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By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

White boys always get the Oscar. It's a known fact. Did I ever get a nomination? No! You know why? Cause I hadn't played any of them slave roles, and get my ass whipped. That's how you get the nomination. A black dude who plays a slave that gets his ass whipped gets the nomination, a white guy who plays an idiot gets the Oscar. That's what I need, I need to play a retarded slave, then I'll get the Oscar.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I'm just a man. I think people are reacting to something else when they see me. They're not reacting to me, Eddie Murphy. They don't even know me. It's just luck and the God in me they're reacting to.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eddie Murphy

In reality, all men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives trying to create a masterpiece.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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. And I think it's because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the f***ing room. I don't give a f*** who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Flowers are the fastest way to a woman's heart. Well, actually, the fastest way is through her rib cage, but flowers are a lot less messy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

The best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Mick Jagger's lips' so big, black people be going, "You got some big-ass lips!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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. I made Cop III because they offered me $15 million. That $15 million was worth having Roger Ebert's thumb up my ass.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Theres 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 didnt want to be doing the same thing all the time. Every now and then, you crash and burn, but thats part of it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

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!

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

The welfare of our children is our main concern, and their best interests are our first priority.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I started out as a stand-up comedian. And that's what I'm most comfortable doing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I been seeing newspapers every Sunday morning, white dudes be in there in their drawers, never having no bulge in they drawers. Smiling at you. If I ain't have no bulge, I wouldn't be smiling!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain't never seen a donkey fly! Ha, ha!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Is it just me, or does every woman in New York have a severe emotional problem?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Over the past 50 years Bob Hope employed 88 joke writers who supplied him with more than one million gags, and he still couldn't make me laugh.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I want a woman who can arouse my intellect as well as my loins.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

If you're involved in with something that's original, you know, you'll always go back and try to rehash it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

How can music without any words make you think? I listen to jazz when I'm doing something else. I use it for background music, I don't just sit down and concentrate on it. Lyrics, words - that's what makes me think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

The other day I got out the shower and I bend down to reach for a towel, and I felt a sharp pain in my chest. Shot through my chest and up around my shoulder and down my spine. I thought 'Oh, Lord.' I thought I was dying. I bent over and looked, and I was standing on my own titty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I am a man who has never tied his own shoes before!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I trip off it. You know what's interesting about the makeup is when you get up close and you know he's been working on your face, and you see where the makeup starts and it stops, and how seamless it is. You could look at it for hours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eddie Murphy

This is how you answer a door in my neighborhood. WHO IS IT?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

I will blow your face clean off your face!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eddie Murphy

Seventy-five years. That's how much time you get if you're lucky. Seventy-five years. Seventy-five winters, seventy-five springtimes, seventy-five summers, and seventy-five autumns. When you look at it like that, it's not a lot of time, is it? Don't waste them. Get your head out of the rat race and forget about the superficial things that pre-occupy your existence and get back to what's important now.