Ye cannot serve God and mammon.— Matthew McConaughey
The most provocative Matthew McConaughey quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
Man shall not live by bread alone.
I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that.
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.
The older you get, the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow.
You just gotta keep livin’ man, l-i-v-i-n’
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.
It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.
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.
Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.
When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what they right hand doeth.
I want to thank God because that's who I look up.
He's graced my life with opportunities. He's shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.
As an actor for hire, my job is to do some pre-production work for myself.
Then my job is to show up and give the best performance I can.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
I like having my hands in the clay. I like the movie-making process.
My favorite dish is cleaning out the fridge on Sunday night and improvising a great medley.
I've been wanting to have my own family since I was young.
It just took me a while to find the perfect woman.
My father – who I know is up there right now, with a big pot of gumbo, he’s got a lemon meringue pie, he’s probably in his underwear, and he’s got a cold can of Miller Lite – and he’s dancing.
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.
Each of the films, whether it’s Magic Mike or Dallas Buyers Club, was a challenge for me. I had to dig deeper. Also, my decision to shake things up came after my first child was born. I had taken nearly two years off and I thought that I would enjoy my time as a dad and wait until something interesting came along.
Absolutely not. I have no problem with commitment. In fact, I love having someone in my life.
Some things, you just like what you like and you stick to it.
Other things, you like what you like, but the things that come with celebrity or success comes more options. There's was nine, all of the sudden there's ninety-nine things to say "yes" to, which you didn't have the option to say "yes" to yesterday.
The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
Don't play an attitude; don't play a guy who's negative. Play a guy who's not trying to sell anybody on anything, he's just saying how it is and if you want to come by what he's thinking, you're welcome. If you do not, then do not.
Hypocrites do the devil's drudgery in Christ's livery.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
My experience in work, even going to work with Scorsese, is that people always think there's some magic trick. There's no magic trick. The people who are really good at what they do do simple things really, really well.
Bringing a baby into the world is something I've always wanted, and now I'm completely ready for my life to start revolving around another human being.
The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests;
but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed!
We found a great rhythm. Contractions started kicking in. I sat there with her, right between her legs. We got tribal on it, we danced to it! I was DJ-ing this Brazilian music.
I don't mind assholes. It's the dork I don't trust. The dork is the one who's trying to be whatever he thinks you want him to be. I trust the asshole cause you know where he's gonna stand.
I think 'unbelievable' is an unbelievably stupid word.
The law says you cannot touch, but I see a lot of lawbreakers up in this house.
It'd Be a Lot Cooler If You Did.
Life is not a popularity contest. Take the hill, but first answer the question: What is my hill?.
If happiness is what you’re after, then you are going to be let down frequently and be unhappy much of your time. Joy, though, is something else. It’s not a choice, not a response to some result, it is a constant. Joy is “the feeling we have from doing what we are fashioned to do,” no matter the outcome.
First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British actor) Charlie Laughton, who said, 'When you got God, you got a friend and that friend is you.'
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.'
Traveling is a great love of mine. I love South America and Africa. I'm your ultimate backpacker when I'm away. It's just me and my backpack. It's good for getting away from the industry.
There's two sorts of fear: one you embrace and one you should listen to and turn the other way.
I do believe in God, but I think it's very healthy for a believer to spend time in the pragmatism of agnosticism, and I think God appreciates agnostics trying to make a science of it and going, "I will not believe any further than that." I enjoy that kind of engineering mind. In no way did it ever feel blasphemous to me as a man of faith.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.
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.
I keep a diary - one for each film and foreign land I travel to.
My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.
I think it's because we're looking for the meaning.
Where is the meaning? We have mindless jobs, we take frantic vacations, deficit finance trips to the mall to buy more things that we think are going to fill these holes in our lives. Is it any wonder that we've lost our sense of direction?
I don't know how to work a room. It's a real skill.
I got interested in the justice system.
If I was, I'd probably be a defense lawyer. I was headed that way, but luckily changed my track to film school.
They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they're crying they need to do one of the three and they're having trouble doing it. Real simple.