Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes
Quotes by and about Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Continued from his main entry on the site.)
Schwarzenegger: "[Growing up] I was one who did not conform and whose will could not be broken."
Schwarzenegger: "[As a boy] I felt inspired by [Austrian bodybuilder Kurt Marnul]. What really struck me was that he [wore] glasses. ... I associated glasses with intellectuals: teachers and priests. Yet here was Kurt Marnul lying on the bench with his tank-top shirt and tiny waist, an enormous chest, and this huge weight above his chest - and he had on glasses. I kept staring at the picture. How could someone who looked like a professor from the neck up be bench-pressing 190 kilos? ... I [was] fascinated that a man could be both smart and powerful."
Sean Hyson: "As early as ... 1968, he had total confidence about his place in history. ... That enviable sense of confidence, or perhaps arrogance, has always been central to the Schwarzenegger mystique."