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" And I'm OK being judged as an actor. "
" I never felt like I could be myself at home. "
" I was buttoned up as a kid. I did what I was told and never broke the rules. "
" But I'm guessing every actor is insecure. "
" When you see me play Jack, I want you to believe that that's a gay character. "
" I felt like I couldn't fully be myself and accepted in my family, so I would lock myself in my room on a Saturday night and watch 'Saturday Night Live,' and that was, like, the best thing that ever happened to me. "
" I have the most nervous stomach in the world. "
" It's always comedy first on 'Will and Grace.' There was never any other agenda. "
" They might have a long way to go before truly accepting gay people into their lives, but they have accepted the show into their living rooms each and every week. "
" Each individual human being has a lot of stuff that nobody knows about. Nobody knows what anybody else is going through at any point in their lives. "
" I think the worst thing you could ever do is label comedy. I'm a fan of the broadness of Lucille Ball, the subtlety of Peter Sellers and the oddballness of Fred Armisen and the wittiness of Marty Short. I'm a fan of all of it, and I want to do all of it. "
" Knowing you're gay, as a kid in the '80s, is a very scary thing. "
" The thing about producing is that the pressure is off of being in front of the camera, and being critiqued and judged in that way, but there are other pressures producing. "
" No one could have ever dreamed about how well the show would do. "
" I'm a hamster person. "
" I was the music director at a dinner theater called the 'Pheasant Run Theater' in the suburbs of Chicago, and that was my side gig while I acted. "
" Nobody owes anything to anybody. You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don't know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life? "
" I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television. "
" Religion is constantly being talked about, debated, pondered, worried about. "
" When I came out of my mom's womb, I had 'sitcom' stamped on my forehead. "
" You power through it word by word, line by line. "
" I grew up; I had a couple of dogs. "
" I think because my life is so insane and it's constantly going at 120 miles per hour, my favorite thing to do is sit at home in front of the TV and check out. "
" I feel like I've contributed monumentally to the success of the gay movement in America, and if anyone wants to argue that, I'm open to it. You're welcome, 'Advocate.' "
" I come from a completely dysfunctional alcoholic family, so we kind of parented ourselves a little bit. "
" Some people in the gay community were very upset with me for not coming out on their terms. "
" No, my entire life is planned. It's called time management. "
" And I'd like to believe that's true, you know, kind of showing gay people in this kind of light and - where it's not about that, it's just about the characters for the first time, like those shows were. "
" I'm definitely an actor first, but it's fun to kind of, you know, push your boundaries and see if you can do things that have scared you a little bit your whole life. "
" We've always been interested in the commentary on politics and society and how comedy always sort of cuts that with a nice laugh, and the perspective it brings. "
" I had all the Bill Cosby albums. 'To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With' - I knew every word. "