It’s hard to believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 66 today. He seems as ageless as a Greek statue (perhaps there is something to all that gym stuff after all).
His most famous line is about coming back but Arnie has never been away; bringing his relentless determination and limitless ambition to Conan the Barbarian and Capital Hill alike.
Along the way he's managed to say a surprising amount, too, ranging from the strangely insightful to downright bizarre. To mark his big day, here's 10 of our favourite (non-scripted) Arnie quotes.
1 | "While other boys had pin-up girls and Playboy bunnies hanging on their walls, I had semi-naked men." (Esquire interview, 2013)
2 | "The best activities for your health are pumping and humping."
3 | "Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
4 | "I don’t spend much time thinking back. I like to move forward." (Esquire interview, 2013)
5 | ""One of my movies was called True Lies. It's what the Democrats should have called their convention."
6 | "I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street."
7 | "Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America."
8 | "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."
9 | "In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."
10 | "For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."