Loving this interview with Steven Soderbergh
All of this interview with Steven Soderbergh in Vulture is so good but I loved this quote so much that I stopped reading to post it:
I was watching one of those iconoclast shows on the Sundance Channel. Jamie Oliver said Paul Smith had told him something he hadn’t understood until very recently: “I’d rather be No. 2 forever than No. 1 for a while.” Just make stuff and don’t agonize over it. Stop worrying about being No. 1. I see a lot of people getting paralyzed by the response to their work, the imagined result. It’s like playing a Jedi mind trick on yourself, and Smith is right. That’s the way I’ve always approached films, the way I approach everything. Just make ’em.
Exactly how I feel. I’d rather be No. 100 forever. Or No. 1000.