84+ Best Denzel Washington Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards. Profoundly inspirational Denzel Washington quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Denzel Washington Quotes

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

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

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

  I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. 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

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

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

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

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

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation. Denzel Washington

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

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

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.

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

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.

I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office. 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 And a lot of times, it’s about something that’s completely out of their control 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. 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 Los Angeles, everyone is a star. Denzel Washington

When I did A Soldier’s Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything! 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

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’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

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

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

Never help an ungrateful person get up on their feet. It’s like telling a wolf that you’re a sheep. Denzel Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall forward! 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have to do what you gotta do in this life in order to do what you wanna do

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

Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. Denzel Washington

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

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

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

Talent comes from God. If you have been given some, then value it, cultivate it, work and develop it. Denzel Washington

Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation

I’m not interested in being a celebrity, I’m interested in being a better actor and a better director. 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.

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

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don’t know what a child actor is. She’s an actor who’s a child.

You practice anything for 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

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

The purpose of war is to serve a political end but the true nature of war is to serve itself. Denzel Washington

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.