A list created by Lee Sonogan
Raw and Delirious are two of the first stand-up specials that I ever saw. Being different from young and old Eddie Murphy, his long career has had many ups and downs. A nostalgic figure for me crossing many forms of media. There are some jokes he has that are just authentic to him. Movie quotes are a whole other list that could be already made like this.
- “I will blow your face clean off your face!”
- If you interact with anyone, ultimately, all people are the same. However they’re dressed, when you’re in the house with a person, they’re going to be a regular human being.
- “If you’re an artist like a really, really long time, it stops being a performance. I’m not performing anymore. I reveal myself to the audience. I show you some of me. It’s not a show no more.”
- “Anything you have to acquire a taste for was not meant to be eaten.”
- “If you’re involved in with something that’s original, you know, you’ll always go back and try to rehash it.”
- “Are You Driving With Your Eyes Open? Or Are You like Using The Force?”
- “From the very beginning, I always tried to make dialogue flow comfortably; I always did that to make it seem more authentic.”
- Brothers act like they couldn’t have been slaves back 200 years ago. It ain’t like the motherfuckers liked that shit. “I wish I was a slave, I would fuck somebody up! Shit, tell me to bale some motherfucking cotton! I would been on the street and shit, would’ve come up and say, ‘Ay, yo, n*, bale this cotton!’ I would say, ‘Suck my dick, massa!’”…
- The first dude who got off the boat said that shit. “Bale that cotton!” “Fuck you motherfucker!” [crack of a whip] The other motherfuckers said, “We’ll bale the shit. Just keep that fucking shit away from me.”
- Disturbing the peace? I got thrown out of a window! What’s the fuckin charge for getting pushed out of a moving car, huh? Jaywalking?!
- We want the same effect as if someone’s house burned here. We want to give them a normal life as soon as possible.
- Bear and a rabbit were taking a shit in the woods. And the bear turns to the rabbit and says, “Excuse me, do you have problems with shit sticking to your fur?” And the rabbit says, “No.” So the bear wiped his ass with the rabbit.
- You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain’t never seen a donkey fly! Ha, ha!
- “All men are sculptors, constantly chipping away the unwanted parts of their lives, trying to create their idea of their masterpiece.”
- “I spent my 30s fixing everything I broke in my 20s.”
- If I don’t die in a plane crash or something, this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
- “You can’t let the good things people say make you feel too good, because you’re going to let the bad things make you feel bad.
- “When I go back to the stage, I want to be able to do everything. I want to be able to do music and comedy and all that stuff and have a show like nobody ever had before.”
- The best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.
- I’m sadistic. I go to the supermarket to watch mothers lose it and beat the shit out of their kids.
- Listen, I know what I like, and I know you know what I like, because you were trained to know what I like, but I would like to know, what do you like?
- That’s my idol, Elvis Presley. If you went to my house, you`d see pictures all over of Elvis. He’s just the greatest entertainer that ever lived. And I think it’s because he had such presence. When Elvis walked into a room, Elvis Presley was in the fucking room. I don’t give a fuck who was in the room with him, Bogart, Marilyn Monroe.
- “I only want to do what I really want to do; otherwise, I’m content to sit here and play my guitar all day.”
- “All inspiration comes from a higher power. The body is a shell. The creative spot is from God – You hear voices, everybody does. When you get older, you refer to it as intuition.”
The underrated field of killing it on a stage transcends whatever dated space and time. He portrayed many concepts of acting and storytelling worth your effort inside decent entertainment.