One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.

I would never exchange my life with anybody else's.

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.

I think Americans are very patriotic.

In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.

You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours - as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect.

Something burned inside me. I wanted to be different; I was determined to be unique. I was driven to think big and to dream big.

I didn't leave bodybuilding until I felt that I had gone as far as I could go. It will be the same with my film career. When I feel the time is right, I will then consider public service. I feel that the highest honor comes from serving people and your country.

Learned helplessness is the giving-up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn't matter.

Politically there were failures. And also on the personal level, there were tremendous failures.

I have inhaled, exhaled everything.

People need to be insured so when you have an accident out there, or when something catastrophic happens to you, that you're covered and there's not someone else has to pay for you. That is as simple as that.

I'm addicted to exercising and I have to do something every day.

Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.

You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.

The secret is contained in a three-part formula I learned in the gym: self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, and honest hard work.

I'll be back.

Don't listen to the naysayers. Make sure that you're working your butt off. Make sure that you have a very clear vision of where you want to go. Don't shoot for lower goals – shoot for the stars.

I feel good because I believe I have made progress in rebuilding the people's trust in their government.

I wasn't there to compete. I was there to win.

I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.

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.

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long.

You can have the best ship in the world, but if the captain doesn't know where to go, he's going to just drift around and is going to get lost.

I have a love interest in every one of my films: a gun.

'I'll be back' always sounded a little girly to me.

I don't suffer of anything that I've lost.

Even with my divorce and with everything, I don't need money.

I'm sure a lot of people out there make mistakes.

I was born in Europe... and I've traveled all over the world. I can tell you that there is no place, no country, that is more compassionate, more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than the United States of America.

Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

Well, I think that California has had a history of always spending more money than it takes in.

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

You've got to help others. Don't just think about yourself. Help others.

And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on, that now as the governor of the state of California, I am selling California worldwide. You see that? Selling.

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

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.

There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.

I am the most helpful and open up doors for everyone and I like to share.

I made my fair share of mistakes.

I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?

If my life was a movie, no one would believe it.

If you can go through the pain period, you make it to be a champion. If you can't go through it, forget it. And that's what most people lack: having the guts – the guts to go in and just say… “I don't care what happens”.

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

I didn't want to just be a body building champion. I wanted to be the best body builder of all time.

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.

Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.