Mel Brooks Quotes

24 Mel Brooks quotes:

"You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself."
"As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."
"If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively."
"Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers."
"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."
"I only direct in self-defense."
"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Rhetoric Quotes
"He who hesitates is poor."
"Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love."
"Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you."
"We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody."
"We rest our case on the production numbers."
"These men both publicly and privately have done so much for me. Without Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick I would be living in a little motel just around the corner here, trying to make ends meet."
"Anybody can direct. There are only 11 good writers."
"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."
"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country."
"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him."
"If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets."
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."
"Humor is just another defense against the universe."
Author: Brooks Quotes Category: American Comedian Quotes Humor Quotes

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