Famous Quotes By Steve Martin


  1. A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
  2. Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
  3. Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
  4. Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
  5. Everything is fraught with danger. 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.
  6. I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
  7. I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
  8. I cringe at backstory. Because it never quite explains or gets into some psychological thing that is never quite right and never quite the truth and who knows why someone is some way.
  9. I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View,' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music.
  10. I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
  11. I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn, the Punch Brothers, and Marc Johnson, the great clawhammer player. I also listen a lot to Sirius Radio, there's a lot of bluegrass there.
  12. I thought 'Borat' was a breakthrough comedy, because it was really funny. It wasn't some studio-produced script with 14 writers.
  13. I'm enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic, there's a commercial world around it: the ballet, opera, any kind of music. It can't exist without it.
  14. 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.
  15. I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
  16. Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
  17. 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.
  18. What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
  19. When I was in college, I was debating to try my hand at show business, or to become a professor. I just thought of the risk of not going into show business and always wondering if I would've had a chance. Because that's where my real heart was.
  20. When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves... well.
  21. 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.
  22. You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.

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