Eddie Murphy — Going from foster care after his single mother fell ill to living in Roosevelt, New York with a stepfather and recovered mother, Eddie Murphy was highly influenced by his situation and big name comedians growing up. He started writing and working on his own performances at a young age and it paid off.
Eddie Murphy is now one of the most successful comedic actors in the United States. He’s known to both mature and young audiences for a wide range of humor and performances, and he’s a man who offers many entertaining quotes.
“I’ve made 30 movies and, for the most part, my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not a rule, I’ve mostly been successful.”
“If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.”
“I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.”
“In reality, all men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives trying to create a masterpiece.”
“I think in twenty years I’ll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf sh*t. It scares me.”
“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.”
“I want a woman who can arouse my intellect as well as my loins.”
“If you’re involved in something that’s original, you know, you’ll always go back and try to rehash it.”
“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.”
“I’ve always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.”
“You don’t have to kick no nuts to hurt nobody. You could just graze nuts.”
“The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice.”