"Quitting my day job and starting my life as a writer was a tremendous risk. It was a fool's leap, a shot in the dark. But anything of any value in our lives, whether that be a career, a work of art, a relationship, will always start with such a leap. In order to be able to make it, you have to put aside the fear of failing and the desire of succeeding. You have to do these things completely pure; without fear, without desire. Because things that we do without lust or result are the purest actions that we shall ever take."