I love this quote from this Quentin Tarantino article (via Kottke):
"Here’s the thing I had in my life: I never had to worry that I was gonna die before I made a movie. God had put me on earth to do this thing — he’s not going to take me out before I can do it. To me, writing the dialogue is so easy, I actually feel sort of a fraud for taking credit for it, even though I’m protective of it; I feel like it’s some sort of God antenna. I grew up in LA, and I loved earthquakes — I didn’t care if they happened in the morning, the afternoon, the evening. I didn’t get out of bed; I’d surf the earthquake. God didn’t put me on the earth to die in an earthquake. After Pulp Fiction, maybe I could go. "