• What makes 'The Wire' a beautiful story is how true to life it is. In other shows, you have a good guy and a bad guy. In 'The Wire,' bad guys are trying to be good, good guys are doing bad. You have real life. The people who do bad get bad things done to them.

    "Getting to the End of The Wire with Tristan Wilds". Interview with Jon Hein, March 3, 2008.