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" Accepting fear head-on is freeing. "
" 'Criminal Minds,' our original show, is a phenomenal show, and all elements of that show work so well. I think that 'Suspect Behavior' just didn't click. I don't think it has anything to do with spin-offs. I think a spin-off still has to be successful on its own. "
" When I was growing up, the current of feminism was strong. You just had to step off the bank, and you'd be swept up. There was an active women's movement. My mother was a part of it. "
" People step on my feet, and I say I'm sorry. "
" Tom Selleck is a big draw. "
" Nothing runs forever. How you handle it, the most important thing is how you respect your audience, how you respect your cast, and being incredibly sensitive to how you wrap up any show when it ends a successful run. "
" I've been blessed to be with my husband since I was 18. "
" Sometimes the career you end up with has no logical connection to where you began. "
" It's important to me to reach deep into the community and promote Latino artists. "
" I come from a long line of Democrats. "
" I was always a big fan of 'Quincy,' and I loved the idea of puzzle solving. "
" Any show in its first season goes through multiple changes. There is little or no difference to changing the cast on a talk show. "
" I'm a parent. I'm a mother. "
" You have to make your decision based on the content. "
" The audience that watches on Sunday night is upscale, very female, and very engaged. "
" With all of our big-hit shows - like 'Big Bang Theory,' and even 'How I Met Your Mother' - when they first started, you have multiple characters to service, and you want to make sure that the audience has a chance to get the concept, get the emotional arc, and really engage with the relationships. "
" There's always a knee-jerk reaction in our business to analyze and determine why something didn't work. "
" Without the nontraditional methods we used to promote 'Jericho'... we wouldn't have been able to get the traction we did. "
" I'm a voracious reader. What that does is keep your mind fresh and active and hearing different voices and different styles. TV can be derivative, and if you just watch TV, you're not widening the circle. "
" I'm on the board of trustees at Boston University. I'm on the board of trustees at Jewish Family Services. "
" It's about story; it is a social experiment, and people take that into account when they're watching 'Big Brother.' "
" Creative drives our business; the business doesn't drive the creative. "
" Audiences like making discoveries. "
" My mother was not without her flaws. She did have a lot of flaws, but she revealed her strength and her flaws equally, and I think that's really important. I was very much influenced by that. "
" I want to hear Damon Lindelof complain about broadcast when he goes to the bank to cash his 'Lost' checks. "
" In 1963, my parents took over a camp business from my grandparents. They turned it into a liberal, progressive, a co-educational, interracial camp for kids from all over the world, all over the country. And it was a very important cause for both of my parents. "
" Ever since 'Jericho,' I've loved these big-idea shows. "
" I feel it's our responsibility to keep our ear tuned to public discourse. There's a lot of noise out there, and our responsibility is to pick up on the themes and issues that work their way through all of society. "
" Audiences need to engage with characters. "
" As you continue to work on a show, if I still feel inspired, and I feel they are making exciting choices, then our enthusiasm remains. This is not a perfect science. It's an evolutionary process. "
" I'd love to see the 'CSIs' run forever. "