Love is the one emotion actors allow themselves to believe.
Playboy (May 2005)
The most interesting heroes have a bit of villainy to them, and the most interesting villains have a certain bit of heroism in them, … I think (Alan Shore) intends to do the right thing, but his view of the world is very different so, to get to the right place, he sometimes takes a path that goes through a very dark forest.
On Alan Shore, his character at Boston Legal. The Olympian (October 4, 2005)
I enjoy the most that Alan seems to be the happiest the stranger that it can be. I don't think it ever can be strange enough for him.
On his character at Boston Legal. Albany Times Union (November 14, 2005)
I'd like to thank the academy and I'd like to thank my mother and I'd like to thank my mother again, because I forgot to thank her last year.
2005 Emmy Awards acceptance speech for Best dramatic actor. Quoted at BBC News (September 19, 2005)