„I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president, anyway. … I think it is maybe time -- what do you think -- for maybe a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Speech at the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 ( transcript http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc.html)

„Everybody wonders why I continue working at this stage. I keep working because there's always new stories. … And as long as people want me to tell them, I'll be there doing them.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Reflecting on his later career
The Eastwood Factor (Extended Edition). [DVD]. Warner Home Video. June 1, 2010. Event occurs at 1:26:15.

„Don't just do something, stand there.' Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.“

—  Clint Eastwood

In the first part, Eastwood was reportedly quoting a favored instruction from acting coach Jack Kosslyn.
p. 112.
Clint: The Life and Legend (1999)

„With that kind of money, I could have invaded some country.“

—  Clint Eastwood

On the $31 million cost of making a film
"Figures and quotes", Bristol Evening Post (June 19, 2007), p. 36.

„I've actually had people come up to me and ask me to autograph their guns.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Reported in Leslie Halliwell, John Walker, Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2003), p. 149.

„I thought I might die. But then I thought, 'Other people have made it through these things before'. I kept my eyes on the lights on shore and kept swimming.“

—  Clint Eastwood

On surviving a plane crash in 1951
Zmijewsky, Boris; Lee Pfeiffer (1982). The Films of Clint Eastwood. p. 16. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. .

„There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Reported in Investor's Business Daily (April 9, 2001), A-4.

„In recent times it just seems that women have been relegated to either romantic roles or fluff pieces. So the appeal, for me, is to make a picture about a real woman.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Maher, Kevin, " Clint Eastwood the bashful legend: somebody stop me http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article5137911.ece," Times Online, (2008-11-13).

„He just made my day. What a guy.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Mitt Romney on Eastwood's endorsement of him in the 2012 United States presidential election.
Source: Access Hollywood. http://www.accesshollywood.com/clint-eastwood-endorses-mitt-romney-for-president_article_68090

„Lazy, and would cost you a morning. I never started a day with Clint Eastwood in the first scene, because you knew he was gonna be late, at least a half hour or an hour.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Rawhide director Thomas Carr on Eastwood
McGilligan, Patrick (1999). Clint: The Life and Legend. p. 111. London: Harper Collins. ISBN 0006383548.

„At that time I needed a mask rather than an actor, and Eastwood had only two facial expressions: one with the hat and one without it.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Sergio Leone
Origine: Mininni, Francesco (1988), Intervista: Sergio Leone http://www.cinemadelsilenzio.it/index.php?mod=interview&id=17, Cinema del Silenzo (see also, The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/jun/06/1)

„The roles that Eastwood has played, and the films that he has directed, cannot be disentangled from the nature of the American culture of the last quarter century, its fantasies and its realities.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Author Edward Gallafent, commenting on Eastwood's impact on film from the 1970s to 1990s
Gallafent, Edward (1994). Clint Eastwood. p. 10. New York: Continuum. ISBN 0826406653.

„Don't just do something, stand there.“

—  Clint Eastwood

Gary Cooper wasn't afraid to do nothing.
In the first part, Eastwood was reportedly quoting a favored instruction from acting coach Jack Kosslyn.
Origine: Clint: The Life and Legend (1999), p. 112.

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