[[folder:Comic Books]]
-> ''Marville'' does not have the stuff that makes for top-selling comics, but it does explore the origin and meaning of life, so I thought it was worth a six-issue series. And, because I’m president of Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}, [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem I could ignore the bean counters and publish]] ''[[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem Marville]]'' [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem without regard for minimum sales projections and margin requirements]].
-->-- '''Bill Jemas''', ''ComicBook/{{Marville}} #6''


[[folder:Web Animation]]

->Sometimes I think the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise is like Creator/JimCarrey in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'': It’s this loud wacky dipshit in dire need of an editor who lives in the little world of his own surrounded by people reassuring him that “No, ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots MGS4]]'' was totally a touching emotional character drama, especially when the funny man did the big poo in his pants”. And every now and again someone tries to parachute in wearing a t-shirt saying "''[[{{Narm}} EVERYONE'S TAKING THE PISS]]''" but get swiftly bundled out of sight by a dogwalker and [[CashCowFranchise a Sony executive.]]
--> -- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''

->Say what you like about big publishers, but at least their drones have demonstrated agreed-professionalism before they can donate their souls to the mothership, whereas the only guarantee with a Website/{{Kickstarter}} project is that lots of people want it.
--> -- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/MightyNo9''

->We know what happens when the [[ExecutiveMeddling publisher shits the bed]], but what about when the ''developer'' earns the displeasure of the hotel chambermaid? When they are given too much development time as opposed to too little? As the publisher comforts themselves with the knowledge that even Creator/StanleyKubrick once took one hundred and seventy takes of the same scene, wilfully ignoring the fact that while Stanley Kubrick was a flighty auteur genius the same behaviour pattern can also be displayed by an incompetent spod with no planning skills and an indirectly proportional ego.
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' (again) on John Romero and ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}'', and this trope in general.

[[folder:Web Original]]

->Given that his plot ideas for the sequel included gems like ''“Spock shoots JFK”'', perhaps shuffling Roddenberry [[PointyHairedBoss as far from influence as humanly possible]] was a shrewd decision, as the studio pushed him into a generic (and neutered) [[KickedUpstairs “consultant”]] role.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/08/06/non-review-review-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''

->I imagine this was largely because Tim Burton ended every conversation with 'F*** you, [[AwesomeEgo I’m Tim F***ing Burton]] and I can do whatever I want.'
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' on ''{{Film/Batman}}''

->I would still like to see [[Creator/DavidLynch Jennifer Lynch]] direct a movie without that terrible screenwriter she always drags along also coincidentially named Jennifer Lynch.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/surveillance-2008-jennifer-chambers-lynch/ on]] ''Surveillance'' (2008)

->I remember being quite miffed after watching 90 minutes of generally badly judged television and wondering how Creator/RussellTDavies could have got it so wrong.
-->--'''[[http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5386390949828958591&postID=6384766376348952377&isPopup=true Joe Ford]]''' on ''{{Series/Torchwood}}'', [[{{Recap/TorchwoodS1E1EverythingChanges}} "Everything Changes"]]

->"Hey, I was right. All of the higher-ups who said the show was too weird, or that not enough people watched it, or that I was more obsessed with making obscure references than I was with telling stories and, occasionally, jokes -- that was [[IgnoredEpiphany ALL HORSESHIT]]. I never should have doubted myself. '''''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy And I never will again]]'''''."
-->--'''Website/{{Cracked}}''', ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-artists-who-should-probably-just-take-break-while_p2/ 4 Artists Who Should Probably Just Take a Break for a While]]''

->If Kojima had his way, Solid Snake would have been over 40, slow, and… 'dandy'. I don’t know if you know what dandy means, but it refers to being fashionable and concerned with appearances. Would he have been the kind of guy who checks himself out in the mirror and combs his hair after a fight? Maybe he’d say stuff like ''Watch the shoes, kid''.
-->--'''Terry Wolf''', [[http://metagearsolid.org/2012/06/part-iii-mgs2-a-complete-breakdown/5/ "The Selfish Meme"]]


[[folder:Web Video]]

->'''[[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]]:''' I guess Peter Molyneux's problem is that he didn't really belong in a world with no parameters.\\
'''Gabriel:''' Yes, the classic problem: If you have loads of energy and infinite dreams, you '''need''' parameters.\\
'''Yahtzee:''' Parameters promote creativity, and with the parameters he was given in 2-D, he could make stuff like... ''VideoGame/ThemePark'' and ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper''!\\
'''Gabriel:''' ''{{VideoGame/Populous}}''!\\
'''Yahtzee:''' But when he was given ''no'' parameters--or near as no parameters as you can get when gaming technology developed--he was making ''{{VideoGame/Fable}}''; and suddenly his role in gaming, which was to make the most of what we had, was obsolete.
-->--''LetsPlay/LetsDrownOut'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TydBiQaXm8g on]] Creator/PeterMolyneux


[[folder:Real Life]]

->3) When I'm Famous, I Won't Have to Deal with Editors\\
This doesn't happen often. If you are lucky, it will never happen to you.
--> -- '''[[http://crossedgenres.com/archives/001/common-misconceptions-about-editors-by-david-kudler/ "Common Misconceptions About Editors" by David Kudler]]'''

->No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.
-->--'''Harold Bloom'''

->This is my ''Franchise/MetalGear'', and I can destroy it if I want to.
-->--'''Creator/HideoKojima''' on [[http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-final-hours-of-metal-gear-solid-2-sons-of-liberty/1100-6376810/ a grumpy day]]

->Totalitarian? Creator/TheBBC? Seriously? The other day I had to BEG a meeting with [[=BBC1=] controller] Jay Hunt, just so I could explain what we're spending all her money on in ''Series/DoctorWho''. She said it all sounded very nice and sent me off to play.\\\
That's more than creative freedom, that's being turned loose in the wild. Frankly, I'm scared and want someone to tell me what to do. I might even have an epiphany.
--> -- '''Creator/StevenMoffat''' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/16/tv-writers-support-bbc-drama tells it like it is.]]

->It's my job to find potential in things that might not on the surface seem to have any, and it is their job to be skeptical and question all ideas to make sure they measure up.
--> -- '''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Mark Rosewater]]'''

->I have a very good track record when it comes to [[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic]] design. I have designed numerous very popular sets. I have designed a lot of successful cards and mechanics. I have probably been responsible for more innovations in ''Magic'' design than any other designer in history. You know one of the worst things R&D could probably do—just let me do whatever I want.
-->-- '''[[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/mm/125 Mark Rosewater]]'''

->Before the public sees any syndicated cartoons, they're first screened by an editor or two for potential [[DudeNotFunny problems]]. And editors, I'm convinced, have saved my career many times by their decisions ''not'' to publish certain cartoons.
-->--'''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson]]'''

->"Speaking as a freelancer, some of us have really boneheaded ideas that need to be challenged and changed. One writer, for instance, wanted there to be 3,000 Solars, 3,000 Lunars, 1,000 Sidereals and over a million [Dragon-Blooded], all destroyed in the Three Spheres Cataclysm at the end of the Primordial War. The remaining Celestials in Creation wandered around acting like, quote, "Billy Badass," oblivious to the fact that they'd be paste next to the Primordials."\\\
"He needed to be reminded that the name of the game is ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', not ''You're a Useless Bitch Next to the Yozis''."
--> -- '''Neall Raemonn Price'''

->I discovered that editing is really another word for someone ruthlessly tearing apart your work with a big smile, all the while telling you that it will make the book so much better. And it did, though it felt like splinters of hot bamboo being driven into my tender eyeballs.
--> -- '''Creator/ChristopherPaolini''', on the editing of ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eragon]]''

->Aw, and he was so ''[[SmallNameBigEgo underappreciated.]]'' He wasn't given the ''credit'' that he deserved, that he was ''responsible'' for. Nobody ''recognized'' him. You know what they're 'recognizing' now? What Vince Russo's shit looks like when he didn't have Vince [=McMahon=] standing over him saying, 'You know, [[SturgeonsLaw those twenty-four ideas are real bullshit]], but I'll take ''this'' good one.
-->--'''Wrestling/JimCornette''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMm0Alg0bvs on]] Wrestling/VinceRusso

->It's telling that when a filmmaker succeeds in running his own studio, it's because he's learned to let his inner businessman veto his inner artiste. [[Creator/FrancisFordCoppola Coppola]] ran Zoetrope with his heart. It nearly destroyed him. Creator/StevenSpielberg runs Creator/DreamWorks with his brain, a decision that leads to much healthier returns on investment.
--> -- '''Creator/NathanRabin''', [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/my-year-of-flops-case-file-95-one-from-the-heart,10133/ My Year Of Flops #95: One From The Heart]]

->Bob just thought the Antichrist was [[DoingItForTheArt trying to destroy his art.]] They were well-meaning people who wanted him to get what he deserved, which was a big commercial hit. But when it came down to the art or the money, he was with the art.
-->--'''Robert Dornhelm''', on Creator/RobertAltman's insistence on editing his own films

->When you are young and unsuccessful, you suffer for art's sake. When you are old and successful, art suffers for your sake.
--> -- '''[[http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?70434-Why-do-I-keep-doing-this Solatium]]'''