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My favorite quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s book – Total Recall My Unbelievably True Life Story


I never went to a competition to compete. I went to win. Even though I didn’t win every time that was my mind-set. I became a total animal.

But I was wild only when I was wild. When it was time to train, I never missed a session.

The ideal of bodybuilding is visual perfection. You sculpt your body the way an artist chisels stone. This means you have to be able to see your body honestly and analyse its flaws.

To be successful, however, you must be brutal with yourself and focus on the flaws.

Bodybuilders who are blind to themselves or deaf to others usually fall behind.

All I would say is that I find joy in the gym because every rep and every set is getting me one step closer to my goal.

They’d picked me. Of course, now I had to show I was worthy, but I didn’t feel at all concerned. I would do whatever it took to get there.

My style was to keep moving and not reflect too much.

Love stories are built around people’s idiosyncrasies.

When there’s a demand for something, markets find a way.

My definition of living is to have excitement always; there’s a difference between living and existing.

If you don’t go out there, if people don’t know about it, you have nothing.

Same with bodybuilding, same with politics – no matter what I did in life, I was aware you had to sell it.

Don’t get caught up on detail. Be likable, be humorous.

In reality your actions can have lasting consequences.

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