“There may be nothing after I die but I sure as hell will do the job right while I’m here, even though I’m surrounded by idiots.”
-the Hemingway entity, describing the attitude of a certain type of American author in Joe Haldeman’s “The Hemingway Hoax”. I like to think that describes me too.
When I was in high school I read Hemingway and thought “That’s easy! I can do that”! I have since changgd my mind.