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Wikipedia Summary for Steve Harvey

Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American television and radio presenter, actor, author, businessman, and former stand-up comedian. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud and the Miss Universe competition, and upcoming limited-run arbitration-based court comedy, Judge Steve Harvey.

Harvey began his career as a comedian. He did stand-up comedy in the early 1980s and hosted Showtime at the Apollo and The Steve Harvey Show on The WB. He was later featured in The Original Kings of Comedy after starring in the Kings of Comedy Tour. He performed his last standup show in 2012.

Harvey is the host of both Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, which he has done since 2010. He has also hosted Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots Forever Young, and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. As an author, he has written four books, including his bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009.

In 2017, Harvey founded Steve Harvey Global, an entertainment company that houses his production company East 112 and various other ventures. He launched an African version of Family Feud and also invested in the HDNet takeover along with Anthem Sports and Entertainment. He and his wife Marjorie are the founders of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on youth education.

He is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner, and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories.

I take my brand very seriously.

--Steve Harvey

I never saw myself not being a stand-up. That was my plan.

--Steve Harvey

But if he loves you, he will profess it, he will provide for you, and he will protect you. If he really loves you, the ultimate profession is, 'This is my wife.'

--Steve Harvey

The Lord saved my soul.

--Steve Harvey

My marriage to Marjorie is the most rewarding thing that ever happened to me. She gave me a life and a relationship that I didn't know existed.

--Steve Harvey

I pay attention to every minute of the day.

--Steve Harvey

The best timed joke or the best timed phrase comes at spontaneous moments and just relies on me as the host to be very quick, and that's what I do.

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As always, whenever I'm contacted by the White House, I'm just humbled.

--Steve Harvey

I won an amateur night, October 8th, 1985. I went to work the next day and quit my job.

--Steve Harvey

If you don't believe in God, then where is your moral barometer?

--Steve Harvey

There many guys out there who are actually fishing for a woman whom they are planning on keeping. But there are guys out there who are just sports fishing -- catching them and then throwing them back into the ocean.

--Steve Harvey

I've said over and over again jokingly that the only way a woman can truly be completely satisfied is to get herself four different men--an old one, an ugly one, a Mandingo, and a gay
guy. Now the four of them combined? They got you covered.

--Steve Harvey

My color's not a crutch. See, funny crosses a lot of color barriers.

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If a man loves you ... he's willing to profess it. He'll give you a title after a while. You're going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancée, his wife, his baby's mama, something.

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If you cook something on the show, and I don't like it, I'm going to tell you. I don't understand how you could watch any of these morning shows, and everything everybody cooks is absolutely delicious. Are you kidding me, man?

--Steve Harvey

But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around.

--Steve Harvey

I'm not a relationship expert. I'm an expert on manhood.

--Steve Harvey

I'm not a movie star and I know that.

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My calling is to help people, to teach people, to share with people, until I die. I can never stop doing that. I can't, and I don't want to.

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Procrastinatio n will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change; don't let YOU stop yourself from growing!

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It's a woman's right to know a man's intentions upfront. Because, once you get emotionally attached to a man and you sleep with him, it's too late.

--Steve Harvey

If you don't have a base -- you can't not have a spiritual base and survive. That's probably what has kept me out of the tabloids. Then I go home, I've got a family, and I keep my wife in front of my head.

--Steve Harvey

When you're happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.

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All men can and will change. But there's only one woman we're going to change for.

--Steve Harvey

At one point in time, you've just got to be a brave soldier, and speak up. What are you scared of, you know? So many of our entertainers have that fear because we're afraid of opposition.

--Steve Harvey

I'm not a good mother at all.

--Steve Harvey

Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.

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If I were an animal, I'd probably be a bald eagle, since I'm already bald and I love to fish. But I'd probably be a shaky-ass eagle because I'm afraid of flying.

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You're an investigator -- can't nobody find stuff out like a woman. Y'all put the police to shame, make the little investigative tricks they show on CSI and Law and Order: SVU look like counting lessons on Sesame Street.

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Don't hate the player; change the game.

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TV is a different animal. I belong on that little screen. The big silver screen, not so much, 'cause I've seen my face up close when it's 25-feet tall. I'm okay as long as you keep me in that little box.

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You think that God positioned you here so you can just have it all to yourself? God blesses you to become a blessing. That's the deal.

--Steve Harvey

Love is never going to go out of style, a man is always going to want to have the love of a woman. She just needs a game plan to work out how to get his love.

--Steve Harvey

Men automatically know from the moment she opens her mouth that if they want her, they'll have to get in line whith her standards and requirments, or keep it moving because she's done with the games and isn't interested in playing.

--Steve Harvey

Providing for the ones he loves and care about, whether it's monetarily or with sweat equity, is part of a man's DNA, and if he loves and cares for you, this man will provide for you all these things with no limits.

--Steve Harvey

I was homeless. I lived in a car for a couple of years. That was the worst. But nothing was worse than when I was 40 and my mom passed away. My mother was the best person I ever knew. Those were the two lowest points.

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A lot of times we expect people who get money and fame to suddenly become this role model or this icon. That ain't how it works. Money and fame -- all it does it just allows you to be more of who you really are.

--Steve Harvey

If you're a generous person, when you get money and fame, you're going to be more generous. If you're a sharer, you're going to be more sharing. If you're a coward, you're just going to be a bigger coward. That's all money and fame does.

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If you ain't nothing when you get money and fame, you're just going to be more nothing. If you don't stand for nothing, when you get money and fame, you ain't suddenly fin to stand for nothing! You're just fin to be richer and more famous -- standing for nothing!

--Steve Harvey

I've always been this way. My father taught this to me. Here's the thing, you have to understand; the thing about having money: Money and fame don't change you, all it does is allow you to be more of who you are anyway.

--Steve Harvey

There's no such thing as luck. These are blessings. God endows them upon you. He makes you a blessing to become a blessing.

--Steve Harvey

If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there's no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you're safe, you'll never soar!

--Steve Harvey

You are never too old to reinvent yourself.

--Steve Harvey

I'm still very much a Christian and have a great relationship with God. I love Him, but one of my flaws is that I cuss.

--Steve Harvey

The truth is I've always been a Christian. What's amazing, is that the flaws that come with Christianity are really weird, because mine have a microphone and a camera attached to them. Most people don't have to live under that microscope.

--Steve Harvey

A real man is happy and eager to live by your rules, as long as he knows what the rules are and he's sure that abiding by those rules will help keep the woman he loves happy.

--Steve Harvey

But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they're doing anything less than that, they're not men.

--Steve Harvey

If you think sagging, and, how many women you've got, and how big a chain you've got, and how much dope you're slangin', and how much money you've got in your pocket makes you a man, then you're sadly mistaken. You're going to be a misguided soul your entire life.

--Steve Harvey

The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot.

--Steve Harvey

God does things for us because He trusts us; that when He gives it to us, that we will do the right thing. We'll open up our eyes and see the plan He has for us. If we're not going to open up our eyes, don't worry -- you're not going to have it long. You're short-lived.

--Steve Harvey

Sometimes we don't appreciate Prayer until we have to go through something!

--Steve Harvey

You can't ask the women to do anymore. It's time for us as Black men to step up and be what we're supposed to be.

--Steve Harvey

Catch fire today! Make today the day you stop complaining and do something!

--Steve Harvey

You don't just sit in the car and let some guy drive you through life, wasting your time.

--Steve Harvey

Failure means you've now learned another valuable lesson that pushes you one step closer to success.

--Steve Harvey

A woman can't change a man because she loves him. A man changes himself because he loves her.

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Everybody by your side ain't on your side.

--Steve Harvey

It never ceases to amaze me how much people talk about relationships, think about them, read about them, ask about them -- even get in them without a clue how to move them forward.

--Steve Harvey

Do not ignore you gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute BEST with the LEAST amount of effort.~Steve Harvey.

--Steve Harvey

If you'd asked me then if I saw how big The Steve Harvey Morning Show was going to be, I couldn't tell you. But I knew I could reach people not as a character but as Steve Harvey, because although I tell jokes for a living, I've also lived, and I think I can relate to you more than you know.

--Steve Harvey

Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.

--Steve Harvey

I never say nagging. I think that nagging is a term that men created to get women to pipe down some. But it's a trap that we've created. We created several terms for women to back you down. Nagging means to stop asking me questions, then we get away with more. I think it's a term men created.

--Steve Harvey

Act like a lady think like a man.

--Steve Harvey

Your career is what you're paid for. Your calling is what you're made for.

--Steve Harvey

If you pray about it don't worry about it. If you're going to worry about it don't pray about it.

--Steve Harvey

The only way woman can truly be completely satisfied is to get herself four different men -- an old one, an ugly one, a Mandingo, and a gay guy.

--Steve Harvey

My father instilled in me to take care of my family. Show up even when you don't want to show up.

--Steve Harvey

If you'd asked me then if I saw how big 'The Steve Harvey Morning Show' was going to be, I couldn't tell you. But I knew I could reach people not as a character but as Steve Harvey, because although I tell jokes for a living, I've also lived, and I think I can relate to you more than you know.

--Steve Harvey

The problem in our community is not the women -- I mean, they've done all they can do.

--Steve Harvey

I ain't no author, man... my writing skills are not of 'New York Times' best-seller quality, trust and believe it ain't. My vocabulary ain't.

--Steve Harvey

I've had my share of problems along the way. Don't get me wrong, because there is no school for this. You go from a poor person to a rich person. My parents didn't have no money; didn't tell me nothing about investments.

--Steve Harvey

You can't tell big dreams to small minded people.

--Steve Harvey

To be No. 1 on the 'New York Times' best-seller list, well, that's alarming. Having been a stand-up comedian, I think it's surprising to a lot of people that I had the insight I had.

--Steve Harvey

I ain't no author, man ... my writing skills are not of New York Times best-seller quality, trust and believe it ain't. My vocabulary ain't.

--Steve Harvey

The cookie is the critical part. It's a word I created for sex and you've got to give a man all three things. If you miss one out, he is going to find it somewhere else.

--Steve Harvey

You've got to be vulnerable when you're talking to kids. There's nothing worse than some adult standing up there just talking down to some kid. You can't work that way.

--Steve Harvey

I don't rehearse on either of my shows, 'Family Feud' or my talk show. I never rehearse with the guests. I don't want to have any preconceived thoughts, notions, because that kills my creativity as a host and as a stand up.

--Steve Harvey

I was raised by a mother who was a Sunday school teacher and a father who worked hard. Together they taught me to give back.

--Steve Harvey

Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else's reality while doing nothing about yours.

--Steve Harvey

I can't cuss and tell jokes the rest of my life. I gotta say something meaningful. I gotta give something back to a Creator who has given so much to me.

--Steve Harvey

I got married for the wrong reasons. I was tired of being alone. I have to own that. It was me, not her.

--Steve Harvey

Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life.

--Steve Harvey

The quote that i liked isThe moment of the baby boy is born is taught to be tough i really liked this quote from the book that am reading because i think its the same in UAE,we teach our baby boy to be strong and to get up without crying and to depend on him self.

--Steve Harvey

Hip-hop is a beautiful thing. I think that the music genre itself has created more millionaires than any other music genre before it, especially in our community.

--Steve Harvey

I had, like, 11 jobs. I've been fired 11 times! 'Cause I'm not cut for that. You know, I was a great employee, man. Everybody loved me coming to work -- I'm singing, tellin' jokes on the assembly line. I was miserable, man. I was dying. I was dying.

--Steve Harvey

Boys Shack, MEN build homes.

--Steve Harvey

Your setback is just a setup for your comeback.

--Steve Harvey

Men respect women who have standards -- get some!

--Steve Harvey

The first time I saw my wife, Marjorie, I was doing stand-up in Memphis, and she was sitting in the front row. Afterward, I walked up and said, Ma'am, I'm going to marry you one day. And 15 years later, I did.

--Steve Harvey

The first time I saw my wife, Marjorie, I was doing stand-up in Memphis, and she was sitting in the front row. Afterward, I walked up and said, 'Ma'am, I'm going to marry you one day.' And 15 years later, I did.

--Steve Harvey

Other than my foundation -- mentoring programs -- everything I do is for money.

--Steve Harvey

I don't want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.

--Steve Harvey

I'm a comedian first. I've learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned. I didn't take classes or anything. I don't need no classroom.

--Steve Harvey

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