The pleasure of not arriving at a title

If you're going to try, go all the way

Otherwise, don't even start

This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs

And maybe your mind

It could mean not eating 3 or 4 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 a test of your endurance of how much you really want to do it

And you'll do it (YOU WILL)

Despite rejection and the worst odds

And it will be better than anything else you could ever imagine

If you're going to try, go all the way

There is no other feeling like that

You'll be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire

You will ride life straight to pure laughter

It's the only good fight there is

Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994