„It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.“
— E.L. Doctorow novelist, editor, professor 1931 - 2015
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