25 Clever Steve Martin Quotes on Longing, the Art World, and Creating Characters

The man with two (amazing) brains.

Happy birthday to comedian, writer, and banjo god Steve Martin. The Pennies from Heaven and Man with Two Brains actor — not literally, though his cleverness would suggest otherwise — has impeccable comedic timing and an unparalleled ability to conjure the humor, warmth, and pathos from just about any situation. Martin’s observations on comedy, writing, art, and life are worth poring over, so we’ve collected a few of his best quotes in honor of his 71st.