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I wrote things for the school's newspaper,
by Stephen Colbert

I wrote things for the school's newspaper,
and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
- Stephen Colbert

I just think Rosa Parks was overrated.
Last time I checked, she got famous for breaking the law.
- Stephen Colbert

I don't like books, they're all fact,
no heart.
- Stephen Colbert

I can't prove it, but I can say it.
- Stephen Colbert

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You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information.
We don't take ourselves seriously on any level;
we're just comedians.
- Stephen Colbert

There's nothing wrong with being gay.
I have plenty of friends who are going to hell.
- Stephen Colbert

Shamelessness is a wonderful part of the character.
- Stephen Colbert

 

In order to maintain an untenable position,
you have to be actively ignorant.
One motto on the show is, 'Keep your facts,
I'm going with the truth.'
- Stephen Colbert

In order to be a top-tier candidate,
I need 7.5 million dollars,
and I currently have 0.0 million dollars.
- Stephen Colbert

Isn't an agnostic just an atheist without balls?
- Stephen Colbert

I used to write things for friends.
There was this girl I had a crush on,
and she had a teacher she didn't like at school.
I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would
write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
- Stephen Colbert

Truthiness is tearing apart our country,
and I don't mean the argument over who came up with the word.
I don't know whether it's a new thing,
but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't
seem to matter what facts are.
It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion,
but not their own facts.
But that's not the case anymore.
Facts matter not at all.
Perception is everything.
- Stephen Colbert

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't think my wife likes me very much,
when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
- Frank Carson

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
- A. Whitney Brown

We just wrote songs that seemed good to us.
We wrote the album in like two weeks.
We could have had more time, but we accomplished what
we needed to in the two weeks.
- Travis Barker

I wrote the very first stories in science fiction which
dealt with homosexuality,
The World Well Lost and Affair With a Green Monkey.
- Theodore Sturgeon

My grandmother passed at 104.
She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
- Rita Coolidge

What's funny about Jesus' Son is that I never even wrote that book,
I just wrote it down.
I would tell these stories and people would say,
You should write these things down.
- Denis Johnson

I can't remember anything I ever wrote.
- Joni Mitchell

Raymond Chandler once wrote that Dashiell Hammett gave
murder back to the people who really committed it.
- James Ellroy

To me, Mozart is our Shakespeare, the one who wrote the most dramatic,
psychologically most baffling music.
He combined ideas that no one else would have thought of putting together.
- Lukas Foss

Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence.
As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
- Nana Mouskouri

I wrote the book in my head when I was 6 years old.
- Steven Cojocaru

I always wrote about things that were important to me.
I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think Shakespeare is really the one.
Words as music and music as words.
Everything he wrote was good, which is really frightening.
- Don Van Vliet

Then a friend of Jim's suggested we make a theme song to explain the story,
and this is where the Mads came from.
Josh and I wrote it into the theme song.
- Joel Hodgson

I probably wrote three-quarters of the songs without
an instrument in my hands.
- Richard Thompson

Possibly he knew, as he wrote this, that he was mad -
because inside every madman sits a little sane man saying 'You're mad,
you're mad.'
- Graham Swift

Sir Walter, with his 61 years of life,
although he never wrote a novel until he was over 40,
had, fortunately for the world, a longer working career
than most of his brethren.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I was terrible at straight items.
When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing
I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.
- Erma Bombeck

I took lots of photographs and had planned to write
a treatise on how it worked,
but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a
scientific fairy tale instead.
- Kit Williams

I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic,
Mike Danger.
- Mickey Spillane

I never fantasized or invented a thing,
not one thing.
I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.
- Marguerite Young

The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

I was about 13, in some ways, when I wrote the first book.
Approximately 18 when I wrote the second.
- Jonathan Franzen

I wrote the tunes and sang only nonsense words.
Then came Moore and dressed them with the lyrics.
- Rick Wright

I was sad Jon Ronson, who wrote in the Guardian and
has made a TV show for Channel 4,
took against me.
- Jonathan King

I wanted to write it long before I wrote Every Night,
Josephine!
I'd been thinking about it a long time.
- Jacqueline Susann

I wrote it the right way, so it was copied the wrong way right.
I mean the right way wrong.
- Eugene Ormandy

I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about,
period, and left it at.
- Kate Adie

I undertake the same project as Montaigne,
but with an aim contrary to his own:
for he wrote his Essays only for others,
and I write my reveries only for myself.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

In the first year, 1988, I wrote and sold 3 novels.
- George Stephen

I was willing to do anything that Chris Carter wrote.
- Megan Gallagher

I just fell in love with his music.
I thought Yanni was Japanese.
I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was.
I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.
- Linda Evans

In my own defense, I wrote a one-man show,
and that to me was more where I fit.
- Christopher Meloni

I just wrote one song at a time.
Kinda like an alcoholic.
One day at a time.
- Neil Young

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
- Rick Springfield

And we had our own laws.
I mean, I wrote them.
And we had our own customs, and traditions,
and proprieties.
- James Stockdale

I just wrote what I felt like writing since they seemed to sell.
- Jack Vance

I wrote eight full-length adult novels in my twenties.
None of them were published.
- Caroline B. Cooney

The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down,
and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about...
THAT'S what it's about!
- Layne Staley

Tricker the Squirrel is the best piece I ever wrote.
It's intricate.
- Ken Kesey

I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals,
but even as I withdrew into this reading,
I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
- Jacques Derrida

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed,
but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it.
It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis

In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.
- Cathy Guisewite

No one, ever, wrote anything as well even after one
drink as he would have done with out it.
- Ring Lardner

Capote wrote every day.
He said that's the only way, you have to sit down every day and do it.
- Debbie Harry

I wrote several articles criticizing psychoanalysis,
but the analysts weren't listening to my objections.
So I finally quit after practicing it for six years.
- Albert Ellis

Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years
that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes.
We literally do not know how he did it.
- Lukas Foss

They wrote it that my moustache was insured for 13 million.
- John Newcombe

That's what George wrote!
He wrote it.
Why change it? There was this European company that
I was speaking about awhile ago -
course,
didn't nobody know what Porgy was.
- Cab Calloway

For me, how I feel about what I wrote down turns into a song.
- Geddy Lee

The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.
- Rex Stout

I am glad that I wrote something that brought joy to millions of people.
- Chuck Mangione

The only joy I had was writing what was.
That book was.
It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that.
But it is my story as I was then.
- Mary MacLane

Then on to all the terrific american songwriters,
from Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon.
Whoever wrote and sang in the song form I have appreciated.
- Tom Chapin

When I was a kid, I wrote music - from the age of 11 until the age of 18.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me.
I'm crazy for that man.
And he thinks I'm hip!
- Nancy Sinatra


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