Wednesday, December 26, 2007


I, along with every other comedy nerd on the planet, am reading Steve Martin's new book "Born Standing Up" which chronicles his stand up career. I recommend this book if you like Steve Martin, or comedy, or creativity, or life.

Among the many nuggets of wisdom contained in this book, the following is my favorite quote so far, as it pertains to any creative pursuit and sums up the challenges of that pursuit so well:

"It was easy to be great. Every entertainer has a night when everything is clicking. These nights are accidental and statistical: Like lucky cards in poker, you can account on them occurring over time. What was hard was to be good, consistently good, night after night, now matter what the abominable circumstances."

2008: Strive for goodness.


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