115+ Matthew McConaughey Quotes That Will Get You Through The Day

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Matthew McConaughey quotes that will get you through the day. There are so many Matthew McConaughey quotes that can help you when you are tired of being in the same old rut, and all you need is a little push, a little inspiration, a smile on the face, change of mood, bring you out of the banality of life, make you laugh a little, or may even make you cry a bit, and these Matthew McConaughey quotes exists just do that.

Matthew McConaughey is a very famous American actor and also a producer. Matthew McConaughey had earned fame for his performance in Dazed and Confused (1993), which has been considered to be Matthew McConaughey’s breakout role. After many supporting roles in movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), and also, Angels in the Outfield. Matthew McConaughey’s breakthrough performance as the lead man had come in legal drama A Time to Kill (1996). Matthew McConaughey had followed this with performances in the science fiction movie, Contact and also the drama called, Amistad. Matthew McConaughey had starred in The Newton Boys (1998), EDtv (1999), U-571 (2000) and also, Frailty (2001).

During the 2000s, Matthew McConaughey had become well-known for starring in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), The Wedding Planner (2001), Fool’s Gold (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), and also, Failure to Launch (2006). Matthew McConaughey had starred in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Magic Mike (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street, Bernie (2011), Killer Joe (2011) and also, Mud (2012).

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“A drunk doesn’t try to stand up; a drunk tries not to fall down.”

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“A foolish man… built his house upon the sand.”

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“I don’t know how to work a room. It’s a real skill.”

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“A creep is someone who claims he’s one thing but he’s actually another.”

Matthew McConaughey quotes“I have my own vocabulary. I love linguistics. That surprises people.”

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“And that’s the main buzz with betting games like this. Every weekend, whether I bet or not, I go through lists and try to pick winners in my own life so come Monday, if I did well, I can go ‘told ya’ and if I didn’t do well I can blame it on something else.” ()”

“Any artist, the work you do, if it’s a painting or if it’s a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else’s life. That’s what’s fun about sharing art.”

“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.”

“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.”

“By their fruits ye shall know them.”

“Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.”

“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.”

“Even as a kid, I wore J.C. Penney plain-pocket jeans because they were plain pockets. I didn’t want anybody’s name on my backside. I personally don’t like to wear clothing that is named for somebody or has someone’s likeness all over it.”

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

“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.”

“Having children has helped me become a better actor because they remind you to play make believe. It’s the ease and naturalness of their beings. They just play and it’s completely real for them at the time. As an actor, if we do it well, we make you believe.”

“I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen.”

“I am vain. I think vanity is a good thing. It’s done more good things for me than it has not.”

“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 do believe in God, but I think it’s very healthy for a believer to spend time in the pragmatism of agnosticism, and I think God appreciates agnostics trying to make a science of it and going, “I will not believe any further than that.” I enjoy that kind of engineering mind. In no way did it ever feel blasphemous to me as a man of faith.”

“I don’t dislike any of my exes. If I took time to form a relationship, it’s gonna hurt when we move on, but are you puttin’ White-Out over all that beautiful time together? That was real time in your life. It’s connected to where you are today.”

“I don’t mind assholes. It’s the dork I don’t trust. The dork is the one who’s trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole cause you know where he’s gonna stand.”

“I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

“I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let’s forget that right. Let’s forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it’s in the wrong hands in other places.”

“I go on The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast is one of the websites that I check out.”

“I got interested in the justice system. If I was, I’d probably be a defense lawyer. I was headed that way, but luckily changed my track to film school.”

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

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

“I like a good pair of jeans, but I also like putting on a nice tux. I’d rather go around in a good pair of jeans that you don’t wash every day, because they get more and more comfortable.”

“I like having my hands in the clay. I like the movie-making process.”

“I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy.”

“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.”

“I love having my hands in the dirt. It is never a science and always an art. There are no rules. And if it comes down to me versus that weed I’m trying to pull out of the ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.”

“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

“I think I can keep a rhythm to a beat, but there are quite a few people who would argue with me.”

“I think it’s because we’re looking for the meaning. Where is the meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we’ve lost our sense of direction?”

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“I think most defense attorneys know, to some extent, their clients are guilty.”

“I thought this was a great story about a winner who starts losing, … And if you’re a winner, what do you do if you lose, and how do you get out of that hole?” ”

“I was raised on, ‘You go get a nine-to-five job, earn your pay and work your way up.”

“I was responsible for Brandon Lang, … That was my job, to be able to make a believable character who you can understand and go through the whole story with.””

“I work through life with commas. I don’t even know, do you have parentheticals?”

“I’m a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I’m not worried about how I’m perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you.”

“I’d rather wait until we’re through working.”

“If I’m doing something I do like to take it to the limit. I’ve got a high ceiling. A wide threshold for seeing what those boundaries are for myself. I’m very resilient inside. I find things that I like and do and boy, I do like to stick to them. I’m not necessarily a guy who gets addicted to more of certain things, but if I find something I like to do, I like to stick to it.”

“If you want your hair to be thicker, cut it when the moon is about to be full – a heavy, full, waxing moon. Do not cut it when the moon’s waning.”

“I’m a football fan, a sports fan, a fan of competition.”

“I’m a golfer, and what are the two sports you can do till you drop? Golf and surfing. They’re great for you limber-wise, they’re great for you health-wise, and they put you in sweet locations.”

“I’m not arrogant enough to look back on my career and criticize my choices. It’s really not my place.”

“In whatever adulation you get, there’s truth and there’s not truth. And wherever they dog you, and they say it was horrible – there’s truth and there’s not truth. It’s human nature to like to read the adulation more.”

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

“It was a big dance, working with him, … It was a lot of new moves that I’ve never seen before, but always with the rhythm. It was a real vital experience. It’s easy to go out there and tell the truth, because you’re in a scene and you catch a wave, so to speak. You’re not conscious of where you’re going, but you’re on a wave. And usually those turn out to be either the worst take or the best, but all you need is one that’s the best, you know?” ()”

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

“It’s not a science when you are judging art, but we’d be remiss to say you can’t look at something and say, ‘This is more well done than that.'”

“I’ve been in a couple of weddings where the coolest people that were the most day before so mellow and then the day of the wedding freaking out.”

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

“I’ve done films where we don’t rehearse, and I’ve done films where we heavily rehearse. I like rehearsals.”

“I’ve got incredible support from my wife and family and people around me. I’ve got great people around me who handle anything on the outside, business-wise, who help free me up to create in my job.”

“I’ve never been a jealous person, and I’ve never felt built up by someone else’s failure – that’s a cheap thrill.”

“I’ve never been a manipulator, even in my bachelor days. I never wanted to do things to people that could catch up with me later on.”

“I’ve read a lot of really great characters in some really crappy stories, where I said, like, ‘Boy I could shine here, but the story sucks.’ I don’t want to be part of that.”

“Kids will remind you that, even though you’ve gone down a road 100 times, it’s brand new for them – and that’s healthy.”

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

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“Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?.”

“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.”

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

“Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.”

“My best quality is that I’m a big hearted person. I’m resilient, too. My worst quality is selfishness, although everyone is guilty of that to an extent. Everyone should be, I think – you need to respect yourself.”

“My experience in work, even going to work with Scorsese, is that people always think there’s some magic trick. There’s no magic trick. The people who are really good at what they do do simple things really, really well.”

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

“My number one thing? Don’t overleverage yourself. Don’t say you can do something when you really can’t.”

“My rule is to break one sweat a day.”

“My whole family are hams. They’re storytellers and everyone outdoes the next one.”

“My wife and I don’t compete. We know each other’s preferences, and we work to provide those for each other. One will take over when the other is faced with something he or she dislikes. That’s what friends do.”

“Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know: There was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.”

“Once we were doing a scene, and suddenly, right in the middle of the take, he stops and looks at me and says ‘I don’t believe you,’. That’ll stop you in your tracks. When Al Pacino tells you that he doesn’t believe you, you believe it.”

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

“Romcoms are hard in a lot of ways: they’re built to be buoyant. It’s easy to demean them.”

“She’s a cool ghost. Maybe me being nude all the time is why we get along.”

“She’s got a premiere in Paris. But we’re both having a great night.”

“So, to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we’re chasing, to that I say, ‘Amen.’ To that I say, ‘Alright, alright, alright.’ To that I say ‘just keep living.’ Thank you.”

“Some things, you just like what you like and you stick to it. Other things, you like what you like, but the things that come with celebrity or success comes more options. There’s was nine, all of the sudden there’s ninety-nine things to say “yes” to, which you didn’t have the option to say “yes” to yesterday.”

“such an exotic underworld that we know a little about, but not much. I’ve wanted to explore it for a while.”

“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.”

“That’s what interested me in the character of him. He sees things differently. He was not as connected to the community. He was a bit of an outsider, not local. It was let’s coach football, take baby steps, do what we have to do. He likes to philosophize. He’s got opinions on everything. He’ll let me know. It’s an honor to be stepping into his shoes. What he did was life inspiring things.”

“The “Dazed” fans are the best! “Dazed” fans never even want an autograph or nothin’.”

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

“The challenge for me as an actor is if you become a celebrity, you don’t meet strangers anymore. And strangers are where we have our anonymity. And I believe it’s essential for the soul to be anonymous, especially if you’re going to be an actor.”

“The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

“The first step that leads to our identity in life is usually not ‘I know who I am,’ but rather ‘I know who I am not.'”

“The hardest thing was going through different stages of weight loss. At the beginning, it was easy to take off the weight with exercise and eating less but then you reach a point where 90% of the weight loss is achieved purely through reducing your calorie intake. My goal was to lose four lbs per week and that worked well for the first few months but then things got tricky.”

“The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That’s what happens in all of them.”

“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’”

“The tree is known by his fruit.”

“The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: ‘If the door’s shut, don’t come a-knockin.’ But if it’s open and you’re walkin’ by, feel free to say, ‘Hello.'”

“There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.”

“There are three things, to my account, that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.”

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

“There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

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

“This guy can tell a story and boy you really feel like you’ve been there the entire time.”

“This guy knows knows sports the way an art dealer knows a painting, … He will tell you intricacies of the game that most guys even the guys who bet money on games don’t know. I’ve done a lot of movies, but I was learning from him on this one.”

“To bring a healthy child into this world, raise them right and watch them grow is the biggest miracle there is.”

“Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

“Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.”

“Very seldom to you read about stories like this. It’s based on something that happened … history. I was inspired by it. It really happened and it stayed on my mind. I wanted to be a part of it somehow.”

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

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“We have a big appetite for putting people down but, at the heart of everyone, there’s enough room for all of us to succeed.”

“We spend so much time sublimatin’, thinkin’ about, ‘What am I going to have for lunch, dinner?'”

“When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was – my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.”

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

“When someone bestows something on you, no matter how true it is, when someone says, ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ I’m honestly going, ‘Thank you. Right on.’ For me, it’s never canceled out anything, it’s never made me go, ‘Does this make me less talented of an actor?'”

“When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth.”

“When you have good friends you’ve been around, every time they talk, you don’t give them your full attention. You don’t look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you’re listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.”

“Whether I’m running on the beach without my shirt or whether I’m going out with my kids or going to church or going out to dinner – I don’t choose to insulate myself in engaging in real life. Hence, the public kind of almost knows me as much through my real life that they see through the rag mags.”

“Without exercise, I don’t feel like my head works right.”

“You can make these things for cheap. This one cost $35 million. You make $70 million on ‘The Wedding Planner,’ you’re dancing in the streets. You make $70 million on ‘Sahara’ (which cost $130 million), you’re not dancing in the streets.” ()”

“You’re like a crack enhanced Kathie Lee!”


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