Top Quotes by Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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

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

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul.

Clint Eastwood

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Clint Eastwood

You should never give up your inner self.

Clint Eastwood

Just try not to ingest a lot of fats, and just try to eat carefully.

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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

There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

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We boil at different degrees.

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I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go… It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, ‘Wait a second? Didn’t we just get through with that?’

Clint Eastwood

When I was growing up, I wasn’t an extrovert. If anything, I was an introverted kid and a very average pupil at school. I was very quiet.

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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

Clint Eastwood

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.

Clint Eastwood

I grew up with J. Edgar Hoover. He was the G-man, a hero to everybody, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the big, feared organization. He was ahead of his time as far as building up forensic evidence and fingerprinting. But he took down a lot of innocent people, too.

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

Clint Eastwood

Some people feel that the world owes them a living.

Clint Eastwood

I’m not a New Age person, but I do believe in meditation, and for that reason I’ve always liked the Buddhist religion. When I’ve been to Japan, I’ve been to Buddhist temples and meditated, and I found that rewarding.

Clint Eastwood

The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your life, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there’s nothing really to talk about.

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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

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

Clint Eastwood

I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21 because he promised to get us out of the Korean War.

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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

Our modern society – especially in the West, and especially now – reveres youth.

Clint Eastwood

My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.

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

Clint Eastwood

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.

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

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The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.

Clint Eastwood

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.

Clint Eastwood

The fact is, violence is not only not a beautiful thing, but it’s also very painful and not without consequences for the perpetrator as well as the victim.

Clint Eastwood

I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.

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When you listen to Ray Charles, there’s never any doubt whose voice that is.

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Fate pulls you in different directions.

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

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

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Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.

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I don’t mind telling a dark side.

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I’d always tried to resist playing the supervirility thing. I liked showing the vulnerability of age.

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My whole life has been one big improvisation.

Clint Eastwood

When I did ‘Bird,’ it was a surprise to some people, first because I wasn’t in it and second because most of the films I’d been doing were cop movies or westerns or adventure films, so to be doing one about Charlie Parker, who was a great influence on American music, was a great thrill for me.

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I think Pebble Beach is kind of a unique place on the planet.

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At the major studios, you see people wanting to remake a TV series, wanting to make a sequel.

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On ‘Mystic River,’ I had to cut my salary and everyone else’s to get it made.

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Politicians love regulating. That’s part of the whole power structure.

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Liberals are not always so liberal with people who disapprove – disapprove of their point of view.

Clint Eastwood

I’m not one of these guys who sits around saying, ‘Gee, I mean, the person had a strange childhood and that’s why he’s doing this horrible thing. Poor Jeffrey Dahmer. He’s just had a bad childhood and that’s why he’s eating people.’ Wait a second! This person should be removed from the planet.

Clint Eastwood

I don’t think I’ve met anyone with a stronger work ethic than Ray Charles.

Clint Eastwood