8 Inspiring Arnie Quotes to Help Get You Through the Week

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“I need a vacation.” (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, 1991)

Say it... At this time of year, about every 15 minutes.

“It’s not a tumour!” (Kindergarten Cop, 1990)


Say it... When things suck, but they could be worse. It’s raining, you’re late for work, your boss is being a jerk, you seem to be doing everything wrong… but hey, it’s not a tumour.

“If it bleeds, we can kill it.” (Predator, 1987)

Say it... When a tiny bit of progress is made towards tackling a seemingly unsolvable problem. It’s only a baby step, but some headway is being made, dammit, and you’re one step closer to getting it done.

“I live to see you eat that contract, but I hope you leave enough room for my fist, because I’m going to ram it into your stomach and break your goddamn spine!” (The Running Man, 1987)

Say it... Well, uh, contract disputes. It’s quite specific, this one.

"Fuck you, asshole!" (Commando, 1985)

Say it... It’s a beautiful phrase for repeating as a mantra during business meetings. In your head, though. Do not repeat it as a mantra out loud or you’ll be whisked off to HR before you can say “Hasta la vista, baby”. 

“Come on! Kill me. Do it. Do it now!” (Predator, 1987)

Say it... When everyone keeps dropping you in it, and the work is piling up into an insurmountable quantity, and you feel like you’ve earned being a little bit dramatic.

“You are a choirboy compared to me! A fucking choirboy!” (End Of Days, 1999)

Say it... New guy at work muscling in on your turf? Trying to one-up every anecdote, every achievement anyone has? Sounds like he might need cutting down to size, Arnie-style.

“You’re one ugly motherfucker.” (Predator, 1987)

Say it... Far too frequently. Every time you go in an Argos, for one thing.