Mel Brooks Quotes

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Mel Brooks Quotes

Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. Were unrehearsed.
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Hope for the Best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed.

— Mel Brooks

Humor is just another defense against the
universe.

— Mel Brooks

All short women have a delayed fuse. Marry a taller woman: My wife was an inch or two taller than me; it's a sign of security.

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I only direct in self-defense.

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I don't have a mission. I don't have a torch to burn.

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The brilliance of Max Brooks is that he always quotes authorities at the back of his books that never existed. Like a Russian professor he made up that validates a story or character.

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Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.

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My brothers went to work at 12 and put themselves through school and brought the family out of ruin into food and clothing.

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I knew it ... I'm surrounded by assholes!

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Cat angels are the reason there are no mice angels.

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You want to be as smart as you can about being stupid.

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Organizations like the CIA and the FBI are still kind of supermen, kind of SS troops: We're blond and the best and everyone else should be incinerated. They don't know right from wrong. That's what makes a satire of these government bureaus really funny.

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Usually when a lot of men get together, it's called a war.

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In every spoof I make real love to the things I am spoofing.

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Woody Allen is a genius. His films are wonderful. He's poetic, but he's also a critic. He artfully steps back from a social setting and criticizes it without - I suspect - without letting himself be vulnerable to it.

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I always thought it was great to be able to make people feel better. It was a little like being God.

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I've been taught ever since I was a kid that sex is filthy and forbidden, and that's the way I think it should be. The filthier and more forbidden it is, the more exciting it is.

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The more serious the situation, the funnier the comedy can be. The greatest comedy plays against the greatest tragedy. Comedy is a red rubber ball and if you throw it against a soft, funny wall, it will not come back. But if you throw it against the hard wall of ultimate reality, it will bounce back and be very lively. Very, very few people understand this.

— Mel Brooks

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