50 Inspiring Morgan Freeman Quotes For Life Lessons

50 Inspiring Morgan Freeman Quotes For Life Lessons
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Morgan Freeman was born on June 1, 1937, in Memphis, Tennessee. He is an American actor, director,  and narrator who is known for his deep voice, subtle humour, and versatility that made him one of Hollywood’s most respected stars. Freeman appeared in such films as Driving Miss Daisy, Glory, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Before he became an actor, Freeman joined the Air Force after high school and served as an Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman. He later realized that it’s not what he wanted to be and then he began to pursue his acting career. He received numerous awards including Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. 

Morgan Freeman Quotes

“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, “Freeman calls Black History Month ‘ridiculous’”. 

“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Roundtable: NSA, Freeman on Black History Month”. “Roundtable” with Farai Chideya.

“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.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman Talks Lucky Number Slevin”. MovieWeb Interview.

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

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 2”. The Tavis Smiley Show.
“We humans are more concerned with having than with being.”

“Every job’s a challenge. The challenge is to do it and make it look right, like you belong there – wherever that is.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “New Again: Morgan Freeman”. Interview with Graham Fuller.

“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.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman talks about ‘5 Flights Up’ – and more”. Interview with Bill Goodykoontz.

“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.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman: No Black President For U.S. Yet”. “TEll Me More” with Michel Martin.

“Insanity is being shit on, beat down, coasting through life in a miserable existence when you have a caged lion locked inside and a key to release it.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Fictional character: Sloan”. “Wanted”, June 12, 2008.
“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”

“Never give up the ganja.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Mr Monosyllabic” by Simon Hattenstone, April 21, 2003.

“So if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman on Inventing God, Aliens Eating Us and His Survival Odds in ‘Dark Knight Rises’”. Interview with Tim Molloy.

“Audiences believe what you believe. It’s a matter of believing yourself. If I believe me, then you’ve got no choice. None at all.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Caught in the Act: New York Actors Face to Face”. Book by Don Shewey.

“That’s your job as the actor, to understand the human part of the character, to make it real.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman: ‘Unleashed'”. “News & Notes” with Ed Gordon.
“I’m a firm believer that things happen as they should. The universe unfolds just as it’s supposed to.”

“If I stay at home, I’m not famous. I’m only famous when I’m out in the streets, so I don’t go out on the streets much.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen Talk THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and Turning SIDEWAYS Into a Play”. Interview with Sheila Roberts.

“Actors cannot work against each other. It’s totally impossible.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “The Bucket List – Morgan Freeman interview”. Interview with Rob Carnevale.

“I’ve always been a fan of or desired to or responded to variety. I like variety in life, so variety in work is a must.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman talks about ‘5 Flights Up’ – and more”. Interview with Bill Goodykoontz.

“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.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “The Bucket List – Morgan Freeman interview”. Interview with Rob Carnevale.
“The trick to any profession is making it look easy.”

“I think the best thing somebody ever did to me was my mother opening her legs and squirting me out.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman: ‘Strive for Pleasure and Peace'”. The Talks Interview, the-talks.com. November 28, 2012.

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

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1”. The Tavis Smiley Show.

“The best way to confront, or deal with, technological innovation is to keep moving technologically.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Freeman lobbies against piracy”. Interview with Farah Nayeri.

“The better the actor, usually the safer you feel working with.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “The Bucket List – Morgan Freeman interview”. Interview with Rob Carnevale
“You don’t know how much you appreciate your privacy until you don’t have it.”

“If we don’t save the oceans, if we don’t do something about what we’re doing to the oceans, as well as the planet at large, we’re going to be really sorry.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen Talk THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and Turning SIDEWAYS Into a Play”. Press conference.

“I seldom get into the mood of the story. It’s acting. I go in, I act, I quit. I don’t take anything away from it.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “New Again: Morgan Freeman”. Interview with Graham Fuller, 

“I had gone to school to work on technique and found it wasn’t something that was really worthwhile to me, although it probably was.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “New Again: Morgan Freeman”. Interview with Graham Fuller

“I don’t do cold. My reaction to cold is drastic. I’m a southern boy.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman talks Unleashed!”. Interview with Julian Roman.
“People don’t want to hang around someone that you don’t know how they’re going to react to anything you do or say.”

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

MORGAN FREEMAN, Interview with Jeff Otto, December 13, 2004.

“I think you have to be left-brained, to a certain extent, to understand science. I can talk about it, but I can’t do it.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman Talks ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR, His Narration Process, Science, LIFE ITSELF, and More”. Press conference.

“It’s sort of well-known that anytime any catastrophe happens anywhere in the world, they can count on the United States for help.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Benefits for Hurricane Victims”

“If you’re comfortable on a horse, you’re comfortable on a horse. It’s like being on a motorbike.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman on econophysics, Easy Reader, and The Shawshank Redemption”. Interview with Will Harris.
“Race seems to me to be less and less a subject worth discussing.”

“I’ve just never been the kind of actor that things have stayed with. I’ve never needed to carry a character off stage.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen Talk THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and Turning SIDEWAYS Into a Play”

“Someone’s always going to come down on the side of the fence.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1”. “The Tavis Smiley Show”.

“I’m not a comedian. I don’t make things funny if they’re not funny. I don’t invent funny stuff.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1”. The Tavis Smiley Show.

“A lot of people are going around saying, ‘You won the Academy Award for such and such.’ ‘No. I didn’t.’ ‘You didn’t?’ ‘Well, you should have.’”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman Talks Lucky Number Slevin”. MovieWeb Interview.
“I believe it doesn’t really matter where you work as long as you work. Keep sharpening your teeth.”

“Insanity is coasting through life.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Wanted: for crimes against cinema” by Anna Pickard.

“Marketing only really works with word of mouth.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman on econophysics, Easy Reader, and The Shawshank Redemption”. Interview with Will Harris.

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

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1”. The Tavis Smiley Show.

“I don’t think you’re going to get nominated every time you jump out of the box.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “New Again: Morgan Freeman”. Interview with Graham Fuller.
“Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin.”

“I’m not sure that my upbringing has in itself informed my acting choices.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Actor Morgan Freeman, Part 1”. The Tavis Smiley Show.

“We are turning everything on this planet into food for humans. We’ll eat it and, if we can’t eat it, we’ll kill it and take its place and just move it out of the way.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman Talks ISLAND OF LEMURS: MADAGASCAR, His Narration Process, Science, LIFE ITSELF, and More”. Press conference.

“Acting means living, it’s all I do.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Morgan Freeman: 10 things you need to know about the Oscar-nominated actor“.

“I like producing but acting is the quintessential me, and I’m probably better at that than I am at anything. My heart has always been in the movies.”

MORGAN FREEMAN, “Mo People: Morgan Freeman. Morgan Magic”. Interview with Alex Gorton
“As long as you feel like a victim, you are one.”

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