70+ Best Morgan Freeman Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Morgan Freeman is an American actor and film narrator. His emotional depth, subtle humour, and versatility made him one of the most-respected performers of his generation. Wisest Morgan Freeman quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Morgan Freeman Quotes

I gravitate towards gravitas.

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

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality.

If you wake up and the snow is knee-deep outside, you are not filled with rage. It’s just something that you’ve got to cope with. If you’re living in a situation, it’s the only situation that you know, and you’ve got to deal with it.

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

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.

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

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.

My only child was murdered… Did you hear about it? What you probably didn’t hear, and what I hope you never have to deal with, Miss Gennaro, is what that feels like. What I have to deal with.

I do know there are a lot of people who seem to be in my corner, and that’s, of course, wonderful. I’m really more interested in the nomination than in the award, because I think the nomination just puts you within a group of outstanding actors.

Fatigue, discomfort, discouragement are merely symptoms of effort.

A single mom who’s working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that’s a miracle.

One of the things you can always depend on, this is one of the truths of the universe. And you heard it first from here, whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.

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

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.

Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear.

We humans are more concerned with having than with being.

Who do you think I am? E.T?

Inspirational Morgan Freeman Quotes

Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.

Never let pride be your guiding principle. Let your accomplishments speak for you.

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

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

There are things that I would like to do, but I make a big distinction between liking to do something and wanting to do something. If there’s something that I want to do, I’ve done it. If there’s something that comes up that I want to do, I will do it.

The trick to any profession is making it look easy.

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

If there’s magic in boxing, it’s the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.

When you have made your choice, it is providence that is your guide. Good, bad, or indifferent. Your fate lies in that.

The Lord said: ‘do whatever you have to do’. And he didn’t say ‘Joe, be polite’.

I’m not one for blaspheming, but that one made me laugh.

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

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

People hear that and say I’m being modest. But I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I’m doing and what I’m doing is channeling.

Rugby is a very rough game, almost as rough as politics.

Some people say the most important thing a fighter can have is heart. Show me a fighter who was nothing but heart and I’ll show you a man waiting for a beating.

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

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

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

Discipline is not the enemy of enthusiasm!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Morgan Freeman Quotes

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.

The accident was a horrible thing – but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It’s a happy irony if there is such a thing. I’m proud to have known him.

Little beat big when little is smart. First with the head, then with the heart.

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?’

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.

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. How do you be good to life? You live it.

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.

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?… If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

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.

Apathy is the solution… It’s easier to steal what you want than it is to earn it. It’s easier to beat a child than it is to raise it. Hell, love costs: it takes effort and work.

If you think about the very nature of life, I mean, on the very beginning, the development of the first cell divided into two cells. The sole purpose of life has been to pass on what was learned.

Literacy could be the ladder out of poverty.

I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand.

When a magician waves his hand and says, ‘This is where the magic is happening,’ the real trick is happening somewhere else. Misdirection.

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

Morgan Freeman is known for playing serious roles, but his comic timing is also brilliant and second to none. Below are some of his rib ticklers.

Attacking people with disabilities is the lowest display of power I can think of.

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.

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

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

Stage is really hard work. You’ve got to do it every night. Not like doing it once and walking away.

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.

Challenge yourself, it’s the only path which leads to growth.

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.

In the harshest place on Earth,… love finds a way.

Every man has his breaking point.

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