Eastwood Quotes

The Oscars are tough to sit through. One half is commercials. The other half is Wolverine prancing down a flight of stairs and that girl from 'Doubt' talking about how fabulous her shoe designer is. It's mostly mental junk food, so let's all turn to the honorable Clint Eastwood for a healthy dose of cold, harsh reality. The following Eastwood quotes were published in the January issue of Esquire. So listen up - you might just learn something about the old days, back before people became such damn pussies.

"My father had a couple of kids at the beginning of the Depression. There was not much employment. Not much welfare. People barely got by. People were tougher then."

"We live in more of a pussy generation now, where everybody's become used to saying, 'Well, how do we handle it psychologically?'"

"I don't know if I can tell you exactly when the pussy generation started. Maybe when people started asking about the meaning of life."

"I remember going to a huge waterfall on a glacier in Iceland. People were there on a rock-platform overlook to see it. They had their kids. There was a place that wasn't sealed off, but it had a cable that stopped anybody from going past a certain point. I said to myself, You know, in the States they'd have that hurricane-fenced off, because they're afraid somebody's gonna fall and some lawyer's going to appear. There, the mentality was like it was in America in the old days: If you fall, you're stupid."

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

"Children teach you that you can still be humbled by life, that you learn something new all the time. That's the secret to life, really - never stop learning. It's the secret to career. I'm still working because I learn something new all the time. It's the secret to relationships. Never think you've got it all."

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