Morgan Freeman’s 10 Most Iconic Movie Quotes

No one says it quite like Morgan...

Morgan Freeman's best movies.
Morgan Freeman A man of many great quotes

Morgan Freeman is a legendary Oscar-winning actor who has played everything from ex-cons to hitmen, the US president, and God … on more than one occasion.

With that instantly recognisable voice, which we’d all love to have to narrate our own lives, Freeman has uttered some of the most memorable movie lines with such conviction you almost don’t know where Morgan ends and his character begins!

Today is his 80th birthday (1st June 2017), and to celebrate loaded are taking a look back at his most iconic film quotes spanning his extremely successful, yet surprisingly short, career.

To remind yourself of these fantastic film moments, grab some snacks, raid the DVD shelf and set up camp on the sofa for the ultimate Morgan Freeman movie marathon this weekend.


John Rawlins


Morgan Freeman in Glory.


“And who are you? So full of hate that you have to fight everybody, because you’ve been whipped and chased by hounds. Well that might not be living, but it sure as hell ain’t dying. And dying’s been what these white boys have been doing for going on three years now, dying by the thousands, dying for you, fool.”



Eddie “Scrap-Iron” Dupris

Million Dollar Baby

Morgan Freeman in Million Dollar Baby.


“Anyone can lose one fight, anybody can lose once, you’ll come back from this, you’ll be the champion of the world.”



President Beck

Deep Impact

Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact.


“Cities fall but they are rebuilt. Heroes die but they are remembered.”



Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding

The Shawshank Redemption


Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.


“Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”




Bruce Almighty

Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty.


“God: You can’t kneel in the middle of the highway and live to tell the tale, son.”



Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding

The Shawshank Redemption

Morgan Freeman in The Shawshank Redemption.


“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.”




Bruce Almighty

Morgan Freeman in Bruce Almighty.


“A single mom who’s working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that’s a miracle. A teenager who says “no” to drugs and “yes” to an education, that’s a miracle. People want me to do everything for them. But what they don’t realize is *they* have the power. You want to see a miracle, son? Be the miracle.”




Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Morgan Freeman in Prince of Thieves.


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



William Somerset


Morgan Freeman in Se7en


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



Carter Chambers

The Bucket List

Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List.


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


Keep up to date with the latest Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download releases you can buy, watch, own and keep for the perfect Movie Weekender at

Like @MovieWeekender on Facebook and follow @MovieWeekender on Twitter. Join the conversation via the hashtag #MovieWeekender

Previous Post
Next Post