Quotes & Jokes by Steve Martin


You know, a lot of people come to me and they say, "Steve, how can you be so fucking funny?" There's a secret to it, it's no big deal. Before I go out, I put a slice of bologna in each of my shoes. So when I'm on stage, I feel funny.

How to make a million dollars: First, get a million dollars.

The only thing that bothers me is if I'm in a restaurant and I'm eating and someone says, "Hey, mind if I smoke?" I always say, "No. Mind if I fart?"

Now let's repeat the non-conformists' oath: I promise to be different! (audience repeats) I promise to be unique! (audience repeats) I promise not to repeat things other people say! (audience repeats, laughs) Good!

Some people have a way with words, and other people... oh, uh, not have way.

All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

Boy, those French: They have a different word for everything!

I believe you should place a woman on a pedestal - high enough so you can look up her dress.

Yeah, I remember when I had my first beer.

It's not tipping I believe in. It's overtipping.

I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was... a large Arctic region covered with ice.

A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true.

The banjo is such a happy instrument - you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful.

I gave my cat a bath the other day, they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, if was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that.