"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Mel Brooks on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Mel Brooks on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Mel Brooks on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Mel Brooks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Mel Brooks on Winston Churchill
"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."
"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."
"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."
"Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love."
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."