50 Selected Denzel Washington Quotes and Sayings

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Denzel Washington Quotes and Sayings

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards. Here you can read his best quotes on love, life and hard-work

Denzel Washington Quotes

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

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

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

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

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5. 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.

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6. Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.

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

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8. I read the Bible every day.

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9. 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.

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10. 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.

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11. 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.

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12. The poorest people are the sweetest people.

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

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14. My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.

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15. I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated.

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16. 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.

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17. You don’t know when you’re being watched. That’s one of the weird things about celebrity. It’s my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.

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18. I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.

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19. Okay, my friend. It’s off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won’t be lonely.

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20. I am not going to bury my son! My son is going to bury me!

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21. Hate put me in prison. Love’s gonna bust me out.

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22. Son, I work for the Pentagon, so I admit I’m a little slow on the uptake, but did you just threaten me?

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23. If I’m wrong, then we’re at war; God help us all.

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Denzel Washington Quotes On Success

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

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

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

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27. In any profession, it gets to be a grind.

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

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

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

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31. Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.

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32. Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.

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33. 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.

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

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35. The only thing stopping you from achieving your dreams are the stories you keep telling yourself that you can’t. Don’t wait- act now. Regret nothing.

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36. Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.

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37. Dreams without goals remain dreams.

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38. In order to change your life, you must change your thoughts.

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39. Never help an ungrateful person get on their feet.

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

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

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42. Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.

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43. For me, success in inner peace. That’s a good day for me.

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44. Don’t tell me what was said about me. Tell me why were they so comfortable to say it to you?

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

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46. I’ve worked with children all my life.

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47. 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.

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48. If you don’t trust the pilot, don’t go.

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49. In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

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50. I’m not in the loop; I don’t know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.

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