Denzel Washington quotes

By | 26.06.2022
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You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. Denzel Washington

At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. Its about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I’ve worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It’s not that long ago. I like to think that I’m just a regular guy. Denzel Washington

Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency. Denzel Washington

Acting is like music and you improvise. It’s like jazz, there’s no rhyme or reason to it. It’s not a plan. You practice to music and you just play it. Denzel Washington

Best Denzel Washington quotes and sayings. Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Denzel Washington

Do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington: I like the collaboration, I like seeing people do well, so I really plan to direct the rest of my days. Denzel Washington

If you don’t trust the pilot, don’t go. Denzel Washington

I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. Denzel Washington

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her. Denzel Washington

What it taught me was forgiveness. It taught me that when people present themselves in a certain way, there’s probably some back story or issue or reason for the way that they are. It’s not you. It’s them. And a lot of times, its about something that’s completely out of their control. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. Denzel Washington

Don’t be afraid to fail big, to dream big. Denzel Washington

We’ve all received our share of good fortune, so that’s my definition of much. A single blessing is all the bounty in the world, and if you’ve been blessed at all you’re meant to pass some of that on. You’re meant to set a positive example. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not? Denzel Washington

One failed experiment is one step closer to Success. Denzel Washington

I’ve worked with children all my life. Denzel Washington

You never know how you’re going to affect people. Denzel Washington

Just because you don’t share it on social media, doesn’t mean you’re not up to big things. Live it and stay low key. Privacy is everything. Denzel Washington

We’ll all retire from life at some point. The great thing about acting is you don’t necessarily have to retire. Denzel Washington

It’s simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they’re done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it’s what they see. That’s where my head is at. Denzel Washington

I pray that you all put your shoes way under the bed at night so that you gotta get on your knees in the morning to find them. And while you’re down there thank God for grace and mercy and understanding. We all fall short of the glory, we all got plenty. Denzel Washington

A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not? Denzel Washington

You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib. Denzel Washington

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith. Denzel Washington

I don’t look back, no. Maybe when I’m older; people say, ‘What’s your favorite film?’ I say, ‘My next one.’ I’m not interested in sitting around; I just don’t, never have. Denzel Washington

Acting, it’s not my life, my children and my family, that’s life. I’ll get up every morning, God willing, for that. Denzel Washington

I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation. Denzel Washington

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star. Denzel Washington

So you never know who you touch. You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I don’t concern myself with award. I’d been to the party enough times to know it really didn’t matter. Denzel Washington

Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward. Denzel Washington

Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life. Denzel Washington

The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They’re not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion – to care about people and about your children. John Singleton, Oh Man, I’ve Become My Father. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family. Denzel Washington

Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference. Denzel Washington

I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. Denzel Washington

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Denzel Washington

The last few years I’ve been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn’t that interesting to me. Now that I’m directing, it’s all new again. Denzel Washington

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plaque. Denzel Washington

I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation. Denzel Washington

We do what we have to so we can do what we want to. Denzel Washington

My role 14 years ago in Richard III – that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it – they have all the fun! Denzel Washington

Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me. Denzel Washington

Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do. Denzel Washington

There’s things that I can do as an actor that I couldn’t do in any other form of life and I’ve got a strange personality. But film requires strange people, so I’ve got a nice comfy home. Denzel Washington

I’ve worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It’s not that long ago. I like to think that I’m just a regular guy. Denzel Washington

When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel. Denzel Washington

When you don’t understand something, you label it and condemn it. Denzel Washington

There is nothing good or bad, except by comparison. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially. Denzel Washington

I love research and being educated. It’s a great job being able to step into all kinds of professions and into other people’s shoes. Denzel Washington

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. Denzel Washington

Every day, sincerely and without phoniness, Lou demonstrated by his actions how very vital it is – more than anything else – to understand and appreciate the people who work with you….Do your job well, learn your job well, but always remember that the people you work with are your most valuable asset. Embrace them. Honor them. Respect them” – Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

When you don’t understand something, you label it and condemn it. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I’ve always seen it to be a privilege to make movies. It’s a really expensive, creative medium. Denzel Washington

True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already. Denzel Washington

My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back. Denzel Washington

We’ve all received our share of good fortune, so that’s my definition of much. A single blessing is all the bounty in the world, and if you’ve been blessed at all you’re meant to pass some of that on. You’re meant to set a positive example. That’s our responsibility. Denzel Washington

Just because you are doing a lot more doesn’t mean you are getting a lot done. Don’t confuse movement with progress! Denzel Washington

To protect the sheep, you gotta catch the wolf. And it takes a wolf to catch a wolf, you understand? Denzel Washington

I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question. Denzel Washington

My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace. Denzel Washington

What are you doing extra? That’s what counts. That’s when you’re working hard – when you’re going above and over what’s expected of you. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

I’m selfish, I think. I think an artist has to be. I’m not worried about what people think. I play the parts that I find interesting. It’d bother me more to be just pigeonholed into doing what people think is ethical or that’s boring to me. I don’t pick parts with that in mind, I just find interesting stories. If it’s interesting to me, then I do it. Denzel Washington

Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what. Denzel Washington

If I am a cup maker, I’m interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it. Denzel Washington

I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. Denzel Washington

Old man’s gotta be the old man, fish has gotta be the fish. You gotta be who you are in this world, no matter what. Denzel Washington

Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference. Denzel Washington

The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That’s what’s going to define you. Denzel Washington

If you don’t trust the pilot, don’t go. Denzel Washington

Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn’t matter how good you are. Denzel Washington

Don’t get all sentimental on me, Makes me think I’m gonna die. Denzel Washington

I’m a parent. I think we’re responsible for the problems that young people have. I believe that. I don’t blame them for any of it. I blame us for what we haven’t done as mothers and fathers, not sticking together as a unit. Denzel Washington

It’s simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they’re done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it’s what they see. That’s where my head is at. Denzel Washington

We have all received our share of good fortune, so that’s my definition of much. A single blessing is all the bounty in the world, and if you’ve been blessed at all you’re meant to pass some of that on. You’re meant to set a positive example. That’s our responsibility. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

The time to worrying about flying is when you’re on the ground. When you’re up in the air, it’s too late. No point in worrying about it then. Denzel Washington

I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question. Denzel Washington

There’s nothing good or bad, except by comparison. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

If you don’t love your fellow man, women, person, then you don’t have anything. If you don’t treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated that to me is the fundamental message. Denzel Washington

There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters. Denzel Washington

I don’t concern myself with award. I’d been to the party enough times to know it really didn’t matter. Denzel Washington

In any profession it gets to be a grind. Denzel Washington

The poorest people are the sweetest people. Denzel Washington

A wise woman knows the importance of speaking life into her man. If you love him; believe in him, encourage him and be his peace. Denzel Washington

Taking the money from drug operations and all that sort of stuff is something that goes past what most of us in society would expect a policeman should do. That temptation hits the police force at the same time as the temptation to take those drugs that are readily available hits the people on the streets. Denzel Washington

Dreams without goals, are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Denzel Washington

So you never know who you are going to touch. You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else. Denzel Washington, A Hand to Guide Me

Money doesn’t buy happiness. Some people say it’s a heck of a down payment, though. Denzel Washington

I wasn’t allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it. Denzel Washington

Don’t tell me what they said about me. Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you. Denzel Washington

Some said America took a step forward electing a black president. In light of the unconstitutiona l expansion of powers, lack of transparency and fueling the fires of unrest that clearly hasn’t been the case. Vote based on merits, not to fill a racial quota. Denzel Washington

I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Denzel Washington

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it. Denzel Washington

If you want to be a warrior, you have to train. Denzel Washington

Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons. Denzel Washington

My father was a minister for 50 years (with) Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. We prayed about everything, every day, then he always said, “Amen. God is love.” I thought God is love was one word. Like “Godislove.” And it took me a long time to learn what that really meant. Denzel Washington

Writing is a weapon and its more powerful than a fist could ever be. Denzel Washington

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