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