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Morgan Freeman Quotes

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Morgan Freeman quotes: valuable advice from acting legend, Mr. Morgan Freeman.

“All you have to do is believe, then you will see everything.”

“If you dream you’ve got to dream that it’s going to happen.  Remember that.  If you dream you have to imagine that it will actually happen.”

“Very often, you know, you stop walking because you say, ‘Well, I’m tired of climbing this hill.  I’m never going to get to the top.’  And you’re only two steps from the top.”

“Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.”

“I think you take a job, you owe it as much passion as the job itself demands.  And most jobs demand that you be totally committed.”

“The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.”

“If you want to see a miracle, be the miracle.”

“Challenge yourself; it’s the only path which leads to growth.”

“Never let pride be your guiding principle… let your accomplishments speak for you.”

“Don’t be afraid of what you want.  This is your time.  The barriers are down.”

“You can’t take credit for talent; you can only take credit for using it.”

“The trick to any profession is making it look easy.”

“Is listening important?  I can’t think of a single walk of life where it wouldn’t be.”

“How do we change the world?  One random act of kindness at a time.”

“You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.  When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions.  Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not.  ‘Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?'”

“Don’t be different just for different’s sake.  If you see it differently, function that way.  Follow your own muse, always.”

“You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.”

“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.”

“Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin.”

“I’m making a great effort because sometimes life is not enjoyable.  Sometimes it’s painful and sometimes it’s stressful, sometimes it’s agonizing even, so I think once you get around those humps, strive for pleasure and peace.”

“If you look back on your life and where you started from it’s like looking back down a mountain back to the desert floor.  It’s like now I can’t believe I had whatever it takes or perceived whatever it took to get here.”

“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.”

“As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.”

“Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.”

“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”

“I once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men.  Only perfect intentions.”

“These walls are funny.  First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em.  Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them.  That’s institutionalized.”

“When I was a kid, I was a cowboy.  I had a cap pistol, and I’d get up in the morning and strap it on before I got ready.”

“I’ve always been really hot on westerns.  All my life growing up, cowboy, cowboy, cowboy.”

“Was I always going to be here?  No I was not.  I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread.  You never know what’s going to happen.”

“I was always ambitious.  I always wanted to be more than I was… I always wanted to be a movie actor.”

“I was lucky in that when the opportunity came, I was prepared to meet it.”

“I’m always trying new things and learning new things.  If there isn’t anything more you can learn – go off and die.”

“I’m not digging tunnels, I’m not building buildings.  My work is not hard, my work is refreshing, my work is pleasant.  The more, the better.  Lying around and getting no job is debilitating.”

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged.  Their feathers are just too bright.  And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice.”

“Insanity is coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and the key to release it.”

“How are we going to get rid of racism?  Stop talking about it!”

“I hate the word homophobia.  It’s not a phobia.  You are not scared.  You are an asshole.”

“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.”

“Never give up the ganja.”

“Marijuana prohibition is just the stupidest law possible.  Just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor.”

“In the harshest place on earth… love finds a way.”

“One day very soon, we’ll be asked, ‘What did we do?’  And we will say, ‘We did everything we could… we have to… because if we don’t, there won’t be anyone left to ask.’  We have never faced a crisis this big, that we have never had better ideas to solve.  This is our only home.  We can choose today to make a world of difference.”

“If you’re not living on the edge then you’re taking up a little too much space.”

“Life doesn’t offer you promises whatsoever so it’s very easy to become, ‘Whatever happened to… ?’  It’s great to be wanted.  I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better.”

“You want to retire from a job you’re not that all enamored with.  I love what I do.  I want to keep doing it till I can’t get out of bed doing it.”

“If I wasn’t acting, I have no clue what I’d be doing ’cause I have no other talent.”

“I just wanted to be an actor.  It’s better to be well-rounded.”

“In my career?  Me.  I’m the boss.  I’m the end all and be all.  I’m the alpha and omega in that.”

“My earrings are worth just enough to buy me a coffin if I die in a strange place.  That was the reason why sailors used to wear them.”

“The highest power is the human mind.  That’s where God came from and my belief in God is my belief in myself.”

“I am God.  So it’s easy to play him.  They say God is in all things.  So if God is in me, then I am in God.  Therefore, I am God.  God does not exist without me.”

“What I haven’t talked about… I don’t intend to talk about.”

“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.”

“Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’.”

Follow these up with Julia Roberts quotes.  I bet she surprises you with how smart she is – she did me.

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