"Now the downside of it is that there's always some jerk-off who stands in judgement of what you do. The harshest criticisms always seem to come from those who truly have no idea what you are doing, truly have no gifts of their own and are just plain pissed off that you are happy and happily plying your craft.

That is, of course, unless you're making the world a little more ugly. Then that type of person will gladly hold your hand and dance through a shit-filled sewer proclaiming that you, just like they, see not only how awful it all is, but take pleasure in the celebration of it.

But somewhere early on, I came to understand that any asshole can see how terrible things are. That didn't take any skill."

From the intro to the movie "Local Color".

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

"Anytime a vendor tells you 'Hey, there's a problem with our stuff; you really want to fix it,' that's a clue that there's a problem with their stuff and you really want to fix it." - Ranum