This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs, and maybe your own mind.
It could mean not eating for three or four days.
It could mean freezing on a park bench.
It could mean jail.
It could mean derision.
It could mean mockery. Isolation.
Isolation is the gift. All the others are tests of your endurance. Of how much you really want to do it. And you'll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it'll be better than anything else you can imagine.
If you're going to try, go all the way.
There's no other feeling like that, you will be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire. You'll ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.
- From Factotum