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137 Great Quotes By Mark Wahlberg That Inspire You To Keep Chasing Your Dreams

Famous As: Best Known for His Role in Films: 'The Departed', 'The Fighter' and 'Italian Job'
Born On: June 5, 1971
Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Age: 51 Years
Mark Wahlberg is a distinguished American former singer, actor, and producer. He was associated with the renowned group ‘Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch,’ and his former stage name was ‘Marky Mark.’ He released various albums with the group, including ‘You Gotta Believe’ and ‘Music for the People.’ The comedy film ‘Renaissance Man’ marked his debut in acting in 1994. ‘Fear,’ a psychological thriller marked his first starring role. He earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination and ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination besides various other awards and accolades. In 2010, he received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk Of Fame.’ He is also the co-owner of ‘Wahlburgers,’ a casual dining restaurant and bar. Here is a collection of popular quotes by Mark Wahlberg, which have been excerpted from his interviews, tweets, movies, songs, dialogues, and lyrics.
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie.

I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie.

Mark Wahlberg
Well every moment, every project is different. I took a very slow approach to acting, trying to really work with people I could learn from. And I got something different out of each experience.

Well every moment, every project is different. I took a very slow approach to acting, trying to really work with people I could learn from. And I got something different out of each experience.

Mark Wahlberg
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so its not a lie.

I never lie. I believe everything I say, so its not a lie.

Mark Wahlberg
If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I've failed.

If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I've failed.

Mark Wahlberg
Hopefully, we're still living in the land of second chances.

Hopefully, we're still living in the land of second chances.

Mark Wahlberg
I see a guy getting old. I try to not look in the mirror too much.

I see a guy getting old. I try to not look in the mirror too much.

Mark Wahlberg
I don't enjoy doing nothing or sitting in my trailer watching ESPN.

I don't enjoy doing nothing or sitting in my trailer watching ESPN.

Mark Wahlberg
Justin Bieber is like the white Tupac. Compared to a lot of people.

Justin Bieber is like the white Tupac. Compared to a lot of people.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm a peacock Captain! You gotta let me fly!

I'm a peacock Captain! You gotta let me fly!

Mark Wahlberg
I like to talk to people. I've got one assistant, one Blackberry. That's my overhead. I don't text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I'm old-fashioned.

I like to talk to people. I've got one assistant, one Blackberry. That's my overhead. I don't text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I'm old-fashioned.

Mark Wahlberg
Andy Samberg is the only person I've ever seen do an impression of me, and I didn't think it was that accurate. I'd like to see somebody else impersonate me, especially if they can do a good job.

Andy Samberg is the only person I've ever seen do an impression of me, and I didn't think it was that accurate. I'd like to see somebody else impersonate me, especially if they can do a good job.

Mark Wahlberg
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.

Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.

Mark Wahlberg
He's a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don't believe it.

He's a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don't believe it.

Mark Wahlberg
I was really inspired by the way people responded, and I wanted to tell that story [ 'Patriots Day']. It's never been more difficult or complicated for me to make a movie. It's about my home, my people, my community.

I was really inspired by the way people responded, and I wanted to tell that story [ 'Patriots Day']. It's never been more difficult or complicated for me to make a movie. It's about my home, my people, my community.

Mark Wahlberg
I don't think God's going to judge me based on my film work - although I hope he has a sense of humour and I hope he's a fan of movies because I've done some things that may be questionable in his eyes as an actor!

I don't think God's going to judge me based on my film work - although I hope he has a sense of humour and I hope he's a fan of movies because I've done some things that may be questionable in his eyes as an actor!

Mark Wahlberg
I always say one of my favorite things about making movies is finishing on that last day because I get to have my life back and let that go, and hopefully have a real sense of accomplishment at the end of it.

I always say one of my favorite things about making movies is finishing on that last day because I get to have my life back and let that go, and hopefully have a real sense of accomplishment at the end of it.

Mark Wahlberg
I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That's why I've been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don't succeed, I feel good about the effort.

I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That's why I've been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don't succeed, I feel good about the effort.

Mark Wahlberg
Previously, I've worked with Bill Monahan on The Departed, he recently wrote American Desperado for us, and I just acted in a movie he directed called Mojave. So, yes, Jimmy, that goes without saying.

Previously, I've worked with Bill Monahan on The Departed, he recently wrote American Desperado for us, and I just acted in a movie he directed called Mojave. So, yes, Jimmy, that goes without saying.

Mark Wahlberg
But no, I'm not political. My obligation is to pull the lever and elect somebody who's going to make life a little better for everybody, especially those who don't have as much good fortune as others.

But no, I'm not political. My obligation is to pull the lever and elect somebody who's going to make life a little better for everybody, especially those who don't have as much good fortune as others.

Mark Wahlberg
I want to give my kids the world, but I also want them to appreciate everything, to succeed, to be good people, to enjoy life. This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.

I want to give my kids the world, but I also want them to appreciate everything, to succeed, to be good people, to enjoy life. This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.

Mark Wahlberg
I don't intend to be insensitive to the victims and their families but, at the same time, as an actor, it's our job, and we are obligated to portray the characters in the most realistic way possible.

I don't intend to be insensitive to the victims and their families but, at the same time, as an actor, it's our job, and we are obligated to portray the characters in the most realistic way possible.

Mark Wahlberg
I just want to do the best possible job with everything that I do. But I'm far more concerned with being a good father as opposed to being a good actor because that's what's really going to matter.

I just want to do the best possible job with everything that I do. But I'm far more concerned with being a good father as opposed to being a good actor because that's what's really going to matter.

Mark Wahlberg
Well, I would love it if they could take all the guns away. Unfortunately, you can't do that so you hope that good people in the world have them to protect the people who can't protect themselves.

Well, I would love it if they could take all the guns away. Unfortunately, you can't do that so you hope that good people in the world have them to protect the people who can't protect themselves.

Mark Wahlberg
When you go into a starring position and you're carrying a movie, it's important that people like it. So I only do things that I can connect with in some sort of way, or that I can identify with.

When you go into a starring position and you're carrying a movie, it's important that people like it. So I only do things that I can connect with in some sort of way, or that I can identify with.

Mark Wahlberg
It's always been a dream of mine, and a childhood fantasy, to play a great champion. I would much rather haven been an athlete than an actor. This is like some second place consolation prize.

It's always been a dream of mine, and a childhood fantasy, to play a great champion. I would much rather haven been an athlete than an actor. This is like some second place consolation prize.

Mark Wahlberg
If I don't go to mass, necessarily, every day, but I definitely go to the church every day. That's how I start my day. I like to get in there for about 15 to 20 minutes and say my prayers.

If I don't go to mass, necessarily, every day, but I definitely go to the church every day. That's how I start my day. I like to get in there for about 15 to 20 minutes and say my prayers.

Mark Wahlberg
Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.

Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.

Mark Wahlberg
There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.

There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.

Mark Wahlberg
I grew up in predominantly black neighborhoods and went to predominantly black schools. And hip-hop is what I grew up listening to in my teenage years. Basically I'm just being myself.

I grew up in predominantly black neighborhoods and went to predominantly black schools. And hip-hop is what I grew up listening to in my teenage years. Basically I'm just being myself.

Mark Wahlberg
I don't like to eat in movies. I don't like props. Some people have always got to have a thing and they're doing this or doing that. I hate it. I just want to talk or fight. Or both!

I don't like to eat in movies. I don't like props. Some people have always got to have a thing and they're doing this or doing that. I hate it. I just want to talk or fight. Or both!

Mark Wahlberg
The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.

The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm proud to be white. I don't have anything against my color. But I don't think color matters, either. Just like I feel it doesn't matter that I'm a white dude doin' black music.

I'm proud to be white. I don't have anything against my color. But I don't think color matters, either. Just like I feel it doesn't matter that I'm a white dude doin' black music.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm much more concerned with being a good dad than a good actor, being there for my children, educating them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I've made.

I'm much more concerned with being a good dad than a good actor, being there for my children, educating them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I've made.

Mark Wahlberg
When you think about the person responsible for creating the character and the dialogue, Bill Monahan, who's a Boston guy, obviously, his words roll off my tongue quite nicely.

When you think about the person responsible for creating the character and the dialogue, Bill Monahan, who's a Boston guy, obviously, his words roll off my tongue quite nicely.

Mark Wahlberg
I prepare mentally and physically for everything I do. I like having to do both, because you submerge yourself into the character and the world and you live it until it's over.

I prepare mentally and physically for everything I do. I like having to do both, because you submerge yourself into the character and the world and you live it until it's over.

Mark Wahlberg
Hockey is probably one of the most expensive sports. You have to have a place to play. You have to have the proper equipment. You have to have the transportation to get there.

Hockey is probably one of the most expensive sports. You have to have a place to play. You have to have the proper equipment. You have to have the transportation to get there.

Mark Wahlberg
I embrace old age. Look, I'm never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I've learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I'm very fortunate, and I have my blessings.

I embrace old age. Look, I'm never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I've learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I'm very fortunate, and I have my blessings.

Mark Wahlberg
Even my going back to school was to inspire young people that it's never too late to education. That's all I can do, and try to be the best father and husband that I can be.

Even my going back to school was to inspire young people that it's never too late to education. That's all I can do, and try to be the best father and husband that I can be.

Mark Wahlberg
The success of 'The Fighter' made it a lot easier to get 'Broken City' green-lit. And the buzz about 'The Fighter' also made it a lot easier to get 'Contraband' green-lit.

The success of 'The Fighter' made it a lot easier to get 'Broken City' green-lit. And the buzz about 'The Fighter' also made it a lot easier to get 'Contraband' green-lit.

Mark Wahlberg
If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I'm doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day.

If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I'm doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day.

Mark Wahlberg
For a lot of explosions and stuff like that [in Transformers] you're harnessed to something getting swung in the air or dragged onto something or thrown onto something.

For a lot of explosions and stuff like that [in Transformers] you're harnessed to something getting swung in the air or dragged onto something or thrown onto something.

Mark Wahlberg
I've been in enough movies to know that when you're on the set and you start shooting, you're looking at playback and you get a sense of what it's going to be like.

I've been in enough movies to know that when you're on the set and you start shooting, you're looking at playback and you get a sense of what it's going to be like.

Mark Wahlberg
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.

All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets. I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.

Mark Wahlberg
I attribute all of my success to my Catholic faith. My faith has given me the ability to be a good father, a good husband and most importantly a good person.

I attribute all of my success to my Catholic faith. My faith has given me the ability to be a good father, a good husband and most importantly a good person.

Mark Wahlberg
I love being on sets with very seasoned directors as well as very new directors. Every time is a discovery process. You learn something new every time.

I love being on sets with very seasoned directors as well as very new directors. Every time is a discovery process. You learn something new every time.

Mark Wahlberg
That whole world, the world of bodybuilding to me is fascinating. It's such a unique and interesting culture, and everything about it appeals to me.

That whole world, the world of bodybuilding to me is fascinating. It's such a unique and interesting culture, and everything about it appeals to me.

Mark Wahlberg
I've always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his: I won't play forever. Some don't know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.

I've always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his: I won't play forever. Some don't know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.

Mark Wahlberg
I do understand that going out and promoting the movie is a big responsibility, and part of the reason they give me the job in the first place.

I do understand that going out and promoting the movie is a big responsibility, and part of the reason they give me the job in the first place.

Mark Wahlberg
The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years.

The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years.

Mark Wahlberg
Success for me is just having a job and have the studio feel confident that I can go out there and make a movie that people will enjoy.

Success for me is just having a job and have the studio feel confident that I can go out there and make a movie that people will enjoy.

Mark Wahlberg
Boston didn't always have the best reputation, nor did I, growing up in Boston, as a kid with challenges and obstacles in front of me.

Boston didn't always have the best reputation, nor did I, growing up in Boston, as a kid with challenges and obstacles in front of me.

Mark Wahlberg
The only thing I don't like about acting is that it takes so much time away from my family. Otherwise, I don't have any complaints.

The only thing I don't like about acting is that it takes so much time away from my family. Otherwise, I don't have any complaints.

Mark Wahlberg
[I want to be remembered] as a great servant of God who tried to give back as much as possible, and as a great father and husband.

[I want to be remembered] as a great servant of God who tried to give back as much as possible, and as a great father and husband.

Mark Wahlberg
I also like to get out there to promote a positive message about the importance of family and faith and of doing the right thing.

I also like to get out there to promote a positive message about the importance of family and faith and of doing the right thing.

Mark Wahlberg
I don't wanna hear nobody complain that they're getting paid all this money and people won't leave them alone. It's part of it.

I don't wanna hear nobody complain that they're getting paid all this money and people won't leave them alone. It's part of it.

Mark Wahlberg
The world obviously needs to change ... if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.

The world obviously needs to change ... if we can't protect our innocent women and children, then we have a serious problem.

Mark Wahlberg
I love the man that [Peter Berg] is, the father that he is, and the leader. We push each other in a way. It's competitive.

I love the man that [Peter Berg] is, the father that he is, and the leader. We push each other in a way. It's competitive.

Mark Wahlberg
I always tend to like the characters that I play. I'm convinced that I am this person and I'm OK with whatever they do.

I always tend to like the characters that I play. I'm convinced that I am this person and I'm OK with whatever they do.

Mark Wahlberg
I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.

I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.

Mark Wahlberg
Look, if you're driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I'd rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.

Look, if you're driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I'd rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.

Mark Wahlberg
James Cagney, Steve McQueen, I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them.

James Cagney, Steve McQueen, I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them.

Mark Wahlberg
I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can't control what people think.

I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can't control what people think.

Mark Wahlberg
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.

A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I'm a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.

Mark Wahlberg
You know, there's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.

You know, there's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.

Mark Wahlberg
Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I'm on my own.

Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that's it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I'm on my own.

Mark Wahlberg
The best part of a great movie is a great villain and I usually have a tendency to root for the bad guy.

The best part of a great movie is a great villain and I usually have a tendency to root for the bad guy.

Mark Wahlberg
I miss being able to wake up when I want and go on stage when I want and pull down my pants when I want.

I miss being able to wake up when I want and go on stage when I want and pull down my pants when I want.

Mark Wahlberg
I was excited about getting my first tattoo, but I was only twelve, so I had to hide it from my mother.

I was excited about getting my first tattoo, but I was only twelve, so I had to hide it from my mother.

Mark Wahlberg
There's nothing better than meeting somebody with a great soul, and a great spirit and a good heart.

There's nothing better than meeting somebody with a great soul, and a great spirit and a good heart.

Mark Wahlberg
I've always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren't quite the same thing.

I've always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren't quite the same thing.

Mark Wahlberg
I love roles where I am required to prepare physically. And it's fun putting on weight and eating.

I love roles where I am required to prepare physically. And it's fun putting on weight and eating.

Mark Wahlberg
Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.

Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.

Mark Wahlberg
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.

When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.

Mark Wahlberg
I just focus on my work with inner-city kids, and in my community, and on my philanthropic work.

I just focus on my work with inner-city kids, and in my community, and on my philanthropic work.

Mark Wahlberg
I always root for the bad guy and I don't think you have a great movie without a great villain.

I always root for the bad guy and I don't think you have a great movie without a great villain.

Mark Wahlberg
I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids - that's a dream.

I never got on the course with my dad, but to be playing golf with my kids - that's a dream.

Mark Wahlberg
There will be new and exciting filmmakers to come and movies that will be great successes.

There will be new and exciting filmmakers to come and movies that will be great successes.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm the father of two boys and two girls, so I'm more an emotional wreck than a mushball.

I'm the father of two boys and two girls, so I'm more an emotional wreck than a mushball.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.

I'm always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.

Mark Wahlberg
As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.

As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.

Mark Wahlberg
[Cade Yeager] is like a man on the run which is fun, it's a bit of an adventure story.

[Cade Yeager] is like a man on the run which is fun, it's a bit of an adventure story.

Mark Wahlberg
As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom.

As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom.

Mark Wahlberg
I approach a comedy the same way I do a drama. I try to make it as real as possible.

I approach a comedy the same way I do a drama. I try to make it as real as possible.

Mark Wahlberg
Most of the humor comes from how outrageous the situations and circumstances are.

Most of the humor comes from how outrageous the situations and circumstances are.

Mark Wahlberg
Working with talented people and challenging myself as an actor [excites me].

Working with talented people and challenging myself as an actor [excites me].

Mark Wahlberg
Having more success allows you more freedom to take more risks and do things.

Having more success allows you more freedom to take more risks and do things.

Mark Wahlberg
I've always been into working out and eating healthy. That's just who I am.

I've always been into working out and eating healthy. That's just who I am.

Mark Wahlberg
I have a lot of real life experience with hustling and doing stupid stuff.

I have a lot of real life experience with hustling and doing stupid stuff.

Mark Wahlberg
This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.

This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.

Mark Wahlberg
For me, family always comes first I would do anything to protect them.

For me, family always comes first I would do anything to protect them.

Mark Wahlberg
Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life.

Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life.

Mark Wahlberg
The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive.

The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive.

Mark Wahlberg
Okay, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.

Okay, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.

I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.

Mark Wahlberg
You have to take everything I say with a grain of salt.

You have to take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Mark Wahlberg
A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.

A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.

Mark Wahlberg
The world is very different today than it was in 1968.

The world is very different today than it was in 1968.

Mark Wahlberg
I have more money now than I know what to do with.

I have more money now than I know what to do with.

Mark Wahlberg
It's all about love and how we are all connected.

It's all about love and how we are all connected.

Mark Wahlberg
I'm only doing whatever the next role calls for.

I'm only doing whatever the next role calls for.

Mark Wahlberg
I like to do projects I feel some connection to.

I like to do projects I feel some connection to.

Mark Wahlberg
You can't have a conscience in the pimp game.

You can't have a conscience in the pimp game.

Mark Wahlberg