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Albert Brooks

Top 10 Albert Brooks Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 115
Humor Book Put

I can't not put humor in a book.

- Albert Brooks

Been Many Part

How many people didn't get a part who would have been better than the person who got the part? Thousands.

- Albert Brooks

I Am Come Pages

I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.'

- Albert Brooks

Person Generous Ever

Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.

- Albert Brooks

Future Want Break

I don't want to be the one to break it to you, but the future ain't that funny.

- Albert Brooks

Movies Cast Unusual

I cast unusual people in my movies.

- Albert Brooks

Father Young Though

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

- Albert Brooks

Die Hugely Comfortably

Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.

- Albert Brooks

Offensive Movie Muslim

Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words you'd never seen put together before - comedy and Muslim. Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.

- Albert Brooks

Pretty Movie Period

I guess 'The Player' was a pretty good L.A. movie. And 'Chinatown.' Was there ever a better L.A. movie about a certain period in L.A.? That was terrific.

- Albert Brooks

Anger Yelling Other

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.

- Albert Brooks

Year Line Movie

By the way, movies are like sporting events in that you're as good as the movie you're in. You can sit in a room for 20 years and go do a movie and you can just kill in it and you move to the head of the line again. By the same token, you can do five movies a year and if they're dreck, it's nothing.

- Albert Brooks

Television Some Could

I did years of summer stock. I sort of only wanted to be an actor. And then at 19, I was funny, and I had some of these bits that I did for friends, and I immediately could get on television.

- Albert Brooks

Entertainment I Write

I attempt to create a form of seriocomic entertainment to either delight, enlighten, or disgust, whichever you'd like. In terms of making motion pictures, I write and direct and act. I guess you'd say I'm a filmmaker.

- Albert Brooks

Mind Own X-Ray

As an actor, if you're just sitting and staring and you don't know who you are in your own mind, it's vacant. And sometimes the camera is an X-ray machine, it can pick it up.

- Albert Brooks

Thought Movie Everybody

'2001' is a really interesting movie because it came out in 1968, and everybody thought that that was possible, and look how ridiculous that was. We don't have ships like that, and you know, nobody in 1968 was going, 'Oh, that'll never happen!' But of course it never happened. We're not even close to it.

- Albert Brooks

Think I Think Big

I don't think the goal is, 'How big a star did you ever become?' I think the goal is, 'Were you able to express yourself?'

- Albert Brooks

Play I Think Wanting

'Drive' came to me because the casting director knew my manager and called and said, 'You've always talked to me about Albert wanting to play the heavy. I think he should read this.' My ears just perked up.

- Albert Brooks

Years Spawned Lot

'Finding Nemo' has spawned so many sort of emotions over the years. I don't even know that you could really understand exactly what parents and kids are seeing in it, but they can see a lot of different stuff.

- Albert Brooks

Reason Own Feels

If you don't succeed on your own ground, then there's no reason to succeed. Unless, of course, you really want a boat. If you're a person who feels that with a yacht, everything will be all right, then you should do whatever you have to and get the yacht.

- Albert Brooks