It seems to me that I have just written something terribly stupid, but I have no time to correct it, as I said; besides, I give myself my word purposely not to correct a single line in this manuscript, even if I notice that I am contradicting myself every five lines.
— Ippolit Terentyev, The Idiot
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
— E.L. Doctorow
''We never worried about how we were gonna get him (Dick Tracy) out (of various dilemmas). If we did, we'd never get him in!"
— Chester Gould, to LIFE Magazine, on writing Dick Tracy
The thing that constantly astonishes me about doing Digger is how things I thought of two seconds before drawing the comic develop such a life of their own. Five hundred pages later, Ed is far and away the most beloved character in Digger, his culture’s been fleshed out in bizarre and intricate ways, but at the time I drew him, he was just some drooling hyena monster that I decided to throw at Digger because I couldn’t get the muzzle right when I tried to draw a bear.