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    I've been super lucky in that I've either been in or helped create situations where I do what I want. I'm super lucky. I get to do what I want and create art and make people laugh, and it's really fun.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  fun 
     
    When I was about five my dad built a stage for me in our basement. A full stage, with a curtain, a backdrop and a dressing room. There were three colored spotlights - a red one, a white one, and a blue one. Blue was for nighttime scenes, and red was for when we were in hell. If the neighborhood kids wanted to use the stage, they had to incorporate me into the play.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: hell  kids 
     
    I can sit in the room with the other writers and just keep saying no until there's something I really like or until I come up with something. In that respect the proportion of what's mine and what's other people's is controlled by me. It isn't even fair to talk about.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: respect  saying 
     
    The public may think I'm weird. They may think I'm crazy or anything that anyone wants to think about me. That's all fine. As long as one of the things you're not thinking about me is that I'm a pedophile. Because that's not true.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: true  crazy  thinking 
     
    I wouldn't sell my bike for all the money in the world. Not for a hundred million, trillion, billion dollars!
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: world  money  sell 
     
    It's the most natural progression for me to becoming a singing sensation next. And so many people have offered to be on it. Eddie Van Halen... and Prince, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper will probably be a backup trio.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people 
     
    There were nude pictures... a lot of it is erotic or sexual. But I don't view my collection as dirty in any way. I view it as art.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: sexual  erotic 
     
    A large part of the reason I want to be so mysterious is so that I can move on and do something serious at some point in my career X years from now. It might be very difficult otherwise, because I'm... wild
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: wild  career  year 
     
    We're in a situation now where fewer and fewer small films get made. People want these big giant tentpole sort of things, and I don't know, it's getting harder and harder to make a small movie.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  movie  film 
     
    I'm going to try to do as many styles as I can. A salsa number, rock and roll, country.... I've talked to a million people about it. Obviously, I'd love Prince to do it. I'm sure he'll produce the whole album for me.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  hell 
     
    I was looking for a last name that was a first name. Growing up, I knew a kid who was the most obnoxious kid I ever knew, and his last name was Herman.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: kids 
     
    I don't think Bruce Willis can compete with me. I have a much better voice.
    — Paul Reubens
    I'm fortunately not in a situation where someone owns me.
    — Paul Reubens
    I'm just trying to illustrate that it's okay to be different - not that it's good, not that it's bad, but that it's all right. I'm trying to tell kids to have a good time and to encourage them to be creative and to question things.
    — Paul Reubens
    I've always felt like a kid, and I still feel like a kid, and I've never had any problem tapping into my childhood, and my kid side.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: problem  childhood  kids 
     
    I was always in disguise. I'd wear masks or weird get-ups so you couldn't recognize me. I was always afraid that if somebody caught on that it was me, I'd never work again.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: work  afraid 
     
    I enjoy getting to be arty and quirky and weird and all the things that I don't have that much choice with. You just sort of use what you got.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: choice 
     
    There were just things in Disney movies that probably were too scary for kids.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: movie  kids 
     
    I'm right-handed, and the police report said I was jerking off with my left hand. That would have been the end of the case right there, proof it couldn't have been me.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: right 
     
    Yeah, this is what I think was a quality of movies, is you're in a group of people. You're sharing something with people. Whether those other people make you laugh more, you're all laughing. You're all happy together. There's something... manmade about that in a way that's - I'm not sure how that manifests itself in nature, but culturally we've set that up when we invented theater and the movies and all that stuff.
    — Paul Reubens
    Why would I, in a million years, want to do anything even remotely having to do with child molestation on a children's show? See, I take having a kids' show real seriously. I think it's an enormous responsibility.
    — Paul Reubens
    There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.
    — Paul Reubens
    I know you are, but what am I?
    — Paul Reubens
    I feel the only way I'm going to be successful in moving on is if I keep a separation.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: successful 
     
    I've always been very interested in ensemble work. One reason why I don't go out and do a stand-up act is that I did it once and I found it unsatisfying. I don't really like being out there by myself. I like reacting with other people.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  work 
     
    I'm the person with the final say on everything. I really love being in that position.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people 
     
    I remember one play [when I was kid] was about this murderous mad scientist, and my whole part was to be the guy who got thrown into a vat of acid as the curtain went up. I was very pissed off at these older kids; they'd outsmarted me.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: scientist 
     
    I just feel in a lot of ways black people are so much looser and cooler. Just as a culture, it's so much more real.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  culture  real  black 
     
    It's a lot easier to say you're a comic than a performance artist.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: artist 
     
    I was looking to be pale, you know, like the kind of person who has that pigment in their skin where no matter what the weather is they have pink cheeks. I had a couple of friends like that. But it was all very instinctive in a way. I never really thought that much about it.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  thoughts  friends 
     
    I wasn't a great improviser when I started there; I'm not really up on current events. I would always just mug, just try to get my laughs from making faces. So I decided to do a character who should never have become a comic - somebody you would see at the Comedy Store and go, "This person is never going to make it."
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: character  people  comedy 
     
    I usually go in ahead of time, like at a rehearsal, or a meeting, and tell them, "It may appear that I'm going to go haywire, but I'm not." I always map out what I'm going to do. Still, a lot of it is improvised.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: time  meeting 
     
    I'd love to do a talk show. But I'm too busy for it. It's just too much work.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: work 
     
    People read so much into what I do. It's fascinating to me because some of it's probably there, but I haven't thought of it.
    — Paul Reubens
    Part of what I do comes from the fact that I don't know any jokes to tell. And when I do they're really flat and don't work.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: work  facts 
     
    I'd love to direct, and I think I'd be a great director, but... I've been approved by the studio to direct, which I think is a cool jump of faith for them. Or proof that they're really stupid. But I don't think so.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: faith 
     
    I think there's a danger that some people look at the success of my first movie as a fluke. So I want to make sure that my second film is an even bigger success. Then if I direct my third movie and it's terrible, it'll be okay.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people  danger  movie  film  success 
     
    You'd get on the plane; and every single person is somebody really, really famous. It just killed me. On one flight you'd have Linda Gray, O.J. Simpson, Robert De Niro, Carol Burnett, Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds... and Francis Ford Coppola.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: people 
     
    I would love to be in Kansas.
    — Paul Reubens
    I'd love to work with Francis Ford Coppola. I met Coppola on an airplane.
    — Paul Reubens
    tags: work 
     
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