You can't have a conscience in the pimp game.— Mark Wahlberg
The most jittery Mark Wahlberg quotes that are free to learn and impress others
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.
Look, if you're driving down the highway at 120 miles an hour, I'd rather be behind the wheel than in the backseat.
For me, family always comes first I would do anything to protect them.
Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.
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 work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that.
That's why I've been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don't succeed, I feel good about the effort.
I don't think God's going to judge me based on my film work - although I hope he has a sense of humour and I hope he's a fan of movies because I've done some things that may be questionable in his eyes as an actor!
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.
I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.
All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets.
I can focus on working in interesting movies without having to worry about supporting myself.
It's ridiculous that people call me a sex symbol.
I don't feel like that at all. My daughter would get a kick out of it - she'd find it very funny. I'll take it though. I'm very humble. But it's certainly not the way I feel.
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.
Andy Samberg is the only person I've ever seen do an impression of me, and I didn't think it was that accurate. I'd like to see somebody else impersonate me, especially if they can do a good job.
There's nothing better than meeting somebody with a great soul, and a great spirit and a good heart.
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
Hopefully, we're still living in the land of second chances.
This is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything.
I've always been into working out and eating healthy. That's just who I am.
The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years.
I miss being able to wake up when I want and go on stage when I want and pull down my pants when I want.
I attribute all of my success to my Catholic faith.
My faith has given me the ability to be a good father, a good husband and most importantly a good person.
The best part of a great movie is a great villain and I usually have a tendency to root for the bad guy.
I've always wanted to be in the health and wellness business.
I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Music is my life. The last job I had, I was a bricklayer's apprentice. And I was happy with that job, too, because it was something that made me feel good. To build a wall for the side of a building felt really good to me.
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 just want to do the best possible job with everything that I do.
But I'm far more concerned with being a good father as opposed to being a good actor because that's what's really going to matter.
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'm not the guy who will sit in a room with somebody who's using a bunch of big words and just act like I know what they're talking about, or sit on set with somebody and they'll be trying to explain something and not using layman's terms and I'll just say, "Hey, excuse me, what do you mean by that? Explain to me so I just understand."
I just focus on my work with inner-city kids, and in my community, and on my philanthropic work.
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.
You know, there's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces.
Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.
I approach everything the same. I try to make it as real as possible, whether you gotta make people laugh or make people cry, it's always the same approach for me. But if I start doing pratfalls, somebody please pull the plug on me.
Tiger Woods is the only sports star who's worth every penny he makes.
There will be new and exciting filmmakers to come and movies that will be great successes.
I'm proud to be white. I don't have anything against my color. But I don't think color matters, either. Just like I feel it doesn't matter that I'm a white dude doin' black music.
It's always been a dream of mine, and a childhood fantasy, to play a great champion. I would much rather haven been an athlete than an actor. This is like some second place consolation prize.
[I want to be remembered] as a great servant of God who tried to give back as much as possible, and as a great father and husband.
It's funny, because when you're younger you're in a rush to be 18 or 21 or whatever. But then you hit 30. And now, the days go by like hours. You think, 40, man, this could be the halfway point. It could be the three-quarters point, you know? Who knows?
I grew up in predominantly black neighborhoods and went to predominantly black schools. And hip-hop is what I grew up listening to in my teenage years. Basically I'm just being myself.
I'm fortunate that my job gives me the motivation to be as fit as possible.
I wound up in a profession that requires physical and mental preparation, so I get to prepare like an athlete for everything I do. I'm living the dream, man.
Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.
I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it's not a lie.
I'm much more concerned with being a good dad than a good actor, being there for my children, educating them and hopefully helping them avoid some of the mistakes that I've made.
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.
Most of the humor comes from how outrageous the situations and circumstances are.
I have a lot of real life experience with hustling and doing stupid stuff.
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.
I never want to be told, "Hey, this is what you do best, and this is the only thing you're going to do." And there are other people that are put into that box. Or unable to navigate through all the different genres. Some people insist on being a tough guy even though it's not happening. People only want to see them in leading romantic roles. Yet they continue to try and force something that doesn't feel organic to people.