90 Inspirational Will Smith Quotes About Love, Life and Success

Will Smith is one of the most influential actors in Hollywood today. He has achieved success in both acting and media, and his work has helped to shape the way we view the world. Smith has been quoted extensively throughout his career, and his words have had a large impact on humanity. His 90 most influential quotes can be found here.

Top 15 Will Smith Quotes about Love

“Love is the ultimate theme, but it’s not just for women.”

“Love will make you do crazy things”

“Everybody need a partner to stand right by their side. Not only down for the good times. But also down through the bad times.”

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Because that is 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.”

“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.”

“When you’re 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.”

“You cannot make a person happy. You can make a person smile, feel good and laugh. However, whether a person is happy or not is deeply and utterly and totally out of your control.”

“Her happiness was her responsibility and my happiness was my responsibility and we decided that we were going to find our individual internal, private joy and then we were going to present ourselves to the relationship and to each other, already happy. Not coming to each other, begging without empty cups out demanding that she fill my cups and demanding that she meet my needs. It’s unfair and it’s kind of unrealistic and can be destructive to place the responsibility for your happiness on anybody other than yourself.”

“Our perspective is, you don’t avoid what’s natural and you’re going to be attracted to people. And if it came down to it, then one would say to the other: ‘Look, I need to have sex with somebody. Now, I’m not going to if you don’t approve of it.’… In our marriage vows, we didn’t say ‘forsaking all others.’ We said, ‘you will never hear I did something afterwards.’ Because if that happens the relationship is destroyed.”

“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.”

“The women who don’t seek attention are usually the women you need to be giving your attention to.”

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes about Life

“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.” 

“Your life will become better by making other lives better.”

“I believe that self-discipline is the definition of self-love.”

“The concept of improving lives runs through the center of everything I do.  And then I realized the way to improve lives is to continually improve yourself.”

“99% of people are not willing to do what it takes to make their dreams come true.”

“The road to sustained happiness is through discipling your behavior.”

“The center of bringing any dream into fruition, is self-discipline.”

“Because that is 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.”

“The most important life lessons are not learned in school”

“The first step before anybody else believes it, is you have to believe it.”

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes on Success

“The first step is you have to say you can.” 

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Self-discipline is the center of all material success.  You can’t win the war against the world if you can’t win the war against your own mind.”

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.”

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

Top 5 Will Smith Quotes about Relationships

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

“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.”

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.

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.

“When you look around at the six people that you spend the most time with, that’s who you are. I think that in making those decisions in who you are going to be married to, who your friends are going to be, those are really huge, critical, life decisions. Who gets to talk to you everyday, is almost like the food that you eat. It is a very huge critical situation to choose who the people are that you are spending your life with, spending your time with and who you are choosing to give your love and everything to.”

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes from Movies

“You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good.”

Agent Jay ( Men in Black)

“Every moment in life is a learning experience. Or what good is it, right?”

Paul ( Six Degrees of Separation)

“You’d be surprised how a nice pair of edible panties can make you feel sexy.”

Robert Clayton Dean ( Enemy of the State)

“I hear you lost your swing. I guess we got to go find it.”

Bagger Vance ( The Legend of Bagger Vance)

“I really don’t think they flew 90 billion light years to start a fight and get all rowdy.”

Captain Steven Hiller ( Independence Day )

“Y’all drive slow enough to drive Miss Daisy.”

Mike Lowrey ( Bad Boys)

“Gordon, when you tell this story to your grandkids, you be sure to leave this part out.”

James West ( Wild Wild West)

“Unlimited technology from the whole universe, and we cruise ’round in a Ford P.O.S.”

Agent Jay ( Men in Black)

“That’s what I call a close encounter.”

Captain Steven Hiller ( Independence Day)

“I’m the first man in the door and the last man to leave.”

Mike Lowery ( Bad Boys)

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes from Pursuit of Happiness

“It’s okay to fail; it’s not okay to quit.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“Claim ownership of your dreams.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“Always, always pursue happiness.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“Strong people stand up for themselves. Stronger people stand up for others.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

“Walk that walk and go forward all the time. Don’t just talk that talk, walk it and go forward. Also, the walk didn’t have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward.”

Chris Gardner (The Pursuit Of Happyness)

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes about Fear

“If there was one concept that I would suggest to people to take a daily confrontation with it’s fear.”

“God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror.”

“The problem with fear is that it lies.”

“The daily confrontation with fear has become a real practice for me.”

“I’m motivated by fear. I hate being scared to do something. And I think what developed in my early days was the attitude that I started attacking things that I was scared of.”

“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. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real, but fear is a choice.”

“You have to break the thing inside of you that doesn’t want people to see, because as soon as you allow people to see all of a sudden you get access to things that you didn’t realise you had access to.”

“On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life.”

“The point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear.”

“I am deeply motivated by fear.”

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes from Hitch

“No woman wakes up saying, ‘God, I hope I don’t get swept off my feet today!”


“A woman who doesn’t want to kiss takes her keys out, puts them in the door, goes in the house. A woman that wants to kiss, she fiddles.”

Will Smith (Hitch)

“Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.”

Will Smith (Hitch)

“Basic principals. There are none.”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“Sixty percent of all human communication is nonverbal, body language; thirty percent is your tone. So that means that ninety percent of what you’re saying ain’t coming out of your mouth. Of course she’s going to lie to you! She’s a nice person. She doesn’t want to hurt your feelings. What else she going to say? She doesn’t even know you… yet. Luckily, the fact is that just like the rest of us, even a beautiful woman doesn’t know what she wants until she sees it.”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“No matter what, no matter who, no matter when, any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom.”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“See what I’m doing? All right? This is a signal, okay? I’m fiddling with my keys, all right? A woman who doesn’t want to kiss takes her keys out, puts them in the door, goes in the house. A woman that wants to kiss, she fiddles.”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“Like I always tell my clients – begin each day as if it were on purpose.”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“No, I said come ninety and then I’ll come ten! You don’t go the whole hundred! My mouth was open, Albert! You overeager son-of-a… blech!”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

“Does it ever occur to women that maybe a guy might like to have a plan, you know, because he’s nervous? He’s not sure that he could just walk up to you and you’d respond if he said “I like you.” “I like you.” “I like you!”

Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Hitch)

Top 10 Will Smith Quotes Fresh Prince

“That’s how I felt when I came to Bel-Air, like everybody had two skates and I was trying to keep up with one….Thanks for my other skate, Uncle Phil.”

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“Girl, the way you looking so good, I wish just I could plant you and grow a whole field of ya’ll.”

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“Girl, yo feet must be tired cause you’ve been running through my mind all day!” 

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“Hey girl, I’d marry your brother just to be in your family.”

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“Carlton, never bring a sandwich to a buffet.”

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“Girl, you look so good, I would marry your brother just to get in your family.”

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“Girl, if God created anything less beautiful than you, I hope He kept it for Himself.”

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“Oh my god, Carlton! What’s that hideous thing growing out of your neck? Ah, never mind. It’s just your head.”

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“Girl, don’t hate me ’cause I’m beautiful.”

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“I’m sleeping with the presidents. That must be how Marilyn Monroe felt.”

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Smith has been quoted on a variety of different topics, from his work at Nike to his personal life. His motivational quotes will help you succeed in whatever you set out to do. If you have time, try to read through these quotes on your own and meditate on them.  This may help you be more successful in whatever you set out to do.

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