Friday, April 01, 2005

Arnold.

I dedicate this post to all those out there who live in California, who have lived in California, who are thinking about living in California, and who have ever quoted (or laughed at) a Terminator movie.
  • "I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem? "
  • "It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat."
  • "It's the most difficult [decision] I've made in my entire life, except the one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax."
  • "For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."
  • "Gray Davis can run a dirty campaign better than anyone, but he can't run a state."
  • "I have a love interest in every one of my films - a gun."
  • "I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street."
  • "I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body."
  • "I told Warren if he mentions Prop. 13 one more time, he has to do 500 push-ups."
  • "I walked down the aisle as Conan the Barbarian and walked back up again as Arnold the Meek."
  • "If it's hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget."
  • "Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
  • "Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million."
  • "My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period."
  • "My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession." (MER: "slight accent"?)
  • "People are always making a fuss over my $15-20-million salaries. Believe me, the amount is meaningless once my wife, Maria, finds out about it. She's already spent half of my salary from Terminator 7!"
  • "There is no better place to be a woman with hopes and dreams than California. The jobs are better paying and more fulfilling and California is a much better place because of that." (Is that true, T.L.?)
  • "When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me."
Quotes are all from Brainy Quote. Check it out -- there are lots more quotes there from the Arnold about America, patriotism, hard work, and being the Terminator.

2 comments:

tl said...

Welp. The culture does place a greater value on recruitment of women and minorities in industry. And I think that's great as long as they aren't hired primarily because they are of a certain gender or race.
As to "better paying," factor in the higher cost of living, and that's prolly not saying much. And "more fulfilling" for a woman with "hopes and dreams," jury's still out on that one. Perhaps a more welcoming environment means fewer obstacles in the corporate world (ie better maternity leave packages) for a woman. Though that's assuming a woman's hope and dreams are to be found outside the home? Which I don't necessarily buy.

As much I love saladbowl diversity in California, I say California is "a much better place" because of THE WEATHER. Please, no more rain&thrashing winds and schizo weather in april, East Coast. Please! :)

Molly said...

TL, you could move to MT -- we don't have rain & thrashing winds in April ... we just get snow occasionally in April! But, we maintain our beautiful blue skies almost all the time anyway.