“Miyazaki and I think alike, so when his offer came in I was overjoyed, because I had admired him for years … The characters are the same as I wrote them, but other things are different. Making something visual is so different from making something to read. It takes more time to make something that you see, so he had to cut things out. Howl is less of a drama queen in the film, and more of a hero. It didn’t spoil the essence of Howl.”
- Diana Wynne Jones on Hayao Miyazaki’s Adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle.