Morgan Freeman Quotes
Morgan Freeman Quotes
I’d like to think that the last thing that went through his head, other than that bullet, was to wonder how the hell Andy Dufresne ever got the best of him.
The gloves are off, God.”, “God has taken my bird and my bush.”, “God is a mean kid with a magnifying glass.”, “Smite me, O Mighty Smiter.” Now, I’m not big on blasphemy, but that last one made me laugh.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
You’ve always had a sense of humour, Bruce, just like your father.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
Come my friend! Make his sacrifice an act of honor! Come now.
Did you ever hear of the dark ages? Besides, I’m covered. You can clear everything up in five minutes, if you want to. Right?
Heh, welcome to my world, son. If you come up with an answer to that one, let me know.
I never think about awards or anything like that when I do a job. I was first named a best actor when I was 12 years old and it doesn’t really mean anything when you get down to it, because there is no best. I don’t get all that involved. My chest puffs up as much as I can puff it up but I am not trying to be better than the person I am acting with. I am trying to be at least as good. That’s how it works.
I tell you, those voices soared. Higher and farther than anyone in a gray place dares to dream.
Triumph is born out of struggle, faith is the alchemist. If you want pictures like these, you’ll need to use some dark colors.
My approach to acting is that I am totally intuitive. I read the script and I get it. If I don’t get it, I can’t do it.
As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
Rehabilitated. Let’s see now. You know, come to think of it, I have no idea what that means.
Something, something, something.
A wise man once said: “There are no perfect men in the world; only perfect intentions.
If you’re going to play a brain surgeon, you just have to learn how to say the words. You don’t have to go and learn how to cut open somebody’s scalp. I think acting is acting. Being is something else.
Is there no sun in this cursed country? Which way is East?
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Growing up
I’ve always been really hot on westerns. All my life growing up, cowboy, cowboy, cowboy.
Growing up in Mississippi, I realized that it was separate and unequal and all that, but it was still a safe place.
When I was growing up, I didn’t see me in the movies except in certain lesser roles. If it wasn’t funny, I wasn’t there. Then Sidney Poitier came along, and he wasn’t funny. He was just good. There’s me. So that was my pattern.
In growing up, I was a child of the movies. I went to the movies every given opportunity, and that’s pretty much what has informed a lot of my choices.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Life
If your life turns out to be good and you have a tremendous amount of luck in your life, it’s a good thing to turn around and make it work for others.
If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.
But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Character
Part of acting is having the security to turn yourself loose and let yourself go in order to reach whatever depths a character has. If your guts aren’t hanging out there, you don’t offer anything.
I’ve just never been the kind of actor that things have stayed with. I’ve never needed to carry a character off stage.
I don’t have to do anything. The character is shaped on the page.
That’s your job as the actor, to understand the human part of the character, to make it real.
Morgan Freeman Quotes from Invictus
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul.
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My family is very large. 42 million.
Morgan Freeman Quotes on Success
I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about History
You’re going to relegate my history to a month.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
Morgan Freeman Quotes Robin Hood
The hospitality in this country is as warm as the weather.
Where I come from, we talk to our women. We do not drug them with plants.
Because Allah loves wondrous varieties.
No man controls my destiny… especially not one who attacks downwind and stinks of garlic.
Morgan Freeman Quotes from Seven
You know, this isn’t going to have a happy ending.
It’s impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.
That’s the whole idea.
Gentlemen, gentlemen. I’ll never understand. All these books. A world of knowledge at your fingertips. And what do you do? Play poker all night.
Morgan Freeman Quotes on Acting
What do I want to do? Acting wise? Well, there’s a western that I want to do. There’s a lot of producing that I want to do, projects that I have stacked up that are in my office that I’d like to get done.
Acting means living, it’s all I do…
Acting means living, it’s all I do and all I’m good at. If I weren’t getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.
Writing I think, out of what all of us do, writing is the hardest. You’re the only who start with nothing except what’s up here. You do that. It’s really hard I think, acting is not.
Morgan Freeman Quotes from Driving Miss Daisy
I’m trying’ to drive you to the store!
Oh yeah, yeah I know my ABC’s pretty good, just can’t read.
I had the air-conditioning checked. I don’t know what for. You never allow me to turn it on.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Movies
All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.
Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it’s a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
I have never acted he has never been cast in a romantic lead or has been cast opposite a female love interest in any movie he starred in.
People say it’s a movie about boxing, but… I don’t agree at all. I don’t think it’s a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It’s just a stage where this is played out.
Morgan Freeman Quotes in Lucy
For primitive beings like us, life seems to have only one single purpose: gaining time. And it is going through time that seems to be also the only real purpose of each of the cells in our bodies. To achieve that aim, the mass of the cells that make up earthworms and human beings has only two solutions. Be immortal, or to reproduce. If its habitat is not sufficiently favorable or nurturing, the cell will choose immortality. In other words, self-sufficiency and self-management. On the other hand, if the habitat is favorable, they will choose to reproduce. That way, when they die, they hand down essential information and knowledge to the next cell. Which hands it down to the next cell and so on. Thus knowledge and learning are handed down through time.
We’re so driven by power and profit.
We humans are more concerned with having than with being.
You know… If you think about the very nature of life-I mean, on the very beginning, the development of the first cell divided into two cells-the sole purpose of life has been to pass on what was learned. There was no higher purpose. So if you’re asking me what to do with all this knowledge you’re accumulating, I say… Pass it on…
Morgan Freeman Quotes from Bruce Almighty
You’ve been doing a lot of complaining about me, Bruce. Quite frankly, I’m tired of it.
I did the same thing to Gandhi, he didn’t eat for three weeks.
No matter how filthy something gets, you can always clean it right up.
There are only 2 rules. You can’t tell anybody you’re God, believe me you don’t want that kind of attention, and you can’t mess with free will.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Comedy
I don’t remember what my favorite comedy film is – truthfully! I saw Boat and I thought I was not going to be able to get out of the theater because I was in so much pain from the laughter.
I always knew that someone was going to come at me with a script to play God. It’s just one of those things, the way your career is unfolding and all the talk about gravitas etc etc, so I had a strong feeling that someone was going to offer me the part of God. I was totally prepared to say, ‘Thanks but no thanks,’ unless it was a comedy.
I don’t do comedy. I think if a situation is funny you just play it for real and if it’s funny, it’s funny.
Doing comedy is as easy as doing anything else. You’re dependent totally on the material.
Morgan Freeman Quotes about Shawshank
In prison, a many’ll do most anything to keep his mind occupied.
Young Punk. Mr. “Rock and Roll.” Cocky as hell. We liked him immediately.