->''The Cabalists who celebrated this mysterium,\\
This vast creature, named it {{Golem}}.\\
Perhaps there was an error in the word\\
Or in the articulation of the Sacred Name;\\
In spite of the highest esoteric arts\\
This apprentice of man did not learn to speak.''\\\
''The rabbi watched it tenderly but\\
With some horror. How (he said)\\
Could I engender this laborious son?\\
Better to have done nothing, this is insanity."''
-->--'''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges''', '[[http://blog.jamzik.com/2006/11/borges-golem.html The Golem]]Ė 1958



->''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''
-->-- '''Music/FiveIronFrenzy''', "Never Ask Us to Play This"


[[folder:Web Video]]

->The thing about fan [[DVDCommentary commentary]] is that itís pretty-much always going to be [[GushingAboutShowsYouLike cheerleading]], 'cause thatís what defines a fan, whereas the developer ten years down the line might have some interesting self-criticism with the benefit of hindsight. 99% of creators claim to loathe everything they made more than five years ago, and the remaining 1% are liars.
-->-- '''Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw''', ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'', "VideoGame/HalfLife2 Update - Gravity Gun vs Modern [[FirstPersonShooter FPS]]"


[[folder:Real Life]]

->Surely I've written better things.
-->--'''Music/LudwigVanBeethoven''' on "Moonlight Sonata"

->I shrivel up every time someone mentions ''[[Film/StarWarsANewHope Star Wars]]'' to me.

->You know, it's funny how wrong an artist can be about his own work. The one composition of [[Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky Tchaikovsky's]] that he really detested was his '[[Theatre/TheNutcracker Nutcracker Suite]]', which is probably the most popular thing he ever wrote.
-->--'''Deems Taylor''', ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''[[note]][[{{Irony}} A film which was itself a victim of this trope.]][[/note]]

->... in terms of that film I was embarrassed. I was ashamed of the work, and I was grateful that I had the power to contain it all, and never let anyone see it. It was bad, bad, bad. It [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime could have been wonderful]], but I slipped up. I didn't quite get it and I didn't quite have enough sense to find out why I'm doing it and maybe there would be an answer.
-->-- '''Creator/JerryLewis''', when asked if he'd ever release ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried''

->If you thought you were sick of [[MemeticMutation the memes]], I was sick of it way ahead of you. For instance, cake. I've had enough [[TheCakeIsALie cake jokes]].
-->-- '''Erik Wolpaw''', writer for ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''

->Congratulations, you've just bought our worst album!
-->-- '''Music/ElvisCostello''', in the liner notes to a reissue of ''Goodbye, Cruel World''.

->"The second season I'm not even going to mention because that really wasn't the show. The first season was definitely the show."
-->-- '''Creator/JessicaAlba''' during the commentary for the ''Series/DarkAngel'' season one finale.

->[[TroubledProduction A year ago]] I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. [[ExecutiveMeddling You'll probably never see it.]] [[CreatorBreakdown That's reality though.]]
-->-- '''Josh Trank''', shortly before the release of his reboot of ''Film/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}''.

->"[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull We botched Indy.]]"

->"So What" or ''Music/KindOfBlue'', they were done in that era, the right hour, the right day, and it happened. It's over [...]. What I used to play with Music/BillEvans, all those different modes, and substitute chords, we had the energy then and we liked it. But I have no feel for it anymoreóit's more like warmed-over turkey.

->There's a lot of rubbish on ''Satanic Majesties''. Just too much time on our hands, too many drugs, no producer to tell us, "Enough already, thank you very much, now can we just get on with this song?" Anyone let loose in the studio will produce stuff like that. There was simply too much hanging around. It's like believing everything you do is great and not having any editing.
-->--'''Mick Jagger''' of Music/TheRollingStones on ''Their Satanic Majesties Request''

->Anime was a mistake. It's nothing but trash.
-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Falsely attributed]] to '''Creator/HayaoMiyazaki''' (although a similar comment that Miyazaki actually made can be found over on the [[Quotes/ArtistDisillusionment quotes page]] for ArtistDisillusionment)

->The worst fucking song that I have ever heard.
-->--'''Music/FrankSinatra''' on ''Strangers in the Night''