Top 60 Murphy Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Murphy Quotes from famous people such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jerrod Carmichael, Jo Koy, Logan Marshall-Green, Erik Griffin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Me and my mother, we both love Eddie Murphy.

Me and my mother, we both love Eddie Murphy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Eddie Murphy did ’48 Hrs.’ because that was the only movie offered to him. And he killed it. Bill Cosby did ‘I Spy’ because that was the TV show he was offered. But now, there are networks dedicated to comedy, and the Internet… it’s so easy for comedians to not do things that aren’t true to them.
Jerrod Carmichael
What makes me laugh is hearing the stuff about my son or the stuff about my mom. I was a big fan of Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy; they talked a lot about their moms and their kids. Those are the things that inspired me to do stand-up.
Jo Koy
My favorite movie is ‘Coming to America’ by Eddie Murphy.
Giannis Antetokounmpo
I just always wanted to be a baseball announcer. I’m a huge Mets fan, and I wanted to be the next Bob Murphy. As far as careers go, that was the first career that I really thought about. Well, before that, I wanted to be a Mello Yello truck driver.
Logan Marshall-Green
My inspiration to do comedy came from many places. Saturday mornings, I would watch Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis movies. I later got into watching stand-ups like Eddie Murphy, who was my main inspiration.
Erik Griffin
I thought, ‘Who is the first vampire ever? It’s Peter Murphy!’
David Slade
I am always working on new material with my production partner Phil Murphy in our guise as Man Ray; we do a lot of soundtrack work & some great collaborations.
Peter Hook
Me and Dave Chappelle were at Charlie Murphy’s funeral. I got up there and I got to preaching, and I took over the church.
Eddie Griffin
My thing is you’re only as good as the people you work with. I’ve been blessed to work with the Wayanses and Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, and it makes you better.
Terry Crews
The first Emmys I went to was in 1990 when the five nominees for best comedy were ‘Designing Women,’ ‘Golden Girls,’ ‘Murphy Brown,’ ‘Cheers,’ ‘Wonder Years.’ Three and a half were created by women.
Nell Scovell
I was always a clown. In the eighth grade I won a city speech contest by doing an Eddie Murphy routine. I’m no good at public speaking, but if I can assume a role and speak as that person, then I’m fine. When I had to give a book report, I always did it in character.
Jason Wiles
To me, there were comedies that should go up for Oscars. I think Eddie Murphy in ‘The Nutty Professor’ was one of the greatest acting performances of all time, but it’d never be recognized that way. They always go for De Niro and Pacino, but Eddie Murphy played seven different people!
Terry Crews
Mr. Murphy is really, really amazing. I have admired him from the time that I saw the first season of ‘American Horror Story.’ I watched ‘Glee,’ but once I saw ‘American Horror Story,’ I was like: ‘I’m working for him.’
Dominique Jackson
Ryan Murphy, he basically tries to find something that’s a pulse, a pressure point in our culture, and he grabs it, and he squeezes it. I think ‘Freak Show’ has a lot to do with the entertainment industry and the way we entertain ourselves: the objectification of people and the lengths we’ll go for our own amusement.
Finn Wittrock
Brittany Murphy… who knows if she’s going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she’s really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie.
Jackie Collins
If I can make you laugh and learn, I want to be like George Carlin and Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy and Sam Kinison and Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. I want to be of that ilk, I don’t want to just make you laugh, I want to make you think.
Ralphie May
I think Netflix is incredible! I travel a lot, so it keeps me company sometimes. I like ‘Peaky Blinders.’ I’m a big fan of Cillian Murphy, and he is quite the actor. I watch documentaries, mainly, but I’ve really gotten into watching scary movies. ‘It Follows’ is wicked.
Boyd Holbrook
I used to love ‘Murphy Brown’ as a kid. I didn’t even understand half of the jokes that were going on, but I loved the character so much that they stood out.
Cristela Alonzo
I decided I’d never do a series again, but I was offered a pilot for a series through Eddy Murphy Productions, and that was the gig that got me Parker Lewis.
Corin Nemec
I told my agent that I wouldn’t do TV unless it was Ryan Murphy, ‘House of Cards,’ or HBO.
Cody Fern
George Murphy tagged that name ‘Butch’ on me years ago. We were all at a party and he went around tagging names on people that didn’t fit them.
Cesar Romero
My favorite movie is ‘Coming to America.’ It’s a great movie! Eddie Murphy. Arsenio Hall. It kind of reflects my life – being from Canada and coming to America. I can kind of relate to it.
Tristan Thompson
Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Dava Carvey, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell – they’re all the best.
Kyle Mooney
I did a one-off episode of ‘The New Normal’ for Ryan Murphy, and that was the first time I played a gay role.
Matt Bomer
I remember watching Eddie Murphy’s stand-up act when I was little, and just being mesmerized.
Rob Riggle
I had all the intentions of being the next Eddie Murphy.
Leslie Jones
When I started comedy, I was a big Eddie Murphy fan. I thought if you did stand-up, you were supposed to know how to act, write, and host. I thought it was all one thing. That’s why it doesn’t feel like I’m transitioning to acting: because in my stand-up, I do characters all the time.
Lil Rel Howery
At the end of the day, I want to be part of the same conversation as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
Kevin Hart
You look at who’s actually created shows for FX that have succeeded, and there are a lot of first-time showrunners – Ryan Murphy, Denis Leary, Louis C.K., the ‘It’s Always Sunny’ creators, Kurt Sutter, Joe Weisberg, Pamela Adlon, Donald Glover.
John Landgraf
It’s nice to have a few names. I use a few names myself. I use a few different surnames. I call myself James sometimes. I actually use my mother’s name as a professional name. But if someone calls me Mr. Murphy or Mr. Gillen, I don’t like that. I don’t like being called ‘mister,’ and I don’t like being called ‘sir.’
Aidan Gillen
I mean everyone, from Al Pacino to Murphy Guyer, are ph

I mean everyone, from Al Pacino to Murphy Guyer, are phenomenal actors.
Richard Schiff
I was influenced by a lot of stand-up comedians… Eddie Murphy back when he was doing ‘Raw.’ I watched that so many times as a kid, I can probably still quote the entire thing to this day. Chris Rock. Dave Chappelle. George Carlin. A lot of the guys who were sort of edgy for their time.
Ray William Johnson
There are actors who do various different shades of a similar character, which is fine. But I prefer the Cillian Murphy school of doing something that takes you so far outside yourself that it’s an incredible challenge and adventure.
Robert Sheehan
If I could work with Eddie Murphy on ‘SNL,’ I think I could quit comedy forever. For me and my generation, he’s God.
Michael Che
It would be impossible for me to say when the idea of becoming an owner first came to me. Probably it was a gradual process. The first time the matter was brought to my attention in a concrete form, however, was when Charles Murphy was selling out his controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs.
Jacob Ruppert
On ‘Shrek,’ Eddie Murphy was locked in as the donkey before we’d even designed the donkey.
Kelly Asbury
Ice Cube went straight outta Compton to hearing, ‘Are we there yet?’ Eddie Murphy blew up striding across the stage in a red leather ensemble that would have made Elvis Presley chuckle, yet is probably best known to anyone born in the 21st century as the overly chatty donkey from ‘Shrek.’
Elvis Mitchell
I would do anything for Ryan Murphy, absolutely anything.
Cody Fern
I did an episode of The Profiler. I actually worked on the last episode of Murphy Brown.
Alice Barrett
The thing about working on a Ryan Murphy TV show is that he has such an extraordinary collective of artists, so everyone is really like a family.
Cody Fern
My favourite chant is ‘you’re just a fat Eddie Murphy.’ When I heard that I could not stop laughing. I would prefer a ‘muscular Eddie Murphy.’
Adebayo Akinfenwa
I did the underground scene growing up. I lived in Albany, New York so I’d go see Stigmata, Hatebreed, Murphy’s Law so I was in that whole scene.
Maria Brink
I’m not sure if it’s fair to call it a ‘fairy tale,’ but I really loved ‘Mulan,’ the Disney film. It was my favorite. I guess it’s not really a fairy tale, but you do get Eddie Murphy as a dragon.
Lily Cole
My name is Charlie Murphy. I was born into this name, and I’ve been rolling how I’ve been rolling my whole life.
Charlie Murphy
I think people think Jim Carrey’s just wild and crazy. He really is very disciplined. It is true of Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams as well.
Christine Baranski
I’m really kind of a little bit romantic for the lost era. There’s a lot of us that are – kind like James Murphy, same thing – we feel like it’s this magic era that happened before us. And it wasn’t even necessarily disco.
Mike D
I used to sneak up to the 8th floor and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing ‘Saturday Night Live’ and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.
Dana Carvey
Laverne Cox, Isis King, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, the people I’ve met growing up, and even me – all have inspired me to see that it is possible to get far anywhere and that the capacity for positive and motivating influence is truly unlimited.
Indya Moore
One day, I brought home Eddie Murphy’s ‘Raw’, and Dad and I would watch that together.
Romesh Ranganathan
When someone asks if you want to play Brittany Murphy, who you idolized as a child and grew up loving and who you wanted to be, you can’t say no. Even if it’s the most terrifying thing someone asks you to do.
Amanda Fuller