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Martin Short

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 24
Assignment Assignments

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

Confidence Being Youngest

Being the youngest of five, you're adored, you're fueled with confidence.

- Martin Short

Think Never Improvised

I've never done an improvised movie as a fictitious character. I think that's the challenge.

- Martin Short

Stress Treat My Life

I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about.

- Martin Short

Career Kind About

I have a kind of objective luxury about my career.

- Martin Short

Trying Material Get

All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room.

- Martin Short

Me Palace Belongs

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

Think Irish Irish Catholic

People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue.

- Martin Short

Great Influences Barney

One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife.

- Martin Short

Figure Very Lulled

You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It's very easy to get lulled.

- Martin Short

People Dead Drop

I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit.

- Martin Short

Think Audience Always

I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It's always fun to defy expectations.

- Martin Short

Things Movie Lots

I've done lots of improv things but not a whole movie.

- Martin Short

Very Movie Almost

David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny.

- Martin Short

Mother Absurdity Were

My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized.

- Martin Short

Think I Think Were

I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny.

- Martin Short

Passionate Obscure Get

Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.

- Martin Short

One Thing Any Thing

No one is any one thing.

- Martin Short

Loss Think How

I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life.

- Martin Short

Death Tears Brought

I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.

- Martin Short