Anthony Bourdain / by Scott Newland

Listening to an excellent and fun discussion between Anthony Bourdain and Chris Hardwick on Monday's "The Nerdist" podcast, I was struck by this quote from Bourdain when he was asked what he valued today versus when he first started out professionally:

"Now, I try... whatever I do, I don't wanna look in the mirror and feel ashamed of what I did the day before.  I mean, I'm trying to be a reasonably decent citizen of the world.  I want to be a good dad.  I want to make ever more creative work and do the best I can at it, have fun, stay interested... and work with interesting people and make beautiful things that I can feel proud of."

Sounds about right to me.