Inspirational Martin Short Quotes For Success In Life

Martin Hayter Short OC is a Canadian–American actor, comedian, singer, and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night Live. He has starred in comedy films such as Three Amigos (1986), Innerspace (1987), Three Fugitives (1989), Father of the Bride (1991), Pure Luck (1991), Captain Ron (1992), Father of the Bride Part II (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), Jungle 2 Jungle (1997), and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Short created the characters Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. These Martin Short Quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Martin Short Quotes

  1. “I pretend I’m one of the royal family when I’m in a hotel and that the hotel belongs to me – it is a palace.” ~ Martin Short
  2. “I’ve chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.” ~ Martin Short
  3. “If you have wonderful moments, don’t second-guess them, just enjoy them.” ~ Martin Short
  4. “A musical is only as good as its director. The same can also be said for the CIA.” ~ Martin Short
  5. “The thing you can always rely on, your core person, comes from your family’s attention and love.” ~ Martin Short
  6. “No one is any one thing.” ~ Martin Short
  7. “I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.” ~ Martin Short
  8. “You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It’s very easy to get lulled.” ~ Martin Short
  9. “People do think I’m Jewish. But we’re Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue.” ~ Martin Short

  10. “Someone once asked me what was the weirdest question I was ever asked. And I was stymied.” ~ Martin Short
  11. “I’m totally aware of how lucky I am. I have health, family, children. I do work that gives me total joy and allows me to make a living, and maybe, if I’m lucky enough, I’ll feel I’ve fulfilled a little bit of service to society because I brought other people some laughter.” ~ Martin Short
  12. “One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.” ~ Martin Short
  13. “The thing in comedy is that once you start worrying about something not succeeding, you’re frozen. There’s no verdict on anything. You can make ¡Three Amigos!, and some people will at the time say, “Oh, that’s too silly.” Then five years later, silly is hip. Now it’s considered art. I never comment on anything I do, because if I say anything negative about X film, or X TV show, or X project, people who saw it and loved it go, “Well, am I an idiot?”” ~ Martin Short
  14. “I think I’ve been really lucky to keep my career so varied, and to be open. There’s safety in repetition, but there’s also a trap there.” ~ Martin Short
  15. “[Ed Grimley] lives in a retirement home in New Jersey. It’s called the Retirement Home in New Jersey for Characters Who Were Interesting in the ’80s for About an Hour. He’s there with the Whiners, Gumby and Jon Lovitz’s ‘That’s the ticket’ guy.” ~ Martin Short
  16. “A few years ago, I won a Tony for Little Me and I learned two important lessons from that experience. 1. Fair-weather friends are so much more interesting to be around and 2. It’s amazing what this award fetches on E-Bay.” ~ Martin Short
  17. “I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.” ~ Martin Short

  18. “I still do live concerts all over the country – about four a month – with singing and characters and improv. It keeps me limber. I’ll never lose that. And comedy is still the bread and butter.” ~ Martin Short
  19. “All these things that enter your head are assignments. You write them up and then throw them out there and if someone wants to do it, your assignment is done.” ~ Martin Short Quotes
  20. “When you have to worry about paying the rent, you’re never bored. You’re just happy to have that job. But once you don’t have to worry and reach the point where it’s no longer about the money, you’re able to look at other opportunities outside of your comfort zone.” ~ Martin Short
  21. “Comedy is a weird thing. You have to understand, it’s the weirdest thing you can do. There’s no consensus. It’s not like… People say, “I saw Saving Private Ryan, and that scene on the beach is just so moving.” I can’t imagine anyone who would say “I don’t find that moving!” But you can show, whether it’s Laurel & Hardy or the Three Stooges or Jiminy Glick In Lalawood, some people are going to look at it and say “That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.” Some people will say “I don’t get it.” Who’s right, who’s wrong?” ~ Martin Short
  22. “An actor can spew out thoughts, but they’re not all gold.” ~ Martin Short
  23. “I think I’m funny because my family, my siblings were funny.” ~ Martin Short

  24. “People have very specific opinions of comedy. Slapstick was an art form in the ’20s and the lowest form of show business in the ’50s. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Who’s an idiot, who’s not?” ~ Martin Short
  25. “I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It’s always fun to defy expectations.” ~ Martin Short
  26. “There was an era when people would turn on their radio and hear a radio drama. Now, you could be as scared by that as seeing it filmed. In those days, people used to sit by the fire and imagine what they were hearing. Everything is its own art form.” ~ Martin Short
  27. “There was an era when people would turn on their radio and hear a radio drama. Now, you could be as scared by that as seeing it filmed. In those days, people used to sit by the fire and imagine what they were hearing. Everything is its own art form.” ~ Martin Short
  28. “I have a kind of objective luxury about my career.” ~ Martin Short Quotes
  29. “Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.” ~ Martin Short
  30. “You go through publicists because it’s easy for a publicist to say to another publicist, ‘No’.” ~ Martin Short
  31. “All you’re trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.” ~ Martin Short
  32. “Being the youngest of five, you’re adored, you’re fueled with confidence.” ~ Martin Short

  33. “I’m an actor who loves doing comedy.” ~ Martin Short
  34. “I’ve never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that’s the challenge.” ~ Martin Short
  35. “My mother was the concertmaster of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.” ~ Martin Short
  36. “I’ve done lots of improv things but not a whole movie.” ~ Martin Short
  37. “What’s great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It’s not about the gloss of your eyebrows.” ~ Martin Short
  38. “All the actor does is, he tries to get as many takes as he can out of the director that day. So he can walk away and say to himself, “Hey, it’s in there. I’m not going to edit it. I’m not going to make those choices. If they want to blow it, it’s fine. But I’ve done all I can.” You’re right. I’m always amazed when actors bash films as if those grips and that cinematographer didn’t work hard enough.” ~ Martin Short
  39. “Whether arrogantly or what, I view myself simply as an actor.” ~ Martin Short
  40. “Being the youngest of five, you’re adored, you’re fueled with confidence.” ~ Martin Short

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