Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

The World According to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger

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"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."

"All of a sudden, we see riots, we see protests, we see people clashing. The next thing we know, there is injured or there is dead people. We don't want to get to that extent." –Arnold Schwarzenegger on the dangers posed by gay marriage

"I saw this toilet bowl. How many times do you get away with this — to take a woman, grab her upside down, and bury her face in a toilet bowl? I wanted to have something floating there ... The thing is, you can do it, because in the end, I didn't do it to a woman — she's a machine! We could get away with it without being crucified by who-knows-what group." -Arnold Schwarzenegger, describing a scene in "Terminator 3"

"Well, there was no sex for 14 days." -Arnold Schwarzenegger on getting the cold shoulder from his wife after backing President George W. Bush at the 2004 Republican Convention

"I don't understand how they can call me anti-Latino when I've made four movies in Mexico." —Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigning for California governor in 2003

"She's either Puerto Rican, or the same thing as Cuban, I mean they are all very hot. They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it." -Arnold Schwarzenegger on California Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, the lone Latina Republican in the Legislature

"I like the color red because it's a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire." -Arnold Schwarzenegger on his favorite color

"To those critics who are so pessimistic about our economy, I say, Don't be economic girlie men!" –Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Republican convention

"If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ...

if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men." –Arnold Schwarzenegger describing Democratic lawmakers in California

"If I would do another 'Terminator' movie I would have Terminator travel back in time and tell Arnold not to have a special election." -Arnold Schwarzenegger after all four of his ballot initiatives were roundly defeated in the special election he called

"It's the most difficult [decision] I've made in my entire life, except the one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax." –Arnold Schwarzenegger announcing his gubernatorial candidacy on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno"

"I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento." –Arnold Schwarzenegger on "The Tonight Show"

"As you know, I don't need to take any money from anybody. I have plenty of money myself. I will make the decisions for the people."

"We have to make sure everyone in California has a great job. A fantastic job!"

"The public doesn't care about figures." -discussing his economic views

"Don't worry about that." -on the environment

"From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they're taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they're taxed....This goes on all day long.

Tax, tax, tax."

"This is really embarrassing. I just forgot our state governor's name, but I know that you will help me recall him." –speaking to a taxpayer advocacy group

"As much as when you see a blonde with great tits and a great ass, you say to yourself, 'Hey, she must be stupid or must have nothing else to offer,' which maybe is the case many times. But then again there is the one that is as smart as her breasts look, great as her face looks, beautiful as her whole body looks gorgeous, you know, so people are shocked." –in an interview with Esquire

"The best activities for your health are pumping and humping."

"Having a pump is like having sex. I train two, sometimes three times a day. Each time I get a pump. It's great. I feel like I'm coming all day."

"I have inhaled, exhaled everything."

"That was another thing I will never forgive the Republican Party for.

I was ashamed to call myself a Republican during that period." -on the Clinton impeachment

"I can look at a chick who's a little out of shape and if she turns me on, I won't hesitate to date her. If she's a good f**k she can weigh 150 pounds, I don't care." -in a 1977 interview with Oui

"Having chicks around is the kind of thing that breaks up the intense training. It gives you relief, and then afterward you go back to the serious stuff."

"The c**k isn't a muscle so it doesn't grow in relation to the shoulders, say, or the pectorals. You can't make it bigger through exercise, that's for sure."

"Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was a fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that was why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he wanted to conquer the world." -in a 1977 interview with Time Out

"My friends don't want me to mention Kurt's name, because of all the recent Nazi stuff and the U.N. controversy, but I love him and Maria does too, and so thank you, Kurt." –on his friend and fellow Austrian Kurt Waldheim, a Nazi war criminal

"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave." –in a 1990 interview with U.S. News

"I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power. I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for what he did with it." —explaining who his heroes were during a 1975 interview during the filming of a documentary, Pumping Iron

"I was always dreaming about very powerful people - dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered." –in the 1977 film "Pumping Iron"


"Consider dat a divorce!" –in "Total Recall"

"Who is your daddy and what does he do?" –in "Kindergarten Cop"

"Come with me if you want to live." –in "Terminator 2"

"What is best in life: Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!" –from "Conan the Barbarian" (sound clip)

"I'm not into politics, I'm into survival" –in "The Running Man"

"I'll be back." –in "The Terminator" (sound clip)

"If it bleeds, we can kill it." –in "Predator" (sound clip)

"Have you ever killed anyone?"
"Yeah, but they were all bad." –in "True Lies"

"The difference is...

I'm just going to kill you." –in "Collateral Damage"

"I don't know what the problem is, but I'm sure it can be solved without resorting to violence." –in "Twins"

"If revenge is a dish best served cold, then put on your Sunday finest. It's time to feast!" –in "Batman and Robin"

"First I'm gonna use you as a human shield, then I gonna take that chisel and kill the guard with it. Then I was thinking about breaking your neck." –in "True Lies"

"If I am not me, who da hell am I?" –in "Total Recall" (sound clip)

"Hasta la vista, baby!" –in "Terminator 2" (sound clip)