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Martin Mull
August 18, 1943 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your head.

    Topics: Family

It really is a day job, and it also seems to have virtually disappeared-with no remorse, really. It gives me more time to paint.


I've always had a certain fascination. It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.


If there is some art involved, I'd like it to be that it came through the cracks of daily work.


It's hard to decide if TV makes morons out of everyone, or if it mirrors Americans who really are morons to begin with.


A cult following is a nice way of saying very few people like you.


Some of the pictures I must say every now and then I just think are going to be funny. When it gets that much, you might as well just pull out all the stops and make it more of a burlesque.


Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.

    Topics: Show Business

I kind of just lucked into and fell into the other profession. It was really just an outgrowth of the fact that when I was in art school, I had no money whatsoever.


You'd be surprised at how undemanding acting is.


It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people's hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct.


Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.


The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.


I think there are a lot of pictures to make. I sometimes question whether I'm even an artist or just a painter. To me, the making of the pictures is the most important thing.


Around 1980, I went back to painting with a vengeance.


You'd have to think that you're at least decent, or you couldn't get up every morning and do it. I think if I live long enough, I might be pretty good.


I had a teacher in art school who said something about the only works he really enjoyed seeing or found much in were works where he had a sense that a discovery was made in the course of making this object. I like to hold to that as my marching orders.


Never underestimate a child's ability to get into more trouble.


To be able to get up and be in my studio and work all day is a great joy.


I've been doing it all along, ever since I got out of art school.


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