Words matter. These are the best Mark Wahlberg Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie.
As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.
Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.
The only thing I don’t like about acting is that it takes so much time away from my family. Otherwise, I don’t have any complaints.
James Cagney, Steve McQueen, I loved all those guys. I grew up loving the movies but had no desire to be in them.
He’s a legend and I respect his work, so I went down and paid my respects when Charlton was on the set. He was nice but I think he lied a little. He said it was an honour to be in a movie with me, but I don’t believe it.
I have a lot of real life experience that I can draw on. And I think that shows in the characters that I play because I’m always trying to find somebody – or find characters to play that I can identify with on a personal level or relate to. And I think it makes for a little bit more of an honest portrayal.
I love roles where I am required to prepare physically. And it’s fun putting on weight and eating.
If I don’t go to mass, necessarily, every day, but I definitely go to the church every day. That’s how I start my day. I like to get in there for about 15 to 20 minutes and say my prayers.
I work out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; take Thursday off; then I work out Friday and Saturday. So sometimes I’ll eat whatever I want on Thursday, like a big breakfast of pancakes and bacon and eggs and stuff. You can eat a big, hearty breakfast because you’re going to burn off most of it during the day anyway.
I don’t plan on ever letting my daughters date. I’m going to try to do everything I can to prevent it. You know, it just terrifies me. It just terrifies me.
I’ve always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his. I won’t play forever. Some don’t know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.
The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive.
A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.
I have more money now than I know what to do with.
Look, if you’re driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I’d rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.
I’m the father of two boys and two girls, so I’m more an emotional wreck than a mushball.
I don’t want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled. I’m ready to go dig ditches if I have to. Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I’ve been handed.
I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.
For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.
I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.
I love being on sets with very seasoned directors as well as very new directors. Every time is a discovery process. You learn something new every time.
Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility. I was a street hustler. I did whatever it took. I sold whatever I could sell. I’m a good organiser.
I’ve got a pretty wide range of stuff that I’m interested in in life. But producing… it gives me a lot more time at home to spend with my family as opposed to being away on location shooting nights for months at a time.
I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life.
And I tell you, having girls has made me a much better man. I have friends who are fathers, but they only have boys, and they have the same attitude toward women they always had, you know? And I don’t play that… My girls, you mess with them? I will bury you underground.
If I can start my day out by saying my prayers and getting myself focused, then I know I’m doing the right thing. That 10 minutes helps me in every way throughout the day.
There’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn’t have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.
It’s all about hustling, whether it’s in Boston or the film industry. I’ve been hustling my entire life – acting my way into trouble and acting my way back out again. I’m just fortunate to have had the opportunity to apply it in a different direction.
Being fit is almost as important to me as my face. And for me, it’s a combination of being spiritually and physically fit. There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.
I’ve always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren’t quite the same thing.
I’m always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.
I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.
I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can’t control what people think.
Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that’s it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I’m on my own.
I like to do projects I feel some connection to.
I’ve been in enough movies to know that when you’re on the set and you start shooting, you’re looking at playback and you get a sense of what it’s going to be like.
Well every moment, every project is different. I took a very slow approach to acting, trying to really work with people I could learn from. And I got something different out of each experience.
I like to talk to people. I’ve got one assistant, one Blackberry. That’s my overhead. I don’t text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I’m old-fashioned.
The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.
You know, there’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.