“This is what makes life a story. Getting a precious thing and holding on to that thing until I die isn’t a very good story. A good story is you’re up, and then you’re down, and then you’re up, and it really looks like you’re going to win this time, and then you’re down and it really looks like you’re gonna lose, and then you win.”

“I think the incorrect way to think, for some people, is you can do a show for awhile and then it ends and it’s like, "Ugh. Back to the drawing board.” And it’s not back to the drawing board because you have that much more experience, you have that much more knowledge, you have that much more exposure, and you have, ultimately, that much more appreciation for what you were doing. You’re infinitely better off than you were a year ago.“

— Pete Holmes, on the cancellation of his talk show