“You still intend on becoming a writer?”Harry:
“Well, there are different kinds of writers…just like there are different kinds of everything.
You can become another hack. [a 'goof off'']
It’s easy… peddle soap to housewives. Nothing wrong with peddling soap.
Make a fortune.
But I’ll tell you the only right approach to real writing...
It’s like a hunt.
It’s a hunt in which a man pits his brains against the forces of ignorance and evil.
It’s a lifelong and lonely safari.
The prey he seeks is a truth worth telling…
a faith worth living by…
Something worth spilling your guts about.
He must track it down by himself.
I don’t know if you’ll be one to have the fortitude to stick to it.
To follow the spoor no matter where where it leads…
To what pain and suffering…
through hell and high water.
If you are, God help you.
God pity you. [have compassion for] And good luck.”