The Wisdom Of Arnold Schwarzenegger

10 typical musings from the big man on his 68th birthday

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.

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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."

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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."

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