Eddie Murphy Quotes : Life Lessons in Quotes

Here are some of the best Eddie Murphy quotes that will make you laugh out loud. From his stand-up comedy to his movies, Murphy always delivers the laughs.

Eddie Murphy Quotes

“Most of the time, when people do things that are good, I’m always suspicious about it.” — Eddie Murphy

“Reality doesn’t bother me. You can’t turn what you see in real life into a movie.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t think that drugs and alcohol should be a part of a comedian’s demise.” — Eddie Murphy

“I want to get out there, travel, do my stand-up act and see the world, see other things and meet other people.” — Eddie Murphy

“You don’t have to be funny to laugh, but you do have to be funny to make people laugh.” — Eddie Murphy

“You can take my house away; all I got is my children and their mother.” — Eddie Murphy

“I serve a nice cup of hot, fresh blood. [Movies] are like the ultimate home video.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m happy doing it. I’d like not to wait until I’m fifty before I try something else. I’m going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t feel like doing films. I’m not afraid of dying. I’ve done a lot; I’ve left my mark, come what may — if that’s the way it is, hey, it is what it is. So have a nice day.” — Eddie Murphy

“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not a comedian; I just play one on TV.” — Eddie Murphy

“You have to make room for the idea that people can change. Sometimes you are your own worst enemy. You make mistakes and you try to rectify them.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t like this whole celebrity thing.” — Eddie Murphy

“I am a little nasty, but I ain’t mean. I’m a little naughty, but I ain’t mean.” — Eddie Murphy

“It’s like being a long lost member of a family.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve grown and I’ve pruned. Life has put me on the side of the road and sent me some directions.” — Eddie Murphy

“There’s no problem that can’t be conquered if you look at it in the right way.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not a comedian. I play one on TV.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve been the leader of some films that I didn’t think were any good.” — Eddie Murphy

“The purpose of this stage is to teach people how to find their talent.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m at the point where I do films I want to do. I don’t worry about the box office. It is all about the work, and it always has been.” — Eddie Murphy

“Some people come up to me like ‘you’ve got to keep doing movies’ and that kind of stuff, but I don’t know what they expect from me at this point.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m my own man.” — Eddie Murphy

“I was hot as a firecracker one time.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m happy when I’m doing movies I want to do. It’s all about the work, and it always has been.” — Eddie Murphy

“I won’t take tests, man. I’ll get funny looks from everybody on the set, but that’s too bad.” — Eddie Murphy

“Runaway is just me feeling good and trying something different for a change.” — Eddie Murphy

“I used to get into a lot of fights. Did a lot of crazy things. I guess I was just looking for attention.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m hot. I’m ready. That’s why I want to get back in the movies right now.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m a real redneck. That’s why I am who I am.” — Eddie Murphy

“You are destined to have a certain amount of fame when you are young, but then it’s over. You’ve made that statement.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t like that word famous. I will trade anything for fame one day, but now it’s too late.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not so much a hermit that I’m hiding. I just don’t do any interviews.” — Eddie Murphy

“I want to come out in something and shake things up. I haven’t done that in a while.” — Eddie Murphy

“I have never turned down anything because of the money involved.” — Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Delirious Quotes

“I hate being famous. You can’t go anywhere.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m a cow on the stage. I fake it real well.” — Eddie Murphy

“You have got to find stuff that’s emotional.” — Eddie Murphy

“Jealousy is like drinking poison, and then hoping it will kill someone else.” — Eddie Murphy

“I haven’t done stand-up in a year, and I miss it; I’m going back to it.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t believe any actor really has any idea of their take.” — Eddie Murphy

“I have a strange mind. I can go off on tangents. My mind does that all the time, you know?” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not a very shallow person, but I love myself to death.” — Eddie Murphy

“My mother was a very devout lady and she used to hustle me off to church every Saturday morning when I was little. When I’m saving souls, people let me go on and on!” — Eddie Murphy

“You’ve got to be willing to take chances in stand-up comedy and my strength has always been improvisation.” — Eddie Murphy

“They say you can’t go home again, but I’m going to make that trip real soon.” — Eddie Murphy

“When it comes time to deal with real life, I don’t want to do it. When it comes time to deal with real life, I’ll be in my trailer trying to come up with a funny line.” — Eddie Murphy

“I think so many things are based on greed and people not being willing to work together for the common good.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not as down on America as some other comedians. I’ve got a little bit of patriotism in me.” — Eddie Murphy

“Bermuda was fun because it was quiet, but it wasn’t enough for me. I like to be by myself, and that’s not possible if you’re with somebody else twenty-four hours a day.” — Eddie Murphy

“I did some commercials for an airline. It’s a comedy commercial and I always wanted to do those things because that’s something that takes your mind off everything else.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve been known to have one shot on stage and if it doesn’t work, I take it off the stage and go home.” — Eddie Murphy

“The thing about my people is that we’re all about work, work, work. We’re hard-working people.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not into a lot of impressions, mainly because I haven’t met enough people to do them too.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve always enjoyed being an entertainer and I don’t think I was ever ashamed of that as a child. I really enjoyed it and I’m still enjoying it.” — Eddie Murphy

“You can pretty much count on me to do anything.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve always felt that if you have a job, whether washing windows or waiting tables, you have to do it as though you like it. If you don’t have anyone telling you that your work isn’t good enough, chances are no one will ever tell you.” — Eddie Murphy

“There is a lot of negativity out there in the world and there’s nothing funny about it.” — Eddie Murphy

“You have to be willing to face people and tell them the truth.” — Eddie Murphy

“I think you must do something you love. I don’t think people are doing enough of what they love.” — Eddie Murphy

“I like things exactly the way they are, but change is always hard for me.” — Eddie Murphy

“When I was a kid, it was about being accepted and finding my individuality.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m very easygoing and I don’t really get involved in other people’s business. I kind of stay out of it. I don’t want to hear their problems and they don’t want to hear mine, so we just leave it at that.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve been on the road for a year and a half going to one city after another. It’s a lot of work, but I love it.” — Eddie Murphy

“I think that a lot of times in movies and stuff, you can tell if someone is playing a character or just being themselves.” — Eddie Murphy

“My father was always the first one up and always worked very hard. He did anything he could to make money. My mother never worked outside the house, but she worked hard taking care of us in her own way.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m so much more comfortable at home. I guess I get nervous when I have to deal with different people.” — Eddie Murphy

“I like to make people laugh and I think that’s my real job in life, just making people smile and laugh. That’s important to me.” — Eddie Murphy

Life Eddie Murphy Quotes

“If you’re lucky enough, you can make enough money in stand-up comedy where you don’t have to do anything else.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve always wanted to have the roots that let me be free to do things. For years I pushed my family away and now I’m trying to make up for it.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t have time for a regular job, whether selling shoes or being a truck driver. You know, kids are great, but there are other things I want to do.” — Eddie Murphy

“My mother and I are so close that we are almost like sisters.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve always had a great time doing comedy, but it’s almost like a hobby. I have to be doing something else that I love.” — Eddie Murphy

“When you’re taking chances, you get knocked down, and then people are going to say all kinds of things about you.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t believe in reality all that much. I think it’s a lot of people interpreting it to me differently.” — Eddie Murphy

“I don’t know if comedians are lazy or artists are special. I wonder what it is about the industry that makes us think we’re special. Like we’re the only ones that can do anything?” — Eddie Murphy

“If you want to make money, you’ve got to work. You can’t just make one good joke and then hang it on the bulletin board for all of eternity. The only way to make money is to put yourself out there and sell your act.” — Eddie Murphy

“I want to return to New York in about four or five weeks. I’ve been on the road for a long time and I’m ready to come home.” — Eddie Murphy

“There are a lot of critics out there that don’t like my comedy. I don’t think they are really out to get me. I’m sure a lot of people have their opinions and they’re entitled to them.” — Eddie Murphy

“People think I’m a clown or I’m always happy. But the truth is, it’s just the way my Mom raised me – to keep a smile on your face.” — Eddie Murphy

“I want to be able to speak about what I know and make people feel better about themselves. That’s what I love about comedy.” — Eddie Murphy

“I really want to get many things done in my life. I’m going to try and make as many movies as possible, but I don’t know if it will be forever.” — Eddie Murphy

“You learn a lot being on the road. You have time to think. You have time to talk to people and do interviews. You’re talking about your act. You’re talking about your future shows, what parts are working, and what parts aren’t working. In that sense, the road is a great, great school.” — Eddie Murphy

“From the beginning, I always wanted to be a good actor. That’s all I ever wanted to do.” — Eddie Murphy

“I just never thought of myself as a serious actor. But I’d been in comedy for 30 years and it was time to try something new.” — Eddie Murphy

“When you don’t have money, you have to think about food. You have to think about heat. You have to think about where your next meal will come from. When you don’t have money, then you really realize what it is to be poor.” — Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Coming to America Quotes

“I don’t want people to know me as a celebrity. I want them to know me as a person.” — Eddie Murphy

“People look at me like I’m some monster. I don’t believe that it’s my fault that my father was in the business and that he left me so much money. If he hadn’t left me so much money, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now with all these things that I have.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m unlike the other stars, who sit between movies and buy houses. Let’s see what happens when I get back to New York. You know, my whole life is going to change.” — Eddie Murphy

“When you’ve had the money for a while and you’ve been able to do a lot of things, it takes something special to make you happy. I’ve been doing this a long time and I still feel like I’m poor.” — Eddie Murphy

“If you’re lucky enough, you’ll get to make enough money doing comedy that you won’t have to worry about anything else. You can do what you want.” — Eddie Murphy

“The most important thing is to stay balanced because if you’re not in balance, if your head is in the clouds and your feet are on the ground, it’s difficult.” — Eddie Murphy

“I never wanted to be a celebrity. I’m just an actor who happened to be famous. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy doing comedy because I do.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve never been in a situation where if I had a choice, I would have done something else.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m very grateful for the stage. It’s still something that happens – it’s not something that happens just for fun and then goes away. For me, it’s the most important thing. It’s not just something I do.” — Eddie Murphy

“When you’ve had the money for a while and you’ve been able to do a lot of things, it takes something special to make you happy. I’ve been doing this for a long time and still feel like I’m poor. It’s not like I think, ‘I’ve got enough now.’ I want more.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m not as vain as a typical actor. I’m vainer than the average guy, but not as much as the average actor.” — Eddie Murphy

“I just enjoy stuff. That’s all it is. I love creating things that people can watch and go out and say, ‘Hey, what was that?’ That’s what it’s about for me. It’s about having my creative freedom. I’m happy when I’m able to do anything.” — Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy Sayings

“I love creating things that people can watch and go out and say, ‘Hey, what was that?’ That’s what it’s about for me. It’s about having my creative freedom. I’m happy when I’m able to do anything.” — Eddie Murphy

“Sometimes you want to be like everyone else and sometimes you don’t. I’ve been doing my thing for a long time. I don’t care if you like me or not, I want to be able to do what I love.” — Eddie Murphy

“The funny thing about being famous is that you can’t really do anything for fun. If you go out and get drunk with your friends, everyone thinks you’ve gone crazy. They think you are on drugs.” — Eddie Murphy

“I enjoy just sitting in my house watching television, listening to music, hanging out with my kids.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m an outstanding actor. I just don’t want to do it all the time. That’s why I’m still doing stand-up comedy and everything like that. Acting lets me do what I want to do. It’s nice that I can be who I am.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m just not a celebrity. I’m just a human being who happens to be famous, and the celebrities on the other side of the fence don’t like it.” — Eddie Murphy

“There are a lot of critics out there that don’t like my comedy. I don’t think they are really out to get me. I’m sure many people have their opinions and are entitled to them. I guess we just have different ways of looking at it.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’m just not a celebrity. I’m just a human being who happens to be famous, and the celebrities on the other side of the fence don’t like it. I’ve had enough of the Hollywood lifestyle. I’m ready to come home.” — Eddie Murphy

“I enjoy acting as an escape, and if I were only to make comedies, I would still be able to do that. It’s fun. If you want to be a celebrity, that’s fine, but at least you can have fun doing what you want. I would be bored if I were only acting comedies.” — Eddie Murphy

“I’ve done so many things. I’ve been happy in my life. I don’t feel like it’s ever been about money for me. I’ve always been able to do what I wanted to do with my life and have fun doing it.” — Eddie Murphy