The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) Quotes

For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!


When I first came into acting, I had great opportunities to make a decent movie. I had a run there in 2005, ’06, ’07 – for a long time it was “Oh, he’s the best thing in the movie that’s not that good.” I started questioning: Did I make the right choice? Should I have stayed in wrestling a bit longer? And then budgets became lower and lower and the pay kind of stayed the same and there wasn’t a lot of growth.


I would just say that I could share what served me, which was trying to find the best material that I could possibly find and make it better. When other celebrities and sports stars, or people that are successful in another area, cross over into movies, they’re always encouraged to bring that same tenacity and that same relentless drive that you had to make it. You have to apply that to acting.


For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!


Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “awe s***.. they’re up”.


Success isn’t always about ‘greatness’. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.


For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to mince about was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of!


If something stands between you and your success – move it. Never be denied.


There is one man. He’s the reason we call ourselves Joes.


As your good friend, you need a new catchphrase.


There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.


All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.


You will go one on one with the Great One!


Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.


One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.


If something stands between you and your success – move it. Never be denied.


The goal with me, and the way I challenge myself as an actor, is to go from genre to genre. I like that. A lot of actors always challenge themselves. But for me the challenge lies not only in getting better, but going from drama to comedy to action or whatever the case may be, and having a wide array of movies in terms of my filmography.


The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.


What matters is performances, regardless of what the name is, whether it’s The Rock – which is my nickname and people call me that all the time – it’s no big deal. So, whether it’s The Rock or Dwayne Johnson, in terms of being recognised I just think that the goal is to be recognised as a good actor. I don’t put much thought or weight into the name, or the name change, or what it is, or what does it mean? It’s just a nickname.


Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.


My goal as an actor is to grow and try different things.


I’m very low-key. I don’t really blend in, so it’s difficult to go out in public. I like to do things that are kind of quiet, whether it’s a dinner at my house or a restaurant, or a movie night at home.

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