46 Motivating Denzel Washington quotes about dreams and success

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

If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying. – 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

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

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

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

I’ve always felt protected. That’s the God’s honest truth. -Denzel Washington

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

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

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

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Do what you got to do now, so you can do what you want to do later – 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

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

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

Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart. – Denzel Washington

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

Fall forward! – Denzel Washington

I’m not interested in being a celebrity; I’m interested in being a better actor and a better director. – Denzel Washington

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith. – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I like talking. I like acting. – Denzel Washington

You can’t break me because you didn’t make me. – Denzel Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Put God first in everything you do. – Denzel Washington

The poorest people are the sweetest people. – Denzel Washington

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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

I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me. – Denzel Washington

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

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