Kevin Smith — American Director born on August 02, 1970,

Kevin Patrick Smith is an American actor, filmmaker, and public speaker as well as a comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and podcaster... (wikipedia)

I didn't get into film to win Academy Awards. I wanted to have a conversation with the audience.
When you're an artist, all you're trying to do is self-express.
Any book is a self-help guide if you can take something from it.
Storytelling is my currency. It's my only worth. The only thing of value I have in this life is my ability to tell a story, whether in print, orating, writing it down or having people acting it out.
Haven't two hundred years of failed missionary work overseas taught anybody anything? You can't convert people to anything - whether religion, or something as inane as our flicks.