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Denzel Washington Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jan 2021
Denzel Washington Topics
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.
I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way.
I like to go to new places. To specify, it is to say that I like not knowing. I like knowing when I get there. I know when it starts coming around and it raises the hair or it doesn't. I was trained in the theater. So it was instilled in me as a young performer to take chances and not to worry about all that, because failure is a part of growth. If you're gonna fail, fail big and take chances. So I've done that, or I've tried to do that.
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.
Don't get all sentimental on me, Makes me think I'm gonna die.
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. Its about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It about what you've given back.
Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.
When Obama's story is ready to be told I'll be too old to do it. And if it were made now, he has too much to do to have me asking for tips on how to play him.
You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.
You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity.
Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.
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.
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.
When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
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.
The poorest people are the sweetest people.
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.
One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.
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!
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