Inspiring Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ Quotes That Will Motivate You!

Last edited: February 16, 2020
by Reda Elmardi

Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?

We smell it, and it isn’t pancakes, cookies, sushi, and pizza during his legendary cheat days.

No, what we smell is a success.

The Rock is a man that can seemingly do no wrong.

Everything he touches seems to turn to gold, and there’s nothing that he can’t do.

Whether you know him as The Rock, The People’s Champ, the Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment, or simply as Dwayne Johnson, you’ll likely know that he is one of the most driven and respected actors and entertainers in all of Hollywood.

Today, we’re going to be looking at several The Rock quotes, as well as who he is and where he came from.

Who Is The Rock?

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently one of the biggest actors and action movie stars in all of Hollywood.

He is an actor, a former/occasional wrestler, an entrepreneur, host, and pretty much everything else you can think of.

Not only is he a gifted entertainer, but he is also one of the most charismatic individuals to ever walk the earth.

What’s more, at 6ft 4 and 260 pounds of solid muscle, he is also a very physically imposing individual.

Early Life

The Rock was born on May 2nd, 1972, in California.

His mother was Samoan, and his father, who sadly passed away not too long ago, was a black wrestler.

Dwayne came from a family of wrestlers, as wrestling was in his blood.

Not only was his dad a wrestler, but so too was his grandfather, The High Chief Peter Maivia.

As a child, he would often get into fights and trouble, partly due to his unusually large size.

He was big and physically imposing, as well as athletic. He aspired to play football.

The Rock’s Career

We’ll keep it brief as we don’t have long. Despite playing for the Miami Hurricanes, The Rock picked up injuries and was cut from the team. His dream of playing pro football was over.

He begged his father to train him to be a wrestler, and in 1997, he made his debut in the WWF.


He would go on to become a multi-time WWF/WWE World Heavyweight Champion, as well as becoming the biggest star in the WWE.

He wrestled some unforgettable matches against wrestling legends such as The Undertaker, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Because of his popularity, The Rock appeared in a number of TV shows, whilst wrestling, and even hosted Saturday Night Live.

He played a small role in The Mummy Returns, playing The Scorpion King.

His role was so popular that it spawned a spin-off movie titled The Scorpion King.

It was a huge success and, despite wrestling part-time, he now wanted to get into acting.

He left WWE and went on to become the largest paid actor in all of Hollywood.

In 2011, after many years away from WWE, he returned to a thunderous ovation.

Nearly a year later, he returned to the ring in a tag team match, and went on to feud with John Cena and CM Punk, capturing the WWE Title along the way.

Despite focussing on his movie career, The Rock makes the occasional appearance for the WWE and continues to be the busiest man in Hollywood.

Check out these awesome motivational The Rock quotes.

Motivational The Rock quotes

  1.   “I’m very low-key. I don’t really blend in, so it’s difficult to go out in public. I like to do things that are kind of quiet, whether it’s a dinner at my house or a restaurant, or a movie night at home.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  2. “Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  3. “I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  4. “I like the idea of making a big, fun, adventure type of movie.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  5. “WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  6. “My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  7. “When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  8. “I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  9. “Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion is important.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  10. “We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can’t.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  11. “If something stands between you and your success move it. Never be denied.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  12. “I grew up in a musical; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It’s what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  13. “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  14. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  15. “In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  16. “The one thing I couldn’t identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on. I was a bit challenged when I was younger to stay on the right path. - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  17. “When I was a kid at four years old, that’s when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that’s instilled in you, it never goes away.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ JohnsonThe rock quotes

  18. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  19. “The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  20. “When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “Why Me?” Just say “Try Me.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  21. “With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  22. “The first step to achieving your goal, is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.” -Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  23. “Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.”

  24. “Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “awe s**. . they’re up”. - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  25. “Think back 5 years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  26. “I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  27. “The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody-like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and I thought, ‘That can be me.’ So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn’t realize back then that I was having a defining moment.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  28. “You don’t sign up for a divorce when you get married. It’s very painful. But it’s taught me a great deal about myself.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  29. “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  30. “You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  31. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  32. “Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  33. “All success begin with self-discipline. It starts with you.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  34. “One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  35. “When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock it… Kick that b!tch in, smile and introduce yourself.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  36. “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus &effort. And we control both.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

  37. “Grind Hard, Shine Hard.” - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

So, What is your favorite The Rock quotes? Comment below.

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About the Author

Reda Elmardi is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

About Reda Elmardi

Reda is an ACE Certified Nutritionist, Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt and bodybuilder with 11 years of experience. He's been published on many influential websites such as, Wealthy Gorilla, Good Men Project and more.

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