Best Collection of Albert Brooks Quotes

Albert Brooks, American Actor ( July 22, 1947 - )

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I'm not a big fan of the post-Armageddon stories, where Denzel Washington is walking around in a torn coat.~Albert Brooks


Walking Washington Big

I was in Kashmir last weekend. Went to visit one of my sweaters.~Albert Brooks


Weekend Last Sweaters

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 Good Great

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.~Albert Brooks


Mind Camera You

You never do a movie and not want it to work. You accept whatever it is. You have to, but nobody in their right mind would not want the movie to be getting talked about at the end of the year.~Albert Brooks


Work End Mind

Most entertainment is trying to get you. It's tested, like toothpaste.~Albert Brooks


Trying You Most

I take anything other than 'you big pig!' as a compliment.~Albert Brooks


You Compliment Pig

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?'~Albert Brooks


Goal Yourself You

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


Laughter Anger You

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.~Albert Brooks


Music Best People

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?' And if you're able to say yes, in any field, you've won. 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.~Albert Brooks


Goal Yourself Brain

I attempt to create a form of seriocomic entertainment to either delight, enlighten, or disgust, whichever you'd like. In terms of making motion pictures, I write and direct and act. I guess you'd say I'm a filmmaker.~Albert Brooks


You Create Entertainment

When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.~Albert Brooks


Best School Acting

I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.~Albert Brooks


People Laugh Start

I started on television. I had five years of network television before I ever got up on a stage. The first thing I ever did was in 1967. This guy Bill Keene had a little talk show at noon, and Gary Owens took over for a week. He knew about this dummy bit I used to do, this ventriloquist thing, and I was on 'Keene at Noon.'~Albert Brooks


Week Television Talk

I think I present a different side of a male character: a side that is not John Wayne-like, a side that is, in fact, destructible. To some people, that is refreshing, and to other people, especially if they don't know me, it may be disturbing.~Albert Brooks


Character May People

If you don't succeed on your own ground, then there's no reason to succeed. Unless, of course, you really want a boat. If you're a person who feels that with a yacht, everything will be all right, then you should do whatever you have to and get the yacht.~Albert Brooks


Boat Succeed Want

Wouldn't it be great if cars came equipped with screens like that thing they have in Times Square that spells out the news? You could punch out your own instant messages: 'Will the small red car with the ugly driver please stay a little further behind?'~Albert Brooks


Car Great Small

It's funny: in the middle of making 'The Muse,' I was offered, at the time, the first 'Ice Age,' the part that Ray Romano took: I was offered the elephant. And I couldn't even stop to breathe, so I didn't do it. They've made, like, six of them. And in the animation business, for a voice actor, that's what you want. You want six, you know?~Albert Brooks


Funny Time Business

'Finding Nemo' has spawned so many sort of emotions over the years. I don't even know that you could really understand exactly what parents and kids are seeing in it, but they can see a lot of different stuff.~Albert Brooks


Parents Finding Emotions

I probably learned, being in 'Taxi Driver' before I made my first film, I would come to the set every day just to watch how that film came about. It's like a graduate course: it's terrific. You talk to the cinematographer during the breaks. You ask the electrician why they are doing this.~Albert Brooks


Day Doing You

Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.~Albert Brooks


Dog Man Die

I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.'~Albert Brooks


I Am Thinking Blood

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.~Albert Brooks


Business Want See

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


Money Nobody Only

I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me.~Albert Brooks


Me Want You