Quotes by: Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy
Murphy at the Tribeca Film Festival for Shrek Forever After in 2010.
Birth name Edward Regan Murphy
Born (1961-04-03) April 3, 1961 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Medium Film, television, stand-up, music
Nationality American
Years active 1980–present
Genres Observational comedy, musical comedy, blue comedy, black comedy, political satire, physical comedy, dance-pop, insult comedy
Subject(s) African American culture, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture, current events
Spouse Nicole Mitchell (m. 1993–2006)
Partner(s) Mel B (2006–07)
Tracey Edmonds (2008)
Paige Butcher (2012–present)
Children 9[1]
Relative(s) Charlie Murphy (brother)

I'm the artist when I'm doing music that I am when I'm acting. I'm everything.
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
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!
Eddie Murphy
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
I'm kind of long in the tooth to fly in in a cape now, so I'd have to be, like, the voice of reason or somebody. 'Don't do that, super-fellow!'
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
'Nutty Professor' was me going, 'Say what you want to say, but I can do this, and you can't, and nobody else in the town can do this.'
Eddie Murphy
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
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.
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
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
If I don't die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
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
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
I don't know what my Death Row meal would be. I'm surprised that people can even eat when they're on Death Row.
Eddie Murphy
I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.
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
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
I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.
Eddie Murphy
I used to be the hippest of them all. I used to know everything about everything. I used to read about everything that was going on, and I knew everybody's name and anybody in pop culture. Anything that was written about me, I would read.
Eddie Murphy
I think 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
I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing - how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
Eddie Murphy
From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.
Eddie Murphy
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