58 Patrick Swayze Quotes On Success In Life

Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, he was widely known for playing tough, romantic male leads. He was named by People magazine as its Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. These Patrick Swayze quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Patrick Swayze Quotes

  1. “When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. You make a commitment that you’re going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life… It’s a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  2. “I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad. There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  3. “Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  4. “I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  5. “What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what’s thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  6. “All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  7. “If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  8. “When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  9. “Life sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn’t it?” ~ Patrick Swayze

  10. “The way to screw up somebody’s life is to give them what they want.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  11. “I’m not afraid of death. I’m going home.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  12. “Feel what the wave is doing, then accept its energy.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  13. “Dance is the pure language of the soul – it’s been with us from the very beginning.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  14. “If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  15. “One thing I’m not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won’t live.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  16. “Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  17. “I want you to be nice…until it’s time to not be nice.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  18. “I’m trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I’m supposed to do.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  19. “Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  20. “I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  21. “How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  22. “My work… is my legacy.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  23. “There’s no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  24. “I think what creates a winner is a person who can connect with their partner – another human being.. connect with their soul” ~ Patrick Swayze
  25. “What’s powerful about a love scene is not seeing the act. It’s seeing the passion, the need, the desire, the caring, the fear.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  26. “I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  27. “When people are away from home, they do things they might not normally do.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  28. “I’ve never been one to run from a challenge.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  29. “Sometimes a movie encapsulates a period or a moment in all of our lives in such a way that it never dies.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  30. “Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don’t take it too far.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  31. “If anybody had that cure out there like so many people swear to me they do, you’d be two things: you’d be very rich, and you’d be very famous. Otherwise, shut up.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  32. “You can’t be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  33. “To be honest, I’ve made a game out of trying to live through my James Dean, Janis Joplin, Freddie Prinze, Jim Morrison period, those demons that we all have that we’re either successful or not at making work for us rather than destroy us.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  34. “I had a lot of anger because I wasn’t happy with the way I had been raised.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  35. “My indigestion issues got gigantic and constant. And then I started thinking, I’m getting skinny. I dropped about 20 pounds in the blink of an eye. And then when you see it in the mirror, when all of a sudden, you pull your eyes down and the bottom of your eyes go yellow and jaundice sets in – then you know something’s wrong.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  36. “I like to believe that I’ve got a lot of guardian warriors sittin’ on my shoulder including my dad.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  37. “Everything is designed to help you sell out.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  38. “You know, I am a Leo. Lion is a giant part of me.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  39. “The steps aren’t enough. Feel the music.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  40. “There’s just something about dance. It’s like a primal thing in all of us.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  41. “You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  42. “When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I’ll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  43. “It just blows me away that I am on, I don’t know what generation of fans.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  44. “If I’m going to do television, I wanted that ‘North and South’ experience. I wanted something that’s going to challenge me on a constant basis.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  45. “There are people who want me to do a cologne. They want to call it ‘Patrick.’ I was offered a fortune to make exercise videos. Posters, all kinds of stuff – something like $10 million worth. It’s insanity. I’m not going to do any of it.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  46. “As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  47. “When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  48. “I thought it was all over. My lungs were filling with water and I began to blackout. Then I saw an ancient warrior rise up out of the water. He said we’d make it, and we did. I believe we all have an angel watching us.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  49. “Surfing’s the source. Can change your life. Swear to god” ~ Patrick Swayze
  50. “Look at it! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I’m not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!” ~ Patrick Swayze
  51. “I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  52. “I got completely fed up with that Hollywood blockbuster mentality. I couldn’t take it seriously any longer.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  53. “A person who can connect with their partner, another human being who can connect with their soul − it’s not just learning steps, it’s about expressing something. I’ve found in dancing all my life that I can release something as a dancer that I can’t in any other way.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  54. “I don’t want to be a poster child for cancer.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  55. “I don’t know what’s on the other side.” ~ Patrick Swayze

  56. “I don’t want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don’t want to be the Dance Dude. I don’t want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it’d drive me crazy.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  57. “I am very, very clear on how difficult it is for a young kid out there to go into the arts without taking a lot of heat from his peers.” ~ Patrick Swayze
  58. “The longer your life goes on, the more death you face.” ~ Patrick Swayze

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