"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Steve Martin on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Steve Martin on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Steve Martin on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Steve Martin on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Steve Martin on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."
"What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."
"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."
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