Quotes from Paula Abdul
"All you can do is the best you can do."
"America fell in love with the innocence of a kid who just was honest, saying, I did the best I could, and I had no formal training."
"American Idol has taken over my whole life."
"Any types of auditions will be posted in trade magazines."
"As a young kid growing up, black kids identified with me. We all danced together, and we shared that love for art."
"Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him."
"Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on."
"Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with."
"Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise."
"For all of those willing to help me start a family, I am flattered. I will let you know when I need your help."
"I am in Toronto, shooting a movie for NBC."
"I can't wait to be back on the dance floor. I feel really good about it."
"I got a call to come in and meet Fox, and the rest is history."
"I have been working up until recently with Neil Simon, who has been adapting the character to me."
"I signed on with Disney to star and choreograph an original film."
"I think a duet with Janet is a great idea."
"I think it would be great if there were no age limit."
"I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease."
"I will never forget my humble beginnings as a Laker Girl. It was probably one of the most fun jobs I ever had."
"I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love."
"I'm happily single."
"I'm working toward a CD that will have all of you dancing like crazy."
"Idol has pretty much taken me out of my recording and out of my choreography. I have managed to slip in some choreography jobs. And I've been writing songs for other artists."
"If I decide to tour, I definitely would come to Washington, D.C. We'll see."
"If they're singing about heartbreak, they've lived it."
"It is my job to make sure that these kids who are talented get every chance they can and not to be passed over; this is life or death for them."
"Keep the faith, don't lose your perseverance and always trust your gut extinct."
"My job, I think, is the hardest job out of all the judges because I am the only one that is a performer."
"Simon drives me crazy. We are still arguing."
"Simon would not want to audition in front of Simon."
"The changes have been made to make the television viewer have a better time getting to know each of these contestants."
"The cool part of being an entertainer is getting the opportunity to get your feet wet in all areas."
"The more auditions you go on, the more you will learn not to take it personally."
"The producers felt that 24 would be good for the audience, to really get to know who these 12 and 12 are."
"There are many talented people."
"There is love there. And then there's times when I can't even stomach Simon. You don't have to sit next to him. That's all I have to say."
"Thousands of kids and parents come up to us and say, How do we get better as a singer?"
"Virgin Records will probably release their own package sometime next year."
"When people expect me to go right, I'll go left. I'm unpredictable."
"When you go to meetings or auditions and you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. It is simple but true."
"You need these experiences. Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind."
"Your talent is your art. It is not to be taken for granted."
Total Quotes: 42
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