Steve Allen was a celebrated American comedian, writer, television personality, musician, composer and actor. He is best-known as the host of ‘The Tonight Show’. Allen’s agenda, his wittiness, thoughts and variety of characters helped in creating this show a trendsetter among the late night talk shows. He received national recognition when he appeared as guest of honor on ‘Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts’. He hosted multiple shows which include ‘The New Steve Allen Show’ and ‘The Steve Allen Show, I’ve Got A Secret’ amongst others. Throughout his career, Allen has written more than 50 books which include books of opinions and thoughts, novels and children’s books. ‘The Benny Goodman Story’ is one of the noted movies of this Grammy Award winner. The multi-faceted artist owns two stars on the ‘Hollywood Walk Of Fame’ and a Hollywood theatre has been named after him. The following repository contains some notable quotes and sayings by Steve Allen, the scientific skeptic who is till date loved and remembered.
Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.
Son of a bitch! You're Steve Allen!
Without laughter life on our planet would be intolerable. So important is laughter to us that humanity highly rewards members of one of the most unusual professions on earth, those who make a living by inducing laughter in others. This is very strange if you stop to think of it: that otherwise sane and responsible citizens should devote their professional energies to causing others to make sharp, explosive barking-like exhalations.
The problem is that once the untrained mind has made a formal commitment to a religious philosophy - and it does not matter whether that philosophy is generally reasonable and high-minded or utterly bizarre and irrational
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed.
There are hundreds of millions who believe the Messiah has come. If he did, then it is unfortunately the case that his heroic sacrifice and death have had no effect whatsoever on the very problem his coming might have been expected to address, for history demonstrates, beyond question, that we Christians have been just as dangerous, singly and en masse, as non-Christians.
The Bible is unfortunately unclear on a long list of moral and social questions and sex is one of them. On the one hand, there are expressions of admiration for the reportedly virgin mother of Jesus, but other portions of scripture speak quite accommodatingly of polygamy.
The fundamentalist believer is mostly a weird intellectual who often lacks real faith altogether. As a self-appointed attorney for God, who is in no need of attorneys, he very easily turns out to be more godless than the agnostic and the unbeliever. At all events, he seems deaf to poetry.
I cannot see how it can be argued that one should speak in tones of reverence and awe about the alleged divine instruction-in Psalms-to grab the defenseless bodies of innocent infants and dash their brains out against the nearest rocks or walls.
Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking.
Sometimes things which at the moment may be perceived as obstacles-and actually be obstacles, difficulties, or drawbacks-can in the long run result in some good end which would not have occurred if it had not been for the obstacle.