25 Remarkable Mel Brooks Quotes

25 Remarkable Mel Brooks Quotes

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Mel Brooks is a film director, screen writer, comedian, producer, and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He started his comedy career as a stand up comic and writer for the variety show Your Show of Shows. He has produced many of films, including Blazing Saddles, High Anxiety, Robin Hood: Men In Tights, and Silent Movie. His most recent accomplishment was his adaptation of the film The Producers, on Broadway. He is also on a very short list of people to have won an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Oscar award.

“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.”

“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes.”

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

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

“Excuse me, is this England?”

“Hope for the best, expect the worst./ Life is a play. We’re unrehearsed.”

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

“I know how to make it a great musical. I’ve got to. It’s like I’ve got to see it on stage.”

“I like Chris Rock. He’s dangerous.”

“I love writing songs. I’m a songwriter.”

“I loved Westerns as a little kid, and I loved horror films.”

“I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.”

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

“If presidents can’t do it to their wives, they do it to their country.”

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

“If you’re quiet, you’re not living. You’ve got to be noisy and colorful and lively.”

“Immortality is a by-product of good work.”

“It’s Wheird, there’s an H in there. Gotta hit that H otherwise they think I’m some sort of a kook!”

“I’ve been accused of vulgarity. I say that’s bullshit.”

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

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

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

“Well, you know, ‘Spaceballs’ is a weird combination, because it’s a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it’s crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, ‘Star Wars’, and
‘Star Trek’.”

“Who’s the dummy writing this show?!”

“You know Cuneiform? You know Sanskrit? It’s neither of those.”