Eddie Murphy Quotes


Best 57 Quotes by Eddie Murphy – Page 1 of 2

“After all these years, I've done well and I'm cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I've saved some paper, everybody's healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it's all good.”

“As you get older, you get different, and I'm a mushier, softer person as I get older.”

“Being on 'SNL' gives you a unique experience that almost no one else has. It's like Harvard for the comic actor.”

“Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, 'What would I even talk about onstage?' It's never been, 'I wonder if I'm funny. I wonder if I can come up with jokes.' It's more, 'What would it be like without the leather suit and the anger?”

“From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.”

“Getting divorced didn't sour me on the institution of marriage. I'll tell you what I'll never do: I'll never get divorced again.”

“Growing up, I liked all the stuff that everyone else was listening to, like Motown, but the biggest group of all was The Beatles.”

“However wack anyone thought 'Whatzupwitu' was, there's not a lot of people that have footage of themselves dancing around in the clouds with Michael Jackson. I do have that forever.”

“I can go to a country song, go right into it and make it sound authentic. And I think that's because of my ear as an impressionist.”

“I don't know what my Death Row meal would be. I'm surprised that people can even eat when they're on Death Row.”

“I don't think more concentration is required for Robert De Niro to do what he does as for Jim Carrey to do what he does.”

“I had a band before I did standup – I've always done music. I got known for being funny, and that's how I make a living – and from acting – but I never stopped playing and producing and recording music.”

“I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years. I don't look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.”

“I keep telling people I'll make movies until I'm fifty and then I'll go and do something else. I'm going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.”

“I leave my house all the time! But I'm not at all the Hollywood parties. I'm grown, and where else am I supposed to be? I'm supposed to be home.”

“I love 'Trading Places,' but 'Coming to America' has one of the things I like to do – I like the multiple characters.”

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“I love the Beatles.”

“I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.”

“I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day.”

“I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.”

“I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing – how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.”

“I stopped doing standup because it stopped being fun. And the reason it stopped being fun was it was harder to write – and this was before the Internet – it was harder to write new stuff. It had gotten so crazy.”

“I think I have enough of a sense to know what works for me and what doesn't, without going into some big thing and analyzing what I do. I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.”

“I used to be the hippest of them all. I used to know everything about everything. I used to read about everything that was going on, and I knew everybody's name and anybody in pop culture. Anything that was written about me, I would read.”

“I'd like to produce, direct, write, score, and star in a film in exactly the way Chaplin did. I'll do that before I'm thirty.”

“I'm 42 and the age of a guy who has kids, so I guess I'm playing right where I'm supposed to be. I'm comfortable with that, but in the same breath I'd do something edgy. If someone came to me and offered me an edgy and funny story, then I'd do it.”

“I'm a comedian who got into movies, so I don't really think of myself as an actor.”

“I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.”

“I'm kind of long in the tooth to fly in in a cape now, so I'd have to be, like, the voice of reason or somebody. 'Don't do that, super-fellow!”

“I'm not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I reveal myself. That's the show now.”

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