27 Most Inspiring Steve Martin Quotes To Achieve Success

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“You have to get comfortable [with your work], you really have to know what you’re doing, and it has to be almost boring to you to be able to do it well.” ― Steve Martin

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.” ― Steve Martin

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

“Be undeniably good.” ― Steve Martin

“I didn’t come from a wealthy family. I had no money. Maybe it goes back to naivete which is your greatest asset when you’re young. If I was starting in comedy today and if it didn’t work the first time, I’d probably quit. But I kept at it, kept at it.” ― Steve Martin

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

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

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

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

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