Clint Eastwood

Born: May 31, 1930

Occupation: Actor

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Clint Eastwood

At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby...

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Are you going to pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?

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Improvise, Adapt and Overcome!

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To me, life is like the back nine in golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser. And if you keep most of your marbles intact, you can add a note...

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The more time you have to think things through, the more you have to screw it up.

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The best part of aging in this business is losing that obsession about work and being able to spend a little more time with family.

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The cruelty of nature is you have to work out harder when you get older ... It should be the other way around: Work out hard when you're a kid you should be able to coast when you get older. But unfortunately...

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Great stories teach you something. That's one reason I haven't slipped into some sort of retirement: I always feel like I'm learning something new.

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You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov will give you the necessary tools - and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable They work like a charm. I've used them all...

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Listen, punk. To me you're nothin' but dogshit, you understand? And a lot of things can happen to dogshit. It can be scraped up with a shovel off the ground. It can dry up and blow away in the wind. Or...

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Nothing wrong with shooting...as long as the right people get shot.

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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.

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I don't wanna need you because I can't have you.

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You, me...we own this country. Politicians are employees of ours....And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.

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When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old

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The main thing is, you just want to have your place in history. You hope that people will look back on it in 15, 20, 30 and beyond years, and say, "That was an exciting film."

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When you're making a movie, you can't think anybody will ever see it. You've just got to make a movie for the values it has. The greatest films were made because someone really wanted to make them. And,...

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Once you finish a film, it doesn't belong to you anymore - it belongs to the audience to interpret it the way they feel like interpreting.

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Let's not go and ruin it by thinking too much.

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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...

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The reason I don't retire is that I learn something new every day. The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body. It's about expanding, constantly pushing yourself.

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I know what you're thinking 'Did he fire six shots or only five?

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What do you want me to tell Romney? I can't tell him to do that. I can't tell him to do that to himself. You're crazy. You're absolutely crazy. You're getting as bad as Biden.

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Do ya' feel lucky, punk?

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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.

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I like the inspiration of the first take.

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I'd like to be a bigger and more knowledgeable person ten years from now than I am today. I think that for all of us as we grow older, we must discipline ourselves to continue expanding, broadening, learning,...

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You have to steal a lot. You have to have a criminal mentality to be a film director.

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Over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And LIBERTARIANS had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let's spend a little more time leaving...

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I can't do that to myself!

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If you're afraid to take risks in anything in life, it's just boredom.

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I'm always trying to tackle subjects that tax me and make me think. That's the key to staying young at heart. The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body.

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One day we will look back and realize that the Barack Obama Presidency was the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.

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The reason I still work at this stage of life is because I enjoy learning something new each day.

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I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.

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Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

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They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.

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Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands.

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I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.

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I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we - we own this country. We - we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians...

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President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.

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I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.

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There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.

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Crimes against children are the most heinous crime. That, for me, would be a reason for capital punishment because children are innocent and need the guidance of an adult society.

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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.

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I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.

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This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country.

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You have to feel confident. If you don't, then you're going to be hesitant and defensive, and there'll be a lot of things working against you.

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If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

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If a person doesn't change, there's something really wrong with him.

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I'm not really conservative. I'm conservative on certain things. I believe in less government. I believe in fiscal responsibility and all those things that maybe Republicans used to believe in but don't...

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I mean, I've always been a libertarian. Leave everybody alone. Let everybody else do what they want. Just stay out of everybody else's hair.

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I became a Republican in 1951, the first year I could vote.

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If you think it's going to rain, it will.

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I just think it is important that you realize , that you're the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you're libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not...

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I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me.

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Men must know their limitations.

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Drama usually has some sort of intense conflict.

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Aging can be fun if you lay back and enjoy it.

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In school, I could hear the leaves rustle and go on a journey.

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A lot of people are bored of all the political correctness.

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It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.

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Overnight stardom can be harmful to your mental health. Yeah. It has ruined a lot of people.

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A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.

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The innocence of childhood is like the innocence of a lot of animals.

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It's a very confusing era that we're in.

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I'm just a kid - I've got a lot of stuff to do yet.

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The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.

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Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.

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I still work out on a daily basis.

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If I'd had good discipline, I might have gone into music.

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Nowadays, politically, everybody is promising everything. That's the only way you can get elected.

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There's a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven't. You just do the best you can.

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You always want to quit while you are ahead. You don't want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you're not performing at your best.

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Actors know what actors are insecure about - and they're all insecure.

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Even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff.

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Every story has its demands.

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Everybody thinks making films back to back is a big deal but they did it all the time in the old days.

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I don't mind telling a dark side.

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I don't really get into a big intellectual analysis of why I am going to do a certain script or not.

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I've taken advantage of a few breaks that came along and moved along with them.

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It's much more fun to play something you're nothing like than what you are... It's much easier to hide yourself in a character.

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My old drama coach used to say, 'Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.

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Clint Eastwood

Our modern society - especially in the West, and especially now - reveres youth.

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Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.

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Society is at odds with itself.

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As you get older, you're not afraid of doubt. Doubt isn't running the show. You take out all the self-agonizing.

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I always liked characters that were more grounded in reality.

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I guess any movie actor can become a role model for audiences out there who enjoy him.

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I haven't been very active in politics.

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I was drafted during the Korean War.

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I'm a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there.

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Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that's what everybody needs to know.

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The craving for information is so huge now, and it can be marketed at such a rapid rate.

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And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going...

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I just make the pictures and where they fall is where they fall. If somebody likes them, that's always nice. And if they don't like them, then too bad.

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The prospect of dating someone in her twenties becomes less appealing as you get older. At some point in your fife, your tolerance level goes down and you realize that, with someone much younger, there's...

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I had three points I wanted to make: That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get...

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If you're doing a biography, you try to stay as accurate as possible to reality. But you really don't know what was going on in the person's mind. You just know what was going on in the minds of people...

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There was a stool there, and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to Mr. Obama and...

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I've had moments when I've thought about somebody, picked up the phone to call them and they are on the line already, and I think that maybe there's some vibration, some connection.

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They've got this crazy actor who's 82 years old up there in a suit. I was a mayor, and they're probably thinking I know how to give a speech, but even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks.

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Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt.

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I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that's...

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There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest....

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You know when you're young and you see a play in high school, and the guys all have gray in their hair and they're trying to be old men and they have no idea what that's like? It's just that stupid the...

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My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I'd play 'em over and over.

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People love westerns worldwide. There's something fantasy-like about an individual fighting the elements. Or even bad guys and the elements. It's a simpler time. There's no organized laws and stuff.

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You are always hoping that movie audiences are interested in characters and interested in story values rather than just mindless special effects. But you never know.

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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.

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Opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one.

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What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have.

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Fate pulls you in different directions

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It's not about you. It's about them.

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Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously

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The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits.

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I'm a great supporter of transcendental meditation. I've been using it for almost 40 years now - and I think it's a great tool for anyone to have, to be able to utilize as a tool for stress. Stress, of...

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First, I blow a hole in your face; then I go back inside, and sleep like a baby... I guarantee you.

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It's always fun to talk about jazz.

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We are like boxers, one never knows how much longer one has

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If somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get.

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Every man has got to know his limitations.

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Tomorrow is promised to no one.

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I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit and vegetables.

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These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don't give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a...

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You see, in this world, there's two kinds of people, my friend - those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.

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Clint Eastwood

Go ahead, make my day.

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I take vitamins daily, but just the bare essentials not what you'd call supplements. I try to stick to a vegan diet heavy on fruit, vegetables, tofu, and other soy products.

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Abuse of power isn't limited to bad guys in other nations. It happens in our own country if we're not vigilant.

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Self-respect leads to self-discipline.

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It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.

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Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have messed with? That's me.

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Dying ain't much of a living, boy

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When you hang a man, you better look at him.

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There's nothing like a nice piece of hickory,

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Being comfortable is over-rated.

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The thing that haunts a man the most is what he isn’t ordered to do.

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Most people are afraid of change. But if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort.

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When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross.

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Hollywood, as everyone knows, glamorizes physical courage. . . . if I had to define courage myself, I wouldn't say it's about shooting people. I'd say it's the quality that stimulates people, that enables...

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A good man always knows his limitations.

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Westerns. A period gone by, the pioneer, the loner operating by himself, without benefit of society. It usually has something to do with some sort of vengeance; he takes care of the vengeance himself,...

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Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.

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I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 magnum, the most powerful...

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A Love like this happens but once in a lifetime

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