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

Two weeks ago we proved that we knew what was best for you by sharing with you nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from one of America’s finest, most passionate thespians and national treasures… one Mr. Nicolas Cage

…and this week we show you that while we still know what’s best for you, we’re simply just not going to give you what you want. No, we’re not. Instead what we have for you is what you need… The words of one of the acting profession’s rising stars, Matthew McConaughey.

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

“No computer, no gadget, no trickery. I am an animal, it is a plant. I will beat the weed!”

“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.”

“A lot of people don’t understand friendship and brotherhood. I have a great friend in him. I’d do anything he asked me to, even though he’d probably never ask me to, and he feels the same way. It’s fun going out and living life and doing things at the drop of a hat. LiveStrong just happens to be the most deliberate guy I’ve ever met.”

-on denying that he and Lance Armstrong are gay. They’re just friends, they tell People magazine..

Also, Armstrong’s nickname for McConaughey is “Redneck Buddha.”

“All the best things that have happened to me, happened in the water. Every one.”

-from Sahara.

And the infamous…

“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.”

…from Richard Linklater’s Dazed And Confused.

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

His career philosophy:

“Be the lean horse for the long ride. I figure I am in the third round of a 15 round fight.”

“It’s going to be in the orchards and it’s going to bear some wonderful fruit. When I was in Australia, they had a placenta tree that was on the river … and all the placentas of all that tribe, all that clan, whatever aboriginal tribe that was, all the placentas went under that one tree and it was this huge behemoth of just health and strength. This tree was just growing taller and stronger above the rest of Mother Nature around it. It was gorgeous.”

-on why he’s planting his son’s placenta in an orchard.

On Hollywood:

“I love it. It’s silly to say that it is a world of false and stupid people. Sure there are witches and swindlers, but you can meet there many creative, talented and generous persons too. Hollywood is a pleasant place, when you are hip to the game and you enjoy it for what it is really.”

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

“My best quality is that I`m a big hearted person. I`m resilient, too. My worst quality is selfishness, although everyone is guilty of that to an extent. Everyone should be, I think — you need to respect yourself.”

Also from Dazed And Confused:

“The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow. You just gotta keep on livin’, man. L-I-V-I-N.”