I like this quote, thanks for posting it. It seems like everyone wants a job they can sit and send emails at all day at the cost of the art world. Just recently I heard some engineers (I'm an engineer too so try not to give me shit for generalizing) say "we're engineers, we don't need art. Art is stupid" followed by laughter. Seriously made me cringe.
Good for you that you cringed, it shows that you have a soul.
I've heard "artistic" types say similar things about the so-called "hard sciences" - hard meaning things are well quantified, and bullshit is not an ingredient.