"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Mel Brooks on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Mel Brooks on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Mel 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."Mel Brooks on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Mel Brooks on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets."