Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer. He was raised in Southern California in a Baptist family, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area.
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I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.
Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
Comedians don`t get Oscars, so I gave up on that a long time ago.
And I can`t really speak about the Oscar-worthiness of my own performance.
I was not self-destructive, though I almost destroyed myself.
In the end, I turned away from stand-up with a tired swivel of my head...
Be so good they cant ignore you.
Knowledge of means without knowledge of ends is animal training.
When you're reaching for a star, there's a long way to fall.
What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.
Well, excuuuuuse me!
I never touched a gun in my life. That and that alone forever doomed me to middle management.
As a school board we felt it's an unfair expense to families.
The lawsuit has a certain logic to it - if you have free public education, you can't put these things on top of it. It defeats the purpose.
I understood that as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart.
It was essential that I never show doubt about what I was doing.
It eventually appeared to be me, cinematically.
When I was writing it I was actually an author, you know, writing a book. ... But there certainly is a difference in energy between a younger man and an older man.
If I screw up raising my kids, nothing I achieve will matter much.
I could never be a woman, 'cause I'd just stay home and play with my breasts all day.
I think when the movie `Roxanne' came out, which I also had written, I felt something new that I never felt, which was respect.
There's a big difference between the National Book Awards and the Academy Awards. At the Academy Awards you can feel the greed and envy and ego. Whereas the National Book Awards are in New York.
I can't smell moth balls, I find it too difficult to get their tiny legs apart
I am a wild and crazy guy!
It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping.
To be with another woman, that is French. To be caught, that is American.
You can't make something beautiful by trying to make something beautiful.
Something becomes beautiful in the process of trying to be something else.
It's not the size of the nose that matters, it's what's inside that counts.
I'm always looking for something to engage my imagination and take me on a little mental voyage. I just want a new topic in my life.
The environment changed with Martha Stewart and Enron.
I ignored my stand-up career for twenty-five years, but now, having finished this memoir, I view this time with surprising warmth. One can have, it turns out, an affection for the war years.
There are some people that will not pick up a phone and call you, but if you knock on a door and talk to them, they'll talk back to you.
Women have choices, and men have responsibilities.
I'm the leader of the platoon and I run gambling and lotteries, dances and I sell beer illegally. I'm a con man and I'm thoroughly lovable.
I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.
We've taken what was just once a racetrack and made it a multifaceted gaming destination for the entire region.
Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you, because he probably is. And if he's not, you can be pleasantly surprised.
You cannot make your opportunities concur with the opportunities of people whose incomes are ten times greater than yours.
I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me, which was juggling, magic and banjo and my little comedy routines.
The course was more plodding than heroic: I did not strive valiantly against doubters but took incremental steps studded with a few intuitive leaps.
The real joy is in constructing a sentence.
But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.