Saturday, June 07, 2008

Quote of the Day: Writing is the hardest way of earning a living

"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators."

--Olin Miller


Foobarista said...

Obviously written by someone who's never worked for a living.

Not sure how writing compares to working in a Chinese coal mine or an Alaskan crab boat, but a writer has a far better chance of seeing the sun rise the next day than either...

Chris said...

Yes, the physical hazards of the writing life are pretty minimal.

I think the bigger issue is that it's difficult for people to earn a living by writing--largely because most people aren't able to add value with their keyboard.