Martin Scorsese on Protecting Your Inspiration

"…cutting through all the technology and cutting through all the cultural fads, the fashion, the one thing you can rely on—the one thing that has to be protected—is that initial inspirational spark you had when you first decided that you wanted to express yourself through the moving image. That’s very hard to protect. It can be chipped away at over the years. You may have to do things that you don’t necessarily want to do. But you still have to protect that initial inspiration. Ultimately, it’s just you and that. Nothing else matters."

Martin Scorsese

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