• I would want people to take away this idea that sometimes people's problems or neuroses are really the things that are kind of a blessing in disguise, and even though there's sometimes pain associated with these things that sometimes in the face of adversity with obstacles to overcome, people can really kind of soar and find their higher selves.

    "Tony Shalhoub Says Goodbye to Monk". Interview with Brian Gallagher, August 4, 2009.