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Born: 1939-08-25
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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Comedy comes easily to me, and so for me, comedy is suspect.

Tags: Comedy, Easily, Suspect

I don't believe in jogging. It extends your life - but by exactly the amount of time you spend jogging.

Tags: Life, Spend, Time

I secrete jokes like the pancreas secretes... whatever the pancreas secretes.

Tags: Jokes, Whatever

If I weren't a film maker, I'd probably be a handyman.

Tags: Film, Maker, Weren

New York and Los Angeles are really one city, and the rest of the country is America.

Tags: America, Country, Rest

O.K., helplessness is repugnant to me, as a father, as a piece of protoplasm. My parents were activists. I don't believe you can't do anything.

Tags: Father, Parents, Piece

Wanting to be a screenwriter is like wanting to be a co-pilot.

Tags: Wanting

After college, rather than pursue real work, I joined a folk group and sang in coffee houses and nightclubs, an occupation that does little for the intellect and even less for the complexion.

Tags: After, Real, Work

As I started to develop as a director, I wanted to do projects that were inherently more cinematic, where the freight was not so much in the dialogue, where it would be carried more by the camera.

Tags: Camera, Started, Wanted

I now believe that there's only a certain amount of good luck in the world, and so if something good happens to me, that means something bad has to happen to somebody, somewhere.

Tags: Bad, Good, Happen

I think there's just too much comedy. Sometimes I get requests from people: 'How do I get into comedy?' And I always say that what we need is more people in health care. And less people in comedy.

Tags: Care, Health, Sometimes

Music pulled me like a gravitational force. I entered college as a physics major but left as a Bachelor of Music, a degree with the same practical application as, say, one in the History of Chinese Poetry.

Tags: History, Music, Poetry

There is a pool of references in New York and Los Angeles that are almost exclusively drawn from the media, from the world of television and advertising.

Tags: Almost, Media, Television

You can't really think about more than one movie at a time. You're thinking about it consciously, and the subconscious is working too, and if you cram too much into your head, you don't get any ideas in the shower.

Tags: Thinking, Time, Working

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