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Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 6:44 AM EDT
Aug 14 2012

Quotes of the day- Steve Martin:
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, author, playwright, producer, musician and composer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics.

Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor in both comedic and dramatic roles, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors. (Click for full article.)

A day without sunshine is like... night.

Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.

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

Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naïveté, that fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do.

How many people have never raised their hand before?

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

I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.

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

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

I would assign every lie a color: yellow when they were innocent, pale blue when they sailed over you like the sky, red because I knew they drew blood. And then there was the black lie. That's the worst of all. A black lie was when I told you the truth.

I've heard lots of people lie to themselves but they never fool anyone.

If you've got a dollar and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've got 71 cents left; But if you've got seventeen grand and you spend 29 cents on a loaf of bread, you've still got seventeen grand. There's a math lesson for you.

It's so hard to believe in anything anymore. I mean, it's like, religion, you really can't take it seriously, because it seems so mythological, it seems so arbitrary... but, on the other hand, science is just pure empiricism, and by virtue of its method, it excludes metaphysics. I guess I wouldn't believe in anything anymore if it weren't for my lucky astrology mood watch.

She had destroyed whatever was between us by making a profound gaffe: She met me.

Some people have a way with words, and other people... not have way, I guess.

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.

Through the years, I have learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.

You want to know how I think art should be taught to children? Take them to a museum and say, 'This is art, and you can't do it.

(YouTube video: "Be A Dentist", from "Little Shop of Horrors")

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