Will Smith Quotes On Life, Fear And Perspective

It’s often said that one should taste new things to get to know about his/her passion. This thing holds true for this greatest superstar of America Mr. WILL SMITH who is always open to new challenges and work against them to achieve his goals.

Willard “Will” Carroll Smith Jr. popularly known as “Will Smith” was born on September 25, 1968 in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania  to Caroline and Willard Carroll Smith.

“Will Smith” is  an American actor and rapper. Smith and his brother Harry owned Treyball Development Inc. a Beverly Hills-based company named after Trey. In 2018, Smith celebrated his 50th birthday by performing a bungee jump from a helicopter in the Grand Canyon. Smith was insured by Lloyd’s of London for $200 million for the jump which raised money for the charity Global Citizen.

Career

Smith started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes as turntablist and producer. They both felt strong chemistry. Soon they both joined forces. Smith enlisted a friend to join as the beat-boxer of the group, Clarence Holmes (Ready Rock C), making them a trio.

Smith spent money freely around 1988 and 1989 and underpaid his income taxes. The Internal Revenue Service eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax debt against Smith, took many of his possessions, and garnished his income. Smith was struggling financially in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him. The show was successful and began his acting career. Smith set for himself the goal of becoming “the biggest movie star in the world”, studying box office successes‘ common characteristics.

Will Smith Quotes On Life, Fear And Perspective

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


Dream Building Life Building is an Athletic Event.” – Will Smith


“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.”  – Will Smith


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

Will Smith Quotes

“Greatness exists in all of us.” – Will Smith


“The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.” – Will Smith


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


“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

Will Smith Quotes

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


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


“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.” – Will Smith


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

Will Smith Quotes

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


“I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.” – Will Smith


“In black neighborhoods, everybody appreciated comedy about real life. In the white community, fantasy was funnier. I started looking for the jokes that were equally hilarious across the board, for totally different reasons.” – Will Smith


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

Will Smith Quotes

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


“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.” – Will Smith


“Life is lived on the edge.” – Will Smith


“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.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“When I was growing up, I installed refrigerators in supermarkets. My father was an electrical engineer.” – Will Smith


“I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.” – Will Smith


“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


“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 every been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid.’ You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

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


“Boys laugh at what they put girls through but they don’t be laughing when they’re wiping tears off their daughters face for the same reason.” – Will Smith


“I want the world to be better because I was here.” – Will Smith


“I’m a student of world religion, so to me, it’s hugely important to have knowledge and to understand what people are doing.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

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


“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.” – Will Smith


“So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.” – Will Smith


“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

Will Smith Quotes

“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


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


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


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

Will Smith Quotes

“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 your. And stay.”  – Will Smith


“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is, I am 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 the treadmill together, there’s two things. You are getting off first. Or I am going to die. It’s that simple.”  – Will Smith


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


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

Will Smith Quotes

“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


“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


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. – Will Smith


“When your wondering what to say, or how you look… just remember… she is already out with you. That means, she said yes, when she could’ve said no. That means she made a plan… when she could’ve just blown you off. So that means it is no longer you job to make her like you… It’s is your job NOT TO MESS IT UP.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“Because thats what people do… they leap and hope to God they can fly! Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock… wondering the whole way down…”why in the hell did I jump?” But here I am Sarah, falling. And there’s only one person that makes me feel like I can fly… That’s you.” – Will Smith


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


“Being realistic is the quickest path to mediocrity.”  – Will Smith


“So if you stay ready, You ain’t gotta get ready, and that is how I run my life.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

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


Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard.”  – Will Smith


“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.” – Will Smith


“I believe you need to be educated about what you want to do in life, but I don’t believe you actually need college to get you there.”  – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“Parents just don’t understand.”  – Will Smith


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


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

Will Smith Quotes

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


“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


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


“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“There are so many people who have lived and died before you. You will never have a new problem; you’re not going to ever have a new problem. Somebody wrote the answer down in a book somewhere.”  – Will Smith


“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


“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


“There’s two kinds of people in this world. There’s hammers and nails … You decide what to be ..” – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

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


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


“Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Will Smith


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

Will Smith Quotes

“10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise.” – Will Smith


“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%.” – Will Smith


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


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

Will Smith Quotes

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


“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.” – Will Smith


“There’s no point being in a relationship if you still have a single person mentality.” – Will Smith


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

Will Smith Quotes

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


“Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.”  – Will Smith


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


“FAIL EARLY FAIL OFTEN FAIL FORWARD”  – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.”  – Will Smith


“Never lie or cheat. But if you must cheat, cheat death and if you must lie, lie in the arms you love.”  – Will Smith


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


“There’s no reason to have a play “B” Because it distracts from Plan “A”.  – Will Smith

Will Smith Quotes

“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


“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.”  – Will Smith


“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 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.”  – Will Smith


“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.”  – Will Smith


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

Conclusion

So, as we come to an end we got to know that patience and perseverance is the only key for success. We all know the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare” it is too applicable on our life . If we go slow we go far, same rule applies to success. I hope you liked these amazing quotes by Will Smith, don’t forget to share it with your friends and dear ones.

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Gaurav Ramani is the founder of Quotes HUB. Gaurav has been exploring India from the last 2 years traveling to different places, exploring nature, new cultures and traditions. During his engineering days, he saw a lot of people being stressed-out because of their lives and the hatred in them for others being succeeding in their lives. So he thought why not to start inspiring people that "YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE" and nobody can replace you. His mission is simply to inspire people by the successful people around them and inspire others to live their dreams.