129+ Best Vin Diesel Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mark Sinclair, better known as Vin Diesel, is an American actor and producer. Sinclair was best known for his action films, most notably The Fast and Furious series. Profoundly inspirational Vin Diesel quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Vin Diesel Quotes

If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn’t be that, I’d want to be a superhero. – Vin Diesel

If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure. – Vin Diesel

Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a Gentleman is a matter of choice. – Vin Diesel

Find your confidence, lead with love… the rest will follow. – Vin Diesel

You break her heart; I’ll break your neck. – Vin Diesel

The first thing that happens is the cleansing of the former character. I don’t think a lot of actors talk about it, but there is usually a process where you essentially purge yourself of the character played prior to the movie. Then you want to think about what the character represents, and you write down all of the elements about this character and then take the time to find some synchronicity and start breathing the character. – Vin Diesel

I grew up the son of an acting teacher, but I’ve never been really good at articulating what that process is. It was always a bit more internal. – Vin Diesel

I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny. – Vin Diesel

It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So, the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with? – Vin Diesel

If you think about my filmography, I have never done a movie that a kid could go see, except for Iron Giant, and I’m not even on the screen. – Vin Diesel

The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film. – Vin Diesel

I’m an actor. I can do whatever I want. As an actor, not everything has to be the most obvious choice. And sometimes, the best thing you can do is to defy expectations. – Vin Diesel

If it’s an amazing role, I’ll do anything. – Vin Diesel

The idea of exploring character relations and their development over a decade has to be appealing for any actor who cherishes his craft. – Vin Diesel

When you come onto the set, everything should be focused around your character and you should stay in the pocket, as much as possible. Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket. – Vin Diesel

Fight sequence to me isn’t just about the athleticism. It so often is about what the emotion that is behind it and how willing you are to really, really challenge that emotion or really take that emotion to that place so you’re feeling a certain intensity for the whole time when you’re shooting the actual physical scenes. – Vin Diesel

I used to do fight sequences, and I started to get self-conscious about fight sequences, because invariably the other person would get hurt, and you never want anyone to be hurt on a film, let alone you being responsible. The great thing about working with guys who have spent their life choreographing fights for wrestling is that that’s what they do. That’s their specialty. Their specialty is selling taking hits. Their specialty is selling explosive hits without making a contact or doing too much damage. – Vin Diesel

Filmmaking is such a collaborative piece of art that you can’t look to one person – you couldn’t look to me, you couldn’t say, ‘Because Vin’s in it, it’s this or that…’ It’s really all of us coming together for that period of time to try and make magic. – Vin Diesel

I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world. – Vin Diesel

Career diversification ain’t a bad thing. – Vin Diesel

I’m going to do my best to channel the character on a spiritual level. – Vin Diesel

I would love to do more science fiction. I always envisioned the Riddick franchise as a continuing mythology, so I always imagined that there would be many other films to follow. – Vin Diesel

I can’t go white, Indian, Asian, Latin. For me, in my existence, if I’m anything, I’m inclusive of everyone, and we are just one, and I hope that global harmony is in all of us. – Vin Diesel

That’s what I love. I love thinking about the film, the project and committing myself as much as possible. – Vin Diesel

I envision the future sunny and with love, harmony and oneness. I think Hollywood is changing. – Vin Diesel

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films. – Vin Diesel

When Lucas was doing Star Wars, he didn’t have a 50 million person Facebook following where he could just sift through feedback to try to get an idea for what he was going to do next. It’s a luxury we have today. – Vin Diesel

If you believe in the project, you have to support it. – Vin Diesel

I am definitely a person of color. – Vin Diesel

You make movies for the people. If critics happen to like them too, well, that’s a home run. – Vin Diesel

You know when something feels so good but you’re afraid to feel good about it? So, you kinda hold back? Everyone says, Congratulations, you must be so happy. And you say something stupid like, I’m just doing what little I can with what little I have. – Vin Diesel

I could care less about being an action actor like Stallone or Schwarzenegger. – Vin Diesel

The thing that stood out above and beyond all the experiences was this relationship with the nine-month-old baby. On weekends, I’d be thinking about going back to set on Monday just to see the baby. – Vin Diesel

If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn’t be that, I’d want to be a superhero. – Vin Diesel

I love women more than anything. – Vin Diesel

I’m a boy who appreciates a good body, regardless of the make. – Vin Diesel

I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to finding a character and exploring character and realizing that character. – Vin Diesel

I’m a perfectionist. I’m very critical, especially artistically. – Vin Diesel

When I got on the set of ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ I discovered, to my amazement, that Steven Spielberg is a gamer. – Vin Diesel

The films that I do are deep, introspective, brooding roles that you’re in this heavy headspace all the time. – Vin Diesel

It’s remarkable how a soundtrack can be so important to the storytelling and the experience. I think the music is going to make people see the movie a lot. The music is going to make you want to go see it again. You have so much fun in the movie, and it’s music that you want to share with your kids, anyway. – Vin Diesel

It’s like you have a child and you think, ‘Everything that I’ve done up until this point is insignificant in comparison to being a father.’ It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing. – Vin Diesel

I’m a fantasy guy. So I brought the fantasy element to the Riddick, David Twohy brought the sci-fi, and it came together. You see that in every aspect of the film. – Vin Diesel

A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity. – Vin Diesel

The majority of the filmmaking process is in pre-production. The more you’ve planned out the more freedom there is on set to find new stuff, to play around, find new jokes and let the actors kind of breathe – but it needs to come from a place where it’s completely structured. – Vin Diesel

In Hollywood, I think I get a bad rap for being a perfectionist. It’s something that’s not always welcomed in Hollywood, because you’re always pushing people and you’re pushing yourself to be the best that you can be. – Vin Diesel

I always want another actor to shine in my scene because it makes the film stronger. I would encourage people to scene steal, because filmmaking is a collaborative effort. – Vin Diesel

It’s very rewarding to see the movie, and it’s very rewarding to make the movie, but playing the character [Riddick] is sometimes a lot more difficult than other characters because it takes so much preparation to get into that character. – Vin Diesel

I don’t think a lot of actors talk about it, but there’s usually a process where you essentially purge yourself of the character that you played prior to the movie. – Vin Diesel

The most important thing in life will always be family. The people right here, right now. – Vin Diesel

It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams. – Vin Diesel

They say the open road helps you think. About where you’ve been and where you’re going. – Vin Diesel

Show me how you drive, and I’ll show you who you are. – Vin Diesel

It wasn’t until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed. – Vin Diesel

IT don’t matter if you win by an inch or a milewinning is winning!! – Vin Diesel

I used to say I live my life a quarter mile at a time and I think that’s why we were brothers- because you did, too. No matter where you are, whether it’s a quarter mile away or halfway across the world. The most important thing in life, will always be the people in this room. Salute mi familia. You’ll always be with me… And you’ll always be my brother. – Vin Diesel

When people believe in you, you can do miraculous things. – Vin Diesel

We’ve come a long way, from where we’ve been. I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again. – Vin Diesel

We all deal with being unfairly judged. – Vin Diesel

With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug. – Vin Diesel

I never think of people’s nationality too much. I always look at everybody the same. It’s impossible for me to just say one group of people over separate groups of people. Maybe it’s because I was raised in New York City which is this melting pot. Everybody was always the same and the whole point of my whole film existence was to say that we’re just one race. – Vin Diesel

Choosing the car you drive is like choosing your wardrobe, maybe even more important. – Vin Diesel

I have dangerous bones in my body. – Vin Diesel

Well, love motivates me in everything I do. – Vin Diesel

I think there’s something we all relate to about…wanting to get to our most primal self. – Vin Diesel

A person in my position has to restrain himself. – Vin Diesel

When you go to the movies with your whole family, it’s a different experience. For some reason, it’s something that you’re all doing together and you take away something special in that. – Vin Diesel

If Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a Gone with the Wind 2. – Vin Diesel

I shaved my head about 15 years ago and the first time I shaved it, I started running my hand through my hair and it was very therapeutic. – Vin Diesel

The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we’re in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe. – Vin Diesel

Nothing comes easy when I’m in character, because everything I do in character, I take seriously. – Vin Diesel

If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film. – Vin Diesel

You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don’t want to do those films every year because they’re taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes. – Vin Diesel

I’m not really afraid of the dark, except if I’m walking. The thing that scares me the most is the possibility of walking into a wall and busting my lip. – Vin Diesel

I haven’t had that many weird encounters with fans, thank God. – Vin Diesel

I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don’t approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have. – Vin Diesel

I was walking around with the babies so much that when I got to the Sidney Lumet picture, I would be on set in between takes and I’d be rocking back and forth. Just standing like this rocking back and forth, and Sidney would say, Why are you walking like that in between takes? – Vin Diesel

My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt. I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice. It empowers you. – Vin Diesel

With The Wheelman we have created the first integrated franchise being launched for both the gaming and film industries. In collaborating with Midway, MTV and Paramount, TIGON Studios has brought together an incredible team to execute this project. – Vin Diesel

There are a lot of films that explore sci-fi, … What attracted me to the script is the fact that this film stands on its own. The characters and their relationships are interesting by themselves, without the creature element. In many ways it’s a modern day ‘Lord of the Flies.’ – Vin Diesel

This woman comes from the darkness into the spotlight and says, ‘Get down here right this minute!’ – Vin Diesel

No, I haven’t heard from them. And I don’t want to. I just went in, did the film and moved to the Alps. – Vin Diesel

I live my life a quarter mile at a time.For those ten seconds or least I’m free nothing else matter – Vin Diesel

I said a 10 second, not a 10 minute car. – Vin Diesel

It doesn’t matter if you win by a second or a mile, winning is winning! – Vin Diesel

That was a dream. As an actor, you find yourself studying the performances of actors you’ve admired in the past, and so often those performances were in Sidney Lumet movies. When I directed my first short film, ‘Multi-Facial,’ I bought a book by Sidney Lumet called ‘Making Movies,’ and that book actually gave me the confidence to direct. So this was coming full circle, 10 years later, into the master’s program, with the master. – Vin Diesel

You are in my good graces, but you ain’t keepen your car. – Vin Diesel

Usually, you want to go all the way when the subject matter or topic speaks to you so much that you have these scenes playing out in your head all the time. That’s usually a pretty good indication that you need to find a way to make it. – Vin Diesel

Find Me Guilty protects the career 20 years from now. Which is why you say, ‘No, I’m not going to do the big action film. I’m going to do this little thing which is all Sidney. No money, just Sidney. Because what I can get learning-wise, experience-wise will allow me to be a working actor in my 60s and in my 70s. – Vin Diesel

You have to live Plan A-on any level. Make it a lowercase a if you have to, but live your Plan A. Anything else belittles the importance of life. – Vin Diesel

What are you talking about? Are you sure you know what youre talking about? I dont hate anybody! – Vin Diesel

Every thing is doing my why no highway way option do you copy – Vin Diesel

You’re not afraid of the dark, are you? – Vin Diesel

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper. – Vin Diesel

The more you know about the Dungeons and Dragons, the more you’ll see the thought process that went into the Chronicles of Riddick mythology. – Vin Diesel

You think this is a game? … I could be with thousands of girls if I wanted to, but I want to be with you. – Vin Diesel

Then I went to Europe and returned to the preparation of the Hannibal character. So I went hiking up into the Alps. I was deeply engaged in weapons training, riding elephants. – Vin Diesel

It was an important lesson for me to learn, … to be thorough, to finish what you start. – Vin Diesel

Oh, I have no idea. I doubt it. What was your name and where do you live? I just want them to know that you asked about that. I didn’t bring it up. – Vin Diesel

I had never played a real-life character. All the characters that I’d played before were fictitious. So I’d spent all this time creating the affectations and amassing all of the attributes and characteristics and mannerisms, and then Jackie came to the set the first day of filming. I kicked everyone else out of my trailer, and we started to talk. He told me, in his own words, just for him and I, what the whole story was about for him and what that trial meant to him. After that meeting, all of the work that had gone into building the mannerisms and attributes seemed secondary. The most important element was to understand and believe in his cause. – Vin Diesel

I had spent my life studying these guys, looking up to them, watching their work. Now I was able to have my work watched over by the same guy who was watching them? So that was an easy choice. – Vin Diesel

You can’t say anything – you’ll ruin me! If Hollywood finds out I’m planning a trilogy I’ll be buried! – Vin Diesel

All movie magic! Two hours of makeup every morning. – Vin Diesel

The honest reason was my niece and nephew weren’t allowed to see Uncle Vin movies, and they’re my biggest fans. I guess I got a little sick of, ‘No, you can’t come to this one; no, you can’t come to that one.’ And they’re, ‘But I saw the poster, Uncle Vin!’ ‘No, your father won’t let you see this one.’ And so I decided to make a Disney movie. It was an opportunity to do a picture for the kids. – Vin Diesel

The film describes him as this convicted killer, but doesn’t give any explanation or justification for it, – Vin Diesel

What was bizarre, when I was younger, I never watched TV. I would rather watch a movie 100 times than to watch a TV show, just to find another nuance. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched ‘On the Waterfront’, just to find a flaw so that I can learn and try to improve my thing. – Vin Diesel

I don’t know when the last time was that Steven Spielberg or George Lucas made a movie with Universal, but I can tell you that Universal is leading the charge. They’re looking at film differently. They’re planning ahead in a way that I’ve never seen a studio do before. They’re believing in a relationship between fan and film franchise, in a new way. They’re more receptive to an audience, in part because of social media, in a way we’ve never been allowed. – Vin Diesel

Rated R movies are few and far between, nowadays. We’re all seeing less and less rated R movies, and less and less of them are being made. – Vin Diesel

Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors. – Vin Diesel

I used to feel guilty about owning a console. – Vin Diesel

Most of my confidence came from being with ladies, because I certainly wasn’t getting any acting jobs. – Vin Diesel

When I first did ‘The Fast and the Furious’, I didn’t want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, ‘Why would you rush to do a sequel – just because your first film is successful?’ – Vin Diesel

My gut feeling about sequels is that they should be premeditated: You should try to write a trilogy first or at least sketch out a trilogy if you have any faith in your film. – Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel had to hire a babysitter. – Vin Diesel

Video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe. – Vin Diesel

I grew up in an artists community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidised for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art. – Vin Diesel

When I was a child actor, I had the fear that I was going to be cast as the tree. – Vin Diesel

Deal-making goes on with any job. – Vin Diesel

Unfortunately, in Hollywood, there are those directors that have some contempt for actors. We’ve all experienced that, in one way or another. – Vin Diesel

I’ve turned down twentysomething million dollars for movies. – Vin Diesel

To have a director that loves his actors is something that you can see in the film and in the fruits of that labor. You can see that translated in the film. When you watch such movie, you can see a director who loves his actors, and it shines through the movie, in my eyes. – Vin Diesel

I approach every film I do in the same way, whether it’s an action film or not an action film. I guess if a certain physicality lends itself to action, but I started acting before I reached puberty. I was 7 years old when I started acting. It wasn’t until I became a bouncer in New York … – Vin Diesel

I’m not disciplined enough to be a writer consistently. I write when I have to. – Vin Diesel

I believe in paying special attention to every project that you do and supporting the projects you do. – Vin Diesel

Of course, I don’t act in an extreme fashion in my day to day life. I don’t think any of us live do. I think we all have that reserve somewhere and we pull upon it when we need it. – Vin Diesel

I always have issues. I’m a New Yorker. I always have issues with trust – you adopt it from being a New Yorker. I think trust is something that comes from the gut. I don’t think it’s anything specific. I don’t think it’s anything tangible. – Vin Diesel

If I’m on set and I’m in character, I’m not thinking like a producer. If I’m on set and I’m not in character, wardrobe and make-up, and I’m just coming on set for the moments that I’m not shooting, then I’m able to be the producer. – Vin Diesel

I was a bouncer for ten years in New York City. – Vin Diesel

I’ve been auditioning since I was 7 years old. – Vin Diesel

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