55 Motivational Viola Davis Quotes For Success In Life

Viola Davis is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first black thespian to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting. These inspirational Viola Davis Quotes will change your life.

Best Viola Davis Quotes

  1. “You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny.” – Viola Davis
  2. “When your passion and drive are bigger than your fears, you just dive.” – Viola Davis
  3. “Anything can be achieved with a good, healthy dose of courage.” – Viola Davis
  4. “When you pray, God puts people in your life to lead you when you cannot lead yourself.” – Viola Davis
  5. “I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me has to say about me.” – Viola Davis
  6. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” – Viola Davis

  7. “I don’t want anyone putting any limits on me.” – Viola Davis
  8. “I just look at women sometimes and I just want to ask them, “Do you know how fabulous you are?” – Viola Davis
  9. “I would love to be remembered as a person who used her life to inspire others in any way, shape or form.” – Viola Davis
  10. “Acting, it’s the disappearance of self, disappearance of your own needs and your own wants and the kind of embracing of the character that makes it work.” – Viola Davis
  11. “I think that you always want to gravitate towards people who absolutely are great at what they do and go for authenticity.” – Viola Davis
  12. “They say, ‘To serve is to love,’ and I think to serve is to heal, too.” – Viola Davis

  13. “I want my work to reflect my level of gifts and talent” – Viola Davis
  14. “The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.” – Viola Davis
  15. “I needed to make my wig ogg because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am” – Viola Davis
  16. “When you see what the deficit is, then you have to do something about it.” – Viola Davis
  17. “I did want to mark the fact that it was the first African-American to win the Lead Actress category. I thought it was so progressive.” – Viola Davis
  18. “Relationships change us and make us grow.” – Viola Davis
  19. “I just hope this [Emmy] is now a part of the status quo that women of color are included in the narratives that continue to write lead roles for us.” – Viola Davis
  20. “It feels really good to embrace exactly who I am and be my sexy, to be my sexualized, to be my woman.” – Viola Davis
  21. “I love Wal-Mart. You can put that down. I love Wal-Mart. My husband and I hang out there.” – Viola Davis
  22. “We as artists cannot be politicians. We as artists can only be truth-tellers.” – Viola Davis
  23. “And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you.” – Viola Davis
  24. “I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish.” – Viola Davis
  25. “Cicely Tyson was my inspiration to become an actor.” – Viola Davis

  26. “Even when I get the fried-chicken special of the day, I have to dig into it like it’s filet mignon.” – Viola Davis
  27. “It’s time for people to see us, people of color, for what we really are: complicated.” – Viola Davis
  28. “Every artist, true artist, struggles with an overwhelming sense of feeling like you’re not worthy.” – Viola Davis
  29. “I sort of feel like that’s the most revolutionary thing we can do with our narrative for me as Black people is to show that we are just like you.” – Viola Davis
  30. “Self-deprecation is not an answer to keeping one’s balance. I think that it’s very damaging.” – Viola Davis
  31. “Eating bread in Hollywood is a no-no!” – Viola Davis
  32. “I talk to women all the time and try to impart wisdom.” – Viola Davis
  33. “Each role has its own different challenges.” – Viola Davis
  34. “If the opportunity is not out there for you to play it, then you don’t see it.” – Viola Davis
  35. “Any actor will tell you, as soon as your ego and your vanity come into the mix, it destroys your work. Completely destroys it.” – Viola Davis
  36. “I think sometimes what people miss about black people is that we’re complicated.” – Viola Davis
  37. “I am the mother of a 6-year-old now, so that’s changed my entire perspective.” – Viola Davis

  38. “And this is what was fascinating to me about ‘The Help’; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.” – Viola Davis
  39. “I really wanted to show [in “fences”] a marriage that is working. Not perfect, but working.” – Viola Davis
  40. “I would love to star in a remake of Thelma and Louise. Yep, that’s the one I’d be interested in redoing.” – Viola Davis
  41. “I think that I’m coming off as the biggest alcoholic in the world.” – Viola Davis
  42. “I am not a glam woman – this definitely is a mask I put on for the public.” – Viola Davis
  43. “I am addicted to any facial product that’s anti-aging.” – Viola Davis
  44. “I started a production company out of necessity, the need for great narratives for actors of color.” – Viola Davis
  45. “To me, it’s always a luxury to be able to work with the best of the best because they make it easier for you to do what you do.” – Viola Davis
  46. “I’ve always seen myself for who I am, which is a lot of things.” – Viola Davis
  47. “That’s why there’s so much bad acting out there, because you could see actors watching themselves.” – Viola Davis
  48. “I am not a morning person, but I always work out – always.” – Viola Davis

  49. “Denzel just knows the actor. He knows the process, and you don’t often get that.” – Viola Davis
  50. “Lloyd Richards is another director who was like that, who was a teacher.” – Viola Davis
  51. “I don’t think most people understand acting, even the people who call themselves savvy, even actors.” – Viola Davis
  52. “Just because I was 30 doesn’t mean I was grown. God, I was such an idiot. I was an absolute idiot at 30. And I grew up.” – Viola Davis
  53. “Creativity only resonates if you infuse real life into the work.” – Viola Davis Quotes
  54. “I haven’t seen most of what I’ve done. I can’t even list them. Most television jobs. I haven’t seen a lot.” – Viola Davis
  55. “It’s always hard to be private in public, which is what acting is because you have to do thing really emotionally naked.” – Viola Davis

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