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35 Inspirational Steve Martin Quotes On Success

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Steve Martin Quotes On Success

Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy, Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright, pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards, among other honors. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100 greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013. While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including Earl Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance in 2002. He released his first solo music album, The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo, in 2009, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. May these Steve Martin Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Writer’s block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol.” Steve Martin

2. “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Steve Martin

3. “I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you’re an idiot.” Steve Martin

4. “It’s pain that changes our lives.” Steve Martin

5. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” Steve Martin

6. “When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s ok, but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves – well.” Steve Martin

7. “I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.” Steve Martin

8. “Some people have a way with words, and other people, oh, uh, not have way.” Steve Martin

9. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” Steve Martin

10. “Be undeniably good.” Steve Martin

11. “I thought yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life but it turns out today is.” Steve Martin

12. “You’re nuts but you’re welcome here.” Steve Martin

13. “It is not the big events that hurt the most but rather the smallest questionable shift in tone at the end of a spoken word that can plow most deeply into the heart.” Steve Martin

14. “First the doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me.” Steve Martin

15. “I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.” Steve Martin

16. “I’ve heard lots of people lie to themselves but they never fool anyone.” Steve Martin

17. “I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.” Steve Martin

18. “Choas in the midst of chaos isn’t funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.” Steve Martin

19. “The banjo is such a happy instrument – you can’t play a sad song on the banjo – it always comes out so cheerful.” Steve Martin

20. “Through the years, I have learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration.” Steve Martin

21. “I understood that as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart.” Steve Martin

22. Love is a promise delivered already broken.” Steve Martin

23. “She tried to get even with him through psychological warfare but couldn’t, because he didn’t care.” Steve Martin

24. “Yeah, well, we’re all writers, aren’t we?” Steve Martin

25. “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.” Steve Martin

26. “I have found that, just as in real life, imagination sometimes has to stand in for experience.” Steve Martin

27. “A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.” Steve Martin

28. “Somewhere in the world is, the world’s worst doctor and he could be yours.” Steve Martin

29. “Why sip from a teacup, when you can drink from the river.” Steve Martin

30. “Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.” Steve Martin

31. “When someone less capable is ahead of me, I am not pleased. It makes me insane.” Steve Martin

32. “I don’t really manage my time. I really just wait until I’m inspired to do something. And when I’m inspired to do something, it just happens.” Steve Martin

33. “I just believe that the interesting time in a career is pre-success, what shaped things, how did you get to this point?” Steve Martin

34. “Introductions are hard to come by when your natural state is shyness.” Steve Martin

35. “Be so good they can’t ignore you. Steve Martin

I hope you enjoyed these Steve Martin Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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