"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Paul Reiser on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Paul Reiser on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Paul Reiser on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Paul Reiser on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Paul Reiser on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We have such a long, familiar history with Peter Falk. The minute his mug is on that screen people smile."