40 Motivational Vin Diesel Quotes About Success

Which are your favorite Vin Diesel quotes?

Vin Diesel is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his role as Dominic Toretto in ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise.

Diesel made his acting debut in a movie called ‘Awakenings’ in 1990. He also wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the short film ‘Multi-Facial’. Throughout his career, he has appeared in movies such as Fast & Furious franchise, XXX, and The Chronicles of Riddick.

Here’s a collection of the most motivational Vin Diesel quotes:


40 Motivational Vin Diesel Quotes About Success

1. “When Lucas was doing Star Wars, he didn’t have a 50 million person Facebook following where he could just sift through feedback to try to get an idea for what he was going to do next. It’s a luxury we have today.” – Vin Diesel

2. “The most important thing in life will always be family. The people right here, right now.” – Vin Diesel

3. “It’s very rewarding to see the movie, and it’s very rewarding to make the movie, but playing the character [Riddick] is sometimes a lot more difficult than other characters because it takes so much preparation to get into that character.” – Vin Diesel

4. “If you take my performance or my understanding of the role and my appreciation for story and then dress it in CGI, that I guess becomes an action film.” – Vin Diesel

5. “I used to do fight sequences, and I started to get self-conscious about fight sequences because invariably the other person would get hurt, and you never want anyone to be hurt on a film, let alone you being responsible. The great thing about working with guys who have spent their life choreographing fights for wrestling is that that’s what they do. That’s their specialty. Their specialty is selling taking hits. Their specialty is selling explosive hits without making a contact or doing too much damage.” – Vin Diesel

6. “I live my life a quarter-mile at a time. Nothing else matters not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I’m free.” – Vin Diesel

7. “I don’t know when the last time was that Steven Spielberg or George Lucas made a movie with Universal, but I can tell you that Universal is leading the charge. They’re looking at film differently. They’re planning ahead in a way that I’ve never seen a studio do before. They’re believing in a relationship between fan and film franchise, in a new way. They’re more receptive to an audience, in part because of social media, in a way we’ve never been allowed.” – Vin Diesel

8. “A person in my position has to restrain himself.” – Vin Diesel


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9. “When people believe in you, you can do miraculous things.” – Vin Diesel


10. “The video game culture was an important thing to keep alive in the film because we’re in a new era right now. The idea that kids can play video games like Grand Theft Auto or any video game is amazing. The video games are one step before a whole other virtual universe.” – Vin Diesel

11. “My mother is the most supportive mother in the world, she’s magical.” – Vin Diesel

12. “If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.” – Vin Diesel

13. “I would love to do more science fiction. I always envisioned the Riddick franchise as a continuing mythology, so I always imagined that there would be many other films to follow.” – Vin Diesel

14. “I love thinking about the film, the project, and committing myself as much as possible.” – Vin Diesel

15. “I enjoy playing a quintessential antihero. There’s something therapeutic about playing such characters. I know it sounds corny but I feel like I learn about myself when I play that characters.” – Vin Diesel

16. “Deal-making goes on with any job.” – Vin Diesel

17. “When you come onto the set, everything should be focused around your character and you should stay in the pocket, as much as possible. Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket.” – Vin Diesel

18. “They say the open road helps you think. About where you’ve been and where you’re going.” – Vin Diesel


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19. “Rated R movies are few and far between, nowadays. We’re all seeing less and less rated R movies, and less and less of them are being made.” – Vin Diesel


20. “It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.” – Vin Diesel

21. “I’m a boy who appreciates a good body, regardless of the make.” – Vin Diesel

22. “I shaved my head about 15 years ago and the first time I shaved it, I started running my hand through my hair and it was very therapeutic.” – Vin Diesel

23. “I envision the future sunny and with love, harmony and oneness. I think Hollywood is changing.” – Vin Diesel

24. “Find your confidence, lead with love… the rest will follow.” – Vin Diesel

25. “With age, you get to a place where you don’t want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.” – Vin Diesel

26. “We all deal with being unfairly judged.” – Vin Diesel

27. “Show me how you drive and I’ll show you who you are.” – Vin Diesel

28. “It’s like you have a child and you think, ‘Everything that I’ve done up until this point is insignificant in comparison to being a father.’ It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.” – Vin Diesel


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29. “If I’m on set and I’m in character, I’m not thinking like a producer. If I’m on set and I’m not in character, wardrobe, and make-up, and I’m just coming on set for the moments that I’m not shooting, then I’m able to be the producer.” – Vin Diesel


30. “I started acting when I was seven-years-old. By the time I was 17 I would say: “If I’m not a star by the time I’m 18, I’ll get out of the business.” – Vin Diesel

31. “I grew up in an artist community in New York, in a building that was government-subsidized for artists. No one made any money, but they made art for the sake of art.” – Vin Diesel

32. “Hollywood is more concerned about its male actors being in shape than its female actors.” – Vin Diesel

33. “You make movies for the people. If critics happen to like them too, well, that’s a home run.” – Vin Diesel

34. “We’ve come a long way, from where we’ve been. I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.” – Vin Diesel

35. “The films that I do are deep, introspective, brooding roles that you’re in this heavy headspace all the time.” – Vin Diesel

36. “It’s remarkable how a soundtrack can be so important to the storytelling and the experience. I think the music is going to make people see the movie a lot. The music is going to make you want to go see it again. You have so much fun in the movie, and it’s music that you want to share with your kids, anyway.” – Vin Diesel

37. “If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn’t be that, I’d want to be a superhero.” – Vin Diesel

38. “I think there’s something we all relate to about…wanting to get to our most primal self.” – Vin Diesel


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39. “I grew up with all kinds of people.” – Vin Diesel


40. “I always want another actor to shine in my scene because it makes the film stronger. I would encourage people to scene steal because filmmaking is a collaborative effort.” – Vin Diesel



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