Stolen from my friend Guy Gonzalez's Facebook page, that is. He uses it as his personal quote, whereas I use an arcane reference to the Beatles' Christmas record from 1967. Again I say: Sighhhhhh.
"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any."
(Russell Baker is a satirist and memoirist, the author of Growing Up -- which at the time of this posting I haven't read, but now would like to.)