"Well, I stopped drinking. That was actually a big deal. I didn't go through any harrowing rock-bottom experience. I just made a decision to stop drinking."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Josh Radnor on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Josh Radnor on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Josh Radnor on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Josh Radnor on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Josh Radnor on Mark Twain
"To write a story about New York that only deals with people in your age and socioeconomic bracket, that feels dishonest to me. So much of New York comes from everyone bumping into each other."
"It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business, only to become a jerk."
"Cynicism is kind of like folding your arms and stepping back and commenting on things, like the old guys in 'The Muppets,' just throwing out comments all the time, whereas there are other people on the ground really trying to affect things and improve their lives and the lives of other people. I think it's noble and I think it's cool."
"I haven't left the house without a packet of Kleenex in my back pocket for as long as I can remember. Whenever I start thinking I'm incredibly cool, the packet of Kleenex in my back pocket brings me right back down to earth."
"My whole thing is that I want to explore why you read books, what's the purpose of reading, and maybe that it's not that cool to hate something just because it's popular."