"Hope springs eternal. I think on [Parks and Recreation] we also — and this appeals to my personal philosophy — we feel that in this sort of Information Age, where the more facile you are with devices and the social networking, the cooler you are, and it leads to a very cynical social point of view, where people are too cool to take chances or be vulnerable…. And so, I think, Mike Schur, our creator, definitely likes to keep a sense of optimism and cheer in this time when everybody is sort of making fun of everything and sort of putting themselves above optimism. It allows you to still make jackasses of ourselves but with a sense of hope and love. So we all are lucky enough to end up making comedy that also can make you cry sometimes because it’s touching. Not me personally."
— Nick Offerman. Emmy Round Table with top comedy stars - Page 3 - Los Angeles Times
"Who’s to say what works? You find somebody you like and you roll the dice. That’s all anybody can do."
— Ron Swanson, “Fancy Party”, Parks and Recreation.