"More than once over the years I had told Sandy that if worse came to worst, that if we lost everything and found ourselves without a roof over our heads sitting on the curbstone at Franklin and Vista, we would not be without resources. From a car passing to the east, I would borrow a pad of paper; from a car passing west, I would borrow a pencil. By evening I would have written a story and we would be back in business. I always believed this."
Preston Sturges, in Sandy Sturges’ Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges: His Life in His Words.