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157 Motivational Dwayne Johnson Quotes To Help You Overcome Obstacles

Famous As: One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time & One of the World's Highest-Grossing Actors
Born On: May 2, 1972
Born In: Hayward, California, United States
Age: 50 Years

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has surely become a master chef of entertainment since the first time he asked his pro-wrestling audience if they smelt what he was cooking. He is a WWE icon, one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, and a successful film and TV producer. Hence, it is not surprising that millions of people seek to emulate him, follow the same path as him to success. He is well-aware of this and strives to maintain an endearing, optimistic, and approachable public personality. He is a family man, a doting father to his children and a dutiful son to his parents. A proud Samoan, he has supported people of the Pacific Islands multiple times. We have collected several of his quotes from various interviews, articles, speeches, and his writings. He mainly talks about personal struggles and motivations, acting, entertainment industry, exercise, family, and causes related to the Samoan people.

I've always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.

I've always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.

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I'm gonna stick your head so far up your *ss your gonna have to cut holes in your nipples to see!

I'm gonna stick your head so far up your *ss your gonna have to cut holes in your nipples to see!

Dwayne Johnson
'You can't see me'? What are you playing? Peekaboo?

'You can't see me'? What are you playing? Peekaboo?

Dwayne Johnson
If you've ever been hungry, you can never be full.

If you've ever been hungry, you can never be full.

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Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.

Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.

Dwayne Johnson
Success isn't always about 'greatness'. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.

Success isn't always about 'greatness'. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.

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The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.

The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.

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Happy Birthday To Steph, You're a Hoe with Big Breasts, so take the Night off from Hooking... If ya Smell what The Rock's cooking!

Happy Birthday To Steph, You're a Hoe with Big Breasts, so take the Night off from Hooking... If ya Smell what The Rock's cooking!

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Those who are truly brave, shall never live in fear.

Those who are truly brave, shall never live in fear.

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Look at The Rock's competition! Look at him! It looks like a big monkey came down here, took a crap, and out came Mankind!

Look at The Rock's competition! Look at him! It looks like a big monkey came down here, took a crap, and out came Mankind!

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You will go one on one with the Great One!

You will go one on one with the Great One!

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Every once in a while I get the highly inappropriate proposal which is like, 'Wow, Really! You don't even know me and I don't know you at all, and you want that to happen? Tonight? Ok, I get off work at 7.30.'

Every once in a while I get the highly inappropriate proposal which is like, 'Wow, Really! You don't even know me and I don't know you at all, and you want that to happen? Tonight? Ok, I get off work at 7.30.'

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Creating things I think, especially as an actor - wanting to bring to the table things that have never been done before, but also making sure they're of high quality and not having a fear.

Creating things I think, especially as an actor - wanting to bring to the table things that have never been done before, but also making sure they're of high quality and not having a fear.

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It's nice to be important but it's even more important to be nice. I grew up in a world where there were a lot of big physical guys...and woman so it's always important to be nice to me.

It's nice to be important but it's even more important to be nice. I grew up in a world where there were a lot of big physical guys...and woman so it's always important to be nice to me.

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There's something very cool as an actor when you have an opportunity to play somebody who's real, whether they're still alive or not, but who has lived a life.

There's something very cool as an actor when you have an opportunity to play somebody who's real, whether they're still alive or not, but who has lived a life.

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I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.

I'd love to do a musical. I've been known to have a good step or two. I'm half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.

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I grew up in a musical family; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It's what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.

I grew up in a musical family; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It's what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.

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The fans of our industry are extremely savvy.  At the end of the day, they understand the business is a work.  It's entertainment, nothing more.

The fans of our industry are extremely savvy. At the end of the day, they understand the business is a work. It's entertainment, nothing more.

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Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet

Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet

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Getting back into the action genre is like going back home. It's great.

Getting back into the action genre is like going back home. It's great.

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I remember crying my eyes out when I watched the end of the Lion King

I remember crying my eyes out when I watched the end of the Lion King

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You don't need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!

You don't need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!

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I like the idea of making a big, fun, adventure type of movie.

I like the idea of making a big, fun, adventure type of movie.

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I didn't want to play by what rules are in Hollywood.

I didn't want to play by what rules are in Hollywood.

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Know your roll and shut your mouth!

Know your roll and shut your mouth!

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I've been fortunate to have had the life I had prior to Hollywood. I wasn't starving, I was going to eat the next day. I came to Hollywood wanting a career that had longevity, and I wasn't afraid to take risks because I had a dollar in the bank. I wasn't driven by money as much as I was driven by making a successful transition. And I was smart enough to know that I certainly didn't have all the answers and I needed to surround myself with smart people and be willing to take risks and be willing to fail.

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Well, I might take a plane, I might take a train. How do you people live here? You must be insane. I'm leaving Sacramento. Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.

Well, I might take a plane, I might take a train. How do you people live here? You must be insane. I'm leaving Sacramento. Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.

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For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!

For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!

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What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.

What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it.

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I'm very low-key. I don't really blend in, so it's difficult to go out in public. I like to do things that are kind of quiet, whether it's a dinner at my house or a restaurant, or a movie night at home.

I'm very low-key. I don't really blend in, so it's difficult to go out in public. I like to do things that are kind of quiet, whether it's a dinner at my house or a restaurant, or a movie night at home.

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My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.

My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.

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I believe I'm not in the press, just in terms of being photographed and paparazzi all the time, or looking for that sensationalistic type of side or anything like that, so I keep things very quiet.

I believe I'm not in the press, just in terms of being photographed and paparazzi all the time, or looking for that sensationalistic type of side or anything like that, so I keep things very quiet.

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I was brought up as an only child, and we were very close. But when I was 14, we got evicted. We came home to a padlock, and I looked up at my mom and she was crying, and there was nothing to do.

I was brought up as an only child, and we were very close. But when I was 14, we got evicted. We came home to a padlock, and I looked up at my mom and she was crying, and there was nothing to do.

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That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time.

That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time.

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If you make a good family movie, then everybody in the family can relate to somebody, or in this case something. That's always enjoyable. There's always an important place for family movies.

If you make a good family movie, then everybody in the family can relate to somebody, or in this case something. That's always enjoyable. There's always an important place for family movies.

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But being on location and shooting, whether its in Puerto Rico or Atlanta, it always reminds me of how really cool my job can be. Interacting with the fans is one of the best parts of it.

But being on location and shooting, whether its in Puerto Rico or Atlanta, it always reminds me of how really cool my job can be. Interacting with the fans is one of the best parts of it.

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Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures - I take that into life.

Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures - I take that into life.

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As you step every day and we're going to see challenges, we going to see failures, we should certainly learn from the failures and be gracious with our successes too as well.

As you step every day and we're going to see challenges, we going to see failures, we should certainly learn from the failures and be gracious with our successes too as well.

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The whole idea is just to continue to make movies that I enjoy playing and that audiences are going to enjoy me in... just to put out quality on a lot of different levels.

The whole idea is just to continue to make movies that I enjoy playing and that audiences are going to enjoy me in... just to put out quality on a lot of different levels.

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I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him. Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in, he still saw the bigger picture.

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him. Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in, he still saw the bigger picture.

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But I do believe that there's going to be a time where all movies are going to be made in 3D and it's just going to be a given, and that is going to be an exciting time.

But I do believe that there's going to be a time where all movies are going to be made in 3D and it's just going to be a given, and that is going to be an exciting time.

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If you're going to make a comedy and if your sole interest is in making people laugh and feel good and entertaining them, then you check your ego at the door.

If you're going to make a comedy and if your sole interest is in making people laugh and feel good and entertaining them, then you check your ego at the door.

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When I was a kid at four years old, that's when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that's instilled in you, it never goes away.

When I was a kid at four years old, that's when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that's instilled in you, it never goes away.

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As long as I can do something that I am passionate about and that I can really enjoy and the audience can enjoy. That is where my enthusiasm comes from.

As long as I can do something that I am passionate about and that I can really enjoy and the audience can enjoy. That is where my enthusiasm comes from.

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WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.

WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.

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On top of all that, look at this guy? I mean he's a idiot, he's 7 feet of pure idiot. You put his brain in a parakeet... zing! It'll fly backwards.

On top of all that, look at this guy? I mean he's a idiot, he's 7 feet of pure idiot. You put his brain in a parakeet... zing! It'll fly backwards.

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The fact of the matter is this: Austin can take his ball, and go home. But as far as The Rock is concerned, as far as I'm concerned, this is home.

The fact of the matter is this: Austin can take his ball, and go home. But as far as The Rock is concerned, as far as I'm concerned, this is home.

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I think that always makes it fun, trying to create a heroic character and putting your own twist on it and injecting your own personality into it.

I think that always makes it fun, trying to create a heroic character and putting your own twist on it and injecting your own personality into it.

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I don't worry about overexposure [in work], I think it's important just to go in, and think about quality work and try to put the best movies out.

I don't worry about overexposure [in work], I think it's important just to go in, and think about quality work and try to put the best movies out.

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Social media, to me, is like a marriage. You have to foster it and take care of it and commit to it. And you have to understand your partner.

Social media, to me, is like a marriage. You have to foster it and take care of it and commit to it. And you have to understand your partner.

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I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.

I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.

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I've learned over the years that when it comes to success, consistency is key. Consistent hard work that we may not like doing today, but for a payoff we'll love tomorrow. Earn it. Enjoy it.

I've learned over the years that when it comes to success, consistency is key. Consistent hard work that we may not like doing today, but for a payoff we'll love tomorrow. Earn it. Enjoy it.

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I love the 3D revolution. I love the technology today that continues to push the envelope, continues break the new ground, and continues to raise the bar.

I love the 3D revolution. I love the technology today that continues to push the envelope, continues break the new ground, and continues to raise the bar.

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You wanna do this...you wanna go right now...do you want to, GO?...then go get The Rock a bologna sandwich because this doesn't concern you.

You wanna do this...you wanna go right now...do you want to, GO?...then go get The Rock a bologna sandwich because this doesn't concern you.

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When you walk up to opportunities door, don't knock it... Kick that B*tch in, smile and introduce yourself

When you walk up to opportunities door, don't knock it... Kick that B*tch in, smile and introduce yourself

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Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.

Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.

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The challenges that I face today are the same challenges we all face. Trying to balance your life between work, family, loved ones, your husband, your wife - boyfriend or girlfriend. If you have kids - balancing that, balancing your work with the time you spend with your kids. The idea of wanting to be a good parent and then the motivation to be a great parent. Whether you're black, white, any color. Rich, poor, regardless of religion, cousins of culture, we go through those. We have the same challenges.

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Always asked, 'Whats the key to success?' The key is, there is no key.  Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.

Always asked, 'Whats the key to success?' The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.

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If I like it, if I think the character is going to be fun, if I think the story is good and if it appeals to me, then I want to do it.

If I like it, if I think the character is going to be fun, if I think the story is good and if it appeals to me, then I want to do it.

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I'm more patriotic than I am political - I appreciate politics but I'm not quite too sure if that's a road I'm willing to go down.

I'm more patriotic than I am political - I appreciate politics but I'm not quite too sure if that's a road I'm willing to go down.

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You don't sign up for a divorce when you get married. It's very painful. But it's taught me a great deal about myself.

You don't sign up for a divorce when you get married. It's very painful. But it's taught me a great deal about myself.

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You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking and know what they'll accept from you.

You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking and know what they'll accept from you.

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The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail-blazin', eyebrow raisin', all around, smack it down People's Champ, The Rock!

The jabroni beating, pie eating, trail-blazin', eyebrow raisin', all around, smack it down People's Champ, The Rock!

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As an actor, you can have your own backstory and prepare all the details that you need to know for your character.

As an actor, you can have your own backstory and prepare all the details that you need to know for your character.

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One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment.

One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment.

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Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.

Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.

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Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!

Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!

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In life we get an opportunity to do some cool things, and some things that are fun and that we like doing.

In life we get an opportunity to do some cool things, and some things that are fun and that we like doing.

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I tell you, the arts - and especially ballet - the discipline is extraordinary. I was extremely impressed.

I tell you, the arts - and especially ballet - the discipline is extraordinary. I was extremely impressed.

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Success isn't overnight. It's when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.

Success isn't overnight. It's when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.

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Why do you ask The Rock stupid questions? Why are you an ugly hermaphrodite? Nobody knows, Kevin Kelly.

Why do you ask The Rock stupid questions? Why are you an ugly hermaphrodite? Nobody knows, Kevin Kelly.

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The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can't jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.

The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can't jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.

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I know how important it is to have people who believe in you even when you don't believe in yourself.

I know how important it is to have people who believe in you even when you don't believe in yourself.

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If you are halfway smart, and you could really listen to the audience, you could really learn a lot.

If you are halfway smart, and you could really listen to the audience, you could really learn a lot.

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Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.

Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.

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The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today.

The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today.

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I'm sorry, Mankind can't get to the phone right now, cause he's got The Rock's foot in his mouth!

I'm sorry, Mankind can't get to the phone right now, cause he's got The Rock's foot in his mouth!

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I can usually get the right connection with the crowd and I don't have to be jumping off ladders.

I can usually get the right connection with the crowd and I don't have to be jumping off ladders.

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Any time I'm on-screen it is realistic because I don't pull my punches or anything like that.

Any time I'm on-screen it is realistic because I don't pull my punches or anything like that.

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Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.

Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.

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It's important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.

It's important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.

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My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining.

My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining.

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The goal [of mine] was always to work in as many different genres as I possibly could.

The goal [of mine] was always to work in as many different genres as I possibly could.

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Once you believe in who you are and who you were born to be, it can be very powerful.

Once you believe in who you are and who you were born to be, it can be very powerful.

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Michael Cole, The Rock knows that you have never, EVER, had a piece of poontang pie!

Michael Cole, The Rock knows that you have never, EVER, had a piece of poontang pie!

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Shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up your candy ass!

Shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up your candy ass!

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I'm a passionate, hardcore fisherman. Biggest fish I caught? A 200-pound tarpon.

I'm a passionate, hardcore fisherman. Biggest fish I caught? A 200-pound tarpon.

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I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck.

I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck.

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I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.

I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.

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The one thing I couldn't identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on.

The one thing I couldn't identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on.

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If something stands between you and your success - move it. Never be denied.

If something stands between you and your success - move it. Never be denied.

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Barack Obama did tell me that I was one of Michelle Obama's favorite actors.

Barack Obama did tell me that I was one of Michelle Obama's favorite actors.

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When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.

When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.

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One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.

One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.

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In my entire career, I've never cried, consistently, through a movie, ever.

In my entire career, I've never cried, consistently, through a movie, ever.

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The money is of no concern to me, whatsoever. I started out with nothing.

The money is of no concern to me, whatsoever. I started out with nothing.

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We do today what they won't, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can't.

We do today what they won't, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can't.

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It's what I've learned over the years that has pushed me beyond limits.

It's what I've learned over the years that has pushed me beyond limits.

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The only thing strong about the French Army is their damn body odor.

The only thing strong about the French Army is their damn body odor.

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There is no substitute for hardwork. Always be humble and hungry.

There is no substitute for hardwork. Always be humble and hungry.

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I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.

I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.

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BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN.

BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN.

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