Mel Brooks Quotes About Chance, God, Poor, Hesitate, Love, Balance

Mel Brooks Quotes About Chance, God, Poor, Hesitate, Love, Balance

Mel Brooks Quotes

Mel Brooks Quotes:

I’m still a horse that can run. I may not be able to win the Derby, but what do you do when you retire? People retire and they vegetate. They go away and they dry up.

Mel Brooks

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 Brooks

We want to get people laughing; we don’t want to offend anybody.

Mel Brooks

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

Mel Brooks

He who hesitates is poor.

Mel Brooks

As far as songwriters, I’ve always been a fan of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin; those guys mean a lot to me.

Mel Brooks

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But I have bad taste with a deep fount of intellectuality.

Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks with wife
Source: Los Angeles Times

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

Mel Brooks

I don’t believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.

Mel Brooks

I love writing songs. I’m a songwriter.

Mel Brooks

I’m rather secular. I’m basically Jewish. But I think I’m Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all.

Mel Brooks

If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.

Mel Brooks

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

Mel Brooks

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.

Mel Brooks

A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.

Mel Brooks

Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn’t work. You can be politically incorrect if you’re smart.

Mel Brooks

It’s talent. Either you got it or you ain’t.

Mel Brooks

If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win.

Mel Brooks

A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.

Mel Brooks

Immortality is a by-product of good work.

Mel Brooks

I only direct in self-defense.

Mel Brooks

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 Brooks

Judd Apatow is pretty good, both as a producer and as a director.

Mel Brooks

My job is to go out and entertain the most people possible.

Mel Brooks

No, no, the songs write themselves, almost.

Mel Brooks

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