"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Mel Brooks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Mel Brooks on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Mel Brooks on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Mel Brooks on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Mel Brooks on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."