Nov 12, 2020

16 Inspirational Matthew McConaughey Quotes

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes by Matthew McConaughey. Matthew McConaughey is an actor, producer, and author of the bestseller book Greenlights.


I'm not perfect; no, I step in shit all the time and recognize it when I do. I've just learned how to scrape it off my boots and carry on. - Matthew McConaughey

I've always gotten away with more in life than in my dreams. - Matthew McConaughey

I believe everything we do in life is part of a plan. Sometimes the plan goes as intended, and sometimes it doesn't. That's part of the plan. - Matthew McConaughey

I've never cared much for destinations. The idea of landing is too finite for my imagination and sense of song. Give me a direction and a sixteen-lane highway with room to swerve and explore along the way. Like jazz, I prefer to see life as a river. - Matthew McConaughey

Behind the steering wheel has always been my favorite seat, and driving the highways of America has always been my ideal office. - Matthew McConaughey

For me, the congas, bongos, and djembe have always been the purest and most instinctual instruments. No sticks, no electricity, no equalizer, no strings, no tools or amendments, just skin to skin with the most analogue spoken language, prayer, and dance known to man - the percussion. - Matthew McConaughey

I'd learned a few things about the Hollywood hustle over the years. For starters, it's better to play your own game in the business of Hollywood than to do your business playing Hollywood's game. You have to get the joke, and the joke is, nothing's personal. From the I love yous to the unreturned phone calls when your last picture didn't perform, they will pick you up in a limo, but you might have to catch a cab home. It's not personal, it's just business. - Matthew McConaughey

I am good at what I love, I don't love all that I'm good at. - Matthew McConaughey

You ever get in a rut? Stuck on the merry-go-round of a bad habit? I have. We are going to make mistakes - own them, make amends, and move on. Guilt and regret kill many a man before their time. Get off the ride. You are the author of the book of your life. Turn the page. - Matthew McConaughey

In Hollywood, if you pass on too many projects, they may quit asking. If you step out of your lane, and turn your back on what you're successful at, the industry can turn its back on you. They don't mind seeing you miss the bus because there's plenty of people to take your seat. Again, it's not personal, it's just business. - Matthew McConaughey

I believe trying to maintain a honeymoon glow in a relationship is a fool's errand fantasy. Worse yet, it's unfair to the two lovers trying to maintain it. It's a 120-watt bulb that burns too hot to last. No one can live up to the pedestal we put them on if we always put them on one. - Matthew McConaughey

If I couldn't do what I wanted, I wasn't going to do what I didn't, no matter the price. - Matthew McConaughey

We're all storytellers in the movie business. That's what we do. We play make-believe. And when we do it well, we make you believe. - Matthew McConaughey

My first twenty years were where I learned the value of values. Through discipline and deep affection, I learned respect, accountability, creativity, courage, perseverance, fairness, service, good humor, and a spirit of adventure in ways that some people might consider abusive, but I remember as tough love, and I wouldn't give back one ass whupping I ever got for the value of the values my parents impressed upon me. I thank them for that. - Matthew McConaughey

I haven't made all A's in the art of livin, but I give a damn, and I'll take an experienced C over an ignorant A any day. - Matthew McConaughey

Life is our résumé. It is our story to tell, and the choices we make write the chapters. Can we live in a way where we look forward to looking back? - Matthew McConaughey