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Channing Tatum Quotes

Channing Matthew Tatum

Channing Tatum quotes: on modeling, fitness, fame, regrets, and more.

“You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.”

“I’m thankful for weird people out there cuz they’re some of the most creative people.”

“I had people in my life who were insane and negative, but they taught me how not to be, how I didn’t want to end up.”

“Just relax and really say what you’re actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.”

“I think we all suffer from guilt at some point in our lives, but for the most part, I never really regret, and I try to always remain positive.”

“When I started going out into the world, I was drawn to people who knew about movies, art, even fashion.  I went to New York and did the whole modeling thing, and I just learned everything I could from anybody who knew something I didn’t.  That’s one thing I’m pretty skilled at: I can look at a person and say, ‘They’ve got something that I want up there in their head.  I’m going to do my best to get in there and absorb it.’  My mom said, ‘Be a sponge.’  And so I’ve learned more from people than I have from school or from books.”

“With my career in general, I feel like I’m finally getting to do the roles that I’ve always wanted to do.  It’s a slow build; you can’t ever get the roles that you want in the beginning of your career because you don’t have the buzz or the heat, or whatever the hell it is you need for the agents and the studios to be happy.”

“Playing a character that allows me to play around with some of the feelings I have inside of myself and explore them – and maybe put them to rest a little bit, or at least come to terms with them – feels successful to me.  I think it’s about believing in what you do.”

“I’ve got great genetics from parents, and I’m not moaning that I have such a hard life.  Trust me; it’s worked out so much more in the positive than the negative.”

“My mom always said, ‘Luck is nothing but preparation and opportunity.’  I think because I’ve had that history of not really being great in school, I probably try to overcompensate.  That’s why I try to read so many books.  Just so I don’t feel uneducated.”

“I think the best thing to try to do is allow your daughter or your son to know that they can come to you for anything.  If you can break down that wall so they don’t feel embarrassed by telling you things, that’s half the battle.”

“My parents let me find my way and that’s how they supported me the entire way.”

“I’ve always had way too much energy so I’m always looking for new things to do to channel that energy.”

“My parents couldn’t handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering.  I didn’t resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.”

“I like to be lean.  If I get too bulky I can’t move well and I like to move.  When I’m not training, I get really round and soft.”

“Truthfully, this is how I approach my workout: I want to be the best athlete I can possibly be.  If I can out-perform some of the better athletes then I’m happy.  When I look at the NFL or the NBA, these guys look how I want to look – it’s useable, functional muscle.”

“I consider myself a decent athlete but when I started to train martial arts like Kung Fu, I realized it had nothing to do with how athletic you are.  It’s all mental.  It’s what you know, how you use it and your mental toughness and composure.  It’s incredible.”

“I learned to appreciate repetition.  That’s why I can dance.  It’s how I learned to act.  I have a high tolerance for repetition.”

“At times it feels like the bottom’s gonna fall out.  Just cuz I don’t really know how I got here.  But I just keep moving forward, and it just keeps getting better and better.”

“I want a career and the thing is you really have to love acting.  I didn’t just fall into it and it wasn’t just something I was good at.  I’ve had to really work at this.  I’ve had to fall on my face time and time again.  You get no 99% of the time and a yes just once.”

“If I can still be successful making films and no one will ever know me, then that would be great.  Because we actors just like to do what we do.  People who are doing it for fame, I don’t know if they ever get really successful.”

“My bar for being successful is being able to do movies that really mean something to me and being able to make a living off of that.”

“I went down to Miami, and somebody saw me on the streets, and that’s how I got into modeling.”

“Modeling was successful for me.  I didn’t have to wait tables or anything like that, so that was nice.  And I got to see the entire world.”

“I’m not political.  I just want America to do well, I want the world to do well.  I want everyone to stop fighting.”

“I don’t know if I’m very complicated at all.  I wish I was.  I wish I was one of these deep, intricate people.  But I just love having fun really.”

“I lived crazy really young.  So now I don’t need to go out and get nuts.”

“If they don’t like me because I voted for Obama, then f*ck them.  I like horses and I like Obama.  Nothin’ wrong with that.”

“Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger.”

“There are so many things I want to do.  Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens.  Do and learn as much as I possibly can.  Luckily, I have a lot more time.”

“I wanted to be able to tell my grandkids one day, ‘Hey, your grandpa ran into a burning building and survived.'”

“I get one shot at life, and I can say that I’ve lived a crazy one, and I’ve pushed the limit almost at every turn, and I’m super proud of that.”

“I don’t regret one thing.  I’m not a person who hides sh*t.”

“I’m editing nothing.  Life is life.  I can’t change a thing.”

“I don’t know what you’re going through life doing if you’re not really trying to collect some really great memories.”

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