You never have creative accidents with a computer—only disasters. In the darkroom interesting things often happen by mistake that you can take advantage of. This never happens on the computer screen.
When you're a kid, you sit and stare for hours at a great record sleeve or a book full of pictures—you want to take photographs so that you can create things that somebody else will want to stare at for hours.
The Creative Photographer : A Complete Guide to Photography by John Ingledew