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55 of the Best Rob Dyrdek Quotes

Zisilia Alvsa



55 of the Best Rob Dyrdek Quotes

Which are your favorite Rob Dyrdek quotes?

Rob Dyrdek is an American entrepreneur, actor, reality TV personality, producer, and former professional skateboarder. He was labeled as one of the ‘most influential skateboarders of all-time’ by ‘FoxWeekly’.

Dyrdek is well known for his appearances in the reality shows ‘Rob & Big’, ‘Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory’, and ‘Ridiculousness’. He has set 21 individual “Guinness Book of World Records”. 

Here’s our collection of the best Rob Dyrdek quotes:


55 of the Best Rob Dyrdek Quotes

1. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a vacation, to be quite honest with you.” – Rob Dyrdek

2. “No one can fathom that the top 200 pro street skaters run from cops on the weekends and use a generator and lights to light up a handrail at 2 in the morning to get a trick that’s going to be in an advertisement that will be shown around the world.” – Rob Dyrdek

3. “The way skateboarding contests were in the past was like going to a basketball game and being told at the end of the game what the score was and who won. Think about how unengaging that would be if you didn’t know who was ahead or if it was a close game.” – Rob Dyrdek

4. “Once you get a trick on film, it’s there forever.” – Rob Dyrdek

5. “As skateboarding evolved, it evolved away from competition. Having a best-trick contest doesn’t work.” – Rob Dyrdek

6. “Sometimes I’ll be somewhere, and the cops will show up to kick me out and end up just asking for a photo.” – Rob Dyrdek

7. “As a professional skateboarder, I can’t look at anyone getting hurt – it freaks me out.” – Rob Dyrdek

8. “There’s nothing more ridiculous than seeing yourself in a video game.” – Rob Dyrdek

9. “If I liked an idea, even slightly, I would throw some money at it. I’ve had a lot of random things not work out that people don’t know about.” – Rob Dyrdek


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10. “There is nothing like watching a crazy video for the very first time.” – Rob Dyrdek


11. “I live a pretty balanced life. As hard as I do work & as many things that I do… I take a lot of time to stay physically strong. I really just try to get the proper rest. I don’t run myself into the ground.” – Rob Dyrdek

12. “No matter what I do, how much money I make, where I live, or what kind of car I drive, the stuff I skateboard on is the same stuff that every other kid in L.A., every kid in the country, everybody in the world is skateboarding on.” – Rob Dyrdek

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13. “Skateboarding has given me everything I have and created who I am.” – Rob Dyrdek

14. “Learning a [skateboard] trick is kind of like a puzzle; you have to keep trying, and trying, and trying, and adapting and changing, and adapting and changing, and finally it works.” – Rob Dyrdek

15. “Take this wealth and this fame, always stay humble, keep your family close, and do ridiculously crazy things.” – Rob Dyrdek

16. “MTV has a been a great partner over the years. I’m truly grateful for the platform they’ve provided for me to create and refine compelling, entertaining media at the highest level.” – Rob Dyrdek

17. “I’ve got some alien blood in me.” – Rob Dyrdek

18. “Anything is possible if you’re willing to work for it.” – Rob Dyrdek

19. “Everything in life is a fantasy until you choose to make it reality.” – Rob Dyrdek


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20. “In skateboarding, you’re never bigger than the streets.” – Rob Dyrdek


21. “Never undervalue the idea of partners. Understanding your strengths and then going out trying to find like-minded people who will be another pillar of your success.” – Rob Dyrdek

22. “DC and Monster have always supported my vision for street skateboarding, from building skate plazas throughout the world to now creating the first-ever professional skateboarding league.” – Rob Dyrdek

23. “If my parents really understood how much I’ve learned that I could never learn in school, they’d be very proud. Instead, I’m still their crazy kid, sagging his pants and dancing around on the laptop.” – Rob Dyrdek

24. “I quit high school to be a pro skateboarder out of Ohio, which is just asinine, but it was meant to be.” – Rob Dyrdek

25. “You’re better off owning 30 percent and having two amazing partners who compliment you and are equally as driven as you are than having 100 percent and only having one aspect of it unless you’re a super genius who is creative and business-minded at the same time.” – Rob Dyrdek

26. “One of the best things to me about ‘Skate’ is that if you play this game from beginning to end, you just got a complete education on what skateboarding is.” – Rob Dyrdek

27. “In Ohio, I built the world’s first skate plaza.” – Rob Dyrdek

28. “My gift is execution; when I decide I’m going to do something, I’ll stop at nothing to do it. Along the way, you take a lot of risks and go for it, but you have to believe in it. You gotta believe in your idea, and lucky for me, I found a lot of success in that.” – Rob Dyrdek

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29. “Skateboarding for me is a whole lot different for me than before the TV fame, if you will because going out in the street is a little bit different.” – Rob Dyrdek


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30. “The evolution of the plaza always came from the idea of just a really good place to ride a skateboard that you could ride at any time, and that’s what the foundation always stands for – being a place that’s free, open and legal… for those that are technical, to do really hard stuff, and for those who are learning, to just have fun.” – Rob Dyrdek


31. “I try to seize every opportunity I can.” – Rob Dyrdek

32. “In all aspects of life, it’s always much funner when you surround yourself with people you enjoy being around.” – Rob Dyrdek

33. “I am truly blessed to have been a part of the MTV family for so long.” – Rob Dyrdek

34. “The reality of professional skateboarding contests is that they’re not relevant in our world.” – Rob Dyrdek

35. “With success comes responsibility of playing your part, to do what you can to help not only those that helped you get to where you’re at but the future of who’s going to be playing a part of your business and everything you do in your entire career.” – Rob Dyrdek

36. “Without a doubt, Dana White is my biggest influence.” – Rob Dyrdek

37. “I started my first company when I was 18 and learned by trial through fire, having no formal education or entrepreneurial experience.” – Rob Dyrdek

38. “I was raised by some very grounded, hardworking, Middle America parents.” – Rob Dyrdek

39. “With ‘Fantasy Factory,’ I want to take skating beyond the Tony Hawk generation and represent the street-skating generation.” – Rob Dyrdek


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40. “In life, some people trip and some fall but some take that trip and make a beautiful dance out of it.” – Rob Dyrdek


41. “The serious professional skateboarder doesn’t have a job. They get paid enough not to.” – Rob Dyrdek

42. “At most contests now, skaters are judged against themselves.” – Rob Dyrdek

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43. “I spend 2 hours a week in an infrared sauna.” – Rob Dyrdek

44. “For me, part of one my big movements is building authentic street environments for skateboarding.” – Rob Dyrdek

45. “I had to learn the hard way. There was a blindness, without any education or will or drive. Everything I started in the beginning from skate shops to record labels to a million and one side hustles that I went in without knowing how I was going to do it, a lot of those ventures just went out of business.” – Rob Dyrdek

46. “I built a very methodical television show around my business. I learned how to use television as a platform to advertise products. I created a platform showcasing the stuff that I build. It’s taking the integration model to another level.” – Rob Dyrdek

47. “As I’ve evolved, I’m capable of doing a lot of things at once, but really, as an entrepreneur and business person, it’s more about adding the right structure to be able to handle scaling all those things as opposed to being at the forefront of doing a lot of them.” – Rob Dyrdek

48. “My entire life is a single body of work.” – Rob Dyrdek

49. “California just does not remotely embrace the fact that it’s where skateboarding itself was birthed and where 90% of the industry is.” – Rob Dyrdek


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50. “Street League Skateboarding is the premier professional skateboarding league in the world, with the biggest prize money in history.” – Rob Dyrdek


51. “I operate best on big vision and creative detail.” – Rob Dyrdek

52. “Sure things are going to get sketchy, but when your having the time of your life whats sketchy?” – Rob Dyrdek

53. “Justin Bieber, I love to death. He’s such a cool, ridiculous, much crazier kid in real life – more than he’s really allowed to be because he’s a Unicorn and very rare.” – Rob Dyrdek

54. “There are some key elements to business being a success, and that’s a smart visionary and great management behind the people that are going to build it.” – Rob Dyrdek

55. “Half of my success is my fearlessness and recklessness – of just seeing the end and not stopping until you get there.” – Rob Dyrdek



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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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