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Matt Stone Quotes

Matthew Richard Stone

Matt Stone quotes: quickies from the man that makes up the other half of South Park.

“Once you get yourselves into things that are working on a deeper level, you just have to keep going.  When you reach that deeper level, you can’t go back.”

“That decision to commit your life to certain principles and a certain narrative, if I wrote a paper on that, I know I’d find inconsistencies.”

“Emotions, by their simplest definition, are something we experience when we perceive something as being more negative than positive or more positive than negative.  In other words, when our thoughts and perceptions are unbalanced, emotions arise.”

“Do goofy stories make people nice?  What if, in their goofiness, these stories somehow inspire that in the right way?  Is that a social good?”

“The culture is just so coarse that you have to take it to that level and people will be like, ‘Whoa!’  And then you can make people think about stuff.  It’s kind of like shock therapy.”

“We’ve been around long enough and have been to enough award shows to know that it is easy to lose to Phil Collins at any time.”

“The show is the same as when we were 22 years old.  We still make the show for ourselves, but it got better – as you should after doing it for 20 years.”

“We’re going to end up being the guys who are still stuck on stage at 75 doing vaudeville for the kids who will all be like, ‘Look at these two old guys up here still doing fart jokes.’  For the sake of humor, we can only hope this will be the case.”

“I’m concerned about people being happy.”

“We are entertainers.  We’re trying to entertain people.”

“I definitely think we get a lot of respect for what we do, but I definitely think that some people don’t like us, which is fine.”

“We’re pretty tough, but we’re not really that tough.”

“[On how he met Trey Parker] We both grew up in Colorado, and we both went to CU Boulder, because that was the school that, basically, you went to if you grew up in Colorado.  That’s all I remember.  There’s only one school I applied to.  And we met just, like, in filmmaking class, you know, in the summer.”

“I’m a producer.  I am a Hollywood producer.  That is so weird.  And it’s not lame.  But it’s just like, how did that happen?”

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