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Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks

Known as the short, funny Jewish guy who has made a string of memorable movies, Mel Brooks is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He got his start writing for Sid Caesar's Show of Shows in the 1950s. He went on to create Get Smart for television. Brooks is most well known for his movies, from The Producers and Blazing Saddles to Silent Movie and Young Frankenstein. Brooks t…

Date of Birth: June 28, 1926


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"Hope for the best, expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed." Mel Brooks
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Editor's Pick    Hope    Life    Motivational    Pearls of Wisdom    Quote of the Day   

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"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said" Mel Brooks
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"I kept leaning on him and I finally said, 'Mel, this isn't fair.' So I asked him to come on board as a co-writer with credit. And he was happy to do it." Mel Brooks
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"That's Tom Meehan. You wouldn't dream he'd come up with those home runs. You'd think: 'Tom Meehan. Gentile, structure, taste. But you wouldn't think he'd come up with the jokes. But he's got it. He got it all." Mel Brooks
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"Humor is just another defense against the universe." Mel Brooks
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"I've been accused of vulgarity. I say that's bullshit." Mel 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 Brooks
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"As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes." Mel Brooks
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"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country" Mel Brooks
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"If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets." Mel Brooks
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"We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody." Mel Brooks
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"[Brooks, who plays a doctor in the film, feels laughter is indeed the best medicine.] If you don't laugh, you don't get that circulation and you die, ... So if you watch 'Dracula, Dead and Loving It,' you will live a long time, if you don't see it you will die because you didn't laugh enough. Does that make sense? Sure, I'm a doctor as well as a director." Mel Brooks
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"You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself." Mel Brooks
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"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively." Mel Brooks
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"If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively." Mel Brooks
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"Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers." Mel Brooks
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"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none." Mel Brooks
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"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front." Mel Brooks
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"I only direct in self-defense." Mel Brooks
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"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die." Mel Brooks
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"Humor keeps the elderly rolling along, singing a song. When you laugh, it’s an involuntary explosion of the lungs. The lungs need to replenish themselves with oxygen. So you laugh, you breathe, the blood runs, and everything is circulating. If you don’t laugh, you’ll die." Mel Brooks
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