"I've never said I was gay and I've never said that I wasn't. A Lot of people would say that I wasn't because I never do anything about it. What I'm trying to say is that I am a person before I am anything else. Now people come up to you and say, 'I'm a press agent' or 'I'm a writer.' I never say I am a writer. I never say I am an artist."
-- Edward Gorey in an interview with Lisa Solod,
Boston Magazine, September 1980