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Mel Brooks Quotes

Mel Brooks Quotes & Quotations
Mel Brooks
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  • 1
    Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 2
    Anybody can direct. There are only 11 good writers. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 3
    As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 4
    Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
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    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. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
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    Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
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    He who hesitates is poor. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 8
    Humor is just another defense against the universe. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 9
    I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 10
    I only direct in self-defense. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 11
    If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 12
    If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 13
    If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 14
    Look, 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. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 15
    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. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 16
    We rest our case on the production numbers. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks
  • 17
    You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself. Mel-BrooksMel Brooks