Paul Rudd Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Paul Rudd – Page 1 of 2

“Anchorman was never supposed to be a popular, like, hit movie. That movie was a cheap movie – it felt like we were working on a weird independent comedy in a way.”

“Anybody that's going on a road trip and doesn't really want to get into a myriad of snacks is probably no one you want to get in the car with.”

“At my core, I'm a Midwesterner.”

“Fear is what makes comedy funny.”

“For a while, I tried to masquerade as somewhat of a hippie because I was under the impression that was the kind of guy girls would like. I was pretty unsuccessful because I liked the idea of camping more than actually camping. I did go to a Grateful Dead concert, but I was pretty bored.”

“Growing up, I was certainly drawn to comedy, but my goal was just to be as well-rounded an actor as possible. I really liked Daniel Day-Lewis, and I thought, 'Oh, he's a good guy to try and emulate.”

“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.”

“I always try and hold to that saying, 'I want to work on things I'd want to see.' The vast majority, that's been true.”

“I am so appreciative I have been able to continue not only doing something I love, but working on movies I've loved.”

“I can, and do, walk the street. No one bothers me or anything, because most people wouldn't know who I am.”

“I do like the idea that tomorrow I might find out that I'm going to be doing something that is completely unknowable today. I think it forces you to live in the moment in a very good way.”

“I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes.”

“I don't have an agenda where I do a comedy and say, 'I have to do a drama next,' or 'I am looking for an action movie now.”

“I grew up in the Midwest, where people seem to be friendly and nice to one another. There is less stress than in some of the other cities.”

“I have trouble with long-term things. I tend to get obsessed with stuff and then move on. Roles, songs, video games. That's why I was afraid of marriage. Because it was like a lifelong game of 'Madden.”

“I know a lot about the Titanic. My dad was a Titanic expert.”

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“I laugh much more during takes than I do during real life. Maybe because you're not supposed to. I've ruined many takes because I will lose it.”

“I love straight guys that seem gay. I'm a little like that.”

“I really tried for a while to go with the Adam Ant look.”

“I think I used comedy as a mechanism: if I could make the other kids laugh, I wouldn't get beaten up or teased as much.”

“I think most marriages, mine included, you're constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it.”

“I think there's something great and generic about goldfish. They're everybody's first pet.”

“I think there's something kind of good about growing up in a place you know is not the cool place to be. I think it's good for your head.”

“I treasure laughs more than anything; they've helped me in life the most.”

“I used to ask my mom to try and shave my head on the sides to give me a receding hairline because Adam Ant had one.”

“I used to live next door to a farm, so every day for awhile, I used to walk over and fed the cows, when I was in school. This was weird because I lived in sort of a subdivision, but this one holdout in our neighborhood in Kansas still had a farm.”

“I used to love, love Steve Martin. I still do... I would get these albums, and I would just listen to them all the time. I would stand in my room and pretend that I was delivering his comedy routine... And I don't know if that planted any kind of seed, but I wasn't raised going to the theatre.”

“I was always in new schools and had British parents, which was not the norm, and I think there was also... I'm not particularly religious, but I was born Jewish, and I always felt like the outsider because I wasn't Christian or Catholic.”

“I wasn't one of those kids who was like, 'I want to be an actor.' It wasn't in my wheelhouse at all. I wasn't from a family that did this or in a place where people did this.”

“I would say, up until 'Anchorman,' I wasn't any kind of household name or anything, but I wasn't necessarily identified as much with being a comedian.”

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