35 Inspirational Stephen Colbert Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Stephen Colbert Quotes On Success

Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, television host, and writer. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014 and the CBS talk program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert beginning in September 2015. Colbert has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards. Colbert was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012. Colbert’s book, I Am America (And So Can You!), was listed No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007. May these Stephen Colbert Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Don’t be afraid to make things up. Never fear being exposed as a fraud. Experts make things up all the time. They’re qualified to.” Stephen Colbert

2. “Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.” Stephen Colbert

3. “I can’t prove it, but I can say it.” Stephen Colbert

4. “I’m a junkie for exhaustion, and I’m a junkie for setting up my expectations too high and then trying to meet them.” Stephen Colbert

5. “I love being onstage. I love the relationship with the audience. I love the letting go, the sense of discovery, the improvising.” Stephen Colbert

6. “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” Stephen Colbert

7. “All I can do is today and tomorrow and have some idea of what we’re doing next week. That’s all I can worry about.” Stephen Colbert

8. “If I had free time to go to Los Angeles to shoot a movie, I would rather spend it with my kids.” Stephen Colbert

9. “Who really wants to be themselves when they’re teenagers?” Stephen Colbert

10. “I’m a satirist, so I’ve got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I’m not an assassin. If that ever happens, it’s only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character.” Stephen Colbert

11. “I don’t perceive my role as a newsman at all. I’m a comedian from stem to stern. You can cut me open and count the rings of jokes.” Stephen Colbert

12. “Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.” Stephen Colbert

13. “Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It’s certainty.” Stephen Colbert

14. “I’m very comfortable with uncomfortable situations, and I think that can seem odd to people, that I like the thrill of discomfort.” Stephen Colbert

15. “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.” Stephen Colbert

16. “I have a morality. I don’t know if it’s the best morality. And I do like thinking. If people perceive that as a moral intellectualism, that’s fine. That’s up to them to decide.” Stephen Colbert

17. “I’m a simple man with a simple mind. I hold a simple set of beliefs that I live by. Number one, I believe in America. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states.” Stephen Colbert

18. “I’m not here to affect you politically or socially. I’m here to make you laugh. I use the news as the palette for my jokes.” Stephen Colbert

19. “Some people perceive me as an assassin or at least someone who can slip under your guard with a knife. But if you watch what I do, that’s almost never the case. I’m just trying to keep the balloon in the air. It rarely turns into anything combative” Stephen Colbert

20. “I spent my first two years at a small all-male college in Virginia called Hampden-Sydney. That was like going to college 120 years ago. The languages, a year of rhetoric, all of the great books, Western Man courses, stuff like that.” Stephen Colbert

21. “You can’t really be passionately moderate. It’s like wearing an ‘Extra Medium’ – it doesn’t exist.” Stephen Colbert

22. “It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. But that’s not the case anymore. Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything.” Stephen Colbert

23. “I’ve been accused of being unambitious, but what I do takes up every minute. I’m executive producer, I’m a writer and the host.” Stephen Colbert

24. “There’s a degree of narcissism involved in anything in show business. I mean, you can’t do it without a healthy ego. Why would you want anybody to listen to you?” Stephen Colbert

25. “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.'” Stephen Colbert

26. “The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is its own size. It is not the size of you. It is its own size. And grief comes to you.” Stephen Colbert

27. “If you don’t give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don’t hurt you anymore. And you actually have power over those people.” Stephen Colbert

28. “Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy.” Stephen Colbert

29. “I have tender feelings for Nixon because everybody has warm feelings about their childhood. Actually, I didn’t like the Watergate trials ’cause they interrupted ‘The Munsters.'” Stephen Colbert

30. “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?” Stephen Colbert

31. “I not only loved studying theater, I loved being a theater major. It gave me an excuse to brood, to grow a beard, to wear black ‘at’ people. I didn’t just want to play Hamlet, I wanted to be Hamlet.” Stephen Colbert

32. “If you love friends, you will serve your friends. If you love community, you will serve your community. If you love money, you will serve your money. And if you love only yourself, you will serve only yourself. And you will have only yourself.” Stephen Colbert

33. “The only thing that I don’t like is my kids watching comedy that isn’t actually funny. There’s a lot of supposed tween comedy on TV that isn’t particularly funny, but it’s got a lot of laugh track. And I go, ‘Please don’t watch that. Please just watch something that’s actually funny.'” Stephen Colbert

34. “I like to do things that are publicly embarrassing, to feel the embarrassment touch me and sink into me and then be gone. I like getting on elevators and singing too loudly in that small space. The feeling you feel is almost like a vapor. The discomfort and the wishing that it would end that comes around you.” Stephen Colbert

35. “If you’re injecting fear into other people, then you’re trying to kill their minds. You’re trying to get them to stop thinking.” Stephen Colbert

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