"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 other way around."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Clint Eastwood on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Clint Eastwood on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Clint Eastwood on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Clint Eastwood on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Clint Eastwood on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."