60 Paul Walker Quotes That Will Drive Your Life to Success

If you’re a fan of Fast & Furious, then we’re sure these Paul Walker quotes will inspire you and push you to love his character in the films even more!

Paul Walker is best known for his role in the Fast & Furious film franchise as Brian O’Conner. Though he had other movies, his role in the franchise was what really drove him to the top.

Before becoming an actor, Paul Walker had a strong interest in science and aspired to be a marine biologist. But, life had other plans, and different opportunities paved the way for his career in acting. Check out the complete list below to understand how his life went and how he remained humble despite the fame.

Keep reading, and see you at the finish line!

Best Paul Walker Quotes

1. “If one day the speed kills me, do not cry because I was smiling.”

2. “My philosophy is: if you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.”

3. “You don’t realize you appreciate something until somebody takes it away.”

4. “If you play with people who are better than you then you get better.”

5. “I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.”

6. “Remember that no matter how cool you think you may be, you’re not cool enough to look down on anyone—ever.”

7. “Train your mind to see the good in everything.”

8. “I’m one of those people that think certain things happen at certain times for all the right reasons.”

9. “When you put goodwill out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.”

10. “You have to make smart decisions, but you never know what will happen in the future.”

Famous Paul Walker Quotes

11. “I like a woman that’s capable and at the same time feminine. I admire tomboy qualities but with a feminine touch.”

12. “I have a way of just being ice and just cooling situations and making things work.”

13. “I’m not affected by violence the way some people are. I don’t know why, but I enjoy that intensity.”

14. “If you spend any time with a man, you’ll realize that we’re all still little boys.”

15. “I don’t go where the people are, I go where the people aren’t.”

16. “I learned a long time ago that if you subscribe and believe the good, you have to believe the bad.”

17. “You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.”

Inspirational Paul Walker Quotes

18. “There’s a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting.”

19. “Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.”

20. “I’m a problem solver. I love people. The more complicated they are, the more I get into them, and I just want to understand what makes them tick.”

21. “I’m a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, ‘I should be there; I should be helping out.’”

22. “Surfing big waves is not an extreme sport to me. I fall off, tumble down, and come up. My heart’s racing because I’m thinking I almost drowned, and I thank God I can breathe again, but I always think, ‘What am I hitting?’ Water.”

23. “We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. Movies aren’t enough. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better.”

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Paul Walker Quotes About Life

24. “The dream is to have it all. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Live this life, that life, this life, you know? You only live one time—I want to get it all in.”

25. “No matter how good or bad your life is, wake up each morning and be thankful you still have one.”

26. “I don’t care what it is in life: listen to your heart. If you do, no matter what, you win.”

27. “Never hate people who are jealous of you, but respect their jealousy, they are people who think that you are better than them.”

28. “The journey is more important to me now. There’s no guarantee, no matter what. We get one run in life.”

29. “Life’s too short. And the biggest curse is falling in love with somebody.”

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Paul Walker Quotes About Cars

30. “I’m a crazy car guy. I’ve got an airplane hangar full of cars.”

31. “I wish I could be behind the wheel for every stunt.”

32. “I’ve always wanted to race cars, ever since I was a young boy, as I think a lot of guys have.”

33. “I want to get married. I think about it a lot. But I also think about my cars, so maybe my priorities aren’t exactly in line just yet.”

34. “I really like the Evo from ‘2Fast.’ That car is a lot of fun as a daily driver. They’re really quick on the track, too, when they’re set upright.”

35. “I think that just sitting down and having a casual conversation is the hardest stuff to do. But the extremes? I know what it feels like to come racing around the corner at 90 miles an hour, sliding the car sideways. I know what gear I’m hitting it in when I’m coming around the corner and where I need to downshift. So to me, that’s the fun stuff.”

Paul Walker Quotes on Movies and His Career

36. “There’s more to life than movies.”

37. “I love doing the action stuff. It’s so much fun!”

38. “It’s not about working anymore, it’s about doing work I can be proud of.”

39. “I hope I’m in a position to make stuff that I really want to make as opposed to stuff that I just have to make for money reasons or to sustain a certain marquee value.”

40. “I sometimes struggle, because my job is like the antithesis of what surfing is all about. Surfing’s simple. It’s real.”

41. “That’s one thing about Hollywood. People don’t always want what’s real. People always want a little more. So for me, it’s a compromise. Here you go, that hyper-reality.”

42. “I wanna work with good people. I don’t want to work with screaming, yelling directors who’ve got daddy issues. I just don’t want to deal with those guys.”

43. “As for Hollywood, I’ve got a killer job, and I’m having a blast. I have the luxury to go on trips whenever I want and invite my friends who can’t afford it. And, God willing, I’ll be able to do all that till the day I die.”

44. “My parents never looked at my acting as a career. They saw it as a way to help provide for the household.” 

45. “Basically, you’re selling a world as an actor, right? I mean it’s like any salesperson: if you believe in your product, you know your product, you sell it a lot better.” 

46. “I never thought I was going to be an actor. And I never really thought of myself as one. Even though I keep working. I thought I’d just do a wave of movies, and then I’d burn out. They just kept coming together.”

Paul Walker Quotes on His Experiences in the Fast & Furious Film Franchise

47. “I almost sabotaged my career. The ‘Fast & Furious’ didn’t let me, and I’m grateful now. That franchise gave me the opportunity.”

48. “I’m Brian a lot more than I’m Paul Walker, which is awesome. When I hear, ‘Hey Paul Walker!’ my hair stands up on the back of my neck. It’s uncomfortable. But when I hear, ‘It’s Brian!’ It’s cool. I like Brian.”

49. “It’s funny to see the people connect with Fast & Furious the way they do. I had no clue, I didn’t get it. And now, more I get it and I see it.”

Paul Walker Quotes That Will Tell You About His Personality and Interests

50. “I’m not the kind of guy who’s taking advantage of my position.”

51. “I’m not afraid of anything. That’s just the way I am.”

52. “I’d like to live on horseback and just be a cowboy.”

53. “You know, I’m a pretty mellow guy. I’m pretty easy-going. I see everyone’s perspective.”

54. “I love long-range rifle shooting. I like anything that deals with precision. I also find that with archery. On my ranch, I have my own range with 3-D targets of animals and hay bales from different distances.”

55. “I’m a surfer. I grew up in Southern California and used to surf twice a day, every day.”

56. “I grew up hunting and fishing. I’ve always been into archery. I’ve always been into cars. In my family, that was just stuff we did. That’s just the way it was.”

57. “I’m not the least bit polished, I come from a blue-collar background and I never thought I could feel comfortable around the English.”

58. “I could take you for a walk on the beach and I could point out just about any creature and give you their Latin names.”

59. “Surfing soothes me, it’s always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I’m on a wave.”

60. “I’m a science guy. I’m a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I’d be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.”

Did These Paul Walker Quotes Inspire You to Care For Others and Share Your Blessings?

Paul Walker was a well-known Hollywood actor who dedicated his life to making a difference in the world. He worked as an actor for nearly two decades before his tragic death in a car accident in 2013. 

He was also a generous philanthropist who assisted natural disaster victims. Before his death, he organized a charity event through his foundation, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW).

Paul Walker used his career as a platform to raise awareness about his cause. He also urged people to be kind to one another and the environment. He was and still is an inspiration to many, and we hope this list of his best quotes was able to move you to make a difference in your own little way, just like him.

Which of these Paul Walker quotes is your favorite? Please, let us know in the comments section.

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