Steve Martin

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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist and banjo player, eventually earning him an Emmy, Grammy and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013. While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines... More

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Steve Martin Quotes

Steve Martin #Architecture #Music

Photo of Steve Martin Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
Steve Martin #Art

Photo of Steve Martin What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Steve Martin #Art

Photo of Steve Martin I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
Steve Martin #Art #Women

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Art

Photo of Steve Martin You want to be a bit compulsive in your art or craft or whatever you do.
Steve Martin #Best #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Business

Photo of Steve Martin I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.
Steve Martin #Business

Photo of Steve Martin Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Steve Martin #Business

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Attitude #Good #Inspirational #Motivational

Photo of Steve Martin Be so good they can't ignore you.
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin Boy, those French: they have a different word for everything!
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin I thought 'Borat' was a breakthrough comedy, because it was really funny. It wasn't some studio-produced script with 14 writers.
Steve Martin #Home

Photo of Steve Martin Bad psychoanalysis would say I enjoyed pleasing people, working really hard and pleasing people, which is probably related to my father in some way. But I really liked working hard. When I worked at Disneyland, I'd do 12 hours straight and go home thrilled.
Steve Martin #Life #Movies

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Money

Photo of Steve Martin I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
Steve Martin #Music

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Alone #Romantic

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Alone #Experience

Photo of Steve Martin Throughout my whole life, as a performer, I've never played with a band. I've always played alone, so I was never required to stay in rhythm or anything. So it was a real different experience for me to start playing with a band. There were so many basic things for me to learn.
Steve Martin #Work

Photo of 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.
Steve Martin #Funny

Photo of Steve Martin '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 #Change #Movies

Photo of Steve Martin 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.
Steve Martin #Learning #Success

Photo of Steve Martin I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.