I'm one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.
I don't find myself lobbying for projects. Filmmakers almost always come to me.
The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It's constantly stimulating, it's like a slap in the face.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
I think I've only done one horror movie, Psycho III. That was a walk in the park compared to a romantic comedy.