Eddie Murphy quotes

Born
April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Comedian, actor.

Eddie Murphy is an American comedian and actor.

If you’re involved in with something that’s original, you know, you’ll always go back and try to rehash it.
– Eddie Murphy
If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
– Eddie Murphy
I’m the artist when I’m doing music that I am when I’m acting. I’m everything.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
I’m in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
– Eddie Murphy
The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
I’m a comedian who got into movies, so I don’t really think of myself as an actor.
– Eddie Murphy
I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
– Eddie Murphy
As you get older, you get different, and I’m a mushier, softer person as I get older.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
‘SNL’ is part of my history. I got on the show as a kid. That’s the show I got known from.
– Eddie Murphy
I’ve been a big Bob Marley fan forever. Forever. Like big, huge. Bob Marley and the Beatles, that’s my big, giant music influence. I can listen to them all the time.
– Eddie Murphy
Music has always been around with me.
– Eddie Murphy
From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.
– Eddie Murphy
My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson.
– Eddie Murphy
You know why they think I’m reclusive? I don’t do the Hollywood stuff. I’ve never been on the circuit.
– Eddie Murphy
In the original script, my character was a basketball player rather than a boxer. I didn’t think I could pull that off. I’m a little short to be a basketball player!
– Eddie Murphy
I’m not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I reveal myself. That’s the show now.
– Eddie Murphy
In a movie like this, the relationship between the two guys is crucial. It sinks or swims on how these two guys are together. I think we did a good job.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
You know, if you look all my stuff… If you go back to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ my stuff always has music, even a bunch of my comedy stuff – like in ‘Shrek,’ the donkey is always singing. Music is always there.
– Eddie Murphy
If you have a flop movie, so what? And if you have a hit movie, it’s ‘so what,’ too – it’s on to the next movie.
– Eddie Murphy
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.
– Eddie Murphy
I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that’s what I’m most comfortable doing.
– Eddie Murphy