Will Smith quotes page 1
born September 1968, American actor and producer
Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.
Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, godlike feature that only the special among
us will ever taste. It's something that truly exists in all of us. It's very simple. This is what I
believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period.
I want my life, I want my work, my family - I want it to mean something. And if you are not
making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better
by making other's lives better.
I know who I am; I know what I believe; and that's all I need to know. So from there you do
what you need to do.
I want to do good. I want the world to be better because I was here.
Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on
I realize to have the level of success that I wanna have is difficult to spread it out and do
multiple things. It takes such a desperate, obsessive focus. You really got to fucus with all of
your fibre and all of your heart and all of your creativity.
There's no easy way around it, no matter how talented you are. Your talent is gonna fail you
if you are not skilled. You know, if you don't study, if you don't work really hard, if you don't
dedicate yourself to becoming better every single day, you'll never be able to communicate
with people of your artistry the way that you want.
Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas are physical in the universe.
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is that I'm not afraid to die on a
treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get
on a treadmill together, there are two things: You're getting off first or I'm gonna die. It's
really that simple.
I'm motivated by fear. Fear of fear. I hate being scared to do something.
I consider myself an alchemist. An alchemist is basically a mystical chemist. And one of the
great feats alchemists used to do is - they would take lead, just a chunk of lead, and they
could turn lead into gold... I'm so connected symbolically being able to turn lead into gold. My
grandmother used to say, "Life gives you lemons, you go ahead make lemonade." To me that's
alchemy. That's the same concept behind the alchemist.
If it was something that I really committed myself to, I don't think there's anything that could
stop me becoming President of the United States.
I wanna represent an idea. I wanna represent possibilities. I wanna represent the idea that you
really can make what you want.
I wake up every day full of hope, positive that every day is going to be better than yesterday.
And I'm looking to infect people with my positivity. I think I can start an epidemic.
Spend some time with your loved ones, and send some positive energy to those in need.
Thanksgiving ain't just about food and football!
Will Smith, Facebook status
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 think that there's a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have.
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
The keys to life are running and reading. When you're running, there's a little person that
talks to you and says, "Oh, I'm tired. My lung's about to pop. I'm so hurt. There's no way I
can possibly continue." You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you're
running you will know how to not quit when things get hard in your life. For reading: there
have been gazillions of people that have lived before all of us. There's no new problem you
could have - with your parents, with school, with a bully. There's no new problem that
someone hasn't already had and written about it in a book.
We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do
The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.
It's great to be black in Hollywood. When a black actor does something, it seems new and
different just by virtue of the fact that he's black.
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a
product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever
exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice.
Will Smith, After Earth
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with
the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you
must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must
drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
The first step before anybody else in the world believes it is you have to believe it.
Everybody needs a partner to stand right by their side.
The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with
the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make
anybody believe that he has it.