Quotes by 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
I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
– Clint Eastwood
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
– Clint Eastwood
My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
– Clint Eastwood
Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.
– Clint Eastwood
The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
– Clint Eastwood
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
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
– Clint Eastwood
This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.
– Clint Eastwood
We boil at different degrees.
– Clint Eastwood
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
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
Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation 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
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
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.
– Clint Eastwood
The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your fife, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there's nothing really to talk about.
– Clint Eastwood
Society is at odds with itself.
– 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
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
Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.
– Clint Eastwood