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Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
STEVE MARTIN
My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.
STEVE MARTIN
Let's use some codes every word which isn't there or sound some kind non-sense, let's put it a code ...
DEYTH BANGER
Steve McQueen is my style hero. He's just cool, isn't he?
ORLANDO BLOOM
Stand-up comedy is a very hard thing on the spirit. There are people who transcend it, like Jack Ben...
MIKE NICHOLS
God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
I met Steve McQueen once. Well, met isn't really the right word.
GRIFFIN DUNNE
Isn't it fun to be nuts? Isn't it fun to be crazy?
ADAM WEST
My comedy isn't going to solve problems; I'm not that deep.
GARY OWENS
It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be...
AKON
God, I admire Steve Martin.
BILL PAXTON
I would like to be someone like Steve Martin. That's the path I'd like to follow.
CARROT TOP
You may think having a cluttered desk isn't that big of a deal. But that couldn't be further...
JOHN RAMPTON
Television isn't my career. Business is.
FRAN TARKENTON
I love Steve Martin so much, even in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.'
JUSTIN KURZEL
The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn't that way now.
JIMMY RUSHING
Business, unfortunately, isn't all sunshine and lollipops.
ERIC TRUMP
It's very, very corrupting to the spirit, doing comedy. And you have to be almost a saint, like ...
MIKE NICHOLS
Billy Crystal, Steve Martin do wonderful things.
JERRY LEWIS
Comedy always pushes some buttons, because it wouldn't be comedy if it didn't.
BETH BEHRS
And Seattle isn't really crazy anymore. It's a big dot-com city.
KRIST NOVOSELIC
Hubble knows there is interesting stuff out there, but Hubble isn't quite big enough.
JOHN C. MATHER
The embourgeoisement of China's proletariat may be the inevitable result of its industrializatio...
TIMOTHY NOAH
The only thing that I don't like is my kids watching comedy that isn't actually funny. There...
STEPHEN COLBERT
I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?
BILL WATTERSON
Off, end this lies it's not awesome. Please take this crap, second very clever and smart, but I want...
DEYTH BANGER
Enormous slaughter may have been acceptable in previous centuries. It simply isn't acceptable an...
EDWARD LUCK
Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you've ever ...
BEN HARPER
Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life.
RICHARD BRANSON
I'd love to work with Steve Martin. I'd love to work with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd.
CHRIS PRATT
I look at him and realize, maybe I overreacted. Maybe more than once.
LISA SCHROEDER
Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is.
ARNOLD PALMER
I got in this business because of Steve Martin playing a banjo with an arrow through his head. You h...
DAN WHITNEY
Design certainly has a cosmetic, aesthetic aim. It always aims at making things beautiful. But relev...
YVES BEHAR
Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he's a really funny guy, b...
BOB SAGET
I was lucky to develop in the U.K. because I find comedy - in addition to being caustic - it's q...
KATHERINE RYAN
Surfing isn't really in my blood. It's hard to catch a big wave in Billingham.
JAMIE BELL
You know, being a test pilot isn't always the healthiest business in the world.
ALAN SHEPARD
Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the...
ACE FREHLEY
Isn't it ironic that a nightmare can masquerade as a dream?
KEN POIROT
You've got to have a sense of humour about sex. When you look at it, it's all pretty ridicul...
CAT DEELEY
The American president isn't just the American president. He's going to be the leader of the...
PILOU ASBAEK
We were the only ones interested in comedy. Everybody else wanted to be Martin Scorsese.
MATT STONE
Steve Martin in 'All of Me,' when he did that whole thing where he was possessed by the spir...
CAROL BURNETT
A lot of reality shows tend to harp on the negative. The person isn't pretty enough or can't...
BRUCE NASH
Total failure isn't something I want to spend a lot of time envisioning. I'm pretty sure I&#...
BURTON RICHTER
What can you do? You're never going to be - I'm sure there are people out there who think Ci...
KATEE SACKHOFF
For me the challenge isn't to be different but to be consistent.
JOAN JETT
Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America...
JIM BROWN
It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY
I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what it means to be human today isn't art.
DAVID FOSTER WALLACE
Screenwriting is the most prized of all the cinematic arts. Actually, it isn't, but it should be...
HUGH LAURIE
I may eat nine bowls of dog food, because eight isn't enough.
DICK VAN PATTEN
Telecoms is a national business. There isn't a European market. There's no Telecom Italia in...
XAVIER NIEL
Even my mother told me: 'You are a handsome woman, but you're not pretty. Pretty girls don&#...
YOKO ONO
After several trillion dollars of stimulation by the Obama Administration and the Fed, one might thi...
BOB BEAUPREZ
Be pompous, obese, and eat cactus
Be dull and boring and omnipresent
Criticize things yo...
STEVE MARTIN
I did stand-up. I loved George Carlin and Steve Martin.
STEVE BUSCEMI
Steve Martin exploded through 'Saturday Night Live,' ... What you have now is Comedy Central, a read...
GEOFF MAYFIELD
Life isn't fair, and it isn't government's job to make life fair. But if you're not ...
TAMMY DUCKWORTH
But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigila...
ANTONIO TABUCCHI
Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.
PRINCESS DIANA
Reality really isn't as dull as it's cracked up to be.
ESTELLE
Comedy has sort of been my life-long obsession. I literally obsessed over comedy. I really didn'...
CHRIS HARDWICK
It's all make believe, isn't it?
MARILYN MONROE
I can't understand people who give up and commit suicide. If I have a bad day, I figure tomorrow...
ROD MCKUEN
I was good at swimming until everyone started to grow. The best swimmers are really tall with great ...
JONATHAN BROWNLEE
What's interesting to me about Moses isn't the big stuff that everybody knows.
RIDLEY SCOTT
You find that you can have the best business in the most exciting industry, but if the execution, if...
DAN LEVITAN
'Who do you think you are?' That's the big one, isn't it? A flourishing life depends...
ROBERT FULGHUM
Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain...
LEWIS CARROLL
For some people, marriage may be very groovy. For me, it really isn't. I don't think it real...
MARIANNE FAITHFULL
Democracy may not prove in the long run to be as efficient as other forms of government, but it has ...
BILL MOYERS
I think jazz guitar isn't very ladylike in general. Not that it shouldn't be.
MARY HALVORSON
ESPN is all meat and potatoes. It's pretty much scouting reports. There isn't a great deal o...
FRANK DEFORD
I don't feel one's personal medical condition is everybody's business. It just isn't...
ARETHA FRANKLIN
My eyes aren't special, my nose isn't special, my mouth isn't special.
VALERIE BERTINELLI
Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal.
MIKE DITKA
To me, business isn't about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It's about being true to...
RICHARD BRANSON
Celebrity culture, it's everywhere, isn't it? It's reality TV, Big Brother. I didn't...
RYAN GIGGS
With my first pay cheque I sent my parents to Jamaica, so they actually got passports! They're p...
BROOKLYN DECKER
'In Search of Excellence' - even the title - is a reminder that business isn't dry, drea...
TOM PETERS
You can only do your best. That's all you can do. And if it isn't good enough, it isn't ...
IMELDA STAUNTON
The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything.
HARRY S TRUMAN
An art which isn't based on feeling isn't an art at all.
PAUL CEZANNE
I find, in merchandising and design and creative, a business school degree isn't particularly he...
MICKEY DREXLER
I'm making music with my friends. It's fun. It should be fun. You shouldn't make music i...
CASS MCCOMBS
I have to keep explaining to people that screen kissing isn't quite the same; it's close, bu...
MARGOT ROBBIE
Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything in second place.
WILLIAM C. BRYANT
There isn't anything in the world that can't be made better.
JACK VALENTI
Magic is the oldest part of the show business profession. It can now be used as a forward-thinking t...
CRISS ANGEL
I want to educate people and deliver news that isn't just surrounded by Charlie Sheen. I'd l...
CHELSEA HANDLER
The system isn't stupid, but the people in it are.
THOMAS SZASZ
Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
NADINE GORDIMER
You know, this isn't theatre like it used to be.
KATHERINE DUNHAM
A rap is a tweaked version of comedy, because comedy came first. People weren't spitting before ...
JAY PHAROAH
Being on a movie set is wonderful experience, but it's a bubble - it isn't real life.
JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER
It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
GROUCHO MARX
People say that life is short, but it isn't short. It's very long.
FRANK ABAGNALE

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I'm tired of wasting letters when punctuation will do, period.
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I've heard lots of people lie to themselves but they never fool anyone.
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I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
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Love is a promise delivered already broken.
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When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way ...
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Tweeting is really only good for one thing - it's just good for tweeting... It is rewarding, bec...
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I got a flue shot and now my chimney works perfectly.
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Well, excuuuuuse me!
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Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
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Well, excuuuuuse me!!!!.
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They're going to ask those questions.
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I just think they should get a fair shake. They didn't. They didn't have the rights regular criminal...
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It was so sweet backstage, you should have seen it: The Teamsters were helping Michael Moore into th...
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I couldn't see his face, because the light came in from behind him and he was in shadow, and he said...
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...a young man, Jamaican, perhaps, his head circled in a scarf with sunbleached dreadlocks on piled ...
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Don't have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.
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Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.
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It doesn't behoove us not to ask these questions. It makes us look like fools.
STEVE MARTIN
I was not naturally talented. I didn't sing, dance or act, though working around that minor deta...
STEVE MARTIN
When I first started doing my comedy act, I just desperately needed material. So I took literally ev...
STEVE MARTIN
You know that look that women get when they want to have sex? Me neither.
STEVE MARTIN
career in the irrational world of creativity not only made sense but had moral purpose.
STEVE MARTIN
In logic class, I opened my textbook—the last place I was expecting to find comic inspiration—an...
STEVE MARTIN
You’re nuts, but you’re welcome here.
STEVE MARTIN
...teaching is, after all, a form of show business.
STEVE MARTIN
Comedy is a distortion of what is happening, and there will always be something happening.
STEVE MARTIN
...My father muttered something to me, and I responded with a mumbled "What". He shouted, "You heard...
STEVE MARTIN
How many people have never raised their hand before?
STEVE MARTIN
I have heard it said that a complicated childhood can lead to a life in the arts. I tell you this st...
STEVE MARTIN
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul gene...
MARTIN
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death...
MARTIN
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love ca...
MARTIN
A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
MARTIN
Don't let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.
STEVE MARABOLI
I am not a victim. No matter what I have been through, I'm still here. I have a history of victory.
STEVE MARABOLI
Don't give up! It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a ...
STEVE MARABOLI
Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event ...
STEVE MARABOLI
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power ove...
STEVE MARABOLI
The strong-minded rise to the challenge of their goals and dreams. The weak-minded become haters.
STEVE MARABOLI
God’s word is not just to be heard and repeated, it is to be breathed, lived, and emulated with ea...
STEVE MARABOLI
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of p...
STEVE MARABOLI
I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were w...
STEVE MARABOLI
This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, ...
STEVE MARABOLI
Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This i...
STEVE MARABOLI
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greates...
STEVE MARABOLI
Make the choice to embrace this day. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or th...
STEVE MARABOLI
No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to c...
STEVE MARABOLI
How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day...
STEVE MARABOLI
At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.
STEVE MARABOLI
Focusing is about saying No.
STEVE JOBS
I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "aw ...
STEVE MARABOLI
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simpl...
STEVE JOBS
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not ...
STEVE JOBS
All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control,’ he said. ‘We can’t turn off our internet; we ...
STEVE WOZNIAK
There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfort...
STEVE MARABOLI