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All Quotes by author - Denzel Washington
" Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life. "
" Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation. "
" Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are. "
" Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child. "
" Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift. "
" Growing up I didn't watch movies. "
" I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule. "
" I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness. "
" I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter. "
" If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it. "
" If you don't trust the pilot, don't go. "
" If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her. "
" I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated. "
" I like talking. I like acting. "
" I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially. "
" I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies. "
" I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with. "
" I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question. "
" In any profession it gets to be a grind. "
" I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith. "
" In Los Angeles, everyone is a star. "
" I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good. "
" I read the Bible every day. "
" I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. "
" I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office. "
" I think a role model is a mentor - someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them. "
" I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood. "
" It's simple: You get a part. You play a part. You play it well. You do your work and you go home. And what is wonderful about movies is that once they're done, they belong to the people. Once you make it, it's what they see. That's where my head is at. "
" I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me. "
" I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy. "
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