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Quotes by:
Albert Brooks

Even in my comedies, I don't take anger as a joke. I think anger and laught

Even in my comedies, I don't take anger as a joke. I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it. One of the things I like about a character: I always think it's fascinating when a character can turn on a dime and go fro
Posted 4 months ago

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think abo

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.
Posted 4 months ago

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger,

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that's all people know how to do when they're improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.
Posted 4 months ago

If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make a

If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.
Posted 4 months ago

There've been a few mother-daughter movies that are somewhat realistic. But

There've been a few mother-daughter movies that are somewhat realistic. But the mother-son movies are more comical than realistic: 'Throw Momma from the Train,' 'Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot.' You don't sit in the dark and go, 'Oh my God, that's my mother.'
Posted 4 months ago

My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called

My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called 'New Faces of 1937.' My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds, and she did a few movies, and she was really a great singer, and when she married my dad and started to have a family,
Posted 4 months ago

I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're young

I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're younger, you keep thinking you can fix things. That's what people do. And you can't really fix anything. It shouldn't be a massive difficult thing every day. Life's difficult enough.
Posted 4 months ago

I made my living in comedy, but I'm not a silly person. I've got all these

I made my living in comedy, but I'm not a silly person. I've got all these sides to me. Even in my movies that I've written myself, the characters sometimes border on great anger or nutsiness or other kinds of behavior. I'm not just doing fart jokes for t
Posted 4 months ago

I guess I was the class clown - with a name like Albert Einstein, you don't

I guess I was the class clown - with a name like Albert Einstein, you don't hide in the back. I'd read the school bulletin to the class, and I'd add activities and make stuff up. It was good, a good 10 minutes every morning.
Posted 4 months ago

When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a c

When I was younger, I wasn't concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always 'lead' to something, which never leads to anything except death, where everything leads to. And then as I got older, and then
Posted 4 months ago

My roots were in acting. That's all I wanted to be. Even though my father w

My roots were in acting. That's all I wanted to be. Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'
Posted 4 months ago

Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a you

Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn't cool to say, at a young age, 'I want to be a comedian.'
Posted 4 months ago