"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Albert Brooks on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Albert Brooks on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Albert Brooks on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Albert Brooks on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Albert Brooks on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."