Denzel Washington - Quotes

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You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.

Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward. ---->>>

I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.

My faith helps me understand that circumstances don't dictate my happiness, my inner peace.

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.

I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially.

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.

I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.

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

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her. ---->>>

My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back. ---->>>

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.

My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque.

The poorest people are the sweetest people. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.

I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.

If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.

If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.

My ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family. ---->>>

I read the Bible every day. ---->>>

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

I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy. ---->>>

You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib. ---->>>

I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter. ---->>>

Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century. ---->>>

When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything! ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me. ---->>>

I've worked with children all my life. ---->>>

Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child. ---->>>

I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule. ---->>>

I work hard for the audience. It's entertainment. I don't need validation. ---->>>

One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy. ---->>>

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

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

I like talking. I like acting. ---->>>

In any profession it gets to be a grind.

In any profession it gets to be a grind.

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! ---->>>

Growing up I didn't watch movies. ---->>>

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

I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies. ---->>>

I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at.

It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at.

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. ---->>>

I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-28, 1954
Birthplace: in Mount Vernon, New York, The United States
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Occupation: Actor
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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001) (wikipedia)