"I can't not put humor in a book."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Albert Brooks on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Albert Brooks on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Albert Brooks on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Albert Brooks on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Albert Brooks on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."
"Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'"