[Best 50+] Matthew McConaughey Quotes About Movies, Life

Matthew McConaughey Quotes | Matthew David McConaughey was born on November 4, 1969. He is an American actor. He had his breakout role with a supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993).

McConaughey’s portrayal of Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club (2013) earned him widespread praise and numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor.

We brought you collection of famous quotes by Matthew McConaughey. Read and share these inspirational quotes.


Matthew Mcconaughey Quotes


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“I’m a fan of the word 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


“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


“The best education I’ve had in my life is to travel.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“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


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“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


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“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


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“My first date was at 13, with a girl called Amy. We were going to meet at a line-dancing club after football. I then asked her if she wanted to go for a walk on a nature trail. It was a first kiss for both of us. She had braces, my lip was caught in them and it started bleeding.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Three days, three nights later, and I knew then that the next time after that I wanted to go on another date. The next time after that I wanted to go on another date. And I’ve been wanting to go on date with her for the last nine years.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want. Other times it means tough love.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. ‘No’ takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say ‘yes.'”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“A Southern dude with a groovy attitude? To that we say, “alright, alright, alright.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“At the corner of my eye this sort of aqua green figure, sort of floating across the frame about 20 feet in front of me, and my eye went up and I remember what came out of my mouth, I didn’t say who is that, I said what is that?”

– Matthew McConaughey


“It was like this is not the kind of woman you call over across the room, McConaughey. Get your a** out of the chair and go get her. Which I did.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“Keep your head up. We’ll get out of this on the other side because that’s just what we’re gonna do.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“My life is a road, man. I need to keep moving.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Now first off I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any human hand. He has shown me that it is a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“I like the city. I like the concrete. I like big business. I like being a CEO of my own company and having a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, when I can go off with a backpack or off on a surfboard or even off on a run somewhere in the woods – that’s where I’m really happy.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“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 ground that doesn’t want to come out? I know I’ll win.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: ‘If the door’s shut, don’t come a-knockin.’ But if it’s open and you’re walkin’ by, feel free to say, ‘Hello.'”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t dislike any of my exes. If I took time to form a relationship, it’s gonna hurt when we move on, but are you puttin’ White-Out over all that beautiful time together? That was real time in your life. It’s connected to where you are today.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When you have good friends you’ve been around, every time they talk, you don’t give them your full attention. You don’t look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you’re listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“I like a good pair of jeans, but I also like putting on a nice tux. I’d rather go around in a good pair of jeans that you don’t wash every day, because they get more and more comfortable.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When someone bestows something on you, no matter how true it is, when someone says, ‘Sexiest Man Alive,’ I’m honestly going, ‘Thank you. Right on.’ For me, it’s never canceled out anything, it’s never made me go, ‘Does this make me less talented of an actor?'”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Without exercise, I don’t feel like my head works right.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I personally don’t like to go see romantic comedies. But people do want to see them, and they seem to want to see me in them.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“There aren’t many things that are universally cool, and it’s cool not to litter. I’d never do it.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“It’s not a science when you are judging art, but we’d be remiss to say you can’t look at something and say, ‘This is more well done than that.'”

– Matthew McConaughey


“What the heck is true love? I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and ‘going’ with this girl, ‘Is this true love?'”

– Matthew McConaughey


“There are certain nights you and your image just aren’t in the same bed.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was – my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I’m a golfer, and what are the two sports you can do till you drop? Golf and surfing. They’re great for you limber-wise, they’re great for you health-wise, and they put you in sweet locations.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I’ve been in a couple of weddings where the coolest people that were the most day before so mellow and then the day of the wedding freaking out.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When I see grace in a woman, that’s very sexy. You can tell by how someone moves or their rhythm.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“I go on The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast is one of the websites that I check out.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“One of the great pleasures of going to see a Daniel Day-Lewis film: you haven’t seen him in five years. Where have you been? So, it’s a special event, right? Well, if you want to go see a movie that I’m in, it still may be a special event for you, but, you don’t feel like you don’t know where I’ve been.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“Romcoms are hard in a lot of ways: they’re built to be buoyant. It’s easy to demean them.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna know: There was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t want to just revolve. I want to evolve. As a man, as a human, as a father, as a lover.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“Water’s never clumsy.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Starting at about, I guess, forever, I’ve always looked forward to getting older. When I was 14, I couldn’t wait to be 16 and get a driver’s license.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I like to be able to wear something that is appropriate for wherever the day takes me: to work, on a hike and then out to dinner. I like to take the formality out of the day’s schedule and be ready for any off-road detour.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“Good ideas are free – or at least they should be.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“In whatever adulation you get, there’s truth and there’s not truth. And wherever they dog you, and they say it was horrible – there’s truth and there’s not truth. It’s human nature to like to read the adulation more.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t know how to work a room. It’s a real skill.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I know when I grew up, it was, if it was daylight outside, get outside. Well, now, with the technological age of computers and everything, everyone’s inside virtually going everywhere they want to go, virtually having relationships, virtually traveling across the neighborhood, virtually going to that island.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

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

– Matthew McConaughey


“Sure, I can get a little bit jealous. 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


“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


“To bring a healthy child into this world, raise them right and watch them grow is the biggest miracle there is.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.”

– Matthew McConaughey


Matthew Mcconaughey Motivational Quotes


“Any artist, the work you do, if it’s a painting or if it’s a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else’s life. That’s what’s fun about sharing art.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“For me, one of the toughest things about Valentine’s Day is that it gets geared up as the day to profess your love. See, T-E-S-T – that’s a bad word that doesn’t go with L-O-V-E.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“A coach, especially at a college level – much more at a college or high school level, than at a pro level – you’re more of a teacher than an actual coach.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“My lawyer has been a good friend of mine for a long time. He and I continuously have conversations.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I think the discipline comes with turning that cellphone and Blackberry off and unplugging completely. You do that and you go through some withdrawals in the beginning. You start thinking, ‘Oh, do I need to do this? Do I need to do that?’ You forget that we were doing just fine with the payphone.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Kids will remind you that, even though you’ve gone down a road 100 times, it’s brand new for them – and that’s healthy.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I love good film, whether it’s an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren’t necessarily eccentric ones but they’re the more specific ones.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“Even as a kid, I wore J.C. Penney plain-pocket jeans because they were plain pockets. I didn’t want anybody’s name on my backside. I personally don’t like to wear clothing that is named for somebody or has someone’s likeness all over it.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“Any artist, the work you do, if it’s a painting or if it’s a performance, you hope it translates to a common denominator with the people that they see something in their own life in there. Or they see something in somebody else’s life. That’s what’s fun about sharing art.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I like having my hands in the clay. I like the movie-making process.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When I first starting making money, when I first made my first six-digits, I was – my big thing was I went to put super unleaded in my truck for the first time.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Music is a really great creative tool for me, for different roles.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“I’ve done films where we don’t rehearse, and I’ve done films where we heavily rehearse. I like rehearsals.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I’ve got a great sense of humor, and if I’m able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that’s hugely flattering.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“I love good film, whether it’s an independent or studio film. The independent films, I think the good ones aren’t necessarily eccentric ones but they’re the more specific ones.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I’ve read a lot of really great characters in some really crappy stories, where I said, like, ‘Boy I could shine here, but the story sucks.’ I don’t want to be part of that.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I love Los Angeles, and it’s been very good to me, but if everyone is running around telling the stories, who’s living them? You don’t play characters that are celebrities – you play guys who know what to do when their septic tank’s blocked.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“I talk to myself all the time. Just make sure you answer.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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“Good ideas are free – or at least they should be.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“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


“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


“I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life.”

– Matthew McConaughey


Matthew Mcconaughey Quotes On Life


“What the heck is true love? I remember feeling, back when I was 12 and ‘going’ with this girl, ‘Is this true love?’”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When you have good friends you’ve been around, every time they talk, you don’t give them your full attention. You don’t look them in the eye and stop. Half the time, you’re listening, half the time, you are ignoring them.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t dislike any of my exes. If I took time to form a relationship, it’s gonna hurt when we move on, but are you puttin’ White-Out over all that beautiful time together? That was real time in your life. It’s connected to where you are today.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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Matthew McConaughey Quotes Images

“My wife and I don’t compete. We know each other’s preferences, and we work to provide those for each other. One will take over when the other is faced with something he or she dislikes. That’s what friends do.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“When I see grace in a woman, that’s very sexy. You can tell by how someone moves or their rhythm.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“I’ve got incredible support from my wife and family and people around me. I’ve got great people around me who handle anything on the outside, business-wise, who help free me up to create in my job.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“To bring a healthy child into this world, raise them right and watch them grow is the biggest miracle there is.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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“I will say this: one of the things that is a pain when you’re expecting children is how much advice unsolicited people give you when you’re not asking for it.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Kids will remind you that, even though you’ve gone down a road 100 times, it’s brand new for them – and that’s healthy.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


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

– Matthew McConaughey


“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


“If you want your hair to be thicker, cut it when the moon is about to be full – a heavy, full, waxing moon. Do not cut it when the moon’s waning.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“A creep is someone who claims he’s one thing but he’s actually another.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: ‘If the door’s shut, don’t come a-knockin.’ But if it’s open and you’re walkin’ by, feel free to say, ‘Hello.’”

– Matthew McConaughey


“Without exercise, I don’t feel like my head works right.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“There are certain nights you and your image just aren’t in the same bed.”

– Matthew McConaughey


“I don’t dabble and spend much mind or time dealing with, I don’t know, people’s perceptions of me. I truly don’t.”

– Matthew McConaughey


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