"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.'"
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Stephen Colbert on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Stephen Colbert on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Stephen Colbert on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Stephen Colbert on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Stephen Colbert on Winston Churchill
"I just think Rosa Parks was overrated. Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law."
"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."