Chris Gardner (Will Smith) Quotes

“Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it.

You want something, go get it. Period.”

– Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith in the popular 2006 movie ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’

Perhaps one of the most beautiful quotes you’ll ever come across!

This one’s from the popular Will Smith movie The Pursuit of Happiness, and was said by Smith’s character to his son (played by Jaden Smith in the movie, who is his real son) during one of the scenes. Truly a fantastic movie, and maybe one of the best inspirational quotes ever in a movie – right up there with the best!

It was also a pretty great scene, wasn’t it!

And not only is it just so true, it is so relevant for businessmen and entrepreneurs today! It is very important to chase your dreams, and think big! Always think big. Impossible is nothing!

You’ll always have people put you down and laugh at you for thinking big. But that’s how big businesses are built, and that’s how leaders are born. This is a fact, and history is proof of this!

Dont’t listen to people. Dare to dream! Think big. Start small and work your way up. History is full of examples: Microsoft was started by two college dropouts in a garage. Today, it is one of the biggest corporations in the world, and a certain you-know-who the richest man in the world! Apple, Google, Subway, Amazon, The Body Shop, and HP are just a few other examples.

What all these mega-businesses of today have in common is that their owners dreamed big, wanted something, went and got it, and didn’t let anyone tell them otherwise.

A great lesson for entrepreneurs today!