"I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Albert Brooks on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Albert Brooks on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Albert Brooks on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Albert Brooks on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Albert Brooks on Maya Angelou
"All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that's all people know how to do when they're improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other."
"I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business - I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot."
"Movies are an expensive business."
"Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'"
"My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family, she sang at parties."
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