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42 Best Denzel Washington Quote To Inspire You

Famous Denzel Washington quotes are loved by his fans everywhere.

Denzel Washington is known as one of the most talented method actors.

He becomes a different person onscreen. But off-screen, he is one of the humblest human beings.

Born in New York, his mother was a beauty shop owner and his father a Pentecostal minister. Denzel Washington grew up to become a huge success in the acting world, winning a Tony Award for his role in 'The Iceman Cometh', as well as two Academy Awards for his most famous movies. He won Best Supporting Actor for 'Glory' and Best Actor for 'Training Day' (which many believe to be his best movie). He has won three Golden Globe Awards as well. He's estimated to have a net worth of around $250 million. He also starred in 'Courage Under Fire', a successful war drama film that is loved by many.

These Denzel Washington quotes and sayings from his life experiences will be sure to inspire you as he is such an inspiring person. If you're looking for Denzel Washington movie quotes, Denzel Washington 'American Gangster' quotes, Denzel Washington 'Training Day' quotes, or Denzel Washington speech quotes, read on.

For more great quotes, check out these ['Training Day' quotes] and '80s movie quotes too.

Denzel Washington Quotes On Life And Work

These Denzel Washington quotes are a reflection of his life and his astute dedication towards his craft. Why not share these Denzel Washington quotes with your friends?

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

– Denzel Washington.

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

– Denzel Washington.

3.    “I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.”

– Denzel Washington.

4.    “My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don’t need another plague.”

– Denzel Washington.

5.    “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given.”

– Denzel Washington.

6.    “Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.”

– Denzel Washington.

7.    “Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.”

– Denzel Washington.

8.    “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.

9.    “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.

10. “Every day, sincerely and without phoniness, try 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.

11. “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... And a lot of times, it’s about something that’s completely out of their control.”

– Denzel Washington.

12. “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.

13. “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.

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

– Denzel Washington.

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

– Denzel Washington.

Denzel Washington is one of the most admired actors in cinema.

Denzel Washington Quotes On Religion, God, And Growing Up

Denzel has always been proud of his heritage, and his belief in God, and his faith. Denzel Washington quotes about faith provide an insight into those beliefs.

16. “I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.”

– Denzel Washington.

17. “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.

18. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.”

– Denzel Washington.

19. “In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.”

– Denzel Washington.

20. "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.

21. “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.

22. “Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.”

– Denzel Washington.

23. “You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.”

– Denzel Washington.

24. “I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.”

– Denzel Washington.

25. “My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.”

– Denzel Washington.

26. “If you don’t trust the pilot, don’t go.”

– Denzel Washington.

27. “My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.”

– Denzel Washington.

28. “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.

29. “If you want to be a warrior, you have to train.”

– Denzel Washington.

30. “Do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do.”

– Denzel Washington.

31. “Don’t be afraid to fail big, to dream big.”

– Denzel Washington.

32. “You never know how you’re going to affect people.”

– Denzel Washington.

33. “I just try to be honest and true to the character and play the part.”

– Denzel Washington.

34. “Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.”

– Denzel Washington.

Denzel Washington movies have received wide critical acclaim.

Denzel Washington Quotes On The Life Of A Celebrity

Denzel Washington is definitely a celebrity in every sense of the term. But he is very grounded and still holds on to his values firmly, such as his love for his family and his belief in God.

35. “I actually don’t hang out with any celebrities. My closest friends are old friends. And my real close friends, none of them are actors.”

– Denzel Washington.

36. “Talent comes from God. If you have been given some, then value it, cultivate it, work and develop it.”

– Denzel Washington.

37. “I’m not interested in being a celebrity- I’m interested in being a better actor and a better director.”

– Denzel Washington.

38. “There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters.”

– Denzel Washington.

39. “You practice anything a long time, you get good at it. You tell a hundred lies a day, it sounds like the truth. Everyone betrays everyone.”

– Denzel Washington.

40. “The purpose of war is to serve a political end but the true nature of war is to serve itself.”

– Denzel Washington.

41. “You can beat or jail me or even kill me, but I am not going to be what you want me to be!”

– Denzel Washington.

42. "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.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 42 of the best Denzel Washington quotes about life, faith, success, God, and more, then why not take a look at the following 'Avengers: Endgame' quotes or [Captain Marvel quotes] for more great quotes?

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