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    • Paula: People talk about Madonna being the queen of reinvention, and while I applaud her, I don't know anyone who's reinvented themselves more than me.

    • Paula: I do [want children]. I'll probably adopt because I think it'll be in the next three to five years. I wouldn't necessarily adopt from abroad like some celebs. I just want a healthy baby.

    • Paula: Eating disorders are one of the toughest things to talk about. It's very shame-based.

    • Paula: Good luck with your wishbone; You'll still need a backbone.

    • Paula: Every time Randy Jackson opens his mouth, I look like a Nobel Prize winner. Every time Simon opens up his mouth, Borat sounds like a Nobel Prize winner. Ryan, I really do love him. Almost as much as he loves himself. These three brothers are the best thing to ever happen to me. Just ask my therapists.

    • Paula: Don't ever give a swivel stool to someone who's very hyper and active because I will spin and spin and spin.

    • Paula: I feel blessed to have as many comebacks as I can.

    • Paula: American Idol was, like, part of the yellow brick road.

    • Paula: Everything is always a little surreal.

    • Paula: Seattle had the best delusional people!

    • Paula:I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love. Once again, I thank my fans from throughout the world for their undying love and support.

    • Paula:(chastising Simon Cowell) Telling a 17 year old girl "You're bland, boring, and I hate your dress'---that's friendly."

    • Paula: (on Simon Cowell) I still look at him as a puppy dog. He doesn't threaten me. He doesn't realize that I can stand up for myself, and stand on my own.

    • Paula: Reach for the stars, you just might become one.

    • Paula: (on Simon Cowell) He's got claws and fangs, but he doesn't pee on my furniture, so I can handle that.

    • Paula: My choreography suits men very well, and the women who can do it are damn hard, strong dancers.

    • Paula (on Simon Cowell): I welcome him like I welcome cold sores. He's from England, he's angry and he's got Mad Power Disease.

    • Paula: I have been taught never, never to lie Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies, no matter how vicious, no matter how hurtful.

    • Paula about her choreography: When people expect me to go right, I'll go left. I'm unpredictable.

    • Paula: Great. Just what I needed was a compliment on my wardrobe from someone who's always on the worst-dressed list.

    • Paula: I do trust my fans who can see through attempts at character assassination and I do trust the essential fairness of the American public.

    • Paula: Letting Simon anywhere near the press where he can talk about me without me being able to defend myself is not something I would ever let happen unless I really had to. I am on the mend and so excited to be back with my incredible, but dysfunctional family and everyone at Fox; our best season of Idol yet.

    • Paula: When we had auditions here they were absolutely fantastic, great stories, great characters. We had one 24 or 25 year-old guy who was prematurely gray and sang the standards - Perry Como, Frank Sinatra - a total Vegas guy.

    • Paula: All my life I have been taught to take the high road and never to dignify salacious or false accusations and I have been taught never, never to lie. Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies, no matter how vicious, no matter how hurtful.

    • Paula: Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him.

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