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The Best Bill Murray Quotes

Updated June 14, 2019 177 votes 65 voters 47.5k views8 items

Though he has plenty of one-liners from his many movies, the best Bill Murray quotes come when the actor and comedian is off the screen and talking about his life, his career and other random, and often hilarious, topics. Whether you know him from Saturday Night Live, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day or one of his other fantastic films, you likely know that Bill Murray is pretty darn funny and these quotes prove just that.

Bill Murray's legacy extends well beyond just his funny movies in that he is hilarious even when he's in an interview or simply crashing random parties to sing karaoke, tend bar or read poetry to construction workers. Whatever he's doing, as these Bill Murray quotes show, Bill Murray is one funny you know what.

So what's the best thing Bill Murray has ever said? Scroll through this list to find out.
  • 1

    Bill Murray on the Internet

    Bill Murray on the Internet
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    "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 has said some wacky things in his day, but people reading things on the Internet is a far cry from reading from a book.
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    Bill Murray on Fame and Fortune

    "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."

    While he does raise a point, a 24-hour job seems like a fair tradeoff for someone like Murray who is worth an estimated $110 million.
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    Bill Murray on Bill Murray

    "I'm a nut, but not just a nut."

    This may be the most truthful of all Bill Murray quotes as it's clear from Murray's surprise appearances at random places that he truly is a nut.
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    Bill Murray on Awards

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

    Despite earning a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and an Independent Spirit Award, plus receiving an Academy Awards nomination, Bill Murray stays humble by swearing off awards completely.
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