Denzel Washington Quotes

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Denzel Washington Quotes

I dont feel pressure, because I do what I want to do. I dont feel pressure at all. Ive never done any movies because I thought this was what somebody wanted me to do. Im a bit more, for lack of a better word, selfish than that. But like I say in the movie, you do what you have to do so that you can do what you want to do.
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If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her

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We do what we have to so we can do what we want to.

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There is nothing good or bad, except by comparison" (209) - "Effort is Everything" by Bud Selig

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Do what you got to do now, so you can do what you want to do later

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You have to do what you gotta do in this life in order to do what you wanna do ...

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One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.

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I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.

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Writing is a weapon and it's more powerful than a fist could ever be.

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I walk by faith, not by sight.

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Just stick with your kids. There's no set of rules on how to be a parent. No handbook. Just hang around your kids and ask them a lot of questions. You have to stay involved in your children's lives and monitor everything they're doing whether they like it or not. You're not in the job of making them like it. You're there to protect them in a world that can be troubling.

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It was never my dream to be famous. I didn't start acting to be a movie star. I started in the theater and my desire was to get better at my craft. It's still my desire. I don't consider myself a movie star, nor do I really have the desire to be one. I'm just an entertainer ... An actor who works hard at his craft. Whatever labels people give me, that's not really me or part of my process.

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I'm not afraid to upset people. But I am not as upset because I understand what I'm up against.

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I try not to think about that [getting Oscar] ahead of time. You just try to do the best work you can, and then you get the movie out there, and we've been hearing good things. But you never know, you don't want to get too high, and you don't want to get too low.

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I'm selfish, I think. I think an artist has to be. I'm not worried about what people think. I play the parts that I find interesting. It'd bother me more to be just pigeonholed into doing what people think is ethical or that's boring to me. I don't pick parts with that in mind, I just find interesting stories. If it's interesting to me, then I do it.

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