45 Denzel Washington Quotes

  • 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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  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Denzel Washington quotes

  • 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