Get to da choppa!However you view Arnold Schwarzenegger, one thing's for certain...he is a legend and a modern day renaissance man. Whatever goal he set for himself, he conquered. Arnold has been the king of bodybuilding, the king of Hollywood and the king of California.
The following photo timeline will take you on an Arnold journey, from teen to bodybuilding to Terminator to Govenator and beyond.
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Schoolboy to Teen Years
"I was always dreaming about very powerful people dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Powerlifter
"The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character."
"I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way. I hope it never will."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Bodybuilder and Mr. Olympia
"The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent."
"Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach."
"The unique thing about bodybuilding is that when I compete it is just me on a stage alone. There is no field, no bat, no ball, no skis, no skates. All other athletes have to use equipment, like a football. But I don't use anything in competition except myself. It's just me up there. Me alone. No coach. No nothing."
"The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Goofball
"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."
"The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Hollywood
"You can scream at me, call me for a shoot at midnight, keep me waiting for hours as long as what ends up on the screen is perfect."
"I know a lot of athletes and models are written off as just bodies. I never felt used for my body."
"What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know."
"If you work hard and play by the rules, this country is truly open to you. You can achieve anything."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Govenator
"We made, actually, history, because it was the first time ever that doctors could prove that a lifelong Republican has a heart."
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Up Close and Personal
"Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer."
"What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?"