I'm not necessarily one for posting inspirational quotes. There is plenty of that on the web. However, when you are in a specific headspace regarding a certain issue, and you come across something addressing the same concern, it can be really loud. And you simply must share.
On creative satisfaction:
Are you creatively satisfied?
Never. I don’t think there’s been a moment in my life when I’ve been creatively satisfied. Maybe there’s a sliver of creative satisfaction in the moment between when I have an idea and when I have to make the idea: I have an idea, it’s in my brain, and it’s perfect. As soon as I start making it in the real world, all satisfaction goes out the window and will never return. No matter what I do, the thing I make will be different than what I had in mind; there’s the original fantasy and the final execution.
On making a buck and sticking to your guns:
You have to balance doing what you want with making a buck, which is hard. But if you do what you love and keep that as a goal in your work, you’ll find that people will eventually come to you for it. Instead of you going to them for money, they’ll come to you with money and hire you for who you are.”