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born 21 September 1950, American actor

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

Movie acting suits me because I only need to be good for 90 seconds at a time.
Bill Murray

Whenever I think of the high salaries we are paid as film actors, I think it is for the travel, the
time away, and any trouble you get into through being well-known. It's not for the acting,
that's for sure.
Bill Murray

I always like 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

In Japan, you have no idea what they are saying, and they can't help you either. Nothing
makes any sense. They're very polite, but you feel like a joke is being played on you the
entire time you're there.
Bill Murray

People say I'm difficult and sometimes that's a badge of honor.
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

You're on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.
Bill Murray, Kingpin

We're gonna need champagne for 250 people, and send the stuff that you send to me. Don't
send the stuff that I send to other people.
Bill Murray, Scrooged

If you walk up to some random person on the street, grab them by the shoulder, and say "Did
you just see what I saw?" You'll find that no one wants to talk to you.
Bill Murray

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

I'm a nut, but not just a nut.
Bill Murray

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

The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your
loved ones, the better you are with enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you
are with yourself.
Bill Murray

I never liked a girl well enough to give her twelve sharp knives.
Bill Murray, Scrooged

No, you are a hallucination brought on by alcohol - Russian vodka, poisoned by Chernobyl.
Bill Murray, Scrooged

A melancholy can be sweet. It's not a mean thing, but it's something that happens in life -
like autumn.
Bill Murray

He's got one foot in the frying pan and one in the pressure cooker. Believe me, as a bowler, I
know that right about now, your bladder feels like an overstuffed vacuum cleaner bag and
your butt is kinda like an about-to-explode bratwurst.
Bill Murray, Kingpin

Awards are meaningless to me, and I have nothing but disdain for anyone who actively
campaigns to get one.
Bill Murray

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

You gotta be able to play straight to play funny. If you can play straight to play funny,
playing straight is not a big thing at all. Lots of so called funny people can be very good in a
dramatic role.
Bill Murray

The first 45 minutes of the original Ghostbusters is some of the funniest stuff ever made.
Bill Murray

I like the whole gypsy mentality of the movie business, where you get together with a bunch
of people and you live intimately for a couple of months and then you scatter... there's no
limit to how hard you can work on a film.
Bill Murray

Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
Bill Murray, Ghostbusters

I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because
they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.
Bill Murray

I've had some success in movies, so I really don't think about success. You like to have it,
but I'm not desperate for it.
Bill Murray

What kind of restaurant makes you cook your own food?
Bill Murray, Lost In Translation

My mother is a real character, a talkative soul who can make friends with anyone, and she'd
always been a massive influence on me. She's so animated, I even used to tape phone
conversations with her in order to steal material!
Bill Murray