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    I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: believe 
     
    I think when I was young, let's call it high school, and even before that, I just loved comedy, and I loved comedians. I grew up watching Laurel and Hardy. That's really a long time ago. I loved Jerry Lewis. I just loved comedians.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: time  young  comedy  school 
     
    I never thought much about success early on. I only thought about being a comedian - or just being in show business, is really more accurate.
    — Steve Martin
    When I finally retire, I just want to go away so no one has to listen to me.
    — Steve Martin
    I don't like to look back, and I'm always worried about the next thing rather than resting on the laurels or the degradations of the last thing.
    — Steve Martin
    L.A. is only where you live, because otherwise it's just a sprawling mass of everything, and I think if you live in L.A., you get a little network of places you go, and people you see, and when you leave town, you do miss those places and your friends.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: people  live  friends 
     
    I love technology, and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: people  technology 
     
    Most comedies are really hard to write, or to watch, because you kind of generally know what's coming.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: comedy  write 
     
    Theories, for me, are just about freeing your mind. It doesn't mean the theory is going to work like a scientific theory works. It's about freeing your mind and making you think a different way.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: work  mind 
     
    The thing about the banjo is, when you first hear it, it strikes many people as 'What's that?' There's something very compelling about it to certain people; that's the way I was; that's the way a lot of banjo players and people who love the banjo are.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: people 
     
    I like the idea that one thing leads to another. You can tweet something completely innocuous, and then find yourself going off on a tangent that's inspired by a response.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: ideas 
     
    Everything is fraught with danger. I love technology and I love science. It's just always all in the way you use it. So there's no - you can't really blame anything on the technology. It's just the way people use it, and it always has been.
    — Steve Martin
    I love comedy. That's what got me into the arts. I don't even know how to categorize myself anymore.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: comedy 
     
    It's a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function.
    — Steve Martin
    I have thought about some kind of musical involving my music. That would be kind of interesting. I have thought of it in that way, as a creator of something, not so much a performer. So that's in my head.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: thoughts  music 
     
    I first thought maybe I'd do a banjo presentation record, where I'd play a couple of songs and get a bunch of other players to do the rest. Then I realized I had enough of my own songs to do an album of them.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: thoughts  song 
     
    A record isn't like a movie - you can get it together pretty fast.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: movie 
     
    I was reading an article in the 'New York Times;' it talked about being in the zone, and being in the zone you're so focused that time ceases to exist. It's when you think, 'Oh, I've been doing this for five hours and didn't even know it.' It's the difference between hard work and going, '12 o'clock, not moving.'
    — Steve Martin
    tags: time  work  reading 
     
    I never thought about success. I always thought about doing the job at hand. My goal was getting through the show that night.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: thoughts  night  job  goal  success 
     
    When I was in college, I really liked poetry. I don't read much anymore.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: college  poetry  read 
     
    I was deeply unhappy, but I didn't know it because I was so happy all the time.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: time 
     
    Some nights, alone, he thinks of her, and some nights, alone, she thinks of him. Some night these thoughts, separated by miles and time zones, occur at the same objective moment, and Ray and Mirabelle are connected without ever knowing it.
    — Steve Martin
    There's no better way to learn something than to learn it in front of an audience. Your terror drives you.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: learn 
     
    Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: alcohol 
     
    I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: believe  equality 
     
    At first I had no skills in writing comedy. I didn't know what a joke was, but, as someone once told me, your emotions follow your intent. If you create the intention of starting a comedy act, slowly your mind starts adjusting and you arrive at a new emotional state.
    — Steve Martin
    A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: night 
     
    I handed in a script last year and the studio didn't change one word. The word they didn't change was on page 87.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: year 
     
    I like what a third man brings. A kind of oblique vision, seeing something in the material that you didn't know was there. As a comedian, I'm always listening to the audience. And in movies, sometimes the only audience you have is the producer and the director. I like having someone else's opinion, especially if you're on the same wavelength.
    — Steve Martin
    I'm not a human being. I'm despicable and disgusting - but that's where the money is.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: human  money 
     
    Through the years, I have learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: oneself  moment  year 
     
    Anyone who's ever worked with Meryl Streep always says the same thing: can that woman act! And what's with all the Hitler memorabilia?
    — Steve Martin
    tags: women 
     
    Writing is something I took up rather than anything I had an inclination toward. I like acting -delivering someone else's message - but writing is more of an accomplishment.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: writing 
     
    All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: work 
     
    Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: people 
     
    I believe the United States should allow all foreigners in this country, provided they can speak our native language... Apache.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: language  believe 
     
    So much emotion can be brought in an animated film that's very hard to get in a live-action film. I haven't quite put my finger on why, but it might be because the characters can make facial expression that, if you made them in a movie, they'd call them corny.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: character  emotion  movie  film 
     
    How many people have never raised their hand before?
    — Steve Martin
    tags: people 
     
    Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: men 
     
    I thought yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life but it turns out today is.
    — Steve Martin
    tags: thoughts 
     
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    steve martin
    Birth    : August 14, 1945
    Occupation  : Actor