Bill Murray quotes

  • People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.
    -- Bill Murray

    #People #Noise #Speak

  • I improvise whenever I feel it's important, or whenever I think that something's there. It's nice to have a script that's so well-written that I don't have to improvise. I mean, I used to have to re-write whole movies; this is kind of nice.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Nice #Writing #Mean

  • The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Jobs #Enemy #Loved Ones

  • Melancholy is kind of sweet sometimes, I think. It's not a negative thing. It's not a mean thing. It's just something that happens in life, like autumn.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Sweet #Mean #Autumn

  • Harold Ramis and I together did the ‘National Lampoon Show’ off Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Groundhog Day #Stripes #Together

  • Chicago actors are hard-nosed. They're tough on themselves and their fellow actors. They're self-demanding.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Self #Chicago #Actors

  • You know...they say an elephant never forgets. What they don't tell you is, you never forget an elephant.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Elephants #Never Forget #Forget

  • When I work, my first relationship with people is professional. There are people who want to be your friend right away. I say, "We're not gonna be friends until we get this done. If we don't get this done, we're never going to be friends, because if we don't get the job done, then the one thing we did together that we had to do together we failed."
    -- Bill Murray

    #Jobs #People #Together

  • Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear, and when I do, it's usually something unusual.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Underwear #Unusual #Chicks

  • People confuse friendship and relaxation. It's incredibly important to be relaxed - you don't have a chance if you're not relaxed. So I try very hard to relax any kind of tension. But friendship is different.
    -- Bill Murray

    #People #Relaxation #Important

  • I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Reading #Book #Thinking

  • Most people, when they talk fast, they get flat.
    -- Bill Murray

    #People #Flats

  • Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Awards #Acting #Campaigns

  • You can't think about what you're going to do. It just gets in the way. You have to be just available for life, otherwise you're not bringing anything to the party. So I don't lie awake thinking about what I'm going to do workwise. There's just too much going on.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Lying #Party #Thinking

  • I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Jobs #People #Trying

  • When I started, the scripts weren't as good, and you'd have to have a huge burst of energy to go, "Sheesh, how am I going to? This stuff's no good." So you'd have to improvise something or create something or try to work with the ware and try to figure out, how do you make this visually and orally acceptable, entertaining? Nowadays, the scripts are just so much better, that you don't have to feel that way. You feel like the script's coming to you, you can just relax. You don't have to drive the boat.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Trying #Relax #Scripts

  • Don't think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you'll never do a thing.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Thinking #Errors

  • Different vodkas have different effects. Some make you feel a little...poly-lingual. Some make you feel like you want to talk back to someone who's giving you a hard time. Some make you feel like lifting kettle bells.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Hard Times #Giving #Different

  • The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Wise #Wise Words #Relaxed

  • If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, 'Okay, let's pick a date. Let's plan this and make a party and get married.' Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Love #Party #Thinking

  • My favorite thing about New York is the people, because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.
    -- Bill Murray

    #New York #Thinking #People

  • And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Money #Nice #Effort

  • Atheist leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair was murdered. Jon Murray and Robin Murray-O'Hair were also murdered by individuals involved with the atheist organization.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Atheist #Hair #Organization

  • Mrs. O'Hair died horribly, a victim of the world she helped to shape. Without the Deity she fought so hard against, there is no right and wrong, increasingly people are ruled by their passions and humanity is a tragedy waiting to happen.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Passion #Hair #People

  • I try to be available for life to happen to me. We're in this life, and if you're not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you're available, life gets huge. You're really living it.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Past #Trying #Ordinary

  • I go home and stay there. I wash and scrub up each day, and that's it. One month I actually grew a moustache, just so I could say that I'd done something.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Home #Mustache #Done

  • Grab this day by the neck and kiss it.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Kissing #Necks #This Day

  • Be available for life to happen.
    -- Bill Murray

  • I think the only reason I've had the career life that I've had is that someone told me some secrets early on about living. You can do the very best you can when you're very, very relaxed, no matter what it is or what your job is, the more relaxed you are the better you are. That's sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did it. And I thought, that's a job I could be proud of. It's changed my life learning that, and it's made me better at what I do.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Jobs #Fun #Thinking

  • I'm a nut, but not just a nut.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Nuts #Insanity

  • Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Acting #Needs #Suits

  • There are people who drove me crazy, but they got the job done. And when I see that person again, I nod my head. Respect.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Jobs #Crazy #People

  • I think all phases of one's career are serious if you take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Thinking #Careers #Serious

  • I realized the more fun I had, the more relaxed I was working, the better I worked.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Fun #I Realized #Relaxed

  • You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Common Sense #Common #Whiskey

  • Like: 'Don't walk out there with one hand in your pocket unless there's somethin' in there you're going to bring out.' You gotta commit. You've gotta go out there and improvise and you've gotta be completely unafraid to die. You've got to be able to take a chance to die. And you have to die lots. You have to die all the time.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Hands #Pockets #Able

  • The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Home #Where Home Is #Way

  • The cool part about naming your kid is you don’t have to add six numbers to make sure the name is available.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Kids #Names #Numbers

  • There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That's when you want to be noticed, because it's very easy to get forgotten in an ER.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Couple #Kids #Kitchen

  • You can tell how boring a person is by the lack of fear in their eyes when someone is flipping through photos on their phone.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Eye #Phones #Boring

  • You cannot pray them out of hell.
    -- Bill Murray

    #Scary #Praying #Hell