• I don't write just to be clever. But sometimes I do. And if you don't have an understanding of the language, then the way in which it's bent doesn't actually register. It's the old you-gotta-paint-like-them-before-you-can-paint-like-you thing.

    "Joss Whedon on Comic Books, Abusing Language and the Joys of Genre". Interview with Adam Rogers, May 3, 2012.