will smith quotes

Last updated: July 8th, 2020

“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.”

“And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.”

“I believe you need to be educated on what you want to do in life, but I don’t believe you necessarily need college to get there.”

“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A. ”

“The first step is you have to say you can.”

“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.”

“Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.”

“I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.”

“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.”

“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.”

“A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.”

“If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.”

“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.”

“Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.”

“A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.”

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”

“When you create art, the world has to wait.”

“Life isn’t how many breaths you take, but it’s the moments that take your breath away.”

“Smiling is the best way to face every problem, to crush every fear and to hide every pain.”

“I’m a student of patterns. At heart, I’m a physicist. I look at everything in my life as trying to find the single equation, the theory of everything.”

“I was raised in a Baptist household, went to a Catholic church, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and had the biggest crush on the Muslim girls from one neighborhood over.”

“You can’t be scared to die for the truth. The truth is the only thing that is ever going to be constant.”

“If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost.”

“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”

“I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.”

“Life is lived on the edge.”

“Money & success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling, some people are just better at hiding it than others.”

“When you create art, the world has to wait.”

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because, in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.”

“Look at your 5 closest friends. Those 5 friends are who you are. If you don’t like who you are then you know what you have to do.”

“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.”

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”


“The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.”

“Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.”

“Basic principles: no matter what, no matter when, no matter who… any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.”

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

“I have a great time with my life, and I wanna share it.”

“Goofy was the word that was used most often by my sisters because I’ve been this tall ever since I was 12 years old.”

“I’m a guy. Since when do we get anything right the first time?”

“Don’t chase people. The right people, the ones who really belong in your life, will come to you and stay.”

“For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie”

“I mean, I’m very serious with my kids about them comprehending the intricacies of global finance.”

“Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity.”

“Greatness exists in all of us.”

“Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests – not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.”

“I had to focus and create a character in Bagger Vance, not just do my ‘Will Smith’ thing and get paid.”

“There are two kinds of people in this world. There are hammers and nails …

“You decide what to be.”

“Parents just don’t understand.”

“The first step is you have to say that you can.”

“Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity.”

“I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.”

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your life.”

“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

“If you’re absent during my struggle don’t expect to be present during my success.”

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.”

“My first record came out while I was a senior in high school, which is dangerous.”

“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.”

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