'E.T.' was the movie that made me want to make movies in the first place, and it was the first movie that made me focus on writing instead of what happens in the movie.
I once pitched this show that was just like 'Quantum Leap,' in terms of the set-up, and I got a pass because they said 'Quantum Leap' didn't work, even though it was on for six or seven seasons. You can't say 'Quantum Leap' didn't work!
Hollywood would make a holocaust an animated comedy if people would pay to see it; they don't care... they just want your money.
I like that conventions want me to appear and festivals want me to come speak because they like the climate I attract. It's a good feeling.