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If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. ...
by Mel Brooks

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

Related topics: Funny

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
- Mel Brooks

 

You're always a little disappointing in person because
you can't be the edited essence of yourself.
- Mel Brooks

He who hesitates is poor.
- Mel Brooks

Everything we do in life is based on fear,
especially love.
- Mel Brooks

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Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler
and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric.
But if you can bring these people down with comedy,
they stand no chance.
- Mel Brooks

I don't believe in this business of being behind,
better to be in front.
- Mel Brooks

Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
- Mel Brooks

Anybody can direct, but there are only eleven good writers.
- Mel Brooks

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic,
but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs,
you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death,
and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully,
or you're not alive.
- Mel Brooks

If you're quiet, you're not living.
You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively.
- Mel Brooks

I only direct in self-defense.
- Mel Brooks

If presidents can't do it to their wives,
they do it to their country.
- Mel Brooks

As long as the world is turning and spinning,
we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.
- Mel Brooks

If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death,
what chance have I got? Practically none.
- Mel Brooks

We rest our case on the production numbers.
- Mel Brooks

We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.
- Mel Brooks

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

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.
- Mel Brooks

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not believe in the God of the theologians;
but that there is a Supreme Intelligence I do not doubt.
- Thomas Edison

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

God is not what you imagine
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

We are all pencils in the hand of God.
- Mother Teresa

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein


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