1. "shedding the suit of the high-status dummy he played for nine years has liberated him to do the comedy he really wants to do."
  2. "I just want to do things that scratch an itch for me. That itch is often something that feels wrong. It's wrong because it breaks convention...I like that feeling."
  3. I do like thinking. If people perceive that as a moral intellectualism, that's fine.
  4. I have a face like a catcher's mitt.
  5. Something is one thing in the morning and then by the end of the day it's a totally different thing. It's all process.
  6. He used to have a note taped to his computer that read, "Joy is the most infallible sign of the existence of God."
  7. The central tension in his life, he said, is between being a "reasonably friendly, good-at-cocktail-party guy" and walking around the world feeling like he's not quite part of it.
  8. And the world. It's so...lovely. I'm very grateful to be alive, even though I know a lot of dead people.