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When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I've always felt okay in Berlin.
Dom DeLuise was a big man in every way. He was big in size and created big laughter and joy.
I was a soldier in WWII. The last couple of months of the war I was actually in combat.
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 don't have a mission. I don't have a torch to burn.
It's talent. Either you got it or you ain't.
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.
Well, you know, 'Spaceballs' is a weird combination, because it's a simple, sweet little fairytale, and it's crazy and out-there and making fun of and taking apart sci-fi, 'Star Wars', and 'Star Trek'.
Everything starts with writing. And then to support your vision, your ideas, your philosophy, your jokes, whatever, you've gotta perform them and/or direct them, or sometimes just produce them.
The brilliance of Max Brooks is that he always quotes authorities at the back of his books that never existed. Like a Russian professor he made up that validates a story or character.
These men both publicly and privately have done so much for me. Without Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick I would be living in a little motel just around the corner here, trying to make ends meet.
I'm still a horse that can run. I may not be able to win the Derby, but what do you do when you retire? People retire and they vegetate. They go away and they dry up.
He who hesitates is poor.
Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front.
I love writing songs. I'm a songwriter.
I know how to make it a great musical. I've got to. It's like I've got to see it on stage.
Judd Apatow is pretty good, both as a producer and as a director.
My job is to go out and entertain the most people possible.
As far as songwriters, I've always been a fan of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin; those guys mean a lot to me.
I loved Westerns as a little kid, and I loved horror films.
I was in the army, and to me it was like a newsreel.
'Mad About You' was very fun.
I wish I was better looking.
I'm rather secular. I'm basically Jewish. But I think I'm Jewish not because of the Jewish religion at all.
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