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There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.

There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.

I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest. ---->>>

Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it. ---->>>

Don't let anybody tell you different, man: The main goal in life careerwise should always be to try to get paid to simply be yourself. ---->>>

I grew up in a pretty gay world - my brother's gay and he's been married to a man for 20 years, which is like 60 in straight-people years. ---->>>

Everybody's got one killer story. It doesn't take talent to tell that story, it just takes experience. ---->>>

Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks. ---->>>

Dudes know I'm not a threat. Chicks know I'm not a threat. ---->>>

I saw Richard Linklater's film 'Slacker' for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope. ---->>>

People like to set the bar high. I like to put the bar on the ground and barely step over it. I like to keep the expectations really low. ---->>>

The first few films I made didn't look good at all, and I wasn't trying to make them look good. People dig 'em because they like the content. ---->>>

When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express. ---->>>

I know what it feels like to carry a lot of weight in a society that's very image-conscious. It's a thin person's world, and we try to navigate within it without being made fun of. ---->>>

Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. ---->>>

The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.

The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out. That's why I'm always hoping society never collapses because the first ones to go will be entertainers.

Generally, I wake up, honestly it's creepy, but I wake up around 4:20. ---->>>

It's taken me 15 years to step behind a camera and make something everyone agrees looks like a movie. ---->>>

I feel like if you're in Jersey, you have to be a Jersey Devils fan. Anybody born within the confines of the border of the state of New Jersey, I feel, should be a Jersey Devils fan. ---->>>

You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.

You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.

I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books. ---->>>

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. In fact, maybe that's really it. In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. ---->>>

In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all. ---->>>

The writer crafts their ideal world. In my world, everyone has really long conversations or just picks apart pop culture to death and everyone talks in monologue. ---->>>

I say what other people won't. ---->>>

If you grow up fat, you have to try harder. ---->>>

I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience. ---->>>

I always wanted to see if I could sell a movie to the public without doing any marketing because my philosophy was like, 'Hey man, I'm reaching my audience everyday. I'm twittering with them. I'm in direct contact with them on the podcast.' ---->>>

And George Carlin was a guy that the more he aged the younger he seemed. ---->>>

I'd see movies, comedies, and I loved 'Animal House', I loved all the John Hughes stuff, but I never saw me and my friends totally represented. ---->>>

It's too expensive, that's the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That's not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not. ---->>>

I liked hockey, and I still like hockey. ---->>>

I've always kind of ripped from real life to some degree or at least how I'm feeling in the moment. ---->>>

If there was no Internet, my career would have ended in 1995. ---->>>

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. ---->>>

It's like a dream come true. When somebody is paying you to talk about yourself, you've won. ---->>>

It's silly that anyone in this world tells you that there are only certain people that can marry you. ---->>>

Oh, I'm online all the time now. I'm not an outdoorsy type. ---->>>

Other filmmakers make their movies and put them out and that's that. For me, for some odd reason, it goes deeper than that. ---->>>

So I know how I watch movies which is on my laptop, man. And that's how I suspect a lot of people do it. ---->>>

The older you get, the more you realize you cannot win on the Internet. ---->>>

And the podcasting - I swear to you - on its worst day, the podcasts are better than our best films. Because they're more imaginative, and there's no artifice, and it's far more real. ---->>>

I think: 'Wouldn't it be great to work with Bill Murray?' And then I'm like, 'You know what, just appreciate Bill Murray from afar, don't find out that maybe he's not the dude you want to work with.' ---->>>

It's kind of debatable whether or not the advertisement model is effective. Like whether Nielsen works. For years, Nielsen has been based on sampling. It's not like an electronic bullet that hits your house that tells the people at networks at all times what you're watching. ---->>>

If you're lucky, you go from being a movie fan to a movie maker. ---->>>

Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved. ---->>>

I just love movies, so suddenly, you're political about movies, and that's dark. It's just not fun when something you love becomes calculated. ---->>>

In Hollywood you just fail upwards. ---->>>

You know, comics and movies, even if you take a comic and turn it into a movie, we can't all be Joss Whedon. ---->>>

All these people who say success changes people; well, no, it just magnifies what's there. ---->>>

Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up. ---->>>

People wanted more advice. So I finally thought I could totally put this advice into a book. ---->>>

When you're a filmmaker you're part of a very expensive art form. ---->>>

From now on, any flick I'm ever involved with, I conduct critics screenings thusly: 'You wanna see it early to review it? Fine: pay like you would if you saw it next week.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-02, 1970
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.
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Occupation: Director

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author, and podcaster. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy film Clerks (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob of stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob (wikipedia)