"I wake up in the morning, delighted to be waking up, read, write, feed the birds, watch sports on TV, accepting the fact that in the foreseeable future I will be a dead person. I want to remind you that dead people are people too. There are good dead people and bad dead people. Some of my best friends are dead people. Dead people have fought in every war. We’re all going to try it sometime. Fortunately for me, I have always enjoyed mystery and solitude."
"I don’t push envelopes. I put pointed social and political messages in envelopes and then I send them to the powerful and the elite. They open up the envelopes, read the messages inside, and say to themselves, ‘I have just been satirically skewered.’
Then they cry. Then they change their behavior.
Studio 60’s comedy changes the world.”
"When someone passes away from a suicide — especially a performer beloved as he — people talk about the secret dark side that came out offscreen. I never saw that side of him. Every single moment spent with him, he was an utter explosion of joy and light; even when upset about something, he would seem to take glee from the hilarity of anger."