Albert Brooks – I had a very wise…

I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you’re younger…


“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

Albert Brooks – What’s interesting about books that…

What’s interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the…


“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

Albert Brooks – All improv turns into anger…

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all…


“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

Albert Brooks – When I was younger, I…

When I was younger, I wasn’t concentrating on good days. I was managing a career…


“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

Albert Brooks – My mom was a professional…

My mom was a professional. My dad and mom met each other in a movie…


“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