The Best Eddie Murphy quotes

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The life of Eddie Murphy is one that has been full of laughs, but it has also been touched by tragedy. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 3, 1961, Murphy was one of ten children. From a young age, Murphy showed a talent for making people laugh. After dropping out of high school, he began doing stand-up comedy and soon landed a role on the TV show Saturday Night Live. Murphy’s big break came with the release of the movie Beverly Hills Cop in 1984. In the years that followed, Murphy starred in some of the biggest comedies ever made. However, his personal life has also been marked by turmoil and heartbreak.

Discover the best Making, Music, Love, House, Movies, Stuff quotes from Eddie Murphy, and much more.


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About Eddie Murphy

birth of the author

April 3, 1961

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Stand-Up, Film, Television, Music

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Years Active:

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R&B, Funk, Synth-Pop, Comedy

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institution of the author

Sony Bmg, Cbs, Columbia, Motown

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Associated Acts:
Arsenio Hall Rick James


I love the Beatles. — Eddie Murphy

I’m in a whole different part of show business. I’m not even part of Shakespeare in Love. — Eddie Murphy

My wife ain’t gonna make love to me if I got no money! — Eddie Murphy

I love ‘Trading Places,’ but ‘Coming to America’ has one of the things I like to do–I like the multiple characters. — Eddie Murphy

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Snl’ is part of my history. I got on the show as a kid. That’s the show I got known from. — Eddie Murphy


Music has always been around with me. — 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

I’m the artist when I’m doing music that I am when I’m acting. I’m everything. — Eddie Murphy

I had a band before I did standup–I’ve always done music. I got known for being funny, and that’s how I make a living–and from acting–but I never stopped playing and producing and recording music. — Eddie Murphy

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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. — Eddie Murphy

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. — Eddie Murphy

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

Mick Jagger’s lips’ so big, black people be going, ‘You got some big–ass lips! — Eddie Murphy


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

i m a comedian who got into movies so i don t really think of myself as an actor Eddie Murphy quote

As crude As his movies were, he made them out of his pocket, and he had to do everything himself and come in from the back door. — 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 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

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

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If you interact with anyone, ultimately, all people are the same. However they’re dressed, when you’re in the house with a person, they’re going to be a regular human being. — Eddie Murphy

My life is nothing like the Daddy Day Care life. Me around the house is nothing like the Daddy Day Care dad. — Eddie Murphy

But if you would have told me 30 years ago that i would be this boring, stay–at–home… house dad and bill cosby would be in jail. — Eddie Murphy

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. — Eddie Murphy

We want the same effect as if someone’s house burned here. We want to give them a normal life as soon as possible. — Eddie Murphy

I’m not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I reveal myself. That’s the show now. — 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

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

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

Ultimately, 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; that’s what all this stuff is leading to. — 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

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