100 Quotes by Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, often referred to as "The Rock," has seamlessly transitioned from a highly successful professional wrestling career to becoming one of the most recognizable and bankable actors in Hollywood. Johnson's charisma, undeniable work ethic, and larger-than-life presence have earned him leading roles in blockbuster films.

From action-packed franchises like "Fast & Furious" to family-friendly comedies like "Jumanji," he showcases his versatility and ability to connect with diverse audiences. Beyond his acting prowess, Johnson is admired for his positive attitude, philanthropy, and motivational messages, which he shares through his social media platforms. His journey from wrestling stardom to Hollywood icon serves as an inspiring example of reinvention and the power of perseverance.

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Dwayne Johnson Quotes

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

When you walk up to opportunities door, don't knock it. Kick that B*tch in, smile and introduce yourself

BLOOD, SWEAT & RESPECT. First two you GIVE. Last one you EARN.

Grind Hard, Shine Hard.

I've learned over the years that when it comes to success, consistency is key. Consistent hard work that we may not like doing today, but for a payoff we'll love tomorrow. Earn it. Enjoy it.

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

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.

There is no substitute for hardwork. Always be humble and hungry.

Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet

You will go one on one with the Great One!

We do today what they won't, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can't.

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

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

I liked his ability to deal with a lot of the negativity that surrounded him. Even though he was in a world that he didn't want to be in, he still saw the bigger picture.

Success isn't overnight. It's when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.

Always asked, 'Whats the key to success?' The key is, there is no key. Be humble, hungry and always be the hardest worker in the room.

The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can't jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.

I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.

One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment.

Being a true bad ass has no weight or gender requirement - just 100% commitment to greatness.

Once you believe in who you are and who you were born to be, it can be very powerful.

To some its Hump Day. To us, it's Wednesday's getting its ass kicked and Thursday just asked Friday to switch places.

Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.

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Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you're at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.

The Aloha spirit is something that is very special and very meaningful to us and our Polynesian culture. Those of you who have had the opportunity to visit Hawaii, or any of the Polynesian islands, know that it's a very special thing. It's an intangible, and when you get off the plane and have your feet on the ground there, it energetically takes you to a different place.

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

You don't need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!

With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.

Success at anything will always come down to this: focus & effort. And we control both.

I'm gonna stick your head so far up your *ss your gonna have to cut holes in your nipples to see!

The money is of no concern to me, whatsoever. I started out with nothing.

If you've ever been hungry, you can never be full.

When I train, I'm peeled away. I'm at my rawest state. Generally there's spit coming out my mouth, sweat pouring out my body and every once in awhile I may have just finished throwing up. Those are pretty good indications that it's not time to talk and you should just pass me by.

Shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and stick it straight up your candy ass!

Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures - I take that into life.

Sometimes when we get our ass kicked and we're down, sometimes we stay down, and sometimes we get depressed and sometimes we don't know how to handle it, and sometimes we don't know what's going on, and sometimes we feel like it's not worth going on.

It doesn't matter what your name is!

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.

I love driving the cool cars, but there is nothing like driving a pickup truck.

It doesn't matter what you think!

It's easy to be a bad ass, it's easy to act like a bad ass, easy to act like a tough guy, it's easy to be a diva, and it's easy to be self absorbed. The list goes on and on but to me, I always just find it more important to be nice and kind.

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.

If you check your ego at the door when it comes to comedy, you've got a pretty good shot at making a great movie that you can commit yourself to, you can jump off the proverbial cliff with, and have a great time, and the audiences respond to that.

Those who are truly brave, shall never live in fear.

The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody - like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger - and I thought, 'That can be me.' So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn't realize back then that I was having a defining moment.

In life we get an opportunity to do some cool things, and some things that are fun and that we like doing.

Take your ass to the corner of Know Your Role Boulevard and Jabroni Drive.

My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.

If you've ever been hungry then you'll never be full and I know what it's like to be hungry. When I was 13, I realized I could control my destiny through hard work. I had my hands and I was going to work my ass off, I was going to initiate and create some sort of change in my life.

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.

Getting back into the action genre is like going back home. It's great.

There's so much noise that's happening in our world, but the little voice that you've always got to listen to is your gut and your intuition, and you can do things and go beyond boundaries, if you to trust that gut and instinct.

I want to be a man who is truthful and who won't let pride get in the way of my ripping myself open to my partner and saying, 'Here I am. This is me.' I feel there's something powerful when a man reaches a point in his life when he can be completely vulnerable.

Yeah, arrest that man on the crime of having 8 Chicken McNuggets stuck up his arse.

I think that always makes it fun, trying to create a heroic character and putting your own twist on it and injecting your own personality into it.

Why do you ask The Rock stupid questions? Why are you an ugly hermaphrodite? Nobody knows, Kevin Kelly.

In business, you take a swing and you hope that you hit a home run, but sometimes you strike out. Strikeouts and failures are important. Being down, getting punched in the gut every once in a while by life and coming back up, that's accomplishment.

Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me.

It's nice to be important but it's even more important to be nice. I grew up in a world where there were a lot of big physical guys...and woman so it's always important to be nice to me.

I remember crying my eyes out when I watched the end of the Lion King

You wanna do this...you wanna go right now...do you want to, GO?...then go get The Rock a bologna sandwich because this doesn't concern you.

If you are halfway smart, and you could really listen to the audience, you could really learn a lot.

How dare you little jabroni come onto The Rock shows Smackdown and run your mouth about how your the game, well The Rock says, if you are the game then you quite frankly you need to go back to the drawing board cause your game absolutely sucks!

I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.

There was a time in my life when opportunities were so few and far between they were like little cracks in the wall, and if one opportunity came my way, I would scratch and claw and bite and I would do anything I could to make sure that I grabbed that opportunity by the throat and I did not let it go.

When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.

Making movies has not only been an incredibly collaborative process but there's three big parts: pre-production, shooting itself and then post-production, which leads into marketing. And if you're passionate about the movie and you believe in it, and it would make sense that you are having done it, then you want to get out and promote it. It makes it a lot easier when the film is good and people are enjoying it.

The Rock has just one thing to say to you: poontang your ass on out of here!

I love making people laugh and feel good, and that's awesome and special for me to be able to do that, but there really is nothing like kicking ass whether it's on a major scale, or whether it's in more of a dramatic fashion. Being physical and taking care of business the old-fashioned way is something that I love doing.

I've always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.

The fact of the matter is this: Austin can take his ball, and go home. But as far as The Rock is concerned, as far as I'm concerned, this is home.

You can't see me'? What are you playing? Peekaboo?

You've got to keep your finger on the pulse of what your audience is thinking and know what they'll accept from you.

As an actor, you can have your own backstory and prepare all the details that you need to know for your character.

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.

Right now the best way that I can impact the world is through entertainment. One day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics. The great news is that I am American, therefore I can become President. But don't forget: I am G.I. Joe.

The whole idea is just to continue to make movies that I enjoy playing and that audiences are going to enjoy me in... just to put out quality on a lot of different levels.

When I was a kid, I was a combination of Elvis, Richard Pryor, and Harrison Ford from Indiana Jones. I didn't know the value of being able to make someone happy. What kid really understands that? It wasn't until I got into professional wrestling that I felt like, "Oh, it's not only incredibly gratifying to achieve something but also to make people happy".

The only thing strong about the French Army is their damn body odor.

The one thing I couldn't identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on.

The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment today.

I believe I'm not in the press, just in terms of being photographed and paparazzi all the time, or looking for that sensationalistic type of side or anything like that, so I keep things very quiet.

I look for characters that are fun and that I'm going to have fun playing. By the way, that's whether it's drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, family movies or action-comedy. I just always want to have fun doing it. That's the bottom line.

The challenges that I face today are the same challenges we all face. Trying to balance your life between work, family, loved ones, your husband, your wife - boyfriend or girlfriend. If you have kids - balancing that, balancing your work with the time you spend with your kids. The idea of wanting to be a good parent and then the motivation to be a great parent. Whether you're black, white, any color. Rich, poor, regardless of religion, cousins of culture, we go through those. We have the same challenges.

I'm a long way from being evicted [at the age of 14], but I'll never forget it. I'll never forget the feeling. I'll never forget my mom crying and I'll never forget the thought I had: 'Well the only thing I can do is just go build my body,' because the men who were successful that I knew of - Stallone, Arnold, Bruce Willis - they were men of action.

I think there are a number of things that you can do to encourage your kids' dreams but I do believe in speaking by experience of having a lot of help along the way, stumbling in the past. We've all stumbled and we certainly all deserve to get up and walk again.

I think the most important thing is authenticity, just being as real as I can be. But also flexible and open to change and other ideas and thought processes. Back when you and I last talked, I was at a turning point in my life, and I was having a tough time. I was hiding it, but I had a really hard time just being me. So now it's important that I'm just me.

Let The Rock understand this, he beats your ass in cage match last week and now your the number 1 contender? Well The Rock knows exactly why that is; you've got a three foot nose you turn it sideways and stick it straight up Vince's ass!

You like to live life without regret but that’s what the good Lord intended for me – that’s just the way it was. My goal was to make it in the NFL, I played with a lot of great players in college who went on to have illustrious, incredible careers and in the end it just didn’t happen for me. I failed at that.

Creating things I think, especially as an actor - wanting to bring to the table things that have never been done before, but also making sure they're of high quality and not having a fear.

It's what I've learned over the years that has pushed me beyond limits.

Our reputations precedes us. If I know someone is not nice, not kind, an asshole - I generally don't want to work with them.

If you're going to make a comedy and if your sole interest is in making people laugh and feel good and entertaining them, then you check your ego at the door.

Great success breeds a lot of things, including sequels.

I tell you, the arts - and especially ballet - the discipline is extraordinary. I was extremely impressed.

It's important for everybody to creatively honor him in the best way that we possibly can.

Sometimes if you just take the time to really pay attention and break it down, you can figure out what caused it. And from there, generally, I can pull myself up out of it. And if I can't, that's where the support group comes in.

As you step every day and we're going to see challenges, we going to see failures, we should certainly learn from the failures and be gracious with our successes too as well.

Social media, to me, is like a marriage. You have to foster it and take care of it and commit to it. And you have to understand your partner.

Why being involved in social media has had such a tremendous impact on me, is deeply connecting me with fans in ways that I never had before. I was connected with fans and I always appreciated the relationship I had with fans, but, through social media, it allowed a deeper connection.

In my entire career, I've never cried, consistently, through a movie, ever.

The philosophy has always been pretty clean and straightforward, which is that if I see something that I like and I can see it's value to the audience and it's value to me then I'm going to take my shot at it regardless at the genre.

Well, The Rock says this, you should be concerned with fixing yourself a nice, tall glass of shut-up juice!

Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.

My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining.

Well, I might take a plane, I might take a train. How do you people live here? You must be insane. I'm leaving Sacramento. Sacramento, I won't stay. But I'll be sure to come back when the Lakers beat the Kings in May.

How families deal with loss, everyone has their own process.

Actors have a platform, especially during awards season. Which I respect. Everyone should speak out. Here's the thing: When it comes to using the platform, I'm a firm believer that when there's something that needs to be said, I'll say it.

If I like it, if I think the character is going to be fun, if I think the story is good and if it appeals to me, then I want to do it.

I'm more patriotic than I am political - I appreciate politics but I'm not quite too sure if that's a road I'm willing to go down.

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

William Regal, what does besmirched mean?

The fans of our industry are extremely savvy. At the end of the day, they understand the business is a work. It's entertainment, nothing more.

― Dwayne Johnson Quotes

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