"I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Stephen Colbert on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Stephen Colbert on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Stephen Colbert on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Stephen Colbert on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Stephen Colbert on Ambrose Bierce
"I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?"
"No, my mom kind of led me toward acting. She wanted to be an actress when she was younger. That made me interested in it when I was a kid, because she and I are very close."
"I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry."
"I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way."
"In order to maintain an untenable position, you have to be actively ignorant. One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts, I'm going with the truth.'"