One of the most distinguished Hollywood actors, Bill Murray became a household name for his roles in many blockbusters such as ‘Groundhog Day’, ‘Scrooged’, ‘Ghostbuster series’, ‘Caddyshack’ and many more. Besides his work in cinema, Murray was also an important figure in television for his recurring roles in shows such as ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Olive Kitteridge’, ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ and many more. With a career spanning over three decades, the watershed moment in his career came after he portrayed the role of Bob Harris in ‘Lost in Translation’. For his role in this movie, he received honors such as ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘BAFTA Award’, ‘Independent Spirit Awards’ and several other Critic awards from societies based in Chicago, Boston, Toronto and New York. Murray was also nominated for important honors such as ‘Academy Award’, ‘MTV Movie Award’, ‘Gotham Award’ and ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’. He also bagged the ‘Mark Twain Prize’ for American Humor. Let us go though some of the most intriguing quotes from this iconic actor in American television and movies, highlighting his thoughts and sayings on issues pertaining to stardom, wealth, success, humility, hard work, resilience, struggle and many more. Take a look at the popular quotations and thoughts by Bill Murray.
While I have felt lonely many times in my life, the oddest feeling of all was after my mother, Lucille, died. My father had already died, but I always had some attachment to our big family while she was alive. It seems strange to say now that I felt so lonely, yet I did.
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.
The Best Way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream.
There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation. But the only time it really matters is in the emergency room with your kids. That's when you want to be noticed, because it's very easy to get forgotten in an ER.
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.
I feel that if you really want an Oscar, you're in trouble. It's like wanting to be married - you'll take anybody. If you want the Oscar really badly, it becomes a naked desire and ambition. It becomes very unattractive.
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.
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.
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.
I throw a Christmas party at my house. It's not really a Christmas party, because I don't want to call it a Christmas party. But let's just say I put a lot of Christmas trees around the house, so it smells good.
I went to Second City, where you learned to make the other actor look good so you looked good and National Lampoon, where you had to create everything out of nothing, and SNL, where you couldn't make any mistakes, and you learned what collaboration was.
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time.
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.
Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable.