Denzel Washington quotes

Born
December 28, 1954 Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, director, producer.

Denzel Washington 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).

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.
– Denzel Washington
The poorest people are the sweetest people.
– Denzel Washington
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
– Denzel Washington
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.
– Denzel Washington
I’ve worked with children all my life.
– Denzel Washington
I’m not a film buff. I don’t watch a lot of movies.
– Denzel Washington
I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.
– Denzel Washington
My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.
– Denzel Washington
Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century.
– Denzel Washington
Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation.
– 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 ultimate life dream project is my kids. My family.
– 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
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
I’ve been fortunate. I don’t pick scripts. Scripts pick me.
– Denzel Washington
You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib.
– Denzel Washington
I read the Bible every day.
– Denzel Washington
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.
– Denzel Washington
If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.
– 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
Growing up I didn’t watch movies.
– Denzel Washington
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 work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.
– Denzel Washington
Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it.
– Denzel Washington
Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.
– Denzel Washington
In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
– Denzel Washington
I like talking. I like acting.
– Denzel Washington
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.
– Denzel Washington
Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.
– Denzel Washington
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.
– 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
If you don’t trust the pilot, don’t go.
– Denzel Washington