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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Denzel Washington on women, rain, pray, training, titans, remember, dreams, relationships, deal, quote, rain, God and faith.

17 Motivational Quotes By Denzel Washington That You Must Know

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Mount Vernon, New York, U.S

Denzel Washington is a well-known actor, producer and director who has bagged in a ‘Tony Award’, two ‘Academy Awards’ and three ‘Golden Globe Awards’ for his movie ‘Glory’. He was also awarded the best Actor for his crime thriller ‘Training Day’ where he played the role of a corrupt cop. He is renowned for trying his hands on challenging roles and pulling them off with perfection. Before embarking on a professional acting career, Denzel completed his high school and studied journalism. He made it big in the tinsel town with ‘Cry Freedom’. Prior to this he played a number of minor roles in drama series and films. His place was sealed in the show business with his portrayal of ‘Steve Biko’, an anti-apartheid social activist. The actor is respected for his wisdom, thoughts, views and honest advice. Read through the quotes and sayings by Denzel Washington which have been excerpted from his movies, dialogues, interviews, public utterances, work and life.

Do what you gotta do so you can do what you wanna do.

- Denzel Washington

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

- Denzel Washington

So you never know who you touch. You never know how or when you'll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else" (20).

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.

- Denzel Washington

We do what we have to so we can do what we want to.

- Denzel Washington

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

- Denzel Washington

There is nothing good or bad, except by comparison" (209) - "Effort is Everything" by Bud Selig

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

When you don't understand something, you label it and condemn it" (94) - Danny Glover, "The Fundamental Things

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

Don't get all sentimental on me, Makes me think I'm gonna die.

- Denzel Washington

There's nothing good or bad, except by comparison" (210) - Bud Selig "Effort is Everything

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

What are you doing extra? That's what counts. That's when you're working hard - when you're going above and over what's expected of you" (102). - Tony Gonzalez, "The Giant Within

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

So you never know who you are going to touch. You never know how or when you'll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else" (20) - Denzel Washington, "So that We Might Follow

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

Do what you got to do now, so you can do what you want to do later

- Denzel Washington

You have to do what you gotta do in this life in order to do what you wanna do...

- Denzel Washington

He taught us that everyone has a story and the more you understand, the better your grasp of human nature, a gift given great weight in my family" (73) - Bill Clinton "Paying Attention

- A Hand to Guide Me, Denzel Washington

A wise woman knows the importance of speaking life into her man. If you love him; believe in him, encourage him and be his peace.

- Denzel Washington

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

- Denzel Washington