33 Motivational Terry Crews Quotes from Manhood


Terry Crews is an American actor, artist, fitness enthusiast and former American football player. He was also included in the group of people named as TIME Person of the Year for 2017.

I’ve always been a huge fan of Terry Crews, probably because I find his physique and gym routines extremely motivating. A few years ago, he published a book titled ‘Manhood: How to Be a Better Man or Just Live With One’.

We put together this collection of the best Terry Crews quotes from his book Manhood:


33 Terry Crews Quotes

1. “No is negotiable. I can actually change where I go and how I get there. I can actually make my way over to the other side. It’s up to me.” – Terry Crews

2. “What I’ve discovered as I’ve worked to finally grow up and become a better person, while making peace with my past, is that anger can trick us.” – Terry Crews

3. “But how many young people believe the limiting things they’re told? That’s why we’ve got to define our circumstances for ourselves. I’m telling you, our sense of ourselves is all we have in this world.” – Terry Crews

4. “I decided everything was going to be a learning experience, and I was going to make good use of every single moment of every single day.” – Terry Crews

5. “From now on, I’m taking my shot…No matter what, I’m taking my shot.” – Terry Crews

6. “The reality is you get zero points for intentions.” Terry Crews

7. “When you’re coming up in the world, sometimes you’ve got to do things you don’t enjoy.” – Terry Crews

8. “If we don’t let our anger go naturally, it can become an offense we hold on to that blinds us, clouding our ability to see our own behavior clearly and causing us to become helpless.” – Terry Crews


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9. “Dreams do come true. It takes a lot of work. But it can happen.” – Terry Crews

10. “I loved to draw, but quickly learned there’s nothing that comes naturally to us. We may have interests and desires, but we still have to work hard to improve our abilities.” – Terry Crews

11. “I needed to be broken. Because the moment when you’re broken is the moment when you can see what’s really happening.” – Terry Crews

12. “I always tell people it’s the wrong approach to feel like we need to go to the gym to get in shape. Rather, we should adopt the attitude because we’re in shape, we must go to the gym.” – Terry Crews

13. “We determine our core value. We do. And we have to keep that value strong, no matter what.” – Terry Crews

14. “I’ve had pity parties that rivaled New Year’s Eve, but the thing about the pity party is that no one else ever comes to your pity party.” – Terry Crews

15. “When my alarm went off in the morning, before I could be crushed beneath the weight of the day’s many stresses, I took a moment to think: I’m alive. I’m alive. I can keep going as long as I’m alive.” – Terry Crews

16. “I don’t care, you can laugh all you want, I’m giving it all I’ve got, and when we go home at the end of the day, we’ll see who’s laughing then.” – Terry Crews

17. “Once I began to have compassion for myself, and my family, and everyone I encounter, it changed everything.” – Terry Crews

18. “The comedy of it is that if we hadn’t been starving, I would never have tried acting at all. That’s why I always say our struggle makes us who we are.” – Terry Crews

19. “Don’t do anything that will take me down. If you’re feeling bad, do something to make yourself feel good.” – Terry Crews


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20. “You take action based on where you want to be, not based on where you are.” – Terry Crews

21. “Of course, Fashion starts inside, and not just within fitness and your body, but also with self-love, but it’s all tied together, and it helps. When we wear something that looks great on us, or something we feel good in, which is even more important, our whole image of ourselves changes.” – Terry Crews

22. “Just like I’d created a net-negative vortex before, when I’d become consumed by my negativity and insecurity, now I created a net-positive vortex. It literally started in my heart and grew until that was one of the best experiences of my life.” – Terry Crews

23. “Every experience I have in my life begins in my head, and it’s up to me to be positive, and learn, and grow, and make it all worthwhile.” – Terry Crews

24. “If there was one thing I knew I wanted to do, it was grow, constantly, forever.” – Terry Crews

25. “We’ll spend all the time we can find on our careers. But we need to be spending more time studying how to be a great husband, how to be a great father, how to be a great man.” – Terry Crews

26. “But trying to be perfect will leave you empty-handed, whereas trying to do your best will keep you fulfilled.” – Terry Crews


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27. “For some men, pride will never let them admit they were wrong. That’s why pride is the gift that keeps on talking.” – Terry Crews

28. “The best you can do is always good. I realized you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be faithful in you attempts.” – Terry Crews

29. “I’ve learned to validate another person’s feelings, and validate who they are, without losing anything of myself or letting my boundaries be compromised.” – Terry Crews

30. “I can’t tell you how happy I am that it wasn’t too late to change and be forgiven.” – Terry Crews

31. “All a kid needs is one good word from someone he believes. It’s not necessary to have anything more than that.” – Terry Crews

32. “My mantra is: Humble yourself. Discover what your monsters are. Be honest with yourself.” – Terry Crews

33. “And that’s the real secret to manhood: having the courage to be man enough to support the ones who make you great.” – Terry Crews



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