How to live like Bill Murray

Bill Murray in a scene from his newest film St. Vincent, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last week (provided image)

Thanks to writer Jada Juan of Vulture.com for collecting golden nuggets of Bill Murray life wisdom from a Q&A he did at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday — which was officially dubbed Bill Murray Day. Here’s one of several insights:

Stay relaxed and success will follow.

“Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You have to remind yourself that you can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. No matter what it is, no matter what your job is, the more relaxed you are, the better you are. That’s sort of why I got into acting. I realized that the more fun I had, the better I did it, and I thought, Well, that’s a job I can be proud of. I’d be proud to have that job, if I had to go to work and say, ‘No matter what my condition or what my mood is, no matter how I feel about what’s going on in my life, if I can relax myself and enjoy what I’m doing and have fun with it, then I can do my job really well.’ And it’s changed my life, learning that. And it’s made me better at what I do. I’m not the greatest or anything. But I really enjoy what I do.”

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