— Arnold Schwarzenegger
Context: Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. When you make an impasse passable, that is strength. But you must have ego, the kind of ego which makes you think of yourself in terms of superlatives. You must want to be the greatest. We are all starved for compliments. So we do things that get positive feedback.
From a 1982 interview with Boston Globe journalist Marian Christy. Christy, Marian. [https://secure.pqarchiver.com/boston/doc/294151457.html "Winning according to Schwarzenegger."] Boston Globe: Boston, MA. 9 May 1982: p 51. Accessed 25 Jun 2016.