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A collection of quotes and sayings by Paul Walker on speed, life, death, challenges, hurdles, car, sports, experience, philosophy, attitude, belief and freedom.

95 Great Quotes By Paul Walker That Will Make You Love Him More

Quick Facts

Famous As
Actor

Born On
12 September 1973 AD

Died On
30 November 2013 AD

Born In
Glendale

Died At Age
40

Paul William Walker began his silver screen career while he was still a toddler and did advertisements for the Pampers. Unfortunately, this popular American actor bid adieu to the world at a very young age. He began his career guest starring in various television shows. However, he gained recognition with breakout roles in teen films like ‘Touched By Angels’ and ‘The Young And The Restless’. He gained recognition across the globe with his role in the movie ‘The Fast And The Furious’. The success of the movie made him sign the agreement to reprise the role in five of the six sequels planned for the film. However, he lost the battle of life while he was shooting for ‘Furious 7’ in a tragic accident. He had also been a part of notable films like ‘The Skulls’ and ‘Varsity Blues’, ‘Into The Blue’, ‘Eight Below’ and ‘The Lazarus Project’. The soundtrack of ‘Furious 7’ was a tribute to Walker and was nominated for the ‘Golden Globe Award’. Walker was not only known for his acting but also for his off-screen charity work. His founded an organization ‘Reach Out Worldwide’ which provided relief efforts to areas affected by natural calamities. Here are some unforgettable thoughts, views and words by the renowned actor that serve as a testament to his beautiful soul. Read through the inspiring words and thoughts by Paul Walker which are widely quoted.

I thought I'd just do a wave of movies, and then I'd burn out. They just kept coming together.

- Paul Walker

The whole thought of being a dad was scary to me.

- Paul Walker

I love long-range rifle shooting. I like anything that deals with precision. I also find that with archery. On my ranch, I have my own range with 3-D targets of animals and hay bales from different distances.

- Paul Walker

My family's really close.

- Paul Walker

I'm a surfer. I grew up in Southern California and used to surf twice a day, every day.

- Paul Walker

I pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. That's it. I don't have the time or patience for anything else. I'm a natural kind of guy. I don't style my hair - never learned how.

- Paul Walker

I've always been one foot in, one foot out of this game because I'm not comfortable with being on the pedestal or the poster. That's just not who I am. I'm more like the grunt. I want to be the guy behind the guy.

- Paul Walker

We're only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren't enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.

- Paul Walker

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a marine biologist. As you go through the grind and the distraction of a career, it's easy to lose sight of your dreams.

- Paul Walker

I surf; I skateboard. I'm from Southern California. I never thought I was going to be an actor. And to be honest with you, I never really thought of myself as one.

- Paul Walker

Me and my buddies are all like brothers. So it's okay for us to say 'I love you' or whatever. It's always cool. I think that comes from my dad. That's just the way he always was.

- Paul Walker

I really like the Evo from '2Fast.' That car is a lot of fun as a daily driver. They're really quick on the track, too, when they're set up right.

- Paul Walker

When I was younger, I was so damn pretty, I looked like a girl, so I understand why guys didn't like me.

- Paul Walker

I like a woman that's capable and at the same time feminine. I admire tomboy qualities but with a feminine touch.

- Paul Walker

There's a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting. Maybe I'm not as cool as I once was.

- Paul Walker

I grew up hunting and fishing. I've always been into archery. I've always been into cars... In my family, that was just stuff we did. That's just the way it was.

- Paul Walker

I wanna work with good people. I don't want to work with screaming, yelling directors who've got daddy issues. I just don't want to deal with those guys.

- Paul Walker

What I've found recently is the heart, the soul, whatever you want to call it, it doesn't differentiate: If you really live the experience making a movie, it's the same as living it in real life, as crazy as it sounds.

- Paul Walker

I'm Brian a lot more than I'm Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, 'Hey Paul Walker!' my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It's uncomfortable. But when I hear, 'It's Brian!' it's cool. I like Brian.

- Paul Walker

I'm not the least bit polished, I come from a blue collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.

- Paul Walker

Everyone has an opinion.

- Paul Walker

I could take you for a walk on the beach and I could point out just about any creature and give you their Latin names.

- Paul Walker

I'm not affected by violence the way some people are. I don't know why, but I enjoy that intensity.

- Paul Walker

If I lost weight, I'd be two-dimensional!

- Paul Walker

That's one thing about Hollywood. People don't always want what's real. People always want a little more. So for me, it's a compromise. Here you go, that hyper-reality.

- Paul Walker

You know, I'm a pretty mellow guy. I'm pretty easy-going. I see everyone's perspective.

- Paul Walker

My father's a protector. My father's old-school. He's a cowboy.

- Paul Walker

I love doing the action stuff. It's soooo much fun!

- Paul Walker

My mom was always really healthy and cautious about her diet, so I'm not a big sugar guy.

- Paul Walker

I'm into being a dad, that's where my focus is most of the time. I'm an actor that's my job, but it's not my life. I have a lot of other interests too.

- Paul Walker

I'm a science guy. I'm a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I'd be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.

- Paul Walker

I have an airplane hangar with 17 cars in it. That's no joke. I have a 'half pipe' in there, too - you know, like a big ramp, where I skateboard. It's awesome. It's the ultimate fantasy.

- Paul Walker

I've been so transient, I've been on my own since I was 16. I didn't even have my own place until I was 32 years old. I literally lived out of bags for 16-plus years.

- Paul Walker

Football was my sport. I was fast. I was a free safety.

- Paul Walker

I learned a long time ago that if you subscribe and believe the good, you have to believe the bad. My measure is my heart and what I know.

- Paul Walker

I hope I'm in a position to make stuff that I really want to make as opposed to stuff that I just have to make for money reasons, or to sustain a certain marquee value.

- Paul Walker

There's more to life than movies.

- Paul Walker

I'm really close to all of my family.

- Paul Walker

My motto is, you have to get in a sport a day.

- Paul Walker

In college, my friends called me Mr. James Bond 007 because I entertained everything: blonds, brunettes, redheads. I'm across the board.

- Paul Walker

I almost sabotaged my career. 'The Fast and the Furious' didn't let me, and I'm grateful now. That franchise gave me the opportunity.

- Paul Walker

I'm a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, 'I should be there; I should be helping out.'

- Paul Walker

My mom's hot. I mean she's old, but my mom's out of control.

- Paul Walker

When I was younger, the pressure was just being cool. I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.

- Paul Walker

I used to believe in one true soul mate, but not anymore. I believe you can have a few.

- Paul Walker

I don't go for the flash and panache.

- Paul Walker

I'm a problem solver. I love people. The more complicated they are, the more I get into them, and I just want to understand what makes them tick.

- Paul Walker

My parents never looked at my acting as a career. They saw it as a way to help provide for the household.

- Paul Walker

I wish I could be behind the wheel for every stunt.

- Paul Walker

The people I don't understand are atheists. I go surfing and snowboarding, and I'm always around nature. I look at everything and think, 'Who couldn't believe there's a God? Is all this a mistake?' It just blows me away.

- Paul Walker

I have a way of just being ice and just cooling situations and making things work.

- Paul Walker

'The Fast' is tough; it's not easy. It represents too much to too many people. But that's what also makes it fun.

- Paul Walker

The dream is to have it all. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? Live this life, that life, this life, you know? You only live one time - I want to get it all in.

- Paul Walker

Maybe this is just horrible bad, but I think I've had enough successes to where the journey is more important to me now. There's no guarantee, no matter what. We get one run in life.

- Paul Walker

I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.

- Paul Walker

I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing's simple. It's real.

- Paul Walker

Basically, you're selling a world as an actor, right? I mean it's like any sales person: if you believe in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better.

- Paul Walker

I want to wake up next to what I went to bed with. I need a girl who can get dressed up to come with me to things, but also one who isn't afraid to get her fingernails dirty or chip her nail polish.

- Paul Walker

There's a lot of guys that just get comfortable with their positions and rest on their laurels. I had to earn my way.

- Paul Walker

I'm one of those people that think certain things happen at certain times for all the right reasons.

- Paul Walker

I was definitely ahead of my friends. I was French-kissing girls way before anybody else was.

- Paul Walker

I'm not the kind of guy who's taking advantage of my position.

- Paul Walker

I'd like to live on horseback and just be a cowboy.

- Paul Walker

If you spend any time with a man, you'll realize that we're all still little boys.

- Paul Walker

You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.

- Paul Walker

It's not about working anymore, its about doing work I can be proud of.

- Paul Walker

I'm not afraid of anything. That's just the way I am.

- Paul Walker

I'm a crazy car guy. I've got an airplane hangar full of cars.

- Paul Walker

Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?

- Paul Walker

Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave.

- Paul Walker

My philosophy is: If you can't have fun, there's no sense in doing it.

- Paul Walker

I don't care what it is in life: listen to your heart. If you do, no matter what, you win.

- Paul Walker

Sometimes the hurdles aren't really hurdles at all. They're welcome challenges, tests.

- Paul Walker

I think my mom put it best. She said, 'Little girls soften their daddy's hearts.'

- Paul Walker

If one day the speed kills me dont be sad because i will have died smiling

- Paul Walker

Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you're not cool enough to look down on anyone...ever.

- Paul Walker

I've always wanted to race cars, even since I was a young boy, as I think a lot of guys have.

- The Fast and the Furious 2, Paul Walker

If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.

- The Fast and the Furious 2, Paul Walker

If one day the speed kills me, don't cry. Because I was smiling.

- Paul Walker

Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart's racing because I'm thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, 'What am I hitting?' Water.

- Paul Walker

I think that just sitting down and having casual conversation is the hardest stuff to do. But the extremes? I know what it feels like to come racing around the corner at 90 miles an hour, sliding the car sideways. I know what gear I'm hitting it in when I'm coming around the corner and where I need to downshift. So to me, that's the fun stuff.

- Paul Walker

I live by 'Go big or go home.' That's with everything. It's like either commit and go for it or don't do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That's what I live by. That's how I like it.

- Paul Walker

I remember when I first came around, the computer-generated stuff was pretty wicked. I was like, 'Wow!' but I feel like then for the longest time, we saw so much of it, after a while, you might as well just be watching an animated movie.

- Paul Walker

Thing is, I went to a born-again Christian high school, was brought up in a traditional Mormon family where these ideas about parenting are of structure and sacrifice. To think outside of that idea of family and parenting that I've grown up with is tough but also very freeing.

- Paul Walker

I'm a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I'd discovered sooner. When my nephew first showed me, I thought, 'Damn - I'm too old for this.'

- Paul Walker

The mornings along the coast where the fog and mist meet with the salty spray of the seas is one of my favourite smells. I love the smell in the evergreen forest just after it rains - The Redwood Forest in California has the coast, too, so you have the best of everything!

- Paul Walker

One game that drives me crazy, is when a guy gives the girl they really like more attention, and then they feel like maybe they pressed too hard, so they back way off and start giving other women attention. I've never pulled this myself.

- Paul Walker

I fell in love with the ocean when I was just a little kid, four or five years old, I was a junior ranger, I was going out and doing intertidal stuff, walking around and sticking my finger in my first sea anemone and picking up starfish and all that. It gripped me when I was young.

- Paul Walker

I love 'Donnie Brasco' and 'Days of Thunder,' so after I did 'The Skulls,' I was like, 'I want to be either an undercover cop, or I want to race cars!' Universal came to me with a newspaper article about street racing in L.A., and I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I grew up doing that right off Peoria in Sun Valley.' They asked if I wanted to do it.

- Paul Walker

I have friends that are super talented, that are far more talented than I am in certain areas, but it just doesn't happen for them. Sometimes you feel guilty for your success because you know people who deserve it way more.

- Paul Walker

I just turned 40, and it's weird to think that I've been doing this almost my whole life. I was a child actor and then didn't do it through junior high and high school, then started up again in my late teens doing 'Young and the Restless.' Dabbled with school, went back to college, played around. I think I was doing Pleasantville at 23.

- Paul Walker

I look at people in certain circumstances, and I fall into caretaker mode real quick, real easy. I like to shoulder people up and carry them along, and then I end up creating some kind of dependency. I enable. It's really, really hard for me.

- Paul Walker

As for Hollywood, I've got a killer job, and I'm having a blast. I have the luxury to go on trips whenever I want and invite my friends who can't afford it. And, God willing, I'll be able to do all that till the day I die.

- Paul Walker

I thought I was a hippie, bro. I wore Birkenstocks every day. I went to a Christian high school, so I was pretty funky. The teachers didn't give me a hard time, though, even though I was totally way out of line in terms of my dress code.

- Paul Walker

I don't think of myself as a romantic person; I'm kind of more rough and tumble, I think. The things I'm drawn to are outdoorsy, I only get dressed up when I have to. I'm drawn to women who are into the same type of thing. If you're going to call it romantic, I'm very spontaneous. That's probably the best thing I have going for me.

- Paul Walker