Steve Martin on success

April 6, 2024 | Blog

Nobody ever takes note of it because it’s not the answer they want to hear. What they want to hear is “Here’s how you get an agent…” or “Here’s how to write a script…”. But I always say “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” If somebody is thinking “How can I be really good?” people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.

Steve Martin

There’s a bit of Steve Martin stuff in my orbit lately – the 2 part documentary on AppleTV, Only Murders in the Building, and that clip of him on Charlie Rose years ago where he says the above quote. All excellent.

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