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What I mean is that none of my talents had a - what's that great word - rubric. A singer, an actor, a dancer - there was nothing I could really say I was. The writing came much later. And, actually, thank God, because if I had said I'm a singer, I would really have just had one thing to do.


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Had his room been facing west he would have noted the sparkling twenty-five-mile vista to the sea wh...
STEVE MARTIN
A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working ...
STEVE MARTIN
First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.
STEVE MARTIN
There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't s...
STEVE MARTIN
An apology? Bah! Disgusting! Cowardly! Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might ...
STEVE MARTIN
I'm enamored with the art world. Anytime you look at anything that's considered artistic, th...
STEVE MARTIN
I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.
STEVE MARTIN
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it's easi...
STEVE MARTIN
Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
STEVE MARTIN
I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself ...
STEVE MARTIN
I don't like to look back, and I'm always worried about the next thing rather than resting o...
STEVE MARTIN
I like all kinds of music. I listen to Abigail Washburn, the Punch Brothers, and Marc Johnson, the g...
STEVE MARTIN
I was reading an article in the 'New York Times;' it talked about being in the zone, and bei...
STEVE MARTIN
I realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the...
STEVE MARTIN
There are some people that will not pick up a phone and call you, but if you knock on a door and tal...
STEVE MARTIN
I'm surprised even now that I was aware of things like that at that age. I don't know why. But I dec...
STEVE MARTIN
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