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Top 40 Paul Feig Quotes About Life (ACTOR)

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“I was brought up in a very religious household and did a lot of praying throughout a big part of my life and always thought of God as being not only a powerful father figure and the ruler of all time and dimension but also as a friend with whom I could chat and ask questions to and get advice from.”

Paul Feig
At the end of the day the question comes, what are you doing for the world You have to try to do something that's going to add something positive.
At the end of the day the question comes, what are you doing for the world? You have to try to do something that’s going to add something positive.

“You just have to be classy at the end of the day. That doesn’t mean you can’t go with a midnight blue tux. And if you can find a deep red tux that looks classy and classic, I think you can pull it off.”

Paul Feig
With a suit, even if you're having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you're in charge.
With a suit, even if you’re having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you’re in charge.

“What’s great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.”

Paul Feig
The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood’.
The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood’.

“I’ve made a career making stuff that nobody sees, so anything that I can do to help make something that people are going to enjoy and want to see over and over again, then I’m there.”

Paul Feig
The director is the only person on the set who has seen the film. Your job as a director is to show up every day and know where everything will fit into the film.
The director is the only person on the set who has seen the film. Your job as a director is to show up every day and know where everything will fit into the film.

“I’ve always enjoyed people studying themselves in the mirror, and I also enjoy those ‘walk and feel bad’ shots. I like anything that isolates people and focuses them on themselves, or makes us focus on their faces as they’re going through something.”

Paul Feig
Whatever you wear, you have to own it. Make it yours.
Whatever you wear, you have to own it. Make it yours.

5 Paul Feig Quotes on Being a Film Director

“If you’re not connected emotionally to a story, then you’re dead. You’re really just opening the door for people to lose interest and their minds to wander, for them to start picking it apart.”

Paul Feig
Every director should take an acting class.
Every director should take an acting class.

“I’m glad I took the leap away from acting into going behind the camera because it’s much more satisfying – I love acting and I still do, but it’s much more satisfying to be able to make the stuff.”

Paul Feig
What you want is the thing that critics love and audiences love, but that's the hardest thing to do.
What you want is the thing that critics love and audiences love, but that’s the hardest thing to do.
One of the biggest things you have is your reputation and your reputation with knowing what's good and what's not good.
One of the biggest things you have is your reputation and your reputation with knowing what’s good and what’s not good.

8 Paul Feig Quotes on Comedy

“Women comedy is different than men comedy. Guy comedy is very aggressive, it’s about insulting each other, name-calling, and kind of busting each other’s chops, and that’s not what women’s comedy is.”

Paul Feig
My style of comedy is very real and bittersweet, and sort of always on the verge of kind of being tragic.
My style of comedy is very real and bittersweet, and sort of always on the verge of kind of being tragic.
I have an inability to enjoy things, but that's why we're in comedy. If we were happy, we wouldn't be funny, I guess.
I have an inability to enjoy things, but that’s why we’re in comedy. If we were happy, we wouldn’t be funny, I guess.
Bad women's comedies are made by men who didn't consult enough women.
Bad women’s comedies are made by men who didn’t consult enough women.

“‘Nuclear’ is nothing but trouble. Do you say ‘new-clear’ or do you say ‘nuke-you-ler’? Whoever invented that word had obviously never studied the human mouth. We don’t have enough muscles in our face to make that group of letters come out smoothly. The word is missing a middle syllable, for cryin’ out loud.”

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I was a standup comedian, which is kind of like writing and directing yourself.
I was a standup comedian, which is kind of like writing and directing yourself.
The reason most comedies don't win awards is that the filmmakers put the comedy first. This means you have to create a story around the jokes.
The reason most comedies don’t win awards is that the filmmakers put the comedy first. This means you have to create a story around the jokes.
What's so great about working with really funny women is that vanity comes second. Whatever makes it real and funny, they're going to go for, and it's just great.
What’s so great about working with really funny women is that vanity comes second. Whatever makes it real and funny, they’re going to go for, and it’s just great.

8 Paul Feig Quotes on Movies and Acting

“If you’re not connected emotionally to a story, then you’re dead. You’re as a filmmaker really just opening the door for people to lose interest and their minds to wander, for them to start picking it apart. That’s what people will do, people will naturally tear stuff apart because they’re trapped with it, they paid money for it. And they came into it wanting to love it. So all you can really do is piss off the audience. Unless you do things right.”

Paul Feig
A lot of comedies fall apart because they just go from joke to joke, and the characters are all sort of being crazy off on their own.
A lot of comedies fall apart because they just go from joke to joke, and the characters are all sort of being crazy off on their own.
The hard thing is getting people to come to the theater to see something, no matter if it's good or not.
The hard thing is getting people to come to the theater to see something, no matter if it’s good or not.

“Wearing a tuxedo isn’t as simple as it sounds. I’ve been to a lot of award shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes. It’s surprisingly easy to go off the rails.”

Paul Feig
In my years of acting, the one thing I was never able to do convincingly was to laugh on camera. Fake-laugh.
In my years of acting, the one thing I was never able to do convincingly was to laugh on camera. Fake-laugh.

“That’s the thing with women’s movies – there’s so much about kind of catfighting. And my experience is women aren’t – look, we all get in fights with people, but it’s not that face-to-face aggression.”

Paul Feig
You want a happy ending, but not such a ridiculous happy ending that it doesn't mean anything to anybody.
You want a happy ending, but not such a ridiculous happy ending that it doesn’t mean anything to anybody.
Why is a movie starring women considered a gimmick and a movie starring men is just a normal movie?
Why is a movie starring women considered a gimmick and a movie starring men is just a normal movie?

3 Paul Feig Quotes on Suits and Fashion

“The more suits I owned, the more I realized the best besuited look a man can achieve comes from a harmony of three details: fabric, construction, and fit. If the suit fits you like a glove and it’s well made, you simply feel better about everything in life when you’re wearing it.”

Paul Feig
Throughout my teens, I just wanted to go somewhere I could wear a Donald Duck pin and no one would care.
Throughout my teens, I just wanted to go somewhere I could wear a Donald Duck pin and no one would care.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve felt comfortable in a suit. It all started when my mom bought me a three-piece Pierre Cardin suit. I wore that thing everywhere. Eventually I realized I was going to be the kid who got beat up in school, but I kept wearing it.”

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6 Paul Feig Quotes About Life

“I’m extremely, extremely lucky to be who I am and do what I do and work with the people I work with. Even though I can always find something to complain about, I find it very hard to complain.”

Paul Feig
I always feel in improv that nothing is ever as good once it's repeated.
I always feel in improv that nothing is ever as good once it’s repeated.

“I love funny people, and when I’m with funny people, or people who are amusing in their weirdness, I love it. Because that to me is funny, as opposed to someone who stops and says, ‘Hey let me tell you a joke.'”

Paul Feig

“I’m kind of a failure. I mean, I’ll be honest. I’m successful in that I’m getting to work on great stuff, but I think I’m a failure in all the personal stuff that is most important to me.”

Paul Feig
My wife and I don't have kids and people are down on us about it. But we're just not wired that way, so don't tell me I have to.
My wife and I don’t have kids and people are down on us about it. But we’re just not wired that way, so don’t tell me I have to.

“I always hated high-school shows and high-school movies, because they were always about the cool kids. It was always about dating and sex, and all the popular kids, and the good-looking kids. And the nerds were super-nerdy cartoons, with tape on their glasses. I never saw ‘my people’ portrayed accurately.”

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