"You know it's funny how... wrong an artist can be about his own work. The one composition of Tchaikovsky's that he really detested was his 'Nutcracker Suite', which is probably the most popular thing he ever wrote."
—Deems Taylor, Fantasia
"I've come to hate my own creation. Now I know how God feels."
—Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
"If you thought you were sick of the memes, I was sick of it way ahead of you. For instance, cake. I've had enough cake jokes."
—Erik Wolpaw, writer for Portal
If you could ever find it in your hearts,
if you could ever think to find some sympathy,
never ask us to play this song,
or that song about our pants, or our kitty doggy.
Never ask us to play "Godzilla" or "Shut Up"
or that song we haven't written yet about that time we did some stuff.
— Five Iron Frenzy, "Never Ask Us to Play This"
"Congratulations, you've just bought our worst album!"
— Elvis Costello, in the liner notes to a reissue of Goodbye, Cruel World.