

Rather than be caught up in the foreplay of overthinking, considering and asking too many questions, just do.

“Quite simply, what has worked for me is to just get on with the task and tell myself I’m becoming an expert while being in motion”

Getting going is the part we’re all missing when it comes to confidence. You can’t be confident unless you get some experience at whatever you want to be confident at. This advice sounds simplistic because it is.

I’ve become more confident over the last five years by running up miles in the beaten-up VW Beetle that was my mind and body. Through gaining experience, I turned that VW Beetle into a Lamborghini by trying things and executing.

There’s no pretending when it comes to confidence. You only start to believe you are confident when you begin taking action. I could probably wrap it up right there and you’d be done when it comes to confidence. No more self-help secrets and private masterminds are required.

Act as if you are already confident and your mind will believe you. Your mind only believes what you tell it. Tell your mind you are confident and you will gain more confidence in the execution. That extraordinary mind will then do as you tell it.

 

Sit up and stand up straight soldier!

I always believed this one was total hocus pocus or maybe even a Jedi Mind Trick. It’s not. Confidence is also in the way you move. People feel confidence in you through your presence. If you need to perform at 110% in say a speech as an example, you have to stand up straight and physically be confident.

Now this is harder than it looks so here’s what I did: I stood on the stage with my back straight. I then rolled my shoulders back and poked my chest out slightly. Each movement on stage was acted out as if I was Arnold Schwarzenegger posing for the Mr Olympia Final (that’s hard as I look nothing like him but stay with me peeps).

Simply having a confident physical presence allowed the audience to be confident with the words and advice I was delivering. Even if each point I presented was not completely thought through, the effect was still the same. I came across as confident.

So, next time you want to be confident, try this out for yourself. Pick your own hero who’s oozing confidence, to be the person you imagine when you go into your confident pose. No matter how ridiculous this seems, it works. Don’t question, just do.

 

Self-talk is key: three words to confidence.

Okay, let’s not overdo this confidence lesson. The self-talk in my head when I need to be confident is very dumb and easy to copy. The three words I use are:

“You got this!”

Say those three words whenever you need to be confident. Say them over and over until they drown out your negative inner voice that wants to doubt your ability.

“Doubt is the disease that sabotages your confidence”

I had no idea about blogging as an example. I just believed I’d find a way and I did. My doubting brain told me that I was hopeless at English and couldn’t master grammar to save my life. That aside, I just used these three words to silence the inner critic.

Your inner critic is only right if you let it be. Back yourself. Talk to yourself like a winner (not a loser) and you’ll have more confidence. No need to buy that book on confidence anymore. No need to read another self-help, pump up blog post that gets you all warm and sweaty.

 

Disconnect from the outcome.

Confidence is about putting the outcome aside. Everything you do is a lesson and will give you confidence. Being tied to the idea of what the outcome looks like allows your doubting mind and your inner critic to come back to the main stage of your attention.

Where your energy flows to, is where your focus goes. Focusing on anything other than being confident about your daily battles will give you the results you hate. Nine times out of ten you can’t control the outcome anyway.

So focusing on doing your best and being confident will take you so much further. Like I keep saying “You got this!”

Swag it out like whatever outcome you achieve is phenomenal because you are incredible for waking up each day and just giving it a crack!

 

Say yes and learn later.

Confidence comes from saying yes and deciding to figure out the strategy later. If an offer or idea resonates with you, then say yes. You’ll find yourself gaining more experience by doing so. My superman complex used to make me carefully think about each offer I was presented with to assess whether I had the skills and capability.

Now I choose offers and proposals that bring me joy instead, and I use my newfound confidence to say yes, and know that I’ll learn what I need to execute properly along the way. Failing that, there’s someone I know in my network that can fill any blanks in regardless so I’m very unlikely to fail.

BUT even if I fail it’s all good because I still learned heaps, got experience and had fun in the meantime. All of which made me more confident. Confidence is unstoppable when it starts to compound through experience and taking action.

 

Remember that all of us have no idea including me.

This was something I learned through a podcast. If you look at your heroes and get to know them as friends, you’ll quickly realize, like I did with my own heroes, that they have no idea. Your heroes just act as if and see what sticks.

When approaching any goal with this in mind, you find an inner confidence to have a go and see what happens.

“When you realize we’re all flawed, it sets you free to try stuff and execute on a few wild goals that you may not succeed at”

I have no clue about most things and that’s where the beauty lies. Stop idolizing and be confident in your ability to get sh*t done.

 

We’re all extraordinary when we believe we are.

Belief in yourself is key to having confidence. The truth is that all of us can be extraordinary no matter where we come from, our nationality, the struggles we’ve gone through, what books we’ve read or who our current friends are.

The opportunity to be extraordinary exists for all of us. Let this very idea give you the confidence you need to change the world because you can.

You don’t need more self-help articles on confidence: You need to understand you’re already extraordinary.

If you want to increase your productivity and learn some more valuable life hacks, then join my private mailing list on timdenning.net

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared hundreds of thousands of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around success, personal development, motivation, and entrepreneurship. During the day Tim works with the most iconic tech companies in the world, as an adviser, to assist them in expanding into Australia. By night, Tim coaches his students on the principles of personal development and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net or through his Facebook.

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  1. Lawrence Berry

    Feb 11, 2016 at 3:26 am

    When you read inspirational quotes of people, you are delving into their minds and learning about who they are. Clint Eastwood seems like a very wise man and we can emulate his success by taking some of his quotes and learning from him. I have always been the type of person who wants to make my own quotes to live by, but there is never harm done learning from others.

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29 Stirring Idris Elba Quotes

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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29 Epic Tom Hardy Quotes

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Tom Hardy is an incredible actor. From appearing in Hollywood blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises; Hardy understands the value of endurance & sticking to your passion. Many people doubted him as he became an actor and his dreams of finding success. Now he has won multiple Oscars and is a respected member of the community.

Here are 29 of Tom Hardy’s greatest quotes:

1. “The only thing I can do is wipe my arse, brush my teeth, turn up, and do the best work I can.” – Tom Hardy

2. “It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is your plan.“ – Tom Hardy

3. “Love is doing something you don’t want to do for someone you don’t particularly like at that moment.“ – Tom Hardy

4. “I think it’s important that you always transform if you can. That’s what I was trained to do. You try and hide yourself as much as you can – that’s the key to longevity.“ – Tom Hardy

5. “I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.” – Tom Hardy

6. “I didn’t understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it.” – Tom Hardy

7. “Fame and stuff like that is all very cool, but at the end of the day, we’re all human beings. Although what I do is incredibly surreal and fun and amazing and I’m really grateful for it, I don’t believe my own press release, do you know what I mean?“ – Tom Hardy

8. “Never give power to the big man.” – Tom Hardy

9. “A great man is largely forgotten by the public. He doesn’t stand on top of a mountain waving a flag saying, “Look at me – I’m a great man.” A great man often disappears into the ether. Hardly anyone notices that he was even there, apart from his family and close friends. He was reliable. He showed up. He was there. He was useful where he could be. He made mistakes. Tried to make better of those mistakes. Doesn’t mean you have to cure cancer or understand the theory of relativity. It’s not necessarily as rock-and-roll or as cool as you might think. Part of being a great man is accepting that. To dare to be average and normal is actually a pathway to becoming a great man. To have more humility. To accept responsibility more. To just get on with what’s in front of your face. And to leave no f**king indelible mark of your ever being here, apart from the fact that you were there for your family to the best of your ability. It’s not an easy task. I’ll probably f**k it up.” – Tom Hardy

10. “I’m just getting settled as a responsible man – but if you split the elephant into little mouthfuls it will be fine.” – Tom Hardy

11. “I hate publicists and publicity. But I love people.” – Tom Hardy

12. “I’m not interested in walks in the parks. Anything difficult that people think I couldn’t play, I’m straight at it. If they say ‘Tom, don’t put your hand in the fire’, you know I’ll be coming out of it casually an hour later with third-degree burns and bandages up to my arms.” – Tom Hardy

13. “So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because a man needs purpose.” – Tom Hardy

14. “I guess is I had fifty million dollars I could spend more time at home…” – Tom Hardy

15. “There’s always a certain pride in getting the job done properly.“ – Tom Hardy

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16. “You musn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” – Tom Hardy

17. “Responsibility has a cost, and there’s no such thing as perfection.” – Tom Hardy

18. “We’re all flawed human beings and we all have a cauldron of psychosis which we have to unravel as we grow older and find the way we fit in to live our lives as best as possible.“ – Tom Hardy

19. “No matter how much you can prepare for it, there’s nothing worse than the anticipation. It’s always the killer of everything. The actuality of doing something is normally a lot easier than the waiting for it.” – Tom Hardy

20. “Vanity is normal in performers. Does it bother other people? All the time. But nine times out of ten, that says more about them than you.” – Tom Hardy

21. “You don’t step on stage to eat; you go there to be eaten.” – Tom Hardy

22. “It is not the violence that sets a man apart, it is the distance heis prepared to go.” – Tom Hardy

23. “Spirituality seems to me to be for those who’ve been through hell.” – Tom Hardy

24. “I’m going to fail to hit the mark I’ve put up before me because it’s not possible to hit it. I want to be the best at what I do so I’ve got to get over myself already because that’s never going to happen. I ain’t ever going to be god.” – Tom Hardy

25. “But I do believe the time is now.” – Tom Hardy

26. “I’m here to challenge myself and to see whether I can shapeshift in an environment that’s actually quite daunting, but which I think would be nice to shine a light into.. The destination of any interesting drama is that you shine a light into a place that not many people know about.” – Tom Hardy

27. “Within the creative arts you can create things and destroy things. Passion creates and destroys.” – Tom Hardy

28. “I’m not really a road dog. I’m a bit of a homeboy. But the reality is, I love what I fucking do.” – Tom Hardy

29. “We are survivors. We control the fear. And without the fear, we are all as good as dead.” – Tom Hardy

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