It’s not about power. It’s about artistic freedom. And if it is about power, it’s a power you can give to yourself anytime you want. If you can’t be bought, you’re the richest man in the world. I just always feel if you can make something from scratch you’ll always be OK. Growing up, one of my favorite quotes was “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” John Wooden said that. And I tried to prove him right.
– Ricky Gervais, My First Week in Hollywood, The Wall Street Journal
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant