55 Motivating quotes from Clint Eastwood

Selected 55 quotes from Clint Eastwood to motivate and show you the path forward.


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

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

Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one.

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

I’m just a kid – I’ve got a lot of stuff to do yet.

I’ve had moments when I’ve thought about somebody, picked up the phone to call them and they are on the line already, and I think that maybe there’s some vibration, some connection.

Every story has its demands.

You should never give up your inner self.

Let’s not go and ruin it by thinking too much.

Men must know their limitations.

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

Man becomes his most creative during war.

Fate pulls you in different directions.

You want to play the game, you’d better know the rules, love.

Everybody accuses me of moving fast when I direct a picture. I don’t move fast, but I just keep moving.

Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.

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

I’m a fatalist. I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt.

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

If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.

There are two kinds of people in this world. ‘I’ people and ‘we’ people. I’ve always tried to be a ‘we’ person.

Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.

Every movie I make teaches me something. That’s why I keep making them.

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.

Take your work seriously, but don’t take yourself seriously

Some people feel that the world owes them a living.

I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.

I am a good listener. I think that came from my schooling.

Work hard, keep your nose clean, and just stick around.

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

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

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

As you get older, you’re not afraid of doubt. Doubt isn’t running the show. You take out all the self-agonizing.

Actors know what actors are insecure about, and they’re all insecure.

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

If a person is confident enough in the way they feel, whether it’s an art form or whether it’s just in life, it comes off, you don’t have anything to prove, you can just be who you are.

I never sympathise with the accused unless there’s a chance the accused is not guilty, but I certainly don’t ever sympathise with the criminal.

There has to be something in every role that interests you.

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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.

I still work out on a daily basis.

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.

I’m not a regrets-type person.

My whole life has been one big improvisation.

Let’s put it this way: there wouldn’t be much point in me attending a high-school reunion now because there wouldn’t be anybody there. We’d struggle to raise a quorum

I don’t mind telling a dark side.

We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has.

You can’t stop everything from happening. But we’ve gotten to a point where we’re certainly trying. If a car doesn’t have four hundred air bags in it, then it’s no good.

A good man always knows his limitations.

It would be great to be 105 and still making films.

I guess I’m living in the present more than the past.

Nobody looks like they did when they were 20, so why not take advantage of the fact that you’re changing, emotionally as well as physically?

Deserve’s got nothing to do with it.

I do believe in self-help.

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.

I probably would have retired years ago if I hadn’t found interesting things to do.