There is a vast and eclectic ocean of cultural works I worship, adore, admire, enjoy, appreciate, critique, or simply consume. Some artistic thoughts deeply affect me; a few strike straight through my heart and soul.
But in all of that massive heap of diverse imaginative expression, there seem to be only two creators to whom I relate as a person, and not as an arts junkie: Woody Allen and Larry David.
I think the below excerpt explains it all:
Paul Dolman: Hey, what's it feel like to have a lot of money?
Larry David: Most days I don't even think about it. But it's better to have it than not. Money can't make you happy, but it can make you happier.
Paul Dolman: Did success help make you happy?
Larry David: Who said I was happy?
From Paul Samuel Dolman's "Hitchhiking with Larry David" (Gotham Books, 2013