"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?"
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Stephen Colbert on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Stephen Colbert on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Stephen Colbert on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Stephen Colbert on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Stephen Colbert on Joseph Campbell
"I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law."
"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.'"