"Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don't tell anyone ... but when 'Star Wars' first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories--let's call them homages--and you've got a series."

- Star Wars creator George Lucas, in a letter to Lost producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, reported by Zap2it's Rick Porter (H/T Hattie Garlick)