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Stephen Colbert Quotes

American comedian
Born On
1964-05-13
Birth Place
Washington, D.C., United States
Birth Sign
taurus
Father
James William Colbert Jr.
Mother
Lorna Colbert
Spouse
Evelyn McGee-Colbert
Nationality
American
Education
Northwestern University, Porter-Gaud School, Hampden-Sydney College

American television host, Stephen Colbert was reportedly quite bold as a child, as the staff of his program, The Late Show found out. Interviews with old friends and family members revealed that his childhood was marked by daring incidents such as making out in the car and destroying his mother’s favorite crystal chandelier with a football. In fact, after shattering it to pieces, Colbert went ahead and took out all the crystals. He admits, “I took all the crystals off, hundreds of crystals, and rehung them in a new pattern. She never noticed. I told her 30 years later.”

His parents were also quite unorthodox when it came to giving Stephen the liberty to choose how he wished to pronounce his surname. The young boy decided to pronounce it as, “col-BEAR”. Apparently the articulation of the last name of this South Carolina actor, in such a manner, just made it sound less Southern and more international.

This TV presenter is also known for a touching story that he recently shared on his show as a tribute to the late Glenn Frey. He spoke about Frey’s song, ‘Desperado’ and how when he was in eighth grade, it gave him a chance to gain confidence in himself. "The first slow dance I ever danced to was to 'Desperado.' "I didn't dance with anybody all night long until the very last song, and I found myself over on the girls' side. And the DJ goes 'It's our last song, and it's a slow one.' And he puts on 'Desperado,' which is the perfect last song at an eighth grade dance when you have danced with no one. Because I was the desperado.

The show is about me in that when you give opinions, you're saying something about yourself

Stephen Colbert

Jon always said 'The Daily Show' has no political impact, ... We're going to go ahead and pick up that gauntlet and change the world

Stephen Colbert

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

Stephen Colbert

As natural as a gorilla beating his chest.

Stephen Colbert

An attractive vessel through which the river of truth can flow.

Stephen Colbert

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

Stephen Colbert

Now we all know that Fidel Castro dressed up like Marilyn Monroe and gave JFK a case of syphilis so bad it eventually blew out the back of his head.

Stephen Colbert

I can't prove it, but I can say it.

Stephen Colbert

I want to thank Comedy Central for picking up the show, but more importantly I want to congratulate Comedy Central for picking up the show,

Stephen Colbert

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

Stephen Colbert

They thought it was warping their children's minds. Which it might have been, but it also took a lot of creativity to play it.

Stephen Colbert

So you weren't a good student.

Stephen Colbert

We don't want any filter, ... The correspondent is only going to put his spin on it.

Stephen Colbert

His shadow is dark enough,

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

I'm a big fan. I've always been a news junkie,

Stephen Colbert