Sunday, June 28, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote -Mel Brooks

Melvin "Mel" KaminskyAKA Mel Brooks (born June 28, 1926)

Today's subject of
The MMOB Daily Quote is the hillarious funny-man responsible for some of my favorite movies. While most "newbies" are likely with his work on recent hit The Producers I've always has a soft spot for Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. His work strikes me in the same vein that Monty Python has over the years. I chuckle everything I think about hard riding cowboys stopping at a toll "crossing" in the middle of an dry, open desert.

Here are some funny clips from Mr. Brooks' films to get us all started on a Sunday morning.

And now, some quotes from Mel.

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

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

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

"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."

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

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."

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

"I only direct in self-defense."

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

Cheers! - Jason

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