Writing as a Calling
“Writing is different. Other people get into occupations by accident or design; but writers are born. We have to write. I have to write. I could work at selling motels, or slopping hogs, for fifty years, but if someone asked my occupation, I’d say writer, even if I’d never sold a word. Writers write. Other people talk.” – Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
By W.P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe, New York: Ballantine Books, 1982, 92-93.