If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur nobody could make any money.

I like movies about failing.

I cast unusual people in my movies.

I’ve always been in the middle of making my own movies so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.

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.

Listen there are some movies that are set in stone and the writer or the director does not want to change but I’ve never worked on a movie including my own that didn’t take advantage of a rehearsal process.

I’ve done performances in movies that I was immensely proud of and the movies didn’t take off like a rocket at Cape Canaveral it didn’t take off.

Albert Brooks Money Quotes

I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage when you’re younger you keep thinking you can fix things. That’s what people do. And you can’t really fix anything. It shouldn’t be a massive difficult thing every day. Life’s difficult enough.

Albert Brooks Marriage Quote

I can’t not put humor in a book.

Albert Brooks Humor Quote

What’s interesting about books that take place in the future even twenty years in the future is that many of them are black or white: It’s either a utopia or it’s misery. The real truth is that there’s going to be both things in any future just like there is now.

Albert Brooks Future Quote

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

Twitter to me works if you’re funny. Twitter doesn’t work as a promotional tool unless you do it very very very occasionally.

I’ve been to many funerals of funny people and they’re some of the funniest days you’ll ever have because the emotions run high.

Albert Brooks Funny Quotes

When I was younger I wasn’t concentrating on good days. I was managing a career and trying to have a good year. It would always ‘lead’ to something which never leads to anything except death where everything leads to. And then as I got older and then I had my kids and everything I began to appreciate a great Wednesday.

Albert Brooks Death Quote

My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie called ‘New Faces of 1937.’ My mom went under the name Thelma Leeds and she did a few movies and she was really a great singer and when she married my dad and started to have a family she sang at parties.

Albert Brooks Dad Quote

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 Cool Quote

I’d still like to see ‘Survivor’ minus the planned show-biz parts. That would be the purest form of show business – I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else’s foot.

Movies are an expensive business.

Albert Brooks Business Quotes

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.

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other when you think about it.

Albert Brooks Anger Quotes