Denzel Washington is a famous actor who has appeared in classics like “Training Day”, “Remember The Titans” and “Flight.” His work is world renown and Denzel has even earned an Oscar for his work on Training Day. 

Maybe the best line from his epic Oscar performance was, “King Kong ain’t’ got nothing on me.”

If you want to take charge of your life like Denzel, you need to create that King Kong attitude of power. You need to start believing in YOU.

Let these Denzel Washington quotes make you powerful & strong.

“Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” – Denzel Washington

Have you defined your version of success? I recommend you do so sooner than later because if not, you will try to reach others versions of success. This is the quickest way to fail as everyone has a different measuring stick for success.

For some, it could be a good paying job with decent hours. Another it could be building a $100 million dollar company. Neither is wrong, but too many people try to live “society’s” version of success.

Don’t be afraid to create your own version of success.

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“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

Luck seems to find people when they prepared. Rarely does it just happen when you begin a new conquest. The harder you work, the luckier you get is true because you are putting yourself in the situations to succeed.

Usually, this “luck” comes from being around people you admire or want to collaborate with. Or, it comes from doing work you love and sharing your gifts with the world.


“Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”– Denzel Washington

Making a living is part of life but at some point, the money just won’t matter. Avoid the “golden handcuffs” by making sure you do work that matters to you.

Whether it’s working for a company who has a great mission or creating your own epic business. Do work you love so you can impact and make a positive difference to millions of people.


“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington Quotes

Procrastination and laziness are dream killers.

If you’re truly motivated and understand your “WHY” they won’t be in your life very often. Each time you don’t do what you need to do, you are pushing your dreams farther and farther away.

Stay committed and use self-discipline to make your dreams come true.

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“Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do.” – Denzel Washington

Struggle at the beginning is necessary. If it was easy everyone would be a millionaire entrepreneur living the “4-hour workweek.” That’s just not how it actually is. Embrace the struggle and hustle so you can eventually live like the 1%.


“The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have. That’s what’s going to define you.” – Denzel Washington Quotes

When your eulogy is read it won’t say how much money you made or ended up with. It will talk about how you impacted others in the world.

Choose to bet on yourself and help as many people as you can throughout your lifetime.

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“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it.” – Denzel Washington

Success isn’t linear.

Sometimes you will take one step forward and two steps back. Understand that it’s not supposed to be easy and that sometimes it’s the world testing your desire. Keep going!


Use these Denzel Washington quotes to believe in YOU. Define success for yourself and start taking action to turn that definition into reality.

One Response

  1. Marina

    A quote that inspires me daily: time waits for no one.
    It is an old saying that appeared long before the modern English was shaped. And it is still very true. When you remember that your time is limited and it’s slowly going away, you change your attitude towards today.


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