Today’s curated Will Smith quotes is one of my favorites! Will Smith is not only one of the most powerful actors, in my opinion, but he’s an inspirational icon and legend when it comes to self growth, and helping other people to elevate their life through his speeches, advice and bomb Instagram channel.
Will has achieved so much success in his career over the last 20 years that he’s qualified (in my mind) to give sound, life changing wisdom and guidance becoming your best self.
So sit back and enjoy these legendary quotes that he’s given from several of his interviews and talks.
Will Smith Quotes On Overcoming Obstacles
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause in your heart will consume you too.”
“The first step is you have to say that you can.”
“The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.”
“I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.”
“So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.”
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.”
“I want the world to be better because I was here.”
“I am motivated by fear. Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something. And I think what developed in my early days was the attitude that I started attacking things that I was scared of.”
“You realize that the point of maximum danger is the point of minimal fear.”
“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.”
Will Smith Quotes On Work Ethic
“If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.”
“Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.”
“In my mind, I’ve always been and A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”
“For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.”
“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.”
“I’ve trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likable.”
“I had a hit single on the radio for 30 days before I graduated from high school.”
“When you create art, the world has to wait.”
“I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that’s where I thrive.”
Will Smith Quotes About Life
“Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.”
“There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem; you’re not going to ever have a new problem. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.”
“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”
“I don’t necessary believe in organized religion.”
“If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success.”
“Haters are the people who will broadcast your failures and whisper your success.”
“I would have absolutely messed up ‘The Matrix’.
“We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.”
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
“You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is going to be constant.”
““Life is lived on the edge.”
“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.”
“There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?”
“Life isn’t about how many breaths you take, but its the moments that take your breath away.”
“Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests – not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.”
“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.”
“I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.”
“Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.”
“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.”
“My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason.”
“I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.”
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