"I can’t stand adulation because that’s the way dictators are born… It is gratifying when audiences respond positively to your work. But you’ve got to put that out of your head. It’s a terrible thing. I mean, I hate power. I hate it. I often act very idiotic really because I don’t want people to start hanging on to everything that I say because it’s a pain in the ass."
John Cassavetes, Cassavetes on Cassavetes