Chadwick Boseman, the 42yrs old actor know globally for this character as King T'Challa in the Mavins movie Black Panther passed on the 28th of August 2020 from colon IV cancer. He was diagnosed of colon III cancer in 2016. What’s most striking is that, it was during the time he was battling it, he acted Civil War, Marshall, Infinity War, Endgame, 21 Bridges, Da 5 Bloods and Black Panther; most striking achievement when you consider they were all shoot during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. This speaks volumes of his mental strength.
His life and story remain an inspiration to many young people and today, I bring a list of ten quotes from Chadwick Boseman that you would inspire you to strive against all that tries to push your back to the ground.
1.“Look down over what you've conquered and appreciate what God has brought you through.”
~ Chadwick Boseman
Fearlessness means taking the first step, even if you don’t know where it will take you. It means being driven by a higher purpose, rather than an applause. It means knowing that you reveal your character when you stand apart, more than when you stand with the crowd”.
3. “Your grades don't give a real indication of what your greatness will be”
4. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I hope that I would not have a single talent left and I could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.”
5. Chadwick Boseman in a scene from '42'
“Inhale and exhale this moment, and thank God for the unique beauties and wonders of this day. We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God’s creation, whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom.”
Chadwick Boseman in a scene from 21 Bridges
6. “Sometimes you need to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is and how you need to fight it.... When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who stands against it.”—Washington Post, Howard University
7. “Your very existence is wrapped up in things you need to fulfil. Whatever you choose for a career path, remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose”.
8. James Brown (Chadwick Boseman), Get On Up (2014)
“I don’t care if they like me. I didn’t come here to make friends. I don’t even care if they respect me. I know who I am. I’ve got enough respect for myself. I do not want them to beat me.”
9. Chadwick Boseman, The Off The Camera Show
“You can say you worked hard, but you can’t say you deserved it. You can say you wished for it and prayed for it, but you can’t say you made it happen.”
10. Chadwick Boseman, Commencement Speech (2018)
“Sometimes you have to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is and how you need to fight it.”
11. Chadwick Boseman, Commencement Speech (2018)
“Sometimes you need to feel the pain and sting of defeat to activate the real passion and purpose that God predestined inside of you.”
12. “There’s nothing more stressful than your stomach growling. But interestingly enough, some of my best writing came when I was poor and hungry – living off water and oatmeal, mind clear”.
“I don’t think it matters what I believe, only what I do.”
Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), 42 (2013).
14. “When you are deciding on next steps, next jobs, next careers, further education, you should rather find purpose than a job or career” ~Chadwick Boseman
“Purpose is the essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill.”
Which of the above Chadwick Boseman quotes moved you the most?
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