Morgan Freeman quotes

Born
June 1, 1937 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Morgan FreemanĀ is an American actor, producer, and narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he has received Oscar nominations for his performances in Street Smart (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Invictus (2009).

Is there a movie I think I should have won the Oscar for? Yeah. All of them.
– Morgan Freeman

I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
– Morgan Freeman

Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep his memory alive.
– Morgan Freeman

Give me something interesting to play and I’m happy.
– Morgan Freeman

I can only be so long without work before I start getting antsy.
– Morgan Freeman

Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles – it’s a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
– Morgan Freeman

The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit.
– Morgan Freeman

Let me tell you about being executive producer. It is not a job, it’s a title. Don’t go around asking executive producers what they do because they don’t do anything, alright?
– Morgan Freeman

People need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.
– Morgan Freeman

When I was doing theater, I was very successful at believing that I was great, God’s gift to the theater.
– Morgan Freeman

Let me be the first to tell you, drinking alcohol is the worst thing to do in cold weather. Hot soup is the best because the process of digesting food helps to warm you up.
– Morgan Freeman

I gravitate towards gravitas.
– Morgan Freeman

And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they’re going to go and see the story you’re in.
– Morgan Freeman

I like the blues a lot. I grew up on it.
– Morgan Freeman

Just that working with Clint again is like coming home.
– Morgan Freeman

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

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.
– Morgan Freeman

And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It’s all fabulous.
– Morgan Freeman

Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.
– Morgan Freeman

It’s what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That’s all and that’s the hardest thing.
– Morgan Freeman

I’m not intimidated by lead roles. I’m better in them. I don’t feel pressure. I feel released at times like that. That’s what I’m born to do.
– Morgan Freeman

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.
– Morgan Freeman

I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
– Morgan Freeman

Once you’ve gotten the job, there’s nothing to it. If you’re an actor, you’re an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it.
– Morgan Freeman

As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less.
– Morgan Freeman