18 Iconic Bill Murray Quotes To Live Your Life By

It's Bill Murray's birthday today which, honestly, should be an international holiday. The iconic actor has starred in some of the greatest, timeless classics like GhostbustersGroundhog DayLost in Translation and Space Jam.

We thought, to celebrate Bill turning 68, we'd collect some of our favourite quotes. Consider it the essential guide to living your best Bill Murray life!


"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything." -- Source


"I make it a rule never to get involved with possessed people... Actually, it's more of a guideline than a rule." -- Ghostbusters.

"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." -- Source.


"It’s extremely powerful to say no; it’s really the most powerful thing to say." -- Source 


"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." -- Source.


"If you have someone that you think is The One, don't just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘OK, 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 ... you're still in love with that person, get married at the airport." -- Source


"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."  -- Scrooged.

18 Bill Murray Quotes To Live Your Life By
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"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. It's the only time when I would ever say, ‘Thank God. Thank God.’ There's no other time. -- Source 


"Don't think about your errors or failures, otherwise you'll never do a thing." -- Source


"Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear and, when I do, it's usually something unusual." -- Stripes.
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"My phone would ring 75 times in a row. Finally, I would pick it up and say, ‘Who the hell is this?’ ‘Oh, hi! I’m calling from so-and-so’s office…’ What kind of person would ever, ever let the phone ring 75 times? And I guess that’s when I started thinking: ­I can do without these people." -- Source 


"A moat can be a pretty good thing. It can be lovely. It keeps rodents away from the castle." -- Source


"It's hard to be an artist. It's hard to be anything. It's hard to be." -- Source


"When my kids ask what I want for my birthday or Christmas or whatever, I use the same answer my father did: ‘Peace and quiet.’ That was never a satisfactory answer to me as a kid—I wanted an answer like ‘A pipe.’ But now I see the wisdom of it: All I want is you at your best—you making this an easier home to live in, you thinking of others." -- Source 


"I think people place too much emphasis on their careers. I wish we could all live in the mountains at high altitude." -- Groundhog Day.

"It's an amazing triumph even to make a bad movie. Even a crap film is really an extraordinary achievement. You're taking a two-dimensional object and making it three-dimensional." -- Source


"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." -- Source


"Son of a bitch, I'm sick of these dolphins." -- The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

18 Bill Murray Quotes To Live Your Life By
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