"I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."David Hyde Pierce on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."David Hyde Pierce on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."David Hyde Pierce on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."David Hyde Pierce on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."David Hyde Pierce on Mahatma Gandhi
"My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?"
"I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game."
"Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens."
"I don't remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years."
"We all went to Kelsey's wedding, and yeah, we go to parties. We also go to each other's house. A group of us got together over at Kelsey's and just read through some plays just for the fun of it. That may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but we had a good time."