You have to feel confident. If you don’t,
then you’re going to be hesitant and defensive, and there’ll be a lot of things working against
you. We are like boxers, one never knows how much
longer one has. I don’t believe in pessimism. If something
doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will. There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul. Everybody accuses me of moving fast when I
direct a picture. I don’t move fast, but I just keep moving. You should never give up your inner self. You always want to quit while you are ahead.
You don’t want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you’re not performing
at your best. Whether you like it or not, you’re forced
to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don’t fear death, I’m a fatalist.
I believe when it’s your time, that’s it. It’s the hand you’re dealt. It takes tremendous discipline to control
the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives. Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect
leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power. bit.ly/AmazonClintEastwood