65 Channing Tatum Quotes On Success In Life

Channing Matthew Tatum is an American actor, producer, and dancer. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter (2005). His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience. These Channing Tatum quotes will motivate you.

Best Channing Tatum Quotes

  1. “Life is too short to miss out on the beautiful things like a double cheeseburger.” ~ Channing Tatum
  2. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  3. “Someday you’ll miss her like she missed you. Someday you’ll need her like she needed you. Someday you’ll love her and she won’t love you.” ~ Channing Tatum
  4. “I have a theory that as nice and sweet as you can be equates to how dangerous you can be.” ~ Channing Tatum
  5. “Everyone’s a nerd inside. I don’t care how cool you are.” ~ Channing Tatum

  6. “I’m thankful for weird people out there ’cause they’re some of the most creative people.” ~ Channing Tatum
  7. “Just relax and really say what you’re actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.” ~ Channing Tatum
  8. “I think that the divorce rate’s over 50% for a reason. I don’t think people are taking enough time now to really see if they can make it work and live together.” ~ Channing Tatum
  9. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  10. “I don’t know what you’re going through life doing if you’re not really trying to collect some really great memories.” ~ Channing Tatum

  11. “If it wasn’t for her literally doing my homework for me, I would not have even graduated high school. Guaranteed . . . 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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  12. “You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.” ~ Channing Tatum
  13. “It comes down to the experience of it. The more you fight, the more you know, the more you can use in the ring.” ~ Channing Tatum
  14. “Sometimes a thong completely betrays you.” ~ Channing Tatum

  15. “As much as you can love someone, is as much as you can hate someone. It goes in equal and opposite directions. Like if you love someone so much and they hurt you so bad, then that is as equal as to how much you can have rage for them.” ~ Channing Tatum
  16. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  17. “I’m not a fighter. I’m not a tough guy at all. I walk away from fights.” ~ Channing Tatum

  18. “I was not good in school. I could never read very fast or very well. I got tested for learning disabilities, for dyslexia. Then I got put on Ritalin and Dexedrine. I took those starting in the eighth grade. As soon as they pumped that drug into me, it would focus me right in.” ~ Channing Tatum
  19. “I sort of became infatuated with soldiers. I got to know some of them and got a little perturbed with Hollywood making a spectacle out of them and making them look like they have screwed up somehow.” ~ Channing Tatum
  20. “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 then the negative.” ~ Channing Tatum
  21. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  22. “Emmerich knows how to do “big”, but the trick is in making it (movies) both big and fun.” ~ Channing Tatum

  23. “Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn to me are the two best actors of all time. I’m just glad to have the pleasure to be in an era that they’re acting while I’m acting. They’re probably the best actors in my mind.” ~ Channing Tatum
  24. “For a time, it would work well. then it worked less and my pain was more. I would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns. I understand why kids kill themselves. I absolutely do. You feel terrible. You feel soul-less. “I’ll never do it to my child”.” ~ Channing Tatum
  25. “The abuse of prescription pills is a real thing. I understand that there are people that really need them and I understand that there are people that abuse them, and it’s just a gray line that unfortunately has to exist.” ~ Channing Tatum
  26. “No matter if you’re a man, woman, cat, hamster, you will get lost in Matt Bomer’s eyes. I don’t know what they are made of outside of dreams and rainbows and amazingness but it truly doesn’t matter. And when he sings. It’s like God gave with both hands and then grew a third hand and graced him with more.” ~ Channing Tatum
  27. “I think some of the scariest people I’ve met in my life have been some of the sweetest.” ~ Channing Tatum

  28. “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 per cent of the time and a ‘yes’ just once.” ~ Channing Tatum
  29. “I used to work at a puppy nursery.” ~ Channing Tatum
  30. “In the beginning, I would find a character I understood. That was my focus. Not now – but you basically get offered the exact same thing you just did. Which I find hilarious. I did ‘The Vow,’ and then I had every love story you can imagine thrown at me. And now I’m getting offers for comedies.” ~ Channing Tatum
  31. “All of my films I’ve made have had an element of physicality and action but I really enjoy the drama of it because it’s where I feel I’m really doing something.” ~ Channing Tatum
  32. “I’ve never been sent a lock of hair or anything like that, but I’ve gotten underwear with my face on it. That was weird.” ~ Channing Tatum

  33. “I was an 80’s/90’s baby so you went to the movie theater every weekend and there was one on, whether it was Stallone, Van Damme, Seagal or Schwarzenegger himself.” ~ Channing Tatum
  34. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  35. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  36. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  37. “Waxing was an interesting experience. Not quite as painful as I expected.” ~ Channing Tatum

  38. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  39. “I think, even a lot of people that make movies forget is that, in my mind, a movie should work with the sound off. You should be able to watch a movie without the sound and understand what’s going on. That’s your job, to build a series of chronological images that tell the story.” ~ Channing Tatum
  40. “I was undervalued so I stopped stripping. I was 18 years old and I worked three jobs. This was just one of them, and I really enjoyed performing. It was probably my first performing job ever. I really like to dance, obviously, but then I didn’t really love taking the clothes off at the end.” ~ Channing Tatum
  41. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  42. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  43. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum

  44. “My parents let me find my way and that’s how they supported me the entire way.” ~ Channing Tatum
  45. “I’ve cried a hundred times at The Notebook. My wife cries and that makes me cry, and she makes me promise we’re going to die in bed together. I’m like: “That’s weird, I don’t want to talk about that.”” ~ Channing Tatum
  46. “I wanted to be able to tell my grandkids one day, “Hey, your grandpa ran into a burning building and survived.”” ~ Channing Tatum
  47. “I learned to dance at quinceaƱeras – big [15th] birthday parties for Spanish girls. It was always funny to bring the white guy out [on the floor] and let him look like a fool.” ~ Channing Tatum
  48. “I think all jocks have a sensitive side. It’s just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don’t know if it’s best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you’re actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.” ~ Channing Tatum
  49. “I auditioned for a Pepsi commercial, and I got it, and that was incredibly fun. So I thought, Well, maybe I should try this acting thing.” ~ Channing Tatum

  50. “I did kung fu from when I was nine to 13. You have to be really careful but you want to be able to make it look eventually as though it’s just a part of you. So, you train over and over and over again.” ~ Channing Tatum
  51. “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.” ~ Channing Tatum
  52. “I see caring for somebody as a creative outlet. I like drawing little faces and writing little stories and hiding them in places. I don’t think it’s that hard to be thoughtful, especially when you do care about the person.” ~ Channing Tatum
  53. “Everyone always talks about the speed of New York, and I still walk slow around New York, and everyone is walking faster than me all the time, and I notice it every time we go out.” ~ Channing Tatum

  54. “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. Yes, I think that those issues are very interesting to play in a character, and they’re prominent issues in life, and I think people can relate to them.” ~ Channing Tatum
  55. “I would love to sing. I would love to do a musical, but I wouldn’t say that that singing is my strong suit.” ~ Channing Tatum
  56. “Jim Thorpe is someone I’ve always loved. He was an Olympic athlete, you know, and a football player from back in the day. I’d love to play him. And then there’s a guy called Iceman who was a top hit man for the mob. I would love to play him. Actually, it’s sort of in the works, so I hope it goes through.” ~ Channing Tatum
  57. “I’m not a comedian. I can play off of people, but I’m not that guy. I don’t want people being like, ‘Yeah, he should have stuck with drama.’ It would not be my choice to have critics mumbling that.” ~ Channing Tatum
  58. “I don’t ever get the great-looking lawyer roles because I’ve got a thick neck from playing football.” ~ Channing Tatum

  59. “Girls were always my biggest distraction in school.” ~ Channing Tatum
  60. “American audiences love period pieces. America doesn’t have a lot of old things. It’s a new country so I think we’re a little bit fascinated by that.” ~ Channing Tatum Quotes
  61. “I don’t want any sports anymore, except fighting which is the only sport I really watch – whether it’s boxing or UFC. I don’t know why. I think maybe it’s an aspiration I didn’t get the chance to explore more, but I don’t think my father expected anything from me, I think it’s more what I put on myself.” ~ Channing Tatum
  62. “I’m frustrated when I see movies in which I feel like the plot is being told to me instead of shown to me.” ~ Channing Tatum
  63. “I’ve always said that movies are a direct mirror of the director.” ~ Channing Tatum

  64. “When you adapt a book to a film, you take all the best parts and put them into an hour and 15 minutes and have to compromise on the characters.” ~ Channing Tatum
  65. “I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug “Want to kill ya” song, I’m ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I’m very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions.” ~ Channing Tatum

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