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    I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes.
    — Paul Rudd
    My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: father  parent  year 
     
    I'm a huge David Wain fan. He's one of my best friends now, but he just makes me laugh continually, much to the annoyance of his wife.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: friends  wife 
     
    I never thought of myself as a comedic actor. I didn't go to Second City, that's not my background, I'm not a comic, I studied theater and my career when I started was a lot of dramatic stuff.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: thoughts  career 
     
    To me some of the funniest movies would be probably categorized in the dramatic genre, and likewise some of the most dramatic films, or films that have the most dramatic moments, are in comedies.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: comedy  moment  movie  film 
     
    At my core, I'm a Midwesterner.
    — Paul Rudd
    My sense of stand up comedy would be so esoteric.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: comedy 
     
    I was at a dinner party with a group of people, and we were talking about fake names. You know, how its difficult to come up with a really great fake name. Its a very specific type of gift. You don't want to go too far into the silly, and you don't want to go too far into the banal. I always thought one of the funniest names ever was Gern Blanston, which came from a Steve Martin routine on one of his early records.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: people  thoughts  gift 
     
    I don't really think in terms of genre, I think in terms of story and character.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: character  stories 
     
    Sometimes you read a script and it's like, "You'll improv and this is just a blueprint of what the scene could be," and that's never a good sign. And it's never encouraging as an actor to take that on, really.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: read 
     
    There's a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I'm much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven't taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven't been in a blockbuster.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: star  job 
     
    Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn't last 22 minutes. It lasts forever.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: forever  marriage 
     
    I'm not a comedian. I didn't study sketch comedy; my background isn't that.
    — Paul Rudd
    There's something great about the idea of working the land and living communally. That's healthy. That's good.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: living  healthy  ideas 
     
    Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor.
    — Paul Rudd
    We all have different sides of our personalities, so I'd love to play some more different parts too.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: personality 
     
    I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.
    — Paul Rudd
    I'm sure that my wanting to be an actor had to do with a need for approval.
    — Paul Rudd
    Nothing is ever cut-and-dried. There's anguish behind everything.
    — Paul Rudd
    Acting in general you just feel kind of stupid doing it anyway, but when you're pretending to be rolling around and dodging a foot or riding an ant, you're having to really do it seriously and there's nothing there. You've got to put faith in the process.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: process  faith 
     
    A lot of people say, "What's the worst part about being an actor?" And the worst part is that you're not a musician.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: people 
     
    Humor is the most important thing in life. It trumps everything else and it's the only thing that helps me deal with everything else.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: humor  help 
     
    Venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: language  facts 
     
    I can, and do, walk the street. No one bothers me or anything, because most people wouldn't know who I am.
    — Paul Rudd
    tags: people 
     
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