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.
I'll accept bad taste in a minute, as long as there's some great comedy minds and performances.
But I have bad taste with a deep fount of intellectuality.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.
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.
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.
You got to be brave. If you feel something, you've really got to risk it.
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.
A cinema villain essentially needs a moustache so he can twiddle with it gleefully as he cooks up his next nasty plan.
All short women have a delayed fuse. Marry a taller woman: My wife was an inch or two taller than me; it's a sign of security.
I'm rather secular. I'm basically Jewish. But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all.
You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
Well, just being stupid and politically incorrect doesn't work. You can be politically incorrect if you're smart.
A brushstroke of vanity is good to add into the mix, to balance your timidity. We're all blessed with a lot of timidity and a lot of worry and anxiety, and vanity is a good antidote.
Immortality is a by-product of good work.