“Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.” – Mel Brooks
While many only think of Brooks as a comedian, the multi-talented 94-year-old also is a thoughtful writer who is one of only a handful of people to have won all four of the major entertainment awards – Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony - three of them for writing.
A poet, too, he wrote:
Hope for the best.
Expect the worst.
Life is a play.
“You’re always a little disappointing in person,” Brooks said. “Because you can’t be the edited essence of yourself.”
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