Motivational Steven Wright Quotes And Sayings

Steven Wright Quotes:- Steven Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and film producer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, non-sequiturs, anti-humor, and one-liners with contrived situations.

Inspirational Steven Wright Quotes

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing ‘Happy Birthday.’
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Inspirational Steven Wright Quotes

Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.
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A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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I bought some batteries, but they weren’t included.
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I put instant coffee in a microwave oven and almost went back in time.
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When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction.
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What’s another word for Thesaurus?
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I have an existential map. It has ‘You are here’ written all over it.
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George is a radio announcer, and when he walks under a bridge… you can’t hear him talk.
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I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I’m the only one moving.
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I had to stop driving my car for a while… the tires got dizzy.
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When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, Do you have any toy train schedules?
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When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an only child… eventually.
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I went to a general store but they wouldn’t let me buy anything specific.
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I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car.
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I invented the cordless extension cord.
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My friend has a baby. I’m recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.
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How young can you die of old age?
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It doesn’t matter what temperature the room is, it’s always room temperature.
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I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.
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I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
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There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
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I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
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I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.
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If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
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Don’t you hate when your hand falls asleep and you know it will be up all night.
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Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?
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I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
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Ever notice how irons have a setting for permanent press? I don’t get it.
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I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.
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I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.
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I saw a bank that said ’24 Hour Banking’, but I don’t have that much time.
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I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.
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I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn’t have to go so fast.
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If God dropped acid, would he see people?
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If you can’t hear me, it’s because I’m in parentheses.
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Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died.
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My roommate got a pet elephant. Then it got lost. It’s in the apartment somewhere.
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My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.
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Right now I’m having amnesia and deja vu at the same time… I think I’ve forgotten this before.
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The other day I… uh, no, that wasn’t me.
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When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, ‘Well, what do you need?’
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I had some eyeglasses. I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out.
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I bought some instant water one time but I didn’t know what to add to it.
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I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums.
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I live on a one-way street that’s also a dead end. I’m not sure how I got there.
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If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
Steven Wright

I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.
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I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter.
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I went to a general store. They wouldn’t let me buy anything specifically.
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I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side.
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Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.
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If it’s a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.
Steven Wright

Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… it pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say ‘What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’
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I haven’t changed at all. I’m the same as when I was 11.
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It’s like the Wild West, the Internet. There are no rules.
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To the audience, it’s like I’m changing the subject every five seconds, but to me, my show’s almost like a 90-minute song that I know exactly. I wrote every note, and I know exactly where everything is.
Steven Wright

Very rarely do I talk off the top of my head on stage. I’m not an improv guy. I’m a writer-guy who presents what he’s written.
Steven Wright

I’m standing behind a wall of jokes. You don’t know about my personal life, my girlfriends, or what I do when I’m not on the road. There’s this guy, this comedian, and this is how he thinks, but people really don’t know anything about me.
Steven Wright

I was born. When I was 23 I started telling jokes. Then I started going on television and doing films. That’s still what I am doing. The end.
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I was always making my friends laugh, but I never wanted the attention of the whole classroom.
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I’ve been doing comedy longer than I haven’t been doing comedy, as I was performing for three years before I even got on ‘The Tonight Show.’ There’s truly nothing like it; it’s intense and exhilarating, even though it looks so casual.
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I love eating chocolate cake and ice cream after a show. I almost justify it in my mind as, ‘You were a good boy onstage and you did your show, so now you can have some cake and ice cream.’
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Famous Steven Wright Quotes

Honestly, I just go to restaurants to eat so I won’t die. If there was a pill I could take in January and then I wouldn’t have to eat again for the rest of the year, I would take it. Of course, I wouldn’t want to sacrifice my chocolate cake and ice cream.
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My doctor told me I shouldn’t work out until I’m in better shape. I told him, ‘All right; don’t send me a bill until I pay you.’
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I’ve always had to conquer fear when I’m on stage. Basically, I was and still am a very shy person. It’s absolutely in conflict with what I do. But once I deliver the first joke I’m okay. It’s like I’m out there all by myself just delivering my lines to nobody in particular without ever trying to notice the audience in front of me.
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I’m seeing the world partially through the eyes of a kid. Not all the time. There’s no black and white to it. But sometimes I’m seeing it like I’m 4.
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It usually helps me write by reading – somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.
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I’m used to seeing it, but it’s weird having an Academy Award. You usually only see one of them on the TV show when they give them out, so it’s kind of surreal to have one in your house.
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Best Steven Wright Quotes About Movies

I kept a diary right after I was born. Day 1: Tired from the move. Day 2: Everyone thinks I’m an idiot.
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I don’t go off and sit down and try to write material, because then it’s contrived and forced. I just live my life, and I see things in a word or a situation or a concept, and it will create a joke for me.
Steven Wright

Sometimes I wish my first word was ‘quote,’ so that on my death bed, my last words could be ‘end quote.’
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I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.’
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I thought I would be a guy on the radio.
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My mother is from another time – the funniest person to her is Lucille Ball; that’s what she loves. A lot of times she tells me she doesn’t know what I’m talking about. I know if I wasn’t her son and she was flipping through the TV and saw me, she would just keep going.
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Top Steven Wright Quotes

If I ever had twins, I’d use one for parts.
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People may think I’m trying something new by telling stories, but they’re just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That’s what I do.
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It seems like we wake up and it’s a race until you get to bed. It gets to you after a while and you think, ‘What the hell am I doing?’
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The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.
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I laugh all the time – at things, people, stuff, whatever. But, I don’t laugh onstage because then it’s serious business.
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When I was 16… I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because… they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them.
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