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My mother never gave up one me.
by Denzel Washington

My mother never gave up one me.
I messed up in school so much they were sending me home,
but my mother sent me right back.
- Denzel Washington

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

I've been fortunate.
I don't pick scripts.
Scripts pick me.
- Denzel Washington

 

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.
- Denzel Washington

The poorest people are the sweetest people.
- Denzel Washington

My role 14 years ago in Richard III -
that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it -
they have all the fun!
- Denzel Washington

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I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it.
- Denzel Washington

Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years.
I'm an exception to the rule.
- Denzel Washington

The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit.
It wasn't that interesting to me.
Now that I'm directing, it's all new again.
- Denzel Washington

You don't know when you're being watched.
That's one of the weird things about celebrity.
It's my least favorite part of acting,
celebrity.
- Denzel Washington

In any profession it gets to be a grind.
- Denzel Washington

Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to
be open to reinterpretation.
- Denzel Washington

Acting is just a way of making a living,
the family is life.
- Denzel Washington

You have to grab moments when they happen.
I like to improvise and ad lib.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

If you don't trust the pilot, don't go.
- Denzel Washington

I've worked with children all my life.
- Denzel Washington

If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy,
don't just be mad at him or her.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
That's a part of it.
- Denzel Washington

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera,
not in front of it.
- Denzel Washington

I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors,
really, just the ones I work with.
- Denzel Washington

When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and
green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
- Denzel Washington

The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground.
When you're up in the air, it's too late.
No point in worrying about it then.
- Denzel Washington

I never really had the classic struggle.
I had faith.
- Denzel Washington

I'm not a film buff.
I don't watch a lot of movies.
- Denzel Washington

Family is life; acting is making a living.
- Denzel Washington

When people protest and are upset with a movie,
it becomes a big hit.
They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office.
So let's get that going.
- Denzel Washington

Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest
actresses of this and the last century.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

Growing up I didn't watch movies.
- Denzel Washington

I don't concern myself with award.
I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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

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.
- Denzel Washington

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

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.
- Denzel Washington

When I was a child I thought I saw an angel.
It had wings and kinda looked like my sister.
I opened the door so some light could come into the room,
and it sort of faded away.
My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel.
- Denzel Washington

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

If we want a love message to be heard,
it has got to be sent out.
To keep a lamp burning,
we have to keep putting oil in it.
- Mother Teresa

I think, at a child's birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother
to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

There was never a child so lovely
but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mother's love grows by giving.
- Charles Lamb


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