From “20 Under 40 Fiction Q. & A.”, The New Yorker:
Did you ever consider not becoming a writer?
Did I ever. Do I ever. For a long time, I thought I would like to be a doctor. Such a good profession. So explicitly good. Never a waste of time. No obstetrician goes home at the end of a long day and says, “I delivered four babies. What’s the point?”
— Jonathan Safran Foer