"The sentence 'We're just
giving the people what they want,' when uttered by a studio executive, is always, always untrue... It's the defiant lie told by those who want to pretend that their
failures of ambition are your fault — that because ''the people'' eat
what they're fed, they must like it."
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."