Mel Brooks Quotes

Most popular Mel Brooks Quotes

Immortality is a by-product of good work.

immortality

Humor is but another weapon against the universe.

humor

Writing is simply one thought after another dying upon the one before.

writing

Tragedy is if I cut my finger.  Comedy is if you walk into an open sewer and die.

Comedy

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
— Mel Brooks
And, of course, with the birth of the artist came the inevitable afterbirth—the critic.

critics

You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
— Mel Brooks

fame

These are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons.
— Mel Brooks

farming

Some critics are emotionally desiccated, personally about as attractive as a year-old peach in a single girl's refrigerator.
— Mel Brooks

critics

Tolstoy was the most gifted writer who ever lived.  It's like he stuck a pen in his heart and it didn't even go through his mind on its way to the page.
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin.  The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities, and have them relate to other characters living within him.

writers