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A collection of quotes by Vin Diesel on life, winning, love, ambitions, dreams, trust, advice, and restrain.

108 Vin Diesel Quotes For You Daily Doze Of Inspiration

Famous As: Actor, Filmmaker
Born On: July 18, 1967
Born In: New York City
Founder / Co Founder: One Race Films, Tigon Studios, Racetrack Records

Vin Diesel is a celebrated American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. His has been part of some renowned films, including ‘The Chronicles of Riddick series,’ ‘xXx series,’ ‘The Fast and The Furious series,’ ‘Find Me Guilty,’ ‘The Pacifier,’ and various others. He is also the founder of ‘Tigon Studios,’ ‘One Race Films,’ and ‘Racetrack Records.’ He has also lent his voice to the video game spin-offs, ‘The Iron Giant’ and also to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel.’ Following is a compilation of best known quotes and thoughts by Vin Diesel. 

Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice.

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I love women more than anything.

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Deal-making goes on with any job.

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I grew up with all kinds of people.

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I am definitely a person of color.

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I have dangerous bones in my body.

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We all deal with being unfairly judged.

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Career diversification ain't a bad thing.

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You get a timeless cool card in New York.

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If it's an amazing role, I'll do anything.

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You break her heart, I'll break your neck.

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Well, love motivates me in everything I do.

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I used to feel guilty about owning a console.

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I've been auditioning since I was 7 years old.

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I was a bouncer for ten years in New York City.

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A person in my position has to restrain himself.

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Show me how you drive and I'll show you who you are.

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No matter where you are, whether it's a quarter-mile away or halfway around the world, you'll always be with me and you'll always be my brother.

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If you believe in the project, you have to support it.

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When people believe in you, you can do miraculous things.

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I've turned down twentysomething million dollars for movies.

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Find your confidence, lead with love... the rest will follow.

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I haven't had that many weird encounters with fans, thank God.

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I'm a boy who appreciates a good body, regardless of the make.

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Video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.

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I'm a perfectionist. I'm very critical, especially artistically.

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IT don't matter if you win by an inch or a milewinning is winning!!

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My mother is the most supportive mother in the world, she's magical.

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I'm going to do my best to channel the character on a spiritual level.

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I could care less about being an action actor like Stallone or Schwarzenegger.

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In Hollywood, I think I get a bad rap for being a perfectionist. It's something that's not always welcomed in Hollywood, because you're always pushing people and you're pushing yourself to be the best that you can be.

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When you come onto the set, everything should be focused around your character and you should stay in the pocket, as much as possible. Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket.

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When Lucas was doing Star Wars, he didn't have a 50 million person Facebook following where he could just sift through feedback to try to get an idea for what he was going to do next. It's a luxury we have today.

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The thing that stood out above and beyond all the experiences was this relationship with the nine-month-old baby. On weekends, I'd be thinking about going back to set on Monday just to see the baby.

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I enjoy playing a quintessential antihero. There's something therapeutic about playing such characters. I know it sounds corny but I feel like I learn about myself when I play that characters.

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When I first did 'The Fast and the Furious', I didn't want there to be a sequel on the first one. I thought, 'Why would you rush to do a sequel - just because your first film is successful?'

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When you go to the movies with your whole family, it's a different experience. For some reason, it's something that you're all doing together and you take away something special in that.

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Of course, I don't act in an extreme fashion in my day to day life. I don't think any of us live do. I think we all have that reserve somewhere and we pull upon it when we need it.

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My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt. I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice. It empowers you.

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If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero.

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I can't go white, Indian, Asian, Latin. For me, in my existence, if I'm anything, I'm inclusive of everyone, and we are just one, and I hope that global harmony is in all of us.

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My gut feeling about sequels is that they should be premeditated: You should try to write a trilogy first or at least sketch out a trilogy if you have any faith in your film.

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It's like you have a child and you think, 'Everything that I've done up until this point is insignificant in comparison to being a father.' It's a beautiful, beautiful thing.

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You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality, you don't want to do those films every year because they're taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes.

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I always want another actor to shine in my scene because it makes the film stronger. I would encourage people to scene steal, because filmmaking is a collaborative effort.

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I'm an actor. I can do whatever I want. As an actor, not everything has to be the most obvious choice. And sometimes, the best thing you can do is to defy expectations.

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I grew up in an artists community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidised for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art.

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I don't think a lot of actors talk about it, but there's usually a process where you essentially purge yourself of the character that you played prior to the movie.

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It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.

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I'm not really afraid of the dark, except if I'm walking. The thing that scares me the most is the possibility of walking into a wall and busting my lip.

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If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film.

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I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.

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I grew up the son of an acting teacher but I've never been really good at articulating what that process is. It was always a bit more internal.

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Unfortunately, in Hollywood, there are those directors that have some contempt for actors. We've all experienced that, in one way or another.

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The whole year I was in LA I got into telemarketing and learned how to make money. Five years later that skill helped me make my first film.

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If you think about my filmography, I have never done a movie that a kid could go see, except for Iron Giant, and I'm not even on the screen.

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Rated R movies are few and far between, nowadays. We're all seeing less and less rated R movies, and less and less of them are being made.

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I shaved my head about 15 years ago and the first time I shaved it, I started running my hand through my hair and it was very therapeutic.

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The idea of exploring character relations and their development over a decade has to be appealing for any actor who cherishes his craft.

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A transvestite spends her entire life trying to look as feminine as possible and I have clearly spent mine celebrating my masculinity.

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Film is my hobby, so I will work well through the night to develop films, whatever film I'm doing or dream projects I have.

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It's really bizarre because no one knows this, but elephants have killed more animal trainers than any other animal.

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When I got on the set of 'Saving Private Ryan,' I discovered, to my amazement, that Steven Spielberg is a gamer.

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The films that I do are deep, introspective, brooding roles that you're in this heavy headspace all the time.

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With age, you get to a place where you don't want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.

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That's what I love. I love thinking about the film, the project and committing myself as much as possible.

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My mom used to say that I became a fighter and a scrapper and a tough guy to protect who I am at my core.

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Most of my confidence came from being with ladies, because I certainly wasn't getting any acting jobs.

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It wasn't until I went to college and I got my first motorcycle that I understood the thrill of speed.

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I believe in paying special attention to every project that you do and supporting the projects you do.

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Nothing comes easy when I'm in character, because everything I do in character, I take seriously.

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We've come a long way, from where we've been. I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.

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I envision the future sunny and with love, harmony and oneness. I think Hollywood is changing.

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The only way anyone knows which girl I'm with is if a one-night stand goes on 'Howard Stern.'

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You make movies for the people. If critics happen to like them too, well, that's a home run.

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I think there's something we all relate to about...wanting to get to our most primal self.

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The most important thing in life will always be family. The people right here, right now.

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I'm a New Yorker. I always have issues with trust - you adopt it from being a New Yorker.

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Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors.

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They say the open road helps you think. About where you've been and where you're going.

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I love thinking about the film, the project and committing myself as much as possible.

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Choosing the car you drive is like choosing your wardrobe, maybe even more important.

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It's insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.

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When I was a child actor, I had the fear that I was going to be cast as the tree.

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If Clark Gable had a Facebook page, there would have been a Gone with the Wind 2.

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I'm not disciplined enough to be a writer consistently. I write when I have to.

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I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny.

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If I'm on set and I'm in character, I'm not thinking like a producer. If I'm on set and I'm not in character, wardrobe and make-up, and I'm just coming on set for the moments that I'm not shooting, then I'm able to be the producer.

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I always have issues. I'm a New Yorker. I always have issues with trust - you adopt it from being a New Yorker. I think trust is something that comes from the gut. I don't think it's anything specific. I don't think it's anything tangible.

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You know when something feels so good but you're afraid to feel good about it? So you kinda hold back? Everyone says, Congratulations, you must be so happy. And you say something stupid like, I'm just doing what little I can with what little I have.

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I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have.

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It was interesting to do a completely fictional piece. You know, Saving Private Ryan was not a fictional piece! So the challenge was: How do you incorporate real emotions? How do you incorporate aspects that people are going to be able to identify with?

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Filmmaking is such a collaborative piece of art that you can't look to one person - you couldn't look to me, you couldn't say, 'Because Vin's in it, it's this or that...' It's really all of us coming together for that period of time to try and make magic.

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The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we're in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.

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To have a director that loves his actors is something that you can see in the film and in the fruits of that labor. You can see that translated in the film. When you watch this movie, you can see a director who loves his actors, and it shines through the movie, in my eyes.

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If you're the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you've gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.

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The majority of the filmmaking process is in pre-production. The more you've planned out the more freedom there is on set to find new stuff, to play around, find new jokes and let the actors kind of breathe - but it needs to come from a place where it's completely structured.

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What was bizarre, when I was younger, I never watched TV. I would rather watch a movie 100 times than to watch a TV show, just to find another nuance. I can't tell you how many times I've watched 'On the Waterfront', just to find a flaw so that I can learn and try to improve my thing.

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I approach every film I do in the same way, whether it's an action film or not an action film. I guess if a certain physicality lends itself to action, but I started acting before I reached puberty. I was 7 years old when I started acting. It wasn't until I became a bouncer in New York.

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It's remarkable how a soundtrack can be so important to the storytelling and the experience. I think the music is going to make people see the movie a lot. The music is going to make you want to go see it again. You have so much fun in the movie, and it's music that you want to share with your kids, anyway.

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Fight sequence to me isn't just about the athleticism. It so often is about what the emotion that is behind it and how willing you are to really, really challenge that emotion or really take that emotion to that place so you're feeling a certain intensity for the whole time when you're shooting the actual physical scenes.

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I started acting at seven years old. It took me 20 years to understand that if I was going to make my dreams a reality, I had to take the reigns. I had to learn something about being productive and being self what's the word I'm looking for? Self-sufficient, but I had to be productive at all costs and I had to make product.

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I was raised in New York City and raised in the New York City theater world. My father was a theater director and an acting teacher, and it was not uncommon for me to have long discussions about the method and what the various different processes were to finding a character and exploring character and realizing that character.

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