"Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'"
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Albert Brooks on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Albert Brooks on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Albert Brooks on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Albert Brooks on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Albert Brooks on Bill Gates
"I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it."
"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."
"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."