"Most people past college age are not atheists. It's too hard to be in society, for one thing. Because you don't
get any days off. And if you're an agnostic you don't know whether you get them off or not."
"There are Russian spies here now. And if we're lucky, they'll steal some of our secrets and they'll be two years
"'She looks great but what'll I say to her in the morning.' I'm searching for the new maturity: she looks great,
but I have nothing to say to her now."
"A Yuppie is someone who believes it's courageous to eat in a restaurant that hasn't been reviewed yet."
"I've arranged with my executor to be buried in Chicago. Because when I die, I want to still remain active politically."
"I met this girl...very aggressively...I just walked up to her and I said "Who are you? I have to know who you
are." It's a good opener, but you can't sustain that level of excitement. Later on chicks start complaining the relationship
doesn't have that much drive anymore. You have to remind them, "I'm the guy who ran up and said "Who are you?"
And they always say "Well, you never do that anymore." And you have to say "Yes, and I still don't know who
"I took a course at Cal once called Statistical Analysis. And there was a guy in the course who used to make up all
his computations and he never used Sigma. He used his own initials. 'Cause he was the standard deviation."
"Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen."
"I took benzedrine - I got clairvoyance. With benzedrine you can have a very wide view of the world, like you can
decide the destiny of man and other pressing problems, such as which is the left sock?"
"He was wearing a velvet shirt open to the navel. And he didn't have one. Which is either a show business gimmick,
or the ultimate rejection of mother."
"There were four million people in the Colonies and we had Jefferson and Franklin. Now we have over 200 million and
the two top guys are Clinton and Dole. What can you draw from this? Darwin was wrong!"
The following lines were quoted by The New York Times (April 27, 04) as among their favorites from Mort's show at the
MEL GIBSON "A perfect example of how you can go wrong if you love your parents."
COSMETICS "There's so much Botox around now that you can't tell when a Jewish girl is angry."
COLIN POWELL (after a traffic accident) "I told the driver not to take the turnpike, but I had no influence."
MICHAEL EISNER "Say what you will, he made the monorail run on time."
SEAN HANNITY "Isn't it possible for them to get a real fascist instead of this guy who plays one on TV?"
DIANE SAWYER "If you're really having a run of bad luck, she walks with you in a field."
COMEDY "It has changed. It isn't funny anymore."
COMEDIANS "They want to wear their AIDS buttons to the Academy Awards to make sure Norman Lear can hire them."
PRESIDENT BUSH "He's the face on the can. But who canned that soup?"
LIBERALS "God is watching us. If we support someone we don't believe in and say he's electable, then God will make
sure he's not elected and hope we do better the next time."