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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman Quotes

Quotes by and about Morgan Freeman

(Continued from his main entry on the site.)

Freeman: "Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that."

Freeman: "If you ... keep going, stay on your feet, and keep moving, things will work out."

Freeman: "There's no mystery to [acting]. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume."

Freeman: "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."

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."

Freeman: "I always thought that career comes first. Family is a support mechanism. It doesn't work the other way around."

Freeman: "[Clint Eastwood] doesn't fool around. ... He doesn't fool around with actors. He hires you to do the job so he ain't doing it for you. He just tells you what we're trying to get in terms of the shot and you're on your own."

Freeman: "[Michio Kaku] fascinates me."

The Guardian: "Freeman became famous for playing decent, dignified men."

Wilson Morales: "Many of [his] roles carry a natural wisdom or gravitas."

New York Times: "Morgan Freeman has been cast as God - twice. ... He evidently has no trouble projecting moral authority."

The Guardian: "[There is a] trustworthiness, authority and dignity ... often associated with his name."

The Guardian: "He probably works a little too often for his own good."

The Guardian [in an article titled 'Mr. Monosyllabic':] "He may be the most difficult subject our interviewer has ever come across."

Jeff Otto: "He is known to be occasionally difficult with press. It's not in that he is mean-spirited to press, but more that he says what comes to mind and doesn't mind telling someone they've asked him a stupid question."

The Telegraph: "Freeman has a reputation for not suffering fools gladly, but he's become increasingly offbeat in his old age."