Matthew McConaughey Quotes

“It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.”

“The older you get, the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, l-i-v-i-n’”

“Give thanks. Appreciate what you DO have … the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back.”

Give thanks. Appreciate what

“Life is not fair, it never was and it is now and it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the trap. The entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.”

“My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.”

“There’s a difference in thinking you are a champion and knowing that you are.”

“There aren’t many things that are universally cool, and it’s cool not to litter. I’d never do it.” –

There aren't many things that

“Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. The good part about jealousy is that it comes from passion. It’s also the dangerous part and it’s an ugly emotion that hurts.”

“When you’ve got God, you got a friend. And that friend is you.”

“There’s two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.” –

“The best advice comes from people who don’t give advice.”

“I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.”

I believe in living in the

“I know who I am. And after all these years, there’s a victory in that.”

“Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.”

“What the heck is true love? I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and ‘going’ with this girl, ‘Is this true love?'”

“As an actor for hire, my job is to do some pre-production work for myself. Then my job is to show up and give the best performance I can.”

As an actor for hire, my

“I think human consciousness is a misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law.”

“Don’t play an attitude; don’t play a guy who’s negative. Play a guy who’s not trying to sell anybody on anything, he’s just saying how it is and if you want to come by what he’s thinking, you’re welcome. If you do not, then do not.”

“See, ‘A Time to Kill’ was the one I got famous off of. Big ka-boom, over one weekend. After that, I did films that I really wanted to do.”

“Yes, it is the Big Easy, home of the shortest hangover on the planet, where libation can greet you on Monday morning with the same smile as it did on Saturday night.” –

Yes, it is the Big Easy, home

“I think ‘unbelievable’ is an unbelievably stupid word.” –

“We dissect failure a lot more than we dissect success.” –

“I’ve been wanting to have my own family since I was young. It just took me a while to find the perfect woman.”

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”

That's what I love about

“Every hero doesn’t do this great big hero thing. They do the simple thing over and over… and they stick to it.”

“I have my own vocabulary. I love linguistics. That surprises people.” –

“My favorite dish is cleaning out the fridge on Sunday night and improvising a great medley.”

“They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.”

They eat, they crap, they

“I’ve got a great sense of humor, and if I’m able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that’s hugely flattering.”

“By their fruits ye shall know them.”

“I’m obsessed with trying to understand what somebody is talking about and trying to get them to understand me.”

“Cameras aren’t guns. They can’t really hurt you.”

Cameras aren't guns.

“Bringing a baby into the world is something I’ve always wanted, and now I’m completely ready for my life to start revolving around another human being.”

“”I like to be directed, but when I’m flying and I’m on fire, I don’t want someone coming and getting in my way just because they feel like they need to.”

“Life is a series of commas, not periods.”

Life is a series of commas,

“You want to be a writer? Start writing. You want to be a filmmaker? Start shooting stuff on your phone right now.”

“If you can be mentally stimulated by the workout and find out how to get through it, it’s more fun.” –

“When I see grace in a woman, that’s very sexy. You can tell by how someone moves or their rhythm.” –

When I see grace in a woman,

“I hated repeating myself. The last films I’ve done – not once did I ever have the feeling that I was dialing it in.”

“Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?”