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Motivational Denzel Washington Quotes and Sayings

Denzel Washington Quotes:- Denzel Washington (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards.

Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).

Inspirational Denzel Washington Quotes

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

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


“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


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


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


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


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


“Michelle Pfeiffer hasn’t been finding a lot of work recently because she doesn’t like what a woman her age is offered. That’s a real double standard. You get Sean Connery, who gets older and older, still playing opposite young ladies, but it doesn’t work the other way around.”-Denzel Washington


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


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“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 wasn’t allowed to go to movies when I was a kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.”-Denzel Washington


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


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


“You don’t know when you’re being watched. That’s one of the weird things about a celebrity. It’s my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.”-Denzel Washington


“I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women or women of color. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.”-Denzel Washington


“Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.”-Denzel Washington


“Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that’s their gift.”-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


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“My role 14 years ago in Richard III – that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it – they have all the fun!”-Denzel Washington


“I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me.”-Denzel Washington


“I’m not in the loop; I don’t know any actors, really, just the ones I work with.”-Denzel Washington


“Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.”-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


“When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let’s get that going.”-Denzel Washington


“I played Othello, but I didn’t sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn’t do me any good.”-Denzel Washington