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.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
You got to be brave. If you feel something, you've really got to risk it.
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
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.
A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.
I'll accept bad taste in a minute, as long as there's some great comedy minds and performances.
A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.
Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love.
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 with him.
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.
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