Steve Martin quotes

Born
August 14, 1945 Waco, Texas, U.S.

Occupation
Actor, comedian.

Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, playwright, author, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.

What is a movie star? A movie star is many things. They can be tall, short, thin, or skinny. They can be Democrats… or skinny.
– Steve Martin
I was not naturally talented. I didn’t sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive.
– Steve Martin
I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words.
– Steve Martin
I actually credit Twitter with fine-tuning some joke-writing skills. I still feel like I’m working at it.
– Steve Martin
I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.
– Steve Martin
Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.
– Steve Martin
I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
– Steve Martin
I’m tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period.
– Steve Martin
Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It’s something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town.
– Steve Martin
When I finally retire, I just want to go away so no one has to listen to me.
– Steve Martin
Nothing I do is done by popular demand.
– Steve Martin
I just believe that the interesting time in a career is pre-success, what shaped things, how did you get to this point.
– Steve Martin
Most comedies are really hard to write, or to watch, because you kind of generally know what’s coming.
– Steve Martin
With comedy, you have no place to go but more comedy, so you’re never off the hook.
– Steve Martin
It’s a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function.
– Steve Martin
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
– Steve Martin
You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.
– Steve Martin
I’m for the Wall Street Occupiers. But will they accept me when they find out I sell packaged mortgage default instruments to children?
– Steve Martin
Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
– Steve Martin
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
– Steve Martin
When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves… well.
– Steve Martin
I’ve always believed that there are funny people everywhere, but they’re just not comedians. In fact, some of my best comedic inspirations were not professional entertainers.
– Steve Martin
I thought ‘Borat’ was a breakthrough comedy, because it was really funny. It wasn’t some studio-produced script with 14 writers.
– Steve Martin
You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.
– Steve Martin
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
– Steve Martin
I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night.
– Steve Martin
I don’t like to look back, and I’m always worried about the next thing rather than resting on the laurels or the degradations of the last thing.
– Steve Martin
Chaos in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
– Steve Martin
You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do. You want to be focused on it.
– Steve Martin
I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
– Steve Martin
I love comedy. That’s what got me into the arts. I don’t even know how to categorize myself anymore.
– Steve Martin
The bluegrass community… can be very strict. I didn’t know if I’d be welcomed into the bluegrass community or not, but I think they judge you very fairly… I felt really welcome.
– Steve Martin
Love is a promise delivered already broken.
– Steve Martin
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
– Steve Martin
I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.
– Steve Martin
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.
– Steve Martin
I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was… an arctic wilderness.
– Steve Martin