"I was fired from each of the papers listed above and acquired a reputation as one of the world's worst reporters. Inaccuracy seemed to be my besetting sin and impudence - which I could never understand - ran it a close second. I was fired from the World for insulting Henry Ford by asking him for a million dollars. I still think I was right."
- an annotation in a bibliography of Val Lewton's written works compiled by Val Lewton and published in the book The Reality of Terror by Joel E. Siegel