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Motivational John David Washington Quotes and Sayings

John David Washington Quotes:- John David Washington is an American actor and former football running back. He played college football at Morehouse College and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Professionally, Washington spent four years as the running back for the United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Inspirational John David Washington Quotes

“I had a father who was active, present. There are people out there that never knew their fathers, didn’t have their father’s support. If I were to complain, that would be really sad. How dare I?”-John David Washington

John David Washington Quotes

“There are a lot of Washingtons that have played football. I could just blend in more and carve out my own name quietly.”-John David Washington


“Like acting, undercover detective work requires a lot of performance. There’s just more pressure because it’s life-or-death situations.”-John David Washington


“My mother taught me how to love.”-John David Washington


“There are men and women out there protecting and serving, doing it the right way, that isn’t talked about.”-John David Washington


“Coming from a football background, when everybody is doing their job and operating on such a high level, it only motivates you to do the same.”-John David Washington


“My mother is very positive and encouraging and nurturing, as a mother should be. She’s my auditioning partner. She says when it’s not good enough; she says when I’m ready.”-John David Washington


“I hope people will see how harmful words are and how irresponsible we can be when saying the wrong things at the wrong time to certain people.”-John David Washington


“Ask me trivia on ‘Sex and the City,’ and I will know it. I rewatch it every year. Samantha? Charlotte? Those are my girls.”-John David Washington


“I went to private school, but I’ve got family from North Carolina.”-John David Washington


John David Washington Quotes About Football 


“Football helped me with the confidence that I needed. It gave me a sense of independence and earning my own money and my own keep. That’s what it served. It gave me the strength to be able to deal with rejection, politics, hard work, and being introduced to pain and embracing what’s uncomfortable.”-John David Washington


“Oh, talking about private school, man, I had cornrows, and when I picked ’em out, certain people that didn’t look like me always wanted to touch ’em. One time, I just said, ‘Yo, hell no.”-John David Washington


“I had family in Carolina who was very hood and talked differently in this sort of Southern cadence.”-John David Washington


“This is a privilege, what we get to do. To be able to tell stories. It’s a luxury. So I have a business-like approach to it, the same way I had with football.”-John David Washington


“I want to be around people that are just as enthusiastic about the process and storytelling as I am.”-John David Washington


“I’m still trying to find the actor I want to be, but I know what kind of talent I want to be around.”-John David Washington


“There are some men and women out there that are doing their job the right way. They’re protecting and serving complete strangers in their communities the right way. And it’s a thankless job. Obviously, there’s a lot of information out on cops not doing their jobs correctly, but the ones that are should be celebrated.”-John David Washington


Top 10 John David Washington Quotes


“I would tell people my dad was all the characters he’s played in movies because once you say he’s a lawyer or something, they move on.”-John David Washington


“Every time I was off school, I was in Carolina with my cousins. So it was a big influence on me. I actually experienced straight-up racism out there, too.”-John David Washington


“If I can inspire one person to actually administer change, to want to inspire change, I will follow that person.”-John David Washington


“It’s a thankless job for police officers, period, but specifically for men and women of color protecting and serving.”-John David Washington


“I have to keep making films, getting better in my craft, and the way to do that is to work with people who know what they’re doing and who can help me.”-John David Washington


“I knew every one of my father’s lines in ‘Glory’ – I broke the VHS tape – but I hid my love of acting to make it as my own man.”-John David Washington


“The injury that ended my time in football turned out to be serendipitous. I tore my Achilles while training for a pending tryout with the New York Giants, and when it snapped, so did my career, basically. That’s what led me to gain the confidence to get into the acting world on my own terms.”-John David Washington


“Spike Lee is a master of tone, so basically, if he wants to do something, he should do it, and Imma listen.”-John David Washington