"All directors are vaguely like emperors which is 'I want to build the society to reflect me and what I want.' And the great thing about it is you don't have to kill a lot of people, build a lot of stuff and spend a lot of money. If you're a king and want to do that... But a director can do it with a lot less money and just say, 'I'm gonna create a world where people can fly.'" -George Lucas
"Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work." -Gustave Flaubert
"You can get there from here, so long as you never, never, never quit." -Patrick Read Johnson
"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
"Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating." -Pearl S. Buck