Garry Shandling was on Seinfeld's Comedians and Cars Getting Coffee, season 7, episode 4. They war talking about David Brenner, who'd just died. Jerry remarks that all Brenner's comedy material is gone. Standing thought that was an odd remark to make. And then (at c. 10:24):
Shandling: That material and your material is purely a vehicle for you to express you spirit, and your soul, and your being. And that’s why you’re fantastic. So you keep…Seinfeld: It doesn’t have any value beyond that?Shandling: It doesn’t have any value beyond you expressing yourself spiritually in a very soulful, spiritual way. It’s why you’re on the planet.