Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes

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

Come my friend! Make his sacrifice an act of honor! Come now.

A wise man once said: “There are no perfect men in the world; only perfect intentions.”

Is there no sun in this cursed country? Which way is East?

You will bring no justice to your father by dying today.

In my dreams alone have I imagined such a place.

How did your uneducated kind ever take Jerusalem?

Animal life on Earth goes back millions of years. Yet most species only use 3 to 5% of its cerebral capacity. But it isn’t until we reached human beings at the top of the animal chain that we finally see a species use more of its cerebral capacity. 10% might not seem like much, but it’s a lot if you look at all we’ve done with it.

You criticize without understanding. You seek only to address your own personal feelings. That is selfish thinking, Zindzi. It does not serve the nation.

The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer fit to lead.

“Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.”

“There are seven deadly sins, Captain: Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Pride, Lust and Envy.”

Costume is always an asset. Normal costume you have a lot to say about – if you’re wearing suits or ties, and what color you want, and how it’s going to be cut, and stuff like that, and whether or not you’re going to wear a hat, and blah, blah, blah. But, when you’re wearing a special costume, and of course, costume is probably the second ingredient in character, script being first, I always find that the costume does a lot to cement your character, to put it firmly in mind.

I always wanted to be a fireman, a cop, an Indian chief, a doctor, a lawyer. I always wanted to be all these things, so I am drawn to these kinds of characters.

I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major. 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.

I find that if I hold your hand, it transfers an energy first. I have a sense of how you feel. That’s important to me trying to become another person. I have a lot pressure to bring a character to life in any kind of real sense.

Still, it can be more effective to accomplish what you need to accomplish with the minimum effort. Watch Anthony Hopkins. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything. He is so still that you can’t see him working, but you are drawn into his character through his very stillness.