Zitat des Tages von Kevin Smith:
I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing.
If you grow up fat, you have to try harder.
The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.
I liked hockey, and I still like hockey.
Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20.
I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest.
Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat.
It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching.
Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.
It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won.
People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low.
People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book.
It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie.
I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented.
I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated.
Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.
Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself.
I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.'
It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you.
In Hollywood you just fail upwards.
The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet.
Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that.
I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan.
If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995.
It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works.
There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.
When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express.
From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.'
Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.
I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.
I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years.
Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience.