Racism is not getting worse, it’s getting filmed.
– Will Smith
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.
The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.
A rapper is about being completely true to yourself. Being an actor is about changing who you are.
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.
If you’re not willing to work hard, let someone else do it. I’d rather be with someone who does a horrible job, but gives 110% than with someone who does a good job and gives 60%.
When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.
It’s quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can’t imagine what else I could do beyond this. It’s really a bittersweet kind of feeling.
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.
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 would have absolutely messed up ‘The Matrix’.
I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
As a child, I watched ‘Dallas’ and that was my vision for my life for as long as I could remember.
I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.
The first step is you have to say that you can.
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.
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 want the world to be better because I was here.
You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.
Life is lived on the edge.
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.
And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.
I had a hit single on the radio for 30 days before I graduated from high school.
So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.
We all want to be in love and find that person who is going to love us no matter how our feet smell, no matter how angry we get one day, no matter the things we say that we don’t mean.