How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they're giving you an enema.
I believe if a private citizen is able to affect public opinion in a constructive way he doesn't have to be an elected public servant to perform a public service.
I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does.
My notion of a wife at 40 is that a man should be able to change her, like a bank note, for two 20s.
Marriage requires a special talent, like acting. Monogamy requires genius.
Organized labor, if they're doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich.
To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily.
My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.
You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
There's no point in making a movie just to be making a movie.
For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.
I was friends with President Ronald Reagan and he once said to me, 'I don't know how anybody can serve in public office without being an actor.'
When you mutilate movies for mass media, you tamper with the hearts and minds of America.
Although Ronald Reagan was somebody I disagreed with on most ideological things, he was a friend of mine, and he was a very, very likable man. Ronald Reagan, for instance, was maybe more able to get the very rich to do the right thing sometimes.
Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
It's very clear you have to engage the public and say: You have to vote no on 74, no on 75, no on 76, no on 77. Those are the issues that Arnold pushing. And those are reactionary, Republican initiatives.
When I produce a movie - and I've produced a number of movies, unlike Arnold - yes, I'm frustrated when the union says you can't do this, you can't work past that hour, you've got to break for lunch. But ultimately, they're right. What they do is for everyone's benefit.
And the success of the union movement, historically, has always been to benefit all working men and women - not just people who belong to the union.
Arnold has had his spokesman call me a crackpot. That was a mistake.
Government is not show business.