“The things I did because I was excited and wanted them to exist in reality have never let me down and I’ve never regretted the time I spent on any of them” – Neil Gaiman
While I’ve never read anything by Neil Gaiman – I feel a strong kinship towards him (of course I’ve seen his Dr. Who episode). One of my college housemates was an unbelievably huge fan. So huge he would immediately notify the entire house of Neil Gaiman sightings (not terribly unlikely where I went to school).
There are times, even 15 years in, that I still consider myself an artist. That I also feel some camaraderie for those choosing a career as an artist. This commencement speech from Neil Gaiman was one of those times.
“I don’t see programming as a job, I see it as a creative act.” – Dave Winer