Steve Martin Quotes About Dinosaurs, Sex, Hate, Comedy

Steve Martin Quotes About Dinosaurs, Sex, Hate, Comedy

Steve Martin Quotes

Steve Martin Quotes:

An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.

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Chaos in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.

Steve Martin

Comedy may be big business but it isn’t pretty.

Steve Martin

Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.

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‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ is a good one because it not only turned out, I think, to be a really funny movie but it was also a delight to shoot. We were in the South of France, working with Glenne Headly and Michael Caine and Frank Oz the director – who were just fun.

Steve Martin

Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.

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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.

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I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.

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I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was… an arctic wilderness.

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I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.

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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

I don’t think anyone is ever writing so that you can throw it away. You’re always writing it to be something. Later, you decide whether it’ll ever see the light of day. But at the moment of its writing, it’s always meant to be something. So, to me, there’s no practicing; there’s only editing and publishing or not publishing.

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I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.

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I have thought about some kind of musical involving my music. That would be kind of interesting. I have thought of it in that way, as a creator of something, not so much a performer. So that’s in my head.

Steve Martin

I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.

Steve Martin

I like the idea that one thing leads to another. You can tweet something completely innocuous, and then find yourself going off on a tangent that’s inspired by a response.

Steve Martin

I love technology, and I love science. It’s just always all in the way you use it. So there’s no – you can’t really blame anything on the technology. It’s just the way people use it, and it always has been.

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I loved doing ‘Pennies from Heaven.’ Because you have to understand that I’d been doing comedy for 15 to 20 years, and suddenly along came the opportunity to do this beautiful film. It was so emotional to me. I loved it. I don’t think it was a good career move, but I have no regrets about doing it.

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 realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the punch line, the audience either laughs sincerely or they laugh automatically or they don’t laugh. The thing that bothered me was that automatic laugh. I said, that’s not real laughter.

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I really enjoy finding the right word, creating a good, flowing sentence. I enjoy the rhythm of the words.

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I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.

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I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner.

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I was always a huge fan of E. E. Cummings. He did a series of lectures at Harvard or Princeton, and they were recorded. And they were incredibly moving.

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I was not naturally talented. I didn’t sing, dance or act, though working around that minor detail made me inventive.

Steve Martin

I was raised with ‘Laurel and Hardy’ and ‘I Love Lucy’ and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it’s the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you’re performing in your bedroom for yourself.

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I was very interested in vaudeville. It was the only sort of discipline that was a five-minute act on stage, which is what I really enjoyed and saw myself doing. And I bought books on it.

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I’m for the Wall Street Occupiers. But will they accept me when they find out I sell packaged mortgage default instruments to children?

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I’m tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period.

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In my banjo show with the Steep Canyon Rangers, I do do comedy during that show. It’d be absurd just to stand there mute and play 25 banjo songs.

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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.

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I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.

Steve Martin

Love is a promise delivered already broken.

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Movies always are open to being remade because times change so much, and the tempo of movies changes. I think of it like a James Bond. They can have different actors play the same role… I’ve had people come up to me and say, ‘We want to remake ‘The Jerk’ with so and so.’ And I say, ‘Fine.’ It just doesn’t bother me. It’s an honor actually.

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No matter how many times people say it – ‘Oh, I’m just writing this for myself’ ‘Oh, I’m just doing this for myself’ – nobody’s doing it for themselves! You’re doing it for an audience. So whether I’m performing or writing a book or playing music, it’s definitely to be put out there and to be received in some way, definitely.

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Nothing I do is done by popular demand.

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Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

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The banjo is truly an American instrument, and it captures something about our past.

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The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.

Steve Martin

The thing about the banjo is, when you first hear it, it strikes many people as ‘What’s that?’ There’s something very compelling about it to certain people; that’s the way I was; that’s the way a lot of banjo players and people who love the banjo are.

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There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won’t stand for that.

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There’s a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There’s a lot of sex, you know, in art. There’s a lot of naked women and men, and there’s intrigue, there’s fakery. It’s a real microcosm of the larger world.

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Tweeting is really only good for one thing – it’s just good for tweeting… It is rewarding, because it’s just its own reward. It’s sort of like heaven.

Steve Martin

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.

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What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.

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When I finally retire, I just want to go away so no one has to listen to me.

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When I first started doing my comedy act, I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me, which was juggling, magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.

Steve Martin

When I was in college, I really liked poetry. I don’t read much anymore.

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.

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You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.

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Who is Steve Martin?

Stephen Glenn Martin is a comedian, actor, producer, and musician from the United States. He has five Grammy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and an Honorary Academy Award, which he received at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.