An epitome of strong masculinity.
A badass entertainer.
An adrenaline rush to the men and oxytocin to the ladies.
Clint has always been the main character, be it on the screen or in his life.
His wit, style, and extravagance have, till date, taken the world by storm.
It is questionable if a man can be called a movie freak if he hasn't watched Clint Eastwood's legendary entrance in his movie 'For a few dollars more?
Clint was born on May 31st, 1930, in San Francisco, California. Though Clint would eventually become one of the most legendary actors globally, he first had to do half a dozen-odd jobs to earn a living and was later sent to the U.S Army to combat. But he never did participate in any combats.
Later in life, Clint became sure that he wanted to become an actor and wrote to several directors and auditioned for them. After two years of struggle, Clint got his first breakthrough and was given the role in the movie 'Revenge of the creature'. Clint continued to work with Universal, a film production house. But his contract was terminated by them for petty reasons which were based on his looks and way of talking. After many minor roles, Clint landed on his biggest film, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and since then, we never forgot the man with the poncho and a lit cigar. Below are some of the famous Clint Eastwood Quotes.
Tomorrow is promised to no one.
Life is beautiful but unpredictable. We never know what the next moment holds for us. It doesn't matter we are happy, sad, rich, or poor. A guarantee that we will be alive tomorrow does not exist. That is, we must live each moment heartily.
Let's not go and ruin it by thinking too much.
Overthinking often ruins our best memories and even best relations. Overthinking is a toxic trait, and it never helps us achieve anything good. Sometimes we should leave some things good and not shun the moment's good vibe by overthinking about it.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Self-respect is a human quality that creates a difference in an individual's life drastically. We must respect ourselves, and only then will we believe that we have the power to achieve everything we have ever wanted. Self-respect itself paves ways for efforts which itself turns us into interesting human beings. When you have both respect and discipline in yourself, you turn into a powerful individual.
I don't wanna need you because I can't have you.
Human wants and desires are often left unfulfilled because of various circumstances. And then we have to learn and live without the particular unachievable thing in our minds. Thus, Clint feels that his desire cannot be achieved and therefore, he is trying to build a self that doesn't need it.
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 thinks that life is all optimistic. Everything is achieved by optimism, and nothing is achieved by pessimism. If something goes wrong, pessimism will only make it worse; on the other hand, optimism is a far better option that helps us forge ahead. We manifest all things positively, and all our doubts manifest.
Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously.
We should be good at what we do. We should work hard and bounce back up when we encounter obstacles. But we should take our breaks and enjoy life too. We must not be crushed in the rat but rather learn to thrive. Taking every action and emotion seriously will only lead to a far worse breakdown and losing our sanity.
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If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
Nothing in this world is guaranteed. Money or a stable job, or mental health is never promised. No matter how much likely it is for a thing to happen, it is always possible that the exact opposite is possible. Our choice of life may feel guaranteed but behind the scenes always lies the risk.
It's a hell of a thing; killin' a man. You take away everything he ever had and ever would have.
Clint Eastwood feels that murder is an atrocious crime, not because of its brutality but because you ensure that the person you killed never would have anything in his life and lost everything he has ever had just in a moment. You take away every possibility from his life and give him the worst one.
Nothing wrong with shooting...as long as the right people get shot.
Violence and killing may be deemed as wrong things, but this is not always the case. Some people who have done wrong and broken laws should be killed. And this, in turn, justifies how killing is not always bad.
A Love like this happens but once in a lifetime.
Love is the most irrational of emotions, but it sure feels good. And though it is justified or proved by no means, love sometimes feels too real to be real. Such love is encountered once in a lifetime, and this kind of love is not repeated again and again.
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Fate pulls you in different directions.
Sometimes we do not get justifications for our lives' questions or solutions. In such moments fate and destiny feel like answers to our questions. Sometimes we are meant to do certain things, and everything in the world conspires for us to make us encounter that thing.
I keep working because I learn something new all the time.
Learning something new all the time is the way to live the best life. And that is the precise reason why even at the age of 86, Clint wouldn't retire! To learn something new is to become ab better version of oneself.
I'm a mentor to anybody interested.
A mentor is a person far greater than a teacher. He not only teaches us something we want to learn but the way to live our life. Clint is one of the greatest actors of all time, and he feels he is interested in sharing with anyone his knowledge about the film industry and his way of dealing with the industry.
If a person doesn't change, there's something wrong with him.
A wise man once said change is the measurement by which human intelligence can be measured. A person who cannot change is stagnant and is preventing his growth.
My dad was fiscally conservative, and I was influenced by that. He didn't believe in spending more than you had because it gets you into trouble.
Luxury and riches are a way to a better life is a worldwide accepted notion. But this is not always the case because with riches comes greed. And this greed wants us to become far richer and the richest. Greed and lust invite all kinds of troubles. It's not rare to meet a once upon a time rich man now turned bankrupt.
There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality.
Trends can be defined as popular stuff people do at a certain period. But Clint wouldn't confirm such trends as he does not want to know as an up to date individual but a unique individual. His idea of individuality does not adapt to the generation. He's a classic in himself.
Participating in a gun buyback program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.
Sometimes society or government convinces us of wrong things. Because of the number of criminals in society, we are convinced that buying ammunition and guns is the right solution, when in fact, having a gun does not decrease the number of criminals. It is like getting medically impotent because the number of kids has increased. Some solutions are only offered to us for business profit.
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.
Sometimes everything a person wants shows in his confidence; he never has to express nor say anything. You have to give no proof of your passion. Sometimes it all just naturally shows. Just being yourself is the key sometimes.
My wife is my closest friend. Sure, I'm attracted to her in every way possible, but that's not the answer. Because I've been attracted to other people, and I couldn't stand 'em after a while.
Clint feels that his wife is his ultimate companion. And this is not because he is very strongly attracted to her. The attraction was never the reason he stayed. Attraction is a fleeting feeling. We may feel attracted to someone, but sooner or later, we feel nothing towards them or even worse, we can't stand them. The reason why Clint stayed so long with his wife is a far deeper question that encompasses deeper and more real emotions.
Maybe I'm getting to the age when I'm starting to be senile or nostalgic or both, but people are so angry now. You used to be able to disagree with people and still be friends. Now you hear these talk shows, and everyone who believes differently from you is a moron and an idiot - both on the Right and the Left.
People of this generation always have conflicts in their minds, and these conflicts distress their relationships with people who are sometimes very close to them. When we fight, we divide into this new generation. This was not the same a generation ago as people used to find a way to still be together and united. Our disagreements make us loathe others today.