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
The most instructive Eddie Murphy quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
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.
I will blow your face clean off your face!
All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of their masterpiece.
Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.
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 f***ing room. I don't give a f*** who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.
I'm just a man. I think people are reacting to something else when they see me. They're not reacting to me, Eddie Murphy. They don't even know me. It's just luck and the God in me they're reacting to.
The best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
I want a woman who can arouse my intellect as well as my loins.
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.
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.
I took my portrait that Kaufman did of me home from the Saturday Night Live TV set.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The welfare of our children is our main concern, and their best interests are our first priority.
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.
If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
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.
Every bad decision I've made has been based on money.
My wife ain't gonna make love to me if I got no money!
Mick Jagger's lips' so big, black people be going, "You got some big-ass lips!"
How can music without any words make you think? I listen to jazz when I'm doing something else. I use it for background music, I don't just sit down and concentrate on it. Lyrics, words - that's what makes me think.
I'm in a whole different part of show business. I'm not even part of Shakespeare in Love.
Stevie Wonder is a musical genius !
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.
I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope.
Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.
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.
I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.
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.
You know, 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.
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 in a position that allows me to do what I want to do, and I do it.
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.
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.
The competitions are as much a part of the tradition as the actual dances.
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.
I'm relaxed about my career. I've been making movies for over 20 years, so I've earned at least the right to relax.
My life is nothing like the Daddy Day Care life.
Me around the house is nothing like the Daddy Day Care dad.
Over the past 50 years Bob Hope employed 88 joke writers who supplied him with more than one million gags, and he still couldn't make me laugh.
This is how you answer a door in my neighborhood. WHO IS IT?
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.
Is it just me, or does every woman in New York have a severe emotional problem?
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 spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.
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.