Quotes by: Eddie Murphy

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My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson.
Eddie Murphy
As you get older, you get different, and I'm a mushier, softer person as I get older.
Eddie Murphy
If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.
Eddie Murphy
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.
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
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
I can go to a country song, go right into it and make it sound authentic. And I think that's because of my ear as an impressionist.
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
The same way you can see me sit at a table in a movie and be six different people, the mother and the uncle and all these different things, when I'm in the studio, I can do that, too. I'm not trying to be a recording artist and have a certain type of music for the radio.
Eddie Murphy
There's 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 didn't want to be doing the same thing all the time. Every now and then, you crash and burn, but that's part of it.
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
There's a bunch of places in the world I haven't been to, 'cause I can only be on a plane for a little bit. I'm like, 'How long is it to get there? Two days on a plane? What? No.'
Eddie Murphy
Getting divorced didn't sour me on the institution of marriage. I'll tell you what I'll never do: I'll never get divorced again.
Eddie Murphy
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
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
I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.
Eddie Murphy
Being on 'SNL' gives you a unique experience that almost no one else has. It's like Harvard for the comic actor.
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 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.
Eddie Murphy
Every now and then, when I think about it, I think, 'What would I even talk about onstage?' It's never been, 'I wonder if I'm funny. I wonder if I can come up with jokes.' It's more, 'What would it be like without the leather suit and the anger?'
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
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