"I think we're the only jokeless show on television. I mean really, we have no setups and no punch lines. It's not a joke show. There are funny lines and funny moments but again the comedy is born of the human experience and awkward pauses are a great part of what it is to be human."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Rainn Wilson on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Rainn Wilson on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Rainn Wilson on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Rainn Wilson on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Rainn Wilson on Mark Twain
"And I do believe that the way to change a society, to uplift people - not just their spirit, but to uplift their society and economic base - is through education."
"I really wanted to do something positive on the Internet. I wanted to try to get young people talking about, thinking about, life's big questions-make it cool and OK to wonder about the heart, the soul and free will and God and death and big topics like that, big human topics."
"My dad wanted to name me after Rainier Maria Rilke, the poet."
"My dad was always such a frustrated artist. He always worked very hard to support his family, doing a bunch of ridiculous jobs. He wanted to be a painter, but then he also wrote science-fiction novels in his spare time."
"The founder of the Mona Foundation actually knew my dad for years, and the more I learned about it, the more I realized I really found the perfect charity. It sponsors schools and educational initiatives all over the planet."