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Mel Brooks Quotes

17 quotations by Mel Brooks

QuoteYou're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.Quote

QuoteWe rest our case on the production numbers.Quote

QuoteRhetoric 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.Quote

QuoteLook, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.Quote

QuoteIf Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.Quote

QuoteIf presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country.Quote

QuoteIf God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.Quote

QuoteI only direct in self-defense.Quote

QuoteI don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.Quote

QuoteHumor is just another defense against the universe.Quote

QuoteHe who hesitates is poor.Quote

QuoteEverything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.Quote

QuoteEvery 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.Quote

QuoteBad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.Quote

QuoteAs long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.Quote

QuoteAnybody can direct. There are only 11 good writers.Quote

QuoteAnybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.Quote