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    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  kids  wife 
     
    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
    One of the biggest things you have is your reputation and your reputation with knowing what's good and what's not good.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: knowing 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  funny  real 
     
    Women's humor seems to be a little more supportive. It's just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I'm going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: humor  people  women  funny 
     
    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
    tags: people  help  career 
     
    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
    Who knew there were so many ghosts to be busted in the world?
    — Paul Feig
    tags: ghost 
     
    I don't want to do anything to revisit Freaks and Geeks that isn't awesome.
    — Paul Feig
    In my years of acting, the one thing I was never able to do convincingly was to laugh on camera. Fake-laugh.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: year 
     
    So many of my friends have always been women growing up... I always feel slightly more comfortable around women because with guys in general there's always more of a danger zone... it's very aggressive sometimes the way guys act with each other, putting each other down and calling each other names, so I was always too sensitive for that and used to hang out with the girls. And they were always really funny to me.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  funny  friends  girls  danger 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: character  comedy  crazy 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    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
    tags: people  focus  bad 
     
    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
    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
    tags: sad  year 
     
    With a suit, even if you're having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you're in charge.
    — Paul Feig
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  movie  sex  dating  kids 
     
    I'm more of a science head, so I was like how would a guy use - if there were ghosts - technology to bring them back?
    — Paul Feig
    tags: ghost  technology 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  job  film 
     
    The biggest thing I've heard for the last four months is, "Thanks for ruining my childhood'.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: childhood 
     
    Getting away from a white or light colored tuxedo shirt is always a little dangerous. Certain staples shouldn't be mixed with. Light pink or blue is not bad, but again, you're just breaking from a classic.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: bad  dangerous 
     
    I'm a pretty feminized geek, you know? I have that point of view, I grew up around a lot of girls, so I'm pretty sensitive to that. But I don't dare say 'I know how women think.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  girls 
     
    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
    tags: people  work 
     
    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
    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
    I'm not looking for people to bow down to me or do things in my name or even pass around a collection plate for me. I say that I'd like to be God for a while because He really can get away with anything. I mean, ANYTHING.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  god 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: funny  comedy 
     
    I couldn't be happier to not be acting. I miss it, but I don't miss the auditioning or trying to get work.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: work 
     
    Man up and add a tux to your wardrobe. Just find one you like and get it well-tailored to your own measurements.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: men 
     
    I was a standup comedian, which is kind of like writing and directing yourself.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: writing 
     
    Everybody who's making the movies needs to work hard to make sure they're good. And if you don't show up and see the movies and support them financially, no one is going to make them. It's going to change unless it makes money. That's the long and short of it. You have to give in to the fact that it's a business.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: work  facts  movie  business  money 
     
    I can't impress enough upon people that if you tell an honest story that people relate to and people believe and invest in, you can do anything.
    — Paul Feig
    I always feel in improv that nothing is ever as good once it's repeated.
    — Paul Feig
    Every director should take an acting class.
    — Paul Feig
    Bad women's comedies are made by men who didn't consult enough women.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: men  women  comedy  bad 
     
    As a director, I really wanted to learn and I needed to get away from my own stuff to figure out how to just do things and work with good people.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  work  learn 
     
    You want a happy ending, but not such a ridiculous happy ending that it doesn't mean anything to anybody.
    — Paul Feig
    If you made a movie that no man in the world went near, but every woman in the world went to, you'd have the highest grossing movie of all time. You'd make trillions of dollars. But I don't want to make movies that are just for the ladies. I don't want to ghettoize any audience that way.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  men  women  world  movie 
     
    I've never been to a class reunion or anything because I'm always afraid of that one - there's going to be some 'Carrie'-like incident.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: afraid 
     
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