Will Smith quotes

  • Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice.
    -- Will Smith

    #Real #Choices #Danger

  • Being famous is such a gift for me because small things make people's lives brighter. You just shake somebody's hand. You just smile and write your name and people will talk about it for the rest of their lives.
    -- Will Smith

    #Writing #Hands #Names

  • 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.
    -- Will Smith

    #Forgiveness #Hater #Bullying

  • Human beings are not creatures of logic; we are creatures of emotion. And we do not care what's true. We care how it feels.
    -- Will Smith

    #Care #Logic #Emotion

  • If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form
    -- Will Smith

    #Gay #Support #Shapes

  • One of my teachers used to call me Prince, because I always had a way of charming myself in and out of different situations.
    -- Will Smith

    #Teacher #Way #Different

  • If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.
    -- Will Smith

    #Trust #Struggle #My Struggle

  • You can't break poor people mentality. Once you grow up poor, you don't take anything for granted. It can have the negative side also because you can never truly be relaxed.
    -- Will Smith

    #Growing Up #People #Negative

  • Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Positivity #People

  • So to really be able to dive into what does it mean to be broken by an experience, and I developed it just through research and talking and understanding the truth of what it means to lose everything.
    -- Will Smith

    #Mean #Talking #Broken

  • Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.
    -- Will Smith

    #Skills #Crafts #Talent

  • Coming from sitcom television and coming from music you burn up every single second. You don't leave anything there. You burn it up and you pass out when you walk off stage, so I took that concept into acting.
    -- Will Smith

    #Acting #Television #Stage

  • 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.
    -- Will Smith

    #Men #Feet #Needs

  • What people are perceiving will dictate what their life and ultimately what your interaction is.
    -- Will Smith

    #People #Interaction

  • The greatest dreams are always unrealistic.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Dream

  • Something hurts, lean in. You just lean into that point until it loses its power over you. There's a certain amount of suffering that you have to be willing to sustain if you want to have a good life. And the real trick is to be able to sustain it with your heart open and still be loving.
    -- Will Smith

    #Hurt #Good Life #Real

  • Tons of women would love to have sex with me. I hate the image of black men as promiscuous and unable to control themselves sexually. I don't like that image.
    -- Will Smith

    #Sex #Hate #Men

  • I want to take care of people. I want to help people. The maximum joy that I have is when I can create something that makes someone else's life lighter, brighter, or better.
    -- Will Smith

    #People #Joy #Care

  • Summer, summer, summertime time to sit back and unwind.
    -- Will Smith

    #Summer #Summertime #Unwind

  • I think my general disposition on life is finding what's funny about it. When something happens, the first thing in my mind is, "What's funny about it?"
    -- Will Smith

    #Thinking #Mind #Firsts

  • Haters are the people who will broadcast your failures and whisper your success.
    -- Will Smith

    #People

  • I have fun. I enjoy my life. And I was hardwired for a deep connection between service, God, and happiness. You kind of need all of those things to be in play for one to have the others.
    -- Will Smith

    #Fun #Play #Deep Connections

  • You might be [outshining me in many ways]. But if we get on a treadmill, there are two things: you're getting off first or I'm going to die. It's that simple, right?
    -- Will Smith

    #Life Changing #Simple #Two

  • I honestly believe that if I decided to be the president of the United States, I could do it. That might sound foolish to some. But in my mind, if Ronald Reagan can become president, why not Will Smith?
    -- Will Smith

    #Attitude #Believe #Mind

  • I've trained myself to illuminate the things in my personality that are likable and to hide and protect the things that are less likeable.
    -- Will Smith

    #Personality #Protect #Likeable

  • You can’t win enough, you can’t have enough money, you can’t succeed enough. There is not enough. The only thing that will ever satiate that existential thirst is love. And I just remember that day I made the shift from wanting to be a winner to wanting to have the most powerful, deep, and beautiful relationships I could possibly have.
    -- Will Smith

    #Beautiful #Powerful #Winning

  • When you find things that are tried and true for millennia, you can bet that it's going to happen tomorrow.
    -- Will Smith

    #Tomorrow

  • Whatever you have is gonna die and you are gonna have to rebirth something new. You have to be willing to ride the waves.
    -- Will Smith

    #Wave #Rebirth #Something New

  • For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships - the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we're really trying to accomplish. We are trying to put great things into the world, we're trying to have fun, and we're trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love.
    -- Will Smith

    #Fun #Home #Trying

  • There’s nothing you’ve ever been successful at that you didn’t work on every day.
    -- Will Smith

    #Successful

  • Our whole dream for our home was for it to be an artist's haven. So there are paint supplies; there's a piano with a microphone and a recorder right there to capture things right in the second. There's editing equipment. There are cameras. I think the only thing in our house that people would be surprised by is the efficiency.
    -- Will Smith

    #Dream #Home #Thinking

  • Whatever your dream is, every extra penny you have needs to be going to that.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • I've always been attracted to characters with insurmountable odds and obstacles, because innately, however inarticulately I've always believed that my dreams and my desires can command and bend time and space to be the things that I want them to be.
    -- Will Smith

    #Dream #Character #Space

  • You can cry, ain't no shame in it.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • I've always been a jokester. The things I got in trouble for, when I was little, was always about making a joke or setting up a prank or being silly when I should be paying attention.
    -- Will Smith

    #Silly #Littles #Attention

  • I'm motivated by fear...a fear of fear. I hate being afraid to do something.
    -- Will Smith

    #Hate #I Hate #Motivated

  • When you're talking to a person, it only matters what they are perceiving. You only need them to perceive you as a loving husband. You don't necessarily need to be one. That's always a good road, if you actually are one. But what people are perceiving will dictate what their life is, and ultimately what your interaction is.
    -- Will Smith

    #Husband #Talking #People

  • You’ll never achieve 100 percent if 99 percent is okay.
    -- Will Smith

    #Achieve #Okay

  • Marvin Gaye said there's a song inside of me and I can't get it out. And I know it's in there, and I can feel that it's in there, and I can't get it out. There's so much that I want to say, and I haven't been able to figure out how to say it in my art. I can only say it in ham-fisted, clumsy, nonpoetic ways, and I'm trying to figure out how to talk about life and talk about love and talk about pain and trials and tribulation in an artistic form.
    -- Will Smith

    #Song #Art #Pain

  • Marriage is the hardest thing you will ever do. The secret is removing divorce as an option. Anybody who gives themselves that option will get a divorce.
    -- Will Smith

    #Marriage #Divorce #Giving

  • I always thought there was some place I was going, that there was some success or some achievement or some box-office number that was going to fill the hole. And what I realize is that life is a hole. It's a process of continually trying to find and reinvent myself.
    -- Will Smith

    #Numbers #Office #Achievement

  • Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. some people are better at hiding it than others.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Honesty #Pain

  • I'm the type of person who is always going to be somewhat dissatisfied with myself. I'm never going to be smart enough. I'm never going to be a good enough father and husband. I'm never going to be a good enough actor for myself. I just never will be, and I have to get comfortable with waking up every day and trying to move some little increment closer to the person I have always dreamed of being. This is the journey.
    -- Will Smith

    #Husband #Smart #Father

  • Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity
    -- Will Smith

    #Being Real #Path #Mediocrity

  • The quality of your life was determined by the quality of your service. I'm attracted to characters who have a higher calling, who want to serve in ways where you get beyond the comfortable service and you get into the space of the sacrificial. And I really am attracted to characters who just want to do things that brighten the world. That probably is the central aspect of my personality.
    -- Will Smith

    #Character #Space #Personality

  • You don’t try to build a wall, you don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there… You say ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.’ And you do that every single day and soon you have a wall.
    -- Will Smith

    #Wall #Trying #Bricks

  • I love creating music and television and film. I love the hustle, I love the grind, I love working sixteen- and eighteen-hour days and waking up at four the next morning and going to the gym. I love that.
    -- Will Smith

    #Morning #Creating #Hustle

  • We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspiration #People #Care

  • Before 2010, I had a vision. I saw a family in my mind that I wanted to have. And I was pushing and driving hard for my picture, and then I realized everyone has their own journey. I have to support what they want to do. I have to support the vision that they have for themselves, not my vision. That was excruciating for me.
    -- Will Smith

    #Journey #Support #Mind

  • The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school. Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests - not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life.
    -- Will Smith

    #School #Tests #Facts

  • There's a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have.  You have to believe that something different than what has happened for the last 50 million years of history - you have to believe that something different can happen.
    -- Will Smith

    #Believe #Successful #Years

  • Anything can go away. There's no such thing as safety and security. You can do things that give you the illusion of safety and security, but there's really no such thing.
    -- Will Smith

    #Safety #Giving #Going Away

  • 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.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Dream #Skills

  • It's been rough for me trying to find my position in the struggle and where my voice is needed and helpful. You know, I grew up in Philadelphia, and Philadelphia has a really rough police-brutality history. I grew up in a neighborhood where it was very clear that the police were "them" and we were "us".
    -- Will Smith

    #Struggle #Voice #Philadelphia

  • Don't chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people - the ones who really belong in your life - will come to you. And Stay.
    -- Will Smith

    #Life #Being Yourself #Communication

  • I like to look good, but I like my body to function well more than anything. For me, it's as spiritual and intellectual as it is physical. And emotional. I enjoy pushing myself.
    -- Will Smith

    #Spiritual #Emotional #Intellectual

  • I want the world to be better because I was here. 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 are wasting your time.
    -- Will Smith

    #Mean #Happy Life #Want

  • There is nothing like having to change your physical form to put you in contact with every weak part of yourself, to train yourself in discipline. Put somebody on a treadmill and I'll tell you how good they are at any other thing they do in life.
    -- Will Smith

    #Discipline #Weak #Form

  • There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening. Make a choice. Just decide what it’s gonna be, who you’re gonna be, how you are going to do it. Just decide. And from that point, the universe will get out of your way.
    -- Will Smith

    #Choices #Feelings #Way

  • I read a Bruce Lee quote that shifted how I'm trying to live my life right now. He said, "Some targets are only meant to be aimed at." Right? And I took that to mean a shift for myself from goal orientation to path orientation.
    -- Will Smith

    #Mean #Goal #Trying

  • The person that works the hardest wins.
    -- Will Smith

    #Giving Up #Winning

  • I'm profoundly changed. There's a bittersweet emotion that I feel from playing this role. . . . I want the world to be different because I was here. However lofty or crazy or delusional that may sound, I want people's lives to be better because I was here.
    -- Will Smith

    #Crazy #Famous Inspirational #People

  • 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

    #Uplifting #Real #Imagination

  • Don't let failure go to your heart, and don't let success go to your head.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspiring #Failure #Heart

  • 10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.
    -- Will Smith

    #Hate #Giving #Promise

  • Greatness is not this, wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. You know? 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. It's that simple.
    -- Will Smith

    #Believe #Simple #Greatness

  • Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side. Not only down for the good times. But also down through the bad times.
    -- Will Smith

    #Love #Sides #Needs

  • If we each get on a treadmill right now, one of two things is going to happen... either you're going to get off first or I am going to die. Period.
    -- Will Smith

    #Two #Work Out #Firsts

  • There's no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.
    -- Will Smith

    #Reason #Plan B #Plans

  • 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.
    -- Will Smith

    #Heart #Trying #Looks

  • I'd rather live my life knowing that I'm not perfect than spend my whole life pretending to be.
    -- Will Smith

    #Life #Knowing #Perfect

  • Our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, our ideas, are physical in the universe.
    -- Will Smith

    #Dream #Ideas #Feelings

  • I don't want to be an icon. I want to be an idea. I want to represent possibilities.
    -- Will Smith

    #Icons #Ideas #Want

  • 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 as newsworthy?
    -- Will Smith

    #Fathers Day #Dad #Kids

  • When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.
    -- Will Smith

    #Growing Up #Father #Refrigerators

  • And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy's sleeping? I'm working.
    -- Will Smith

    #Sleep #Bad Ass #Work Ethic

  • I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.
    -- Will Smith

    #Morning #Believe #Yesterday

  • I want the world to be better because I was here.
    -- Will Smith

    #Motivational #Want #World

  • Your words and thoughts have physical power.
    -- Will Smith

  • When you create art, the world has to wait.
    -- Will Smith

    #Art #Waiting #World

  • A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.
    -- Will Smith

    #Rapper #Actors #True To Yourself

  • As a child, I watched 'Dallas' and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.
    -- Will Smith

    #Children #Long #Vision

  • Your life will become better by making other lives better.
    -- Will Smith

    #Growth

  • Boys laugh at what they put girls through - but they won't be laughing when - they're wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.
    -- Will Smith

    #Girl #Daughter #Boys

  • 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.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Lying #Arms

  • Don’t compare yourself to others. That’s when you start to lose confidence in yourself.
    -- Will Smith

    #Compare #Confidence In Yourself

  • The central idea of love is not even a relationship commitment, the first thing is a personal commitment to be the best version of yourself with or without that person that you're with. You have to every single day-mind, body, and spirit-wake up with a commitment to be better.
    -- Will Smith

    #Relationship #Commitment #Love Is

  • I had a hit single on the radio for 30 days before I graduated from high school.
    -- Will Smith

    #School #High School #Radio

  • The first step is you have to say that you can.
    -- Will Smith

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Powerful

  • Greatness exists in all of us.
    -- Will Smith

    #Greatness

  • For me, there is nothing more valuable than how people feel in a movie theater about a movie.
    -- Will Smith

    #People #Theater #Valuable

  • Life is lived on the edge.
    -- Will Smith

    #Life #Motivational #Life Is Short

  • The separation of talent and skill is one of the largest misconceptions in modern society. Talent is something you born with, but skill can only be attained through Hours and Hours of hard work perfecting your talent as a craft. Which is why Talent will fail you without skill.
    -- Will Smith

    #Commitment #Hard Work #Skills

  • The guy who's willing to hustle the most is gonna be the guy that just gets that loose ball.
    -- Will Smith

    #Guy #Hustle #Balls

  • Make a choice of what you want, who you want to be and how you're going to do it. The universe will get out of your way.
    -- Will Smith

    #Choices #Want #Way

  • Sometimes you have to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what's coming next.
    -- Will Smith

    #Cancer #Appreciate #Looks

  • I want to represent the idea that you really can make what you want I believe I can create whatever I want to create.
    -- Will Smith

    #Believe #Ideas #Want

  • The road to success is through commitment.
    -- Will Smith

    #Commitment #Road To Success

  • Love is the ultimate theme, but it's not just for women.
    -- Will Smith

    #Love Is #Theme #Ultimate

  • There is no pain worse than not achieving a dream when it is your fault. If God did not want you to have it, that is one thing. But if you do not get what you desire because you are lazy, there is no pain worse than that.
    -- Will Smith

    #Dream #Pain #Lazy