57 Bill Murray Quotes from the American Comedy Actor

Bill Murray is a well-known American actor and comedian who is famous for his unique deadpan style.

Starting on the “National Lampoon Radio Hour” he became famous on “Saturday Night Live” (1977-1980) and in hit films like “Ghostbusters” (1984).

After a break he returned with movies like “Groundhog Day” (1993) and later won awards for “Lost in Translation” (2003).

He often works with director Wes Anderson and voiced characters in animated films.

Bill Murray quotes

Murray took on diverse roles including President Roosevelt and a zombie movie lead.

In 2016 he was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Below you will find the best quotes by Bill Murray.

Best Bill Murray Quotes


You work, you get paid, you drink. ~ Bill Murray.


This is not a dress rehearsal; this is your life. ~ Bill Murray.


Common sense is like deodorant, the people who need it most never use it. ~ Bill Murray.


Just beat my record for most consecutive days without dying. ~ Bill Murray.


The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream. ~ Bill Murray.


My back hurts. My legs ache. I’m only four! ~ Bill Murray.

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.


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.

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.

I’ve retired a couple of times. It’s great because you can just say, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I’m retired.’ ~ Bill Murray.


One of the things I like about acting is that, in a funny way, I come back to myself. ~ Bill Murray.

Funny Bill Murray Quotes


The automatic things you do are basically those things that keep you from doing the better things you need to do. ~ Bill Murray.

Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear, and when I do, it’s usually something unusual. ~ Bill Murray.


People are like music. Some speak the truth, and others are just noise. ~ Bill Murray.

I don’t have to take this abuse from you, I have hundreds of people waiting in line to abuse me! ~ Bill Murray.

I don’t want to have a relationship with someone if I’m not going to work with them. ~ Bill Murray.


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.

You can handle just about anything that comes at us out on the road with a believable grin, common sense, and whiskey. ~ Bill Murray.

Famous Bill Murray Quotes

And I don’t like to work. I only like working when I’m working. ~ Bill Murray.

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.

I think all phases of one’s career are serious if you take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not. ~ Bill Murray.


It just doesn’t matter! It just doesn’t matter! ~ Bill Murray.

You know, they say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant. ~ Bill Murray.

If at first you don’t succeed, so much for skydiving. ~ Bill Murray.

If you bite on everything they throw at you, they will grind you down. You have to ignore a certain amount of stuff. ~ Bill Murray.

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.


I’ve never made any horrible, horrible movies. If you don’t ruin your reputation, you can always get work. ~ Bill Murray.

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.

People usually go through a bad period when they first get successful. You’re new and you’re hot and things go wrong. ~ Bill Murray.

Popular Bill Murray Quotes

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.

Grab this day by the neck and kiss it. ~ Bill Murray.

It’s extremely powerful to say no – it’s really the most powerful thing to say. ~ Bill Murray.


Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you’re donating blood. ~ Bill Murray.

Sentimentality to me is a symbol that we’ve left the planet. ~ Bill Murray.

Zombies don’t mess with other zombies. ~ Bill Murray.

When I work, my first relationship with people is professional. ~ Bill Murray.


We think they see all our flaws. But, that’s not what they are looking to find when they look at us. ~ Bill Murray.

People say I’m difficult. Sometimes that’s a badge of honor. ~ Bill Murray.

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.

Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for ninety seconds at a time. ~ Bill Murray.


I’m a nut, but not just a nut. ~ Bill Murray.

I made a lot of mistakes and realized I had to let them go. Don’t think about your errors or failures, otherwise you’ll never do a thing. ~ Bill Murray.

Every moment that you share someone else’s pain – feel what they feel – makes you more human. ~ Bill Murray.

I don’t have a problem talking about my work, but I don’t make a habit of talking about myself. ~ Bill Murray.

Top Bill Murray Quotes

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.

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.

Forget about your worries and your strife. ~ Bill Murray.

Hi, I’m Bob. Would you knock me out, please? Just hit me in the face. ~ Bill Murray.


Disneyland – the world’s biggest people trap, built by a mouse. ~ Bill Murray.

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself. ~ Bill Murray.

For relaxing times, make it Suntory time. ~ Bill Murray.

If people really want to find you, they find you. ~ Bill Murray.

I really don’t know what’s going to come out of my mouth. ~ Bill Murray.

It’s hard to be an artist. It’s hard to be anything. It’s hard to be. ~ Bill Murray.

So these were the 57 top quotes about Bill Murray.

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