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Quiz about Clint Eastwood Inspirational Quotes
Quiz about Clint Eastwood Inspirational Quotes

Clint Eastwood Inspirational Quotes Quiz


Clint Eastwood wasn't just a tough guy in his movies, he made a lot of common-sense quotes that can be very educational and inspirational. I'll give you one of these quotes along with some background and you pick the movie it's from.

A multiple-choice quiz by OldManJack. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
OldManJack
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
400,897
Updated
Aug 08 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
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9 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a photographer (Robert Kincaid), who makes the statement that "Things change. They always do, it's one of the laws of nature. Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort." Which movie was it? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a former Civil War Jayhawker who makes the statement "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." What movie is it? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In this movie, Clint Eastwood (Luther Whitney) is a jewel thief who makes this statement to a government agent; "Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one." Which movie is it? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a retired senior citizen (Earl Stone) who makes the statement that "The only people who want to live to 100 are 99-year-olds." Which movie was it? Hint: drug running Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a retired Detroit auto worker (Walt Kowalski), who makes the statement that "Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while that you shouldn't have (messed) with? [spits] Well, that's me." Which movie is it? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In this movie Clint Eastwood (Philo Beddoe) is a bare knuckle brawler who makes the statement that "A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend." [Hint: this one is a sequel] Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In this Clint Eastwood movie he plays a preacher who has come to minister to a mountain mining community. In one scene he states that, "There's plain few problems can't be solved with a little sweat and hard work". Which movie is this? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In this movie Clint Eastwood (Tom Nowack) is a skip tracer (bounty hunter) who gives his thoughts on gun control by stating that "I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it." Hint: Elvis gift Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In this movie Clint Eastwood is an Air Force pilot. Asked if he would be able to fly an advanced Russian jet, he replies "Yeah, I can fly it. I'm the best there is." What's the movie? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a drifter (Hogan) traveling with a nun. She asks if he would consider settling down on a ranch. His reply was "A ranch? You mean get up at sunrise, go to bed at sunset, rear in the saddle all day? No thanks, sister, I'd rather be dead." Which movie was it? Hint: Mexican Revolution Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a photographer (Robert Kincaid), who makes the statement that "Things change. They always do, it's one of the laws of nature. Most people are afraid of change, but if you look at it as something you can always count on, then it can be a comfort." Which movie was it?

Answer: The Bridges of Madison County

Clint is visiting Madison County, Iowa to shoot pictures for a story on their famous covered bridges. He meets a married woman with two children who is going to be alone for four days. She is talking about her kids and she remarks that they aren't kids anymore, because things change. That's when Clint makes his observation about change.

They fall in love, a love that lasts for the rest of their lives, even though they never see each other again. The comment about things changing is certainly true.
2. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a former Civil War Jayhawker who makes the statement "Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is." What movie is it?

Answer: The Outlaw Josey Wales

In this movie Clint Eastwood is a former Confederate raider who escapes after the rest of his unit surrenders and is massacred by the Union soldiers. He becomes an outlaw with a high price on his head. Throughout the movie he picks up a following as he rescues one person after another.

He is leaving the group to go and confront the Indian tribe whose land they are on and he does not expect to return. That is when he makes his statement, giving the best advice he can to the group on what to do when the expected Indian attack comes.
3. In this movie, Clint Eastwood (Luther Whitney) is a jewel thief who makes this statement to a government agent; "Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one." Which movie is it?

Answer: Absolute Power

While burglarizing a mansion, Clint witnesses the president of the United States in a brawl with the woman of the house. As she attempts to stab him to protect herself, she is shot and killed by his bodyguards. Throughout the movie the President's bodyguards are trying to capture him to silence him.

In one scene he is being interviewed by an agent, ostensibly to get his views on who might have done the burglary. As the interview concludes the agent says that he will be back the next day and that is when Clint makes his statement, making the point that we all must die, so you should enjoy life today because there is no promise that there will be a tomorrow for you.
4. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a retired senior citizen (Earl Stone) who makes the statement that "The only people who want to live to 100 are 99-year-olds." Which movie was it? Hint: drug running

Answer: The Mule

In "The Mule", Clint Eastwood is an 80-year old man who is broke and his house has been foreclosed on him, so he unwittingly takes a job as a mule, transporting drugs for a Mexican cartel. While making his last drug run, he gets word that his wife is on her deathbed. He runs to her and he probably believes he is offering her comfort by saying that nobody wants to live to 100, except 99-year-olds.

He makes the point that no one really wants to be a broken-down 100-year-old person, but if you're 99 years old and the only choices are being that centenarian, or being dead, you just might change your mind. Sort of like the old adage that it is difficult to judge a situation until you have to face it.
5. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a retired Detroit auto worker (Walt Kowalski), who makes the statement that "Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while that you shouldn't have (messed) with? [spits] Well, that's me." Which movie is it?

Answer: Gran Torino

In the scene where he makes the statement, he is driving by three thugs standing outside a store in a seedy part of town. When he sees that they are harassing his neighbor, he stops to rescue her. As he is talking, his coat falls open revealing his shoulder holster with the automatic in the holster plainly visible.

But it is good advice to not mess with people you don't know because you have no idea how they will react or what they are capable of.
6. In this movie Clint Eastwood (Philo Beddoe) is a bare knuckle brawler who makes the statement that "A hand out is what you get from the government, a hand up is what you get from a friend." [Hint: this one is a sequel]

Answer: Any Which Way You Can

This movie was a sequel to "Every Which Way but Loose", starring Clint and co-starring Clyde the orangutan. In the scene where he makes his statement, he's making up with his estranged girlfriend by offering her a place to stay. She tells him she doesn't need any handouts and Clint replies with his explanation of the difference between a handout and a hand up. Eastwood points out a great truth - that the government gives you handouts, and they're very impersonal.

But friends give you a hand up when it's needed and these are generally very personal.
7. In this Clint Eastwood movie he plays a preacher who has come to minister to a mountain mining community. In one scene he states that, "There's plain few problems can't be solved with a little sweat and hard work". Which movie is this?

Answer: Pale Rider

In "Pale Rider", Clint Eastwood plays a preacher who comes into town to help the small-town gold miners who are being terrorized by the evil gold company that is bullying the miners. The mining leader tells Clint that he had been trying for months to break up a huge rock in a stream because he felt there was gold under it. Clint grabs a sledge hammer and makes his statement about using a little sweat and hard work to solve most problems.

His point in the quote is that the best way to solve a problem is to just take it head on.
8. In this movie Clint Eastwood (Tom Nowack) is a skip tracer (bounty hunter) who gives his thoughts on gun control by stating that "I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it." Hint: Elvis gift

Answer: Pink Cadillac

Although this quote could easily come from nearly every Clint Eastwood movie ever made, it comes from "Pink Cadillac". In this movie a bail jumper (Bernadette Peters) is trying to keep ahead of her husband and his Neo-Nazi friends. She steals her husband's pink Cadillac which, unknown to her, has the gang's money hidden in it.

They kidnap her child to hold for ransom to get their money back, but instead of giving her the baby, they try to kill her and Clint. They decide to invade the gang's camp to get her baby back and she asks for a gun. Clint denies her request explaining that he wants to be the one controlling the guns. That comment about gun control is certainly sound advice for anyone.
9. In this movie Clint Eastwood is an Air Force pilot. Asked if he would be able to fly an advanced Russian jet, he replies "Yeah, I can fly it. I'm the best there is." What's the movie?

Answer: Firefox

Clint is being asked if he can fly the jet because the brass has decided to steal the jet from a Russian base, and they need someone who understands Russian to fly it back to U.S. soil because it operates off thought rather traditional stick controls.

Norman Vincent Peale said "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy". Our trust in ourselves can make things happen, like Clint Eastwood's character in this movie, he was asked if he could fly the plane and all he did was believe in himself, that he was the best and he was the right one to fly the plane. And like in life, if you think you are going to fail even before a task has started, then you probably will, this quote teaches us to have courage and believe in ourselves.
10. In this movie Clint Eastwood is a drifter (Hogan) traveling with a nun. She asks if he would consider settling down on a ranch. His reply was "A ranch? You mean get up at sunrise, go to bed at sunset, rear in the saddle all day? No thanks, sister, I'd rather be dead." Which movie was it? Hint: Mexican Revolution

Answer: Two Mules for Sister Sara

In the Bible, Proverbs 21:5 says "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." You have to have some sort of plan in your life, know where you're going and what you're going to do, so that you can keep yourself on track.

The rest of this quote is "No sister, there's this town called San Francisco that's booming. And if I get this stake, well, I'm gonna' open myself up the biggest gambling saloon in the whole area. With long red mahogany bars and green felt tables. And we'll play roulette, and dice and Faro and all those wonderful games. And I realize that doesn't mean much to you, but to me, that's livin'." The man definitely has a plan.
Source: Author OldManJack

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