„It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.“

On his writing style
Interview in Writers at Work (1988)
Variant: Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Source: Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews

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novelist, editor, professor 1931 - 2015

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—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

In Churchill by Himself (2008), Appendix I: Red Herrings, ed. Langworth, PublicAffairs, p. 577 ISBN 1586486381; “Commonly ascribed to WSC, even by The Queen (Christmas Message, 1999). What Churchill actually said was ‘The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward’”.
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Variant: Go so far as you can see and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.
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