35 Inspirational Eddie Murphy Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Eddie Murphy Quotes On Success

Edward Regan Murphy is an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs. (1982), the Beverly Hills Cop series (1983–present), Trading Places (1983), The Nutty Professor (1996), and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). He has also won numerous awards for his work on the fantasy comedy film Dr. Dolittle (1998) and its 2001 sequel. In 2007, Murphy won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James “Thunder” Early in the musical film Dreamgirls. May these Eddie Murphy Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “The welfare of our children is our main concern, and their best interests are our first priority.” Eddie Murphy

2. “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

3. “Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.” Eddie Murphy

4. “This country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.” Eddie Murphy

5. “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

6. “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

7. “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

8. “I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that’s what I’m most comfortable doing.” Eddie Murphy

9. “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.” Eddie Murphy

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

11. “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

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

13. “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.” Eddie Murphy

14. “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

15. “All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of their masterpiece.” Eddie Murphy

16. “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

17. “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

18. “I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.” Eddie Murphy

19. “As you get older, you get different, and I’m a mushier, softer person as I get older.” Eddie Murphy

20. “The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.” Eddie Murphy

21. “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

22. “I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.” Eddie Murphy

23. “There’s always been a lot of negative stuff written about me. That’s why I don’t pay any attention to the critics. They’ve never liked anything I’ve done. What do critics know? It’s the way the audience reacts that matters.” Eddie Murphy

24. “If you’re involved in with something that’s original, you know, you’ll always go back and try to rehash it.” Eddie Murphy

25. “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

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

27. “You can’t let the good things people say make you feel too good, because you’re going to let the bad things make you feel bad.” Eddie Murphy

28. “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

29. “Making movies are 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

30. “When I’m doing stand-up, it’s just me depending on me. I know how to go out there and make people laugh. I’ve been doing it since I was a teenager. I trust my instincts. I just go out and talk. A lot of the time I let the material come from the top of my head.” Eddie Murphy

31. “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

32. “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.” Eddie Murphy

33. “Whenever I am on camera or doing anything on mic, I don’t have any process at all. I just do it and, when I’m finished, it goes away. There is no process. I wish there were some techniques to it. I just turn it on and off, and then I go home.” Eddie Murphy

34. “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

35. “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

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