We honor many legends here at The Chivery, one of whom is Bill Murray. Despite his reputation as a badass, Bill Murray also has a reputation as a damn good movie star. Here is a timeline of 12 of our favorite Bill Murray quotes, all of which prove that he deserves to be a hero in our hearts and minds.
“Chicks dig me, because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it’s usually something unusual.” – Bill Murray
PS: not to be those guys but… in case you haven’t checked out our Bill Murray t shirts, we carry a Stripes-inspired shirt that reminds you of one simple thing –– you. are. awesome.
"I don't like it when people come up to me after my plays and say, "I really dug your message, man." Or, "I really dug your play, man, I cried." You know. I like it when people come up to me the next day, or a week later, and they say, "I saw your play. What happened?” – Bill Murray
"No, you are a hallucination brought on by alcohol... Russian vodka poisoned by Chernobyl!" – Bill Murray
Been there, drunk that.
What About Bob?, 1991
If you’ve seen What About Bob, you probably know what infamous quote is coming next:
“…Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic… and so am I!” – Bill Murray
Groundhog Day, 1993
We couldn’t compile a list of the best Bill Murray quotes without including a quote from Groundhog Day.
”I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, we made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn't I get that day over and over and over?" – Bill Murray
“Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget it. Thank you.” – Bill Murray
Lost In Translation, 2003
"Your life, as you know it, is gone. Never to return. But they learn how to walk, and they learn how to talk, and you want to be with them. And they turn out to be the most delightful people you will ever meet in your life.” – Bill Murray
We’re not crying; you’re crying.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, 2004
"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk and in 10 days, I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.” – Bill Murray
By the way, if you can’t relate to an overnight drunk –– or hell, a hangover that last days –– you are probably way too responsible to be a Chiver.
Broken Flowers, 2005
“Couldn’t you have rented me like, a Porsche or some car that I might really drive? I’m a stalker in a Taurus.” – Bill Murray
Can we all take a minute to thank the Lord that Ford doesn’t make Tauruses anymore?
Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009
"If you're gonna cuss with somebody, you're not gonna cuss with me, you little cuss!"
At first, we were just going to give Fantastic Mr. Fox an honorable mention. But then we thought about all of our Chivers and Chivettes with kids. Because let’s be real; if you have to put up with dumbass PG movies, at least Bill Murray makes things interesting.
Moonrise Kingdom, 2012
“Our daughter’s been abducted by one of these beige lunatics!”
If you don’t get this famous quote, it’s about time you give Moonrise Kingdom a watch. You will not be disappointed.
“The future isn't just something that happens. It's a brutal force with a great sense of humor that will steamroll you if you're not watching.”
Yeah, shit just got deep.
If you’re not convinced already that Bill Murray is a hero among heroes, you can see your way to the door.
For those of you who are still here, welcome to the club. Initiate yourself with Bill Murray apparel like one of our Bill Murray shirts, our comfy BFM hoodie for those days you need to stay warm, or really anything that shows the world that you’re team Bill Fucking Murray.
And remember, the next time someone asks you which Bill Murray movie is your favorite…the right answer is “all of them.”