"But I don't think life would be nearly as great if we just said, well, that's not true to life, so we're not going to tell those stories. It's like that awful line in Pretty Woman that's so great, when he says, 'What do you want?' and she says, 'I want the fairytale.' And there are a lot of lives out there that people have lived that are very fairytale-ish. Yes, movies exploit that and box it into two hours, and maybe that doesn't seem very realistic. But that's, like, the history of art! We've always needed that. If everything was so cut and dried, it would be 1984, an Orwellian world – which is the best book, by the way – and we'd probably lose a lot of hope. That's why people read Pride and Prejudice again and again. We need that stuff. It's healthy to have that sense of yummy hope. It can't all be this is the harsh reality. What's going to get us out of bed in the morning? I mean, you can't be delusional, but . . . "
— The Guardian