"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Albert Brooks on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Albert Brooks on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Albert Brooks on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Albert Brooks on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Albert Brooks on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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.'"