"There's a darkness under 'The Hangover' because ultimately there's a missing person and it's not really that funny. There's a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in 'Old School.'"
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Todd Phillips on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Todd Phillips on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Todd Phillips on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Todd Phillips on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Todd Phillips on Elbert Hubbard
"There's a punk-rock attitude, clearly, to 'Hated.' There's even a punk-rock attitude to 'The Hangover,' I think. We start the movie with a Glenn Danzig song."
"I think people like comedies and I think concept driven comedies seem to be working when it's a clear concept and you deliver funny stuff."
"Comedy is so subjective. You could be in a room with 400 people laughing at a joke and you could just not think it's funny. You're just sitting there like, 'Am I in the twilight zone? Why is everyone laughing?' It's such a personal thing. People have such a personal visceral response to comedy."
"You know, if I started worrying about what the critics think, I'd never make another comedy. You couldn't pick a less funny group than critics - you couldn't find a more bitter group of people!"
"I think that 'Hangover II' is as funny as 'The Hangover I,' honest to God, but I think that it's a little bit darker, and the stakes are a little bit higher."