And on the business of living:
“If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colorful and lively...
“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.”
PLUS: The Big Bad Tasteless Joke That Worked--Springtime for Hitler, not from the 2001 Nathan Lane-Matthew Broderick Broadway smash but from the original 1968 movie (starring the peerless Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder) that spawned the musical.