Fifteen Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes on Success

Fifteen Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes on Success

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In this post, we share fifteen inspiring Denzel Washington quotes on success. Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is a renowned Actor, Director and movie Producer. He is known around the world for his excellent performances in movies, such as Training Day, Inside Man and John Q, to name a few. He is also one of the most recognized movie stars today and has won several awards, including Golden Globe, Tony and Academy awards. By all standards, Denzel Washington is a huge success.

Denzel Washington is a movie icon that has inspired this generation with his acting, public speaking and philanthropic efforts. Before we proceed, here are some related posts we’ve written that we believe you’ll find relevant:

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In the next section, we take a look at some fun facts about Denzel Washington.

Five Fun Facts about Denzel Washington

Here are five fun facts about Denzel Washington you probably didn’t know:

  1. He was named after his Father, Denzel Washington Sr. who was named after the Doctor that delivered him.
  2. His Father was a Pentecostal Minister. Denzel Washington himself is a devout Christian and has always encouraged others to “put God first”.
  3. He has been married to the same woman for over 35 years; a huge feat considering that he is such a huge star in Hollywood.
  4. He is a Father of four, including a set of twins. However, despite his busy schedule, he is a very involved Dad, taking his children to school events and after school sports.
  5. Denzel Washington has a slightly crooked pinky finger. It’s the result of a basketball accident he had as a child.

Did you know that Denzel’s Son, John David Washington was drafted into the NFL in 2006? He has since moved on to acting and currently stars in the HBO series Ballers.

Fifteen Inspiring Denzel Washington Quotes on Success

Here are fifteen of the most inspiring quotes by Denzel Washington that we could put together. We hope they will inspire you as much as they inspired us.

  1. Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.
  2. I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.
  3. I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.
  4. The time to worry 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.
  7. 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, it’s about something that’s completely out of their control.
  8. Life is a melting pot of knowledge and experience, both your own and that of everyone around you. Don’t be afraid to learn from others mistakes, and take bits of useful information or ideas that help you get better at what you do. Wisdom is there at your fingertips, use it.
  9. Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency.
  10. The only thing stopping you from achieving your dreams are the stories you keep telling yourself that you can’t. Don’t wait – act now. Regret nothing.
  11. Dreams are great. In fact, dreams are necessary in life or no one would ever go anywhere! But a dream without a goal, and without action, has no opportunity to come true.
  12. Never confuse movement with progress. Because you can run in place and not get anywhere.
  13. Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.
  14. Never compromise on who you are. You are born with the capacity to achieve greatness if you so desire. Learning to say no is a critical element to accessing that greatness. Your choices will define you; so make them the right ones.
  15. When you do good, you get good! Fulfillment comes from serving others, not just hustling to serve yourself. On the path to success, there is always going to be an opportunity to help someone else be successful too. Take that opportunity, and be the kind of person who makes a difference in the lives of others.

Which of these Denzel Washington quotes on success did you find most inspiring? We particularly liked the first quote on the list about aspiring to make a difference. Feel free to let us know which ones you liked best. Leave us a comment at the end of this post. We would love to hear from you.

Today’s Funny Quote

The best way to teach your kids about taxes Bill Murray

Our funny quote today is by Bill Murray, the American Actor and Comedian

The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.

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