I heard an interview on the radio a couple of days ago. A local disc jockey was talking to a comedian that was performing in town and asked her if she hung out with other comedians. She said, "You know, comedians don't really like to hang out with other comedians. We're not funny offstage...we're all damaged. We're the dented cans."
And that made me laugh out loud. Because we're all dented cans to some extent. What a great analogy.