“You can only be new once,”
Steve Martin, comedian, actor and author, heard on NPR this afternoon from a November 2007 interview with Renee Montagne.
In context, the quote refers to “new” before a particular audience; a specific time; a place. Martin reinvented his stand up comedy act, then reinvented himself as an actor and author. In 2005 he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Martin shows us that the keen edge of life is in becoming new.