"It's the most difficult [decision] I've made in my entire life, except the one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax."
Arnie announcing his gubernatorial candidacy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
"I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento."
Arnold Schwarzenegger, on The Tonight Show
"As you know, I don't need to take any money from anybody. I have plenty of money myself. I will make the decisions for the people."
"We have to make sure everyone in California has a great job. A fantastic job!"
"The best activities for your health are pumping and humping."
"I don't understand how they can call me anti-Latino, when I've made four movies in Mexico."
"This is really embarrassing. I just forgot our state governor's name, but I know that you will help me recall him."
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaking to a taxpayer advocacy group
"From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they're taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they're taxed....This goes on all day long. Tax, tax, tax."
"I saw this toilet bowl. How many times do you get away with this, to take a woman, grab her upside down, and bury her face in a toilet bowl? I wanted to have something floating there ... The thing is, you can do it, because in the end, I didn't do it to a woman, she's a machine! We could get away with it without being crucified by who-knows-what group."
Arnold Schwarzenegger describing a scene in Terminator 3
"As much as when you see a blonde with great tits and a great ass, you say to yourself, 'Hey, she must be stupid or must have nothing else to offer,' which maybe is the case many times. But then again there is the one that is as smart as her breasts look, great as her face looks, beautiful as her whole body looks gorgeous, you know, so people are shocked."
Arnold Schwarzenegger in an interview with Esquire
"Having a pump is like having sex. I train two, sometimes three times a day. Each time I get a pump. It's great. I feel like I'm coming all day."
"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman."
"I have inhaled, exhaled everything."
"That was another thing I will never forgive the Republican Party for. I was ashamed to call myself a Republican during that period."
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the Clinton impeachment
"I can look at a chick who's a little out of shape and if she turns me on, I won't hesitate to date her. If she's a good f**k she can weigh 150 pounds, I don't care."
Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 1977 interview with Oui magazine
"Having chicks around is the kind of thing that breaks up the intense training. It gives you relief, and then afterward you go back to the serious stuff."
"The c**k isn't a muscle so it doesn't grow in relation to the shoulders, say, or the pectorals. You can't make it bigger through exercise, that's for sure."
"Nixon was always being attacked sexually. It was always said that he was a fag and that he had no sexual relations with his wife for 15 years and that was why he liked power. And Hitler had only one ball, and that was why he wanted to conquer the world."
Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 1977 interview with Time Out magazine
"My friends don't want me to mention Kurt's name, because of all the recent Nazi stuff and the U.N. controversy, but I love him and Maria does too, and so thank you, Kurt."
Arnold Schwarzenegger on his friend and fellow Austrian Kurt Waldheim, a Nazi war criminal
"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."
Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 1990 interview with U.S. News
"I was always dreaming about very powerful people, dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered."
Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1977 film Pumping Iron
"I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not telling anyone."
"And you know something, because everything that I've gotten - my career, my money, my family; everything that I've gotten and achieved is because of California."
"And this is a process that was a very long and very difficult process, because you have to put all of those things on a scale. You have to put on a scale, you know, that you're
stopping with the movie career, you're stopping some of the business relationships that make you a lot of money."
"It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or Republican, if you're young or old, what the racial thing is, nothing matters to me."
"After watching mulattas shake it, I can totally understand why Brazil is devoted to my favorite body part, the ass."
"Bodybuilders party a lot, and once, in Gold's--the gym in Venice, California, where all the top guys train there was a black girl who came out naked. Everybody jumped on her and took her upstairs, where we all got together."
"Obviously, I've made statements that were ludicrous and crazy and outrageous and all those things, because that's the way I always was."
"Whatever I thought might hold me back, I avoided. I crossed girls off my list, except as tools for my sexual needs."
"If I see a girl with big tits, I'm going to stare and stare. And I'm going to think in my mind what I am going to do with her if I would have her."
"You have to do everything possible to win no matter what."
"I was born to be a leader. I love the fact that millions of people look up to me."
"I will not change. Because if you are successful and you change, you are an idiot."
"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."
"My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period."
Arnold Schwarzenegger presenting at the 1998 Oscars
"I love Thanksgiving turkey...it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."
"The public doesn't care about figures."
Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing his economic views
"Don't worry about that."
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the environment