Bill Murray and son Homer cheering for the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team at the 2005 Men's NCAA Final Four in St. Louis | Image: dkaz
One is hard pressed these days to find those willing to argue that Bill Murray is a national treasure. Mental Floss put together this collection of Murrayisms guaranteed to make the majority of folks out there smile. A few examples follow. See all 22 quotes here.
3. ON HOW HE LIVES HIS LIFE
“I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available ... for life to happen to me. We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it.”— From an interview with Charlie Rose, via Flavorwire
18. ON SENTIMENTALITY
“Sentimentality to me is a symbol that we've left the planet. OK, bye-bye. Let me know when you come back because you're no longer here. You just left. It reminds of being at a funeral, like my dad dies and the grief is just overpowering. And all anyone can say to you is, ‘Well, he's probably up there in heaven, bowling with Uncle George.’ It's like, ‘Yeah, that's probably it. He's up there bowling with Uncle George.’ He's dead. He's gone. What am I going to do? Talk to ME. Don't make up your own dreamscape. Stay here with me, will you? Don't go away.”
— From a 2014 interview with The New York Times