Augusten Burroughs | On Being a Writer

"I can't be a writer" I said "I don't even write. All I do is scribble stuff in notebooks. I don't even know what a verb is or how to type. And you have to read, like, Hemingway to be a writer"

"You don't have to read Hemingway, he's just some fat old drunk man," she said "You just have to take notes like you do already."

"Well, I don't know. I"ll probably end up as a prostitute"

Augusten Burroughs, Running With Scissors.


  1. Story of my life. Is it wrong that my first thought was: "Prostitution would give me the PERFECT material for a novel.".... I need to reassess my state of mind.


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