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35 Inspirational Chadwick Boseman Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Chadwick Boseman Quotes On Success

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor and producer. He was known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017); and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, most notably in Black Panther (2018), for which he won an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). His other film roles included 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020). Chadwick Boseman was filming Black Panther among other movies all while fighting stage 3 colon cancer. Do you realise just how much strength and courage that takes? He was a superhero. We witnessed strength and honour! May these Chadwick Boseman Quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Sometimes you need to get knocked down to understand what you fight is.” Chadwick Boseman

2. “I said yes too much. I said yes to certain projects that weren’t for me. It was somebody else’s vision and somebody else’s dream and somebody else’s artistic endeavour, but it didn’t necessarily fit in my grand scheme.” Chadwick Boseman

3. “There’s nothing more stressful than your stomach growling.” Chadwick Boseman

4. “I don’t read reviews, but I do get feedback from my peers and people I know, like other actors and directors and producers.” Chadwick Boseman

5. “You might have one thing in your head, but the things you’re doing don’t really lead down the right road, necessarily. When you’re young, you don’t want to hear that. You think you can do everything, be all things.” Chadwick Boseman

6. “I’m not afraid to work.” Chadwick Boseman

7. “People don’t want to experience change; they just want to wake up, and it’s different.” Chadwick Boseman

8. “Guys are natural problem solvers – they like to have strategies.” Chadwick Boseman

9. “As a director, it is important to understand the actor’s process.” Chadwick Boseman

10. “The number one rule of acting is, ‘do not seek approval from the audience’. People don’t realise that. You can’t do stuff to get applause. You have to live in the truth.” Chadwick Boseman

11. “I got scars from every film I’ve done, every TV show.” Chadwick Boseman

12. “When you’re doing a character, you want to know the full landscape. You want to know them spiritually, mentally and physically.” Chadwick Boseman

13. “I think the most stressful time of my life was when I was in New York, and I didn’t have money to pay my rent.” Chadwick Boseman

14. “Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.” Chadwick Boseman

15. “I try to look at every role the same way, regardless of whether the character is real or the character is a fantasy. I always start from myself, because you have to know yourself first.” Chadwick Boseman

16. “I just think people have been very gracious and welcoming me on set, and even off set.” Chadwick Boseman

17. “I think you realize how much you need to have people that you love. It’s not as much about them loving you – it’s about you needing to love people.” Chadwick Boseman

18. “When you play characters, you shouldn’t just be putting on their characteristics – you should be finding it inside yourself.” Chadwick Boseman

19. “I majored in directing. However, I did spend some time at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, so I am somewhat well-versed in African Studies.” Chadwick Boseman

20. “The best advice about getting older? Just be thankful you’re not dead.” Chadwick Boseman

21. “I’m an artist. Artists don’t need permission to work. Regardless of whether I’m acting or not, I write. I write when I’m tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.” Chadwick Boseman

22. “I know that baseball players have certain rituals or habits that they develop, because sometimes it becomes somewhat superstitious if they get on a streak and want to do the same thing over and over again.” Chadwick Boseman

23. “When you pray for something, it can actually happen and that is powerful.” Chadwick Boseman

24. “You’re not free unless you can show the good and the bad, all sides of them. So to me, when I play a character, it’s important that I can show every aspect of them.” Chadwick Boseman

25. “You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.” Chadwick Boseman

26. “When it comes down to it, I’d rather have an action figure than a Golden Globe.” Chadwick Boseman

27. “I was raised in a sort of village. I have a huge family, and I think there is strength in that. It helped me to deal with some of the complications of living in the South because I always felt like I belonged, no matter what.” Chadwick Boseman

28. “I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don’t really say that I’m an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.” Chadwick Boseman

29. “In television, you don’t have a lot of time to spend with the role or the script. Typically you get a script a week prior to shooting. Sometimes it’s even less time, not enough time to dream about the role.” Chadwick Boseman

30. “We live in a world where people can ridicule you at the push of the button. They can question you at the push of a button.” Chadwick Boseman

31. “The industry looks for white actors and actresses, but it’s not the same for black actors. We have to really put the work in.” Chadwick Boseman

32. “The only difference between the hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.” Chadwick Boseman

33. “Once you start getting big roles as an actor, everything pays. So what are you making decisions on? It’s about the director or the script or whatever. But before you reach that point, you’re taking jobs with, say, a theater company, in spite of the fact that it’s not paying your bills.” Chadwick Boseman

34. “When I got out of school, I didn’t really understand the differences in the different aspects of the business. For example, doing a play – where does that take you versus, you know, concentrating on independent films? You might have one thing in your head, but the things you’re doing don’t really lead down the right road, necessarily.” Chadwick Boseman

35. “I remember my first agent telling me because they found me as an actor, but I was probably more interested in writing and maybe directing – they were like, ‘Well, you can’t do both things.’ And I was like, ‘I’m gonna show you.” Chadwick Boseman

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