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Not only do I sing to him, I sing entire conversations.
by Paul Reiser

Not only do I sing to him, I sing entire conversations.
You become Jerry Lewis.
- Paul Reiser

We have such a long, familiar history with Peter Falk.
The minute his mug is on that screen people smile.
- Paul Reiser

The biggest thing I remember is that there was just no transition.
You hit the ground diapering.
- Paul Reiser

Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming,
from the world of self-absorption.
- Paul Reiser

 

And after you've done the acting, there's a lot of
places you can put your input -
in the editing,
in the production of it, in the rewriting of it and so on.
- Paul Reiser

And in that time, I lost my dad and had kids of my own.
It was like, OK, I get it now.
I know what fatherhood is all about.
And you look at your parents differently.
- Paul Reiser

In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk.
I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head.
I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me.
- Paul Reiser

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Upstate New York in the middle of October.
You can't get more beautiful than that.
- Paul Reiser

We made this movie for $17, and nobody got anything.
So it never dawned on me that we would get real people.
- Paul Reiser

This is not the most right I've ever been.
- Paul Reiser

Every time I see Peter Falk in the movie I think that would be great.
We'd be fun together.
- Paul Reiser

But I really felt that, something about the lights going down,
and the sense of community.
I saw this movie at one festival, and there were 1700 people.
- Paul Reiser

He was born early.
But he was born within a safe range of premature.
- Paul Reiser

They're not the sharpest people - babies.
So, you must be everything to them.
- Paul Reiser

In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script.
That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s.
It's a different point in both our lives.
- Paul Reiser

She kind of reminds one of Helen.
There's something very similar about Elizabeth Perkins.
- Paul Reiser

Nothing would make me happier if Peter Falk would finally win his Oscar for this.
Not just as the writer but as a fan and a friend.
It would be so great.
- Paul Reiser

I'd distract myself until finally it was a combination of things.
The show was over and I had time on my hands.
I had taken time and played and just relaxed.
- Paul Reiser

I'd never directed before and this movie's too important
to me to put in the hands of some guy who has never directed.
Even if it's me.
- Paul Reiser

It's not like some movies where you're following a
bunch of different stories you can cut around.
There was nowhere to cut to.
It's these guys.
We're not cutting back to anybody else.
- Paul Reiser

But at the same time that the experience is pulling you apart,
it's also bonding you.
You have this joint venture!
You both made this baby.
And that's the thing I still can't get over.
- Paul Reiser

Field of Dreams is the only movie - and I saw it in the theater -
on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere,
and there were like 12 people in the theater.
I was just so devastated; I couldn't get out of my seat.
And I sat and watched it a second time.
- Paul Reiser

There's something that happens in that delivery room,
when a woman becomes ten times more a woman,
and a guy becomes six times less a man.
You feel really dopey and useless and like a spectator.
I did, anyway.
- Paul Reiser

But the two of them together, broke my heart.
Olympia and Peter, those scenes...
When they're kissing in their 20s and then kissing in their 70s,
that's what it is.
And they had never met five minutes before they shot those scenes.
- Paul Reiser

But you get past that and realize you have to let go
of what you think you want.
There'll be plenty of time for that later.
Right now, go and be with that baby.
Just play with this beautiful little boy.
- Paul Reiser

I remember my wife and I used to get on plane and see
everybody else with their babies.
They'd be putting strollers and car seats up above,
and we'd think: Oh, please Lord, don't make us go through that.
- Paul Reiser

We had the boy's name picked out, but we didn't have a girl's.
When he turned out to be a boy, we were so relieved.
Literally, in the middle of contracting and pushing,
and with my wife being drugged - out and half -
lucid,
we were still coming up with names.
- Paul Reiser

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous


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