14 Total Quotes

William Petersen Quotes

William Petersen
I didn't want to play a lawyer. I didn't want to play a doctor. I didn't want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up.
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William Petersen
We thought we would have a niche audience of loyal viewers like 'X-Files' or 'West Wing.' But we have a huge audience that crosses all kinds of boundaries. It's unique. It's bizarre.
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#Audience

William Petersen
Unfortunately, for many lawyers, judges and prosecutors, people expect to see CSI in the courtroom. They can't always provide that. Not every case is all about DNA.
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#Courtroom

William Petersen
Unfortunately, for many lawyers, judges and prosecutors, people expect to see 'CSI' in the courtroom. They can't always provide that. Not every case is all about DNA.
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#Courtroom

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Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with - I still do - but to me a rebel isn't so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds.
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On CBS, as long as I stay younger than Mike Wallace and Dan Rather, I'm OK.
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#CBS

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Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
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William Petersen
I've never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job.
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I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years.
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William Petersen
If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people.
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We're getting to the age when we're starting to see that responsibility isn't such a bad thing, when we see maturity as the key to sustenance.
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I've been telling anybody who would listen that I wanted to do a series for the last 10 years. But I wouldn't do it if I was just another cop pushing bad guys up against the wall.
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