Here are a couple of good (brief) quotes from Hal Hartley – who is one of my favourite directors. These quotes were found on Way Down Here:
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. If you make a chair, you want to make a nice chair. You want people to admire it. I think doing something well is a form of respect for humanity in general.
Depending on what’s happening in my life at a given time, I aspire towards solitude. Your stupidity quotient is obviously lower when you’re by yourself.