"Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Mel Brooks on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Mel Brooks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Mel Brooks on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Mel Brooks on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Mel Brooks on Maya Angelou
"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."