Jon Stewart quotes

Born
November 28, 1962, New York City, U.S.

Occupation
Comedian, writer.

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.

A joke is a joke. There’s an expression – I don’t know if you have it – that’s ‘adding insult to injury.’
– Jon Stewart
I heard Dennis Kucinich say in a debate, ‘When I’m president… and I just wanted to stop him and say, ‘Dude.’
– Jon Stewart
There is no such thing as an impartial jury because there are no impartial people. There are people that argue on the web for hours about who their favorite character on ‘Friends’ is.
– Jon Stewart
McVeigh’s lawyer got him the death penalty, which, quite frankly, I could have done.
– Jon Stewart
Liberal and conservative have lost their meaning in America. I represent the distracted center.
– Jon Stewart
Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.
– Jon Stewart
I’m thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time’s a charm.
– Jon Stewart
I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.
– Jon Stewart
Fatherhood is great because you can ruin someone from scratch.
– Jon Stewart
I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything.
– Jon Stewart
I’ve always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.
– Jon Stewart
I’m not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else.
– Jon Stewart
Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you’re a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don’t go hungry, you’re a moocher?
– Jon Stewart
The seven marvels that best represent man’s achievements over the last 2,000 years will be determined by Internet vote… so look for Howard Stern’s Private Parts to come in No. 1.
– Jon Stewart
We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There’s just one problem – it’s in North Korea.
– Jon Stewart
I can be in 20 movies. But I’ll never be an actor.
– Jon Stewart
If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime.
– Jon Stewart
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
– Jon Stewart
The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they’re going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him.
– Jon Stewart
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.
– Jon Stewart
President Bush remained undeterred by the massive display of American opposition, even though much of it came from the hundreds of thousands of voters who supported him by voting for Nader.
– Jon Stewart
If you watch the news and don’t like it, then this is your counter program to the news.
– Jon Stewart
I don’t care about wealth. What seems to be upsetting is institutionalizing the advantages that wealth gives you.
– Jon Stewart
Many of our soldiers are stationed at Camp Coyote just south of the Iraqi border. This is how you know we have a strong army, when you can actually tell your enemy exactly where your camp is and what its name is.
– Jon Stewart
If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it’s that the terrorists can attack us, but they can’t take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.
– Jon Stewart
You just have to keep trying to do good work, and hope that it leads to more good work. I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything. Yes, I want to look back and know that I was terrible at a variety of things.
– Jon Stewart
If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.
– Jon Stewart
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
– Jon Stewart
I was born with an adult head and a tiny body. Like a ‘Peanuts’ character.
– Jon Stewart
Here’s the point – you’re looking at affirmative action, and you’re looking at marijuana. You legalize marijuana, no need for quotas, because really, who’s gonna wanna work?
– Jon Stewart
I’m too short to host a late-night talk show. It’s like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over.
– Jon Stewart