"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 any more."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Clint Eastwood on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Clint Eastwood on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Clint Eastwood on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Clint Eastwood on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Clint Eastwood on Thomas Paine
"I think being able to age gracefully is a very important talent. It is too late for me."
"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."
"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 ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go."
"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."
"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."