65 Bill Murray Quotes On Success In Life

William James Murray is an American actor, comedian, and writer. Known for his deadpan delivery, he first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award, and later starred in comedy films including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), Groundhog Day (1993), and Kingpin (1996). His only directorial credit is Quick Change (1990), which he co-directed with Howard Franklin. These Bill Murray quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Bill Murray Quotes

  1. “Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood.” ~ Bill Murray
  2. “Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it.” ~ Bill Murray
  3. “People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.” ~ Bill Murray
  4. “Friendship is so weird. You just pick a human you’ve met and you’re like, ‘Yep, I like this one,’ and you just do stuff with them.” ~ Bill Murray
  5. “Be available for life to happen.” ~ Bill Murray
  6. “Just beat my record for most consecutive days without dying.” ~ Bill Murray

  7. “The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.” ~ Bill Murray
  8. “Disneyland. The world’s biggest people trap, built by a mouse.” ~ Bill Murray
  9. “I’m not an alcoholic, I only drink two times a year. When it’s my birthday, and when it’s not my birthday.” ~ Bill Murray
  10. “You can tell how boring a person is by the lack of fear in their eyes when someone is flipping through photos on their phone.” ~ Bill Murray
  11. “Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.” ~ Bill Murray
  12. “Don’t think about your errors or failures; otherwise, you’ll never do a thing.” ~ Bill Murray
  13. “Grab this day by the neck and kiss it.” ~ Bill Murray

  14. “We’re Americans! Do you know what that means? It means our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world.” ~ Bill Murray
  15. “My iPhone has 2 million times the storage of the 1969 Apollo 11 computer. They went to the moon. I throw birds at pig houses” ~ Bill Murray
  16. “Alcohol is really just the liquid version of Photoshop.” ~ Bill Murray
  17. “The secret is to have a sense of yourself, your real self, your unique self. And not just once in a while, or once a day, but all through the day, the week and life.” ~ Bill Murray
  18. “Well, the past is gone, I know that. The future isn’t here yet, whatever it’s going to be. So, all there is, is this. The present. That’s it.” ~ Bill Murray
  19. “The automatic things you do are basically those things that keep you from doing the better things you need to do.” ~ Bill Murray

  20. “If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s pick a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.” ~ Bill Murray
  21. “Life is a game, and it’s much more fun if you play it as your own game, so stay light and loose and relaxed.” ~ Bill Murray
  22. “You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.” ~ Bill Murray
  23. “Melancholy is kind of sweet sometimes, I think. It’s not a negative thing. It’s not a mean thing. It’s just something that happens in life, like autumn.” ~ Bill Murray
  24. “You work, you get paid, you drink.” ~ Bill Murray

  25. “You know…they say an elephant never forgets.
    What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” ~ Bill Murray
  26. “I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: ‘try being rich first. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.” ~ Bill Murray Quotes
  27. “And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.” ~ Bill Murray
  28. “I don’t have to take this abuse from you — I have hundreds of people waiting in line to abuse me!” ~ Bill Murray
  29. “I think if you can take care of yourself, and then maybe try to take care of someone else, that’s sort of how you’re supposed to live.” ~ Bill Murray
  30. “The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything.” ~ Bill Murray

  31. “The cool part about naming your kid is you don’t have to add six numbers to make sure the name is available.” ~ Bill Murray
  32. “No one really wants to admit they are lonely, and it is never really addressed very much between friends and family. But I have felt lonely many times in my life.” ~ Bill Murray
  33. “And I don’t like to work. I only like working when I’m working.” ~ Bill Murray
  34. “Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear, and when I do, it’s usually something unusual.” ~ Bill Murray
  35. “If Google doesn’t know the answer, then it’s not a question” ~ Bill Murray
  36. “It’s hard to be an artist. It’s hard to be anything. It’s hard to be.” ~ Bill Murray

  37. “You’re supposed to have one hand up and one hand down. As you’re trying to going up, you’re trying to pull someone up at the same time.” ~ Bill Murray
  38. “Totie Fields is one of my benchmarks for a lot of things. There was a standard of show business.” ~ Bill Murray
  39. “Every moment that you share someone else’s pain, feel what they feel, makes you more human.” ~ Bill Murray
  40. “I try to be available for life to happen to me. We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it.” ~ Bill Murray
  41. “You have to hope that [good things] happen to you. […] That’s the only thing we really, surely have, is hope. You hope that you can be alive, that things will happen to you that you’ll actually witness, that you’ll participate in. Rather than life just rolling over you, and you wake up and it’s Thursday, and what happened to Monday? Whatever the best part of my life has been, has been as a result of that remembering.” ~ Bill Murray
  42. “My favorite thing about New York is the people because I think they’re misunderstood. I don’t think people realize how kind New York people are.” ~ Bill Murray
  43. “I really don’t know what’s going to come out of my mouth.” ~ Bill Murray

  44. “This is not a dress rehearsal; this is your life.” ~ Bill Murray
  45. “Those are my people, you know? The ones who are going to crash and burn.” ~ Bill Murray
  46. “You have to be as light as you can be and not get weighed down and stuck in your emotion, stuck in your body, stuck in your head. You just want to always be trying to elevate somehow.” ~ Bill Murray Quotes
  47. “I have a brother who gives socks for Christmas. He gives socks. Every year, I get a pair of socks from him.” ~ Bill Murray
  48. “The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can, and keep reminding yourself: That’s where home is.” ~ Bill Murray
  49. “You can’t think about what you’re going to do. It just gets in the way. You have to be just available for life, otherwise, you’re not bringing anything to the party. So I don’t lie awake thinking about what I’m going to do workwise. There’s just too much going on.” ~ Bill Murray
  50. “I realized the more fun I had, the more relaxed I was working, the better I worked.” ~ Bill Murray

  51. “My back hurts. My legs ache. I’m only four!” ~ Bill Murray
  52. “Somewhere there’s a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can.” ~ Bill Murray
  53. “I’ve killed myself so many times, I don’t even exist anymore.” ~ Bill Murray
  54. “I’m just a potato that won’t quit. I’m a potato with some legs. Some have eyes, I’ve got legs.” ~ Bill Murray
  55. “Just the very thought of someone my age going to visit old girlfriends had instant appeal. Even women think, ‘That would be interesting.’ Not comfortable, but interesting. It is not a comfortable film at any point.” ~ Bill Murray
  56. “There are people who drove me crazy, but they got the job done. And when I see that person again, I nod my head. Respect.” ~ Bill Murray
  57. “I improvise whenever I feel it’s important, or whenever I think that something’s there. It’s nice to have a script that’s so well-written that I don’t have to improvise. I mean, I used to have to re-write whole movies; this is kind of nice.” ~ Bill Murray
  58. “I think a midlife crisis is just a point where people’s careers have reached some plateau and they have to reflect on their personal relationships.” ~ Bill Murray

  59. “Harold Ramis and I together did the ‘National Lampoon Show’ off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.” ~ Bill Murray Quotes
  60. “When the phone started ringing too many times, I had to take it back to what I can handle. I take my chances on a job or a person as opposed to a situation. I don’t like to have a situation placed over my head.” ~ Bill Murray
  61. “But I can only take so much TV because there is so much advice. I find people will preach about virtually anything – your diet, how to live your life, how to improve your golf. The lot. I have always had a thing against the Mister Know-It-Alls.” ~ Bill Murray
  62. “If people really want to find you, they find you.” ~ Bill Murray

  63. “Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively campaigns to get one.” ~ Bill Murray
  64. “Afghanistan is just one of those countries that no group can conquer. It’s so challenging to live, and the people are so close among their own tribes, their own groups, that you can’t rule them all, you can’t get an accord from all of them.” ~ Bill Murray
  65. “It’s Christmas Eve! It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.” ~ Bill Murray

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