Quote from Adrian Monk in Mr. Monk's 100th Case
James Novak: How did that start, with your hands?
Adrian Monk: You mean this?
James Novak: Uh-huh.
Adrian Monk: Well, I don't remember. Most of the time, I don't even know I'm doing it.
James Novak: It has a zen quality to it.
Adrian Monk: It seems to help me focus on the problem. I have to block out the rest of the world. I have to block out any distractions, anything that might upset me. [holds hands up]
James Novak: So you're blocking me out right now?
Adrian Monk: That's right.