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Albert Brooks

I think anger and laughter are very close to each other, when you think about it.
Albert Brooks anger
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?'
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When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up.
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If you paint, write, do mosaics, knit - if it's solving that part of your brain saying, 'I need to do this,' you've won.
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Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.
Albert Brooks live
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.
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It's better to be known by six people for something you're proud of than by 60 million for something you're not.
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Most entertainment is trying to get you. It's tested, like toothpaste.
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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.
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I've always been the king of silence. I've always been a minimalist comedian. I've taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that... I've always done 'less is more.'
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There's always the standard six people you can hire that have played all these villains in Hollywood. Instinctively, when they come on screen, you know what's going to happen. You don't know the story, but you know what they do.
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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 truth
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.
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When I audition, I understand what it takes and the insecurities that come with it. If I do anything, I put actors at ease. I used to tell directors who weren't actors, the best thing they could do was take an acting class for a couple of months. Just to understand.
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You know what it is, the reason so many 18-year-olds, 19-year-olds are saying 'Drive' is their favorite movie is that 'Drive' is a 90-minute trip into what a lot of seventies filmmaking was. It encapsulates the best of a certain kind of style, and a style that a lot of people haven't seen before, with the music and the way it's edited.
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If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.
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Twitter, to me, works if you're funny. Twitter doesn't work as a promotional tool unless you do it very, very, very occasionally.
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I don't want to be the one to break it to you, but the future ain't that funny.
Albert Brooks funny
I take anything other than 'you big pig!' as a compliment.
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I was in Kashmir last weekend. Went to visit one of my sweaters.
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Twitter is the Devil's playground.
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You know, when cameras are rolling, improvisation doesn't feel natural. The pressure is too great. You're on a time schedule. You've got 60 crewmen.
Albert Brooks time
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.
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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.
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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.
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