39 Total Quotes

David Pierce Quotes

In sitcom school they tell you how great it is to have a long-running show, but they don't tell you how hard it is to say goodbye.
David Pierce
#Running

August was horse-racing time. The only time we'd ever go to the track is sometimes in the morning, when the horses would be working out.
David Pierce
#American Actor

We can't control what the ratings will be. It's like, if you're going to go skiing, do you hope you'll have a good day of skiing? Yes. Do you hope you won't break your leg? Yes.
David Pierce
#American Actor #Control

I think opera is probably the exact same thing as boxing-a bunch of big, strangely dressed people making strange noises for a really long time.
David Pierce
#Boxing

Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens.
David Pierce
#American Actor #Funny

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue.
David Pierce
#American Actor #Money

Nothing ever guarantees you anything-that's my rule. My other rule is never believe anything that anyone tells you, and then you'll never be fooled. It's not as cynical as it sounds; it's just that people always say something for a reason-maybe a nice reason, maybe a devious reason-so on that level, you can't take things at face value.
David Pierce
#Believe

People can be a hoot on the set, but if they're not good to work with, that tires very quickly.
David Pierce
#American Actor

There's nothing worse than putting two similar shows back-to-back. Viewers don't want to watch one show and then sit through another half-hour of almost the same thing.
David Pierce
#American Actor

By the time the disease was through with him, he no longer knew how to move a chess piece or to put together a simple child's model boat,
David Pierce
#Chess

I would always fall down the big main staircase in our house. My favorite thing in the world was to pretend to be horribly killed at the top of it, and to fall dramatically down to the bottom of it.
David Pierce
#American Actor

My dad had been an actor... not only had my dad been an actor, but his dad had been an actor, and my great-grandfather had been an actor. And who knows before then?
David Pierce
#American Actor

On some level in acting, what you're trying to find is truth, because when it's true is when it's also funny.
David Pierce
#American Actor #Acting And Actors

Both my parents had a strong influence on my sense of humor and my ending up in this profession. They both had terrific and very different senses of humor. Mom had a very dry, deadpan sense of humor. My Dad has a very wet, anything-goes kind of humor. He tends toward the wild and crazy.
David Pierce
#Ending

You only have a week to do a show. I mean, there's only so deep you can dig in that week.
David Pierce
#American Actor

Last year, I finally got my own grand piano, and that was a big thing for me because it's always been and always will be a very important part of my life.
David Pierce
#American Actor

I was chased through a chateau in the Loire Valley by a bunch of American school girls.
David Pierce
#American Actor

The first year I was on the show, it took an interviewer about 45 minutes to get it out of me that I even had a dog, and even then I wouldn't tell him the dog's name.
David Pierce
#American Actor

It's very humbling. As you're sitting there, watching, and the character does some wonderful thing, you think, 'Oh that was good.' But it wasn't me. It was them. They did that. It is definitely being a piece of a huge puzzle.
David Pierce
#Character

Now people just congratulate me on my marriage, it's wonderful,
David Pierce
#Congratulate

Kelsey plays the piano, and he's also a tremendous singer. I'm classically trained, and he's more of a jazz improvisatory pianist. So, we don't usually sit down and play together.
David Pierce
#Jazz

We all went to Kelsey's wedding, and yeah, we go to parties. We also go to each other's house. A group of us got together over at Kelsey's and just read through some plays just for the fun of it. That may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but we had a good time.
David Pierce
#American Actor

The curse of being on Frasier is the challenge of finding writing that's that good in any other medium. I've been looking at scripts for two years.
David Pierce
#American Actor

From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between... and sometimes in the same moment.
David Pierce
#American Actor

I had always acted for fun, and I wanted to do that. I really didn't have the talent. I loved to play, but that's a whole different level.
David Pierce
#American Actor

I don't remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years.
David Pierce
#American Actor