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Quotes By Mel Brooks

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Mel Brooks the ace comedian was once at the verge of plummeting to ground from the window of a multi-storied hotel's suite. It was during the time he was working with Sid Caesar the creator of comedy show, 'Your Show of Shows'. The duo were in Chicago and were in Caesar's hotel suite room, sharing drinks and introspecting their recent performance. Sid was not happy about how some of the jokes fared and since Mel was the writer he was stuck re-writing them.

They got the two of them right but could not wrap their head around the third one. They were up till three in the night and Sid would smoke cigar after cigar. Mel who was by then suffocated with the smoke got up and said, “Sid, I need air, I can’t breathe.” Hearing this Caesar stood up as if he were a man possessed and grabbed Mel by the seat of his pants and carried him all the way to the window and left him dangling. Mel was staring at the melee of taxis rushing by the road below still unable to comprehend things. Sid yelled “Do you have enough air? Are you happy?!” And Mel shouted back, “Oh, yeah, plenty, plenty!” Hearing this he hauls Brook back in and the two complete the remaining work. Mel reminiscences that since the fateful day he never complained again.

Barf: I'm a mawg: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend! : Spaceballs

- Mel Brooks

Humor is just another defense against the universe.

- Mel Brooks

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.

- Mel Brooks

As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.

- Mel Brooks

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.

- Mel Brooks

Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.

- Mel Brooks

I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.

- Mel Brooks

I only direct in self-defense.

- Mel Brooks

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.

- Mel Brooks

If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country.

- Mel Brooks

If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.

- Mel Brooks

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.

- Mel Brooks

Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance.

- Mel Brooks

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.

- Mel Brooks

We rest our case on the production numbers.

- Mel Brooks

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.

- Mel Brooks

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