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" I've done lots of improv things but not a whole movie. "
" All these things that enter your head are assignments. You write them up and then throw them out there and if someone wants to do it, your assignment is done. "
" My mother was the concert master of the symphony. Absurdity and eccentricity were not criticized. "
" All you're trying to do in an improvisation is get as much material as possible for the editing room. "
" Someone once asked me what was the weirdest question I was ever asked. And I was stymied. "
" One of my great influences was Don Knotts as Barney Fife. "
" I hate to lull the audience into letting them think that something is something. It's always fun to defy expectations. "
" I have a kind of objective luxury about my career. "
" I think I'm funny because my family, my siblings were funny. "
" I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about. "
" What's great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It's not about the gloss of your eyebrows. "
" People do think I'm Jewish. But we're Irish Catholic. My father had a brogue. "
" Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes. "
" I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life. "
" You try to figure out things to keep yourself interested. It's very easy to get lulled. "
" I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears. "
" You go through publicists because it's easy for a publicist to say to another publicist, 'No'. "
" David Lynch and I almost made a movie together in the late '80s. We had lots of dinners and lunches. He's a very cool, hip guy. This film, let's face it, is like an homage to him, I would imagine he'd find it funny. "
" Being the youngest of five, you're adored, you're fueled with confidence. "
" What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional' Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds. Unfortunately, I was on during daytime. "
" No one is any one thing. "
" I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit. "
" I pretend I'm one of the royal family when I'm in a hotel and that the hotel belongs to me - it is a palace. "