"I was raised not to be rude, but I also try to get the best work out of people."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Dick Wolf on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Dick Wolf on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Dick Wolf on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Dick Wolf on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Dick Wolf on Dalai Lama
"I do love television. But the business is accelerating and people are not getting the chance to fail."
"It's show business. No show, no business."
"I try to just communicate what I want done as clearly and simply as possible."
"People recognize certain things, like 'D' means 'this dialogue stinks.' We're dealing with shows that are written here, shot in New York and posted back here. Accurate communication is a necessity."
"If you're going to vote on a television contract, there is a certain rationality to saying that the same structures that are applied to Health Plan participation should be placed on the right to vote on a strike."