Eddie Murphy quotes

  • I will blow your face clean off your face!
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Blow #Faces #Your Face

  • If you're an artist like a really, really long time, it stops being a performance. I'm not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I show you some of me. It's not a show no more.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Artist #Long #Performing

  • Every bad decision I've made has been based on money. I grew up in the projects and you don't turn down money there. You take it, because you never know when it's all going to end. I made Cop III because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Decision #Thumbs #Roger

  • When I go back to the stage, I want to be able to do everything. I want to be able to do music and comedy and all that stuff and have a show like nobody ever had before.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Want #Able #Stuff

  • Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Writing #Were Not Meant To Be #Taste

  • The other day I got out the shower and I bend down to reach for a towel, and I felt a sharp pain in my chest. Shot through my chest and up around my shoulder and down my spine. I thought 'Oh, Lord.' I thought I was dying. I bent over and looked, and I was standing on my own titty.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Pain #Dying #Towels

  • That's my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you'd see pictures all over of Elvis. He's just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it's because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the ***** room. I don't give a ***** who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Thinking #Idols #Giving

  • The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Giving #Advice

  • I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Confidence #Self Confidence #Initiative

  • I took my portrait that Kaufman did of me home from the Saturday Night Live TV set.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Home #Night #Portraits

  • 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

    #People #Gentleman #Fifty

  • I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I'm content to sit here and play my guitar all day.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Guitar #Play #Want

  • I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Comedian #Stand Up Comedian

  • Making movies is time-consuming and it's boring. You spend most of your time waiting between takes. It's like a big machine that moves slowly.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Moving #Waiting #Machines

  • I'm in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Want #Position

  • Theres this little box that African-American actors have to work in, in the first place, and I was able to rise above that box. I could have done a bunch of movies where I stayed as the Axel Foley or Reggie Hammond persona. But I didnt want to be doing the same thing all the time. Every now and then, you crash and burn, but thats part of it.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #African American #Actors #Done

  • I'm the artist when I'm doing music that I am when I'm acting. I'm everything.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Artist #Acting

  • Growing up, I liked all the stuff that everyone else was listening to, like Motown, but the biggest group of all was The Beatles.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Growing Up #Listening #Groups

  • If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Trying

  • 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.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Party #Home #House

  • Are You Driving With Your Eyes Open? Or Are You like Using The Force?
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Eye #Driving #Force

  • I been seeing newspapers every Sunday morning, white dudes be in there in their drawers, never having no bulge in they drawers. Smiling at you. If I ain't have no bulge, I wouldn't be smiling!
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Funny #Morning #Sunday

  • Mick Jagger's lips' so big, black people be going, "You got some big-ass lips!"
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Funny #People #Black

  • This is a regional fair that attracts people from the surrounding counties and from further distances. The fair draws people from as far away as Albert Lea, Owatonna and the Twin Cities.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Distance #Cities #People

  • From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Flow #Dialogue

  • White boys always get the Oscar. It's a known fact. Did I ever get a nomination? No! You know why? Cause I hadn't played any of them slave roles, and get my ***** whipped. That's how you get the nomination. A black dude who plays a slave that gets his ***** whipped gets the nomination, a white guy who plays an idiot gets the Oscar. That's what I need, I need to play a retarded slave, then I'll get the Oscar.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Boys #Play #White

  • I can figure out which Spice Girl I wanna impregnate.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Girl #Spices #Figures

  • My wife ain't gonna make love to me if I got no money!
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Money #Wife #Making Love

  • The best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Money #Hurt #People

  • 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.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Beautiful #Smart #Kids

  • Seventy-five years. That's how much time you get if you're lucky. Seventy-five years. Seventy-five winters, seventy-five springtimes, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. When you look at it like that, it's not a lot of time, is it? Don't waste them. Get your head out of the rat race and forget about the superficial things that pre-occupy your existence and get back to what's important now.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Summer #Winter #Autumn

  • My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Real #Men #Sound

  • 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

    #Basketball #Character #Player

  • Flowers are the fastest way to a woman's heart. Well, actually, the fastest way is through her rib cage, but flowers are a lot less messy.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Flower #Heart #Ribs

  • I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Successful #Made #Exception

  • 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

    #Country #Opportunity #Watches

  • I just voted for Jesse Jackson !
    -- Eddie Murphy

  • Making a movie is a collaborative effort and sometimes all the ingredients don't work out. I know that every now and again I am going to make a movie that won't work.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Work Out #Effort #Ingredients

  • All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of a masterpiece.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Men #Self #Ideas

  • The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Years #Political #Get Better

  • The welfare of our children is our main concern and their best interests are our first priority
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Children #Priorities #Firsts

  • 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

    #Relationship #Jobs #Thinking

  • I’m a comedian who got into movies, so I don’t really think of myself as an actor.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Thinking #Comedian #Actors

  • I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Attitude #Moving #Voice

  • I want a woman who can arouse my intellect as well as my loins.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Want #Intellect #Wells

  • I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Age #Fixing #Broke

  • It is as big a mistake to turn down a good shot as it is to take a bad one
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Basketball #Mistake #Bigs

  • The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don't hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they're in a good mood.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Kids #Want #Emotion

  • 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

    #Years #Filters #Looks

  • You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly! Ha, ha!
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Funny #Life #Might

  • Every bad decision I've made has been based on money.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Decision #Bad Decision #Made

  • All inspiration comes from a higher power. The body is a shell. The creative spot is from God - You hear voices, everybody does. When you get older, you refer to it as intuition.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Inspiration #Voice #Creative

  • I trip off it. You know what's interesting about the makeup is when you get up close and you know he's been working on your face, and you see where the makeup starts and it stops, and how seamless it is. You could look at it for hours.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Makeup #Interesting #Looks

  • I don't think there's ever been someone with as much presence as Elvis Presley, I mean if he walked into a room I think everyone would be looking at only him. Even when he was dying and through all that when you looked at him it seemed all put together. It fascinates me.
    -- Eddie Murphy

    #Mean #Thinking #Dying