Marcello Mastroianni was once asked how many films he had been in. The great actor thought a moment and said, « I’m not sure– over a hundred. » The interviewer then asked « How many of those films were any good? » Mastroianni said, « A few– ten maybe. » « But why would you spend years making bad films? Why not wait till a good script comes along and then make one that’s worthy? » Smiling and unaffected by the insult, Mastroianni asked the journalist, « Do you like what you do? Do you like writing? » The journalist said yes. « Well, I like acting. I would rather act than not act. Why should I sit around waiting for a good script when in the meantime I can be doing what I like now? Do you wait until only good article assignments come before you write? I doubt it. If you like to write then you write the best way you know how about everything. Some of it is good and some of it is bad. But all of it is what you want to do with your life. »
Pourquoi le pommier fait-il des pommes?