Saturday, December 15, 2007

queasy with love (steve martin edition)

"Despite a lack of natural ability, I did have the one element necessary to all early creativity: naiveté. That fabulous quality that keeps you from knowing just how unsuited you are for what you are about to do."

"Through the years I've learned there is no harm in charging oneself up with delusions between moments of valid inspiration."

"Comedy is a distortion of what is happening, and there will always be something happening."

-Steve Martin,
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

(Loving. This. Book.)

Whet your parched palettes with dees refreshing round of Steve Martinis...

----> First chapter (NYT excerpt)

Men's Vogue review

Morning Edition interview

Entertainment Weekly review

Campy fav from the vault...

SNL monologue from 02/26/77...

"One can have, as it turns out, an affection for the war years."


DiSa said...

Yes! I read this and really enjoyed it.

inthemiddle said...

after he talks about some of the women he meets on the road he says: "were they beautiful? we were all beautiful. we were in our twenties."

love that line.