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35 Inspirational Matthew McConaughey Quotes On Success

Last Updated Nov 2023

35 Inspirational Matthew McConaughey Quotes On Success

Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), considered by many to be his breakout role. After a number of supporting roles in films including Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994), his breakthrough performance as a leading man came in the legal drama A Time to Kill (1996). He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact (1997) and the historical drama Amistad (1997), the comedy-drama The Newton Boys (1998), the satire EDtv (1999), the war film U-571 (2000), and the psychological thriller Frailty (2001). In the 2000s, McConaughey became best known for starring in romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), establishing him as a sex symbol. After a two-year hiatus from film acting, McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles beginning with the legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). He was acclaimed for his supporting performances in Bernie (2011), Magic Mike (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and for his leading roles in Killer Joe (2011) and Mud (2012). May these Matthew McConaughey Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

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

2. “Instead of denying these fears, declare them, say them out loud, admit them, give them the credit they deserve. Find the courage to overcome them.” Matthew McConaughey

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

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

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

6. “A man should always have his diary on him. That way he’s guaranteed to have something incredible to read.” Matthew McConaughey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. “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’ process of elimination.” Matthew McConaughey

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

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

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

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

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

20. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

21. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

22. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

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

24. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

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

26. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

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

28. “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 grow that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.” Matthew McConaughey

29. “Just because you can? Nah, it’s not a good enough reason to do something. Even when it means having more, be discerning, choose it, because you want it, do it because you want to.” Matthew McConaughey

30. “There’s a gap between what I want to do, what I do on camera, and what gets edited. Right? So the goal is to try and close the gaps. What’s the biggest compliment is if I read a review and it’s exactly what I wrote down in my diary before ever filming it. That’s really cool. That’s the biggest signifier of closing the gaps.” Matthew McConaughey

31. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

32. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

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

34. “I’m a fan of the world 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.” Matthew McConaughey

35. “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.” Matthew McConaughey

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