[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

->''"We were pitching a story. Again, I won’t mention any names.[[note]]UPN/CBS Chairman Les Moonves.[[/note]] But we’re dealing with one of the highest ranking people at this network. We’re explaining how we’re writing an episode where there’s a fire out on the hull and the guys have to get into space suits and go out on the hull of the ship and they go across the hull and put the fire out and one of them… [[BlahBlahBlah da da da da da…]] And there’s like five of ’em sitting around a table, they’re all nodding and going “that’s great.” And this one person in question -- one of the highest, if not ''the'' highest, ranking person person in the room -- said, “I just have one question: [[PointyHairedBoss what’s a hull?]]”"''
-->--'''Rick Berman''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', ''In Conversation''



->''"I made him a flushed, dishevelled, bedevilled scallawag, with his helmet at the back of his head, and the living fear of death in his eye, and the blood oozing out of a cut over his ankle-bone. He wasn't pretty, but he was all soldier and very much man. [...]\\\
I did him just as well as I knew how, making allowance for the slickness of oils. Then the art-manager of that abandoned paper said that his subscribers wouldn’t like it. It was brutal and coarse and violent - man being naturally gentle when he’s fighting for his life.\\
They wanted something [[LighterAndSofter more restful, with a little more colour]]. I could have said a good deal, but you might as well talk to a sheep as an art-manager.\\
I took my "Last Shot" back. Behold the result! I put him into a lovely red coat without a speck on it. [[TrueArt That is Art]]. I polished his boots - observe the highlight on the toe. That is Art. I cleaned his rifle - rifles are always clean on service - because that is Art."''
-->-- '''Dick''', ''The Light that Failed'' by Creator/RudyardKipling.


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''Crow:''' Okay, ''TheFinalSacrifice: [[RecycledTheSeries The Series]]''--\\
'''Mike:''' The name goes.\\
'''Crow:''' What?\\
'''Mike:''' Never liked the name. The name goes. It's banal.\\
'''Crow:''' But if you’re hoping to connect the series with the movie, Mike--\\
'''Mike:''' I need something like, oh, ''[[PublisherChosenTitle Night Mistress]]''.\\
'''Crow:''' '''''[[FlatWhat Night Mistress]]'''''.\\
'''Mike:''' Yeah, or ''[[NameAndName Cloochie and the Lieutenant]]'', something that’s gonna seduce people, really connect with 'em. We’ll work on that.
-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', engaging in some frightfully-accurate roleplay during the credits of ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice''

->''"It's called "Show ''Business''," not "Show ''Art''."''
-->-- '''Maggie O'Connell''', ''Series/NorthernExposure''

->''"Nothing can ruin a good idea like a roomful of men."''
-->-- '''Denise''', ''TrustMe''



->''[='=]Z' is for zoo\\
That's where I belong\\
'Cause my life is like a prison\\
With the music industry looking on''
-->--'''Johnny Massacre''', "Ultrasound"

->''One likes to believe in the freedom of music\\
But glittering prizes and endless compromises\\
Shatter the illusion of integrity''
-->-- "The Spirit of Radio," '''Music/{{Rush}}'''

->''I am the entertainer\\
And I've come to do my show\\
You heard my latest record\\
It's been on the radio\\
It took me years to write it\\
They were the best years of my life\\
It was a beautiful song, but it ran too long\\
If you're gonna have a hit, [[ViewersAreGoldfish you gotta make it fit]]\\
So they cut it down to 3:05''
-->-- '''Music/BillyJoel''', "The Entertainer"

->''They said release "Remote Control"\\
But we didn't want it on the label\\
They said, "Fly to Amsterdam"\\
The people laughed but the press went mad''
-->-- '''Music/TheClash''', "Complete Control" [[note]]This ended up as TruthInTelevision, as the record company altered the British version of their debut SelfTitledAlbum, including "Complete Control" in the alternate version released in the U.S., completely oblivious to the fact that the song was an attack on that kind of ExecutiveMeddling.[[/note]]



->''"And my managers must learn that their place is in an office. Not the arts."''
-->-- '''Erik''', ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''


[[folder:Web Animation]]

->''"You know, what pisses me off is that all the things I'm good at are things that everyone assumes ''they'' could do if they tried. Playing the bassoon or [[BreadEggsMilkSquick fluffing a walrus]] people respect, 'cause there's a specialist skill that goes into those. But writing? 'Pah! I learnt that in school! Fucking ''aced it!'' They made me start doing it all in joined-up letters just to give everyone else a chance! And that, Mr. Croshaw, is why I felt my background made me qualified to rewrite all the story copy you did for us to be [[SerialNumbersFiledOff more like a recent popular film.]]' Well, you know what I say to ''that'', Mr. Producer?!\\\
[[HypocrisyNod $50 an hour, please.]] Blimey, I wonder how people with ''integrity'' get through life."''
-->--'''Creator/BenCroshaw''' on ''[[{{Videogame/Sacred}} Sacred 3]]''



->'''Pip:''' You deal with those types more than me; how is someone so dense granted decision making privileges at all?\\
'''Art:''' I think they give you an IQ test. If they see you cheating to pass it: You're management material.
-->-- ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=890 on the topic of]] "[[BlandNameProduct XBOTCH ONE]]"


[[folder:Web Original]]

->''"Having lived in Los Angeles for nearly three months, I can assure you that [[http://joshreads.com/images/14/11/i141124spidey.jpg panel two’s]] depiction of a Hollywood producer is 100% accurate."''

->''"The likelihood that people will panic, go insane, and make bizarre, irrational decisions is directly proportional to the amount of money involved. If you shoot something in your backyard using a borrowed camera and your buddies, congratulations, you have [[DoingItForTheArt total creative freedom]]. But if you want a big, loud movie with whatever actors the general population wants to have sex with at the time (currently RyanGosling, JenniferLawrence, and Flo from those [[AdvertisingCampaigns Progressive Auto Insurance]] commercials), you're going to need someone else's money. And that someone else? He's got some notes ..."''
-->--'''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-reasons-why-bad-movies-are-allowed-to-happen/#ixzz35WMCk7N4 "4 Reasons Why Bad Movies Are Allowed to Happen"]]

->''"Come on, this is a George Lucas supervised movie, of course the dialog is shitty. It is almost [[{{Narm}} so bad its funny]] to see the [[InfoDump horribly stilted expository dialog]] being forced out of the crappy actors' mouths. And despite already knowing this movie was directed by Anthony Hemingway and not George Lucas, I think [[FreudianSlip my subconscious mind knew better]] and for the longest time, my draft had the director listed as Lucas. This movie looks and sounds so much like a Lucas film that I could seriously not tell the difference. Hemingway [[TheLoad must have had Lucas on his back]] the whole production."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/red-tails-2012-anthony-hemingway/ on]] ''Film/RedTails''

->''"After shopping the franchise rights around, Davis-Panzer Productions finally sold it off to Lionsgate, the same studio that put out the ''{{Franchise/Saw}}'' series. Because ''Saw'' was such a big success, Lionsgate wanted to make ''Highlander'' [[DarkerAndEdgier grittier and darker]]...Peter Briggs, David Abramowitz, and Russell Mulcahy all wanted to try and resurrect the suffering ''Highlander'' franchise. Even Joel Soisson, who had helped kill it with ''[[Film/HiglanderEndgame Endgame]]'', later [[AlanSmithee sued to get his name taken out of the credits]] of this abomination. Adrian Paul likewise wanted to go back to the roots of the series with Duncan rather than the post-apocalyptic mess of pseudoscience and magical babble that we got. People tried to make this movie something good. At every turn, they were thwarted by meddling producers who thought they knew what was best despite the fact that their interference had just about [[FranchiseZombie killed the franchise already]] and a studio that wanted to turn ''Highlander'' into a slasher flick."''
-->-- '''''[[http://www.screamsheet.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/highlander-the-source-part-one/ The Screamsheet]]''''' on ''Film/HighlanderTheSource''

->''"Of course, [[TwentiethCenturyFox Fox's]] infinite wisdom knew that SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} could be '[[InNameOnly improved]]'... His wisecracking mouth is [[NoMouth fused shut]] and he's remote controlled by Stryker because moviegoers can't get enough of characters with no personality or agency."''
-->-- '''''Blog/ToplessRobot''''' [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2014/03/10_worst_adaptations_of_x-men_on_film.php?page=2 on]] ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''

->''"I remember the show well because [David] Janssen's Harry Orwell was so [[DeconstructorFleet temperamentally different]] from the other TV detectives on the networks at that time. Unlike the spit-and-polish, no-nonsense defenders of the California Penal Code over on ''Adam-12'', or the glamorous, almost-Bondian cops and detectives of ''HawaiiFiveO'' or ''{{Mannix}}'', or even the portly-but-pleased-with-himself ''{{Series/Cannon}}'', Harry O was a ''mess'', an existential character in [[HandicappedBadass constant physical pain]] and frequent [[HurtingHero psychological distress]]. He didn't have a lot of money, he didn't seem to have very many prospects, and that bullet in his back wasn't ''ever'' going to go away...Had Harry O stayed in Dago and kept Harry downtrodden, and existential, and wounded, a genuine classic would have been born...even if it only lasted one season.\\\
Instead, they took the anti-''Mannix'' and made him more...Mannix-y. With 'For the Love of Money', a [[LighterAndSofter decidedly more chipper-sounding]] Harry announces, after the [[{{Retool}} re-tooled]] opening credit sequence that he's on assignment in Los Angeles (the once doleful theme has been jazzed up to tell us it's 'exciting' now). He rents [[FriendsRentControl a swank beachside apartment in Santa Monica]] where [[KavorkaMan he's immediately befriended by three bikini-clad girls]], headed up by the luscious, stacked brunette Kathrine Baumann. Sharon Farrell costars in this well-made but familiar tale, and she's bikini-clad, as well; it almost makes you weep to see how obvious all this pandering is to [[WorldOfBuxom the perceived likes of the male-dominated audience]]. Harry also gets a new [[DaChief authority figure]] to clash with: Anthony Zerbe's Lt. K. C. Trench, who seems remarkably more amenable to Harry hanging around his office, demanding services that no private eye in the world would get from cops who ''hate'' private detectives...so it's time for Harry to gradually ditch the bus (his car had [[ImprobablyCoolCar a miraculous recovery]]), and to gradually ease off on the narration (who cares what Harry thinks anymore if Harry isn't 'Harry' anymore?), and to gradually start [[CowboyCop carrying a gun and gradually slugging it out with the perps]], with [[BadassGrandpa nary a mention of the bullet in his back]] (in the old episodes, a simple shove from a suspect was enough to put out Harry's lights)."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/57347/harry-o-the-complete-first-season/ Paul Mavis]]''' on ''Harry O'' (1973)

->''"The introduction of [[TheScrappy Adric]] as a permanent companion also not only develops the theme of change, but reveals behind-the-scenes conflicts in the programme: Creator/TomBaker, who famously argued that he didn't need a companion, is now saddled with three of them. Lalla Ward also reportedly did not get on very well with Matthew Waterhouse, viewing him not only as her replacement, but as an indication of the direction that Nathan-Turner was taking the programme, aiming it less at a family audience and more, as she put it in a ''[[DoctorWhoMagazine DWM]]'' interview (Issue 340), at [[SciFiGhetto teenage computer nerds]]. Furthermore, Nathan-Turner deliberately asked that Adric be given a more or less [[LimitedWardrobe permanent costume]], saying that this was for merchandising considerations (leading one to speculate on the potential commissioning of [[MerchandiseDriven Adric action figures]]), but this also continues the trend of keeping control over the leading characters' appearances (the fact that Waterhouse looks much better in his vampire garb than in [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture the green-and-yellow pyjamas]] also suggests that this was done more for control than for aesthetic reasons). We thus see a growing shift in power away from Tom Baker and towards Creator/JohnNathanTurner."''
-->-- '''Alan Stevens''' and '''Fiona Moore''' [[http://www.kaldorcity.com/features/articles/sod.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay}} "State of Decay"]]

->''"As much as “Future Guy” appears to be a spectre of the future imposing himself on to the present, he is also an embodiment of Star Trek‘s past. He’s a representation of the hyper-advanced future that Enterprise seeks to leave behind, trying to imprint itself on to the show. As such, it makes sense that “Future Guy” was added to Enterprise at the behest of the network. “Future Guy” is very much an outside force trying to distort the narrative, trying to edit the show from the inside.\\\
[[VaguenessIsComing What exactly “Future Guy” is trying to do is a mystery]] -- it’s always the way with [[WriterOnBoard network notes.]]"''
-->-- '''Darren Mooney''' on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', "Broken Bow"

->''"This isn’t a show about the strange abutting of mundane and fantastic spaces anymore. It’s just a show about solving [[BodyOfTheWeek the case of the week]].. We’ve gone to a 'hook new viewers' approach that means having the show be [[FollowTheLeader a familiar and unthreatening]] part of the televisual landscape. There’s a sense that the show is being punished for its success; having done reasonably well as an odd [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Three]] show, it now gets '[[KickedUpstairs promoted]]' to being a blander BBC Two show."''
-->-- '''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com TARDIS Eruditorum]]'''on ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' Series 2

->'"Left to his own devices, he can be a pretty decent announcer. Unfortunately, that headset he gets fed his lines through is one of Wrestling/VinceMcMahon’s devices."''
-->--'''''Website/{{Wrestlecrap}}''''' [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-vince-mcmahon-and-the-brass-rings-2014-gooker-award-co-winner/ on]] Wrestling/MichaelCole

->''"Notice how [[Creator/EidosInteractive Eidos]] never actually made video games: they only bought out a lot of smaller companies that did. ...a bunch of executives who didn't know anything about video games (except that they made money) now had the final say in all matters concerning the development of ''Soul Reaver''. Sometime probably during 1998 or 1999 ''[Amy]'' Hennig and her team were told to wrap it up -- stop where they were, stick in a {{cliffhanger}} ending, and [[CashCowFranchise start figuring out a sequel]]. ''Soul Reaver'' is an unfinished game. It has neither a climax nor a conclusion. It just ''stops''."''
-->--'''[[http://socksmakepeoplesexy.net/index.php?a=sr Pat R.]]''' on ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain: Soul Reaver''


[[folder:Web Video]]

->''"Why is ''he'' so important? Since when is bein' [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney a billionaire that owns the company making the movie]] mean you got some kinda say in it?"''
-->-- '''Creator/RedLetterMedia''' on ''Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''

->''"Now, in fairness, this storyline was an editorial mandate. In fact, most of these [[FaceHeelTurn turns to evil]] were editorial mandates, further proving that editors aren't writers, so they should ''stop pretending that they are''."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/5906-top15worst Top 15 Worst Heroes Becoming Villains]]

->'''[[Creator/ElectronicArts Trip Hawkins]]''' ''(as played by [[GIJoe Cobra Commander]])'': You want to do '''WHAT''', Garriot?!\\
'''Richard Garriot:''' I-I-I-I just want the ''Ultima VIII'' [[{{Feelies}} cloth map]] to match the world ''in the game'' -- like we did with the other ''Ultimas''.\\
'''Cobra:''' '''''WHY?!!'''''\\
'''Garriot:''' W-well... Because, if it doesn't match, then people won't be able to use the cloth map to guide them through the ga--\\
'''Cobra:''' Whatever! Who cares?! It's a MAP! You know how much it costs me to put one of these in each game?! '''''[[TheScrooge TWO DOLLARS!!]]''''' Why-why can't you make your game more like...sports games! They ship '''[[PunctuatedPounding ON. TIME. EVERY. YEAR!]]''' They figure out what the content is '''[[TheyJustDidntCare afterwards!]]'''
-->--''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'', "Britannia Burns"

->''"Far be it from me to speculate, but I can’t help thinking Techland had something with more spontaneity in mind, something more radical and consistently closer to what I played over two years back, before Warner Bros. stepped in and told them to OBEY the mass market trends. Whatever the motivation, the result is a game that has all these wonderful ideas crammed into the pedestrian shape of Big Budget Game Release #587,000.""''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/{{Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]]''' on ''VideoGame/DyingLight''

->''"Kevin Dunn is a little hatchet-headed, bucktoothed, insignificant, sniveling human being who's miserable -- and not only is ''he'' miserable, but he makes everyone around him miserable -- and he don't like wrestling. He's is constantly saying, ''"Well, we're not wrestling Corny. [Beaver noises] We're not wrestling."'' Then '''why''' do we have wrestling matches featuring wrestlers wearing wrestling boots in a wrestling ring, you little Bucky Beaver dipshit? And I had numerous run-ins with him because he could completely shit on anything...He also is a frustrated ''real'' television producer who always wanted to win an Emmy, but he's stuck there because he owes everything he has--And believe me, after that stock scam they started, Kevin Dunn's made a lot of money; not enough to get his fuckin' teeth fixed, but a lot of money -- but he's ashamed of the way that he got it, and so he constantly tries to call himself an "[[SmallNameBigEgo Entertainment Producer]]" instead of a wrestling producer, which is what I am and is the business that I got into, and I'm proud of. He didn't think that anyone in Madison Square Garden would recognize who [[Wrestling/MickFoley Cactus Jack]] was, and he comes out and has a standing ovation from the crowd. And he didn't think that Madison Square Garden (and by the way, [[SlobsVersusSnobs New York's the center of the universe]] to these people) would know who Wrestling/TerryFunk is. In 1997. Just because he's one of the most famous wrestlers who's ever worked in the past 30 years. And of course he comes out to "TER-RY! TER-RY! TER-RY!"''
-->--'''Wrestling/JimCornette''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTic9zQyk6o on]] {{Wrestling/WWE}} Creative

->'''Jay:''' Everyone had different ideas about what the new ECW should be. Wretling/PaulHeyman said that the original ECW was about predicting the future trends of wrestling i.e. hardcore wrestling before it went mainstream in the Wrestling/AttitudeEra, and that wouldn't work in 2006. He wanted a [[WorkedShoot staged shoot]]-type style; kind like [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor ROH]] but with more characters... pretty much what [[Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} NXT]] is now, actually. {{Wrestling/Vince|McMahon}} and WWE producer Kevin Dunn quickly shot ''[[ItWillNeverCatchOn that]]'' down. Dunn said that that [simpleton voice] ''"uhh, new ECW couldn't succeed with WWE superstars!"'' and pushed for it to be basically just a third brand. {{Creator/SyFy}}, they didn't want just another wrestlin telecast; they wanted a freakin' monster mash, science-fiction style wrasslin' show.\\
'''Steve:''' Which would've been WAY better than this.\\
'''Jay:''' They wanted Wrestling/TheUndertaker, they wanted Wrestling/{{Kane}}, {{Wrestling/Boogeyman}}, y'know, that kind otherworldly, [[GimmickMatches highly-gimmicked]] character. WWE were ''not'' giving away Kane and Taker to the C-Show -- they weren't doing ''that'' kind of hokey shit -- so compromises had to be made. What ''did'' we get? [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Let's find out.]]
-->--'''''WebVideo/OSWReview''''' [[http://oswreview.com/media/oswreview41/ on]] {{Wrestling/ECW}} on Sci-Fi


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->''All we ever want is [[CreativeDifferences indecision]]\\
All we really like is [[FollowTheLeader what we know]]\\
Gotta balance style with [[StrictlyFormula adherence]]\\
Making sure we make a good appearance\\
Even if you simply have to fudge it\\
Make sure that it stays [[NoBudget within our budget]]''
-->-- The [[DarkReprise Stressed Reprise]] of "Stitching it Together (Art of the Dress)," ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

->'''Guano:''' But... but you said you'd never tamper with my creative vision.\\
'''Ozu:''' (''Calmly'') I didn't tamper... (''angrily'') ''I lit it on fire -- and danced on the ashes!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''


[[folder:Real Life]]

->''"I'm sick to death of being fucked about by men in suits sitting on their fat arses in the City!"''
-->-- '''Music/JohnLennon''', expressing his frustration over Music/TheBeatles not legally owning their own songs ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Songs long story...]])

->''"There is no idea so good it can't be ruined by a few well-placed idiots."''
-->-- '''Creator/ScottAdams'''

->''"I would like to relay an editorial comment that I received near the end of my time writing the ''Dark Knight [[{{Comicbook/New52}} New 52]]'' series. In one scene, I had written that Batman is sitting on a rooftop during an intense conversation, close to a person who has been injured. The editorial comment: 'We're not sure you are "getting" the character because it's common knowledge that Batman [[AlwaysOnDuty never sits down]].'"''
-->--'''Paul Jenkins'''

->''"If I was one of the core ''Spider-Man'' writers, I'd probably be pissed as hell if I was being flooded with long-winded memos from my editor in chief, my fellow writers, some [[EnsignNewbie overeager assistant editor kid]], a [[BotheringByTheBook continuity cop]], and "[[ProfessionalButtKisser outside]]" writers, all detailing what I should be writing in my book... If the editorial staff was not going to let the writers do the writing, or wanted to write the books themselves, with little-to-no-input from the writers, then there was no reason for the writers to be there, other than to just do exactly what they were told and collect a paycheck. And that's a lousy situation for any writer who wants to be more than just a hack."''
-->--'''Editor/Writer Glenn Greenberg''' on ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''

->''"With making a film, it's like trying to create a tune in the shower, while you have a hundred people singing around you."''
-->'''Creator/AlfonsoCuaron''' on making ''Film/{{Gravity}}''

->''"After I turned in my next-to-last draft'' [for ''Film/TheCore''], ''the executives looked at me, very seriously, hand on knee, low subdued tones:'' 'John, we really like this last draft, but one thing bugs us. The whole idea of the north and south pole switching places -- [[RealityIsUnrealistic it's WAY over the top and unbelievable]]. It just reeks of bullshit.'\\\
''Deep breath. Okay, I shrug. What did you have in mind?''\\\
'Welllll, how about ... [[FrickinLaserBeams A GIANT LASER THAT SHOOTS INTO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH!]]'\\\
''... This, by the way, is why screenwriting pays so well. They don't pay me to write. [[DoingItForTheArt I'd write for free]]. They pay me NOT to [[TalkToTheFist punch people in the neck.]]"''
-->-- '''[[http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2006/02/watch-my-other-awful-movie-adaptation.html?showComment=1141100368536#c114110036853202234 John Rogers]]'''

->''"What you have to remember is that in the movies there are two types of people 1) the directors, artists, actors and so on who have to do things and are often quite human and 2) [[AndTheRest the other lifeforms]]. Unfortunately you have to deal with the other lifeforms first. It is impossible to exaggerate their baleful stupidity."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''', after a ''{{Discworld/Mort}}'' movie deal falls apart when execs ask him to "[[ComicallyMissingThePoint lose the Death angle]]"

->''"I spent a year of very determined effort on something I was very excited about, working very closely with Creator/StevenSpielberg and coming up with a result that I and he felt was terrific. He wanted to direct it as his next movie, and then suddenly the whole thing goes down in flames because Creator/GeorgeLucas doesn’t like the script...I said, 'You have a fantastic script. I think you’re insane, George.' You can say things like that to George, and [[CheshireCatGrin he doesn’t even blink.]] He’s one of [[TooCleverByHalf the most stubborn]] men I know."''
-->--'''Frank Darabont''' on the making of ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''

->''"Shows work best when there is a single vision, and I work best when I can look at a show and I say, 'I get it.' And then when 'I get it', it's really, completely clear to me and I can tell you what any character would do in any given moment--even the aberrations in character... Obviously, a different show was sold to different markets, which is why'd get different notes form the Germans and the French, and they'd be totally different shows from what (the executive producer) and I thought we were doing. And so you'd try to make adjustments. And you really [[MoodWhiplash can't be everything to everybody.]] There needs to be one clear vision of what it is, to make it work."''
-->--'''David Abramowitz''' on the (horrific) shooting of ''{{Franchise/Highlander}}: The Raven''

->'''Creator/GeneRoddenberry:''' ''(throws back script)'' We’re not doing it.\\
'''Ira Behr:''' Why?\\
'''Gene:''' Captain Picard is JohnWayne. And John Wayne is not afraid of growing old or becoming an admiral. He isn’t afraid of anything.\\
'''Ira:''' Hold on a second, Gene: I happen to be quite a fan of John Wayne, and I can show you '''tons''' of his best movies where he’s afraid, where he has doubts, where he’s conflicted--\\
'''Gene:''' [[KnowNothingKnowItAll No, no. That’s not the John Wayne I’m talking about]]. I’m talking about ''John Wayne''. That’s who Picard is. There is no problem! If they made him an admiral, he’d just go, “Fine! I’m an admiral! And that’s just the way it is and I’m not gonna worry about it. And I’ll just do it! Everything’s good!” This story will never get done.\\
'''Ira:''' Okay…\\
'''Gene:''' But I really like this pleasure planet idea! Here’s what I wanna see… [[TestosteronePoisoning We’re going to get him laid.]] And this is what I want. We’re going to get him laid and we’re going to really show this pleasure planet.
-->--Ira Behr on leaving ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Resistance is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek''

->''"I play a ''Star Trek'' engineer. The line is written,'' 'That oughta do it.' ''This was [[SpearCarrier just one line in the script]], that oughta do it. ''Every single solitary time'' in rehearsal, I said,'' 'Well, that oughta do it.'\\\
''They start to light the set, the script supervisor comes up to me:'' 'Are you changing the line?' ''I said,'' 'Whaddya mean?' She goes, [='=]'''Are you changing the line?'''[='=] 'Wha--? Aren't I saying the line right?' ''She says,'' 'The line is 'That oughta do it'; you're saying [='=]''WELL'' that oughta do it.' Are you changing the line? If you are, I have to call up to the production office and get it approved.' ''And I literally said,'' '..You're kidding me, right?' ''(I thought I was being punk'd by Ira.) And I was like,'' 'shyeah, right. You serious?' ''She was like,'' 'I'm totally serious.' ''I said,'' 'ARE YOU SERIOUS?!'\\\
...''And it took me ''out'' of that scene. All I'm thinking is,'' "'''Don't say 'well'!'''" Don't change it, [[MistakenForProfound it's like Shakespeare!]]' ''It was ''really'' weird."''
-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB22jSda0WA Bill Mumy]]''' on his guest role in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''

->''"When casting ended on ''Voyager'', all the actors were invited by executive producer Rick Berman to attend [[BadNewsInAGoodWay a congratulatory luncheon]]. It was during this lunch that Berman informed us that he expected all actors portraying human roles to follow his decree. He told us that we were to underplay our human characters. He wanted our line delivery to be as military -- and subsequently devoid of emotion -- as possible, since this, in his opinion, was the only way to make the aliens look real... It is a little-known fact that during the first season, Mulgrew's Janeway had a teary eye on more than one occasion, only to be vetoed by the producers and covered up with a re-shoot. If you can allow Captain Picard to [[InelegantBlubbering bawl his eyes out]] for 10 minutes over the death of his relatives in the opening of the film ''[[Film/StarTrekGenerations Generations]]'', then how on earth can you not allow Captain Janeway the chance to show some genuine emotion?"''
-->-- '''Garret Wang''' on his ''Star Trek: Voyager'' experience

->''"'[[{{Newspeak}} Creative Reasons]]' has been an Executive Bullshit excuse for DECADES. It IS financial. AJ is a dreamboat. And yes, I am hurt, too."''
-->-- '''[[Series/CriminalMinds Paget Brewster]]''' in a [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweet]] after finding out that her and AJ Cook's parts were being eliminated

->''"To explain how it all began, let's back up a bit and look at what had been going on behind the scenes between Wrestling/RicFlair and {{Wrestling/WCW}} Vice President Jim Herd. Herd felt that Flair, at forty-two years old, was over the hill and ought to be replaced. He even went so far as to claim that Flair should cut his trademark bleached-blonde hair, wear an earring, and change his name to Spartacus. Perhaps most of all, however, he didn't care for Flair's contract, the highest-paying in the company. The animosity wasn't one-sided, however, as Flair didn't see Herd as anything more than a corporate suit. And indeed, looking at his employment history, that's exactly what he was: Herd had been a higher-up at Pizza Hut prior to his arrival at Turner [Broadcasting]. Obviously, [[PointyHairedBoss the two businesses were radically different]], and Herd had a tough time grasping some of the basic concepts of pro wrestling, including the notion that WCW fans would pay to see Ric Flair perform. Considering all of this, the fact that Herd offered Flair a contract renewal that basically cut his pay in half should have come as little surprise. Flair's response, inviting Herd [[TakeThisJobAndShoveIt to ram said contract up his rectum]], wasn't exactly a shocker either...Herd was fired--sadly before his desire to create a pair of hunchback wrestlers could come to fruition. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Honest to God, that's one of the things he wanted to do.]]"''
-->--'''R. D. Reynolds''' and '''Bryan Alvarez''', ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW''

->''"A gaggle of new producers micromanaged every aspect of the show, certain they knew what worked on the network better than the original cast and creative team."''
-->--'''''[[Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory What Were They Thinking? The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History]]''''', on how FX's ''Breakfast Time'' was meddled with when it moved to FOX and became ''FOX After Breakfast''

->''"Ed was all about showing off the ENTIRE [[ForgottenRealms Realms]], so [=DMs=] would early on really feel what it was like to have [[HungryJungle steamy jungles]] AND [[SlippySlideyIceWorld howling glaciers]], {{pirate}}s in the tropics and [[GrimUpNorth grim northern warriors]], etc etc ad infinitum.\\\
Ed would have given us a Mirt doing nasty mercantile swindling in the streets and back alleys novel, a Dabron Sashenstar exploring hitherto unchartered wilderness novel, a novel [[SympatheticPOV from the point of view of elder dragons]] trying to fight off human incursions into their domains novel, a dwarves fighting internally to either promote or resist change that's being forced upon them by humans, a "what life is like down in Undermountain" novel, a "traitor amongst The Simbul's apprentices" novel, a "growing up as an enslaved, beautiful, ambitious female in Thay" novel, and so on and on.\\\
Yes, ALL of those were outlined in Ed's plans. Ed never intended the Realms to be a place of [[SpotlightStealingSquad signature characters]] and concentrating on the Knights or anyone else. He wanted it more like Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}}, where recurring characters can show up in any book, but each book tells a story all its own.\\\
Sigh. So much lost . . ."''
-->-- '''[[http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13186&whichpage=33#296519 The Hooded One]]''', Lady Herald of [[ForgottenRealms Realmslore]].