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    Forty is the line of demarcation that says you're an adult now. You're an adult, so don't pretend you're a kid anymore.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: adult  kids 
     
    My style of comedy is very real and bittersweet, and sort of always on the verge of kind of being tragic.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: comedy  real 
     
    Hey, I'm like the Wayne Gretsky of the entertainment biz - I have other people do my dirty work while I skate around and get to be a nice guy. What can I say? I'm a coward.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  work 
     
    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
    tags: people  mind  stories 
     
    At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people saw it and liked it.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  successful 
     
    'Constitutional' is just a real pip of a word. Positively rolls off the tongue. In fact, it's downright fun to say. 'Con-stit-too-shun-al.' It's the verbal equivalent of skipping down the street with an ice cream cone in your hand. It's like a semantic bag of Lays potato chips. You simply can't just say it once.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: fun  real  facts 
     
    I love the pictures of Old Hollywood, seeing the directors dressed in suits and ties. Even the grips would be wearing ties. But the biggest thing is when I was a kid, I couldn't wait to be an adult, and I think what happens with most guys is that no one wants to be an adult anymore. So they're dressing like kids.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: adult  seeing  kids 
     
    When guys see a movie starring women, they go, "That must be filled with these characters I see in these movies who are such a drag." And that's just bad for everybody.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: character  women  bad  movie 
     
    I'm from Mt. Clemens, Michigan. It's right outside Detroit. The suburbs. I was always very heavily involved in theater back then. I was always in drama club or forensics. Anything that you could do that had some performing, I was doing it.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: drama  right 
     
    I'm just always a bit thrown when, in the immediate aftermath of some event which makes us feel like either God's out to get us or He's not doing His job as well as He can, we all still get together and continue to ask Him for help.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: help  job  god 
     
    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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: school  kids 
     
    For years, it's driven me crazy that women don't have better roles, especially in comedies. I know so many funny women but I always felt... misogynist streak is too strong a term - but a dismissiveness.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  funny  comedy  crazy  strong  year 
     
    So many stars who have shows are intimidated by having people around them be funnier than them. It's always the unsuccessful ones. Look at Seinfeld - he's great because he let everyone be hilarious.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: people  star  hilarious 
     
    I've never had to get a job as a waiter or anything. I've always been able to support myself in 'the biz.' Which is great. It's really fantastic to be able to say that, because I know it's hard to do.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: job 
     
    I just love Kate. [Bieber], to me, is one of the funniest impressions because it's so all encompassing. It's like a total body and soul impression. But that's Kate. Every character she does is that way.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: character  soul  body 
     
    The awards world can be ridiculous, but I'm not one to bash it. I love awards! When I've been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn't have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: world  star 
     
    The dueling maturity levels in high school is such a source of comedy to me. I was always such a late developer. I was last to walk. I was last to ride a bike. I was last to have sex. That's why it's fun to portray one side of your childhood onscreen.
    — Paul Feig
    The greatest way for people to experience a comedy is to go in not knowing anything about it. But because of marketing, it's impossible. Marketing meaning that in order to get people to come you can't just go, 'Hey, there's a great movie - we're not going to show you anything from it but trust us!
    — Paul Feig
    The greatest movies are the ones you want to watch again and again.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: movie 
     
    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
    tags: men  harmony  achieve 
     
    What you never want to do is have a story that doesn't track emotionally, because then you're going joke to joke and you're going to fatigue the audience. The only thing that's going to string them to the next joke is how successful the previous joke is.
    — Paul Feig
    Hollywood is a business and movie studios are only going to do what's going to make money. It's not an altruistic thing. They are blatant grabs for money. Responsible studios want to make quality pictures, but at the same time nobody is going to make quality pictures they know aren't going to make any money.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  movie  business  money  quality 
     
    You need to have one element about your outfit that is imperfect, that says you live in it and you're not letting it control you. I think men and women both need a softness about them with formal wear.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: men  women  live  control 
     
    "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.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: human  missing 
     
    It's healthy to have older friends. You go, 'Look, I'm younger than them!' That's always the nice thing, if you can be the youngest one in the room at times. Like if you're always the oldest one in the room, you'll start to feel like the oldest person in the world. So get older friends, because they're cool. Get cool older friends.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: time  people  world  friends  healthy 
     
    What I don't like is when I see stuff that I know has had a lot of improv done or is playing around where there's no purpose to the scene other than to just be funny. What you don't want is funny scene, funny scene, funny scene, and now here's the epiphany scene and then the movie's over.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: funny  movie 
     
    Whatever makes you laugh is fine, and all we can do as comedy professionals is try to steer you towards something that we think is a little better - but not put you down or just perplex you in the process.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: comedy  process 
     
    Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: women  honesty  insult 
     
    Everyone takes pause at 40. It's the age you have to assess everything in your life. It's the fictitious marker that's always coming up when you're young. The world really does look at you to kind of have it together by 40, and be successful by 40. Whatever success means.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: world  young  age  successful  success 
     
    Why is a movie starring women considered a gimmick and a movie starring men is just a normal movie?
    — Paul Feig
    tags: men  women  movie 
     
    I'm really a skeptic. I'm kind of not a believer in the paranormal.
    — Paul Feig
    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
    tags: people  funny 
     
    I really feed off of The Walking Dead.
    — Paul Feig
    Whatever you wear, you have to own it. Make it yours.
    — Paul Feig
    Katie Dippold, who I wrote the script with, she's very into ghosts and all that. So I go, "Hey, why don't you talk to Katie?"
    — Paul Feig
    tags: ghost 
     
    You can never have a thousand percent batting average on jokes - it's just never going to happen.
    — Paul Feig
    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
    tags: men  women  comedy 
     
    As tempting as it seems to wear tennis shoes with your tux, don't do it. I think it looks ridiculous. If you're 14 years old, maybe give it a shot. In general, don't portray anything that says 'I'm too cool and I don't care.
    — Paul Feig
    tags: care  year 
     
    I hate that we're always called "the all-female Ghostbusters," because you wouldn't refer to the original as "the all-male Ghostbusters."
    — Paul Feig
    tags: hate 
     
    At the end of the day, I just want a movie that's great, that people are going to love and laugh at and be affected by, and also have an emotional journey.
    — Paul Feig
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