Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) speaking to a group of young people:
Unless you're a madman, you can't make do in the art fields. You've got to be inspired and mad and excited, and love it more than anything else in the world. And the hell with the relatives! And if any girl doesn't like what you're doing, out of your life! And if any of your friends, your male friends, make fun of you, to hell with them — out, out! And you get rid of all the relatives at once, immediately. No more Thanksgiving dinners! But it has to be this kind of, "My God, I've got to do it! I've simply got to do it!" And if you're not this excited, you can't win.
Terry Sanders (producer, director), Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer [incorrectly attributed on archive.org to David L. Wolper], Wolper Productions, 1963 (5:40–6:17). (Not currently listed in the extensive Internet Movie Database filmography, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0761739/, accessed 20120607.)