“Six days left for the Happy Baby movie campaign. Nothing to do now but swim as hard as we can to shore. In the Lefsetz letter this morning Bob said, ‘It’s a thin line between success and failure.’ I get that. He was talking about being open to failure, that you can’t play it safe when making art. The thing about that is you will likely fail. A lot. I think to be successful you have to be good at failure.
“I always feel I’m in a race against my own enthusiasm. That’s why I don’t wait for things. That’s why I intend on shooting my next movie in March or April (actors willing) and starting pre-production in earnest in January. But there’s that other race, too, the race against your dreams, against our own capacity for change. I’ve never liked it when people say, It’s never too late. That’s a great thing to think when starting something, because that’s when it’s true. It’s true at the beginning. But it’s a terrible thing to believe when putting something on hold, because that’s when it’s a lie. It’s always too late.”
—Stephen Elliot, writer and director