41 Most Inspiring Mark Wahlberg Quotes On Success

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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, former rapper, and model. He has been nominated for various awards, including an Academy Award.

He was born in the year 1971 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His mom worked as a housekeeper in a motel, and his dad was employed as a milkman and truck driver. To be able to have some more spending money, he found a job at Baskin-Robbins as a fry cook. In his senior year of high school, he played football and earned a scholarship to study at Eastern Michigan University.

Wahlberg first appeared in TV shows like “The Substitute” and “Crime Story” before he got his breakthrough role in the 1997 movie “Boogie Nights”. His other major film includes “Three Kings,” “Planet of the Apes,” and the 2005 remake of the crime drama “The Departed.”

In 2016, he was named Hollywood’s highest-grossing actor of all time with $3.5 billion in total receipts.

Check out some of his most inspiring quotes below, which are sure to motivate you to reach your goals and pursue your dreams.

41 Most Inspiring Mark Wahlberg Quotes

“It’s all about hustling, whether it’s in Boston or the film industry. I’ve been hustling my entire life – acting my way into trouble and acting my way back out again. I’m just fortunate to have had the opportunity to apply it in a different direction.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’ve always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his: I won’t play forever. Some don’t know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“In my movies, I’m not trying to erase any old image of myself, really. And also I’m not trying to imitate anyone or follow in their footsteps because I know, Burt Reynolds was just one of the people who told me this, I know how you can only last in this business, if you got something special to offer, just by being yourself.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“The environment I was raised in, you had to hustle to survive.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I can always see something of myself in the characters I play.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’m always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I also like to get out ther to promote a positive message about the importance of family and faith and of doing the right thing.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’m fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as far as possible. I wound up in a profession that requires physical and mental preparation, so I get to prepare like an athlete for everything I do. I’m living the dream, man.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’ve always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren’t quite the same thing.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“You got to have faith. Look at all the junk and see the treasure.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I want to give my kids the world, but I also want them to appreciate everything, to succeed, to be good people, to enjoy life. This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“You know you have two choices in life, basically, to succeed or to fail.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I work out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; take Thursday off; then I work out Friday and Saturday. So sometimes I’ll eat whatever I want on Thursday, like a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon and eggs and stuff. You can eat a big, hearty breakfast because you’re going to burn off most of it during the day anyway.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’m ready to dig ditches if I have to.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“The hardest thing about changing yourself is changing how other people see you.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I never want to be told, “Hey, this is what you do best, and this is the only thing you’re going to do.” And there are other people that are put into that box. Or unable to navigate through all the different genres. Some people insist on being a tough guy even though it’s not happening. People only want to see them in leading romantic roles. Yet they continue to try and force something that doesn’t feel organic to people.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I have a lot of real life experience with hustling.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“There aren’t really many compliments flying around with me and my friends. It’s a lot of tough love. But you know, that love is there, and if you need to have a serious conversation, you just gotta wait for the right time to do it.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“Well every moment, every project is different. I took a very slow approach to acting, trying to really work with people I could learn from. And I got something different out of each experience.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I was certainly on the darker side at one point.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I just want to do the best possible job with everything that I do. But I’m far more concerned with being a good father as opposed to being a good actor because that’s what’s really going to matter.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“There’s a storm inside of us. I’ve heard many team guys speak of this. A burning. A river. A drive. An unrelenting drive to push yourself further than anyone could ever think possible.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I’m much more concerned with being a good dad than a good actor, being there for my children, educating them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I’ve made.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I have more money now than I know what to do with.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I have a lot of real life experience that I can draw on. And I think that shows in the characters that I play because I’m always trying to find somebody – or find characters to play that I can identify with on a personal level or relate to. And I think it makes for a little bit more of an honest portrayal.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I would definitely like to direct at some point. I’ve been very fortunate to work with some amazing talent and study them. But when the right time and the right story arrives, and I feel like I’m compelled to tell it, then I’ll do that.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“I prepare mentally and physically for everything I do. I like having to do both, because you submerge yourself into the character and the world and you live it until it’s over.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.” ― Mark Wahlberg

“It’s funny, because when you’re younger you’re in a rush to be 18 or 21 or whatever. But then you hit 30. And now, the days go by like hours. You think, 40, man, this could be the halfway point. It could be the three-quarters point, you know? Who knows?” – Mark Wahlberg

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