Paul Walker’s 18 Valuable And Adorable Quotes
Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise.
He was born on September 12, 1973 and he died on November 30, 2013.
Walker began his career as a child actor during the 1970s and 1980s, and gained enormous recognition in the early 1990s after he successfully appeared in the television soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
He has been featured in many movies and TV shows and his performances has been praised in some movies like the teen film “She’s All That” and the coming-of-age film “Varsity Blues” (both 1999), before gaining international fame after starring in The Fast and the Furious (2001).
Paul Walker’s Early life
Walker was born on September 12, 1973, into a middle class family at Glendale, California, to American parents with mostly English, as well as German, Swiss, and Irish ancestry.
His mother, Cheryl, was a fashion model, and his father, Paul William Walker III, was a sewer contractor and former amateur boxer, who was a two-time Golden Glove champion.
Seem like boxing is the heritage of the Walker’s family because Walker’s paternal grandfather, William, had a short-lived boxing career as “Irish” Billy Walker.
Paul Walker’s Career
Paul Walker began a modelling career as a toddler, starring in a television commercial for Pampers at age two.
He continued to appear in commercials, most notably for Showbiz Pizza in 1984, before beginning an acting career on television that year, appearing in the teen anthology series CBS Schoolbreak Special.
Walker continued to work in television until 1996, across a number of genres; he appeared in two episodes of the fantasy drama Highway to Heaven between 1984 and 1986, and secured his first leading role in 1987, appearing as Jeremy Beatty in the sitcom Throb.
He continued to feature on sitcoms in the early 1990s, with guest roles in Charles in Charge, Who’s the Boss?, and the short-lived What a Dummy. In 1993, he portrayed Brandon Collins on the soap opera The Young and the Restless; he and co-star Heather Tom, who played Victoria Newman, gained fame, and were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Soap Opera at the Youth in Film Awards.
Walker’s final television role was on Touched by an Angel, although appeared as himself, alongside his sister Ashlie, as contestants on a 1988 episode of the game show I’m Telling!, in which they finished in second place.
Walker began his film career in 1986, appearing mainly in low budget films.
His first role was in the horror comedy Monster in the Closet, and a year later, starred The Retaliator (retroactively subtitled Programmed to Kill), a science fiction film.
In 1994, he returned to film, starring in Tammy and the T-Rex, but secured his first feature film role in the comedy Meet the Deedles in 1998; although commercially and critically unsuccessful, it allowed Walker to secure supporting roles in the films Pleasantville (1998), Varsity Blues (1999), She’s All That (1999), and The Skulls (2000).
In 2001, Walker’s breakthrough role arrived when he starred opposite Vin Diesel in the action film The Fast and the Furious; it was commercially successful, and subsequently launched a media franchise.
The film also established Walker as a film star and leading man, as his performance garnered the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Diesel) in 2002. (from wikipedia).
Having the dream and desire of the media world, he started as a child model and he became an international respected actor.
Paul Walker died on 30th November 2013. But his life instill hope, faith and love in us.
Paul Walker Quotes
“You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae.”
“My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.”
“I don’t care what it is in life: listen to your heart. If you do, no matter what, you win.”
“Sometimes the hurdles aren’t really hurdles at all. They’re welcome challenges, tests.”
“I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.”
“The mornings along the coast where the fog and mist meet with the salty spray of the seas is one of my favourite smells. I love the smell in the evergreen forest just after it rains – The Redwood Forest in California has the coast, too, so you have the best of everything!”
“I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.”
“I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like it.”
“When I was younger, the pressure was just being cool. I never thought of myself as a cool guy. I always thought of myself as more of the goofy guy.”
“Attitude is attitude, whether you’re a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?”
“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.”
“I’m not afraid of anything. That’s just the way I am.”
“There’s a time and place for everything, but as I get older, I like finding those human moments and really connecting. Maybe I’m not as cool as I once was.”
“I’m one of those people that think certain things happen at certain times for all the right reasons.”
“I wish I could be behind the wheel for every stunt.”
“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.”
“There’s more to life than movies.”
“It’s not about working anymore, its about doing work I can be proud of.”