"What I shit is better than anything you could think up."
—Ludwig van Beethoven, responding to critics of his bombastic overture "Wellington's Victory."
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better."
"Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts."
"It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one."
"Iím vile. Full of myself. Pompous, and dismissing all the writers of the old show as lazy hacks. Dear God, I blush, I cringe, I creep. I walked out of the interview high on my own genius, and wrote Chalk, one of the most loathed and derided sitcoms in the history of the form. The thing about life is, you can always rely on it to administer a good slap when required."
— Steven Moffat, on a controversial interview in which he derides many aspects of 1960s Doctor Who.