"There's a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There's a lot of sex, you know, in art. There's a lot of naked women and men, and there's intrigue, there's fakery. It's a real microcosm of the larger world."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Steve Martin on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Steve Martin on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Steve Martin on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Steve Martin on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Steve Martin on Oscar Wilde
"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."