The List: 10 Best Arnold quotes

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

With the Arnold Sports Festival invading town this weekend, we're counting down the 10 best lines ever uttered (in a thick Austrian accent) by the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-governor.

10. "Consider that a divorce."

For the record, shooting your wife in the head is not a legal divorce, but after offing his back-stabbing spouse (Sharon Stone) in "Total Recall," Arnold gave us one of his greatest kill lines.

9. "Dillon! You son of a b----!"

His friendly greeting to Carl Weathers in "Predator" - followed by a handshake/arm-wrestling match - set the tone of a relationship that went way back.

8. "Come with me if you want to live."

It hard to remember a time when movie marketing actually left secrets unspoiled, but you didn't really know that the Arnold was the good guy in "Terminator 2" until this moment.

7. "My nipples are very sensitive."

Was the ill-advised "Arnold gets pregnant" comedy "Junior" worth it just so he could say this line?

6. "Do it! C'mon, do it now!"

Arnold's final showdown with the Predator has him outsized … but he still dares him to kill him. In English, of course.

5. "Come on, Cohaagen! You got what you want. Give those people air!"

Another gem from "Total Recall," a film that really showed Arnold's range - he played both Douglas Quaid and Hauser.

4. "Let off some steam, Bennett."

We like to pretend Arnold's adlib in "Commando" went something like this: "Yeah, ripping a pipe off the wall and hurling it through the torso of my enemy is good, but I think my character would definitely use a catch phrase."

3. "We're going to play a wonderful game called 'Who Is Your Daddy, and What Does He Do?'"

Sure, Arnold didn't look like a teacher in "Kindergarten Cop," but this game sounds like it might be crossing the line.

2. "Get to the choppa!"

Best quote to scream while in the jungle being hunted by the ultimate predator from outer space.

1. "I'll be back."

The original Arnold catchphrase from "The Terminator" became so iconic, variations of it were worked into many of his movies … and his political speeches.