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Marlon Wayans Quotes

Marlon Lamont Wayans

Marlon Wayans quotes: serious suggestions from the funnyman.

“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on.”

“Dreams without the reality of the work is just unrealized dreams.  If you want something then work for it.  Never give up.”

“Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day.  You can only live your dream by working hard towards it.  That’s living your dream.”

“You decide what you want to do.  I don’t mind fighting when I really want something.”

“Nobody can stop you but you.  And shame on you if you’re the one who stops yourself.”

“You need to be lucky in life, but it’s also what you do with your luck.”

“I sacrifice every day.”

“Some struggle is healthy.  If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.”

“Start today by sweating out yesterday and gaining strength for tomorrow.”

“Start the day off right… on the toilet… sh*tting out yesterday’s bullsh*t getting ready to digest today.”

“Reality checks keep everything in perspective.  Embrace them, it’s the reality.”

“God is good if you are blessed with foresight.  To reflect within a moment and see the positivity through the negativity is your choice.”

“Rise above the clouds.  Do not fly your emotions through other people’s turbulence.  Be better, be bigger, be happy.  Hope to inspire others.”

“Don’t try to impress, just impress yourself.  Know your intention and know your objective.  And be fearless in your choices to get your objective and overcome the obstacles.”

“I stopped looking for approval of things I do a while ago.  I think in order to create your own identity, to stand apart and to grow as an artist, you have to live and die on your own sword.”

“You can’t control people’s actions but you always control your reactions to people.”

“You want a good life?  Get rid of bad people.  It’s amazing how quickly it changes.”

“I have no enemies, just people that ain’t my friend anymore.  I hate no one, but there’s muhf*ckas I don’t f*ck wit.  Don’t let hate infiltrate.”

“Sometimes when you’re too close to something or someone the best thing to do is back off and take a good look at it.  Probably ain’t all that.”

“Miserable people take misery everywhere they go.  Happy people take happy everywhere they go.  Who are you?  Don’t let misery f*ck with your happy.”

“Create your own role.  Create your own lane.  And take your destiny in your own hand.  Just do it.”

“Think of it like this: if you want to work, then you should write.  That’s the only way to think about it, so you always ensure you’re going to work.  You’re creating your vision.  So just write.  And the more you write, the better you get.”

“You forever learn, you forever grow, and you just get better over time.”

“I’ve got to do the work.  It all starts with the body.  Get that ready and everything else follows.”

“When you train, you can do anything.”

“Gotta stay in the gym, stay funny, stay sharp.  I just love working.”

“I want to be believable in anything I take on.”

“I was 12 years old when I had my first job—delivering packages.”

“I grew up in the projects.  You have no choice but to fight.  My jokes used to get me in fights.”

“I don’t want there to be this separation between the rich and poor.  I may be part of the three percent because I’ve been fortunate and done well for myself, but I will never forget about the 97 percent.  That was me growing up.  I was so poor I dreamt about being just ‘regular poor,’ not ‘poor, poor.'”

“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.  A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”

“I want to do literally everything.  I think I was gifted.”

“I think family is key, and if you have love for family, then you have love for others… and you have unity as a people.”

“I don’t think of myself as a comedian, but as an artist, a scientist and chemist who just happens to be funny.  I started doing stand-up to add another level to my game.  I feel that I’m a young rookie with a veteran’s skill.”

“I talk about myself.  I think it’s more healing to people because it’s much more personal.  So making myself laugh about things that are not so funny about my life, I enjoy that better—the therapy of it.”

“I can talk about my life in a way that is transparent and yet find the humor in it.  I’m just proud of my development and where I’m going.”

“Social media alerts the media, which then tells the message that everybody should be as sensitive about every topic, but that’s not true.  Comedians, we’re supposed to speak our voice and we’re supposed to find what’s funny.  That’s my job.”

“It takes about a year to two years to get that joke good enough to where you’re gonna wanna say it out loud in a special.  We say dumb sh*t in order to say smart sh*t.  But it takes time, and so the audience has to give us that time to work on the material before we present it to you in a special.  And then you can judge.”

“I don’t do anything for anybody except for the audience and for myself.  I try to make people laugh.  Enjoy.  Be a fool.  Have fun.  And that’s the key.  I can’t worry about reviews and critics.  All I can worry about is the people in front of me, and ask myself the question: ‘Are they laughing?'”

“I look at the art of comedy now and I go, ‘I know how to make you laugh.  Now I want to make you think.’  And most of all I want to make you feel.  If I can do a combination of those three things with great character, with a strong perspective, with truth, with a humble, loving approach… then I think I have the matrix to be great.”

“There’s nothing I haven’t done.  So I just continue to spread my wings as much as I can, do me and hope the audience follows.  I hope that they believe in me and find something authentic and know that I do it to make them smile.  The effort is there.”

“The goal is to have a big brand, and my brand is just to put smiles on people’s faces.”

“At the end of the day, I just love acting.”

“I started out wanting to play a great and now I want to be a great.”

“I constantly have to prove myself, but I like having something to prove because it makes me work harder.”

“If you could cross a lion and a monkey, that’s what I’d be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong.”

“I see a funny guy who’s imperfect, but has a great heart and no vanity when it comes to what he’ll do to get a laugh.  I see a guy who loves his art and loves his family, and who is willing to live and die for both.”

“I can spoil you but it’s on you not to become a brat.  Appreciate what people do.  Don’t make the extraordinary ordinary.”

“I have a responsibility—we all have a responsibility—to put together a set of people that represents the world, that represents every color.”

“Committing myself to love in my light, do as I feel.  Hence, no ego, all humble, connecting to the truth of an inner smile.  No inner turmoil.  I’m happiest when I’m happiest.  Inner smiles can never be wiped away.”

“I want to be remembered as a guy who’s not going to change your life but who is going to change your mood.  As a guy who made you smile and say, ‘I miss him.  He was a lot of fun.'”

“On behalf of Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kim Wayans and David Wayans, I say thank you for upholding the wonderful Hollywood tradition of nepotism.”

“You’d better not kill me, man, I’ve got sh*t to do tomorrow!”

“Life is beautiful.  What’s not to love?”

“Don’t bother, don’t stress, don’t worry.  Just be.  And most of all, be happy!”

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