Albert Brooks on getting older

“If I’ve learned anything – anything – getting older, it’s the value of moment-to-moment enjoyment. When I was young, all of my career was ‘If I do well tonight, that means that Wednesday will be better. That means I can give this tape to my agent and…’ It was really this ongoing chess game. And that is a really disappointing game, because when you get to checkmate, it never feels like it should. And there’s another board that they never told you about. So if I come here and talk to you, if I have an enjoyable three hours, god damn it, that counts.”

— Albert Brooks (via)