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41 Mark Wahlberg Quotes About Family, Work & Health

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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor/ex-rapper, and has starred in a ton of world famous films.

Here’s a few favorites:

  • Ted
  • The Gambler
  • Pain & Gain
  • The Fighter
  • Contraband
  • Daddy’s Home

Wahlberg is well known for his healthy attitude to fitness, with incredible transformations often going on to prepare for many of his roles.

We’ve put together this awesome collection of the best Mark Wahlberg quotes:

 

41 Mark Wahlberg Quotes

1. “I never lie. I believe everything I say, so it’s not a lie.” – Mark Wahlberg

2. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

3. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

4. “I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.” Mark Wahlberg

5. “Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility. I was a street hustler. I did whatever it took. I sold whatever I could sell. I’m a good organizer.” – Mark Wahlberg

6. “I like to talk to people. I’ve got one assistant, one Blackberry. That’s my overhead. I don’t text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I’m old-fashioned.” – Mark Wahlberg

7. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

8. “For me, family always comes first; I would do anything to protect them.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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9. “There’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.” – Mark Wahlberg

10. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

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11. “In my movies, I’m not trying to erase any old image of myself, really. And also I’m not trying to imitate anyone or follow in their footsteps, because I know, Burt Reynolds was just one of the people that told me this, I know how you can only last in this business if you got something special to offer, just by being yourself.” – Mark Wahlberg

12. “It’s all about hustling, whether it’s in Boston or the film industry. I’ve been hustling my entire life – acting my way into trouble and acting my way back out again. I’m just fortunate to have had the opportunity to apply it in a different direction.” – Mark Wahlberg

13. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

14. “The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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“There aren’t really many compliments flying around with me and my friends. It’s a lot of tough love. But you know, that love is there, and if you need to have a serious conversation, you just gotta wait for the right time to do it.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

16. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

17. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

18. “When I was a rapper, the groupies didn’t have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.” – Mark Wahlberg

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19. “A lot of people tend to chew up the scenery. I’m a firm believer in less is more, especially on the big screen.” – Mark Wahlberg

20. “If I succeed in business but fail as a father, then I’ve failed.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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21. “I’ve always wanted to do right in life. But the wanting and the doing aren’t quite the same thing.” – Mark Wahlberg

22. “I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.” – Mark Wahlberg

23. “A lot of talented actors still have to pay their bills.” – Mark Wahlberg

24. “I’ve always been into working out and eating healthy. That’s just who I am.” – Mark Wahlberg

25. “As far as I’m concerned, there’s no job more important on the planet than being a mom.” – Mark Wahlberg

26. “I want people to come see my films and enjoy them but at the end of the day you can’t control what people think.” – Mark Wahlberg

27. “Tiger Woods is the only sports star who’s worth every penny he makes.” – Mark Wahlberg

28. “You know, there’s nothing like seeing the smile on my kids’ faces. Laughing together. Playing. It’s the best.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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“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.” – Mark Wahlberg

30. “I have a lot of real life experience that I can draw on. And I think that shows in the characters that I play because I’m always trying to find somebody – or find characters to play that I can identify with on a personal level or relate to. And I think it makes for a little bit more of an honest portrayal.” – Mark Wahlberg

31. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

32. “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?” – Mark Wahlberg

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33. “Well every moment, every project is different. I took a very slow approach to acting, trying to really work with people I could learn from. And I got something different out of each experience.” – Mark Wahlberg

34. “As soon as I ended up being incarcerated, I said, you know, this is not the life for me.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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35. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

36. “Being fit is almost as important to me as my face. And for me, it’s a combination of being spiritually and physically fit. There are guys who want to look good, and there are guys who want to perform at their best. Being fit is about being able to perform at your best, not necessarily just looking your best.” – Mark Wahlberg

37. “Growing up, I think I was arrested 20-odd times by the Boston police. The good news is that I’ve been able to use those experiences in a lot of my roles, and that has been a blessing.” – Mark Wahlberg

38. “I don’t plan on ever letting my daughters date. I’m going to try to do everything I can to prevent it. You know, it just terrifies me. It just terrifies me.” – Mark Wahlberg

39. “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.” – Mark Wahlberg

40. “I’ve got a pretty wide range of stuff that I’m interested in in life. But producing… it gives me a lot more time at home to spend with my family as opposed to being away on location shooting nights for months at a time.” – Mark Wahlberg

41. “The success of ‘The Fighter’ made it a lot easier to get ‘Broken City’ green-lit. And the buzz about ‘The Fighter’ also made it a lot easier to get ‘Contraband’ green-lit.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

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