"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?"
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."David Hyde Pierce on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."David Hyde Pierce on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."David Hyde Pierce 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."David Hyde Pierce on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."David Hyde Pierce on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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 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."
"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."