"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Rainn Wilson on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Rainn Wilson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Rainn Wilson 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."Rainn Wilson on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Rainn Wilson on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"I had bohemian parents in Seattle in the last '60s living in a houseboat. My dad wrote science fiction novels and painted big murals and oil paintings."