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Motivational Advice from Oscar-Winning Actors

We have collected some nice motivational quotes from the most beloved Oscar-winning actors. The way to the big screen is a really hard way and most celebrities have achieved great success through dedication, sacrifice and hard work, learning wisdom on their way. Today they are going to share their wisdom with you.

It’s a wonderful metaphor, catching a wave, for how you can look at other challenges in your life.
– Jeff Bridges

There is no life without hardships just like there is no sea without waves. Some people give up after facing a challenge, but they shouldn’t. Sometimes waves knock you down but you should get up and move on. Only if you keep moving forward you can catch the wave and let it drift you.

I think that when you don’t see the boundaries, you cross them without even knowing they exist in the first place.
– Marion Cotillard

The best way to push the boundaries is to forget about their existence. Boundaries are born in your mind and you are the only one who sets them.

My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.
– Matthew McConaughey

Every individual has his own way on the road of life. So never stop moving forward, no matter how tough the road is.

Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.
– Denzel Washington

The only way to achieve success is being an individual. Whatever you are doing, try to do it your own way. Making a living without feeling pleasure in your life and work will get you into nowhere. When you make a difference, you make your life more challenging but interesting and full of hopes.

There are a lot of great movies that have won the Academy Award, and a lot of great movies that haven’t. You just do the best you can.
– Clint Eastwood

What is the most important factor for success? Is it luck or hard work? Of course, luck is tricky: sometimes it is good, sometimes it is bad and we cannot engineer it. But we can come closer to doing so by applying our best efforts.

In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It’s sure been tough on my nails.
– Jack Nicholson

Some people achieve success operating really tough while the others just move slowly but steadily. No matter how exactly you are acting, after you apply the best efforts, achievement is bound to come. So never give up and be tough when it is needed.

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some get it as a graduation gift.
– Robin Williams

Some people are born with ‘something special’ that others do not seem to have. It might be a look in their eyes or a great charisma: you either have it or you don’t. However, there are people who know what to do to become great and they are continually trying to become better. Thus, what Robin Williams says, is that real greatness is a mixture of the two.

When I was a little kid, I watched great people acting. You are the people wanted – made me want to be an actor. Now I’m proud to be an actor and I’m gonna keep on acting.
– Whoopi Goldberg

There are great people in the world — people who have inspired others by their achievements, values and attitudes. People who are the best at what they do are the greatest teachers. Watch them and learn from them and maybe someday you will inspire others as well.

These powerful messages is something you can benefit from — realize your potential, do your best, set goals and achieve them. There are many ways to make your dreams come true, so keep these motivational advice in your mind and be a winner!

Image credit: CNN Entertainment.